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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 Eternal #13

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, and company reveal Jason Bard's plan to take down the Falcone crime empire in "Batman Eternal" #13, and the end result is satisfying.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 4th, 2014

Batman Eternal #12

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, and company bring back a bunch of early characters and plot threads into "Batman Eternal" #12, even as a plan to stop Gotham's gang war is revealed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 26th, 2014

Batman Eternal #10

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 12th, 2014

Batman Eternal #9

A surprise-filled "Batman Eternal" #9 takes Batman outside of Gotham, as Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, and Guillem March all deliver a nicely focused and impressively rendered chapter of an immense storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 4th, 2014

Chew/Revival #1

"Chew/Revival" by John Layman, Tim Seeley, Rob Guillory and Mike Norton is an unlikely crossover, but the Chewverse and Rothschild, Wisconsin meld together surprisingly well, and fans of the two series will be more than satisfied.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Rob Guillory, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 30th, 2014

Batman Eternal #8

"Batman Eternal" #8 has John Layman, Guillem March, and company show us what happens when Batman is caught between the GCPD and the Roman's empire, even as Stephanie Brown scrambles to survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Raw Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 29th, 2014

Batman Eternal #7

"Batman Eternal" #7 flows smoothly from the previous issue as Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Emanuel Simeoni continue the weekly series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #5

"Batman Eternal" #5 has James Tynion IV and company up the ante as a mystery flu bug starts sweeping through Gotham, but it's the arrival of Andy Clarke on the art that makes you want to cheer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 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

Batman Eternal #3

In the hands of a massive writing team and artist Jason Fabok, "Batman Eternal" #3 ups the stakes as both Batman and Stephanie Brown find themselves working alone against Falcone's forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
April 28th, 2014

Batman Eternal #2

"Batman Eternal" #2 continues the mystery of Jim Gordon's framing, even as new and old faces are added into the mix, and not all of them are friendly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 16th, 2014

Chew #39

In "Chew" #39 by John Layman and Rob Guillory, Tony Chu remains depressed and stymied by the loss of access to his twin Toni's memories, but Amelia and Olive sneak into the FDA to steal some drugs and save the day.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 27th, 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

Detective Comics #26

John Layman and Aaron Lopresti bring Man-Bat out to fight Batman in "Detective Comics" #26.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 5th, 2013

Detective Comics #25

"Detective Comics" #25 by John Layman, Jason Fabok and Jorge Lucas has a pair of Jim Gordon stories. The backup story, "Troubled Waters," flows directly out of "Whistleblower Blues," a Zero Year tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 11th, 2013

Chew #37

"Chew" #37 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is Part 2 of the "Family Recipes" storyline, with guest appearances from several Chu family members and a revelation from a visit to the FDA Supermax prison.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 14th, 2013

Detective Comics #24

"Detective Comics" #24 has John Layman and Jason Fabok conclude their story of the Wrath (the anti-Batman) in exactly a manner as you expected, but it's still satisfying and well-told.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 7th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3

In "Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.3 by John Layman and Cliff Richards, Basil Karlo woos the Secret Society as he strives for a larger stage in the absence of the Justice League.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 23rd, 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

Detective Comics #22

"Detective Comics" #22 has John Layman and Jason Fabok introduce the Wrath into the New 52, and so far this villain is living up to its reputation as the Anti-Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2013

Detective Comics #21

"Detective Comics" #21 is a one-off story introducing a new villain, but despite John Layman and Scot Eaton's best efforts, Penumbra doesn't have the same instant grab that Emperor Penguin did.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andy Clarke, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Chew #34

In "Chew" #34, John Layman and Rob Guillory reveal The Collector's gruesome but fruitful past as it leads up to his present-day face-off with Tony Chu, while Colby and Savoy find some leverage against new character Senator David Eccles.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 3rd, 2013

Chew #33

In "Chew" #33, John Layman and Rob Guillory have Tony Chu assist the US Navy with the pursuit of the church/cult of the Immaculate Ova, in part three of the "Bad Apples" storyline. If that isn't enough, Poyo makes a cameo appearan

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 19th, 2013

Detective Comics #19

"Detective Comics" #19 is also the 900th issue of the series, and to celebrate John Layman and Jason Fabok not only unleash an army of Man-Bats, but welcome in a plethora of back-up stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea, Mikel Janin, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2013

Detective Comics #18

John Layman and Jason Fabok's Penguin story continues in "Detective Comics" #18, with a brief detour into the aftermath of last week's "Batman Incorporated" #8 that feels grafted onto the rest of the comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
jason Fabok, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 6th, 2013

Detective Comics #17

John Layman and Jason Fabok continue their mission of adding depth and fresh, new characters to Gotham City by delivering the latest adventures of the Merrymaker and the League of Smiles as they fight Batman in "Detective Comics" #17.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 7th, 2013

Chew #31

In "Chew" #31, John Layman and Rob Guillory present a new story arc, "Bad Apples," in which a funeral segues into flames and more chicken jokes as Tony Chu and John Colby get back in the FDA saddle.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Detective Comics #16

John Layman and Jason Fabok take "Detective Comics" #16 in a different direction for the "Death of the Family" tie-in, and the end result makes it one of the best ones yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 14th, 2013

Detective Comics #15

Jason Fabok's gorgeous drawings keenly compliment John Layman's Poison Ivy-Clayface story in "Detective Comics" #15.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 7th, 2012

Chew #30

"Chew" hits its halfway point, with John Layman and Rob Guillory teaming up once again to put the readers through a funny sort of hell, as Toni Chu prepares for her wedding day.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 28th, 2012

Detective Comics #14

John Layman, Jason Fabok, Jeromy Cox and Dezi Sienty put the "Detective" back into "Detective Comics" #14 and mesh flawlessly to produce a praiseworthy Batman story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2012

Detective Comics #13

"Detective Comics" #13 introduces the new creative team of John Layman and Jason Fabok, and their story of the Penguin wanting to make his mark on Gotham City is delightfully entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 5th, 2012

Chew #28

In "Chew" #28, John Layman and Rob Guillory serve up another tasty plate of "Space Cakes." Toni Chu meets Poyo, John Colby and Caesar Valenzano team up, and Tony Chu spends most of the issue heavily drugged up and hallucinating.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
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

Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1

If you're a fan of "Chew", don't miss this one-shot focusing on everyone favorite homicidal rooster, Poyo!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 16th, 2012

Mars Attacks #1

IDW continues to expand their licensed comic stable and bring in John Layman and John McCrea for some Martian mayhem in "Mars Attacks" #1

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
John McCrea
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 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

Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #1

“Stop it you imbecile! That’s Godzilla. You cannot hurt him with guns, but you might succeed in annoying him.”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2011

Chew #27

No your eyes are not playing tricks on you. You are not hallucinating. Nor is that ‘27’ on the cover one of the many typographical errors you’ll find cleverly hidden within this issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 11th, 2011

Deadpool Annual #1

Deadpool faces off against his alternate universe counterpart.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 9th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38

Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Deadpool find themselves accidentally transported to a parallel universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 11th, 2011

Chew #17

“Jesus Christ. You food weirdoes keep getting weirder. What the hell is this kid anyway?"

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 2nd, 2011

Chew #16

“That’s a lot of money you spendin’ on chicken, old man. How you gonna afford yer adult diapers this month?”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2010

Chew #15

"Chew" hits the quarter mark in its planned 60-issue run, with a surprisingly fun Chu family Thanksgiving.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 9th, 2010

CBGB #4

Counting down the hits of the old times is fun, but listing the literal attributes is not so much.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, R. Eric Lieb
Artists:
Chuck BB, Dave Crossland
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 20th, 2010

Shadowland: Bullseye #1

Ben Urich is kidnapped and forced to cover Bullseye’s funeral.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Sean Chen, Sandau Florea
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 10th, 2010

Chew #8

Determined to decide if "Chew" is really as fun (fun?!?) as he's heard and read, Doug samples (ha! Get it?) the most recent issue. Mmmm. Not bad. Funny aftertaste, but not bad. . .

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2010

Chew #7

Two bites into its second course, "Chew" is still delivering the deliciousness.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 27th, 2009

Chew #6

A genuinely funny comic that surprises throughout as Chu gets a new partner and may have to eat poop. You heard me. Poop.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 26th, 2009
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