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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #16

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #16, Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty begin a new storyline with a newly enlarged cast, but the intersection of multiple story foci results in a lack of suspense and direction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Batman #15

In "Batman" #15, the Joker just keeps getting a little more creepy and a lot more dark, thanks to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2012

Batman #14

"Batman" #14 has Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue "Death of the Family" with a dip into the chemicals that created the Joker and other past encounters, but the Joker is changing the rules this time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 14th, 2012

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2

"Thought Bubble Anthology" #2 is as brilliant and diverse as the entirety of the comics medium. An absolute, no-excuses must-buy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Lucia Rose Harris, Pete Doree, Skottie Young, Gail Simone, Richard Starkings, Emma Vieceli, Matthew Sheret, Ivan Brandon, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Lee Barnett, Warren Ellis, Kate Beaton, Chris Lackey, JG Ros
Artists:
Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, Tula Lotay, Boo Cook, Kristyna Baczynski, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, Clark Burscough, Richard Hughes, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Ollie Redding, Kate Beaton, Chris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 12th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #1

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #1 by Jeff Parker and Brian Ching has fun jokes and pretty art, but the story suffers from a lack of interesting action and a derivative, unimaginative setting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Brian Ching, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 9th, 2012

Storm Dogs #1

David Hine and Doug Braithwaite's "Storm Dogs" #1 is a worthy addition to Image's growing library of sci-fi series, successfully merging the genre with crime fiction, and providing a solid visual experience.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
November 7th, 2012

CBLDF Liberty Annual #5

"CBLDF Liberty Annual" #5 is for a good cause, and there are some gems in it, including a "Walking Dead" story from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, as well as a stunning short piece from James Asmus and Takeshi Miyazawa.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Howard Chaykin, Andy Diggle, Chris Giarrusso, Kieron Gillen, Brandon Graham, Jonathan Hickman, David Hine, Robert Kirkman, Jim McCann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, Steven T. Seagle, Richard Starkings
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Nate Bellegarde, J. Bone, Doug Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Marco Cinello, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Chris Giarrusso, Sina Grace, Brandon Graham, Jonathan Hickman, Roger Langridge, Janet Lee, Takeshi Miyazawa, Terry Moore, Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 31st, 2012

Ghost #1

Following the short stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (reprinted as "Ghost" #0), Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto hit the ground running with "Ghost" #1 as we learn more about our title character and start meeting villains.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 25th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14

Jane Espenson and Karl Moline unleash Billy the Vampire Slayer in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #14, and what could have been cliché or even offensive ends up actually working quite well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

Ghost

For the first time in over a decade, Ghost returns to her own series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Phil Noto. While the pieces are all in place for a strong run, this debut issue falls flat with the focus off the titular character.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 19th, 2012

Batman

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring a rare look at Bruce Wayne before he became Batman in "Batman" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
James Tynion IV
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 13th, 2012

Angel & Faith #13

As someone who suffered through the original Connor storyline in "Angel," Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show readers in "Angel & Faith" #13 that we actually can have a good story involving the hell dimension of Quor'toth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Spike #1

Victor Gischler and Paul Lee do their best with "Spike" #1, the start of a spin-off mini-series from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9," but ultimately it's just a reminder of something that didn't work in "Buffy the Va

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paul Lee, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 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

Conan the Barbarian #7

"Conan the Barbarian" #7 kicks off a new story arc courtesy Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan, as Conan and Bêlit travel to Conan's home village and the Queen of the Black Coast discovers a demotion of sorts to her own status.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

Batman #12

With the Owls vanquished, "Batman" #12 lets Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke shift to a satisfying story that focuses on a supporting character from an earlier issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

Batman #11

Batman and Talon go claw to beak for the fate of Gotham City, spinning, tumbling and kicking their way through the sky to come crashing down.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11

Buffy gets a new job in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11 and this time it's one that actually looks like a good fit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012

Angel & Faith #11

"Angel & Faith" #9 kicks off a new story arc, "Family Reunion," as Willow shows up without warning and sets off a chain of events propelling Angel back into contact with his son Connor.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Issacs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 3rd, 2012

Batman #10

Batman brings the Court of Owls fight right back to them as only Batman can.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 14th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #5

Conan's fight in "Conan the Barbarian" #5 is worth the price of admission alone.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 13th, 2012

Angel & Faith #10

"Angel & Faith" #10 is not only the best issue of the series to date, it's up there with a lot of episodes of "Angel" for sheer quality.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #4

Conan and Bêlit plan a dangerous heist that includes Conan getting captured and executed if anything goes wrong.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 21st, 2012

Batman #9

"Night of the Owls" hits the book from which it originated, and it's easily the best chapter yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 10th, 2012

Batman #8

"Night of the Owls" kicks off in "Batman" #8 with an attack on Wayne Manor.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 18th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #8

The exposition arrives in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #8 to explain last month's surprise cliffhanger, and everything grinds to a halt.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #3

Conan isn't the good guy you might be thinking of.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 15th, 2012

Danger Club #1

Image brings "Danger Club" #1 to the stands, which features teen heroes and wonderfully surpasses expectations.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Landry Q. Walker
Artists:
Eric Jones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 5th, 2012

Batman #7

Does Gotham City belong to Batman or the Court of Owls?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 21st, 2012

Robert E Howard's Savage Sword #4

The finest pulp anthology you'll find this side of the Golden Age.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Jeremy Barlow, Pete Doree, Dave Land, Alan Zelenetz
Artists:
Fabio Cobiaco, Tony Parker, Sean Phillips, M.S. Corley, Tony De Zuniga
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 14th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #7

Between a Buffy and Spike conversation sure to melt the coldest heart and a cliffhanger guaranteed to shock you into speechlessness, this comic pulls no punches.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 14th, 2012

Batman #6

"Batman" #6 pits Batman up against the Talon and the Court of Owls. Plain and simple.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2012

Conan The Barbarian #1

On the run from the law, Conan commandeers a ship and makes some friends, but when he meets Bēlit, Queen of The Black Coast, you know nothing will be the same for him again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 9th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6

Buffy considers her life, as a slayer and as a woman, as she tries to come to terms with the right decision about her pregnancy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 8th, 2012

Angel & Faith #6

"Angel & Faith" kicks off "Daddy Issues" with more father imagery than you can shake a stick at.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 26th, 2012

Batman #5

Lock up your kids -- this issue is so shocking and amazing it should come with a warning. Do. Not. Miss.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 17th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #5

Buffy experiences a “positive” change that could seriously alter her whole world. The rest is all dreams.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 12th, 2012

Angel & Faith #5

The most famous vampire in the world, Harmony, needs the help of Angel Investigations, even if that’s just been whittled down to Angel and Faith.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 1st, 2012

Batman #4

Explosions, owls, dusty old attics and Batman. That combination sure makes for a good comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2011

Angel & Faith #4

Angel and Faith find the much sought after Mohra blood, but also uncover a deadly secret about it.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 3rd, 2011

Batman #3

Batman searches for any clues regarding the Court of Owls and keeps coming up empty-handed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 16th, 2011

Batman #3

A slow build to a nasty revelation is part of what makes "Batman" so great.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 16th, 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #3

Buffy continues to be hated by just shy of everyone for her part in ridding the world of magic. Meanwhile, a new friend turns out to be not what he seems and both Buffy and Spike discover this fact far too late.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 10th, 2011

Robert E Howard’s Savage Sword #3

This issue is the most varied, and thus possibly the most successful.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Jeremy Barlow, David Lapham, Joshua Williamson, Alan Zelenetz
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Tony Parker, Fabio Cobiaco, Patric Reynolds, Tony De Zuniga
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 19th, 2011

Batman #2

Bruce Wayne is going to have to try some new things to survive the Court of Owls in the outstanding second issues of "Batman" by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 18th, 2011

Angel & Faith #2

"Angel & Faith," like an actual angel, has restored my faith in the Buffyverse comics.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2011

Batman #1

Scott Snyder had a turn at Batman with Grayson under the cowl in "Detective Comics." Now, Snyder has the chance to leave a mark on the Bruce Wayne Batman and makes a stellar first impression.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 20th, 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1

Buffy searches for herself and her place in the world after ridding the world of all its magic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 14th, 2011

Angel & Faith #1

Angel and Faith, two characters on seriously redemptive paths, team up for this interesting “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” spinoff that is off to a strong start.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 1st, 2011

Ian Churchill's Marineman #6

The first volume of "Marineman" wraps up, leaving Steve Ocean and his supporting cast completely different than the way they were six issues ago. Oh, and there's a dude with an octopus for his head.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ian Churchill
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 24th, 2011
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