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Convergence: Hawkman #1

It may be Gotham City, not Midway City, but the "Shadow War of Hawkman" era Hawks still come out to the "Convergence" event in Jeff Parker and Tim Truman's "Convergence: Hawkman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Tim Truman, Enrique Alcatena
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 24th, 2015

Convergence: Aquaman #1

"Convergence: Aquaman" #1 by Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards brings back Peter David's Aquaman, an Arthur/Orin who is married to Mera and has a harpoon as his left hand.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 17th, 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

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Tom and Sian Mandrake's art on "Convergence: Suicide Squad" #1 is the high point of the issue, though Frank Tieri does his best to channel John Ostrander as the Squad prepares to take on the cast of "Kingdom Come."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Tony Bedard struggles with "Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #1, which has some decent art by Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 16th, 2015

Convergence: Speed Force #1

Tony Bedard and Tom Grummett bring Wally West and his kids, Jai and Iris, back to four-color adventuring in the pages of "Convergence: Speed Force" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 13th, 2015

X-O Manowar #35

Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard's "X-O Manowar" #35 puts Aric in a race against the Dead Hand in order to save the Vine.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Diego Bernard, Ryan Winn, Wayne Faucher, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 2nd, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

The tagline "It All Ends Here" greets readers on the first splash page of "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #40, written by Justin Jordan and drawn by Diogenes Neves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Roge Antonio, Marc Deering, Daniel Henriques
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2015

Detective Comics: Endgame #1

Brian Buccellato, Roge Antonio and Ronan Cliquet's "Detective Comics: Endgame" #1 pays tribute to Norm Breyfogle in the setting of the current "Endgame" storyline that carries over from the pages of "Batman."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Roge Antonio, Ronan Cliquet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 16th, 2015

Ninjak #1

Valiant Entertainment brings another fan-favorite title back to the new comics' rack with Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice's "Ninjak" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 12th, 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

Ivar, Timewalker #1

Fred Van Lente brings a timeless cool to the lead character in the lighthearted "Ivar, Timewalker" #1 and introduces a inventor of time travel while Clayton Henry and Brian Reber make the past look authentic and the future believable.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 21st, 2015

X-O Manowar #31

Issue #31 is the start of a new storyline, introducing both a new status quo and a new if stereotypical villain, easily accessible with strong, competent art that welcomes new and existing readers alike.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Diego Bernard, Alisson Rodrigues
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 2nd, 2015

Harbinger: Faith

"Harbinger: Faith" #0 gives a well-deserved look at one of the publisher's most likeable characters, and is well-handled by the ever-capable Joshua Dysart and mostly well drawn by Robert Gill.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 18th, 2014

Green Lantern #37

"Green Lantern" #37 presents the opening chapter of the final act of "Godhead" in a story written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Francis Portela.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 4th, 2014

The Delinquents #4

The Quantum and Woody/Archer and Armstrong team-up draws to a close in "The Delinquents" #4, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente and drawn by Kano.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Fred Van Lente
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2014

Unity #12

Matt Kindt, CAFU, and even cover artist Brian Level bring old-school fun to "Unity" #12 without ignoring the story's modern day context in a friendly and welcoming introduction that kicks off a new arc and a new set of villains.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU, Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 12th, 2014

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1

"Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel" #1 gives readers a chance to meet Gilad Anni-Padda before he raises his blade in battle once more in this story from writer Peter Milligan and artist Cary Nord.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 10th, 2014

Sinestro #6

"Godhead" hits "Sinestro" #6 and three Lantern Corps pay the price in this story written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Dale Eaglesham and Martin Coccolo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Martin Coccolo, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 31st, 2014

Unity

As World War I winds down, Unit Y has one final mission to save London in Matt Kindt and Cary Nord's "Unity" #0.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 20th, 2014

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 #1

"CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014" is another strong issue of the yearly anthology, with contributions from Brian Wood and Audrey Wood, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Jonathan Hickman and Declan Shalvey, among others.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tara Butters, Amy Chu, Luke Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Al Ewing, Robin Furth, Tom Fowler, Marc Guggenheim, Jonathan Hickman, Mariah Huehner, Meryl Jaffe, Jeremy Lambert, Jeff Parker, Joe Quinones, Rob Reger, Stan Sakai, Joey Weiser, Maris Wicks, Brian Wo
Artists:
Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Rich Elson, Cat Ferris, Tom Fowler, Jonathan Hickman, Matthew Holm, Janet K. Lee, Joe Quinones, Stan Sakai, Declan Shalvey, Dylan Todd, Emma Vieceli, Joey Weiser, Shannon Wheeler, Maris Wicks
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 13th, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #35

Uggha attacks in "Green Lantern Corps" #35, written by Van Jensen and drawn by Bernard Chang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2014

X-O Manowar

Robert Venditti bridges recent and future events with "X-O Manowar" #0, revealing the younger days of a decidedly different Aric of Dacia, beautifully drawn by Clay Mann and Sean Mann, and likewise gorgeously colored by Romulo Fajardo.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Clay Mann, Sean Mann
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 8th, 2014

Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1

"Armor Hunters: Aftermath" #4 gives Robert Venditti a chance to dot "i"s and cross "t"s as the Armor Hunters attack is put to rest while the heroes who fought against them look towards the future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2014

Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1

Writers Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule and Cullen Bunn team up with artists Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross and Pete Woods for "Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross, Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 2nd, 2014

Armor Hunters #4

"Armor Hunters" #4 ends Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite's story, but not without a humongous cost.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2014

Armor Hunters: Harbinger #3

Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill build a tense and character-driven conclusion to the series in "Armor Hunters: Harbinger" #3, a creepy and thrilling climax that also advances the main "Armor Hunters" story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 8th, 2014

Green Lantern: Futures End #1

"Green Lantern: Futures End" #1 brings in Relic, Black Lanterns, Martin Jordan and more in a Robert Venditti story with art from Martin Coccolo and Aaron Lopresti.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Martin Coccolo, Aaron Lopresti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

The Delinquents #1

A map drawn on the skinned hindquarters of a hobo set Quantum and Woody on a collision course with Archer and Armstrong in the pages of "The Delinquents" #1, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente with art from Kano.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

New Suicide Squad #2

"New Suicide Squad" #2 has Sean Ryan joined by Tom Denerick and a slew of finishers, even as we start to see the differences between the similarly-armed members of the Squad.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Scott Hanna, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 18th, 2014

Harbinger: Omegas #1

Writer Joshua Dysart's "Harbinger: Omegas" #1 is a low-key but critical conduit between the recently-concluded "Harbinger" series and whatever comes next, nicely laid out and cleverly drawn by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 11th, 2014

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
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