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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

Aquaman #26

Jeff Parker comes on board with "Aquaman" #26, but even with returning artist Paul Pelletier, the title feels not quite back on course.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Netho Diaz, Sean Parsons, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 2nd, 2014

Forever Evil: Rogue's Rebellion #3

"Forever Evil: Rogue's Rebellion" #3 starts to feel a little predictable, as Brian Buccellato, Scott Hepburn and Andre Coelho go on a walking tour of the DC Universe during "Forever Evil."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Andre Coelho
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 20th, 2013

Hinterkind #3

"Hinterkind" #3 shows off both the strengths and weaknesses of Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli's new series; an interesting concept with mythical races reclaiming the world, but a lackluster execution.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 6th, 2013

Swamp Thing #26

"Swamp Thing" #26 has the new Swamp Thing trying to make his mark right away, but Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz haven't taken Alec Holland entirely out of the picture, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2013

Earth 2 #18

"Earth 2" #18 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott is a little slow, but this is scarcely noticed amidst Taylor's exploration of the resurrected, radically different and capably rendered incarnations of Batman and Superman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 5th, 2013

Aquaman #25

After an uneven pace for much of "Death of a King," Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier's "Aquaman" #25 give a solid wrap-up to the story and Johns' time on the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 27th, 2013

Batman #25

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring back one of the very first Batman villains in "Batman" #25, even as "Zero Year" continues to plunge Gotham into darkness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 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

Earth 2 #17

"Earth 2" #16 is James Robinson's final issue on this title, so Nicola Scott joins in, bringing along Green Lantern, Steppenwolf and many more for the sendoff.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 11th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #3

"Batman Black and White" #3 has five Batman stories featuring work by Paul Dini and Stéphane Roux: one street story, one rogue's gallery tour, one detective story, one conceptual piece, and a story about good old-fashioned super-heroism.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Lee Bermejo, Damion Scott, Marv Wolfman, Rian Hughes, Paul Dini
Artists:
Lee Bermejo, Damion Scott, Riccardo Burchielli, Rian Hughes, Stéphane Roux
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 8th, 2013

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1

With crossover events come crossover specials and tie-in miniseries, such as "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #1 by writer Sterling Gates with a volleyball team worth of artistic co-creators.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Phiip Tan, Neil Edwards, Javier Pina, Jason Paz, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 31st, 2013

Aquaman #24

Geoff Johns' next-to-last chapter of "Death of a King," as well as his next-to-last issue as writer, unfolds in a grand way in "Aquaman" #24, filled with origins, surprises, and great imagery from Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 24th, 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

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebelllion #1

Having once declared themselves not killers, Flash's foes take center stage in "Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion" #1 from Brian Buccellato and artists Patrick Zircher and Scott Hepburn.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #2

"Batman: Black and White" #2 spans a wide variety of topics and time period and offers some refreshing new takes on Bruce Wayne, his friends, and his ever impressive rogue's gallery.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Didio, Rafael Grampa, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Michael Uslan
Artists:
J.G. Jones, Rafael Grampa, Rafael Albuguerque, Alex Nino, Dave Bullock
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
October 7th, 2013

Hinterkind #1

"Hinterkind" #1 by Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli is a strong expository issue, establishing the main characters, central themes and conflicts of an imagined post-apocalyptic civilization in which nature has triumphed over man.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 7th, 2013

Earth 2 #16

"Earth 2" #16 is James Robinson's final issue on this title, so Nicola Scott joins in, bringing along Green Lantern, Steppenwolf and many more for the sendoff.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2013

The Witching Hour #1

"The Witching Hour" #1 continues Vertigo's themed one-shots anthology series with nine stories about witches and witchcraft by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Shawn McManus, Lauren Beukes, Ming Doyle and many other creators.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Steve Beach, Lauren Beukes, Brett Lewis, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matthew Sturges, Ales Kot, Toby Litt, Mariah Huehner
Artists:
Steve Beach, Gerhard Human, Cliff Chiang, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Ming Doyle, Shawn McManus, Morgan Jeske, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 4th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.4 gives the new Joker's Daughter her first full-sized outing, but Ann Nocenti and Georges Jeanty's story of an emotionally damaged girl taking over a lost part of Gotham is clumsy at best.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 25th, 2013

Detective Comics #23.3

"Detective Comics" #23.3 claims to be a spotlight on the Scarecrow, but Peter J. Tomasi and Szymon Kudranski are really just taking us on a tour of "Forever Evil" era Gotham City.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 23rd, 2013

Action Comics #23.3

Lex Luthor takes centerstage in "Action Comics #23.3: Lex Luthor" as Charles Soule and Raymund Bermudez put Superman's archnemesis in line for "Forever Evil" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Raymund Bermudez, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 19th, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.1

In "Batman and Robin #23.1: Two-Face" by Peter Tomasi and Guillem March, Two-Face flips on an offer from the Crime Syndicate and pays a visit to his old DA offices to bring justice to Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 9th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #1

"Batman: Black and White" #1, a revival of the anthology title from the 1990s, features five new Batman short stories by Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie, Michael Cho, Joe Quinones, Sean Murphy and Chris Samnee.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones, Sean Murphy, Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 9th, 2013

Justice League #23.1

In order for there to be New Gods, there needed to be old gods too; "Justice League" #23.1 has Greg Pak, Paulo Siqueira, and Netho Diaz flash back to that time when Darkseid was a farmer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Netho Diaz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2013

Justice League of America #7.1

"Justice League of America" #7.1 lets Matt Kindt, Sami Basri, and Carmen Carnero show us what Deadshot's doing during the events of "Forever Evil" even as we see where he came from, but one half's better than the other.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Sami Basri, Carmen Carnero, Keith Champagne, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 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

Aquaman #23

"Aquaman" #23 has Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier wrap up "Death of a King," but while the conclusion has a fun moment or two (and there's a strong epilogue), this feels a little rushed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 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

Legion of Super-Heroes #23

Kevin Maguire steps in and helps Paul Levitz tie a bow on "Legion of Super-Heroes" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2013

Birds of Prey #23

Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar explore the dreams of the cast of "Birds of Prey" #23, but with that aspect taking up half of the issue, it's hard to keep from feeling like it's a stalling tactic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 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

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

"Trinity of Sin: Pandora" #2 flies the "Trinity War" flag above its logo, but Ray Fawkes and Daniel Sampere try keep the focus on introducing Pandora to readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Detective Comics Annual #2

"Detective Comics Annual" #2 both tells a stand-alone story featuring Jane Doe and also ties into the current "Detective Comics" run, as John Layman, Joshua Williamson, Scot Eaton and company use the Annual format well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Szymon Kudranski, Derlis Santacruz, Jaime Mendoza, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

Aquaman #22

In "Aquaman" #22 by Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier, Aquaman sits unsteadily on his reluctantly reclaimed throne as three different groups of characters aim to knock him off it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 29th, 2013

Birds of Prey #22

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Robson Rocha, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Earth 2 #14

A declaration of war sends Green Lantern, Flash and Doctor Fate into Dherain in "Earth 2 #14" as Nicola Scott returns to draw James Robinson's world-building.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 8th, 2013

Detective Comics #22

"Detective Comics" #22 has John Layman and Jason Fabok introduce the Wrath into the New 52, and so far this villain is living up to its reputation as the Anti-Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1

Leading into DC Comics' "Trinity War" event, writer Ray Fawkes and a team of artists provide an attractive but stretched-out origin for the character of Pandora, and little else, in "Trinity of Sin: Pandora" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Zander Cannon, Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 3rd, 2013

Aquaman #21

Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier return to advance the story in "Aquaman" #21, and not everything is going Aquaman's way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2013

Legion of Super-Heroes #21

"Legion of Super-Heroes" #21 begins the title's endgame, as Paul Levitz and Jeff Johnson seem to be trying to wrap up the book beginning with a series of defeats for the Legion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Jeff Johnson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 21st, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1

Gregg Hurwitz and Syzmon Kudranski's "Batman: The Dark Knight Annual" #1 isn't bad, but if you've read Hurwitz's past "Batman: The Dark Knight" issues, this Scarecrow/Mad Hatter/Scarecrow story will be awfully famil

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Syzmon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 30th, 2013

Justice League #20

"Justice League" #20 by Geoff Johns, Zander Cannon, Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo and Joe Prado, and Gary Frank features two stories: "Secrets," a prologue to the forthcoming Trinity War, and Chapter 12 of the ongoing "Shazam!" ba

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo, Joe Prado, Zander Cannon, Rob Hunter, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 27th, 2013

Aquaman #20

John Ostrander and Manuel Garcia step in to fill the gap in "Aquaman" #20, and their work with the Others group of characters does things in a way that makes you feel for a split second like this is the regular creative team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Sandra Hope, Rob Hunter, Ray McCarthy, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 27th, 2013

Batman #20

Greg Capullo draws a very animated and intimidating Clayface to fit Scott Snyder's story in "Batman" #20.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2013

Aquaman #19

Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier continue to celebrate everything there is to celebrate about Aquaman, from his many conflicts to the increasing cast of characters surrounding the current King of Atlantis in "Aquaman" #19.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2013

Talon #7

James Tynion IV and Guillem March bid Scott Snyder adieu as everything falls apart for Calvin Rose in "Talon" #7.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 26th, 2013

The Ravagers #11

As this series winds down, the writer's chair gets tighter with Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson and Scott Lobdell all contributing to "Ravagers" #11 in some capacity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Geraldo Borges, Vicente Cifuentes, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Batman #19

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo serve up half of a story where the villain is a killer Bruce Wayne, while James Tynion IV and Alex Maleev take Superman and Batman on a supernatural hunt for a ghost light.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Earth 2 #11

April brings DC's gatefold cover experiment that not only returns Doctor Fate to the DC Universe, but Mister Miracle as well in the James Robinson-written, Nicola Scott-drawn "Earth 2" #11.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 5th, 2013
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