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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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Shaper #1
Shaper #1
3 Comic Reviews
Eric Heisserer, Felipe Massafera and Wes Dzioba's "Shaper" #1 benefits from great characterization and makes a somewhat familiar idea unique.
Spawn Resurrection #1
Spawn Resurrection #1
3 Comic Reviews
Paul Jenkins, JonBoy and Todd McFarlane's "Spawn Resurrection" #1, features the official return of Al Simmons, even if it doesn't add much to the overall storyline.
Avengers #42
Avengers #42
3 Comic Reviews
Jonathan Hickman's epic storyline confidently rolls towards its conclusion in "Avengers" #42 as Stefano Caselli and Frank Martin capture an attractive and fascinating array of personas and technology.
All-New Hawkeye #1
All-New Hawkeye #1
3 Comic Reviews
Jeff Lemire and Ramón Perez cue up an impressive debut with "All-New Hawkeye" #1, a worthy follow up to the prior series which adds a new dynamic that freshens up Hawkguy more than ever.
Black Hood #2
Black Hood #2
3 Comic Reviews
Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos step back from the focus on the main character and "Black Hood" #2 suffers a bit because of it, but it is still a dark and immersive chapter of this pseudo-hero.
Darth Vader #2
Darth Vader #2
3 Comic Reviews
The Dark Lord of the Sith is forced to serve another, but that doesn't make him any less sinister in the beautifully illustrated "Darth Vader" #2 by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.
Orphan Black #1
Orphan Black #1
3 Comic Reviews
Jody Houser and Szymon Kudranski join TV series writers Graeme Manson and John Fawcett for the accessible "Orphan Black" #1, but it's more of an adaptation than an expansion.
Moon Knight #12
Moon Knight #12
3 Comic Reviews
Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood bid the series adieu with "Moon Knight" #12, providing a well-structured and satisfying finale that compares the changing fortunes of hero and villain while setting up a new status quo.
The Multiversity: Mastermen #1
The Multiversity: Mastermen #1
3 Comic Reviews
Grant Morrison delivers an accessible entry to his event in the excellent "The Multiversity: Mastermen" #1, while Jim Lee provides disturbing imagery of a defeated America and an uncomfortable but conflicted Nazi incarnation of Superman.
Burning Fields #2
Burning Fields #2
3 Comic Reviews
A dirty oil field in a war-ravaged land may not be pretty, but Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel and Colin Lorimer revel in that in the well-characterized and appropriately grimy "Burning Fields" #2.
Satellite Sam #11
Satellite Sam #11
3 Comic Reviews
Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin have honed their synergy to near perfection in "Satellite Sam" #11 as multiple but related storylines break open amidst a hostile environment of prejudice and backstabbing in the dawn of the television age.
Divinity #1
Divinity #1
3 Comic Reviews
Matt Kindt expands the footprint of the Valiant Universe with the time and location-spanning "Divinity" #1, focusing on both characters and high concepts that are aptly illustrated by Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn and David Baron.
Ant-Man #2
Ant-Man #2
3 Comic Reviews
Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd all bring a light touch to a very fun and enjoyable "Ant-Man" #2, where things start to look up for Scott Lang as the ill-reputed superhero once again proves his character as a true hero.
Cluster #1
Cluster #1
3 Comic Reviews
Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro take a lot of tried and true story elements and fuse them together in the aptly-titled "Cluster" #1, a science fiction thriller driven by well-defined characters and some unexpected change-ups.
Imperium #1
Imperium #1
3 Comic Reviews
A new ongoing series featuring the next phase of Toyo Harada's power grab begins in "Imperium" #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite, containing the same quality characterization seen in "Harbinger" and a couple of other surpri
All-New Invaders #14
All-New Invaders #14
3 Comic Reviews
After seventy five years, the Human Torch's sidekick Toro -- who faces a welcome transformation after a well-written bonding moment with his old partner -- gets the spotlight in James Robinson and Steve Pugh's "All-New Invaders" #14.
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