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Superman Unchained #6

"Superman Unchained" #6 has hit the 2/3rds mark of the series, and as Scott Snyder and Jim Lee have Superman deal with Ascension, there are other foes still waiting in the wings.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #4

The secret origin of the future Justice League is revealed in "Justice League 3000" #4 from writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis and artist Howard Porter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 13th, 2014

Batman #28

Flying in the face of expectations, Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen take readers along for a sneak peek at "Batman Eternal" and throw some extra surprises into "Batman" #28.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 12th, 2014

Batman: Black and White #6

"Batman Black and White" #6 wraps up the anthology with five stories showcasing excellent art by Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan and Adam Hughes, among others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cliff Chiang, Olly Moss, Dave Taylor, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson
Artists:
Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Dave Taylor, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 10th, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight #27

Gregg Hurwitz and Alberto Ponticelli wrap-up their dialogue-free two-parter in "Batman: The Dark Knight" #27, and while the story is solid, it's the art that ultimately sells it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 3rd, 2014

Justice League 3000 #2

It's not entirely clear what Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Howard Porter are aiming for with "Justice League 3000" #2, but at the same time it's an intriguing mess as the team bickers and gets trounced.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 16th, 2014

Detective Comics #27

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Barr, Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Sean Murphy, Bryan Hitch, Ian Bertram, Neal Adams, Guillem March, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 9th, 2014

The Flash #26

Christos Gage and Neil Google step in this month with "The Flash" #26, and quite frankly if someone decides to bring them back on a permanent basis, it would be a smart move.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Neil Googe
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 6th, 2014

Superman Unchained #5

Writer Scott Snyder infuses "Superman Unchained" #5 with enough surprises to give the ongoing story a shot of adrenaline, and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams hand a few pages over to Dustin Nguyen for some insightful if disruptive flashbacks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 2nd, 2014

Justice League 3000 #1

Howard Porter joins J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen to deliver the inaugural chapter of a whole new era of justice in "Justice League 3000" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2013

Superman Unchained #4

Scott Snyder and Jim Lee check in with another installment of the adventures of Superman and Wraith in "Superman Unchained."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 7th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #2

"Batman: Black and White" #2 spans a wide variety of topics and time period and offers some refreshing new takes on Bruce Wayne, his friends, and his ever impressive rogue's gallery.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Didio, Rafael Grampa, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Michael Uslan
Artists:
J.G. Jones, Rafael Grampa, Rafael Albuguerque, Alex Nino, Dave Bullock
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
October 7th, 2013

Justice League #23.2

Marguerite Bennett and Ben Oliver provide the story of a bounty hunter patient comic book fans will actually dig in "Justice League #23.1: Lobo."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 11th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #1

"Batman: Black and White" #1, a revival of the anthology title from the 1990s, features five new Batman short stories by Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie, Michael Cho, Joe Quinones, Sean Murphy and Chris Samnee.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones, Sean Murphy, Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 9th, 2013

Justice League of America #7.1

"Justice League of America" #7.1 lets Matt Kindt, Sami Basri, and Carmen Carnero show us what Deadshot's doing during the events of "Forever Evil" even as we see where he came from, but one half's better than the other.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Sami Basri, Carmen Carnero, Keith Champagne, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2013

Superman Unchained #3

With Wraith now revealed, Superman is discovering he has so many more questions, if only Scott Snyder and Jim Lee could answer them for the Man of Steel in "Superman Unchained" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2013

Superman Unchained #2

Superman has a confrontation with General Lane and discovers the measures Lane has in place against him in Scott Snyder's and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 10th, 2013

Superman Unchained #1

It's been a while since Superman was this great or this cool, and Scott Snyder and Jim Lee give readers the Superman they've been missing since long before the start of the New 52 in "Superman Unchained" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 11th, 2013

Detective Comics #19

"Detective Comics" #19 is also the 900th issue of the series, and to celebrate John Layman and Jason Fabok not only unleash an army of Man-Bats, but welcome in a plethora of back-up stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea, Mikel Janin, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2013

Time Warp #1

"Time Warp" delivers nine stories by fantastic talent like Damon Lindelof, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt among others. And, yes, there are dinosaurs. And Adolf Hitler. Not at the same time, though.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Damon Lindelof, Tom King, Gail Simone, Simon Spurrier, Toby Litt, Peter Milligan, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett
Artists:
Jeff Lemire, Tom Fowler, Gael Bertrand, Michael Dowling, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, M. K. Perker, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 28th, 2013

Constantine #1

It would be easy to write off "Constantine" #1 as a poor substitute for "Hellblazer," but Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, and Renato Guedes in many ways are going back to Constantine's roots here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Renato Guedes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2013

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

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1

"Before Watchmen: Moloch" has J. Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso tackle the one "super-villain" from "Watchmen," but this "Before Watchmen" mini-series feels the most pointless of them all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, John Higgins
Artists:
Eduardo Risso, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 9th, 2012

Talon #1

"Talon" #1 from James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and Guillem March takes Calvin Rose and pits him on a quest against the Court of Owls.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 26th, 2012

Talon

In a strong addition to DC's zero month, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Guillem March introduce Calvin Rose to the DCU in "Talon" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 26th, 2012

Green Lantern

"Green Lantern" #0 doesn't focus on Hal Jordan or Thaal Sinestro. Instead, it introduces Simon Baz, gives him and Green Lantern ring and sends him on his way in a different, but familiar, origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 6th, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1

With Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver in the creators' chairs for "Green Lantern Annual" #1, that can only mean one thing: another epic tale bringing change to the Lanterns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver, Pete Woods, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

Scalped #60

The final issue to Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera's "Scalped" leaves a gratifying experience in its wake to the long-running Vertigo series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
August 27th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo craft a Rorschach story that brings the character back to his Charlton Comics roots in "Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Len Wein
Artists:
Lee Bermejo, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Len Wein's story in "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #2 is competent if forgettable, but Jae Lee's artwork is so beautiful that it's absolutely worth taking a look how this creator's talent is exploding off the page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Jae Lee, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 9th, 2012

Green Lantern #11

In “Green Lantern” #11, Hal Jordan gets a more inflated ego and Sinestro is freed from the Indigo Tribe’s control, while Black Hand returns to Earth, gets some Chinese takeout and has dinner with his dead family.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1

Andy Kubert and his father, Joe, bring the Kubert magic to the origin of the Nite Owl. Unfortunately, the story is less inspiring.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2012

Masters of the Universe #1

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Howard Porter, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 25th, 2012

Saucer Country #4

A hypnotic regression reveals more about the Governor's abduction in "Saucer Country" #4.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 15th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

"Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #1 looks beautiful, but there's not much behind the great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein
Artists:
Amanda Conner, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

Opening "Before Watchmen" comics with "Minutemen" #1 by Darwyn Cooke was an extremely smart move on DC's part.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Len Wein
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2012

Batman Annual #1

With summer on the horizon, Mr. Freeze comes to the relaunched DC Universe in "Batman Annual" #1 to cool things down.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2012

Saucer Country #3

Governor Alvarado and her ex-husband Michael's alien abduction continues to plague them and Alvarado's team brings in an expert for her campaign as Michael seeks out an expert of his own.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 21st, 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

DC Comics - The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition #1

Free comics have been used with moderate to very good success for starting new series and ideas. "DC Comics -- The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition" #1 doesn't quite get it right.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gene Ha, Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 7th, 2012

Saucer Country #2

"Saucer Country" #2 proves that its strong first issue wasn't just a hallucination, sun spot, or weather balloon.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 12th, 2012

Green Lantern

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" is starting to bring some pep back into "Green Lantern."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 11th, 2012

Saucer Country #1

A new Vertigo series merging science fiction and politics tells the story of a presidential hopeful who may have been abducted by aliens.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 15th, 2012

Green Lantern #7

The seventh issue of the relaunched "Green Lantern" kicks off another intergalactic war between Corps and offers a hook to snag new readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 15th, 2012

Scalped #56

A mighty tale deserves a sublime coda. The end starts here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 5th, 2012

Justice League #6

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities making for an enjoyable read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Batt, Mark Irwin, Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 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

Scalped #55

It’s Dash versus Shunka and only one of them is walking away.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guéra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 15th, 2012

Batman, Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1

“Batman, Incorporated” returns for a 52-page spectacular before next year’s “Batman: Leviathan.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Cameron Stewart, Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 22nd, 2011

Green Lantern #4

"Green Lantern" is showing potential, but the pace is far slower than it needs to be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 17th, 2011
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