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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #18

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs's Buffy/Angel team-up concludes in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #18 and, while the characterization is the star of the show, the plotting feels like it takes a back seat.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2015

Astro City #26

Twenty years after the very first "Astro City" comic was published, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson revisit its themes in "Astro City" #26 as we once more investigate Samaritan's dreams.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2015

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards kick off a multi-Doctor storyline that the companions actively try to stop from happening in "Doctor Who Event 2015: Four Doctors," and it's a solid opening chapter.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 13th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #16 brings Angel temporarily back into the fold, giving Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs a chance to revisit their time on "Angel & Faith."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 22nd, 2015

Astro City #23

Meet ticks, a talking gorilla who wants nothing more than to play drums. Unfortunately, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson house him in superhero-centric Astro City, where no one can see past his strength.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2015

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Cavan Scott quickly gets the voice of Christopher Eccleston's Doctor in "Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor" #1, but Blair Shedd's art feels a little off-model.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Cavan Scott
Artists:
Blair Shedd
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 2015

Angel & Faith Season 10 #12

Even though it's a little heavy on exposition, Victor Gischler and Will Conrad make "Angel & Faith Season 10" #12 a solid comic as the series marches forward and the mystery of Fred's revival continues.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 9th, 2015

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #3

The champion of Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw" #3 is not what the animals expected, even as deadly forces deadly continue to mill about the crashed city.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 26th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" under the hands of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continues to quietly slay the competition, as it deals with the price of magic and working for relationships.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2014

The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #2

The Great Champion emerges, but he isn't what anyone expected in Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 8th, 2014

Tooth & Claw #1

"Tooth & Claw" #1 from writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey, with colors from Jordie Bellaire and letters from Comicraft delivers a clinic on how to introduce a new universe filled with stunning characters.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2014

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

"Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #4 has a good script from Al Ewing as Alice starts to question her place within the TARDIS, but Boo Cook's art isn't suited to actor likenesses.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Al Ewing, Marc Ellerby
Artists:
Boo Cook, Marc Ellerby
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 3rd, 2014

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Robbie Morrison and Dave Taylor give us a "Doctor Who" comic set amidst the current season, but "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 suffers by trying to keep up with new characters.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Robbie Morrison
Artists:
Dave Taylor
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 16th, 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #3 wraps up its first storyline on a pleasing note, as Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande give us a showdown between the Doctor, Gabby, and the Cerebravores.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande, Michele Pasta, Paolo Villanelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2014

Astro City #15

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #5 wraps up the first story of the new season, and Gage, Brendon and Issacs show that the new setup is full of possibilities and fun, even as it's unpredictable.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2014

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

A licensed comic book can be hard to land tonally, but Al Ewing, Rob Williams, and Simon Fraser nail it on their first try with "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Marc Ellerby
Artists:
Simon Fraser, Marc Ellerby
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #1 is off to a quiet but solid start from Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande, focusing on a Mexican-American family running a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande, Michele Pasta, Paolo Villanelli, Luca Lamberti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #4 delves deeper into the ever-changing vampire powers, while Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, and Rebekah Isaacs investigate Xander, Faith, and Dracula.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2014

Astro City #13

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 13th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #2

"Angel and Faith Season 10" #2 has Victor Gischler and Will Conrad continue to establish Angel and Faith's new roles now that magic has returned, but you know it's just a matter of time until they intersect again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 12th, 2014

Astro City #11

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson give readers their take on the Doctor Strange and Wong archetypes in "Astro City" #11, and the end result is a charming story on what it means to be a sorcerer's assistant.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #1

Angel deals with pixie mobs and Faith slays zompyres in the debut issue of Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Ange and Faith Season 10" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 4th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs kick off "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #1 with a strong debut that sets up the new status quo, in what could be the best Buffy "season" to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 19th, 2014

Revenge #1

"Revenge" #1 by Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill is a contrived and cliché-filled story about just that: revenge, and is also full of violence, gore, sex and bad language, which would be fine if it had any kind of meaningful story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Ross
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 26th, 2014

Astro City #8

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story about the takedown of Winged Victory continues in "Astro City" #8, and it feels like this story about female empowerment is poised to go somewhere interesting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

Astro City #5

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson bring back the Broken Man in "Astro City" #5, but while this deliberately jumbled story of story fragments and new characters might not be to everyone's taste, it holds up well on a re-read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2013

Angel & Faith #25

With "Angel & Faith" #25, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs stick the landing in the conclusion of this series, putting a cap on the most successful "Buffyverse" comic series to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2013

Dark Horse Presents #27

"Dark Horse Presents" #27 has far more hits than misses, especially since to David Lapham, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Lieber, Jane Espenson, Karl Moline, Steve Niles, and Menton3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Steve Niles, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Janet Gilbert, Ron Randall, Phil Stanford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Espenson, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artists:
David Lapham, Menton3, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Ron Randall, Patric Reynolds, Steve Lieber, Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Dominic Reardon, Melissa Curtin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

Astro City #3

"Astro City" #3 concludes the new series' first two-part story, where Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson remind us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

Astro City #1

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson debut their new "Astro City" #1, and it's a welcome return to this city of superheroes, even as a new narrative trick for the series is employed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Angel & Faith #22

"Angel & Faith" #22 continues the end-run for the series, and even as Giles finally returns, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs will make you wish that the series could get stretched out a bit longer.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 has the series limping towards its conclusion with a mixture of random story elements and lackluster art from Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #19

Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty heat up the overall story arc in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #19, but a lack of focus in this series makes it hard to get that excited about "the Siphon."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Batman #17

"Death of the Family" delivers the punchline in "Batman" #17 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for a satisfying conclusion to the Bat-family crossover event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 13th, 2013

Angel & Faith #18

"Angel & Faith" #18 heats up as Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show the master plan that's been brewing throughout the series -- and in a pleasant change of pace, all the pieces fit together quite well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 30th, 2013

Batman #16

The Joker finally catches his King as "Death of The Family" continues in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #16.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 15th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #3

Jeff Parker, Christos Gage, and Brian Ching show us a mystical coven in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #3, and pull off an important trick: they make a potentially false happy ending seem real.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Christos Gage
Artists:
Brian Ching, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 7th, 2013

Batman #15

In "Batman" #15, the Joker just keeps getting a little more creepy and a lot more dark, thanks to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2012

Batman #14

"Batman" #14 has Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue "Death of the Family" with a dip into the chemicals that created the Joker and other past encounters, but the Joker is changing the rules this time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 14th, 2012

Storm Dogs #1

David Hine and Doug Braithwaite's "Storm Dogs" #1 is a worthy addition to Image's growing library of sci-fi series, successfully merging the genre with crime fiction, and providing a solid visual experience.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
November 7th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14

Jane Espenson and Karl Moline unleash Billy the Vampire Slayer in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #14, and what could have been cliché or even offensive ends up actually working quite well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

Batman #13

"Batman" #13 is a deliciously terrible reintroduction to the Joker. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo keep the tension nasty and the scares wickedly smart.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 9th, 2012

Batman

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring a rare look at Bruce Wayne before he became Batman in "Batman" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
James Tynion IV
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 13th, 2012

Angel & Faith #13

As someone who suffered through the original Connor storyline in "Angel," Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show readers in "Angel & Faith" #13 that we actually can have a good story involving the hell dimension of Quor'toth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Spike #1

Victor Gischler and Paul Lee do their best with "Spike" #1, the start of a spin-off mini-series from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9," but ultimately it's just a reminder of something that didn't work in "Buffy the Va

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paul Lee, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 2012

Batman #12

With the Owls vanquished, "Batman" #12 lets Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke shift to a satisfying story that focuses on a supporting character from an earlier issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

Batman #11

Batman and Talon go claw to beak for the fate of Gotham City, spinning, tumbling and kicking their way through the sky to come crashing down.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11

Buffy gets a new job in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11 and this time it's one that actually looks like a good fit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012
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