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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

Justice League #15

The "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with "Aquaman" brings more panel time for the Sea King, but it also brings Geoff Johns' "Aquaman" collaborators: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis to "Justice League" #15 as

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 27th, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #15

Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin serve up some of the fallout from the "Rise of the Third Army" story in "Green Lantern Corps" #15.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 14th, 2012

Justice League #14

Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel conclude their Cheetah story in "Justice League" #14, but it's Johns and Gary Frank whose "Shazam!" story ultimately compels a bit more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Gary Frank, Matt Banning, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2012

Batgirl #14

"Batgirl" #14 from Gail Simone and a large team of artists is an interesting tale of the Joker messing with Batgirl’s world.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes, Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 14th, 2012

Green Lantern #14

Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke continue to introduce new Green Lantern Baz in while "Rise of the Third Army" rolls on in the background, but neither is terribly compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2012

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1

"Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor" #1 from Joshua Hale Fialkov and Frazer Irving is a short origin tale packed with atmosphere and doom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 1st, 2012

Batman Incorporated #4

Grant Morrison and Chris Bunham bring Wingman into the mix for "Batman Incorporated" #4, and Damian Wayne shows that he has every right to feel threatened by this newcomer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2012

Birds of Prey #13

Duane Swierczynski and Romano Molenaar welcome back readers to "Birds of Prey" #13 with a strong jumping on point as Katana's past comes back to haunt her.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" #0 has a rainbow of Lanterns on the cover, but no pot of gold is anywhere to be found inside.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Andrew Bressan, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 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

Green Lantern Corps

"Green Lantern Corps" #0 dials in to the heart of the Corps: Guy Gardner, who gets gets star treatment from Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna, Mark Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Batgirl

Gail Simone and Ed Benes deliver an incredible installment of "Batgirl" for zero month, taking readers back four years before the Joker came calling on Barbara Gordon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Detective Comics Annual #1

Tony S. Daniel's last issue as writer of "Detective Comics" is this year's Annual, but as he wraps up the return of the Black Mask, the story feels somewhat unsuited to the format.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony S. Daniel
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Pere Perez, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 30th, 2012

Birds of Prey #12

Duane Swierczynski and Cliff Richards serve up "Birds of Prey" #12 with a healthy mix of drama, betrayals, and a potential new drive for the title's second year.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2012

Birds of Prey #11

"Birds of Prey" #11 begins with the statement "This is the turning point." The plot delivers on that promise, but the big reveal feels like nothing new and the art is a misshapen mashup of two styles.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Timothy Green II, Jeff Huet, Joseph Silver
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 20th, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #11

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 19th, 2012

Birds of Prey #10

A trip to the jungle to heal Poison Ivy takes several unexpected turns in "Birds of Prey" #10, with the most interesting turn sliding in early but hitting you later, like a time-release grenade.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 25th, 2012

Birds of Prey #9

Travel Foreman joins "Birds of Prey" just in time for the Night of the Owls.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duan Swierczynski
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 17th, 2012

Batgirl #9

Batgirl tussles with a Talon in this issue, not once, but twice.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2012

Stormwatch #9

Peter Milligan takes over "Stormwatch" in a way that follows up Paul Cornell's issues on the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2012

Justice League Dark #8

The Justice League Dark team brings back vampire Andrew Bennett, but it's unclear if they've just traded one devil for another.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Daniel Sampere
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 30th, 2012

Generation Hope #17

Zero's treachery stands revealed. Can the rest of the Gen Hope kids save themselves?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 26th, 2012
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