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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

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
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