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The Shield #1

Eric Trautmann and Marco Rudy turn "The Shield" into a modern war comic with surprising success.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Greg Scott, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009

Red Tornado #1

For the second time in a quarter of a century, Red Tornado is given a chance to fly in a solo title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook
Artists:
José Luís, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2009

Red Robin #4

Tim Drake thinks Bruce Wayne is alive. Dick Grayson disagrees. That means they must fight and the victor determines Bruce’s state of existence.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Guy Major
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 9th, 2009

Solomon Grundy #7

Kolins's textured art is a treat, but the "story" -- concluding here, sort of, after a stretched-out seven issues -- is non-existent.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 3rd, 2009

Batman: Streets of Gotham #3

"Batman: Streets of Gotham" still doesn't feel as off-beat and different as advertised, but it's proving to be entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Georges Jeanty, Derek Fridolfs, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2009

Superman: Secret Files 2009

"Codename: Patriot" has begun over in the Superbooks. This is a pricey way to get caught up to speed, but for the most part, it is very informative.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson, Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal, Pere Perez, Francis Manapul, Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Matt Camp, Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2009

Adventure Comics #1

Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, and Clayton Henry successfully show that both Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes have a place in today's comic market.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #3

It’s convention season in the DCU as the Super Young Team attend one devoted to them! Expect big crowds, long lines, overpriced foods, and a supervillain attack. Just like San Diego.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 22nd, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #3

The inmates move to escape, but their captors introduce a new device: the wheel. What will spinning it result in?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Mick Gray, Jack Purcell, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 16th, 2009

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1

"Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps" tackles two familiar Lanterns and one new addition, but these origin stories don't quite spark enough interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Chris Samnee, Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2009

Batman Confidential #31

"Batman Confidential" begins to introduce a monstrous Russian bear, but this story is slow-moving if beautiful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 5th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #2

Fill-in artists already? That doesn't bode well for this miniseries.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Andre Coelho, Eduardo Pansica, Sandro Ribiero
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 20th, 2009

Batman: Streets of Gotham #1

In its debut, "Batman: Streets of Gotham" seems less the street-level version of a Batman title that we were promised, and more like an extension of Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen's run on "Detective Comics." Now with added Manhunter

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Georges Jeanty, Derek Fridolfs, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 17th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #2

Experimental, trippy, obtuse, and quite possibly brilliant, “Escape” continues with Nemesis no closer to answers concerning his stay in Electric City.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Mick Gray, Jack Purcell, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 11th, 2009

Booster Gold #21

The subfeat – er, uh, the "Second Features" start here, with the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle sharing staples with the man who helped him get started, Booster Gold. Booster, however, is a little busy confronting the cowl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 11th, 2009

Red Robin #1

"Red Robin" is off to an uneven start right out of the gate, but there's certainly potential in its destination.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Ramon Bachs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 10th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #1

Why bother with superheroics when you can dress up, look cool, get drunk, and dance? Right? Then why is the Super Young Team so unhappy with that lifestyle and why can’t they leave their new satellite headquarters?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull, Mick Gray, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 20th, 2009

Booster Gold #20

"Booster Gold" seems determined to shed more sales figures with a dull and slightly pointless fill-in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Pat Olliffe, Norm Rapmund, Dan Jurgens, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 17th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #1

Ivan Brandon and Marco Rudy present a haunting wonderland for Nemesis.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 13th, 2009

Teen Titans #70

The "Teen Titans" have their roster hammered out, now the hammer's going to smack the team down into the middle of "Deathtrap".

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2009

Vigilante #5

The second installment of the "Deathtrap" storyline plays its way through the latest issue of "Vigilante," featuring a creative team that is a throwback to 1988.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Tom Lyle, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 28th, 2009

Outsiders #17

Peter J. Tomasi's reinvigoration of "Outsiders" continues on behind the dynamic duo cover treatment, this one featuring Geo-Force and Black Lightning.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 28th, 2009

Secret Six #8

"Secret Six" slows down for an issue to show us some characters at work, but mostly play.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, Amanda Gould
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
April 15th, 2009

Booster Gold #19

The cover says it all. This issue features 100% more Booster Gold -- without having to add any pages! Also, this issue features the return of Rip Hunter's chalkboard!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 13th, 2009

Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Commissioner Gordon #1

The Gotham police try their best to deal with a city gone mad thanks to Batman’s death. But, can they contend with the likes of Mr. Freeze without back-up?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Royal McGraw
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 25th, 2009

The Outsiders #16

The latest incarnation of "The Outsiders" begins to pick up the action, and it's a not bad if slightly slow debut.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 24th, 2009

Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1

Fabian Nicieza and Frazer Irving introduce a new Azrael, and the result brings back good memories of the previous incarnation of the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 22nd, 2009

Black Lightning: Year One #6

"Black Lightning: Year One" ends, just as you knew it would with this sixth (of six) issues. Van Meter and Hamner deliver a solid conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2009

Booster Gold #18

Dan Jurgens's first storyline comes to a conclusion and shows promise for more to come.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 15th, 2009

Solomon Grundy #1

"Solomon Grundy" is born on Monday, but his comic was released this Wednesday and reviewed on Sunday.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 8th, 2009

Teen Titans #68

"Teen Titans" seems to ignore the past two issues in order to provide a curiously upbeat story... set in Hell.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Ed Benes, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2009

Robin #183

This may be the final issue of “Robin,” but Tim Drake is still kicking butt and taking names, and protecting Gotham until someone takes over as the new Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2009

Nightwing #153

"Last Rites" winds down and so does this title. The final issue of "Nightwing" attempts to tie a bow on the adventures of the former Boy Wonder.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Don Kramer, Jay Leisten, Sandu Florea, Rodney Ramos, Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 12th, 2009

Blue Beetle #35

The penultimate chapter in the adventures of Jaime Reyes finds the "Blue Beetle" once more balancing legacy, family and friends. While this might be the second-to-last issue of this title, it's not too late to join the fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Jacob Eguren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Hellblazer #251

Peter Milligan's first issue of "Hellblazer" starts off slow, but there's potential for what's to come.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Guiseppi Camuncoli, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 27th, 2009

Justice League of America #29

Len Wein returns to the JLA after a long absence in a story that's mostly worthwhile for its novelty value.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Chris Cross, Rob Stull
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 21st, 2009

Booster Gold #16

Dan Jurgens brings "Booster Gold" back up to its old levels of fun with which Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz had infused the book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2009

El Diablo #5

The Freedom Fighters arrive and things take a turn for the even stranger.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 10th, 2009

Teen Titans #66

Under the premise of a membership drive, this issue of "Teen Titans" offers little in the way of new members, but this is just the start of a multi-part storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Julio Ferriera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 3rd, 2009

DCU Holiday Special #1

Joe Kelly and Kevin Maguire do nice work in an otherwise mediocre holiday anthology.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson, Dan DiDio, Paul Dini, Joe Kelly, Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, J. C. Vaughn, Amanda McMurray, Rex Ogle, Alan Burnett, Adam Schlagman
Artists:
Karl Kerschl, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Ian Churchill, Dustin Nguyen, Mick Bertilorenzi, Tim Levins, Dan Davis, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Rafael Albuquerque, Michael J. Dimotta, Kevin Maguire, Rodolfo Migliari
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 21st, 2008

Booster Gold #15

Following Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz, Chuck Dixon and Rick Remender, Dan Jurgens grabs the writing reins of a character he knows a thing or two about.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 14th, 2008

Booster Gold #14

Booster Gold's Starro adventure concludes with ramifications for the future and hope for the direction this series will chase in the coming months.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Pat Oliffe, Jerry Ordway
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 15th, 2008

Family Dynamic #3

The premature final issue of this series provides a great read and offers hope for the future of the "Family Dynamic."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Torres
Artists:
Tim Levins, Dan Davis, Lee Townsend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2008

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1

James Robinson seeks to update Superman's pal in this one-shot that feeds into upcoming events in the Superman titles. The end result is a surprisingly compelling story featuring a character most wouldn't think to read about.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Leno Carvalho, Steve Scott, Nelson Pereira, Kevin Stokes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2008

Booster Gold #13

Can a series thrive when every issue feels like a pointless fill-in?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Pat Olliffe, Jerry Ordway
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 18th, 2008

Manhunter #35

"Forgotten" continues, raising the stakes on Manhunter and her allies in this issue, the penultimate issue of the initial story following the return of "Manhunter" to the new issue racks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Michael Gaydos, Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 6th, 2008

Manhunter #34

"Forgotten" continues on as Manhunter finds herself in the middle of a massive operation that has drawn the interest of both the Suicide Squad and the Birds of Prey.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Michael Gaydos, Brad Walker, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 9th, 2008

El Diablo #1

A strong debut for Jai Nitz and Phil Hester's spirit of vengeance.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 7th, 2008

Family Dynamic #1

Hidden beneath the banner of a Johnny DC title, this book is not a book for kids, but rather a story for ALL AGES! Family, legacy and super-heroics await behind a Sean Galloway cover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J Torres
Artists:
Tim Levins, Dan Davis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2008

Manhunter #33

"Forgotten" sinks its hooks deeper into the DCU as Kate Spencer continues to live the DC equivalent of Kevin Bacon, touching characters from the DCU as varied as Oracle and Phantom Lady.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Michael Gaydos
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2008
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