Top Ten Comic Books of 2022

If you know me and what I read, you should not be surprised to learn that SomethingCentral’s top ten favorite comic books of 2022 are still DC and Marvel-dominated, X-Men-dominated specifically. While there wasn’t anything not from the Big-two last year, you may be surprised by this year’s best spots.  I expanded my horizons this […]

Batman / Spawn #1 Review

Written by: Todd McFarlane Art by: Greg Capullo Inking by: Todd McFarlane Coloring by: Dave McCaig Lettering by: Tom Napolitano Editing by: Ben Abernathy, Marie Javins Batman / Spawn is a rare book where I think it would have been better with no narration. Maybe even no dialogue. I say this because Greg Capullo reminds […]

The New Golden Age #1 Review

Written by: Geoff Johns Art by: Diego Olortegui with Jip Mayer and Scott Hanna, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, Todd Nauck, Scott Kolins, Viktor Bogdanovic, Brandon Peterson, Gary Frank Coloring by: Nick Filardi, John Kalisz, Matt Herms, Jordan Boyd, Brad Anderson Lettering by: Rob Leigh Editing by: Marquis Draper, Andrew Marino, Katie Kubert I should love […]

Batman Incorporated #1 Review

Written by: Ed Brisson Art by: John Timms Coloring by: Rex Lokus Lettering by: Clayton Cowles Editing by: Ben Abernathy Batman Incorporated has a history of putting the spotlight on characters who wouldn’t normally get the time of day. Grant Morrison’s New 52 run with the title made me a fan of Beryl Hutchinson‘s Squire […]

Tim Drake: Robin #1 Review

Written by: Meghan Fitzmartin Art by: Riley Rossmo Coloring by: Lee Loughridge Lettering by: Tom Napolitano Editing by: Jessica Berbey, Arianna Turturro, Ben Abernathy I have a strange relationship with Tim Drake. I never liked him as Robin, he just never interested me when he wore the Robin mantle. But, I fell in love with […]

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 Review

Written by: Joshua Williamson Art by: Daniel Sampere Coloring by: Alejandro Sanchez Lettering by: Tom Napolitano Editing by: Chris Rosa, Paul Kaminski This is the first issue of this event with the name change. Changing it to Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths is a cash-in, but hardly the worst one. If I tried to argue […]

Detective Comics #1063 Review

Written by: Ram V Art by: Rafael Albuquerque Coloring by: Dave Stewart Lettering by: Ariana Maher Editing by: Arianna Turturro, Jessica Chen, Ben Abernathy Ram V is one of my favorite writers in comic books right now after his work on These Savage Shores. Rafael Albuquerque is an all-star artist who perfectly matches Ram V’s […]

DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor Penciling by: Trevor Hairsine Inking by: Andy Lanning Coloring by: Rain Beredo Lettering by: Saida Temofonte Editing by: Ben Abernathy DCeased: War of the Undead Gods picks up right where the last DCeased book left off. Some of our lost heroes are back, reunited with their loved ones, and yet, the […]

DC Mech #1 Review

Written by: Kenny Porter Art by: Baldemar Rivas Coloring by: Mike Spicer Lettering by: Tom Napolitano Edited by: Dave Wielgos, Ben Abernathy You can tell that the creative team loves mecha-anime, especially the art half of the team, Rivas and Spicer. They expertly capture the size and movement of mechs and the raw destructive energy […]

Batman #125 Review

Written by: Chip Zdarsky Art by: Jorge Jimenez Coloring by: Tomeu Morey Lettering by: Clayton Cowles Editing by: Dave Wielgosz, Ben Abernathy Chip Zdarksy’s Daredevil has been the highlight of Marvel comics for the last two years, even over the majority of X-Books. Having him write the main Bat-title feels like a match made in […]