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Jim Johnson

Jim is a freelance writer who started writing for CBR in 2013. He had worked previously at Comics Buyer's Guide since 1997 as a writer, reviewer, and online columnist. He has also written for other various comics-related publications and websites, covered comic conventions, and appeared in video commentaries. Occasionally, he's been known to interview creative professionals including comic writers and artists, actors, and musicians. His love of pop culture began with Star Wars, followed by comics shortly thereafter. Forever a rock n roll aficionado, he's also an unapologetic KISS and Trans-Siberian Orchestra fan. And he's always willing to try a new hot sauce or microbrew – especially if someone else is buying. He also fancies himself as a photographer now and again. If you're nice, he can be found on Twitter as @QuiGonJimm.

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House of M #1
House of M #1
3 Comic Reviews
Despite cliche characters and inconsistent artwork, Dennis Hopeless and Marco Failla's "House of M" #1 is compelling enough to make the issue work with help from a surprise cliffhanger.
The Beauty #1
The Beauty #1
3 Comic Reviews
In "The Beauty" #1, Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley craft a story about the world's first disease that people want to contract and the rich story examining its fallout.
Civil War #2
Civil War #2
3 Comic Reviews
Charles Soule keeps "Civil War" #2 mostly within its own sphere despite its status as a "Secret Wars" tie-in, and Leinil Francis Yu makes it look appropriately dark and moody in this low-key but well-characterized chapter.
Jupiter’s Circle #5
Jupiter’s Circle #5
3 Comic Reviews
Mark Millar, Davide Gianfelice and Francesco Mortarino continue world building in "Jupiter's Circle" #5, this time focusing on the past of Skyfox, the troublemaking cofounder of the Union.
Marvel Zombies #2
Marvel Zombies #2
3 Comic Reviews
Simon Spurrier demonstrates strong characterization and growth while Kev Walker makes it all disgustingly beautiful in "Marvel Zombies" #2, a "Secret Wars" tie-in.
Old Man Logan #3
Old Man Logan #3
3 Comic Reviews
In "Old Man Logan" #3, a few character-driven moments are mixed in with the exploration of selected domains across Battleworld, as Brian Michael Bendis, Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo take advantage of the scope of "Secret Wars."
Planet Hulk #3
Planet Hulk #3
3 Comic Reviews
Sam Humphries makes good use of the patchwork playground that "Secret Wars" has given him, but he doesn't have quite enough story to tell in "Planet Hulk" #3, though Marc Laming makes even the slow moments look impressive.
Book of Death #1
Book of Death #1
3 Comic Reviews
In "Book of Death" #1, Robert Venditti scripts a grim but compelling future of the Valiant Universe amidst an otherwise passable story that's both beautifully and horrifically illustrated by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite.
Hawkeye #22
Hawkeye #22
3 Comic Reviews
In "Hawkeye" #22, Matt Fraction and David Aja deliver an emotional and tightly constructed conclusion to a terrific series that defines the character for a new generation.
Years of Future Past #2
Years of Future Past #2
3 Comic Reviews
After a strong opening sequence, Marguerite Bennett attempts a "Chosen One" scenario in "Years of Future Past" #2, while Mike Norton and FCO Plascencia deliver some pleasingly strong and consistent art.
Red Skull #1
Red Skull #1
3 Comic Reviews
Joshua Williamson and Luca Pizzari take a mashup of Marvel villains, pit them against Marvel Zombies and even find a way to work in the villain the series is named after in "Red Skull" #1.
Secret Wars #4
Secret Wars #4
3 Comic Reviews
Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina deliver a strong, character-centered chapter in "Secret Wars" #4 that both moves the story along and serves as a great examination of Drs. Doom and Strange.
Superman #41
Superman #41
3 Comic Reviews
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Gene Luen Yang's introductory "Superman" #41 has its moments, but is ultimately a weakly-scripted chapter in the out-of-order "Truth" saga.
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