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Fables #143

"Fables" #143 has the series racing towards a conclusion, but everything's happening so fast that Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's sprint feels more like a crash and burn.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Tony Akins, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2014

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

Fairest #7

"Fairest" #7 puts the spotlight on the beautiful Lamia, as pursued by the Beast in the 1940s -- but Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus provide their own twist for the characters involved.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 7th, 2012

JSA All-Stars #18

“So why do you guys call if the Justice Society anyway? Do you have, like, better table manners than the Justice League?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
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

JSA All-Stars #17

"JSA All-Stars" begins its final storyline, and so far it looks to be one of its better efforts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 6th, 2011

JSA All-Stars #15

“We’re tracking one of those toothy bastards in a helicopter straight to what we hope and pray is the lair of one Mister Arthur Pemberton.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 5th, 2011

JSA All-Stars #14

Oh yeah, this team is supposed to train people, right? And be proactive? Had you forgotten about that too?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 5th, 2011

JSA All-Stars #13

After a fun first half, "JSA All-Stars" and its spotlight on Cyclone grinds to a conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Howard Porter, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 3rd, 2010

JSA All-Stars #12

"JSA All-Stars" shifts to a focus on the underused Cyclone, and it's about time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Howard Porter, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 3rd, 2010

House of Mystery #31

"House of Mystery" has definitely lost its own mystery, and when you're just left with "House of" it's understandably dull.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Penelope Klein
Artists:
Werther Dell'Edera, Jose Marzan Jr., Marley Zarcone
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 3rd, 2010

JSA All-Stars #11

The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 11th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #10

The latest "JSA All-Stars" is suffering from middle child syndrome. Or something like that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 3rd, 2010

House of Mystery #27

Brendan McCarthy is the real draw in this issue, but at least the gang is out of the house.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Brendan McCarthy
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 12th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #8

"JSA All-Stars" continues to reshape itself into a much more interesting book than where it first began.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #7

With the first storyline over, "JSA All-Stars" is starting to come back around.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2010

House of Mystery #25

Remove the gimmick from "House of Mystery" #25, and you unfortunately end up with an unmemorable issue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Dave Justus, Paul Levitz, Alisa Kwitney, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #4

"JSA All-Stars" is already starting to feel a little tired, which isn't good when you're just hitting issue #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 5th, 2010

Booster Gold #29

Booster Gold is trying to maintain the course of history to keep Coast City on its path towards destruction. No, this isn't a "Blackest Night" tie-in, it's more of a "Death of Superman" story. Sort of. In a very time-travel-c

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 14th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #3

"JSA All-Stars" is in a strange position thanks to odd scheduling, where its subplots are more interesting than the main story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 11th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #1

"JSA All-Stars" has a more manageable cast size than the old "Justice Society of America" book, but we'll see how it goes from here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Willliams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2009

Booster Gold #25

Booster shares a moment with Batman and Blue Beetle tries to keep Black Beetle from sharing anything -- including air!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2009

Justice Society of America #30

It feels like the new "Justice Society of America" creative team is still finding its footing, here, although there are a couple of amusing moments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2009

House of Mystery #16

After last issue's explosion of plot, "House of Mystery" suddenly slows to a crawl, but with a thoroughly enjoyable story-within-a-story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2009

Justice Society of America #29

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America -- New members! New threats! New creative team! New review!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 29th, 2009

Booster Gold #22

This Booster Gold arc is old-school fun, but the Blue Beetle isn't even that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 11th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #3

This series gets better every issue. In its own absurd way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 2nd, 2009

Booster Gold #21

The subfeat – er, uh, the "Second Features" start here, with the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle sharing staples with the man who helped him get started, Booster Gold. Booster, however, is a little busy confronting the cowl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 11th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2

"Final Crisis Aftermath: Run!" is all about a sad-sack villain trying to survive in a world that he clearly isn't suited for, and about the nature of super-villains in general.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 7th, 2009

House of Mystery #13

"House of Mystery" takes a brief detour to its old horror anthology roots, and while it's entertaining enough, regular readers of the new "House of Mystery" might be slightly frustrated.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Neil Adams, Ralph Reese, Eric Powell, Sergio Aragones, Josh Adams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 17th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1

The Human Flame is on the move, and he isn't afraid to burn bridges along the way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 6th, 2009

Fables #83

"The Great Fables Crossover" begins not with a bang, but more of a thud.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 16th, 2009

House of Mystery #12

"House of Mystery" continues to get better every issue, as it offers up answers at a surprising rate, while still generating new questions.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Grazia Lobaccaro, José Marzan, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 13th, 2009

Jack of Fables #31

"Jack of Fables" has all the right elements and ideas, but there's still something that just isn't clicking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Tony Akins, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 27th, 2009

Blue Beetle #36

This is it. "Blue Beetle" ends here. Grab this issue and hope against marketing idiocy for more Beetle elsewhere.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Jacob Eguren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 25th, 2009

Blue Beetle #35

The penultimate chapter in the adventures of Jaime Reyes finds the "Blue Beetle" once more balancing legacy, family and friends. While this might be the second-to-last issue of this title, it's not too late to join the fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Jacob Eguren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Blue Beetle #29

A new writer helms the adventures of the new Blue Beetle. It's a good start with one misstep, but a lot of hope for the future.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 31st, 2008

House of Mystery #3

The story-within-a-story for "House of Mystery" still doesn't seem to fit with the greater whole, but it's hard to complain when the main story is so entertaining.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Zachary Baldus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2008

House of Mystery #1

Part bizarre mystery, part anthology series, all Vertigo-style horror.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Ross Campbell
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 9th, 2008

Salvation Run #5

An army of misfit supervillains led by the Joker? Nighttime raids against Lex Luthor’s equally evil faction? What’s not to love about Salvation Run?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 12th, 2008
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