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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

Justice League of America #38

James Robinson and Mark Bagley begin their much anticipated run on "Justice League of America" in this issue, which also straightens out some timing concerns fans may have had about the books that are currently hitting the shelves every month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #6

Super Young Team battles Rising Sun and Mister Mind in this metafictional, high-action finale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 21st, 2009

Superman: Blackest Night #3

This sidebar of the "Blackest Night" saga wraps with the heroes being heroic and evil slinking off into the shadows. Of course it also points back to the main "Blackest Night" title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Allan Goldman, Ruy Jose, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #3

Of all the spin-off "Blackest Night" mini-series so far, it's Batman that turns out to have the winner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

Booster Gold #25

Booster shares a moment with Batman and Blue Beetle tries to keep Black Beetle from sharing anything -- including air!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #9

R.E.B.E.L.S. continues to feature the adventures of Vril Dox and his crew as they attempt to thwart the machinations of Starro the Conqueror. In this issue, Adam Strange and Captain Comet join the fray.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 15th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #6

DC’s most ‘out there’ book this year concludes, offering some answers but not enough.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 14th, 2009

Adventure Comics #3

It's a shame Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul's run is almost over, because "Adventure Comics" is awfully fun right now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Michael Shoemaker
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #41

As things get worse for the Green Lantern Corps, this title just keeps getting better. Most of the fan favorite GLs have a chance to shine in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Patrick Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 14th, 2009

Doom Patrol #3

BOTH stories are worth reading in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Livesay, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 13th, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #8

Superman's two regular titles might be lackluster these days, but "World of New Krypton" is where it's at.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson
Artists:
Pete Woods, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 12th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual: Starro the Conqueror #1

When Grant Morrison wrote "JLA," Starro was one of the first characters he pitched across his League. In doing so, Morrison elevated the character of Starro. Bedard builds upon that elevation and delivers a great read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Karl Moline, Mark Pennington, Derec Donovan, Kalman Andrasofszky
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #4

"Cry for Justice" continues on, with less crying, but the same amount of unnecessary torture, infighting, and grumpiness. Jay Garrick and the Shade appear to make things a little more interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 2009

Strange Adventures #8

The series you forgot existed ends in a way that is rather forgettable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Scott McDaniel, Al Milgrom, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 8th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #2

"Blackest Night: Titans" is rapidly proving to be every negative pre-impression that you heard about the "Blackest Night" crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2009

Green Lantern #46

"Blackest Night" leads to some "Uneasy Alliances," indeed. And Mahnke's the right man to draw that type of thing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 3rd, 2009

Teen Titans #75

DC has decided the seventy-fifth issue of "Teen Titans" needs to be celebrated. Well, sort of. Beast Boy returns to this team, and another former "Teen Titan" also winds up back at the tower.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Felicia D. Henderson, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Yildiray Cinar, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2009

Wonder Woman #36

A warrior without a country, Wonder Woman's path takes her back into conflict with Achilles. This issue also features a breakup, an uneasy alliance, and the start of a new storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 30th, 2009

Justice League of America #37

This issue is the last issue before the much-anticipated creative team of James Robinson and Mark Bagley climb aboard, but that's not the entire story. The JLA (sort of) appears here too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Dan Green, Marlo Alquiza, Jonathan Glapion, Rob Hunter, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2009

Superman: Blackest Night #2

Superman and Superboy keep trying to punch Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman into submission, but punching doesn't work so well against the Black Lanterns. The Earth-2 Superman is not the only Black Lantern they have to worry about, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2009

Detective Comics #857

Williams, Stewart, Hamner, McCaig... best looking superhero comic you’re going to find on the shelves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 24th, 2009

Superman/Batman #64

A prelude to an unannounced story that won’t happen until January at least (if then)? A clichéd, boring story at that! Don’t get this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 24th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #12

Many satisfying conclusions, and a job well done.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 23rd, 2009

Superman: Secret Origin #1

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank offer a fresh new take on an old story. What's that? You've seen fresh new takes on Superman before? Well, this one is also a good read too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2009

The Brave and the Bold #27

Almost a year ago, it was confirmed that J. Michael Straczynski would be the regular writer of "The Brave and the Bold". For his first issue, he goes back to the tried and true team-up formula of "Batman and . . ."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 20th, 2009

Batman and Robin #4

The bombastic artwork by Philip Tan detracts from the story, but this series continues to be an odd and wonderful look at the new caped crusader.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 19th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #11

The weaker strips in "Wednesday Comics" are still on shaky ground, but the best pages are still worth the price of admission.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 18th, 2009

Batgirl #2

Pacing problems make this a difficult book to read despite its interesting characters and good art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 16th, 2009

Blackest Night #3

Jason Rusch's girlfriend, Gehenna, shares with us, "This is totally creeping me out." Me too, Gen, me too. The third creepy issue of this creepy story is here to creep you out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 16th, 2009

The Shield #1

Eric Trautmann and Marco Rudy turn "The Shield" into a modern war comic with surprising success.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Greg Scott, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009

Titans #17

The spotlight issues of "Titans" continue on with a Beast Boy-centric issue. Ben Raab and Geoff Johns already did this, only theirs was much, much more enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Pat McCallum
Artists:
Angel Unzueta, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #2

"Blackest Night: Batman" takes supplemental material and makes it a fabulously entertaining read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 12th, 2009

Doom Patrol #2

"Doom Patrol" has nice ideas but still isn't quite clicking. On the bright side, the Metal Men second feature is still fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Kevin Maguire, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #40

This issue of "Green Lantern Corps" might be a bit confusing for new readers, but there are rewards for those who've been around before now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Tom Nguyen, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2009

Red Tornado #1

For the second time in a quarter of a century, Red Tornado is given a chance to fly in a solo title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook
Artists:
José Luís, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2009

Red Robin #4

Tim Drake thinks Bruce Wayne is alive. Dick Grayson disagrees. That means they must fight and the victor determines Bruce’s state of existence.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Guy Major
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 9th, 2009

Supergirl Annual #1

"Supergirl Annual" #1's two stories fill in gaps in both Supergirl's and Superwoman's lives, but the art holds everything else back.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 8th, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #3

"Justice League: Cry for Justice" is improving slightly, but it's still got a long way to go.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Len Wein
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli, Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 3rd, 2009

Batman #690

Judd Winick and Mark Bagley's run starts winding down before it really even gets started.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Jack Purcell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 3rd, 2009

Solomon Grundy #7

Kolins's textured art is a treat, but the "story" -- concluding here, sort of, after a stretched-out seven issues -- is non-existent.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 3rd, 2009

Magog #1

"Magog" springs from the pages of "Justice Society of America" to his very own monthly series. Carnage and mayhem abound –- specifically in the first eight pages!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Howard Porter, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 2nd, 2009

Green Lantern #45

"Blackest Night" sweeps across the galaxy in an issue of "Green Lantern" that doesn't feature Hal Jordan, yet is still chock full of action and excitement.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 2nd, 2009

Superman #691

"Codename: Patriot" tries to end with a bang, but it's really more of a thud.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Eduardo Pansica, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Sandro Ribeiro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 31st, 2009

Detective Comics #856

J. H. Williams III continues his amazing artistic performance on the lead Batwoman story. The Question back-up is completely skippable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 29th, 2009

Justice Society of America #30

It feels like the new "Justice Society of America" creative team is still finding its footing, here, although there are a couple of amusing moments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #1

"Blackest Night" falls over Titans Tower. As with anything that falls over Titans Tower, this is going to get ugly, but in a good story kind of way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes, Rob Hunter, Jon Sibal, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2009
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