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All-New X-Men #25

"All-New X-Men" #25 has a lot of great pin-ups from a wide swathe of comic artists, but don't expect any actual sort of plot from the framing device courtesy Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez, Bruce Timm, Arthur Adams, David Mack, Skottie Young, Robbi Rodriguez, Lee Bermejo, Kent Williams, J.G. Jones, Ronnie Del Carmen, J. Scott Campbell, Maris Wicks, Jason Shiga, Dan Hipp, Max Wittert, Jake Parker, Jill Thompson, Paul Smith, Bob
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 9th, 2014

Batman/Superman Annual #1

"Batman/Superman Annual" #1 by Greg Pak, Jae Lee and a team of additional artists is a fun, attractive and well-packaged issue that's relevant and remarkably consistent with the main series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee, Kenneth Rocafort, Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 10th, 2014

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

Since it reached the two-year mark, I decided to check out "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #24 to see what James Tynion IV and Julius Gopez are doing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Julius Gopez, Walden Wong, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2013

Michael Turner's Fathom #1

"Michael Turner's Fathom" #1 joins Aspen Comics' "10 for 10" promotion with David Wohl and Frank Mastromauro writing the adventures of Aspen Matthews for Alex Konat to draw.

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
David Wohl, Frank Mastromauro
Artists:
Alex Konat
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 29th, 2013

Jirni #1

April showers bring the third title in Aspen's "10 for 10" promotion: the sword and sorcery adventure of "Jirni" #1 from J. T. Krul and Paolo Pantalena.

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Paolo Pantalena
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 19th, 2013

Team 7 #5

Writer Justin Jordan and artists Jesús Merino and Pascal Alixe add depth and detail to the DC Universe in "Team 7" #5 with a modern-day conversation between Deathstroke and Lynch and a flashback sequence exposing the origins of cybernetic organ

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Pascal Alixe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 18th, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" #0 has a rainbow of Lanterns on the cover, but no pot of gold is anywhere to be found inside.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Andrew Bressan, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Higher Earth #1

The basic thrust behind "Higher Earth" is familiar but in doing so it allows Sam Humphries and Francesco Biagini to jump right into the story.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Francesco Biagini, Manuel Bracchi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2012

Fanboys vs. Zombies #1

"Fanboys vs. Zombies" is another zombie story, only with the numbers filed off and replaced with geek references.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 5th, 2012

Supurbia #1

An interesting new take on superheroes, villains, and the "woman behind the man" in Grace Randolph's new mini-series.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Grace Randolph
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 7th, 2012

Birds of Prey #3

Poison Ivy is even better than you want her to be on this team. Then things get crazy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #2

Dinah and Starling try to unravel the mysterious death of a reporter and continue building their interesting new team, adding Katana and Poison Ivy to the mix.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 20th, 2011

Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" might bore existing readers with its slow setup.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2011

Birds of Prey #1

Jesus Saiz is a great selling point for the new "Birds of Prey" series, and Duane Swiercynski's story doesn't let us down, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 21st, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2

The Wonder Woman versus Aquaman conflict continues to play out, but it's distinctly less exciting once all the facts are out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Agustin Padilla, Jose Aviles
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #14

The ladies attend a veterans charity auction with The Phantom Lady, and we flashback to a 1940’s mission against some Nazis who turn out to be very much alive and present at the auction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Billy Tucci, Adriana Melo, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 15th, 2011

Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket #1

Don’t buy this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Carlin
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 3rd, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman And The Furies #1

A young Diana and Arthur (Aquaman) meet and don’t fall in love but decide to get married in the grand tradition of making unions between powerful nations, much to the chagrin of their respective peoples.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Scott Clark, Dave Beatty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 16th, 2011

Birds of Prey #13

Gail Simone and the readers deserve a little more for this sudden conclusion to her run on the book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Diego Olmos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 9th, 2011

Birds of Prey #12

The team infiltrates a corporate headquarters belonging to a “Mister J,” while Huntress tries to recruit The Question, and ends up lending a hand against some rogue cops. But as always, not all is what it seems.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 14th, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #59

“I, uh. . . I thought Ganthet was dropping a hint when he said he’d placed all his hopes in me. Now I just hope I’m not totally useless.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #11

Huntress and Catman work together to save a hostage and almost take some time to get close, but instead push each other further away, perhaps deliberately.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Pere Pérez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 15th, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8

“Talk to us – what’re you seeing – who’s in your head – is it Parallax – Krona – is it Zardor?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 30th, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #58

“Hurry through! There is no telling what evil Krona has wrought in out absence.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2011

Birds of Prey #9

“Hey, Batman? Little advice . . . get your damn scalloped gloves off me. HAWK!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 12th, 2011

The Flash #9

“We were moving faster than the speed of sound so your voice never caught up with me. I couldn’t hear you.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #56

When your next big crossover starts in March, any existing storyline will drag out until a February conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #8

“Batman? Ah. Been a while since he’s pulled that on me. I’m beginning to wonder if he just doesn’t know how to say goodbye.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2011

Birds of Prey #7

“I’m going to be relying on you. All of you. Including Helena. All of you. But it won’t work without Oracle.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 19th, 2010

First Wave #5

The only thing worse than late books? Late books that look awful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 13th, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #54

“Thaal Sinestro’s pride would never allow him to ignore what I have done. It makes no difference if he loves you, hates you, or feels total indifference.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 17th, 2010

Birds of Prey #6

After a month off, "Birds of Prey" finally wraps up its initial storyline, and it feels good to finally move on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Alvin Lee, Adriana Melo, Jack Purcell, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #53

This is exactly what you should expect from "Green Lantern Corps."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 20th, 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

First Wave #4

The good guys begin to band together against the bad, but things don’t go so well for Doc Savage.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 29th, 2010

Birds of Prey #5

After its initial, exciting storyline, "Birds of Prey" feels slightly rushed this month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Alvin Lee, Adriana Melo, Jack Purcell, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 17th, 2010

Justice League of America #48

The final installment of this year’s Justice League of America-Justice Society of America team-up ends with more than a little foreshadowing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund, Don Ho, Derek Fridolfs, Rich Perrotta, Pow Rodrix, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2010

Justice Society of America #42

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 20th, 2010

Birds of Prey #4

The Birds of Prey continue to fly through the “Brightest Day.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes, Adriana Melo, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2010

Justice League of America #47

The JLA, JSA, and All-Stars continue to stave off the Starheart’s attack while trying to bring the fight back to the Starheart.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Pow Rodrix, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2010

First Wave #3

It’s still not clear what “First Wave” is about really, but things are moving in that direction as Batman enters the book in a big way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Bob Almond
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 29th, 2010

Justice Society of America #41

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 26th, 2010

Birds of Prey #3

It's a little erratic, but the conclusion can still pull "Birds of Prey" together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes, Adriana Melo, Mariah Benes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 17th, 2010

Justice League of America #46

"Justice League of America" and "Justice Society of America" start up a new crossover, but so far it's less than interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund, Pow Rodrix, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 2nd, 2010

Supergirl #53

The aftermath of the “War of the Supermen,” Supergirl is left to assess the damage inflicted upon her life.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 26th, 2010

Birds of Prey #2

"Birds of Prey" #2 sets up the remaining two chapters of its opening storyline, and gets the band back together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes, Adriana Melo, Mariah Benes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 16th, 2010

First Wave #2

It’s the Spirit versus the Blackhawks as the group of pilots want something back, but the Spirit ain’t in a giving mood.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 17th, 2010

Birds of Prey #1

Flying under the "Brightest Day" banner, the "Birds of Prey" return, bringing Hawk, Dove, and Gail Simone with them, all thanks to a White Lantern ring.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 12th, 2010

Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special #1

Green Arrow's actions in "Justice League: Cry for Justice" come to light here, and the reaction is just what you'd expect. After all, there wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, right?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Mike Mayhew, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Vicente Cifuentes, Ruy José
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 10th, 2010

First Wave #1

Pulp heroes sharing a single world as Brian Azzarello introduces three separate plots and Rags Morales delivers some good art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 3rd, 2010
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