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American Vampire: Second Cycle #8

Trouble comes 'round in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2015

Thors #1

In "Thors" #1, Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse give some personality to the Thor corps that patrol Battleworld in "Secret Wars."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 16th, 2015

Convergence: The Question #2

In "Convergence: The Question" #2 by Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner, the better man wins the battle, and Renee Montoya makes her peace with her father.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 11th, 2015

Convergence: Blue Beetle #1

The big three of the Charlton heroes -- Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and the Question -- defend Hub City in Scott Lobdell and Yishan Li's "Convergence: Blue Beetle" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Yishan Li
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 4th, 2015

Quantum and Woody Must Die #4

James Asmus and Steve Lieber close out this panda-exploding series with more black humor-induced laughs and plenty of awkward moments in "Quantum and Woody Must Die" #4.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 29th, 2015

Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Louise Simonson returns to her creation Steel alongside her former collaborator June Brigman in "Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #1, and it's ultimately a pleasant trip down memory lane.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
June Brigman, Roy Richardson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 17th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2015

Convergence: The Question #1

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner give us another story with Renee Montoya and company in "Convergence: The Question" #1, and it makes their departure from the characters that much more poignant.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 9th, 2015

Arkham Manor #5

An attack from within the walls of the manor puts everyone on alert in "Arkham Manor" #5, written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Shawn Crystal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 25th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #6

The space race intersects with the legend of Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #6, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2015

Imperium #1

A new ongoing series featuring the next phase of Toyo Harada's power grab begins in "Imperium" #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite, containing the same quality characterization seen in "Harbinger" and a couple of other surpri

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 4th, 2015

The Multiversity: Guidebook #1

The deceiving title of "The Multiversity: Guidebook" #1 conceals a lynchpin tale in Grant Morrison's sprawling epic and also includes profiles for each of the fifty-two universes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Marcus To, Paulo Siqueira, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Gary Frank, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, David Finch, Juan Jose Ryp, Cameron Stewart, Joe Prado, Bryan Hitch, Dan Jurgens, Mike Hawthorne, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jake Wyatt, Jae Lee, Ben Oliver, Kalman An
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2015

Gotham Academy #4

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl give readers a little bit of Hogwarts, a little bit of Mystery Machine and a healthy dose of Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2015

Quantum & Woody Must Die #1

Rising star Steve Lieber jumps on board like a duck to water with the all new "Quantum & Woody Must Die" #1 alongside veteran Valiant writer James Asmus.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 29th, 2015

Batman Eternal #39

Batman finally tracks the Riddler down while new havoc is unleashed on Gotham in "Batman Eternal" #39

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Felix Ruiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 5th, 2015

Arkham Manor #3

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #3 continues to entertain as Bruce Wayne delves deeper into the inhabitants of the home-turned-prison, but the reason for its conclusion this spring feels very clear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2014

Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1

Most comics of this nature are a little painful, but "Harley Quinn Holiday Special" #1 has Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mauricet, Brandt Peters and Darwyn Cooke bring the hilarity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Mauricet, Brandt Peters, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 10th, 2014

Gotham Academy #2

Olive Silverlock keeps finding more trouble than she bargained for in Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 6th, 2014

Arkham Manor #1

"Arkham Manor" #1, featuring the conversion of Wayne Manor into a new asylum for the criminally insane, has a slightly slow setup from Gerry Duggan but distinctive art from Shawn Crystal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2014

Death of Wolverine #4

Charles Soule and Steve McNiven kill everyone's favorite Canadian X-Man and Avenger in "Death of Wolverine" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 16th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Guided by an old Gold Rush journal, Gene Bunting goes looking for something he shouldn't in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matias Bergara
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 6th, 2014

Gotham Academy #1

Olive Silverlock's second year at Gotham Academy isn't off to a great start in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 3rd, 2014

Superman: Futures End #1

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks craft one of the better and more meaningful tie-ins with "Futures End: Superman" #1, by revealing the new Superman's motives and still keeping the character interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lee Weeks
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 26th, 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

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

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
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