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Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2014

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Earth 2 #25

In "Earth 2" #25 Tom Taylor gives Val-Zod a chance to embrace while Nicola Scott shows readers as much detail of this Earth as possible in the twenty-eight pages provided.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 7th, 2014

Superman #30

"Superman" #30 has yet another "Superman: Doomed" prologue in its pages, but otherwise there's little to attract your attention from Scott Lobdell and Ed Benes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Ed Benes, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 23rd, 2014

Red Hood and the Outlaws #30

Wil Pfiefer and Rafa Sandoval's "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #30 is another disappointing issue in the series, with an even more disappointing appearance from Frankenstein.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Wil Pfeifer
Artists:
Rafael Sandoval, R. B. Silva, Paul Neary, Wayne Faucher, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 21st, 2014

Earth 2 #21

Superman causes all sorts of mayhem and destruction in "Earth 2" #21, written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Nicola Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 7th, 2014

Earth 2 Annual #2

The new Batman's identity is revealed in the well-paced, superbly-drawn, and surprising "Earth 2 Annual" #2, by Tom Taylor, Robson Rocha, and Scott Hanna, which also provides the origin of, and link to, Earth 2's original Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Robson Rocha, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 30th, 2014

Nightwing #27

"Nightwing" #27 wraps up (for now) the Marionette story, and Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards remind us why there's still a great deal of life left in the Nightwing character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2014

Earth 2 #19

"Earth 2" #19 adds more Wonders to the world as Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Robson Rocha begin to consolidate characters for a grand battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Robson Rocha, Trevor Scott, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 13th, 2014

Superman #26

Writer Scott Lobdell and artist Ken Lashley badly mishandle the character of Lois Lane in "Superman" #26, but recover somewhat when the story focuses on Clark and Diana, as well as featured villain The Parasite.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Ken Lashley
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 3rd, 2014

Avengers #24.NOW

In "Avengers #24.NOW," Jonathan Hickman and a host of artists show the Avengers team enjoying some downtime, complete with Thor manning the grill, and also brings forward a new threat through the actions of Iron Man 3030.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic, Salvador Larroca, Mike Deodato, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 26th, 2013

The Illegitimates #1

When the greatest spy alive meets his untimely end, the world must turn to his illegitimate children for help in Marc Andreyko, Taran Killam and Kevin Sharpe's "Illegitimates" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Marc Andreyko, Taran Killam
Artists:
Kevin Sharpe, Diana Greenhaigh
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 20th, 2013

Earth 2 #18

"Earth 2" #18 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott is a little slow, but this is scarcely noticed amidst Taylor's exploration of the resurrected, radically different and capably rendered incarnations of Batman and Superman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 5th, 2013

Nightwing #25

As the "Zero Year" power outage hits "Nightwing" #25, Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards give us a Dick Grayson still in the circus who learns a bit about friendship in a time of need.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Earth 2 #17

"Earth 2" #16 is James Robinson's final issue on this title, so Nicola Scott joins in, bringing along Green Lantern, Steppenwolf and many more for the sendoff.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 11th, 2013

Earth 2 #16

"Earth 2" #16 is James Robinson's final issue on this title, so Nicola Scott joins in, bringing along Green Lantern, Steppenwolf and many more for the sendoff.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2013

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1

Marvel Knights relaunches the brand with "Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #1 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2013

Earth 2 #15.2

Matt Kindt and Aaron Lopresti provide a peek into the possible secret origins of Grundy in the pages of "Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 16th, 2013

Action Comics #23.2

"Action Comics #23.2: Zod" unleashes Greg Pak and Ken Lashley on the legend of Dru-Zod, but their take is less than memorable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ken Lashley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 16th, 2013

Justice League Dark #23.1

"Justice League Dark" #23.1 by Ann Nocenti, Dan DiDio and an army of artists is a painful mess of a comic book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Chrisscross, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Tom Derenick, Wayne Faucher, Andy Owens, Tom Derenick
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 5th, 2013

Justice League of America #7

Part four of the six-part "Trinity War" in "Justice League of America" #7 by Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire and Doug Mahnke is another great-looking, fast-paced thrill that's a great example of an excellent superhero event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 15th, 2013

Teen Titans #22

Scott Lobdell and Jesus Merino wrap up the New 52's first Trigon story in "Teen Titans" #22, but it's the second half full of recriminations that's the more brutal battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Eddy Barrows
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2013

Earth 2 #14

A declaration of war sends Green Lantern, Flash and Doctor Fate into Dherain in "Earth 2 #14" as Nicola Scott returns to draw James Robinson's world-building.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 8th, 2013

Earth 2 Annual #1

As one of his last acts of world-building, James Robinson introduces a new Batman for this world in "Earth 2 Annual" #1, drawn by Cafu and Julius Gopez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Cafu, Julius Gopez, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2013

Katana #4

With her blade broken and the imprisoned souls released from it, Tatsu Toro is in deep water in "Katana" #4 by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Alex Sanchez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Alex Sanchez, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2013

Katana #3

"Katana" #3 by Ann Nocenti and Cliff Richards has some beautifully elegant moments mixed with some real clunkers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Rebecca Buchman, Juan Castro, Le Beau Underwood, Phyllis Novin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 26th, 2013

Earth 2 #11

April brings DC's gatefold cover experiment that not only returns Doctor Fate to the DC Universe, but Mister Miracle as well in the James Robinson-written, Nicola Scott-drawn "Earth 2" #11.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 5th, 2013

Earth 2 #9

Writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott serve up the prologue to Dr. Fate's New 52 debut in "Earth 2" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 7th, 2013

Blue Beetle #16

Jaime Reyes' second series comes to a less than spectacular close in the pages of "Blue Beetle" #16, despite the effort and talents of writer Tony Bedard and artist Marcio Takara.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2013

Justice League Dark

Jeff Lemire takes a look at John Constantine's past and gives some insight into his early relationship with Zatanna in "Justice League Dark" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Cam Smith, Jack Purcell, Scott Hanna, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 1st, 2012

Blue Beetle

The origin of Khaji-Da, a visit with Lady Styx and a crash landing on Reachworld are just some of the story found in "Blue Beetle" #0, which reveals secrets of the scarab before it met Jaime Reyes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Justice League #12

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring the conclusion to "The Villain's Journey" in "Justice League" #12, as Superman and Wonder Woman lock lips.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Dave Finch, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Matt Banning, Rob Hunter, Joe Weems, Alex Garner, Trevor Scott, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

Blue Beetle #12

Brenda and Paco have come to New York looking for Jaime Reyes, but in "Blue Beetle" #12 Tony Bedard and Ig Guara reveal they're not the only ones looking for Jaime.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2012

Earth 2 #3

"Earth 2" #3 is really two different comics grafted together and it's pity the two halves clash so much.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2012

Blue Beetle #10

Combining Blue Beetle and the Department of Extranormal Operations makes for a fine bit of summer reading in "Blue Beetle" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 25th, 2012

Earth 2 #2

"Earth 2" #2 introduces no less than four refreshed DC concepts and characters including the new Alan Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 7th, 2012

Nightwing #9

"Night of the Owls" continues in "Nightwing" #9

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Andres Guinaldo, Eber Ferreria, Ruy Jose, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 18th, 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

Stormwatch #7

"Stormwatch" #7 makes you determined to better appreciate issues #1-6.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Ignaco Calero, Sean Parsons, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 10th, 2012

Blue Beetle #6

In a game-changing issue, Tony Bedard pits Jaime Reyes against his best friend Paco in a scarab battle-royale beautifully depicted by Ig Guara.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 17th, 2012

Stormwatch #6

Paul Cornell wraps up his stint on “Stormwatch” with a solidifying of the roster.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 2nd, 2012

Blue Beetle #5

The new Blue Beetle series continues to dazzle and impress as the stakes continue to be stacked against Jaime Reyes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 19th, 2012

Blue Beetle #4

It's not easy being Blue Beetle, and that's part of the attraction of the series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 22nd, 2011

Blue Beetle #3

The relaunch didn’t need to hit Blue Beetle too hard, but the new series is fresh enough for anyone who missed out on the first go- round with Jaime Reyes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 17th, 2011

Stormwatch #3

Stormwatch continues to fight the moon. I always knew the moon would prove troublesome.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Al Barrionuevo
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 6th, 2011

Blue Beetle #2

If the old "Blue Beetle" run was even half as fun, I'm kicking myself for not reading it, but making up for lost time now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2011

Blue Beetle #1

I’m not blue that I’ve gotten my hands on “Blue Beetle.” Quite the opposite, my friends. This is a great introduction to a hero for a new generation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 22nd, 2011

Wonder Woman #614

Diana finally overcomes her Odyssey.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Phil Hester
Artists:
Don Kramer, Lee Garbett. Drew Geraci, Robin Riggs, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 26th, 2011

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

For an origin that's about to get wiped out, an awful lot of time is being spent on it, here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Alex Massacci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2011

Batman and the Outsiders #40

“Frustrations mounted, tempers flared and friend turned on friend. The team splintered, and spiraled on a collision course, where only one could survive!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Didio, Philip Tan
Artists:
Philip Tan, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 22nd, 2011
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