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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

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3

"American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #3 brings Dracula onto the chessboard and pits him against the Vassals of the Morning Star through the actions of one of their own.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 2012

Resurrection Man #11

"Resurrection Man" begins to wind down, and that feeling of déjà vu is for anyone who read the original series in the '90s.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 16th, 2012

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #2

"American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #2 reveals the history of Dracula as seen through Dustin Nguyen's superb and intelligent art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 11th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #13

Ghost returns to Dark Horse's publishing schedule in this anthology and some other interesting stories come along with her.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andrew Vachss, John Arcudi, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Mike Barron
Artists:
Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Sam Kieth, Jonathan Case, Phil Noto, Christopher Mitten, Victor Drujiniu, Geof Darrow, Steve Rude
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2012

Batman and Robin #10

The idea behind "Batman and Robin" #10 is a good one, but the execution is a little uneven.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 15th, 2012

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1

"American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #1 has a lot to enjoy for both existing fans as well as new readers.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Detective Comics #10

Ed Benes joins writer Tony S. Daniel for "Detective Comics" #10, kicking off a new storyarc for the Dark Knight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony S. Daniel
Artists:
Ed Benes, Rob Hunter, Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 8th, 2012

Batman and Robin #9

Robin takes the lead of "Batman and Robin" #9, but it feels a little inadvertently silly at times.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Andy Clarke, Ray McCarthy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 10th, 2012

Detective Comics #9

"Night of the Owls" invades "Detective Comics," and Daniel finds a good balance for his plots and that of the crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Salavdor Daniel
Artists:
Tony Salvador Daniel, Szymon Kudranski, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2012

Batman and Robin #7

"Batman and Robin" makes a serious charge to be the best Batbook released this month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 15th, 2012

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #5

Penguin's problems continue to spiral out of control. Naturally that makes for good reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2012

Batman & Robin #6

A situation that brings out the detective as well as the family man.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 9th, 2012

My Greatest Adventure #4

Chugging along, this little anthology continues to entertain in bite-size installments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 12th, 2012

Batman and Robin #4

Batman, Robin, and Nobody share a little heart-to-heart-to-heart. Also, Damian’s dog gets a name.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 14th, 2011

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #3

This issue features the continuing story of loss and how the Penguin copes with it. “Not well” factors in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 10th, 2011

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #2

This might be familiar ground for the Penguin, but it's so enjoyable I can't complain.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski

Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2011

Batman and Robin #3

This issue is more "Robin and Batman" than "Batman and Robin," and I like it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 9th, 2011

My Greatest Adventure #1

Robotman returns to the relaunched DCU and he’s sharing staples with Tanga and Garbage Man!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2011

Batman and Robin #2

Tomasi and Gleason bring a pleasant consistency to "Batman and Robin."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2011

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #1

Wah, wah, wah. The Penguin gets a chance to show readers just how bad he can be, and quite honestly, his bad makes this book very good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2011
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