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Batgirl #5

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Sandra Hope, Oliver Nome
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 10th, 2009

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jake Black, Adam Schlagman, Duncan Rouleau, Michael Siglain, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Derek Fridolfs, Ariel Thomas, Amy Wolfram, Joe Harris, Mandy McMurray, Billy Tucci, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Ray McCarthy, Duncan Rouleau, Kelley Jones, Sergio Carrera, Dustin Nguyen, Matt Triano, Pow Rodrix, Marlo Alquiza, Andrei Bressan, Jonboy Meyers, Scott Clark, David Beatty, Billy Tucci, Peter Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #3

Of all the spin-off "Blackest Night" mini-series so far, it's Batman that turns out to have the winner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

Strange Adventures #8

The series you forgot existed ends in a way that is rather forgettable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Scott McDaniel, Al Milgrom, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 8th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #12

Many satisfying conclusions, and a job well done.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 23rd, 2009

Wednesday Comics #11

The weaker strips in "Wednesday Comics" are still on shaky ground, but the best pages are still worth the price of admission.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 18th, 2009

Batgirl #2

Pacing problems make this a difficult book to read despite its interesting characters and good art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 16th, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #2

"Blackest Night: Batman" takes supplemental material and makes it a fabulously entertaining read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 12th, 2009

Superman #691

"Codename: Patriot" tries to end with a bang, but it's really more of a thud.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Eduardo Pansica, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Sandro Ribeiro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 31st, 2009

Batgirl #1

Barbara Gordon is in the new "Batgirl" comic. Is she wearing the cowl? I promise not to spoil it, but will give you my assessment of the issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2009

Superman: Secret Files 2009

"Codename: Patriot" has begun over in the Superbooks. This is a pricey way to get caught up to speed, but for the most part, it is very informative.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson, Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal, Pere Perez, Francis Manapul, Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Matt Camp, Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #1

More Deadman than you'd probably expect, but that's a good thing, right?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, John Dell, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 13th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #6

Halfway through the 12-week “Wednesday Comics” series and the quality remains high with gorgeous art and ever-improving writing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 12th, 2009

Superman #690

"Superman" #690 is titled "The Setup" but it's really half setup, half stalling tactic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 30th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #3

One third of the stories are great, but just as many are less than spectacular.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 27th, 2009

Power Girl #3

The first arc of "Power Girl" wraps up in a super-heroic way, complete with a knockdown, drag-out brawl, a team-up, and a threat headed our way next issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 23rd, 2009

Wednesday Comics #1

"Wednesday Comics" doesn't just live up to the hype, it actually surpasses it. It really is that cool.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 8th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #1

Art is king in DC’s new 12-issue weekly series that recalls the Sunday comics pages, using a broadsheet format. 15 pages of gorgeous art on giant pages. Not too shabby.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 8th, 2009

Power Girl #2

"Power Girl" is already losing a little bit of its oomph, with far too much of the issue devoted to drawn out fight scenes and little forward momentum.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 23rd, 2009

Superman #688

Mon-El's adventures in the "Superman" title continue. At what point does it become false advertising? Mini rant aside, Robinson continues to bring great adventures to Mon-El's life, including some subtle hints to recent DC newsmakers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2009

Strange Adventures #3

So, is Synnar the Weird or is the Weird Synnar? And what happened to the Lady Styx growing out of a woman’s head last issue?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Al Milgrom, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 13th, 2009

Power Girl #1

For the first time ever, on any Earth, Power Girl gets her own ongoing series. This is the perfect jumping on point for any reader and should have been alongside "Blackest Night" on Free Comic Book Day.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2009

Superman #687

Renato Guedes provides stunning visuals to James Robinson's latest "Superman" issue starring Mon-El.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 30th, 2009

Superman #686

The Superman-less adventures of the "Superman" comic start here. With Kal-El bound for New Krypton, his title presses on with Mon-El and the Guardian sharing the burden of entertaining the readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 29th, 2009

Strange Adventures #1

The sequel to “Rann-Thanagar Holy War” debuts amid a cloud of indifference. Does this issue demand to be read, firmly taking its place among the best and brightest on this week’s shelf? Um, no.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 7th, 2009

Superman #685

If the latest issue of "Superman" is supposed to make readers excited about "Superman: World of New Krypton," it has a curiously flat way of going about it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Pina, Pablo Raimondi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2009

Superman #684

The twelfth installment of the triangle number renaissance is also the first post-"New Krypton" issue in the Man of Steel's primary title. Add in a little Parasite and some Zod and this is an interesting direction to be pointed in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Faces of Evil: Kobra #1

Faith to Kali Yuga! Kobra rises again to threaten the sanctity of the DC Universe in this "Faces of Evil" one shot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Julian Liopez, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Faces of Evil: Solomon Grundy #1

Solomon Grundy, born on Monday. Printed in comic book form and released on Wednesday. This issue follows Grundy after "The Tornado's Path".

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 7th, 2009

Superman #683

"New Krypton" continues with a big ol' showdown between the DC heroes and the Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jorge Correa Jr, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 4th, 2009

Superman #682

The Kryptonians decide that the only way things are going to get any better on Earth is if they take matters into their own hands. Turns out, things don't always go according to plan, even for Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 26th, 2008

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1

Most people would expect the main story in a one-shot special to be the attraction with the backup story the slightly forgettable one, but DC Comics decided to switch things up here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Kolins, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 21st, 2008

Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian #1

A new mystery deepens, as Jimmy Olsen learns more about a sinister plot or two.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Pare Perez
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 8th, 2008

Superman #681

Leading out of the events of the "New Krypton" one-shot, this issue brings James Robinson in line with the Geoff Johns aesthetic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 31st, 2008

DC Universe Halloween Special 2008 #1

Elongated Man and his wife Sue act as ghost detective tour guides through the spookiness that follows fan favorites in this "DC Universe Halloween Special"

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Mike Johnson, Eddie Berganza, Mikey Way, Harvey Richards, Brian Reed, Duncan Rouleau, Brad Desnoyer, Mark Verheiden, Eric Wallace
Artists:
Tony Shasteen, Matthew Clark, Trevor Hairsine, Don Ho, Jaime Mendoza, Marlo Alquiza, Norm Rapmund, Kevin Conrad, Mateus, Federico Dallocchio, Darick Robertson, Riccardo Burchielli, Dennis Calero
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 23rd, 2008

Final Crisis: Revelations #3

Rucka's apocalypse is a ridiculous mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 12th, 2008

Final Crisis: Revelations #1

Greg Rucka returns to his creation Crispus Allen, in what feels like an attempt to better define the role of the Spectre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion, Jeff de los Santos, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2008

Hawkman Special #1

Hawkman's past, like his mace are shattered in this issue that will almost certainly leave readers wondering what they’ve just encountered and why it has to happen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 11th, 2008

Superman #678

James Robinson's second issue of "Superman" is stronger than the first, but the consistency and pacing of this story is still akin to molasses.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 28th, 2008

Final Crisis: Requiem #1

"Requiem" is an apt farewell for the Martian Manhunter, with a poignant and memorable script by Peter J. Tomasi.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2008
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