Review Search: 2012-09-26

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Superman

"Superman" #0 debuts its new creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort with a trip back to Krypton pre-destruction with the discovery of a conspiracy entangling Jor-El.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 1st, 2012

Voodoo

"Voodoo" #0, written by Joshua Williamson and drawn by Sami Basri, retreads old information about Voodoo's clone and their mutual lab origins in this finale to the series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Sami Basri
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 1st, 2012

Justice League Dark

Jeff Lemire takes a look at John Constantine's past and gives some insight into his early relationship with Zatanna in "Justice League Dark" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Cam Smith, Jack Purcell, Scott Hanna, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 1st, 2012

I, Vampire

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino give readers the long awaited origin story of our anti-hero Andrew Bennett in "I, Vampire" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 1st, 2012

Batman Incorporated

"Batman Incorporated" #0 by writers Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham and artist Frazer Irving feels like attending a crowded party hosted by Batman, with an excess of introductions to charming characters and a lack of connecting plot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 1st, 2012

Teen Titans

Tim Drake gets a new origin in "Teen Titans" #0, courtesy of Scott Lobdell and Tyler Kirkham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt, Norm Rapmund, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2012

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Annual 2012 #1

The Transformers uncover a secret from the past that threatens to change their future in a double-sized "Transformers: Robots in Disguise Annual 2012" #1 by John Barber, Brendan Cahill and Guido Guidi.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Barber
Artists:
Brendan Cahill, Guido Guidi
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 1st, 2012

All Star Western

Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray find a new way to explain the origin of gunslinger Jonah Hex in "All Star Western" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Moritat, Pia Guerra
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2012

Savage Hawkman

Rob Liefeld wraps up his run on Hawkman with "Savage Hawkman" #0, telling the story of how Hawkman came to possess the Nth metal in the New 52.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld, Mark Poulton
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2012

X-Men #36

Brian Wood and David López continue their excellent X-Men run that effortlessly blends big ideas and more intimate character work into good solid superhero comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
David López, Alvaro López
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 1st, 2012

National Comics: Rose & Thorn #1

"National Comics: Rose & Thorn" by Tom Taylor and Neil Googe once more introduce the character(s) of Rose and Thorn to the DC Universe, but as with the other "National Comics" one-shots, don't expect a full story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Neil Googe
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2012

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men

“The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men” #0 is a sound retelling of the origin but in the end lacks any punch.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Mario Alquiza
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 28th, 2012

X-Men Legacy #274

Following the events of "Avengers Vs. X-Men," Christos Gage delivers a story about the relationship between Magneto and Rogue in "X-Men Legacy" #274.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordan Tarragona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 28th, 2012

Happy! #1

"Happy!" #1 by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson reads like weakened Mark Millar or Garth Ennis until the arrival of titular character Happy the Horse, upon which the comic reveals its true colors of perky insanity and subtle satire.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 28th, 2012

Prophet #29

"Prophet" #29 lets Brandon Graham and Farel Dalrymple tell a story about rebellion within a space war that stands perfectly on its own, even as it also quietly fits into the greater whole.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Graham, Farel Dalrymple, Andy Ristaino
Artists:
Farel Dalrymple, Andy Ristaino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 27th, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #0 has Gregg Hurwitz, Mico Suayan and Juan Jose Ryp tackle the story of Bruce Wayne's attempt to find who killed his parents, but there's no denying that we've seen this all before.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Mico Suayan, Juan Jose Ryp, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 27th, 2012

The Flash

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato bring back the "who killed Nora Allen?" storyline in "The Flash" #0, and in doing so give it a little more meat than previously seen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 27th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #694

"Amazing Spider-Man" #694 is supposed to be the end of the Alpha storyline, but is it the end of the road for Alpha?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2012

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16

Captain America has been elected by a landslide in "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #16 by Sam Humphries and Luke Ross. Now it's time to heal America the only way he knows how: by punching things.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 27th, 2012

The Punisher #16

"The Punisher" #16 closes the Greg Rucka-written series and also brings about a conclusion to the story of Sergeant Rachel Cole-Alves for a notable wrap-up to a fantastic run.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2012

Red Lanterns

"Red Lanterns" #0 relies on violent goriness and a compressed tale to tell the origin of Atrocitus. It's fitting for the title but falls short of expectations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Cincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 27th, 2012

Aquaman

"Aquaman" #0 contains a whole lot of exposition, but no real story as it gives readers the lowdown on Arthur Curry's origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 27th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #2

This 99th issue of the various "B.P.R.D." comics has evil organizations, monstrous creatures, false allegiances, psychic powers and charismatic cult leaders. Just another day from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crook.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 26th, 2012

Talon

In a strong addition to DC's zero month, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Guillem March introduce Calvin Rose to the DCU in "Talon" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 26th, 2012

American Vampire #31

Pearl Preston has the unwanted opportunity to reflect on her life and her station throughout the course of “American Vampire” #31 leading to a stunning final page reveal.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 26th, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #17

With "Avengers vs. X-Men" almost over, Jason Aaron and Michael Allred give readers a healthy dish of silly with "Wolverine & the X-Men" #17, which finally explains Doop's job within the school's administration.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 25th, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" #0 has a rainbow of Lanterns on the cover, but no pot of gold is anywhere to be found inside.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Andrew Bressan, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Like other team books during DC's Zero Month, "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #0 focuses on one member of the team. In this case we get the secret (and somewhat boring) origin of Red Hood.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry, Ig Guara, Brett Booth
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Star Wars: Darth Vader - Ghost Prison #5

"Darth Vader - Ghost Prison" #5 closes up the story of the revolt against the Empire, cementing Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader as the undeniable core of the Empire.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Haden Blackman
Artists:
Agustin Alessio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012
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