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Wonder Woman #36

New creative team Meredith and David Finch go for shallow and splashy in "Wonder Woman" #36, an uneven and padded issue with a lack of depth and characterization.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Meredith Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 20th, 2014

Forever Evil #7

"Forever Evil" #7 closes the Crime Syndicate chapter of Geoff Johns' "Justice League" story while it affords David Finch a chance to draw such things as Bizarro giving Lex Luthor a hug.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Forever Evil #6

"Forever Evil" #6 unmasks the hooded figure the Crime Syndicate brought along and pits Batman against Luthor in Geoff Johns' story with David Finch on art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 7th, 2014

Forever Evil #5

Rounding the corner into the final lap, "Forever Evil" #5 affords Geoff Johns and David Finch an opportunity to give readers some fun matchups, like Black Adam and Giganta, Sinestro versus Power Ring.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 6th, 2014

Forever Evil #4

The events in Geoff Johns and David Finch's "Forever Evil" #4 seem cool at first glance, but don't hold together as a coherent story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 27th, 2013

Forever Evil #3

Geoff Johns, David Finch and Richard Friend serve up a fascinatingly dark and intriguing comic as Earth-3's Crime Syndicate continues their planet-wide takeover of our world in "Forever Evil" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 6th, 2013

Forever Evil #2

"This world is ours" is the declarative on every electronics screen when Geoff Johns and David Finch open up "Forever Evil" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2013

Forever Evil #1

Geoff Johns and David Finch throw the DC Universe into organized chaos under the leadership of the Crime Syndicate for "Forever Evil" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 6th, 2013

Green Lantern #21

It's a brand new day for Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns as writer Robert Venditti and artist Billy Tan assume creator roles for "Green Lantern" #21.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 6th, 2013

Justice League of America #3

"Justice League of America" #3 has Geoff Johns and David Finch plumb some darker depths for this team, but so far I'm not convinced that a grittier Justice League has on its own enough reason to exist.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Matt Kindt
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend, Manuel Garcia, Dave Beaty
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 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

Justice League #13

Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel try to make an argument that the Cheetah is a foe worthy of battling the League in "Justice League" #13, but the end result falls just short. Maybe she should call the rest of the Legion of Doom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Richard Friend, Batt, Brad Walker, Drew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2012

Detective Comics

"Detective Comics" #0 is a tale from Bruce Wayne's past that almost reads like a fable. While Gregg Hurwitz and Tony Daniel's story stumbles over the hurdles of cliché, it eventually crosses the finish line.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Pere Perez, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 7th, 2012

Justice League International #12

It's the end of the road for Booster Gold and the rest of the team in "Justice League International" #12 as the team bids farewell to Rocket Red. Naturally, Batman shows up to complicate things.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight #11

Two issues into the updated creative team of Gregg Hurwitz and David Finch, "Batman: The Dark Knight" #11's story of the Scarecrow's latest experiment is turning out to be a hit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
David Finch
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight #9

Judd Winick steps in to helm "Batman: The Dark Knight" as it enters the "Night of the Owls."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 24th, 2012

Justice League International #9

Guy Gardner and O.M.A.C. pounding the tar out of each other. This is why the DC Universe was relaunched.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2012

Batwoman #6

The Amy Reeder-drawn arc on "Batwoman" finally begins, and it's off to a slow but promising start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Amy Reeder, Richard Friend, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 8th, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight #5

Batman vs. the Scarecrow! Batman vs. Superman! Critic vs. comic book!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, David Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 29th, 2012

Birds of Prey #5

No, you didn't miss an issue; the Birds of Prey are just as confused as you are.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2012

Justice League International #5

It’s the final showdown between the JLI and Peraxxus, giving the JLI a chance to shine. Unfortunately, the book doesn't.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 5th, 2012

Birds of Prey #4

Batgirl stops by to help the Birds against a foe they’re having a hard time finding.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 22nd, 2011

Justice League International #4

"Justice League International" is superheroes by the book, in every single way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 8th, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight #3

"Batman: The Dark Knight" is coming across as a poor man's "Hush."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, David Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Paul Jenkins gives "Batman: The Dark Knight" a much needed boost, but it's still at the bottom of the heap.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, David Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 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

Supergirl #66

Supergirl continues her undercover investigation of missing students at a college at the behest of Lois Lane, while Lois does her own investigation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 23rd, 2011

Fables #101

This side-step after the climactic "Fables" #100 is so satisfying you'll be dying to find out what happens next with these minor characters.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Eric Shanower, Andrew Pepoy, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 26th, 2011

Supergirl #60

A glimpse at what could have been from Nick Spencer on "Supergirl," and the hope that James Peaty can follow through.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, James Peaty
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 19th, 2011

Supergirl #59

"When it comes down to it, lives can be boiled down to just a few things: our families, both the good parts and the bad, the people who hate us, the ones who love us, and the work we leave behind."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal, Robin Riggs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 19th, 2010

Madame Xanadu #29

“Any prediction is just that. . . a calculated guess as to the course of future events. We base these forecasts on the evidence that only presents itself to a seer’s notice.”

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Amy Reeder, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2010

Batwoman

This is a new reader-friendly introduction to Batwoman, as J.H. Williams prepares a new series to continue her adventures.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Hayden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Amy Reeder, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
November 25th, 2010

Supergirl #56

Good-bye! Bizarro am not here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2010

Supergirl #55

Bizarrogirl am here to make fun. Or not. I don’t know. Bizarro-speak flat out confuses me sometimes!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, John Dell, Marc Deering, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2010

Batman #700

A fun story featuring three Batmen is marred by a plethora of unnecessary ‘bonus’ materials and an inflated price tag.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 9th, 2010

Madame Xanadu #10

Featuring a star-studded cast of DC Universe mystical superbeings from yesteryear, the first story from Vertigo's "Madame Xanadu" draws to a close.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Amy Reeder Hadley, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 4th, 2009

Madame Xanadu #6

Borrowing the soothsayer of the DC Universe and elevating her to star status, Matt Wagner gives "Madame Xanadu" a chance to grow, shine and entertain. Teamed with the fresh abilities of Amy Reeder Hadley, this title is quite unlike anything else

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Amy Reeder Hadley, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 1st, 2008
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