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DC Universe Presents

With five stories, "DC Universe Presents" #0 should have been fun, but instead it's a reminder why some of these characters already had their titles cancelled.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio, James Robinson, Rob Liefeld, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish, Tom Denerick, Marat Mychaels, Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 20th, 2012

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.

"Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #0 by Matt Kindt provides an accessible entry point for new readers and boasts spectacular artwork by Alberto Ponticelli, but lacks the punch necessary to leave a lasting impact.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 17th, 2012

Harbinger #4

In "Harbinger" #4, Toyo Harada makes new demands on Peter Stanchek, who shows no signs of settling well into The Harbinger Foundation and the bubbly Zephyr, Faith Herbert, breezes her way into the cast.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Matt Clark, Lewis Larosa
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 17th, 2012

Chew #28

In "Chew" #28, John Layman and Rob Guillory serve up another tasty plate of "Space Cakes." Toni Chu meets Poyo, John Colby and Caesar Valenzano team up, and Tony Chu spends most of the issue heavily drugged up and hallucinating.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 17th, 2012

Legion Lost

Timber Wolf gets the solo spotlight to reveal his origin in "Legion Lost" #0. I would have preferred to see one of his teammates take that honor instead.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

The Ravagers

"The Ravagers" #0 provides the origin of Beast Boy and Terra, sort of. There is nothing excessively revelatory here, but there is some colorful art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Howard Mackie
Artists:
Ian Churchill, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Demon Knights

"Demon Knights" #0 by Paul Cornell and Bernard Chang shares the origins of the joining of Jason Blood to Etrigan.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Green Lantern Corps

"Green Lantern Corps" #0 dials in to the heart of the Corps: Guy Gardner, who gets gets star treatment from Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna, Mark Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Batman and Robin

In "Batman and Robin" #0, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason expound on the New 52 origins of Damian Wayne.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

New Avengers #30

While transporting Emma Frost to prison following her Phoenix-depowering in "AvX," one Avenger makes a shocking decision in "New Avengers" #30.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 17th, 2012

The Massive #4

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 17th, 2012

Suicide Squad

Adam Glass and Fernando Dagnino use "Suicide Squad" #0 as a platform to showcase how ruthless Amanda Waller can be. We really don't get much more than that out of this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Captain America & Black Widow #636

Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla bring readers part one of a compelling mystery staring Captain America and Black Widow, potentially on opposite sides in "Captain America and Black Widow" #636.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 17th, 2012

Fantastic Four #610

The Fantastic Four are sent to A.I.M. Island to take on the Wizard. There's some clobberin' time, some surprises, and some chuckles -- everything expected from a Jonathan Hickman-written comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Ryan Stegman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Doctor Strange: Season One

"Doctor Strange: Season One" by Greg Pak and Emma Rios is a brilliant slice of mystical mayhem that brings an updated feel that actually improves the character and the mythos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 17th, 2012

Batgirl

Gail Simone and Ed Benes deliver an incredible installment of "Batgirl" for zero month, taking readers back four years before the Joker came calling on Barbara Gordon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Wolverine & the X-Men #16

Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo bring an odd tale about (and from the perspective of) Kade Kilgore, King of the Hellfire Club, and in one way or another, a future player in the lives of the X-Men.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 14th, 2012

Grifter

"Grifter" #0 lets Rob Liefeld, Frank Tieri, Scott Clark and Dave Beaty show how Grifter was broken out of the experiment he was dropped into, but more important is Clark's handsome art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld, Frank Tieri
Artists:
Scott Clark, Dave Beaty
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 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

Deathstroke

Rob Liefeld's short run comes to a close with "Deathstroke" #0, with a dry, by-the-numbers retelling of Deathstroke's origin with a little Team 7 action added in for good measure.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld
Artists:
Rob Liefeld, Adelso Corona, Cory Hamscher, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2012

Superboy

"Superboy" #0 should serve as a jumping on point for a new readers, but while Tom DeFalco and R.B. Silva's issue has great art, the story ultimately sums up everything not so good about "Superboy."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2012

Resurrection Man

Is Hooker's boss really who he claims to be and if so, how is that possible? "Resurrection Man" #0 explains all with a few clever twists, delivering a funny yet poignant origin story and an applause-worthy exit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 14th, 2012

Batman

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring a rare look at Bruce Wayne before he became Batman in "Batman" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
James Tynion IV
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 13th, 2012

Team 7

In "Team 7" #0, Justin Jordan and Jesus Merino give us the formation of the group with a mixture of old faces, new faces and the little glimpses of the missions will make you want to see more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Norm Rapmund, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 13th, 2012

The Shade #12

"The Shade" #12 draws James Robinson's epic storyline to a close, with gorgeous art by Gene Ha and an in-depth revelation of how the Shade came to be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Gene Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 13th, 2012

Stumptown #1

"Stumptown" #1 kicks off Volume 2 with a new case for Dex and a whole new cast of players salted onto the pages to make her life difficult.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Matthew Southworth
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 12th, 2012

Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel wind down "Avengers vs. X-Men" with a character death that readers have predicted for months, and a closing moment that is also a wee bit predictable and overdue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2012

X-O Manowar #5

"X-O Manowar" #5 sees the ancient warrior come to grips with being in the present day as well as becoming the prey of a new foe: humans.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Stephano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 12th, 2012
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