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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego #1

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's "Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego" #1 is a fun and self-deprecating romp as one of comics' craziest characters makes her way to comics' most high-profile event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
John Timms, Marco Failla, Javier Garron, Damion Scott, Robert Campanella, Dave Johnson, Amanda Conner, Stephane Roux, Paul Pope
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 18th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #4

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #4 puts the farmhouse of Pearl Jones in the line of a vampiric twister as the series created by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continues to get spookier.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2014

Batman Eternal #10

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 12th, 2014

Tech Jacket #1

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Khary Randolph
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 12th, 2014

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

When a botched heist lands Black Canary in a whole lot more trouble than she bargained for, she turns to her old friend Zatanna for help in Paul Dini and Joe Quinones' "Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
May 26th, 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

American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque lull you into a false sense of security in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2, as Pearl continues to investigate the mysterious new vampire breed.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 gives readers a perfect jumping on point to join Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque as they return to the adventures of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2014

Ghost #2

"Ghost" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Sebela, Ryan Sook and Drew Johnson remind readers that a deal with the devil is one that's not to be trusted, even as a serial killer inches closer to a new prey.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ryan Sook, Drew Johnson, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 14th, 2014

Animal Man #28

As the series starts to wind to a close, "Animal Man" #28 has Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque wrap up the Brother Blood storyline, even as the book doesn't lose sight of its focus on family.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 24th, 2014

Indestructible Hulk #18

"Inhumanity" hits the Hulk close to home as one of his colleagues is affected by the Terrigen bomb in this story written by Mark Waid with art from Jheremy Raapack, Miguel Sepulveda and Tom Grummett.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jheremy Raapack, Miguel Sepulveda, Tom Grummett
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 24th, 2014

Indestructible Hulk #17.INH

"Indestructible Hulk" #17.INH gets drawn into the "Inhumanity" event, but Mark Waid, Clay Mann, Seth Mann and Miguel Sepulveda present more than a, "Wow, is that an Inhuman?" level of tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 20th, 2013

Ghost #1

"Ghost" #1 from Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Sebela and Ryan Sook is a supernatural adventure trimmed with mystery.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ryan Sook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 18th, 2013

Indestructible Hulk Annual #1

"Indestructible Hulk Annual" #1 by Jeff parker and Mahmud Asrar is a Hulk/Iron Man teamup story set in a remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It's "Science Bros" meets "The Island of Dr. Moreau," except with only one monst

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 6th, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #16

Mahmud Asrar joins Mark Waid to handle the art chores for "Indestructible Hulk"#16 as Bruce Banner tries to get himself and his big green friend back on track to do the most good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 2nd, 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

Animal Man #25

"Animal Man" #25 takes Buddy and Ellen Baker to the Hollywood Screen Awards where Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque throw some frightening surprises at them.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 25th, 2013

Detective Comics #25

"Detective Comics" #25 by John Layman, Jason Fabok and Jorge Lucas has a pair of Jim Gordon stories. The backup story, "Troubled Waters," flows directly out of "Whistleblower Blues," a Zero Year tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 11th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #24

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #24 feels like a Villains Month issue that got bumped in favor of another team, and that's a shame because Gregg Hurwitz and Alex Maleev's Clayface spotlight is the superior one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2013

Animal Man #24

Jeff Lemire and incoming artist Rafael Albuquerque give us the rise of Brother Blood in "Animal Man" #24, even as the Hollywood Screen Awards begin to kick off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 21st, 2013

Batman #24

Batman finally meets up with the Red Hood Gang in "Batman" #24 with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo providing an adventure for a new era with a truly impressive oversized issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.2

The Court of the Owls takes over James Tynion IV and Jorge Lucas's "Batman and Robin" #23.2 for DC Comic's Villain's Month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 16th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.2 gives Jason Masters a full issue to draw, and that's the big attraction here, even as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti try to tweak Mr. Freeze's motivations in the New 52.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #23 continues the battle against Clayface, but knowing that there's still more to come from Gregg Hurwitz and Alex Maleev is what makes this issue ultimately work well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 30th, 2013

American Vampire Anthology #1

"American Vampire Anthology" #1 reminds readers why Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's creation is so beloved as more than a score of the comics' industry's biggest names contribute to the legend of Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey, Ivo Milazzo, Ray Fawkes, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, JP Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2013

Batman #23

The third installment of "Zero Year" from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo edges readers closer to the rise of Batman in "Batman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2013

Batman #22

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue the latest retelling of Batman's origin in "Batman" #22 with some fresh enhancements that build on the character's legend without detracting from it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 9th, 2013

Supergirl #21

"Supergirl" #21 has a really cool Mahmud Asrar cover, but Michael Alan Nelson and Diogenes Neves fall short of expectations inside.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Richard Bonk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 21st, 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

American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell #1

An oversized one shot by Rafael Albuquerque and Scott Snyder introduces new characters and brings back old for "American Vampire: The Long Road To Hell."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 14th, 2013

Batman #21

"Batman" #21 kicks off "Zero Year" by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki, as we get the first glimpses of what the New 52's early days of Batman were like.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 11th, 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

Supergirl #19

Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar bring Lex Luthor and Power Girl to "Supergirl" #19 for a fast-moving, action-packed story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 22nd, 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

Action Comics #16

Boasting "The Second Death of Superman" on its cover, "Superman" #16 by Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales falls short of living up to its own promises.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2013

American Vampire #34

"American Vampire" #34 is the conclusion to the first half of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's decades-spanning adventures featuring Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 2nd, 2013

JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1

B. Clay Moore and Tony Harris finally shepherd their Whistling Skull creation to the printed page with mixed results in "JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
B. Clay Moore
Artists:
Tony Harris
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2012

Earth 2 #7

In “Earth 2” #7, Yildiray Cinar fills in on the art chores to help James Robinson continue the construction and development of a whole new world, bringing in some fan favorite characters along the way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 10th, 2012

American Vampire #33

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque give readers plenty of reasons to get emotional with the story in "American Vampire" #33, the second-to-last issue before the series break.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

Supergirl #14

"Supergirl" #14, written by Mike Johnson with art by Mahmud Asrar, is hip-deep in the "H'el on Earth" Super-title crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 26th, 2012

American Vampire #32

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque serve up a healthy dish of exposition in "American Vampire" #32, as a surprising face from the title's first story makes her dramatic and dangerous return.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 2nd, 2012

American Vampire #31

Pearl Preston has the unwanted opportunity to reflect on her life and her station throughout the course of “American Vampire” #31 leading to a stunning final page reveal.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 26th, 2012

Supergirl

"Supergirl" #0 is the sort of title that will appeal to those who like Michael Green, Mike Johnson, and Mahmud Asrar's "Supergirl" but doesn't give anything extra to the reader, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 19th, 2012

American Vampire #30

"American Vampire" #30 is a great middle arc issue where the plot moves forward and some great narrative bombs are dropped.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 29th, 2012

Supergirl #12

"Supergirl" #12 sends Kara Zor-El to the bottom of the ocean to try to find answers about her origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Cam Smith, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2012

American Vampire #29

To try and root out vampires, Skinner Sweet and Pearl Preston pose as House of Un-American Activities Committee agents in Scott Snyder and Rfael Albuquerque's "American Vampire" #29.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Batman #11

Batman and Talon go claw to beak for the fate of Gotham City, spinning, tumbling and kicking their way through the sky to come crashing down.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2012

American Vampire #28

"American Vampire" comes to Hollywood with explosive results.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 27th, 2012

Supergirl #10

Trapped inside Black Banshee's mind, or essence or something, Supergirl battles her way free with apparent ease in "Supergirl" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 25th, 2012

Batman #10

Batman brings the Court of Owls fight right back to them as only Batman can.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 14th, 2012
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