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Coffin Hill #9

"Coffin Hill" #9 continues the title's second storyline, and Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's revealing what happened during the Ice Fisher case that made Eve Coffin a hero is riveting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #2

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #2 show us a little more about the Forever People and how they operate, but Keith Giffen, Dan Didio, Tom Grummett, and Scott Hanna's comic feels aimless.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Scott Hnna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 9th, 2014

Swamp Thing #33

If you're going to devote an issue of your series to exposition, "Swamp Thing" #33 has Charles Soule and Javier Pina show readers how it should be done.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 7th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #1 from Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen is a little short on Infinity Man, but chock full of Jack Kirby-inspired and created concepts and characters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 12th, 2014

Swamp Thing #32

It's round two between Swampy and Aquaman in "Swamp Thing" #32, but Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz make sure that you don't need to have read their previous encounter to enjoy this.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 9th, 2014

Aquaman #31

Aquaman brings the fight to Swamp Thing in "Aquaman" #31, written by Jeff Parker with art by Paul Pelletier and Alvaro Martinez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Alvaro Martinez, Sean Parsons, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 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

Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane #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, Jaime Mendoza, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 1st, 2014

Secret Origins #1

For long-time superhero readers, let's be perfectly clear: you are not the target audience for "Secret Origins" #1. This is a book squarely aimed at those brand-new to the genre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy, Hi-Fi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #5

Firestorm joins the future Justice League in "Justice League 3000" #5, co-written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis with art by Raymund Bermudez over layouts from Giffen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Raymund Bermudez, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 11th, 2014

Swamp Thing #30

"The Gift of the Sureen" continues in "Swamp Thing" #30 as Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz, and Javier Pina both keep things interesting and also expand the mythology of Swamp Thing in general.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 7th, 2014

Action Comics #30

"Action Comics" #30 wraps up the Ghost Soldier story, and while the sense of wonder from the earlier issues isn't there, Pak, Kuder, Dougherty, and Kershl give us a good conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Jed Dougherty, Karl Kershl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 4th, 2014

Coffin Hill #6

Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda conclude their first story arc in "Coffin Hill" #6, and while it's a solid wrap-up to one plotline, this is a book that could still use a bit more energy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 17th, 2014

Coffin Hill #5

Eve struggles to overcome the creature that’s taken over her friend’s body in "Coffin Hill" #5 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 17th, 2014

Swamp Thing #28

The new status quo kicks off in "Swamp Thing" #28, even as Charles Soule and Javier Pina finally give us the origin of Swamp Thing's ally Caupcine. The issue is a little slow, but the setup is intriguing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 2014

Swamp Thing #27

Regretting his decision not to slay Seeder, Alec Holland looks for a way to return to the land of the living in "Swamp Thing" #27 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 13th, 2014

Catwoman #26

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #26 suffers, overwhelmed by too many characters and a plot treated as particularly complex, even though it's decidedly simple.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordie Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 6th, 2014

Coffin Hill #3

Eve Coffin experiences the extended effects of her night in the woods firsthand when she visits her friend Mel in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 13th, 2013

Coffin Hill #2

"Coffin Hill" #2 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda is a story about coming home, but for Eve Coffin, prodigal daughter of a line of witches, coming home means facing her past and her worst nightmare again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 18th, 2013

Superboy #25

Instead of focusing on what could have been an interesting idea in "Krypton Returns," Scott Lobdell and friends deliver a fragmented, contrived second chapter in "Superboy" #25, partially salvaged by a strong effort from artist Ed Bene

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Justin Jordan, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 15th, 2013

Swamp Thing #25

Jesus Saiz brings his best to Charles Soule's entertaining story in "Swamp Thing" #25 as the Seeder and Swamp Thing square off for a fight to the finish.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 11th, 2013

Aquaman Annual #1

John Ostrander, Geraldo Borges, and Netho Diaz team Aquaman back up with the Others in "Aquaman Annual" #1, but unlike Ostrander's last visit to the team, this story feels a bit rushed and truncated.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Netho Diaz, Ruy Jose, Allen Martinez, JP Mayer, Mariah Benes, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2013

Coffin Hill #1

A rookie cop and the daughter of a legendary family is almost killed in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 14th, 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

Swamp Thing #24

"Swamp Thing" #24 loses a bit of momentum in its Seeder storyline, but there's enough interesting material here from Charles Soule and Andrei Bressan that it's still entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2013

Aquaman #23.2

The "Forever Evil" breakout at Belle Reve gives Atlantis' one-time king a chance to star in a comic book as Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard and Geraldo Borges give us "Aquaman #23.2: Ocean Master."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 26th, 2013

Wonder Woman #23.1

One of the gems of "Villains Month," "Wonder Woman #23.1: Cheetah" unleashes Wonder Woman's most popular foe upon the DC Universe in a story written by John Ostrander with art from Victor Ibáñez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Victor Ibanez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.3

"Batman and Robin" #23.3 brings the origin of Ra's al Ghul into full focus as James Tynion IV and Jeremy Haun present a Batman Villains Month issue outside of Gotham City.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 23rd, 2013

Justice League Dark #23.2

Eclipso stops by "Justice League Dark" #23.2 for a Villains Month issue by Dan DiDio and Philip Tan.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2013

Swamp Thing: Arcane #23.1

"Swamp Thing" #23.1 checks in on both Anton and Abby Arcane, as Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz both show us the Arcanes' past - as well as a hint of their future - in this one-shot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2013

Earth 2 #15.2

Matt Kindt and Aaron Lopresti provide a peek into the possible secret origins of Grundy in the pages of "Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 16th, 2013

Justice League Dark #23.1

"Justice League Dark" #23.1 by Ann Nocenti, Dan DiDio and an army of artists is a painful mess of a comic book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Chrisscross, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Tom Derenick, Wayne Faucher, Andy Owens, Tom Derenick
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 5th, 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

Swamp Thing #23

"Swamp Thing" #23 has Charles Soule, Kano, Dave Lapham and Alvaro Lopez turn out a story with ol' Swampy that would have been equally at home in the post-Alan Moore, pre-Vertigo era of this title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Kano, David Lapham, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #11

"Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger" #11 sends a quartet of characters to Heaven in search of Doctor Light, written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Fernando Blanco.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 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

Teen Titans #22

Scott Lobdell and Jesus Merino wrap up the New 52's first Trigon story in "Teen Titans" #22, but it's the second half full of recriminations that's the more brutal battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Eddy Barrows
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2013

Swamp Thing #22

What could possibly go wrong when Charles Soule and Kano send Swamp Thing and John Constantine to investigate a whisky tree in "Swamp Thing" #22?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Kano, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #10 #2.99

Fernando Blanco and J. M. DeMatteis accompany the Phantom Stranger to Heaven in the pages of "Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Swamp Thing #21

"Swamp Thing" #21 has Charles Soule's strongest script yet, as he and guest artist Jesus Saiz introduce us to the mysterious Capucine, even as a request dating back 800 years is laid on the table.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #20

"The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Man" #20 brings this series to a close, even though Dan Jurgens clearly has more ideas for Firestorm and friends.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 27th, 2013

Savage Hawkman #20

"Savage Hawkman" comes to a lifeless conclusion, in the hands of Tom DeFalco and Joe Bennett, one fitting for the title's underwhelming twenty-issue run.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Marc Deering, Ruy José, Richard Zajac
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 27th, 2013

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1

"Green Team Teen Trillionaires" #1 by writers Art Baltazar & Franco and artist Ig Guara introduces the wealthy kids you'll love to hate.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco
Artists:
Ig Guara, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 23rd, 2013

Superboy #20

"Superboy" #20 has R.B. Silva joined by Justin Jordan, Kenneth Rocafort, and ChrisCross, and already the book has become much more readable than it was in recent months as Superboy is attacked by H.I.V.E.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean, Kenneth Rocafort, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 8th, 2013

Swamp Thing #20

"Swamp Thing" #20 pulls a surprise move and wraps up a storyline in the second part of two from writer Charles Soule and artist Kano.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Kano, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2013

Sword of Sorcery #7

In "Sword of Sorcery" #7 by Christy Marx, Aaron Lopresti, Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan, Eclipso strikes and seeks to unite the power of House Diamond and House Onyx of Gemworld under his own rule, and Stalker tries to outwit the Devil.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 22nd, 2013

Catwoman #19

"Catwoman" #19 has a fun idea with the Justice League of America planting Catwoman inside Arkham Asylum, but execution of the story from Ann Nocenti and company feels like it's missing a few pages in the middle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Cliff Richards, Stefano Martino, Jordi Tarragona, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2013

The Phantom Stranger #7

J.M. DeMatteis, Dan DiDio, Zander Cannon and Gene Ha lead the most famous betrayer into a betrayal of his own that is sure to have fans looking past "The Phantom Stranger" #7 in search of what this sets up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Zander Cannon, Gene Ha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 8th, 2013

Swamp Thing #19

Charles Soule and Kano debut on "Swamp Thing" #19, but while the images in the book are beautiful, the story feels like two different scripts grafted together a bit haphazardly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2013
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