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The Unwritten: Apocalypse #8

Tommy enters the Chapel Perilous, and Daniel Armitage's story reaches its end in Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 25th, 2014

Batwoman #34

"Batwoman" #34 presents developments in Batwoman's career and her love life, as written by Marc Andreyko and drawn by Moritat and Jeremy Haun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Moritat, Jeremy Haun, Pia Guerra
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2014

Fables #143

"Fables" #143 has the series racing towards a conclusion, but everything's happening so fast that Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's sprint feels more like a crash and burn.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Tony Akins, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2014

The Multiversity #1

"The Multiversity" #1 explodes with characters and concepts from the mind of Grant Morrison and is drawn into the pages by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

The Sandman: Overture #3

"The Sandman: Overture" #3 not only continues the story from the first two issues courtesy Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, but also gives us information connecting to earlier "Sandman" story arcs.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2014

Batwoman #33

"Batwoman" #33 brings more Nocturna, and Marc Andreyko, Jeremy Haun and Scott Kolins make this story of a vamp surprisingly fun even if you can see where it's going.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 18th, 2014

Batwoman #31

"Batwoman" #31 wraps up the first full storyline from Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun, and while a round 2 against the Wolf Spider is no doubt up ahead, for now we have a solid resolution.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 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

Batwoman Annual #1

Marc Andreyko, Trevor McCarthy, and Moritat wrap up the storyline involving the DEO and Alice, but uneven art and a final chapter that doesn't quite align with anything else weakens the impact.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Moritat
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 1st, 2014

Sandman: Overture #2

In "Sandman Overture" #2 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, Daniel meets with Mad Hettie and Morpheus learns of alarming news through a council with all his counterparts in different worlds.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 28th, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #3

The investigation's underway, and there's nowhere left to hide at St. Hilarion's in Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham's "Dead Boy Detectives" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Toby Litt
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
March 3rd, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #2

Tom is reunited with his friends in the "real world," only to find that "real" doesn't mean much these days in "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #2

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 24th, 2014

Fables #138

With one year left, "Fables" #138 touches base with Geppetto once more. And if you think Bill Willingham and Russ Braun are going to show a happy reformed conqueror, you're well mistaken.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 24th, 2014

Batwoman #28

"Batwoman" #28 is having Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun pick up some steam with the Wolf Spider storyline, although the domestic side of the book feels a little out of the blue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 20th, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #2

Crystal gets acclimated to her new school, and the Dead Boy Detectives discover new secrets about their deaths in Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham's "Dead Boy Detectives" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Toby Litt
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 3rd, 2014

The Unwritten #1

Tom Taylor is traveling through stories again, as Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #1 kicks off its twelve-issue conclusion.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Artists:
Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 27th, 2014

Batwoman #27

Francis Manapul stops by "Batwoman" #27 to help writer Marc Andreyko and artist Jeremy Haun tell their tale of Batwoman's fall through the streets of Gotham City and through her own history.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2014

Batwoman #26

The new "Batwoman" creative team is now complete with Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun both on board, and as their first full issue together, this story of art theft has potential.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 2nd, 2014

Fairest #21

In "Fairest" #21 by Marc Andreyko and Shawn McManus, Snow White and Cinderella are hunted by an unknown foe that will lead them to take a journey to a faraway land: Ultima Thule.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 9th, 2013

Batwoman #25

Marc Andreyko takes over "Batwoman" with #25, but being saddled with a "Zero Year" tie-in plus a host of different artists stacks the deck against everyone involved right from the start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Andrea Mutti, Pat Oliffe, Jim Fern, Jay Leisten, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2013

Thought Bubble Anthology #3

"Thought Bubble #3 is an anthology tie-in to the Thought Bubble 2013 Festival, with contributions by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Brandon Graham, Ming Doyle, Jeffrey Brown and yearly contest winners.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Richard Starkings, Carlos Ezquerra, Cameron Stewart, Brandon Graham, Rufus Dayglo, Dan Berry, Oliver Redding, Lee Barnett, Ming Doyle, Tom Humberstone, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Ramon Perez, Marc Ellerby, Clark Burscough, Adam Cadwell, Lizz Lunney, Joe List
Artists:
Boo Cook, Carlos Ezquerra, Cameron Stewart, Brandon Graham, Rufus Dayglo, Dan Berry, Oliver Redding, Lee Barnett, Ming Doyle, Tom Humberstone, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Ramon Perez, Marc Ellerby, Clark Burscough, Adam Cadwell, Lizz Lunney, Joe List, Emily K
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 4th, 2013

The Sandman: Overture #1

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III deliver everything readers dream about and more in "The Sandman: Overture" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 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

Batwoman #23

Kate injects herself with the same fear toxin she used on Maggie and descends into nightmares in J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy's "Batwoman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 26th, 2013

Fairest #18

"Fairest" #18 serves as a transition piece for Sean E. Williams and Stephen Sadowski's "The Return of the Maharaja," and while it serves an important function, it's the least interesting chapter so far.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean E. Williams
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1

Tom Strong's newest adventure kicks off with a profoundly dull debut issue, but Chris Sprouse keeps the ship afloat with his usual fantastic art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 2nd, 2013

Fables #131

"Fables" #131 has Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha follow-up on all of the recent storylines, as well as beginning a new one about Camelot, but it all feels a little terse.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Batwoman #22

J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy bring Bane into "Batwoman" #22, as well as a new mercenary team named the Murder of Crows.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Batwoman #21

What happens when Medusa transforms a second-tier villain into something more dangerous, only to have those powers fade? J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Francesco Francavilla's interlude returns to a forgotten foe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 21st, 2013

Batwoman #20

Kate Kane can get her sister back from Director Bones, but only if she agrees to deliver Batman in J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy's "Batwoman" #20.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 20th, 2013

Fables #129

"Fables" #129 brings "Snow White" to a conclusion, but Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham warned us that we shouldn't expect a happy ending when Snow White and Brandish square off one final time.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 20th, 2013

Fairest #15

Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, and Phil Jimenez introduce a new group of characters in "Fairest" #15, and so far this new world based on the Indian subcontinent shows a lot of promise.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean E. Williams
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 3rd, 2013

Batwoman #19

J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman map out the various familial connections that thread throughout the cast of "Batwoman" #19 and Trevor McCarthy draws plenty of emotion to fill those connections.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 19th, 2013

Time Warp #1

"Time Warp" delivers nine stories by fantastic talent like Damon Lindelof, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt among others. And, yes, there are dinosaurs. And Adolf Hitler. Not at the same time, though.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Damon Lindelof, Tom King, Gail Simone, Simon Spurrier, Toby Litt, Peter Milligan, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett
Artists:
Jeff Lemire, Tom Fowler, Gael Bertrand, Michael Dowling, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, M. K. Perker, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 28th, 2013

Batwoman #18

What happens after "Marry Me, Mags?" Plenty, it turns out, but little in the way of romance. In "Batwoman" #18, J.H. Williams, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy shine on spotlight on crime instead of giving Kate and Maggie the stag

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 22nd, 2013

Nemo: Heart of Ice

"League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" fans rejoice! Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill finally tackle the Cthulhu mythos in a short graphic novel that honors H.P. Lovecraft's legacy and tells an exciting, dense tale of Antarctic adventure.

Publisher:
Top Shelf
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Kevin O'Neill
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
March 1st, 2013

Batwoman #16

Stunning visuals raise J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #16 up to epic fantastical heights, but too many characters and too much narration drags it back down into flawed reality.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

Fables #125

"Fables" #125 kicks off a new storyline from Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, and suddenly everything from the past year or so of "Fables" all snaps into place as part of a larger story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Punk Rock Jesus #6

Sean Murphy's awesome "Punk Rock Jesus" series comes crashing to a close with the appropriate bang in issue #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean Murphy
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 4th, 2013

Batwoman #15

Batwoman and Wonder Woman get a breather in "Batwoman" #15 as readers experience this ongoing story from Maggie Sawyer’s point of view, courtesy of J.H. Williams III, Hayden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 21st, 2012

Fables #123

Bill Willingham and Gene Ha conclude "The Destiny Game" in "Fables" #123, but despite the fun first half last month, this installment suffers by predictability.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Gene Ha, Shawn McManus, Zander Cannon, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 26th, 2012

Batwoman #14

"Batwoman" #14 continues "World's Finest" as J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman present the final fate of Pegasus, even as Medusa steps out of the shadows and begins her assault on humanity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. WIlliams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2012

Fairest #9

In "Fairest" #9 by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, Rapunzel meets old loves and new threats in The Hidden Kingdom. The imagery and Beukes' allusive world-building are lovely, but flaws in plotting, pacing and characterization mar its beaut

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 12th, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

Batwoman #13

J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman continue their new rendition of "World's Finest" with "Batwoman" #13, as Batwoman and Wonder Woman descend into the depths of Medusa's prison.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 18th, 2012

Punk Rock Jesus #4

In "Punk Rock Jesus" #4, more than one character dies, and Chris, clone of Jesus Christ, finally finds Punk Rock. Writer and artist Sean Murphy tells a grand, ambitious story about reality TV, religion and resistance in contemporary America.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean Murphy
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 15th, 2012

Fairest #8

"Fairest" #8 begins a new story arc, "The Hidden Kingdom" by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda. Something from Rapunzel's past tracks her down and she is attacked twice by supernatural forces, once in Fabletown, once in Tokyo.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

Batwoman

Batwoman #0 is full of beautiful art and one well-considered moment that makes it all well worth reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 24th, 2012

Catwoman

Selina Kyle gets another new origin story for Zero Month, courtesy of Ann Nocenti and Adriana Melo in "Catwoman" #0 -- sort of -- and it's a mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Adriana Melo, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 24th, 2012

Punk Rock Jesus #3

Sean Murphy's "Punk Rock Jesus" #3 hits the halfway point of this fantastic mini-series, with the clone of Jesus entering public school even as his birth mother nears her breaking point. And then things get crazy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean Murphy
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2012
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