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Azrael #3

"Azrael" is definitely finding its voice, and it's probably not what you'd expect.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 21st, 2009

Batman: Streets of Gotham #7

Easily Paul Dini's best issue to date, "Batman: Streets of Gotham" reads like a disturbing episode of "Batman: The Animated Series."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Richards, Derek Fridolfs, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 21st, 2009

Batman #694

Tony Daniel makes this issue feel like the middle of an event, and that's not a bad thing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 19th, 2009

The Brave and the Bold #30

Straczynski is living out the dreams of many a fanboy in his time on "B&B," as he connects random characters. Saiz takes it from there and the duo delivers a book that is consistently enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 19th, 2009

Power Girl #7

A funny, entertaining issue that’s hampered by a clichéd and unoriginal plot. The talent is there, the story just doesn’t let it shine through like it should.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 19th, 2009

Justice League of America #40

"Justice League of America" is overly violent and a little monotonous. Oh boy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Scott Hanna, Mario Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 19th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #43

To celebrate Christmas, Guy Gardner puts on a red ring, so he can decorate Oa in green and red. Or maybe this has something to do with "Blackest Night."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2009

Secret Six #16

Black Alice is looking for a pack to run with, and it seems as though the Secret Six might be that pack, regardless of whether they want her around.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Peter Nguyen, Doug Hazlewood, Mark McKenna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 14th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #11

Vril Dox is not, under any circumstances, a team player.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 14th, 2009

Adventure Comics #5

A good series goes off the rails here, as Superboy Prime invades the DC offices, literally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 13th, 2009

Action Comics #884

Lois Lane steals the show here; unfortunately, the stars are actually Nightwing, Flamebird, and Captain Atom

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, James Robinson
Artists:
Pere Perez, Bit, Cafu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 13th, 2009

Magog #4

What happens when you take a character that embodies all that’s bad about superhero comics in the ‘90s and give him his own book? It’s bad. Surprise!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Howard Porter, John Dell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2009

Doom Patrol #5

"Blackest Night" continues here with the "resurrected" Doom Patrollers raising hell on Oolong Island. In the backup tale, the Metal Men take on artificially intelligent mannequins, the Clique.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Justiniano, Livesay, Tim Levins, Dan Davis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2009

Batgirl #5

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Sandra Hope, Oliver Nome
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 10th, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #10

What happens when a stagnant society refuses to change?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson
Artists:
Pete Woods, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 7th, 2009

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1

Wonder Woman's most critical decision comes back for a rematch. A Black Lantern-ring-powered rematch.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Prentis Rollins, Jonathan Glapion, Walden Wong, Drew Geraci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 6th, 2009

JSA All-Stars #1

"JSA All-Stars" has a more manageable cast size than the old "Justice Society of America" book, but we'll see how it goes from here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Willliams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2009

Jonah Hex #50

Darwyn Cooke returns with a new style for this oversized tale of triumph and (mostly) tragedy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray,Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 5th, 2009

Blackest Night: Flash #1

"Blackest Night: Flash" breaks out of the starting gate with a supersonic boom, delivering a plethora of characters, a myriad of settings, and a tightly-conceived tie-in to the main "Blackest Night" series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #5

Another campy issue played as straight as can be, and infectiously fun even in its gruesomeness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli, Scott Clark
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 29th, 2009

Detective Comics #859

Pound for pound, the best superhero comic being published right now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 26th, 2009

Justice League of America #39

"Paco Ramone of Earth. Rise." More haunting words have not been set forth in any segment of "Blackest Night" to this point.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 26th, 2009

Green Lantern #48

Larfleeze and Atrocitus share a delicate moment, and Sinestro bears his feelings to Hal Jordan. This issue also contains a few other Lanterns and some promises made under duress.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 25th, 2009

Blackest Night #5

Middle issues are often where things slow down, and while "Blackest Night" does that for a bit, it's already picking the pace back up for a good cliffhanger.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 25th, 2009

Teen Titans #77

J. T. Krul continues his exploration of the Black Lanterns that would rise around Titans Tower.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 25th, 2009

Supergirl #47

This issue of "Supergirl" isn't really about Supergirl at all, but that said it is still enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Matt Camp
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2009

The Brave and the Bold #29

Feel like reading a comic where the only point is telling you how much better life was four decades ago? Yeah, me neither.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 22nd, 2009

Flash: Rebirth #5

While the story's a bit slowly paced for a tale about the Flash, this issue reveals something hugely significant.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 19th, 2009

Adventure Comics #4

In what is surely to be the strangest "Blackest Night" tie-in, the joke is getting a little old.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, Michael Shoemaker
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Waicek, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 18th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #42

The sound and the fury have started to become tedious, and a major plot event suffers because of it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 15th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #10

Andy Clarke is one of the best artists working in superhero comics today. And while this isn't a great series, it's better than you might expect.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 15th, 2009

JSA vs. Kobra #6

The chess match between Kobra and the JSA comes to close in this issue, but their interwoven story doesn't end here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann
Artists:
Don Kramer, Michael Babinski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 14th, 2009

Booster Gold #26

"Booster Gold" uses up all the extra pages this month in a "Blackest Night" tie-in that features a rather apt guest hero as well as undead villain.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 2009

Batman and Robin #6

A slightly disappointing issue of "Batman and Robin," but even here there still glimmers of excellence.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2009

Batman/Doc Savage Special #1

A typical team-up special that follows the format to a tee, which is disappointing from a writer of Brian Azzarello’s skill.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 11th, 2009

Lobo: Highway to Hell #1

Sam Keith's art has never looked so weak, and for seven bucks an issue, this story isn't worth your time or money.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Ian
Artists:
Sam Kieth
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 7th, 2009

The Mighty #10

The secret origin of Alpha One revealed. Spoiler: His evil is nothing new, and this comic is very good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 7th, 2009

Doom Patrol #4

"Doom Patrol" has its least amount of gloom yet. . . just in time for "Blackest Night." No, that wasn't a joke.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Justiniano, Kevin Maguire, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 4th, 2009

The Great Ten #1

Finally, the Great Ten get their own book as this first issue spotlights Accomplished Perfect Physician and China’s internal problems.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 4th, 2009

The Last Days of Animal Man #6

Buddy Baker's crimefighting career ends in this issue. Of course, this story is set in the not-so-distant future.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Chris Batista, Dave Meikis. Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2009

Ambush Bug: Year None #7

Issue #7 in this 6-part series is a disjointed disappointment.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Al Milgrom, Art Baltazar, Franco
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 31st, 2009

Detective Comics #858

As though I needed to develop a man-crush on a comic book artist. This issue is crush-inducing, so read at your own risk.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 2009

Batman #692

Tony Daniel's first issue as writer/artist of "Batman" is already a step up from "Battle for the Cowl."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 29th, 2009

World's Finest #1

The DC Universe has frequently embraced the concept of legacy, frequently using old names in new ways to keep a brand alive or to spawn new ideas. "World's Finest" returns from the idea bin with a fresh team-up and a load of fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Julian Lopez, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #3

"Blackest Night: Titans" ends here with a revelation of how to attack the Black Lanterns and a resolution that promises to bring many of these Titans to the main action.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2009

Green Lantern #47

The main tie-in book to "Blackest Night" continues to entertain on multiple levels.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 28th, 2009

Blackest Night #4

A largely inconsequential issue unless you like boring speeches about being a hero and watching Barry Allen run around.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 28th, 2009

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jake Black, Adam Schlagman, Duncan Rouleau, Michael Siglain, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Derek Fridolfs, Ariel Thomas, Amy Wolfram, Joe Harris, Mandy McMurray, Billy Tucci, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Ray McCarthy, Duncan Rouleau, Kelley Jones, Sergio Carrera, Dustin Nguyen, Matt Triano, Pow Rodrix, Marlo Alquiza, Andrei Bressan, Jonboy Meyers, Scott Clark, David Beatty, Billy Tucci, Peter Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

Superman/Batman #65

Peter Johnson and Matt Cherniss write "Superman/Batman" with an overly-familiar story, but the art here is lovely.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Johnson, Matt Cherniss
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze, Brian Haberlin, Kelley Jones, Joe Quinones, Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

Azrael #1

The writing in "Azrael" makes me want to read more, but the artist choice isn't right for the script.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009
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