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Batman Eternal #15

In "Batman Eternal" #15, Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Tim Seeley and Dustin Nguyen pick up the neglected story thread about Batwing and Corrigan at Arkham Asylum.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 18th, 2014

Batman and Ra's al Ghul #32

"Batman and Ra's al Ghul" #32 has Batman finally confront Ra's over the theft of Damian and Talia's corpses, but Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason still have some tricks up their sleeves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2014

Batman and Frankenstein #31

Doug Mahnke steps in to draw Frankenstein's reunion with Batman in Peter J. Tomasi's "The Hunt for Robin" story in "Batman and Frankenstein" #31.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Batman Eternal #4

In "Batman Eternal" #4 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman and Dustin Nguyen, Batman confronts Falcone and struggles with potential trouble from an unlikely quarter: Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 2nd, 2014

Secret Origins #1

For long-time superhero readers, let's be perfectly clear: you are not the target audience for "Secret Origins" #1. This is a book squarely aimed at those brand-new to the genre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Hi-Fi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2014

Daredevil: Road Warrior #4

The "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #4 Infinite Comic by Mark Waid and Peter Krause concludes the story of Daredevil and the rogue Adaptoid, making fine use of the Infinite Comics format and effects.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 20th, 2014

Superman Unchained #6

"Superman Unchained" #6 has hit the 2/3rds mark of the series, and as Scott Snyder and Jim Lee have Superman deal with Ascension, there are other foes still waiting in the wings.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2014

Batman and Aquaman #29

The hunt for Robin is on in "Batman and Aquaman" #29, as Batman begins a globe-spanning search for Damian and Talia's bodies. First stop? Aquaman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2014

Daredevil: Road Warrior #1

Mark Waid and Peter Krause set out to deliver Murdock's journey from New York to San Francisco in the "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #1 Infinite Comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 25th, 2014

Batman and Two-Face #28

Batman continues to co-headline this comic book as Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason bring us "Batman and Two-Face" #28.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 19th, 2014

Batman #28

Flying in the face of expectations, Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen take readers along for a sneak peek at "Batman Eternal" and throw some extra surprises into "Batman" #28.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 12th, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight #27

Gregg Hurwitz and Alberto Ponticelli wrap-up their dialogue-free two-parter in "Batman: The Dark Knight" #27, and while the story is solid, it's the art that ultimately sells it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 3rd, 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

Superman Unchained #5

Writer Scott Snyder infuses "Superman Unchained" #5 with enough surprises to give the ongoing story a shot of adrenaline, and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams hand a few pages over to Dustin Nguyen for some insightful if disruptive flashbacks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 2nd, 2014

Batman and Two-Face #26

"Batman and Two-Face" #26 continues to mix past and present, but it's the series of half-faces throughout the comic courtesy Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason that might catch your attention the most.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2013

Nova #10

Whether you want to call it "Nova" #10 or "Nova" #100, there's no denying that Zeb Wells, Gerry Duggan, Carlo Barberi and Paco Medina deliver a celebration of the legacy of Nova.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, David Lopez, John Livesay, Terry Pallot, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, Y. Stewart
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #25

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason shift the spotlight off of Batman's grief in "Batman and Two-Face" #25, giving the Dark Knight a problem shaped to his talents and abilities.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 22nd, 2013

Harley Quinn

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's script for "Harley Quinn" #0 is slight, but deliberately so; they're letting the art do the heavy lifting, and more importantly it succeeds in this deliberately silly comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Stephane Roux, Dan Panosian, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Bruce Timm, Charlie Adlard, Adam Hughes, Art Baltazar, Tradd Moore, Dave Johnson, Jeremy Roberts, Sam Kieth, Darwyn Cooke, C
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2013

Superman Unchained #4

Scott Snyder and Jim Lee check in with another installment of the adventures of Superman and Wraith in "Superman Unchained."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 7th, 2013

Marvel Now What?! #1

"Marvel Now What?!" turns out to be a charming collection of humorous shorts from a variety of artists and writers, all ready and willing to poke fun at Marvel (and specifically Marvel NOW!).

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young, Elliott Kalan, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Wyatt Cenac, Lucas Hazlett, Sara Schaefer, Sara Benincasa, John Devore, Scott Adsit
Artists:
Scottie Young, Jacob Chabot, Pat Olliffe, Livesay, Colleen Coover, Steve Lieber, Tania Del Rio, Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 28th, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #24

"Batman and Two-Face" #24, is a moderately clever look at Two-Face that doesn't feature much of Batman, and is elevated by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray's art in some places while hampered in others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 21st, 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

Justice League #23.4

In "Justice League #23.4: Secret Society" by Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates and Szymon Kudranski, The Outsider relates how he came to the decision to build the Secret Society for the sake of Owlman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 30th, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.3

"Batman and Robin" #23.3 brings the origin of Ra's al Ghul into full focus as James Tynion IV and Jeremy Haun present a Batman Villains Month issue outside of Gotham City.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 23rd, 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

Batman and Robin #23.2

The Court of the Owls takes over James Tynion IV and Jorge Lucas's "Batman and Robin" #23.2 for DC Comic's Villain's Month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 16th, 2013

Detective Comics #23.1

"Detective Comics" #23.1 has Poison Ivy taking over Gotham City during the events of "Forever Evil," but Derek Fridolfs and Javier Pina's origin story for the villain never quite manages to sink its roots in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Derek Fridolfs
Artists:
Javier Pina
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

Batman/Superman #3

In "Batman/Superman" #3 by Greg Pak, Jae Lee & Yildiray Cinar, the tension between the two Batmen and two Supermen rises as Kaiyo the Tricksters is discovered and reveals what she knows about the coming of Darkseid.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee, Yildiray Cinar
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 30th, 2013

Batman and Nightwing #23

Bruce continues to wade through the cycles of grief after Damian's death in Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 22nd, 2013

Superman Unchained #3

With Wraith now revealed, Superman is discovering he has so many more questions, if only Scott Snyder and Jim Lee could answer them for the Man of Steel in "Superman Unchained" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 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

Batman and Robin #22

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason get so much right in "Batman and Catwoman" #22 that it's enough to wish for an ongoing title featuring the pair.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 21st, 2013

Superman Unchained #2

Superman has a confrontation with General Lane and discovers the measures Lane has in place against him in Scott Snyder's and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 10th, 2013

Batman and Batgirl #21

As the retitled "Batman and Robin" continues with guest-star Batgirl, this latest step through the five stages of grief (courtesy Peter J. Tomasi and Cliff Richards) feels more like just "Batgirl" without "Batman and."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Mark Irwin, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Superman Unchained #1

It's been a while since Superman was this great or this cool, and Scott Snyder and Jim Lee give readers the Superman they've been missing since long before the start of the New 52 in "Superman Unchained" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 11th, 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

Batman and Red Hood #20

Batman keeps working through the death of Damian (hint: he's not taking it well) in Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason's ongoing. Meanwhile, Carrie Kelly seems primed to be the next Robin -- unless there's something more going on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
May 10th, 2013

Batman and Robin #19

With Damian Wayne buried and Batman rudderless, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason call upon former wards, longtime allies and newfound friends to try and find a match in "Batman and Red Robin" #19.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 12th, 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

Batman and Robin #18

After the death of Damian Wayne, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason use "Batman and Robin" #18 to deal with the repercussions in a silent, heartfelt manner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 13th, 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

Batman and Robin Annual #1

In "Batman and Robin Annual" #1, Peter Tomasi, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes take Bruce Wayne on a scavenger hunt that retraces a trip that his parents took decades ago, while another mystery unfolds back in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 4th, 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

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #16

Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli bid "Auf Wiedersehen!" to "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." in a most appropriate manner: by having Frankenstein continue to fight the good fight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 17th, 2013

Batman and Robin #15

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set Damian after the Joker, making for an interesting read in this "Death of a Family" tie-in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2012

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #14

"Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #14 continues Matt Kindt's dabblings in the events of "Rotworld" with grotesquely fine artwork from Alberto Ponticelli.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 16th, 2012

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #5

"American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #5 from Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen closes one chapter for the "American Vampire" brand while establishing the structure for the further adventures of the Vassals of the Morning Star.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 22nd, 2012

Batman and Robin

In "Batman and Robin" #0, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason expound on the New 52 origins of Damian Wayne.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #15

With 12 different stories in 88 pages, "Dark Horse Presents" #15 continues to offer a little something for everyone; even as one of the weaker issues, there's still more than enough for your money's worth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear, John Layman, Bo Hampton, Robert Timmell, Arvid Nelson, Nate Cosby, Mike Baron, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming, Phil Noto, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Tony Puryear, Sam Kieth, Bo Hampton, Juan Ferreyra, Evan Shaner, Steve Rude, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012
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