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Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5

Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson's "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #5 is a well-scripted and beautifully visualized turning point, though it's blemished by the unnecessary mini-comic that accompanies it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 28th, 2016

Hellboy in Hell #10

Mike Mignola once said that the events of "Hellboy in Hell" #10 felt impossible to escape, and -- as he closes up shop on his long-running creation -- the inevitability is both deadening and uplifting at the same time.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 2nd, 2016

Hellboy in Hell #9

"Hellboy in Hell" #9 enters its final phase as Mike Mignola flashes back to Hellboy's time in Mexico even as our hero prepares to truly embrace his destiny in the underworld.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 4th, 2016

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4

Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson hit their stride in "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #4, where the Man of Steel falls but Batman rises to face a genuinely intimidating threat.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 28th, 2016

Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man #1

Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg refine their pulp hero formula down to a storytelling science in "Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Karen O'Brien
April 11th, 2016

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond the Fences #2

Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera's "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond the Fences" #2 is like a nice, warm bath: a comforting way to unwind, relax and enjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 25th, 2016

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3 enters some deliberately uncomfortable territory as Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr. ramp up the religious extremist imagery during Batman's search for allies

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr., Frank Miller
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

The Dark and Bloody #1

Shawn Aldridge and Scott Godlewski establish the characters than the horror in "The Dark and Bloody" #1, although the arrival of the horrific menace disrupts the issue as much as enhancing it.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Shawn Aldridge
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 11th, 2016

Abe Sapien #31

Mike Mignola, Scott Allie and Sebastian Fiumara's "Abe Sapien" #31 gives us a follow up to last month's history of occultism and plunges us into the depths of the Black School as Strobl learns more about Abe Sapien's origins.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 11th, 2016

Hellboy Winter Special 2016 #1

"Hellboy Winter Special 2016" has some interesting winter-themed stories from a variety of creators, but almost all of them feel like they aren't quite the right length.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Chris Roberson, Chelsea Cain, Dean Rankine
Artists:
Tim Sale, Michael Walsh, Michael Avon Oeming, Dean Rankine
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 29th, 2016

Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana #1

"Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana" #1 offers up two full-length stories by Brian Buccellato, Mike W. Barr, Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend and Diogenes Neves, but neither are as compelling as they could be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato, Mike W. Barr
Artists:
Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, Diogenes Neves
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 27th, 2016

Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1

"Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis" has a solid premise and intriguing artwork from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula, but this is a one-shot that will make readers wish it had been spread across two issues instead.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 31st, 2015

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2

As "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #2 heats up, Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson remind us that a chase scene can be just as gripping as exposition.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 23rd, 2015

Jacked #1

Eric Kripke and John Higgins's "Jacked" #1 feels like the start of a new television series, and -- based on what we see here about a man who finds pills that transform his life -- you'd definitely tune back in the next week.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Eric Kripke
Artists:
John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 25th, 2015

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert join Frank Miller and Klaus Janson for "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #1, establishing a strong but tentative middle ground between the two previous series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 23rd, 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - The Phantom Hand & The Kelpie #1

Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck give readers more Hellboy adventures in "Hellboy and the B. P. R. D.: 1953 - The Phantom Hand & the Kelpie."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Ben Stenbeck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 28th, 2015

Survivors' Club #1

Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen have big ideas in their script for "Survivors' Club" #1, but it's Ryan Kelly's visuals that evoke a sense of horror above all else as six survivors of occult events are brought together.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2015

Hellboy in Hell #8

Mike Mignola not only revisits part of Hellboy's past, but also shows us the future of Hell as "The Hounds of Pluto" concludes in "Hellboy in Hell" #8.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 23rd, 2015

Abe Sapien #25

"Abe Sapien" #25 teases answers, but Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara and Tyler Crook's comic is short on plot while big on atmosphere.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 17th, 2015

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life #1

"Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life" lets Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Troy Nixey and Kevin Nowlan bring us to a story of crime and kidnapping with a Christmas theme, just in time for an end of July release.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Troy Nixey, Kevin Nowlan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2015

Wytches #6

From the first page of "Wytches" #6, Scott Snyder, Jock, Matt Hollingsworth and Clem Robins let readers know "this is not an ending."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #5

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #5 brings the miniseries to a close and, while Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Alex Maleev's story is fun, it's ultimately a little disposable.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2015

Wytches #5

"Wytches" #5 continues Scott Snyder, Jock and Matt Hollingsworth's trend of creating dark, dirty, claustrophobic series that lurk in the corner of your eye.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 26th, 2015

Strange Sports Stories #1

"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez, Amy Chu, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez, Tana Ford, Christopher Mitten, Amei Zhao
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 23rd, 2015

The Kitchen #4

The girls make a new deal and their husbands come home in Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle's "The Kitchen" #4.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 23rd, 2015

Frankenstein Underground #1

No stranger to monstrous characters, writer Mike Mignola presents Victor Frankenstein's original creation to readers in "Frankenstein Underground" #1 while Ben Stenbeck provides the artwork.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Ben Stenbeck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 17th, 2015

Wytches #4

Charlie's attacker contacts him again, and Sailor navigates the wytches' burrow in Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #4.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 9th, 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #2 continues Hellboy's first mission with the Bureau and, while Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story feels slight and slow-moving, Alex Maleev's art is as stunning as ever.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 12th, 2015

The Kitchen #2

"The Kitchen" #2 still has a slightly slow pace but a good concept from Ollie Masters as mob wives take over their husbands' business; the real star of the show, though, is Ming Doyle's art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 19th, 2014

Drifter #2

Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein"Drifter" #2 is a gorgeous sci-fi book filled with fantastic concepts and a reluctant, complex protagonist on the run from everything.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Nic Klein
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 18th, 2014

Wytches #3

Scott Snyder adds a real-life kind of horror to the supernatural, continuing to evolve the story in "Wytches" #3, while Jock and Matt Hollingsworth make add a sort of surreal haziness to the mood that makes the whole thing even scarier.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 17th, 2014

Wytches #2

In "Wytches" #2 by Scott Snyder and Jock, Sailor's neck injury leads her to go into the woods to confront the source of her torment.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 17th, 2014

The Kitchen #1

In "The Kitchen" #1 by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, Kath, Raven and Angie's husbands are in the can and Kath surprises the other two in how far she's willing to go to keep the money coming in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 14th, 2014

Drifter #1

Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein waste no time engaging readers in "Drifter" #1, even if Brandon's story backs off a bit later on, in a story that is nonetheless an interesting and beautiful looking western/sci-fi mashup.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Nic Klein
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 12th, 2014

The Multiversity: The Just #1

Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1 takes the concept of legacy heroes to its natural conclusion, as ennui-filled hipsters can't see what's coming even as it's about to destroy them.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2014

Abe Sapien #17

"Abe Sapien" #17 features the conclusion of Abe's return to the town where his second transformation began, but the story feels curiously anticlimactic, even as Sebastian Fiumara's art dazzles.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2014

Wytches #1

After a bullying episode ends tragically, the Rooks family moves to a new town to leave those terrible memories behind -- only to encounter something far more sinister in Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 12th, 2014

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #122 is advertised as a good starting point for new readers, but sadly I think Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Joe Querio did so by ignoring the existing audience.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Joe Querio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 25th, 2014

The Strain: The Night Eternal #1

Ephraim, Nora and Vasily must navigate The Master's new world order in Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston's "The Strain: The Night Eternal" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham
Artists:
Mike Huddleston
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 25th, 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

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1

"Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland" #1 has a wonderfully long name, and an equally long amount of set-up time in this first issue. Fortunately, Tyler Crook's art saves the day.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kim Newman, Maura McHugh
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 23rd, 2014

Abe Sapien #13

"Abe Sapien" #13 has Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and Sebastian Fiumara take Abe and his new friend Grace into a bad situation, while Guy Davis comes back to draw a flashback bonus story.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, Guy Davis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 13th, 2014

Hellboy in Hell #6

The story in "Hellboy in Hell" #6 is good but lacking a tiny bit of spark, and unfortunately it's probably connected to Mike Mignola's art this month.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
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, Javier Fernandez, Martin Morazzo, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 1st, 2014

Abe Sapien #10

"Abe Sapien" #10 has Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and Max Fiumara continue to turn up the horror levels in the book, as monsters both unnatural and human alike move through Arizona.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 12th, 2014

Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1

"Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster" #1 promises big changes to Lobster Johnson in this miniseries from Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, but right now it's Tonci Zonjic's art that's the attraction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 5th, 2014

Hellboy in Hell #5

"Hellboy in Hell" #5 has Mike Mignola's new series return with a one-off story about a lost soul, and which reminds that the comic tell all sorts of stories, so long as they're set in Hell.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2013

Abe Sapien #6

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie story in "Abe Sapien" #6 is a little slow and drawn out, but the gorgeous art by Sebastian Fiumara drawing Mayan legends is easily worth the cover price.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2013

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #111

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #111 has John Arcudi, Mike Mignola, and Tyler Crook continue to bring the scattered characters closer together, but it's up for debate on if Liz Sherman or Fenix is in more trouble right now.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Mike Mignola
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 19th, 2013

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #2

The conclusion of "A Scent of Lotus" sees Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story wrapped up a bit too quickly, but Sebastian Fiumara's art takes all the time it needs.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 23rd, 2013
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