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Earth 2: World's End #3

A large creative roster headed up by writer Daniel H. Wilson team up for a nice looking but very average "Earth 2: World's End" #3, where the heroes fight off Apokolips' forces -- again.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Eduardo Pansica, Jorge Jimenez, Paulo Siqueira, Eber Ferreira, Joe Weems, Jaime Mendoza, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 22nd, 2014

Justice League #35

Lex Luthor holds a press conference because he has joined the Justice League and the League decides to case the event, as written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke in "Justice League" #35.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy, Ray McCarthy, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2014

Batman and Robin #35

"Batman and Robin" #35 alternates between Batman kicking butt on Apokolips, and the Bat-Family doing their best to follow him to the distant world; it's that balance that makes the comic work.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2014

The Names #2

In "The Names" #2 by Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez, Katya teams up with her hostile stepson Philip. Their further inquiries into Kevin Walker's untimely death lead unintentionally to yet another fatality.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 3rd, 2014

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1

Grant Morrison gets the multiverse right in "The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World" #1, an accessible-enough story enriched with DC history, and nicely envisioned by Chris Sprouse and Dave McCaig.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 18th, 2014

Batman: Futures End #1

Ray Fawkes and Scott Snyder deliver a Batman who's broken but not defeated in "Batman: Futures End" #1, along with a couple of surprises that help maintain reader interest, and artist Aco's future world is fittingly cramped and gritty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Aco
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 11th, 2014

Grayson: Futures End #1

In Tom King, Tim Seeley, and Stephen Mooney's "Grayson: Future's End" #1, Dick Grayson has reached the end of his rope... with none other than Helena Bertinelli on the other end.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Stephen Mooney
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 8th, 2014

Justice League #33

"Justice League" #33 has Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke conclude the battle between the League, the Doom Patrol and Lex Luthor, with the new Power Ring trapped at the center of it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2014

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2014

The Names #1

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #16

"New 52: Futures End" #16 welcomes Stormguard to its mix of characters thanks to Jesus Merino on art with a story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2014

Grayson #2

"Grayson" #2 deals with the growing mystery of Spyral and a high-speed cannibal in the second issue of the series written by Tom King and Tim Seeley with are from Mikel Janin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2014

Detective Comics Annual #3

Brian Buccellato, Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn give us a story that nominally ties into "Icarus" but this is a comic that feels a little less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 4th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #13

"New 52: Futures End" #13 is a meandering, impenetrable and stagnant chapter in this weekly series, notable only for Patrick Zircher's pleasing artwork that props up Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 4th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta #1

Stories include corporate superheroes, a tale of teenage loss, snowed-in sibling rivalry and more in "Vertigo Quarterly Magenta."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rachel Deering, Carla Berrocal, Jody Houser, Annie Mok, Peter Milligan, Rian Hughes, Michael Moreci, Ryan K. Lindsay, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Matteo Scalera, Carla Berrocal, Nathan Fox, Dawson Walker, Rufus Dayglo, Rian Hughes, Andrea Mutti, Tommy Lee Edwards, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 1st, 2014

Batman and Robin #33

The Justice League make an appearance in "Batman and Robin" #33, sharing their thoughts with Batman in this story written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2014

Grayson #1

Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin give Dick Grayson a whole new world and mission with issue #1 of DC's new series, "Grayson."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 10th, 2014

Batman and Ra's al Ghul #32

"Batman and Ra's al Ghul" #32 has Batman finally confront Ra's over the theft of Damian and Talia's corpses, but Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason still have some tricks up their sleeves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #5

"The New 52: Futures End" #5 breaks down the Firestorm matrix and dials up the latest Terrifitech creation while Grifter lies helpless, in enemy hands.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 5th, 2014

All-Star Western #31

Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray show their usual excellent storytelling skill in "All-Star Western" #31, but their Madame .44 backup doesn't have the same vibe, but Staz Johnson and Jose Luis Garcia-López make both look great.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Staz Johnson, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 29th, 2014

Nightwing #30

Dick Grayson's time as a grown-up sidekick draws to a close in "Nightwing" #30 from writers Tim Seeley and Tom King and a slew of artists.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Javier Garron, Jorge Lucas, Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2014

Batman and Frankenstein #31

Doug Mahnke steps in to draw Frankenstein's reunion with Batman in Peter J. Tomasi's "The Hunt for Robin" story in "Batman and Frankenstein" #31.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Justice League United #1

"Justice League United" #1 picks up right where #0 left off, but Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone's new series is still busy assembling the team. There are some little bits that are fun, but on the whole it's slow-moving.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 14th, 2014

Superman: Doomed #1

Superman scribes Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak and Charles Soule team up for an emotionless and tentative introduction to the latest crossover in "Superman: Doomed" #1, which at least has some interesting ideas illustrated by Ken Lashley.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak, Charles Soule
Artists:
Ken Lashley
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 14th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan #1

Focusing a series of anthology one-shots on the four colors used for CMYK printing sounds odd, but "Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan" is off to a strong start with many good stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Shaun Simon, Joe Keatinge, Lee Garbett, Jock, Amy Chu, Monty Nero, Cris Peter, Ana Koehler, Robert Rodi, James Tynion IV, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Tony Akins, Ken Garing, Jock, Alitha Martinez, Al Davison, Ana Koehler, Javi Fernandez, Martin Morazzo, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 1st, 2014

Secret Origins #1

For long-time superhero readers, let's be perfectly clear: you are not the target audience for "Secret Origins" #1. This is a book squarely aimed at those brand-new to the genre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Hi-Fi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2014

Justice League United

Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone launch a new-but-not-really title in the Justice League stable with "Justice League United" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 24th, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #7

"Superman/Wonder Woman" #7 serves both as epilogue to the last storyline and prologue to the next one around the bend, but Charles Soule and the art team juggle the different balls fairly well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Eddy Barrows, Barry Kitson, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Jim Zub, Andrew Coelho, and Scott Hanna are all about Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller" #1, which finds her dropped into an unexpected and dangerous situation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Andre Coelho, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
March 28th, 2014

Batman and Aquaman #29

The hunt for Robin is on in "Batman and Aquaman" #29, as Batman begins a globe-spanning search for Damian and Talia's bodies. First stop? Aquaman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2014

Green Arrow #29

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 brings multiple elements of their storyline together as "The Outsiders War" continues, and a hero falls in battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 7th, 2014

Batman and Two-Face #28

Batman continues to co-headline this comic book as Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason bring us "Batman and Two-Face" #28.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 19th, 2014

Trillium #6

Nika and William come closer to discovering why reality feels so off -- and why their supposed "delusions" feel so real in Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 10th, 2014

Nightwing #27

"Nightwing" #27 wraps up (for now) the Marionette story, and Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards remind us why there's still a great deal of life left in the Nightwing character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2014

Detective Comics #27

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Barr, Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Sean Murphy, Bryan Hitch, Ian Bertram, Neal Adams, Guillem March, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 9th, 2014

Batman and Two-Face #26

"Batman and Two-Face" #26 continues to mix past and present, but it's the series of half-faces throughout the comic courtesy Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason that might catch your attention the most.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2013

Worlds' Finest #18

"Worlds' Finest" #18 has Paul Levitz and R.B. Silva tell a story of Power Girl's superpowers fluctuating, even as Huntress makes a strong case for being successful without any special abilities.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, R.B. Silva, Joe Weems
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 13th, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #3

Wonder Woman just wants her and Superman to have a nice Christmas, but Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel put a little General Zod under the tree in "Superman/Wonder Woman" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 11th, 2013

Trillium #5

Jeff Lemire gives his dual-pronged, sci-fi story an unneeded but nonetheless engaging shake-up in "Trillium" #5, but the gimmicky storytelling and unconventional art style hamper his ability fully stretch out and properly convey his story artist

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 9th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #25

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #25's conclusion to its Clayface story feels slightly anticlimactic, but Alex Maleev's art is ultimately a good enough reason to pick up this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 2nd, 2013

The Flash #25

"The Flash" #25 has art from Chris Sprouse and Francis Manapul, in a story written by Manapul and Brian Buccellato that focuses on Barry Allen's involvement in "Zero Year."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Francis Manapul, Karl Story, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #25

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason shift the spotlight off of Batman's grief in "Batman and Two-Face" #25, giving the Dark Knight a problem shaped to his talents and abilities.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 22nd, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #2

Superman and Wonder Woman prepare themselves for an imminent new threat that brings them up against Superman's past and Wonder Woman's family in Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel's "Superman Wonder Woman" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 18th, 2013

Nightwing #25

As the "Zero Year" power outage hits "Nightwing" #25, Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards give us a Dick Grayson still in the circus who learns a bit about friendship in a time of need.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Trillium #4

Worlds (and times) collide with devastating results in Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #4.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire,
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 11th, 2013

Action Comics #25

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder take over "Action Comics" just in time for a tie-in to "Zero Year," but don't worry if you aren't reading "Batman." "Action Comics" #25 stands well on its own and is a strong debut

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #24

"Batman and Two-Face" #24, is a moderately clever look at Two-Face that doesn't feature much of Batman, and is elevated by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray's art in some places while hampered in others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 21st, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #1

"Superman/Wonder Woman" #1 by Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel works better as a straightforward superhero team-up than as a love story and is padded with full page illustrations, but this first issue will make readers want more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 14th, 2013

Forever Evil #2

"This world is ours" is the declarative on every electronics screen when Geoff Johns and David Finch open up "Forever Evil" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2013

Aquaman #23.1

In "Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta" by Tony Bedard, Geoff Johns and Claude St. Aubin, Black Manta is broken out of Belle Reve and considers his offer from the Crime Syndicate's with characteristic cold and near-silent single-mindedness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 16th, 2013
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