Jim Johnson

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REVIEW: Meredith & David Finch's "Wonder Woman" #36

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Meredith & David Finch's debut issue of "Wonder Woman" falls short in an uneven and underwhelming start to the creative team's run.

REVIEW: Taylor & Cinar's "Superior Iron Man" #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Taylor and Yidiray Cinar's "Superior Iron Man" #1 is "a unique and good-looking spin" on the Iron Avenger's new mid-"AXIS" status quo.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #36

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue "Endgame" in "Batman" #36, "a strong and well-composed comic" and "the sign of strong craft."

REVIEW: Snyder & Lee's "Superman Unchained" #9

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Jim Lee's final issue of "Superman Unchained" "brings the entirety of the series to a positive close" for the Man of Steel.

REVIEW: Edmondson & Perkins' "Deathlok" #1

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Mike Perkins' "Deathlok" #1 is "the best take on the property since the original incarnation."

REVIEW: Leth & Rausch's "Edward Scissorhands" #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth and Drew Rausch's "Edward Scissorhands" #1 is "a welcome and respectful return of one of Burton's more beloved creations."

5-STAR REVIEW: Jenkins & Bachs' "Fiction Squad" #1

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In "Fiction Squad" #1, Paul Jenkins & Ramon Bachs "blend an array of beloved childhood stories, give them a fresh slant with a definitely grown-up feel."

REVIEW: Morrison & Sprouse's "The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World" #1

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison & Chris Sprouse put together "one of the multiverse's most entertaining comics" with the latest chapter of "The Multiversity."

REVIEW: Snyder, Fawkes & Aco's "Batman: Futures End" #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder & Aco's "Batman: Futures End" #1 "succeeds the same way some of the better "Elseworlds" comics did back in the day."

SDCC: Comic Creators Offer Varied Thoughts on The Switch to Digital

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid hosted a vast array of creators at the Switch to Digital panel during Comic-Con, discussing the benefits and new challenges of digital.

REVIEW: Seeley, Snyder, Tynion & Simeoni's "Batman Eternal" #19

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley & Emanuel Simeoni's "Batman Eternal" #19 demonstrates the series' strength with "an enjoyable standalone reading experience."

SDCC: Suicide Squad Takes Center Stage from Batman in "Assault on Arkham"

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Kevin Conroy and the cast and crew of Batman's newest animated movie explain the more mature tone and how it differs from past efforts.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Starlin's "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" OGN

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Starlin's "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" original graphic novel "is a terrific welcome home for one of comics' first fan-favorite creators."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #10

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" concluding issue "exceeds expectations that weren't even in place at the beginning of this series."

5-STAR REVIEW: Kupperberg, Pat Kennedy & Tim Kennedy's "Life With Archie" #36

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Kupperberg, Pat Kennedy & Tim Kennedy craft an icon's death in "Life With Archie" #36, "a magnificent example of solid storytelling."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #32

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #32 is "a superb showcase of collaborative comic book storytelling."

REVIEW: Johns & Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32 is "an excellent story that speaks for itself, and captures both the nature and the scope of the character."

REVIEW: Bendis & Oeming's "The United States of Murder Inc." #2

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming's "The United States of Murder Inc." #2 is "an excellent noir-ish, alternate-reality, poli-criminal thriller."

REVIEW: Venditti & Braithwaite Kick Off "Armor Hunters" #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti & Doug Braithwaite's "Armor Hunters" #1 is "exciting and well-drawn," with "exactly the kind of storytelling that an event like this needs."

REVIEW: Layman, March Provide a Shocking Twist in "Batman Eternal" #9

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Guillem March take the wheel for "Batman Eternal" #9, an issue filled with story developments and legitimately huge surprises.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Michael Moreci takes a fairly linear path connecting the last two films in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" #1, but the comparison between the two sides in a changing world, forebodingly drawn by Dan McDaid, make it worthwhile.

Oddly Normal #3

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Otis Frampton builds a fascinating world that he takes his time exploring in "Oddly Normal" #3, but forgets to mention a critical aspect regarding the man character that impacts the flow of the story in an otherwise enjoyable issue.

Lazarus #13

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

By further exploring the character of Forever Carlyle, as well as those of her fellow Lazari, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark pull off what many felt to be impossible in "Lazarus" #13: improving on a strong and well-characterized series.

Uncanny X-Men #28

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kris Anka structures a wide-open feel to support Brian Michael Bendis' lengthy narrative in "Uncanny X-Men" #28, a less-is-more approach that adds emotion to the continuing story of Cyclops' reaching out to a new and dangerous mutant.

Superman/Wonder Woman #13

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke lead the title into its second year by examining what two dating superheroes do when not fighting villains in "Superman/Wonder Woman" #13, albeit with some artistic inconsistencies.

Wonder Woman #36

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

New creative team Meredith and David Finch go for shallow and splashy in "Wonder Woman" #36, an uneven and padded issue with a lack of depth and characterization.

Superior Iron Man #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tony Stark is a jerk, which is nothing new, by Tom Taylor gives it a moderately fresh take in "Superior Iron Man" #1, an attractive looking issue in more ways than one despite a brief artistic stumble that impacts the story.

Unity #12

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Matt Kindt, CAFU, and even cover artist Brian Level bring old-school fun to "Unity" #12 without ignoring the story's modern day context in a friendly and welcoming introduction that kicks off a new arc and a new set of villains.

Drifter #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein waste no time engaging readers in "Drifter" #1, even if Brandon's story backs off a bit later on, in a story that is nonetheless an interesting and beautiful looking western/sci-fi mashup.

Boonana Tail Halloween Special #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark McKenna's Banana Tail children's character gets his own Halloween anthology in "Boonana Tail Halloween Special," a fun and mostly entertaining set of stories featuring contributions from Jim Calafiore, Fabian Nicieza & more.

American Legends #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Bill Schwartz, Zachary Schwartz and Studio Hive create some engaging folklore with 19th-century figures in "American Legends" #1, in a nicely colored but artistically inconsistent depiction carried by the script.

Superman Unchained #9

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Dustin Nguyen bring the title to a big-budget close in "Superman Unchained" #9, a bombastic yet poetic and redeeming conclusion to a strong series that renews Superman's standing as an extraordinary hero.

All-New X-Men #33

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis' saves "All-New X-Men" #33 with some lightheartedness and interesting characterizations, while Mahmud Asrar puts a quirky but pleasingly fitting look to the story.

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

A subdued, restrained mood dominates Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds' "Aliens: Fire and Stone" #2, an otherwise decent chapter in a mega-arc that further ties the "Aliens" and "Prometheus" films together.

Deathlok #1

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins prove their understanding of an underused character in "Deathlok" #1, knowing exactly what to preserve and what to alter in this strong intro, the best take on the property since the original incarnation.

Earth 2: World's End #3

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

A large creative roster headed up by writer Daniel H. Wilson team up for a nice looking but very average "Earth 2: World's End" #3, where the heroes fight off Apokolips' forces -- again.

Memetic #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan take a familiar modern concept and gives it a nudge, making for a disturbing and engaging story in "Memetic" #1.

Edward Scissorhands #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

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.

Batman/Superman #15

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman/Superman" #15 concludes Greg Pak's fun but inconsistent study of a memory impaired World's Finest duo, consistently drawn by a team of artists, but fails to live up to what could have been a more compelling character examinatio

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #2

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender delivers a weak story coupled with poor characterization and dialogue in "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #2, further hindered by surprisingly uninspired art from Adam Kubert.

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