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Robin Rises: Omega #1

"Robin Rises: Omega" #1 should have been great, with a strong story leading up to it, and Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert at the helm... but it's little more than an extended fight scene.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 16th, 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 #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

Batman Eternal #1

"Batman Eternal" #1 is an impressive start to DC's new wave of weekly titles, as Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV team up to tell a tightly-paced, well-characterized story that's lavishly illustrated by Jason Fabok.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 9th, 2014

Justice League #26

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis serve up origins of Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Atomica, and Deathstorm in "Justice League" #26, but only one of them is attention-grabbing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eber Ferreira, Rob Hunter, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 24th, 2013

Justice League #25

In "Justice League" #25, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke reveal the origin of Owlman and begin to outline the dastardly fiend's plans for Nightwing and for the Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2013

Justice League #24

In "Justice League" #24, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis reveal the origin of Ultraman and begin to depict just what a very twisted Kryptonian can really do to Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 24th, 2013

Justice League #23

"Trinity War" ends and nothing will ever be the same. At least for an issue or three, thanks to Geoff Johns and the art team of Ivan Reis, Joe Prado as the true nature of Pandora's box is revealed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2013

Batman #23

The third installment of "Zero Year" from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo edges readers closer to the rise of Batman in "Batman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2013

Justice League #21

"Justice League" #21 features zero Justice Leaguers, but still delivers an awesome Shazam story from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2013

Justice League #19

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis break in both the Batcave and two new members in "Justice League" #19, while in the back-up feature Johns and Gary Frank provide the origin of Black Adam.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 17th, 2013

Justice League #18

"Justice League" #18 brings some guests into the Watchtower as Geoff Johns and Jesus Saiz follow Flash's recommendation to have a recruitment drive.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 22nd, 2013

Batman #18

With the recent death of Damian Wayne, "Batman" #18's focus on Harper Row from Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert, James Tynion IV, and Alex Maleev is bound to attract additional attention.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 2013

Justice League #17

In "Justice League" #17, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Paul Pelletier conclude the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with strong emotional punches and serious consequences for the Justice League's roster.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Paul Pelletier, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 22nd, 2013

Aquaman #16

Cyborg's Justice League Reserves lend a much-needed hand in "Aquaman" #16 as Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier deliver the penultimate chapter of "Throne of Atlantis."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 4th, 2013

Justice League #16

"Justice League" #16 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue the "The Throne of Atlantis" crossover as Aquaman tries to avert a war. In the "Shazam!" backup, Black Adam finds Shazam! while Dr. Sivana has his own sinister plans.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Justice League #14

Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel conclude their Cheetah story in "Justice League" #14, but it's Johns and Gary Frank whose "Shazam!" story ultimately compels a bit more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Gary Frank, Matt Banning, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2012

Aquaman #13

Geoff Johns gives Ivan Reis and Joe Prado plenty of opportunities to produce fantastic visuals throughout the entirety of "Aquaman" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2012

Aquaman

"Aquaman" #0 contains a whole lot of exposition, but no real story as it gives readers the lowdown on Arthur Curry's origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 27th, 2012

Justice League

"Justice League" #0 doesn't have a single Justice Leaguer in it. However, Geoff Johns' origin of Shazam is intriguing enough and Gary Frank's art is superb.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 20th, 2012

Aquaman #12

"Aquaman" #12 by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado wraps up "The Others" storyarc as the Atlantean hero moves into his second year in the New 52.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2012

Justice League #11

"Justice League" #11's overall ideas involving the ghosts of loved ones aren't bad, but this chapter in particular feels like everyone's vamping for time before the big conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Gary Frank, Scott Williams, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 20th, 2012

Aquaman #10

"Aquaman" #10 dives into the mythos of the Aquaman/Black Manta feud and provides more information

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 2nd, 2012

Justice League #10

"Justice League" #10 features the big reveal of DC's next major villain as well as the return of Black Adam!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 2nd, 2012

Aquaman #9

Chapter three of "The Others" reveals some clues about Black Manta's history with Aquaman, altered in the context of the relaunched DCU.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 24th, 2012

Justice League #9

Jim Lee returns to the art chores and the story of Shazam! continues in the backup of "Justice League" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 17th, 2012

Aquaman #8

As "The Others" continues in "Aquaman," we get new glimpses of the DC Universe's revised history.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 25th, 2012

Justice League #8

Green Arrow has come courting the Justice League for membership and the resulting mix is like oil and water.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Aquaman #7

"Aquaman" continues to bathe in awesome artwork by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis with a stunning beginning to "The Others" by Geoff Johns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 29th, 2012

Justice League #7

"Justice League" #7 jumps to the present day and we see how the core seven have settled into being a team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gene Ha, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 22nd, 2012

Aquaman #6

Mera takes over "Aquaman" this month, but it's a little hard to buy her naivety.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 23rd, 2012

Aquaman #5

Aquaman stranded in a desert. It’s a much more intriguing tale that those five words would have you believe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2012

Aquaman #4

"The Trench" comes to an explosive conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 28th, 2011

Aquaman #3

"Aquaman" continues to be fun, but it feels like it's over in the blink of an eye.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2011

Aquaman #2

With a creepy villain and strong characterization, the new “Aquaman” series is off to a good start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 26th, 2011

Aquaman #1

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis begin their rehab of Aquaman, and so far so good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2011

Flashpoint #5

As "Flashpoint" wraps up, the moment that everyone's been waiting for feels tacked on and disconnected from the rest of the comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 31st, 2011

Flashpoint #4

"Flashpoint" inches towards a conclusion, as characters blip on and off the page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 3rd, 2011

Green Lantern #67

The "War of the Green Lanterns" concludes, wrapping up a half-decade of event after event for the Green Lantern Corps.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2011

Flashpoint #3

More of the "New 52" characters pop up this issue, while forces are joined by Batman, Cyborg, and Flash. Proofreading issues aside, it's an enjoyable issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2011

Flashpoint #2

"Flashpoint" sure is pretty, but it's unfortunately difficult to get excited over it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 1st, 2011

Flashpoint #1

There’s a shoot-out between our ‘hero’ and the Pied Piper outside the Captain Cold museum.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 11th, 2011

Green Lantern #65

Original, rejected title: "War of the Vats of Molasses."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Mick Grey, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 20th, 2011

Green Lantern #62

“My name is Hal Jordan. I’m an officer in the Green Lantern Corps. Space sector 2814. That little guy over there? That’s Krona. He’s tougher than he looks.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 16th, 2011

Green Lantern #61

“You are uncontrollable vengeance born from the blood first spilled. Too chaotic and too dangerous to leave unleashed on this world.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 29th, 2010

Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special #1

It may try a little too hard at the end and have some awkward art, but it's not a bad Christmas tale all together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Brett Booth
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 23rd, 2010

Green Lantern #60

Has “Green Lantern” gotten so big and wide scale that it’s lost its soul? And is Doug Mahnke the solution?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Shawn Moll
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 19th, 2010

Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1

Because you, the reader demanded more “Blackest Night,” here’s more “Blackest Night.” Or maybe DC just figured out we’d buy more “Blackest Night.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Pete Tomasi, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, J. T. Krul, Jeremy Love, Ethan Van Sciver
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Sandra Hope, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Jason Fabok, Ryan Winn, Ed Benes, Brett Booth, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2010

Green Lantern #58

It's a lot of set-up, but at least it's entertaining set-up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2010

Green Lantern #57

Geoff Johns tries to squeeze the Star Sapphires into the new greater Lantern cosmology. It's a little forced, but almost works.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 9th, 2010
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