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New 52: Futures End #18

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #16

"New 52: Futures End" #16 welcomes Stormguard to its mix of characters thanks to Jesus Merino on art with a story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2014

Batman #34

"Batman" finally returns to the present day, as Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder, and Matteo Scalera bring us on a search for a killer whose greatest wish... is to be anonymous.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 13th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #14

80% of "New 52: Futures End" #14 consists of fight scenes (Emiko, Big Barda, Deathstroke, Plastique, Batman Beyond, etc.) and it's eroding a lot of good will that the book's writing staff built up a month ago.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #13

"New 52: Futures End" #13 is a meandering, impenetrable and stagnant chapter in this weekly series, notable only for Patrick Zircher's pleasing artwork that props up Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 4th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #10

"New 52: Futures End" #10 is a title that's leveled out since those early issues, and while the future is still bleak, at least now there's some hope mixed in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #7

With art from Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert, "New 52: Futures End" #7 is an issue of transitions that doesn't do anything to further any of the divergent storylines opened to this point.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #5

"The New 52: Futures End" #5 breaks down the Firestorm matrix and dials up the latest Terrifitech creation while Grifter lies helpless, in enemy hands.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #3

Dan Jurgens and Mark Irwin deliver the visuals in "New 52: Futures End" #3 for Frankenstein's big debut in the story's "modern" timeline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mark Irwin, Keith Giffen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 23rd, 2014

New 52: Futures End #2

Hopefully "Futures End" #2 shows us a timeline slated for destruction, because Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens, Giffen, and Merino are doing a good job in making readers dislike the future of the DC Universe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Dan Green, Keith Giffen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #1

"Future's End" #1 is a somewhat bland and derivative take on the idea of a dark future, but a team of DC's most notable writers squeeze out a mildly interesting story that's impressively illustrated by Patrick Zircher.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 8th, 2014

Ghost #2

"Ghost" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Sebela, Ryan Sook and Drew Johnson remind readers that a deal with the devil is one that's not to be trusted, even as a serial killer inches closer to a new prey.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ryan Sook, Drew Johnson, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 14th, 2014

Ghost #1

"Ghost" #1 from Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Sebela and Ryan Sook is a supernatural adventure trimmed with mystery.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ryan Sook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 18th, 2013

Quantum and Woody #4

With talent like James Asmus, Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear onboard "Quantum & Woody" #4 can't help but be a good comic book. Instead, it exceeds any and all expectations.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2013

Hit #1

BOOM! Studios unleashes "Hit" #1 from writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, revealing the dirty secrets of the 1950s Los Angeles Police Department.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Bryce Carlson
Artists:
Vanessa R. Del Rey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 9th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

"Trinity of Sin: Pandora" #2 flies the "Trinity War" flag above its logo, but Ray Fawkes and Daniel Sampere try keep the focus on introducing Pandora to readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Quantum and Woody #1

Valiant scores again with another great first issue: "Quantum and Woody" #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 11th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1

Leading into DC Comics' "Trinity War" event, writer Ray Fawkes and a team of artists provide an attractive but stretched-out origin for the character of Pandora, and little else, in "Trinity of Sin: Pandora" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Zander Cannon, Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 3rd, 2013

Dream Thief #2

"Dream Thief" #2 by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood follows John Lincoln as he involuntarily slips into murder victim Jimmy Oliver's memories and alternately plays detective and executioner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 24th, 2013

Worlds' Finest #12

Paul Levitz and a bevy of artists continue to document the misdeeds of Desaad as he tries to dismantle the life and career of Karen Starr in the pages of "Worlds' Finest" #12.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire, Geraldo Borges, Robson Rocha, J. P. Mayer, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2013

Red Team #1

"Red Team" #1 from Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak is an interesting premise of a law enforcement team that murders a suspect, which is held back by the boring development of the hook.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Craig Cermak
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 6th, 2013

Justice League Dark Annual #1

Nanda Parbat is the location for Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin to pit John Constantine's team against the forces of Nick Necro in "Justice League Dark Annual" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Victor Drujiniu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 2nd, 2012

Action Comics Annual #1

Cully Hamner delivers the debut of Kryptonite Man and Ryan Sook chips in for the first appearance of the Atomic Skull in "Action Comics Annual" #1 written by Sholly Fisch and "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch, Max Landis
Artists:
Cully Hamner, Ryan Sook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2012

Justice League Dark #13

Mikel Janin gets an art assist from Victor Drujiniu to bring fantastic imagery to Jeff Lemire's story in "Justice League Dark" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Victor Drujiniu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2012

DC Universe Presents #13

Marc Andreyko and Robson Rocha re-introduce Black Lightning and Blue Devil in "DC Universe Presents" #13, and the reset to both characters ultimately does some good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2012

The Creep #2

Don't be scared by the title; with its investigation into the death of two teens, "The Creep" is rapidly turning out to be one of the best mini-series of the year, courtesy John Arcudi and Jonathan Case.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Jonathan Case
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

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

National Comics: Rose & Thorn #1

"National Comics: Rose & Thorn" by Tom Taylor and Neil Googe once more introduce the character(s) of Rose and Thorn to the DC Universe, but as with the other "National Comics" one-shots, don't expect a full story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Neil Googe
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #2

This 99th issue of the various "B.P.R.D." comics has evil organizations, monstrous creatures, false allegiances, psychic powers and charismatic cult leaders. Just another day from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crook.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 26th, 2012

DC Universe Presents

With five stories, "DC Universe Presents" #0 should have been fun, but instead it's a reminder why some of these characters already had their titles cancelled.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio, James Robinson, Rob Liefeld, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish, Tom Denerick, Marat Mychaels, Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2012

Justice League Dark #12

Felix Faust is on the trail of the Books of Magic in "Justice League Dark" #12 and the team intends to follow him -- to Slaughter Swamp!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 24th, 2012

DC Universe Presents #12

Kid Flash races into the spotlight for a single-issue story in the pages of "DC Universe Presents" #12.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Jorge Jiménez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 17th, 2012

Justice League Dark #11

A few issues into their "Justice League Dark" run, Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin have an excellent game plan as they layer mysteries and betrayal effortlessly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 27th, 2012

DC Universe Presents #11

"DC Universe Presents" #11 wraps up James Robinson and Bernard Chang's story about Vandal Savage and his daughter Kass, but it feels a little too simple to be truly satisfying.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2012

Justice League Dark #10

Two issues in, Jeff Lemire is doing just fine as the new writer for "Justice League Dark."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 2nd, 2012

Justice League Dark #9

Justice League Dark gets a much-deserved makeover with this issue -- a new writer and a slightly revised character roster, as well as an exciting new mission.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 25th, 2012

DC Universe Presents #9

Following in the footsteps of Deadman and Challengers of the Unknown, Vandal Savage and his daughter take the star turn in this latest issue of "DC Universe Presents."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 16th, 2012

Mystery In Space #1

"Mystery in Space" is a truly mixed bag from start to finish.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Duane Swierczyski, Andy Diggle, Ming Doyle, Ann Nocenti, Nnedi Okorafor, Steve Orlando, Robert Rodi, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Allred
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Davide Gianfelice, Ming Doyle, Fred Harper, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Francesco Trifogli, Sebastian Fiumara, Kyle Baker, Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 14th, 2012

Justice League Dark #8

The Justice League Dark team brings back vampire Andrew Bennett, but it's unclear if they've just traded one devil for another.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Daniel Sampere
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 30th, 2012

Justice League Dark #7

"Justice League Dark" and "I, Vampire" start a crossover with a smooth and easy transition for an opening chapter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Admira Wijaya, Daniel Sampere
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 29th, 2012

DC Universe Presents #6

"DC Universe Presents" continues to explore concepts and characters of the New 52 status quo. Up next: Challengers of the Unknown.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Ray McCarthy, Andy Lanning, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 16th, 2012

Justice League Dark #5

The only way to save the world is to be a cold bastard. Good thing John Constantine is in this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 28th, 2012

Lord of the Jungle #1

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Tarzan" was too long a title for this book, but for one hundred pennies, you can check out the origin of young Lord Greystoke.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 18th, 2012

Justice League Dark #4

The team finally starts to come together as Enchantress continues to wreck everything in sight in her hunt for the real June Moone.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 1st, 2012

Justice League Dark #3

"Justice League Dark" is in the dreaded "middle issue" phase, which is still good, just not as great as the first two.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2011

Justice League Dark #2

"Justice League Dark" might have a cheesy title, but this is the clear winner of the books with "Justice" in their title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2011

DC Universe Presents #2

Deadman helps his latest host, and breaks into a mystical stronghold. The former is easier than the latter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2011

Justice League Dark #1

The magic arm of the Justice League gets its roster together while the terrifying threat of Enchantress looms large.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 29th, 2011

DC Universe Presents #1

"DC Universe Presents" is saddled with an unfortunate name, hiding a quality comic behind the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Monsters #1

Liz Sherman returns, and new artist Tyler Crook steps on board.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 13th, 2011
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