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The Flash #14

"The Flash" #14 still looks beautiful, but it's time for Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato to start wrapping up some storylines before adding more (like a gorilla invasion) into the mix.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

Catwoman #14

It's Catwoman vs. The Joker (but only sort of) in Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #14.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordie Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 23rd, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

Swamp Thing Annual #1

If it's a 5-week month, it's time for DC Comics to break out the Annuals; this time, Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, Becky Cloonan, and Andrew Belanger use "Swamp Thing Annual" #1 to tell the first meeting between Alec and Abby.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andrew Belanger, Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 1st, 2012

Catwoman #13

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval bring a heist involving a massive chess game in "Catwoman" #13, which ends up being much more interesting than the "Death of the Family" prelude portion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2012

Team 7 #1

After Zero Month, Justin Jordan and Ron Frenz have a weak follow-up with "Team 7" #1 that misses the mark on both character and art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Ron Frenz, Jesús Merino, Marlo Alquiza, Drew Geraci, José Marzan, Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 15th, 2012

Worlds' Finest #5

Jerry Ordway and Wes Craig step in to help out with the art chores on a fairly unspectacular "Worlds' Finest" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
George Perez, Jerry Ordway, Wes Craig, Serge Lapointe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2012

Red Lanterns

"Red Lanterns" #0 relies on violent goriness and a compressed tale to tell the origin of Atrocitus. It's fitting for the title but falls short of expectations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Cincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 27th, 2012

DC Universe Presents

With five stories, "DC Universe Presents" #0 should have been fun, but instead it's a reminder why some of these characters already had their titles cancelled.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio, James Robinson, Rob Liefeld, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish, Tom Denerick, Marat Mychaels, Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2012

Nightwing

"Nightwing" #0 might have been more true to itself if it was titled "Robin" #0 or even "Grayson" #0. Dick Grayson's crime-fighting origin is here, but his decision to become Nightwing is not.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 19th, 2012

Batman and Robin

In "Batman and Robin" #0, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason expound on the New 52 origins of Damian Wayne.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Worlds' Finest

A disconnect between the writing and art keeps Paul Levitz and Kevin Maguire's "Worlds' Finest" #0 from fulfilling its potential.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 10th, 2012

Phantom Lady and Doll Man #1

"Phantom Lady and Doll Man" #1 has Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Cat Staggs, and Tom Derenick serve up a new origin for the duo of crime fighters, but most of it feels rather slow and a little too by-the-book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Cat Staggs, Tom Derenick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 30th, 2012

The Flash Annual #1

"The Flash Annual" #1 comes close to hitting some strong beats but quickly devolves into a superpowered shambles seen too many times before as the Flash fights the Rogues.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Scott Kolins, Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert, Marcio Takara, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 30th, 2012

National Comics: Looker #1

Looker, formerly of the Outsiders, gets a second chance in "National Comics: Looker #1." Unfortunately, the one-shot doesn't give enough to let her shine.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Mike S. Miller
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 30th, 2012

Red Lanterns #12

"Red Lanterns" #12 does a nice job of tucking in some loose ends and providing a point for the characters, creators and readers to refocus.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Worlds' Finest #3

The adventures of Huntress and Power Girl continue in "Worlds' Finest" #3 with fantabulous art from George Pérez and Kevin Maguire.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
George Pérez, Scott Koblish, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2012

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1

In "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" #1, Adam finds himself troubled by dreams of a faraway land with a castle and a foe with a menacing visage.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Philip Tan, Ruy José, LeBeau Underwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2012

Teen Titans #10

"Teen Titans" takes (mostly) a break from the angst, which is a nice change, and starts to finally feel like a team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 2nd, 2012

Batman and Robin #10

The idea behind "Batman and Robin" #10 is a good one, but the execution is a little uneven.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 15th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

"Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #1 looks beautiful, but there's not much behind the great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein
Artists:
Amanda Conner, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Earth 2 #2

"Earth 2" #2 introduces no less than four refreshed DC concepts and characters including the new Alan Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 7th, 2012

Action Comics #10

Grant Morrison takes "Action Comics" into a flashback that doesn't mesh with present day stories, but is intriguing nonetheless.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, CAFU
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2012

Nightwing #9

"Night of the Owls" continues in "Nightwing" #9

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Andres Guinaldo, Eber Ferreria, Ruy Jose, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 18th, 2012

Catwoman #9

"Catwoman" enters "Night of the Owls" from an oblique angle, but it works.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 18th, 2012

Mystery In Space #1

"Mystery in Space" is a truly mixed bag from start to finish.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Duane Swierczyski, Andy Diggle, Ming Doyle, Ann Nocenti, Nnedi Okorafor, Steve Orlando, Robert Rodi, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Allred
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Davide Gianfelice, Ming Doyle, Fred Harper, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Francesco Trifogli, Sebastian Fiumara, Kyle Baker, Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 14th, 2012

Worlds' Finest #1

George Pérez, Kevin Maguire and Paul Levitz: World's Finest. Except the title has shifted the apostrophe and allegedly refers to Huntress and Power Girl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
George Pérez, Scott Koblish, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 2nd, 2012

Blackhawks #8

"Blackhawks" #8 finishes the series with an encounter against AI villain Mother Machine.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Cafu, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 27th, 2012

Superman #8

The New 52 brought the worlds of Wildstorm into the DC Universe, so naturally that leads to Superman fighting Helspont.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 27th, 2012

Birds of Prey #8

The Birds of Prey getting into a fight that includes blowing up most of a building, and they learn the painful secret Dinah's been carrying.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 19th, 2012

Birds of Prey #7

"Birds of Prey" #7 delivers shocking moments and great character interaction mixed among some very warped spandex crime.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 26th, 2012

Nightwing #7

"Nightwing" #7 is the best issue of the series yet, wrapping up the initial storyline and segueing into the Court of Owls crossover event with aplomb.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Gerlado Borges, Eber Ferreira, Paulo Sigueira
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 23rd, 2012

Superboy #7

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Tom DeFalco
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean, Iban Coello
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 15th, 2012

Huntress #6

Marcus To brings some brilliant art, but the story doesn't quite rise to match the talent available.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 9th, 2012

Action Comics #7

Superman tussles with the Collector and gets a new suit, too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Brad Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 7th, 2012

Birds of Prey #6

The Birds finally get toward the bottom of the mysterious sleeper agents but are they too late?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 20th, 2012

Nightwing #6

Haly’s Circus has a stop in Austin, Texas and Nightwing makes some new friends.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Geraldo Borges
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 16th, 2012

Superboy #6

Superboy meet Supergirl. Supergirl, this is Superboy. Neither one of you can understand the other, so why don’t you just fight?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Tom DeFalco
Artists:
R. B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 13th, 2012

Batwing #6

"Batwing" is losing some air-speed as the initial storyline begins to drag.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Brian Reber
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 2nd, 2012

Action Comics #6

Superman visits his past to safeguard his future.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Andy Kubert, ChrisCross, John Dell
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 1st, 2012

Nightwing #5

It's voodoo time! (But not the comic book character named Voodoo. Just regular voodoo.)

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Paulo Siqueira, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2012

Birds of Prey #5

No, you didn't miss an issue; the Birds of Prey are just as confused as you are.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2012

Superboy #5

There are still some rough edges to "Superboy," but it's turned into a fun little book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 11th, 2012

Action Comics #5

If you're going to temporarily suspend your storyline for a two-parter by a guest artist, "Action Comics" #5 is the way to do it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 4th, 2012

Superman #4

Unlike a fine wine, "Superman" is not improving with age.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
George Perez
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2011

The Flash #4

Mob Rule's origin is sufficiently creepy, but it's the art in "The Flash" that will blow your mind.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 28th, 2011

Birds of Prey #4

Batgirl stops by to help the Birds against a foe they’re having a hard time finding.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 22nd, 2011

Legion Lost #4

Dawnstar is the focal character for this issue of “Legion Lost,” but the others get plenty of panel time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2011

Action Comics #4

Earth is being invaded and its only hope is an alien! Guess they wish they hadn’t tortured Superman so much now, eh?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Sean Parsons, Brad Walker
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2011

Superman #3

The present day adventures of Superman continue as the Man of Steel fights a menace he can’t see!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
George Pérez
Artists:
George Pérez, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2011
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