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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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All-New X-Men #21
All-New X-Men #21
3 Comic Reviews
Veteran artist Brent Anderson contributes a few pages to Brian Michael Bendis and Brandon Peterson's "All-New X-Men" #21, but this introduction succeeds mostly at making the rest of the issue look weaker in comparison.
Batgirl #27
Batgirl #27
3 Comic Reviews
It's a super sparkly day in Gotham, as "Gothtopia" gets rolling in Gail Simone and Robert Gill's "Batgirl" #27, but a brutal villain contrasts the idyllic setting and a sense of uneasiness is pervasive in this impressive and
Harbinger #20
Harbinger #20
3 Comic Reviews
Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry start a new storyline in bold fashion in "Harbinger" #20, which introduces a new teenage character and gives a peek into a very troubling future.
Sheltered #6
Sheltered #6
3 Comic Reviews
Creators Johnnie Christmas and Ed Brisson take the series on a bit of a welcome detour in "Sheltered" #6, although it's rather slow until its importance is realized. The simplicity of the art is a perfect match for the issue's everyday
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #4
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #4
3 Comic Reviews
"Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #4 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy has the same trippy, psychedelic feel as past issues, and while the mood is getting kind of old storywise, the eclectic art keeps it interesting and moving along well enough.
Detective Comics #27
Detective Comics #27
3 Comic Reviews
Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.
Hacktivist #1
Hacktivist #1
3 Comic Reviews
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano had the idea, and Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Marcus To bring the next wave of social networking and social revolution to life in the brilliantly disturbing "Hacktivist" #1.
Superman #26
Superman #26
3 Comic Reviews
Writer Scott Lobdell and artist Ken Lashley badly mishandle the character of Lois Lane in "Superman" #26, but recover somewhat when the story focuses on Clark and Diana, as well as featured villain The Parasite.
Damian: Son of Batman #3
Damian: Son of Batman #3
3 Comic Reviews
Andy Kubert showcases his talent as an artist in "Damian: Son of Batman" #3, but falls short on the writing side with a story that's passably readable but blemished with a disjointed structure, lackluster battle scenes and odd dialogue.
Superman Unchained #5
Superman Unchained #5
3 Comic Reviews
Writer Scott Snyder infuses "Superman Unchained" #5 with enough surprises to give the ongoing story a shot of adrenaline, and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams hand a few pages over to Dustin Nguyen for some insightful if disruptive flashbacks.
Secret Avengers #13
Secret Avengers #13
3 Comic Reviews
"Secret Avengers" #13 by Nick Spencer and Ales Kot is more about S.H.I.E.L.D., which is just fine for readers tiring of so many Avengers comics. Butch Guice adds some new touches to existing characters, which is also welcomed.
Superior Spider-Man #24
Superior Spider-Man #24
3 Comic Reviews
Dan Slott delivers a typically strong issue with some help from Christos Gage in the form of "Superior Spider-Man" #24, with plenty of subplots and a very creepy Superior Venom as envisioned by artist Humberto Ramos.
Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #17
Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #17
3 Comic Reviews
Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart solidify both their strength as a writing duo as well as their new superhero team in "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #17, with a powerful conclusion that's perfectly and subtly rendered by the artistic team.
Amazing Spider-Man #700.2
Amazing Spider-Man #700.2
3 Comic Reviews
Readers who miss Peter Parker might welcome the out-of-continuity "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.2, which looks crisp as drawn and colored by Klaus Janson and Steve Buccellatto, but David Morrell's story is derivative and somewhat weak.
Marvel Knights: Hulk #1
Marvel Knights: Hulk #1
3 Comic Reviews
The Hulk hasn't shown up yet in "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1, but Joe Keatinge's engaging story and Piotr Kowalski's detailed and textured art make that absence a non-issue. Colorist Nick Filardi and even letterer Clayton Cowles make
Deathmatch #12
Deathmatch #12
3 Comic Reviews
"Deathmatch" #12 by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno is full of convoluted explanations and implausible scenarios that muddy up the conclusion to a comic that had worked just fine as a series of superhero battles.
Trillium #5
Trillium #5
3 Comic Reviews
Jeff Lemire gives his dual-pronged, sci-fi story an unneeded but nonetheless engaging shake-up in "Trillium" #5, but the gimmicky storytelling and unconventional art style hamper his ability fully stretch out and properly convey his story artist
Avengers Annual #1
Avengers Annual #1
3 Comic Reviews
'Twas the night before Christmas in "Avengers Annual" #1 by Kathryn Immonen and David Lafuente, but one creature is stirring in Avengers Tower which kicks off a very fun, lighthearted and meaningful Christmas Eve story.
Earth 2 #18
Earth 2 #18
3 Comic Reviews
"Earth 2" #18 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott is a little slow, but this is scarcely noticed amidst Taylor's exploration of the resurrected, radically different and capably rendered incarnations of Batman and Superman.
New Avengers #12
New Avengers #12
3 Comic Reviews
"New Avengers" #12 by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato bills itself as an epilogue and is a decent one, but it's as much a prologue to The Next Big Thing. It's enticing, but comes at a time where battle-fatigued readers would welcome
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