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Descender #3

In Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's "Descender" #3, Tim-21 has a near-death experience and meets his maker.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 11th, 2015

FCBD 2015: Divergence #1

Gotham has a new Batman, Superman's in hiding and Darkseid's daughter promises trouble in Free Comic Book Day's "Divergence" one-shot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Gene Luen Yang, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Greg Capullo, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki, Klaus Janson, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 8th, 2015

Convergence: Action Comics #1

Justin Gray and Claude St. Aubin try their best, but "Convergence: Action Comics" #1 just doesn't get off the ground.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 1st, 2015

Batman #40

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia's scholarly and intense conclusion to "Endgame" in "Batman" #40 pays tribute to past creators and the very nature of tragedies in literature.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 29th, 2015

Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1

Pre-"Crisis" Batman tries to solve the mystery of the dome in Mark Andreyko and Carlos D'Anda's solid "Convergence: Batman and The Outsiders" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mark Andreyko
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 24th, 2015

Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1

Philip Tan's art is the highlight of a dark but enjoyable story by Larry Hama in "Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 17th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2015

Gotham Academy: Endgame #1

Confronted with the directive to provide a tie-in to "Batman," "Gotham Academy: Endgame" #1 goes the "tell ghost stories" route, but Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and a host of artists give it a distinctly Gotham vibe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Jeff Stokely, Clio Chang, Joy Ang, Vera Brosgol
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 2nd, 2015

Batman Eternal #52

Superb layouts, clean illustrations, tense action and powerful dialogue all produce a fitting conclusion in Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's "Batman Eternal" #52.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, David LaFuente, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 1st, 2015

Gotham Academy #6

In "Gotham Academy" #6 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Mingue Helen Chen, Olive chooses sides when Batman fights Croc and another link between the Academy and Arkham Asylum is revealed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl, Mingue Helen Chen
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 30th, 2015

The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Reading "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 may very well doom this planet, but Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke make the apocalypse so very attractive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 25th, 2015

Action Comics #40

"Action Comics" #40 is a cute one-off set on Bizarroworld but, by its nature as a single, slightly disposable issue, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's comic never gains any real traction before its conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 2015

Batman Eternal #47

"Batman Eternal" #47 rumbles towards the series' conclusion in March, even as Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra take care of some dangling threads.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 2nd, 2015

Batman #39

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo deliver another shocking and action-filled chapter of "Endgame" in "Batman" #39.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Matt Little
March 2nd, 2015

Gotham Academy #5

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 continues to entertain in a style unique to the company, even as Olive Silverlock and her friends connect further to the DC Universe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #6

The space race intersects with the legend of Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #6, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2015

Descender #1

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's engrossing new series explores a world where robots are outlawed through the lens of a lonely boy and his dog in space.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 3rd, 2015

Gotham Academy #4

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl give readers a little bit of Hogwarts, a little bit of Mystery Machine and a healthy dose of Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2015

Batman #38

Crazy Quilt comes back to Gotham City as Batman realizes he needs to come up with a wild plan in "Batman" #38 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Sam Kieth
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 28th, 2015

Batman Eternal #42

"Batman Eternal" #42 is virtually a standalone issue that introduces readers to Bluebird, Harper Row's masked identity, in a story scripted by Kyle Higgins with art from Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka and Roger Robinson.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jed Dougherty, Goran Sudzuka, Roger Robinson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 23rd, 2015

BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1

The "BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape" #1 anthology contains short stories from the creative teams of "Lumberjanes" and "Midas Flesh" among others and introduces some brand new characters.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Rob Denbleyker, Eryk Donovan, Madeleine Flores, John Kovalic, Jake Lawrence, Paul Maybury, Dave McElfatrick, Rosemary Mosco, Ryan North, Noelle Stevenson, Rian Sygh, Becca Tobin, Stefan Tosheff, Shannon Watters, Kris Wilson, Alexis Ziritt
Artists:
Rob Denbleyker, Eryk Donovan, John Kovalic, Braden Lamb, Jake Lawrence, Paul Maybury, Dave McElfatrick, Rosemary Mosco, Chris O'Neill, Carey Pietsch, Rian Sygh, Becca Tobin, Stefan Tosheff, Kendra Wells, Kris Wilson, Alexis Ziritt
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 19th, 2015

Batman Eternal #41

Kyle Higgins scripts "Batman Eternal" #41 as he, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV deliver a suspenseful and unnerving chapter with a couple surprises that are elevated by appropriately effective images from Joe Quinones and Kelsey Shannon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 15th, 2015

Memetic #3

As the final day of Good Times Sloth dawns, the ragtag group left untouched must face the devastating facts in James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan's "Memetic" #3.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Eryk Donovan
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 29th, 2014

Batman Annual #3

James Tynion IV brings Roge Antonio onboard to tell a Joker-centric tale in the "Endgame" tie-in that fills the pages of "Batman Annual" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Roge Antonio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 29th, 2014

The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1

"The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures" #1 has Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart remind us that sometimes, comics don't need to be hyper-analyzed. They just need to be fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2014

Goners #3

Treading ground between "Manifest Destiny" and "Leave It To Chance," "Goners" #3 from writer Jacob Semahn and artist Jorge Corona continues to expand the boundaries of the magical world Zoe and Josiah Latimer call home.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jacob Semahn
Artists:
Jorge Corona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 18th, 2014

Gotham Academy #3

Olive Silverlock and company continue to explore the supernatural side of school in "Gotham Academy" #3, even as we learn more about the interpersonal relationships between the characters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 3rd, 2014

Memetic #2

On Day Two, Aaron and the military must both adapt as the meme evolves in James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan's "Memetic" #2.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Eryk Donovan
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 1st, 2014

Batman Eternal #33

With just about all of the plot threads having come together, "Batman Eternal" #33 lets Kyle Higgins, Jason Fabok, and the rest of the writing crew deal with Hush's plans for Gotham even as danger lurks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 24th, 2014

Batman #36

"Endgame" part two zooms off into places you might not expect in "Batman" #36, as Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki continue to pull the rug out from under our feet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Graham Nolan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2014

Gotham Academy #2

Olive Silverlock keeps finding more trouble than she bargained for in Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 6th, 2014

Memetic #1

James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan take a familiar modern concept and gives it a nudge, making for a disturbing and engaging story in "Memetic" #1.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Eryk Donovan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 22nd, 2014

Goners #1

Image fires up the fun new series machine again and gives readers a chance to get creepy in "Goners" #1 from writer Jacob Semahn and artist Jorge Corona.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jacob Semahn
Artists:
Jorge Corona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 22nd, 2014

Batman #35

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo launch "Endgame," their next mega-arc, in "Batman" #35, and they've invited the Justice League to celebrate Batman's seventy-fifth anniversary.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Guided by an old Gold Rush journal, Gene Bunting goes looking for something he shouldn't in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matias Bergara
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 6th, 2014

Gotham Academy #1

Olive Silverlock's second year at Gotham Academy isn't off to a great start in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 3rd, 2014

Butterfly #1

Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett, and Antonio Fuso's "Butterfly" #1 is a strong start to an intriguing spy mini-series that could use a bit of clarity in execution.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Antonio Fuso
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 26th, 2014

Adventure Time #31

Princess Bubblegum and Marceline become licensed drivers, Finn and Jake try to eat a massive burrito, and The Ice King is super upset that they didn't show up at his birthday party in "Adventure Time" #31.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Sara Ellis, Sam Ellis
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Sam Ellis
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
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

The Midas Flesh #8

After a strong seven issues, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" #8 wobbles slightly on its dismount.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 28th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #4

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #4 puts the farmhouse of Pearl Jones in the line of a vampiric twister as the series created by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continues to get spookier.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2014

Batman Eternal #13

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, and company reveal Jason Bard's plan to take down the Falcone crime empire in "Batman Eternal" #13, and the end result is satisfying.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 4th, 2014

The Midas Flesh #7

The penultimate issue of Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" finds the protagonists up against impossible odds that only become worse by the end.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 30th, 2014

Batman #32

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia deliver an excellent example of comic collaboration in "Batman" #32, the tension-filled, beautifully drawn, and second-to-last chapter in "Zero Year."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 25th, 2014

Batman Eternal #9

A surprise-filled "Batman Eternal" #9 takes Batman outside of Gotham, as Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, and Guillem March all deliver a nicely focused and impressively rendered chapter of an immense storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 4th, 2014

Batman Eternal #8

"Batman Eternal" #8 has John Layman, Guillem March, and company show us what happens when Batman is caught between the GCPD and the Roman's empire, even as Stephanie Brown scrambles to survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 29th, 2014

Batman #31

The second installment of "Zero Year: Savage City" from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo gives "Batman" #31 a fight with some lions and a supercool early Batcycle scene.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque lull you into a false sense of security in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2, as Pearl continues to investigate the mysterious new vampire breed.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2014

Batman #30

"Batman" #30 has "Zero Year" enter the final, "Savage City" phase, and so far it's the best part of the trilogy from Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 16th, 2014

Dead Letters #1

Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions' "Dead Letters" #1 is a noir crime story that initially feels a bit jumbled, but since there's a purpose to that storytelling, it's something that ultimately pays off.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Chris Visions
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 4th, 2014
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