BATMAN #68 Writer: Tom King Artist: Amanda Connor Colorists: Paul Mounts, John Timms, and Jordie Bellaire Publisher: DC Comics 9/10 Let me start off by saying,"Knightmares hasn't exactly been my favorite arc. While the art in every issue has been amazing, parts of the stories left me disconnected and unsure of where the story was going. Well Tom King, you've done it again, you pulled me right back in. This was without a doubt my favorite issue of this arc. It definitely helps
Dean Ormston has been illustrating comic book since 1990 when he landed a gig on JUDGE DREDD MAGAZINE. He continued to do work over at 2000 AD before working at DC/Vertigo. While at Vertigo, Dean worked on titles such as SANDMAN, BOOKS OF MAGIC and THE EATERS. Perhaps the book he's best known for would be LUCIFER, with Mike Carey. Dean's dark and ominous style was perfect for the estranged ruler of Hell. The book has been well regarded since it's creation and continues to bri
Jonboy Meyers is one of the most unique talents in the industry. His style is unlike anyone else and is instantly recognizable. He brings an energy through his art that make it seem as if the characters are gonna jump off the page.No matter what he's working on, you know he's gonna bring that unique artistic flair that you won't see anywhere else. He has been drawing comic books since the 90's. After working for years on independent books, he landed a gig at MV Creations, wor
Scott Snyder has long been one of my favorite writers. His run on Batman is by far one of the best runs on the character of this generation. He, along with Greg Capullo, created an epic run and are set to reunite on the character this May in BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH. He's currently writing the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS mini-series, which continues to sell out at comic book stores every where. He and Capullo created the character in METAL, since then the character had become one o
Bryan Hill continues to push the envelope with each new series he releases. KILL MONGER: BY ANY MEANS from Marvel could have been just another tie-in for a character ij a successful movie. Instead, Hill delivered a deep exploration into the character, in one of Marvels best series this past year. Over at Vertigo, Bryan has created one of the best crime comics to come out of the publisher since 100 BULLETS. It is one of the most relevant comics on the stands right now. Dealing
Dan Jurgens is one of the most celebrated creators in the history of the comic book medium. Not only is he an insanely talented writer but an awesome artist as well. He was apart of the collection of creators the worked on "The Death of Superman" storyline hat swept across the world and made headlines like no other comic book before or since. He also created the fan favorite character Booster Gold, at DC, who is starring in the current HEROES IN CRISIS series. When DC relaunc
Ivan Reis has long been one of the most sought after artists in the industry. He began his career working at Dark Horse Comics on titles such as GHOST and THE MASK. He went on to work at Marvel, Chaos! and CrossGen. Since 2004, he has been a staple at DC Comics. He's worked on ACTION COMICS, TEEN TITANS, RANN/THANAGAR WAR, and INFINITE CRISIS. Partnered with Geoff Johns, Ivan worked on celebrated runs of GREEN LANTERN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and AQUAMAN. During that time he worked o
WONDER TWINS #1 Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics 8/10 If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would have picked up a Wonder Twins comic book, I would have said you were crazy. If you would have told me I would love it, no way. Well, I did pick it up and I did love it. WONDER TWINS is the latest release in Bendis' Wonder Comics imprint over DC. Just like YOUNG JUSTICE and NAOMI before it, it was an absolute delight and highly entertaining.
David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer and author But his career has included time as a filmmaker, journalist, and educator as well. His work in comic books ranges from SHAFT (Dynamite Entertainment), LUKE CAGE, OCCUPY AVENGERS, POWER MAN AND IRON FIST, NIGHTHAWK, FURY (Marvel Comics), CYBORG (DC Comics), THE ARMY OF DR. MOREAU, TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES (Dark Horse/Boom), and NUMBER 13 (Dark Horse Comics). He recently launched BITTER ROOT, with Chuck B
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.
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
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