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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

Batman & Robin #1

Batman and Robin (Bruce and Damian) begin working together as a team for the first time since Bruce’s return from the dead. Also, someone is out to kill the agents of Batman Inc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 16th, 2011

Secret Six #35

"Secret Six" looks determined to end with a bang, not a whimper. The protagonists are still villains, and Gail Simons reminds us of that this month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2011

Zatanna #13

Zatanna gets a message from a magic cat, which includes an ominous warning Colton gets very bad news about where he comes from.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 21st, 2011

Secret Six #33

"Secret Six" wraps up a trip to Hell with a devilish choice to be made.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2011

Zatanna #12

The story reads like it was meant for a much younger audience, but the art is drop-dead gorgeous.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Stephane Roux
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 23rd, 2011

Zatanna #11

Zatanna’s pal Mikey comes to her aid after months trapped as Oscar Hempel’s marionette Zee.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 2nd, 2011

Secret Six #31

"Secret Six" ramps up the heat, figuratively and literally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 4th, 2011

Secret Six #30

“Firin’ from the hip at the woman I’m currently putting it to? Ain’t you got any chivalry or whatever at all?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Jim Calafiore
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 3rd, 2011

Zatanna #9

Can you say, "Esirprus pukcab erutaef," kids? I thought you could.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Adam Beechen
Artists:
Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 27th, 2011

Batman: Streets of Gotham #18

"Batman: Streets of Gotham" is now officially in its end run, but so far it's more of a whimper than a bang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 26th, 2010

Zatanna #8

“I psyched myself up smiled my sunniest smile, strutted onto the set. . . and vomited into the green puppet’s trashcan.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 23rd, 2010

Zatanna #7

Zatanna is in LA to help with the opening of a magic museum. Things go wrong. Of course.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Chad Hardin, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 22nd, 2010

Zatanna #6

“Ralph and Sue. They’re not dead anymore. Good for them.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2010

Zatanna #5

This issue continues the Zatara family reunion that started in issue #4. It also includes the requisite fight with a demon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Chad Hardin, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 19th, 2010

Zatanna #3

The end of the first "Zatanna" storyline is a bit predictable, but the art is still gorgeous.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Stephane Roux
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 27th, 2010

Batman: Streets of Gotham #14

Remember when the second features were announced and we were promised variable page lengths for them? It finally happened.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Ramon Bachs, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2010

The Mighty Crusaders #1

More tedium from DC's Red Circle revamp.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa
Artists:
Julian Lopez, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 19th, 2010

Zatanna #2

Dini and Roux continue to make this a comic worth buying. We’re not that far off the ground floor at this point, there’s still room to jump on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 26th, 2010

Batman: Streets of Gotham #12

The start of a two-parter focusing on C-list villain the Carpenter is pleasantly fun, even with a surprise pair of scripters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 20th, 2010

Zatanna #1

"Zatanna" kicks off with a great first act to a magical show.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 19th, 2010

The Mighty #12

The series reaches its conclusion with a final battle and forward-looking ending.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 11th, 2010

Batman: Streets of Gotham #7

Easily Paul Dini's best issue to date, "Batman: Streets of Gotham" reads like a disturbing episode of "Batman: The Animated Series."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Richards, Derek Fridolfs, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 21st, 2009

The Mighty #10

The secret origin of Alpha One revealed. Spoiler: His evil is nothing new, and this comic is very good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 7th, 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

Batman: Streets of Gotham #3

"Batman: Streets of Gotham" still doesn't feel as off-beat and different as advertised, but it's proving to be entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Georges Jeanty, Derek Fridolfs, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2009

The Mighty #7

This is becoming more and more of a horror comic, and it's quite good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 6th, 2009

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1

"Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps" tackles two familiar Lanterns and one new addition, but these origin stories don't quite spark enough interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Chris Samnee, Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2009
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