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Infinity Man and the Forever People #4

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #4 spans the "Futures End" crossover and inches toward the "Green Lantern"-centric "Godhead" story in this issue from Dan Didio and Keith Giffen.

Publisher:
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 24th, 2014

Arkham Manor #1

"Arkham Manor" #1, featuring the conversion of Wayne Manor into a new asylum for the criminally insane, has a slightly slow setup from Gerry Duggan but distinctive art from Shawn Crystal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2014

Edward Scissorhands #1

Kate Leth and Drew Rausch both channel their inner Tim Burton in "Edward Scissorhands" #1 by wonderfully evoking the same kind of conflicting emotions inspired in the film, complete with a delightful, off-kilter Burton-esque look.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kate Leth
Artists:
Drew Rausch
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 22nd, 2014

Justice League United #5

"Justice League United" #5 has Jeff Lemire and new artist Timothy Green II focus on Equinox, but while her origin is explained and has potential, her character still feels a bit one-note.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Timothy Green II, Joe Silver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 8th, 2014

Swamp Thing #35

The Machine Kingdom rises to greet the Green in "Swamp Thing" #35 by writer Charles Soule, artist Jesus Saiz, colorist Matt Hollingsworth and letterer Travis Lanham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 6th, 2014

Lobo #1

The original "Lobo" mini-series instantly grabbed readers with a perverse charm mixed with ultra-violence, but Cullen Bunn and Reilly Brown's new "Lobo" #1 is competent but generic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 2nd, 2014

Superman: Futures End #1

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks craft one of the better and more meaningful tie-ins with "Futures End: Superman" #1, by revealing the new Superman's motives and still keeping the character interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lee Weeks
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 26th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1

For a book that has no business getting pulled into a crossover this early, "Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End" has DiDio, Giffen, and Tan find an elegant way to connect to the event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2014

Superman #34

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #3

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #3 features an appearance from Infinity Man, a fight with Mantis and a trip into Dreamer's dreams from writers Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen with Jim Starlin providing the cosmically charged artwork.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2014

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
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