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The Flash #41

"The Flash" #41 gives Van Jensen, Robert Venditti, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund the chance to let Professor Zoom burst into Flash's life once more, even as Henry Allen makes his own big move.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 24th, 2015

All-Star Section Eight #1

Garth Ennis and John McCrea's "All-Star Section Eight" #1 is a purposely gross and entertaining attack on the very idea of returning to a long-dormant concept.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea
Reviewer:
Matt Little
June 10th, 2015

The Omega Men #1

"The Omega Men" #1 is a violent action extravaganza courtesy Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda, but lurking behind this opening teaser scene is an intricate prelude to a much longer story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2015

Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes #1

The Legion is trapped in their city and Superboy is stuck far away from home in Stuart Moore and Gus Storms' "Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Gus Storms, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 27th, 2015

Convergence: Catwoman #1

Catwoman adjusts to life under the dome in Justin Gray and Ron Randall's "Convergence: Catwoman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray
Artists:
Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 16th, 2015

Birthright #6

Mikey and Brennan are on the run as Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan kick off their second arc in "Birthright" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 13th, 2015

Convergence: The Atom #1

A character answering to the name Ray Palmer fights crime in a version of Gotham City, but neither looks overly familiar in Tom Peyer and Steve Yeowell's "Convergence: The Atom" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Peyer
Artists:
Steve Yeowell, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 13th, 2015

The Flash #40

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund wrap up their first big story arc in "The Flash" #40 and, while the tale of two Flashes is resolved, more turbulence lies ahead.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 27th, 2015

Strange Sports Stories #1

"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez, Amy Chu, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez, Tana Ford, Christopher Mitten, Amei Zhao
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 23rd, 2015

Birthright #5

Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan give us Mikey's first duel with a sorcerer from Terrenos even as Brennan gets pulled into the story himself in "Birthright" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 9th, 2015

Reyn #1

"Reyn" #1 by Kel Symons and Nate Stockman begins a Sword and Sorcery series set in the land of Fate, where a Warden returns and encounters a Follower of Tek.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kel Symons
Artists:
Nate Stockman
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 23rd, 2015

Klarion #2

"Klarion" #2 has more beautiful art from Trevor McCarthy, who continues to create intriguing page layouts, but the story itself falls far short in comparison.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 2014

Klarion #1

Klarion leaves home to explore the multiverse, and his first stop is New York in Ann Nocenti and Trevor McCarthy's "Klarion" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 13th, 2014

Birthright #1

"Ghosted" writer Joshua Williamson delivers another strong debut issue, this time with artist Andrei Bressan, as they investigate a missing child and his mysterious connections to the land of Terrenos.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2014

The Flash: Futures End #1

It's future Flash versus future future Flash in Robert Venditti, Van Jensen and Brett Booth's "The Flash: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Matt Little
September 25th, 2014

Constantine: Futures End #1

In "Constantine: Futures End" #1 writer Ray Fawkes puts the helmet of Fate in front of John Constantine, which of course, gives artist Juan Ferreyra plenty to draw.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 12th, 2014

Manifest Destiny #6

"Manifest Destiny" #6 brings the first arc to a close, as Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts continue to relate the horrors waiting for Lewis and Clark on the new frontier of the Louisiana Purchase.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 9th, 2014

Manifest Destiny #5

With the looming threat of a flora epidemic, Lewis, Clark, and their crew attempt to eradicate it once and for all in Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts's "Manifest Destiny" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
March 17th, 2014

Manifest Destiny #4

Assailed from within and without, Lewis and Clark have to find a way to escape Fort Laramie in Chris Dingess & Matthew Roberts' "Manifest Destiny" #4

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 17th, 2014

The Mercenary Sea #1

"The Mercenary Sea" #1 shows a lot of promise from Kel Symons and Mathew Reynolds with adventures on the high seas, but both story and art could use a gentle smoothing out.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kel Symons
Artists:
Matthew Reynolds
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 12th, 2014

Dead Body Road #2

"Dead Body Road" #2 continues Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera's tale of vengeance, and so far it's the characters who stand out above the actual plot.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 22nd, 2014

Dead Body Road #1

"Dead Body Road" #1 from Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera delivers a story of revenge and street level justice, but it has to go through grimy alleys and dirty underbellies to get there.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2013

Freelancers #1

Created by Matt Gagnon and Felipe Smith, "Freelancers" #1 has a primary story by Ian Brill and Joshua Covey -- it's a lot for $0.99, but ultimately, a disappointing first issue.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Artists:
Joshua Covey, Felipe Smith
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 8th, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

I, Vampire

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino give readers the long awaited origin story of our anti-hero Andrew Bennett in "I, Vampire" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 1st, 2012

Batman Incorporated

"Batman Incorporated" #0 by writers Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham and artist Frazer Irving feels like attending a crowded party hosted by Batman, with an excess of introductions to charming characters and a lack of connecting plot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 1st, 2012

Team 7

In "Team 7" #0, Justin Jordan and Jesus Merino give us the formation of the group with a mixture of old faces, new faces and the little glimpses of the missions will make you want to see more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Norm Rapmund, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 13th, 2012

Batwing

"Batwing" #0 is a wonderful example what these #0 issues from DC should be: true stories of characters "Before the New 52!"

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Marcus To, Ryan Winn, Richard Zajac
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

The Flash Annual #1

"The Flash Annual" #1 comes close to hitting some strong beats but quickly devolves into a superpowered shambles seen too many times before as the Flash fights the Rogues.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Scott Kolins, Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert, Marcio Takara, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 30th, 2012

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #12

Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli drop Frankenstein into a leviathan graveyard in "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #12. It gets more bizarre from there.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2012

I, Vampire #6

"I, Vampire" gears up for its first crossover even as a potential game-changer occurs.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 27th, 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

I, Vampire #5

Batman and Bennett meet up for the first time, and things do not go well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 28th, 2012

Justice League #4

The League is almost fully assembled in this issue, and just in time as a boom tube opens up to reveal. . .

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E #4

How do you defeat a Monster Planet? With the War Wheel, son. With the War Wheel.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 19th, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #3

See the most cherished memories of the Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire. They’re pretty messed up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 21st, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #3

Frankenstein and his creature commandos take on a continent of invading spiders. All this book needs beyond that is dinosaurs.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 10th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #2

"Legion of Super-Heroes" gets a little more focused for its second issue, but is it too late?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 20th, 2011

Justice League #2

More Vic Stone! More Superman! More Batman! More Green Lantern! Oh yeah, Flash, too!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2011

The Unexpected #1

Another Vertigo anthology with lackluster writing and great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dave Gibbons, G. Willow Wilson, Alex Grecian, Joshua Dysart, Jeffrey Rotter, Mat Johnson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Brian Wood, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Artists:
Dave Gibbons, Robbi Rodriguez, Jill Thompson, Farel Dalrymple, Lelio Bonaccorso, David Lapham, Rahsan Ekedal, Emily Carroll, Denys Cowan, Don Hudson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 17th, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E #2

Who would have known that dusting off the old DC property of Frankenstein would yield one of their best books of the relaunch?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 13th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5

Nazis, vampires, guns that shoot sunlight, and giant monsters -- this book has it all. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s written by Scott Snyder with some great Sean Murphy art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2011

I, Vampire #1

DC’s attempt at a vampire book in their “superhero world” both works and doesn’t for surprising reasons.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 29th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

This might actually be a good comic book, but it feels like issue #21, not #1 and thus ultimately fails.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 23rd, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #1

"Green Lantern Corps" is off to a slow start, but the little touches are what keep up your interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1

Frankenstein works for a government agency that solves weird problems. Stuff like killing monsters. Which he totally does in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 16th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #4

Comics can be brilliant no matter where you are in the story. The final page of this one will really have you back next month.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 14th, 2011

Justice League #1

The relaunch of the DC Universe starts with this issue. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of hype left unfulfilled.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2011

American Vampire #18

Pearl Jones is a woman who holds her own and isn’t affected by the landscape. She affects it instead. For one moment alone, do not miss this issue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 24th, 2011

DC Retroactive: Superman – The '80s #1

Marv Wolfman gets to predict the future, which is easy when you've already read it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2011
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