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New 52: Futures End #24

"New 52: Futures End" continues to lurch from strength to weakness, with most of this issue continuing to revive storylines that had been dormant for a while.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 17th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #23

"The New 52: Futures End" #23 includes a peek into the future thirty-five years from now as writers Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen and artists Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert advance Brainiac and Brother Eye.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2014

Booster Gold: Futures End #1

"Booster Gold: Futures End" #1 reunites Dan Jurgens with Booster Gold and bounces throughout the Multiverse, with multiple artists helping tell the tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Moritat, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Will Conrad, Steve Lightle, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Ron Frenz, Scott Hanna, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2014

Superman: Doomed #2

Superman's struggle against Doomsday and the consequences of that battle reach a climax in "Superman Doomed" #2, written by Greg Pak and Charles Soule with a host of artists in tow.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Charles Soule
Artists:
Ken Lashley, Szymon Kudranski, Cory Smith, Dave Bullock, Jack Herbert, Ian Churchill, Aaron Kuder, Vicente Cifuentes, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2014

Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

"Wonder Woman: Futures End" #1 presents Wonder Woman fighting off Nemesis with the help of Hades, but the concept is a little better than the execution thanks to some clunky "period" dialogue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Rags Morales, Jose Marzan Jr., Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2014

Justice League: Futures End #1

Jeff Lemire, Jed Doherty and Gabe Eltaeb make the second half of a two-parter accessible enough in "Justice League: Futures End" #1, but there's not much story to access.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jed Doherty
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 19th, 2014

Birds of Prey: Futures End #1

Fresh from the Lazarus pit, Black Canary and her Red League combat Gotham's human trafficking ring in Christy Marx, Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, and Scott McDaniel's "Birds of Prey: Future's End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 15th, 2014

Aquaman: Futures End #1

Arthur's attempts to reconcile Atlantis, Xebel and the surface world are crumbling in Dan Jurgens and Alvaro Martinez's "Aquaman: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 8th, 2014

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

All six kingdoms get a turn in the spotlight as Alec Holland goes on a world-changing quest in "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #18

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2014

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 1st, 2014

Batman Eternal #19

Tim Seeley helms "Batman Eternal" #19 by interweaving tightly-paced story threads embellished with clever dialogue, while artist Emanuel Simeoni and colorist Blond adds to the mood with dense and richly textured panels that pack each page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 14th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #14

80% of "New 52: Futures End" #14 consists of fight scenes (Emiko, Big Barda, Deathstroke, Plastique, Batman Beyond, etc.) and it's eroding a lot of good will that the book's writing staff built up a month ago.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #8

"Justice League 3000" #9 gives the team a desperately needed victory, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Chris Batista give us an escape from Cadmusworld.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter, Chris Batista, LeBeau Underwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Action Comics #34

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder pit Superman against the Ghost Solider once more in “Action Comics” #29.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2014

Detective Comics Annual #3

Brian Buccellato, Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn give us a story that nominally ties into "Icarus" but this is a comic that feels a little less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 4th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta #1

Stories include corporate superheroes, a tale of teenage loss, snowed-in sibling rivalry and more in "Vertigo Quarterly Magenta."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rachel Deering, Carla Berrocal, Jody Houser, Annie Mok, Peter Milligan, Rian Hughes, Michael Moreci, Ryan K. Lindsay, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Matteo Scalera, Carla Berrocal, Nathan Fox, Dawson Walker, Rufus Dayglo, Rian Hughes, Andrea Mutti, Tommy Lee Edwards, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 1st, 2014

Bodies #1

Murder! Underground organizations! Intrigue! Si Spencer, Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay & Phil Winslade join forces to spin a tale spanning 160 years and four protagonists in "Bodies" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 1st, 2014

Constantine #16

"Constantine" #16 has Ray Fawkes and Edgar Salazar drop Constantine into the Black Forest, but a simple search for a magician to remove a spell turns out to be anything but simple.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Edgar Salazar, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #10

"New 52: Futures End" #10 is a title that's leveled out since those early issues, and while the future is still bleak, at least now there's some hope mixed in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2014

New Suicide Squad #1

"New Suicide Squad" #1 brings Black Manta, Deathstroke, Joker's Daughter, writer Sean Ryan and artist Jeremy Roberts to Amanda Waller's world.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Jeremy Roberts
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 10th, 2014

Batman Eternal #12

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, and company bring back a bunch of early characters and plot threads into "Batman Eternal" #12, even as a plan to stop Gotham's gang war is revealed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 26th, 2014

Constantine #15

"Constantine" #15 sends the titular character to Hong Kong for a discussion with Graceful Moon, who just so happens to be cornering the market on luck.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
ACO
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 13th, 2014

Batman Eternal #10

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 12th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #3

Dan Jurgens and Mark Irwin deliver the visuals in "New 52: Futures End" #3 for Frankenstein's big debut in the story's "modern" timeline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mark Irwin, Keith Giffen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 23rd, 2014

Justice League of America #14

While the successor to "Justice League of America" #14 has already seen two issues published, this issue tries to put a bow on the short-lived series in a story by Matt Kindt with Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows and Diogenes Neves on art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows, Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes, Eber Ferreira, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Action Comics #31

"Doomed" comes to Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder, Rafa Sandoval & Cameron Stewart's "Action Comics" #31 and leaves a bump in the road of what has otherwise been a stellar run on the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Rafa Sandoval, Cameron Stewart, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 16th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan #1

Focusing a series of anthology one-shots on the four colors used for CMYK printing sounds odd, but "Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan" is off to a strong start with many good stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Shaun Simon, Joe Keatinge, Lee Garbett, Jock, Amy Chu, Monty Nero, Cris Peter, Ana Koehler, Robert Rodi, James Tynion IV, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Tony Akins, Ken Garing, Jock, Alitha Martinez, Al Davison, Ana Koehler, Javi Fernandez, Martin Morazzo, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 1st, 2014

The Flash Annual #3

"The Flash Annual" #3 kicks off Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, and Brett Booth's Wally West storyline in earnest (with the help of Ron Frenz), and so far it's a promising start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
Artists:
Brett Booth, Ron Frenz, Norm Rapmund, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 1st, 2014

Batman Eternal #3

In the hands of a massive writing team and artist Jason Fabok, "Batman Eternal" #3 ups the stakes as both Batman and Stephanie Brown find themselves working alone against Falcone's forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
April 28th, 2014

Red Hood and the Outlaws #30

Wil Pfiefer and Rafa Sandoval's "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #30 is another disappointing issue in the series, with an even more disappointing appearance from Frankenstein.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Wil Pfeifer
Artists:
Rafael Sandoval, R. B. Silva, Paul Neary, Wayne Faucher, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 21st, 2014

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #6

As "Forever Evil" closes in on its own conclusion, Sterling Gates and Neil Edwards' "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #6 brings the meandering adventures and emotions of Steve Trevor to a temporary conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 31st, 2014

Teen Titans #27

Scott Lobdell and Tyler Kirkham are clearly in the end run of shutting down this series, and if "Teen Titans" #27 is any indication, they're favoring a scorched earth policy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 3rd, 2014

Batman and Robin Annual #2

"Batman and Robin Annual" #2 has Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, and Patrick Gleason give us a flashback to Batman and Robin's first week together, and their taking down of Tusk has charm to it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Patrick Gleason, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 3rd, 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 of America's Vibe #10

Turning out the lights and putting the chairs on the tables, Sterling Gates and Derlis Santacruz finish off the solo adventures of Cisco Ramon in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 20th, 2013

Batman: Black and White #3

"Batman Black and White" #3 has five Batman stories featuring work by Paul Dini and Stéphane Roux: one street story, one rogue's gallery tour, one detective story, one conceptual piece, and a story about good old-fashioned super-heroism.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Lee Bermejo, Damion Scott, Marv Wolfman, Rian Hughes, Paul Dini
Artists:
Lee Bermejo, Damion Scott, Riccardo Burchielli, Rian Hughes, Stéphane Roux
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 8th, 2013

Action Comics Annual #2

"Action Comics Annual" #2 by Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort and Dan Jurgens is enjoyable enough for attention to the fundamentals of comic storytelling, but the intriguing and nice looking story isn't bad, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Jurgens
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 4th, 2013

Swamp Thing Annual #2

"Swamp Thing Annual" #2 lets Charles Soule, Javier Pina, and Kano show us Swampy's training for his upcoming battle with the Seeder, but it's far more entertaining than you might believe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pina, Kano
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 30th, 2013

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

Since it reached the two-year mark, I decided to check out "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #24 to see what James Tynion IV and Julius Gopez are doing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Julius Gopez, Walden Wong, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2013

Forever Evil: Arkham War #1

Not unlike his escapades in "Knightfall," Bane leads the charge in "Forever Evil: Arkham War" #1 by writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Scot Eaton.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza, Norm Rapmund, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 2013

Batman #24

Batman finally meets up with the Red Hood Gang in "Batman" #24 with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo providing an adventure for a new era with a truly impressive oversized issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 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 #23.4

In "Justice League #23.4: Secret Society" by Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates and Szymon Kudranski, The Outsider relates how he came to the decision to build the Secret Society for the sake of Owlman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 30th, 2013

Justice League of America #7.3

"Justice League of America #7.3 Shadow Thief" pierces the darkness surrounding the origins of the Shadow Thief in a story written by Tom DeFalco with engaging art from Chad Hardin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Chad Hardin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2013

The Flash #23.3

"The Flash #23.3: the Rogues" sets a quintet of the Flash's most notable foes loose upon Keystone City and Central City with "The Flash" writer Brian Buccellato leading the charge for Patrick Zircher's art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2013

Batman: The Penguin #23.3

"Batman" #23.3 starts out in a promising manner, but Frank Tieri and Christian Duce's comic about the law trying to squeeze the Penguin out quickly grows crass.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Christian Duce
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2013

Justice League #23.3

Fans of "Dial H" might come running to "Justice League" #23.3, but China Mieville and a different artist for each page end up presenting a comic that is only slightly amusing, but never gains traction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco, Carla Berrocal, Riccardo Burchielli, Liam Sharp, Jock, Tula Lotay, Marley Zarcone, Brendan McCarthy, Emma Rios, Emi Lenox, Jeff Lemire, Frazer Irving, David Lapham, Carmen Carnero, Slone Leong, Kelsey Wroten, Michelle Farran, Annie Wu,
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 19th, 2013

Aquaman #23.1

In "Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta" by Tony Bedard, Geoff Johns and Claude St. Aubin, Black Manta is broken out of Belle Reve and considers his offer from the Crime Syndicate's with characteristic cold and near-silent single-mindedness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 16th, 2013
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