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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

The Flash #23.2

"The Flash" #23.2 should please regular readers of the series, as Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato, and Scott Hepburn pick up directly from "The Flash" #23 as they give the origin of the all-new Reverse-Flash.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

Earth 2 #15.1

Darkseid's most dedicated lackey, Desaad, takes center stage in a Paul Levitz written story that Yildiray Cinar draws for "Earth 2 #15.1: Desaad."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2013

Action Comics #23.1

Writer Michael Alan Nelson turns Cyborg Superman into a flat and soulless character with a contrived origin in "Action Comics" #23.1, but at least artist Mike Hawthorne makes the character look villainous and the issue pleasing overall.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Mike Hawthorne
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 5th, 2013

Batman and Nightwing #23

Bruce continues to wade through the cycles of grief after Damian's death in Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 22nd, 2013

Trillium #1

Writer and artist Jeff Lemire launches a fascinating first issue in "Trillium" #1 with an unusual storytelling choice that really pays off.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 7th, 2013

Superman Annual #2

Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund make "Superman Annual" #2 look nice, but Scott Lobdell's rather pedestrian and low-key story combined with a misplaced backup from another title give readers little reason to bother with this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Frank Hannah
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Tom Derenick, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 2nd, 2013

The Flash #22

"The Flash" #22 delivers yet another visual spectacle from Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato that includes Iris West going on a high-speed run with the scarlet speedster.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 29th, 2013

Justice League Dark #22

Poor "Justice League Dark" #22 by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin -- still floundering and trying desperately to become the great book it so wants to be -- gets drawn into the latest company crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 25th, 2013

Batman and Robin #22

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason get so much right in "Batman and Catwoman" #22 that it's enough to wish for an ongoing title featuring the pair.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 21st, 2013

Nightwing #22

Kyle Higgins and Will Conrad give the Prankster a bit more of a bite in "Nightwing" #22, when Nightwing learns the hard way what happens when you don't personally drop off the defeated villain with the police.

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

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #2

"The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires" #2 by Art Baltazar, Franco and Ig Guara expands on the world of a team of outrageously wealthy teenagers as they try to buy fame, power and personal fulfillment in the DCU.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 1st, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" #21 from Justin Jordan and Brad Walker truly does focus on the New Guardians, left to pick up after their predecessors came in a sandwich and a pickle short of a picnic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2013

Batman and Batgirl #21

As the retitled "Batman and Robin" continues with guest-star Batgirl, this latest step through the five stages of grief (courtesy Peter J. Tomasi and Cliff Richards) feels more like just "Batgirl" without "Batman and."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Mark Irwin, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Constantine #4

"Constantine" #4 has Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire and Fabiano Neves bring Papa Midnite into the DC Universe, but the resulting conflict feels seriously muted and without any of the menace surrounding John Constantine.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Fabiano Neves
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2013

Earth 2 Annual #1

As one of his last acts of world-building, James Robinson introduces a new Batman for this world in "Earth 2 Annual" #1, drawn by Cafu and Julius Gopez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Cafu, Julius Gopez, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2013

The Flash #20

"The Flash" #20 has Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato kick off their Reverse-Flash story, even as Barry Allen's life starts (finally) moving forward and in a good direction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 27th, 2013

Nightwing #20

"Nightwing" #20 continues the Chicago adventure, and in making it feel like a different city I'd say Kyle Higgins and Brett Booth are succeeding, even as the Prankster still feels curiously flat.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 17th, 2013

Batman and Red Hood #20

Batman keeps working through the death of Damian (hint: he's not taking it well) in Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason's ongoing. Meanwhile, Carrie Kelly seems primed to be the next Robin -- unless there's something more going on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
May 10th, 2013

Worlds' Finest #12

Paul Levitz and a bevy of artists continue to document the misdeeds of Desaad as he tries to dismantle the life and career of Karen Starr in the pages of "Worlds' Finest" #12.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire, Geraldo Borges, Robson Rocha, J. P. Mayer, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2013

The Movement #1

Gail Simone and Freddie E. Williams III try their very best to sell readers on the new characters and concepts introduced in "The Movement" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 2nd, 2013

Nightwing #19

In "Nightwing" #19 writer Kyle Higgins sends Nightwing to Chicago and welcomes Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund to the art chores.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 22nd, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #3

"Justice League of America's Vibe" #3 brings Sterling Gates onboard as the new regular writer while Kid Flash makes an appearance to provide Vibe with some field testing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons, Fabiano Neves
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 18th, 2013

Batman and Robin #19

With Damian Wayne buried and Batman rudderless, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason call upon former wards, longtime allies and newfound friends to try and find a match in "Batman and Red Robin" #19.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 12th, 2013

Constantine #2

John Constantine makes acquaintances with Mister E., who makes his debut while the Spectre also materializes with a whopper of a warning in "Constantine" #2 by Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Renato Guedes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 10th, 2013

Action Comics #19

Andy Diggle and Tony S. Daniel jump onboard "Action Comics" #19 and make a nice debut, except Diggle also unfortunately makes this both his first and last issue of "Action Comics."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 4th, 2013

Detective Comics #19

"Detective Comics" #19 is also the 900th issue of the series, and to celebrate John Layman and Jason Fabok not only unleash an army of Man-Bats, but welcome in a plethora of back-up stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea, Mikel Janin, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2013

Justice League Dark #18

Magic proves too unwieldy and obscure to feel like a satisfying story in the latest "Justice League Dark" by Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire, and Mikel Janin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 31st, 2013

Time Warp #1

"Time Warp" delivers nine stories by fantastic talent like Damon Lindelof, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt among others. And, yes, there are dinosaurs. And Adolf Hitler. Not at the same time, though.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Damon Lindelof, Tom King, Gail Simone, Simon Spurrier, Toby Litt, Peter Milligan, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett
Artists:
Jeff Lemire, Tom Fowler, Gael Bertrand, Michael Dowling, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, M. K. Perker, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 28th, 2013

Nightwing #18

"Requiem" for a fallen Robin hits the pages of "Nightwing" #18 where Kyle Higgins and Juan José Ryp depict the emotional conundrum the former Robin faces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp, Roger Bonet, Juan Albarran
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 21st, 2013

Action Comics #18

Grant Morrison and Rags Morales hand in their final work with Superman in "Action Comics" #18 with marvelous assistance from Brad Walker, Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Rags Morales, Brad Walker, Cam Smith, Andrew Hennessy, Chris Sprouse
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 21st, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #2

"Justice League of America's Vibe" #2 may have an awkward title, but it's starting to build up a path of its own as we see more of Vibe's family, both super-powered and real-life.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Pete Woods, Andres Guinaldo, Sean Parsons, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2013

Batman #18

With the recent death of Damian Wayne, "Batman" #18's focus on Harper Row from Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert, James Tynion IV, and Alex Maleev is bound to attract additional attention.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 2013

Worlds' Finest #10

Huntress pauses to mourn her "not-quite-brother" Damian Wayne in "Worlds' Finest" #10 from Paul Levitz and Kevin Maguire.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 8th, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #1

In the DC Universe, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Pete Woods define Detroit as a gateway to Apokolips and introduce the New 52's Vibe in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 20th, 2013

Earth 2 #9

Writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott serve up the prologue to Dr. Fate's New 52 debut in "Earth 2" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 7th, 2013

Batman and Robin Annual #1

In "Batman and Robin Annual" #1, Peter Tomasi, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes take Bruce Wayne on a scavenger hunt that retraces a trip that his parents took decades ago, while another mystery unfolds back in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 4th, 2013

Red Lanterns #16

"Red Lanterns" #16 from Peter Milligan with art by Andres Guinaldo delivers the final tie-in chapter between this title and the "Rise of the Red Lanterns" event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2013

Batman Incorporated #7

"Batman Incorporated" #7 has Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's series enter its second half as all of Leviathan's plans begin to trigger, and the only one who can stop them is... Damian?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 31st, 2013

Catwoman #16

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #16 gets some things right but also continues to get far too much wrong four issues into their creative pairing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

Sweet Tooth #40

"Sweet Tooth" #40 from Jeff Lemire draws the acclaimed series to a close with grace and flare, giving Gus one more battle to fight and one more future to face.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2013

Flash #15

"The Flash" #15 provides Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato (with an assist from Marcus To) to peer into the future in search of the outcome of the "Gorilla Warfare" storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Ryan Winn, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2013

Nightwing #15

If the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse is getting you down, don't worry: Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows's "Nightwing" #15 will make you feel better, because you don't work in a circus being attacked by the Joker.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 20th, 2012

Batman and Robin #15

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set Damian after the Joker, making for an interesting read in this "Death of a Family" tie-in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2012
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