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Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1

"Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1, written by Joe Harris with art from Trevor Hairsine is both a compliant crossover tie-in and a dynamic introduction to Bloodshot and the world currently under siege from the Armor Hunters.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2014

Armor Hunters #2

Behind a chromium cover, "Armor Hunters" #2 delivers a lot of devastation as writer Robert Venditti and artist Doug Braithwaite prepare to deliver even more.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #7

With art from Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert, "New 52: Futures End" #7 is an issue of transitions that doesn't do anything to further any of the divergent storylines opened to this point.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2014

Harbinger #24

"Harbinger" #24 bridges the gap between last issue's "Death of a Renegade" and next issue's finale, and Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans both bring plenty of suspense and emotion into this excellent and surprisingly quiet issue.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 18th, 2014

Armor Hunters #1

Robert Venditti makes sure readers know what's going on in "Armor Hunters" #1, whether they read "X-O Manowar" or not. This alien threat is perfectly laid out by Doug Braithwaite, who makes a nice-looking & accessible story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 11th, 2014

Harbinger #23

The death of a Renegade raises new questions about Pete Stanchek's agenda in this solid issue.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Matt Little
June 2nd, 2014

X-O Manowar #25

"X-O Manowar" #25 is an extra-sized anniversary celebration from Robert Venditti and company that celebrates the past and also looks forward to the upcoming "Armor Hunters" story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Andy Runton, Justin Jordan, Tom Fowler
Artists:
J.G. Jones, Bryan Hitch, Diego Bernard, Allison Rodriguez, Andy Runton, Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, John Rauch, Barry Kitson, Allan Passalaqua, Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 26th, 2014

Archer & Armstrong #20

Fred Van Lente and Pere Pérez kick off "American Wasteland" with a stop by the Morrison Hotel in "Archer and Armstrong" #20.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 8th, 2014

X-O Manowar #24

"X-O Manowar" #24 is a prelude of the upcoming "Armor Hunters" series and a fine introduction to the X-O Manowar cast of characters thanks to writer Robert Venditti and artist Diego Bernard.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Diego Bernard, Alison Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2014

Unity #6

Matt Kindt continues to make the case for a legitimate team book in the Valiant Universe, and the accessible "Unity" #6 is a worthy example. Competently and attractively drawn by Cafu, it's a worthwhile gateway comic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 9th, 2014

Harbinger: Bleeding Monk

Why does the Monk bleed? Writer Joshua Dysart is joined by a quartet of artists in an attempt to figure that out in "Harbinger: Bleeding Monk" #0.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Mico Suayan, Stephen Segovia, Lewis Larosa
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 20th, 2014

Unity #5

"Unity" #5 brings Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and X-O Manowar back together to try and rescue Livewire from the predicament that writer Matt Kindt and artist CAFU have put her in.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 14th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps

"Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps" #0 spans three decades and delivers some interesting insider information courtesy of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper and ChrisCross.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper, ChrisCross, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 26th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19

"Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #19, written by Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart, with art from Bart Sears and ChrisCross gives readers a concise sample of what this book is about while setting up adventures to come.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Bart Sears, ChrisCross, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2014

Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28

Presented as a flipbook from the books' respective creative teams, "Green Lantern/Red Lanterns" #28 delivers a forty-page extravaganza that includes appearances from Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner and Saint Walker.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Charles Soule
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rob Hunter, Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 6th, 2014

X-O Manowar #21

Robert Venditti continues to chronicle the adventures of Aric of Dacia, regardless of the lack of armor in "X-0 Manowar" #21 as Trevor Hairsine, Cary Nord and Vicente Fuentes bring the visuals.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine, Cary Nord, Vicente Fuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 22nd, 2014

Harbinger #20

Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry start a new storyline in bold fashion in "Harbinger" #20, which introduces a new teenage character and gives a peek into a very troubling future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Detective Comics #27

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Barr, Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Sean Murphy, Bryan Hitch, Ian Bertram, Neal Adams, Guillem March, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 9th, 2014

Quantum and Woody #7

"Quantum & Woody" #7 has James Asmus and Ming Doyle continue the mixture of silliness and drama that keeps this reboot of a classic comic an entertaining series.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #17

Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart solidify both their strength as a writing duo as well as their new superhero team in "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #17, with a powerful conclusion that's perfectly and subtly rendered by the artistic team.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Joseph Cooper, Guillermo Ortego, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 18th, 2013

Unity #2

"Unity" #2 features Toyo Harada's latest attempt to bring an end to the reign of X-O Manowar from writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2013

Harbinger #19

Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson, and company bring the VR adventures to a close in "Harbinger" #19, and the promised shift in direction next issue is much needed.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Brian Revel, Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 13th, 2013

Nightwing Annual #1

"Nightwing Annual" #1 falls victim to the "pick the least likely suspect" game of guessing who the bad guy is, but Kyle Higgins, Jason Masters and Daniel Sampere turn out an otherwise pleasant comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Jason Masters, Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2013

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15

The title of "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #15 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Emanuela Lupacchino is a distillation of its plot: getting Bloodshot back into action and having him team up with the H.A.R.D. Corps team.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortega
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 21st, 2013

Green Lantern #24

Relic comes to Oa for the first installment of "Lights Out" by Robert Venditti and Billy Tan in "Green Lantern" #24.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 4th, 2013

Green Lantern: Black Hand #23.3

"Green Lantern" #23.3 has Charles Soule and Alberto Ponticelli telling an old-fashioned horror story, where Black Hand shows that you can't keep a good avatar of death in the grave for very long.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2013

Justice League of America #7.2

Killer Frost gets the star treatment in "Justice League of America #7.2: Killer Frost" thanks to Sterling Gates and Derlis Santacruz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 13th, 2013

Green Lantern #23.1

"Green Lantern" #23.1 places the focus on new villain Relic, and while Robert Venditti and Rags Morales do a good job of explaining why he's trying to stomp out all the Corps, the storytelling method is a little dull.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Rags Morales, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1

Gail Simone and Derlis Santacruz spin a creepy tale in "Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.1 as we learn the origin of the new Ventriloquist, even as the outside world tries to break in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2013

Bloodshot

Writer Matt Kindt stays remarkably faithful to the original character in "Bloodshot" #0 -- an entertaining albeit overbearing origin -- while artist ChrisCross make decades of history look like it fits into real-world history.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 21st, 2013

Green Lantern #23

"Green Lantern" #23 has Robert Venditti and Billy Tan still keeping extremely close ties to its sister titles, which makes the story involving new villain Prixiam Nol-Anj fade into the background.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 7th, 2013

Batman Annual #2

Building on an intriguing idea by co-writer Scott Snyder, Marguerite Bennett effectively fleshes it out in the brighter-than-usual "Batman Annual" #2, but gets hampered by shallow and inconsistent characterization.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Wes Craig, Craig Yeung, Drew Geraci, Jack Purcell, Sandu Floria, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 31st, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #22

Two issues into their run, Van Jensen and Bernard Chang have the Lanterns rings malfunctioning in "Green Lantern Corps" #22.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 15th, 2013

Batman Incorporated #12

The cover copy to "Batman Incorporated" #12 states, "The final battle begins!" Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham hold true to that promise, as foes are vanquished and the endgame kicks into high gear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2013

Larfleeze #1

In "Larfleeze" #1, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Scott Kolins give us a comic that's supposed to be funny, but the key phrase in the first half of this sentence was "supposed to be."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Keith Giffen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 27th, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #21

"Green Lantern Corps" #21 has new creative team Van Jensen, Robert Venditti, and Bernard Chang take the wheel, but so far it feels like the proverbial car is stuck in a low gear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2013

Green Lantern #21

It's a brand new day for Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns as writer Robert Venditti and artist Billy Tan assume creator roles for "Green Lantern" #21.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 6th, 2013

Green Lantern #20

As Geoff Johns brings his nearly-decade-long stint of writing the adventures of DC Comics' various Lanterns to a close, “Green Lantern” #20 delivers the comic book equivalent of a standing ovation in the form of an impressive, oversized finale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Mark Irwin, Wade Von Grawbadger, Tom Nguyen, Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Aaron Kuder, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 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

Batman: The Dark Knight #18

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #18 plunges deeper into the rabbit hole as Gregg Hurwitz and Ethan van Sciver give the Mad Hatter's origin, but some elements are a bit problematic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Ethan van Sciver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 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

Batman, Incorporated #9

Grant Morrison and artists Chris Burnham and Jason Masters deal with the fallout of the death of Damian Wayne in "Batman Incorporated" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 28th, 2013

Threshold #3

"Threshold" #3 from Keith Giffen, Tom Raney, Phil Winslade and Scott Kolins continues to muddle along, stirring intergalactic pots and trying to drum up interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Raney, Phil Winslade, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 18th, 2013

Birds of Prey #17

"Birds of Prey" #17 is Duane Swierczynski's final issue, but don't expect any huge wrap-ups; the current storyline concludes, but dangling threads are left for Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar to tackle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Green Lantern #17

"The Rise of the Third Army" gives way to "The Wrath of the First Lantern" in Green Lantern #17 by Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez and Doug Mahnke.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2013

Threshold #2

"Threshold" #2 introduces Captain K'Rot and welcomes Blue Beetle into the interstellar adventure written by Keith Giffen and drawn by Tom Raney and Scott Kolins.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2013

Teen Titans #16

"Death of the Family" takes center stage in "Teen Titans" #16 as Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Brett Booth team up Red Robin and Red Hood as they face the wrath of the Joker.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 30th, 2013

Justice League #16

"Justice League" #16 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue the "The Throne of Atlantis" crossover as Aquaman tries to avert a war. In the "Shazam!" backup, Black Adam finds Shazam! while Dr. Sivana has his own sinister plans.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Tony Bedard and Aaron Kuder bring the Lantern's rainbow spectrum to light, putting Kyle Rayner back in the driver's seat for "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #16

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2013

Threshold #1

Keith Giffen kicks off DC's new space superhero title along with Tom Raney and Scott Kolins, but while there's potential for both storylines, neither jumps out and demands to be read just yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2013
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