Marv Wolfman is an absolute legend in the comic book industry. He is one of the most influential writers in the history of the medium. His stories are considered classics and essential reading. He has co-created many characters for both Marvel (Blade, Bullseye, Nova, and Black Cat )and DC Comics ( Destiny, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, Deathstroke, and Robin/Tim Drake). He has written most of the major characters at both Marvel (Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four) and DC (B
YOUNG JUSTICE #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Patrick Gleason Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez Publisher: DC Comics 10/10 SPOILERS AHEAD It's finally here, the return of Young Justice and the beginning of the Wonder Comics imprint. A few months ago I wrote an article about the need for a new Young Justice book in the DCU, little did I know that a couple months later they were going to announce YOUNG JUSTICE. To make things even more exciting, Brian Michael Bendis was going
Graham first came on the comic book scene in 1985. He did a lot of work over at DC including a 12 issue run on POWER OF THE ATOM in 1988. In 1990 he helped launch HAWKWORLD which he worked on for 26 issues. It was in 1992 he started a legendary run on DETECTIVE COMICS. He worked on some of the biggest Batman stories in the 90's including the KinghtsFall and KnightsEnd saga. It was during this time that he co-created the popular villain Bane with Chuck Dixon. It was Bane who w
AQUAMAN #43 Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Penciller: Robson Rocha Inker: Daniel Henriques Colorist: Sunny Gho Publisher: DC Comics 8.5/10 Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha hit the ground running with their new take on Aquaman. This is an interesting time to shake up the characters status quo, with the movie being released this week. With the characters popularity at an all time high, it's a great time to be an Aquaman fan. Reeling from the events of "Drowned Earth" we pick
Mike Grell has been writing/drawing comics since the early 70's. He has worked on books for DC (ACTION COMICS, LEEGION OF SUPERHEROES, and GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW) and IRON MAN over at Marvel. His work on GREEN ARROW: LONGBOW HUNTERS and the his long run on the GREEN ARROW solo series has long been one of the most celebrated takes on the character. He took Oliver Queen and made him an urban hunter. With stories that focused on real world problems, he made the character more
Jim Cheung has been entertaining comic book fans for years with his art. The majority of his career is synonymous for working on titles at Marvel like X-FORCE, AVENGERS: CHILDRENS CRUSADE, and YOUNG AVENGERS. When CrossGen formed in 2000, Jim brought his talents over there and helped launch SCION. It was a series with fantasy elements while also tying in to the overall CrossGen universe. Of all the books to come out of the company, Scion was by far one of my favorite titles.
Over the past few years Kelly Thompson has taken the comic world by storm. From her Eisner nominated work on the Kate Bishop starring HAWKEYE at Marvel to hear work on JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS over at IDW, she has continually been a major force in the industry. This past January she inked an exclusive deal with Marvel and since then has taken on some major projects. She recently helped relaunch UNCANNY X-MEN with fellow writers Ed Brisson and Matthew Rosenberg. Her sharp character
BATMAN ANNUAL #3 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics 10/10 It's not often that Annuals deliver such a poignant tale like this issue did. The story that Tom Taylor wrote is one of the most heartfelt and appealing Batman stories I've read in a long time, and it doesn't even focus on Batman. Don't let the cover fool you, this is a tale centered on Alfred. Alfred Pennyworth might be the most important supporting characters in comics, besides Lois Lane. Wh
SUPERMAN #6 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Penciller: Ivan Reis Inkers: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert Colorist: Alex Sinclair Publisher: DC Comics 6.5/10 Ever since Brian Michael Bendis came to DC he has injected his voice and sense of life into the characters he writes. With his SUPERMAN series, he has focused more on the epic and grand scale of the situations the man of steel finds himself in. The opening story arc, “The Unity Saga”, finds Superman without Lois Lane or his son Jo
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Colorist: David Baron Publisher: DC Comics 9/10 When The Batman Who Laughs was first introduced in DARK KNIGHTS: METAL, he instantly became a fan favorite. The idea of Batman being infected by Joker toxin released form the Joker's dead body, gave us one of the deadliest and most twisted characters ever created. When this book was announced, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but with Snyder and Jock I knew it was gon
Darick Robertson has been one of the most influential artists over the last 20 plus years. He has worked on some of the biggest comics including WOLVERINE and PUNISHER at Marvel. It has been his creator owned work that have been some of the best comics to come out in the last 20 years. TRANSMETROPOLITAN, which was co-created with Warren Ellis, was one of the best books to ever come out of Vertigo. It starred Spider Jerusalem, an absolutely psychotic yet brilliant journalist.
Christian Duce has been on fire lately delivering some amazing art full of energy. His style is a perfect match for a book like THE FLASH. He first garnered attention back in 2008 on a book for Wildstorm, IDES OF BLOOD. Since then he has work on books such as DETECTIVE COMICS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and NIGHTWING. The contrast of his style from a darker character like Batman to a brighter character like Flash, has been such an awesome transition to witness. Every page he produces is
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8 Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Colorist: Brad Anderson Publisher: DC Comics 8.5/10 We’re ramping up towards the finish line of the highly anticipated and controversial maxiseries DOOMSDAY CLOCK, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's collision of the DCU and the Watchmen worlds. In this issue we focus our attention on the Man of Steel’s perspective of the current state of the DCU. Despite giving a powerful message delivered by Superman, this issue misses a few
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Colorist: Ivan Plascencia Publisher: DC Comics 10/10 This week sees the much anticipated return of Martian Manhunter to a solo book. He has starred in great solo series in the past by outstanding creators such as John Ostrander, Tom Mandrake, Rob Williams and more, and now we can add Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo to that list. J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter has been around for years and has not always gotten the
His signature style brings so much life and humor to every character he writes. While at Marvel, he created many characters, but none more important than Jessica Jones and Miles Morales. These two characters are beloved by comic book fans all over the world and have both been adapted for television and film. Having been with Marvel for 18 years, Bendis shocked the comic book community earlier this year when he announced he was moving to DC Comics. So far his work on Superman