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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, Raw 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

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 gives readers a perfect jumping on point to join Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque as they return to the adventures of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2014

Batman #29

"Zero Year: Dark City" draws to a close in "Batman" #29, but Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are simply turning a corner as the saga continues to expand.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 12th, 2014

The Midas Flesh #3

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "Midas Flesh" #3 continues to be a charming blend of comedy and high-stakes space adventure.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 24th, 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

Aquaman #27

"Aquaman" #27 concludes the fight between Arthur and the Karaqan, which was started by writer Jeff Parker and artists Paul Pelletier and Netho Diaz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Netho Diaz, Sean Parsons, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2014

Batman #27

Writer Scott Snyder slows the story a bit, taking time to explore character dynamics in the verbose "Batman" #27. Artists Greg Capullo and Danny Miki continue to beautifully render "Zero Year" with the usual beautiful layouts and homag

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 22nd, 2014

Action Comics #27

Superman and his troubled ward once more cross paths with Lana Lang and discovery a subterranean mystery in "Action Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Mike Hawthorne, R.B. Silva, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 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

Justice League Dark #26

"Justice League Dark" #26 continues the Blight saga and brings in the Sea King from the Crime Syndicate as well, courtesy of J.M. DeMatteis and Mikel Janin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Vicente Cifuentes, Guillermo Ortego, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 6th, 2014

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #6

Adam gets a new partner and it's not exactly perfect chemistry in Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi's "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 16th, 2013

The Midas Flesh #1

"The Midas Flesh" #1 takes a good, hard look at what would have really happened if King Midas had that magic touch, thanks to writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb. Oh, and there's also a talking dinosaur.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2013

Batman #26

"Zero Year" continues on through the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's latest offering in "Batman" #26.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 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

The Witching Hour #1

"The Witching Hour" #1 continues Vertigo's themed one-shots anthology series with nine stories about witches and witchcraft by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Shawn McManus, Lauren Beukes, Ming Doyle and many other creators.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Steve Beach, Lauren Beukes, Brett Lewis, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matthew Sturges, Ales Kot, Toby Litt, Mariah Huehner
Artists:
Steve Beach, Gerhard Human, Cliff Chiang, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Ming Doyle, Shawn McManus, Morgan Jeske, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 4th, 2013

Justice League of America #7.4

In "Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam" Sterling Gates and Edgar Salazar try to persuade readers that every villain is a hero, from a certain point of view.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Edgar Salazar, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 30th, 2013

Detective Comics #23.4

Writer Frank Tieri uses Villains Month as a backdrop for a brutal but enjoyable character study of Man-Bat in "Detective Comics" #23.4, and Scot Eaton and Jaime Mendoza are in sync portraying a conflicted character with noble intent but animal i

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 25th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3

In "Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.3 by John Layman and Cliff Richards, Basil Karlo woos the Secret Society as he strives for a larger stage in the absence of the Justice League.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 23rd, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.2

The Court of the Owls takes over James Tynion IV and Jorge Lucas's "Batman and Robin" #23.2 for DC Comic's Villain's Month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 16th, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #3

Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi deliver physics, mysteries and mind-bending action in "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 16th, 2013

Action Comics #23.2

"Action Comics #23.2: Zod" unleashes Greg Pak and Ken Lashley on the legend of Dru-Zod, but their take is less than memorable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ken Lashley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 16th, 2013

Teen Titans #23.1

Marv Wolfman and CAFU teaming up to tell Trigon's origin in "Teen Titans" #23.1 sounds like the potential for a home run, but this comic is about as fun as experiencing a root canal: it's best when it's over.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #2

"FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #2 has Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez mix weird science, action, and conspiracy all together effortlessly in this strong second issue that is deliberately and thoroughly odd.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 2nd, 2013

American Vampire Anthology #1

"American Vampire Anthology" #1 reminds readers why Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's creation is so beloved as more than a score of the comics' industry's biggest names contribute to the legend of Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey, Ivo Milazzo, Ray Fawkes, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, JP Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2013

Adventure Time #19

Finn and Jake jump across alternate dimensions created by the Evil Lich and Ice King gets his heart broken again in "Adventure Time" #19 by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb and Andy Hirsch.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Andy Hirsch
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andy Hirsch
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 26th, 2013

Collider #1

A strong and gorgeous start to Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi's new Vertigo series "Collider."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 1st, 2013

Batman Incorporated #13

Grant Morrison draws his time with the Caped Crusader to a close in "Batman Incorporated" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 31st, 2013

Detective Comics Annual #2

"Detective Comics Annual" #2 both tells a stand-alone story featuring Jane Doe and also ties into the current "Detective Comics" run, as John Layman, Joshua Williamson, Scot Eaton and company use the Annual format well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Szymon Kudranski, Derlis Santacruz, Jaime Mendoza, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

Six-Gun Gorilla #1

Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely bring a gun-toting great ape to readers in BOOM!'s "Six-Gun Gorilla" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Jeff Stokely
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 12th, 2013

Adventure Time Annual #1

"Adventure Time Annual" #1 features six short stories by Roger Langridge, Alex Cox, Dustin Nguyen, Jason Ho, Bryce Carlson, Josh Williamson, Derek Fridolfs, Kory Bing and Sfé Monster, many of them new to the "Adventure Time" universe.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge, Alex Cox, Bryce Carlson, Josh Williamson, Derek Fridolfs, Kory Bing, Sfé Monster
Artists:
Roger Langridge, Alex Cox, Dustin Nguyen, Jason Ho, Derek Fridolfs, Kory Bing, Sfé Monster
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 31st, 2013

Polarity #1

Suffering from bi-polar disorder, artist Tim has found that living "sane" is pretty unbearable, but when he takes matters into his own hands he finds that there may be more to his insanity than originally thought in "Polarity" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 8th, 2013

Supurbia #5

Grace Randolph and Russell Dauterman's "Supurbia" #5 plays catch-up with lives and loves of superheroes who live in the same 'burb. Several major characters awkwardly reshape their lives, and the ending promises a twist from a differen

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Grace Randolph
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 18th, 2013

Adventure Time #13

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb's "Adventure Time" #13 proves to be another hilariously smart issue and a fantastic companion to the television show.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Josh Lesnick, Chris Schweizer
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Josh Lesnick, Chris Schweizer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 25th, 2013

Action Comics #17

Even as Grant Morison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales lurch towards their time on the book in "Action Comics" #17, there's no denying that the main story with the attack of Vyndktvx is a mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst, Cam Smith, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Dial H #9

China Mieville and Alberto Ponticelli continue to create bizarre new heroes in "Dial H" #9, even as we learn that not all dialers are made equal, and the Centipede begins to piece it all together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 7th, 2013

Green Lantern Corps Annual #1

Ditching one rise for another, "Green Lantern Corps Annual" #1 by Peter J. Tomasi and Chriscross bids farewell to the “Rise of the Third Army” and says hello to the "Rise of the First Lantern."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Chriscross, Scott Hanna, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2013

Adventure Time #12

"Adventure Time" #12 from Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb is a fun and flighty kids comic that packs some laughs as the cast hunts for Ewlbo the wizard.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Alexis Frederick-Frost
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andrew Arnold
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 30th, 2013

Green Lantern #16

For a comic supposedly involved in a crossover, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's "Green Lantern" #16 remarkably stands on its own, even as they finally start wrapping up Simon Baz's introduction in a satisfactory way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013
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