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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

Justice League #26

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis serve up origins of Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Atomica, and Deathstorm in "Justice League" #26, but only one of them is attention-grabbing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eber Ferreira, Rob Hunter, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 24th, 2013

Justice League #25

In "Justice League" #25, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke reveal the origin of Owlman and begin to outline the dastardly fiend's plans for Nightwing and for the Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2013

Green Lantern #21

It's a brand new day for Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns as writer Robert Venditti and artist Billy Tan assume creator roles for "Green Lantern" #21.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 6th, 2013

Green Lantern #20

As Geoff Johns brings his nearly-decade-long stint of writing the adventures of DC Comics' various Lanterns to a close, “Green Lantern” #20 delivers the comic book equivalent of a standing ovation in the form of an impressive, oversized finale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Mark Irwin, Wade Von Grawbadger, Tom Nguyen, Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Aaron Kuder, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2013

The Ravagers #11

As this series winds down, the writer's chair gets tighter with Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson and Scott Lobdell all contributing to "Ravagers" #11 in some capacity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Geraldo Borges, Vicente Cifuentes, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Green Lantern #17

"The Rise of the Third Army" gives way to "The Wrath of the First Lantern" in Green Lantern #17 by Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez and Doug Mahnke.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2013

Happy! #4

Grant Morrison and Darick Roberton's "Happy!" #4 wraps up the series, but even in this final issue about a search for a missing child, the pacing seems deliberately slow and unbalanced.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Swamp Thing #17

Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire and Andrew Belanger help bid farewell to the Rotworld in "Swamp Thing" #17, and in doing so it's not quite the apocalypse you might have expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrew Belanger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 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

Ravagers #8

"Ravagers" #8 welcomes a new creative team for the New 52 Second Wave title in writer Michael Alan Nelson and artist Ig Guara.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Ron Frenz, Ig Guara, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 21st, 2013

Aquaman #14

"Aquaman" #14 may serve as a prologue to "Throne of Atlantis," but this issue feels like Geoff Johns, Pete Woods, and Pere Perez are throwing the series into high gear once more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Pere Perez, Mario Alquiza, Ruy Jose, Sean Parsons, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

The Boys #72

"The Boys" #72 from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, with a little Richard P. Clark, brings the entire run to a close in a simple way with some deeper meaning.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 14th, 2012

Green Lantern #14

Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke continue to introduce new Green Lantern Baz in while "Rise of the Third Army" rolls on in the background, but neither is terribly compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2012

Swamp Thing Annual #1

If it's a 5-week month, it's time for DC Comics to break out the Annuals; this time, Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, Becky Cloonan, and Andrew Belanger use "Swamp Thing Annual" #1 to tell the first meeting between Alec and Abby.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andrew Belanger, Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 1st, 2012

The Boys #71

"The Boys" #71 is Billy Butcher's last stand, last con and his last clash and heart-to-heart with Wee Hughie, one last aria by before the curtain, a final all-out reckoning courtesy of Garth Ennis and Russ Braun, and it's a good one.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

Green Lantern #13

In "Green Lantern" #13, suspected terrorist and known Green Lantern Simon Baz is on the run from the law and trying to figure out why he has a Green Lantern ring on his finger and how to get it off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2012

Green Lantern

"Green Lantern" #0 doesn't focus on Hal Jordan or Thaal Sinestro. Instead, it introduces Simon Baz, gives him and Green Lantern ring and sends him on his way in a different, but familiar, origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 6th, 2012

Justice League #12

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring the conclusion to "The Villain's Journey" in "Justice League" #12, as Superman and Wonder Woman lock lips.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Dave Finch, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Matt Banning, Rob Hunter, Joe Weems, Alex Garner, Trevor Scott, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1

With Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver in the creators' chairs for "Green Lantern Annual" #1, that can only mean one thing: another epic tale bringing change to the Lanterns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver, Pete Woods, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

Earth 2 #4

James Robinson continues to build worlds in "Earth 2" #4 by introducing Grundy and Atom, bringing them on a collision course with Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Eduardo Pansica, Trevor Scott, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 3rd, 2012

Green Lantern #11

In “Green Lantern” #11, Hal Jordan gets a more inflated ego and Sinestro is freed from the Indigo Tribe’s control, while Black Hand returns to Earth, gets some Chinese takeout and has dinner with his dead family.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Justice League #10

"Justice League" #10 features the big reveal of DC's next major villain as well as the return of Black Adam!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 2nd, 2012

Justice League #6

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities making for an enjoyable read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Batt, Mark Irwin, Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 2012

DC Universe Presents #6

"DC Universe Presents" continues to explore concepts and characters of the New 52 status quo. Up next: Challengers of the Unknown.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Ray McCarthy, Andy Lanning, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 16th, 2012

Justice League #5

Darkseid makes quick work of our heroes, but that's not the only thing that's a little bit messy about "Justice League" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Mark Irwin, Joe Weems
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 25th, 2012

DC Retroactive: Superman — The '90s #1

On the eve of a Superman relaunch, this "DC Retroactive" comic is more comforting than I'd have imagined.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Jon Bogdanove
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 2011

DC Retroactive: JLA - the ‘80s #1

DC’s Retroactive line hits the 1980s, with big hair, breakdancers, and bad outfits. That’s right, the Motor City Justice League is back.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Ron Randall, Chuck Patton, Mike Machlan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 12th, 2011

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1

“Fear gives Man-Thing dangerous powers. Now it’s too much fear and too much power.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Michael William Kaluta, Ryan Bodenheim, Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2011

The Boys #55

Mallory just won’t shut up – bet he podcasts for four hour stretches at a time.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 1st, 2011

The Boys #53

Even superheroes in WWII can be crushed by a tank. Why? Because they’re strong, but still so dumb.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 6th, 2011

The Boys: Highland Laddie #6

“The Boys” isn’t producing good spin-off minis, which makes it harder when one good, extended, scene is hidden in these six issues.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 29th, 2011

Detective Comics Annual #12

There are some flashes of interest in the new "Detective Comics Annual," but overall it's not quite worth its price.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David Hine, Brad Desnoyer, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Agustin Padilla, Lee Ferguson, Trevor McCarthy, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 9th, 2010

The Boys #49

And we thought the Homelander was unsettled before, this is truly a broken man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 1st, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #4

Not the smutty gross out you think it might be, this title shows one of the best relationships in comics, and its slow implosion.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 18th, 2010

DCU Halloween Special 2010 #1

DC’s annual Halloween special offers some treats and some tricks. There’s also some nice art and some interesting character match-ups.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Billy Tucci, Joe Harris, Alex Segura, Vinton Heuck, Bryan Q. Miller, Brian Keene
Artists:
Billy Tucci, Lee Garbett, Kenneth Loh, Dean Zachary, Trevor McCarthy, Stephen Thompson, Jack Purcell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 20th, 2010

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #4

A Grant Morrison script undone by the art? Well, that's never happened before.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2010

Batman #700

A fun story featuring three Batmen is marred by a plethora of unnecessary ‘bonus’ materials and an inflated price tag.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 9th, 2010

Batman and Robin #11

Morrison builds the bigger mysteries and we come one step closer to the secret of Sexton's identity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Andy Clarke, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 8th, 2010

Batman and Robin #9

Grant Morrison continues his straight-ahead action adventure and Cameron Stewart concludes his great-looking run.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 27th, 2010

Battlefields: Happy Valley #1

The latest installment of Ennis' series focuses on the colorful crew of a Vickers Wellington bomber -–also dubbed "the Wimpy" after Popeye's friend, J. Wellington Wimpy.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
P. J. Holden
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 25th, 2009

The Boys: Herogasm #6

An inauspicious end to “Herogasm” that begs the question: was this series worth it?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 7th, 2009

Sherlock Holmes #5

Did Sherlock Holmes kill a man? Find out in the conclusion of “The Trial of Sherlock Holmes.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 5th, 2009

The Boys #34

The Boys take on Stormfront, the ‘Nazi Superman,’ in a brutal, vicious fight that is far better than the simple concept would suggest thanks to Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra, Hector Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 31st, 2009

Herogasm #2

The plot picks up in this issue, but not enough with Ennis and McCrea still too enamored with bodily humor jokes to move on.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 21st, 2009

Sherlock Holmes #2

Is Holmes guilty of murder? It sure looks like it. But, it will be a few more issues until we find out the truth and the plot crawls towards that resolution rather than running.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 8th, 2009

Garth Ennis’ Battlefields: The Tankies #2

The core idea of highlighting tanks in war is good, but there’s not much more to this comic.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 26th, 2009

Herogasm #1

Superheroes of the world unite for the yearly crossover event! Hookers! Drugs! Fake alien invasions! Herogasm!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 20th, 2009

Sherlock Holmes #1

According to Dynamite’s press department, everyone loves “Sherlock Holmes” #1... except for this reviewer! It’s a slow, boring lead up to a fantastic cliffhanger ending.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 27th, 2009

The Boys #29

“We Gotta Go Now” concludes with the shocking revelation of the truth behind the G-Men, which leads to the most brutal confrontation the Boys have had yet.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 2nd, 2009
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