Mikel Janin Archives

comics - Dark Nights: Metal #6 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia
FCO Plascencia's color art is the right mixture of bleak and wild to balance the tones of this story. Dark Nights: Metal #6 art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia The epilogue, co-written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, contains art from Mikel Janin, Alvaro Martinez, and Raul Fernandez, and they all put in great[...]
Batman #43 cover by Mikel Janin
Meanwhile, Batman tries to get Harley Quinn to wake up and talk to her sometime partner, Ivy. Batman #43 cover by Mikel Janin I'm an easy sell on a good villain-centric story, and Batman #43 focuses mostly on the emotional state of Poison Ivy, whom is easily among Batman's greatest rogues The structure allows for a lot[...]
Batman #42 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung
Batman and Catwoman are apparently trying to test the limits of her hold over them, and Ivy responds with the Justice League in kind. Batman #42 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung With Batman #42, the plot kicks into gear, and we see what this arc is going to be like While the premise as interesting[...]
Batman #41 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung
She has taken over the world already. Batman #41 cover by Mikel Janin and June Chung Batman #41 brings out a dramatic opening salvo for the new story arc Poison Ivy is more powerful than ever before Batman and Catwoman are alone against an entire world at her disposal Bruce has no idea how this could have[...]
Justice League #33 Review: Cyborg Takes Back The Fight
That's not a bad ploy, but it is incongruous with this story of a character realizing their potential and becoming the champion they were always meant to be. Justice League #33 art by Mikel Janin (pictured), Tyler Kirkham, Arif Prianto, and Jeromy Cox Tyler Kirkham and Mikel Janin split this comic in a fairly creative manner[...]
superman
It's telling instead of showing, and I don't care if it's "supposed" to be a summary of events — it still doesn't make for good storytelling (this frustration is directed at a commenter on my Batman review, not at Batman writer Tom King). Art by Mikel Janin and June Chung Both comics kind of glorify war in[...]
Deadshot
Bruce has a borderline mental breakdown from the carnage they wrought, and he almost beats Deadshot to death. As always, Mikel Janin's artwork is quite good, and the short scenes we see of Deathstroke and Deadshot fighting are really cool The redesigns of Deadshot's pre-Flashpoint costume and Deathstroke's early New 52 armor both look very nice[...]
Batman
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Batman #28 from DC Comics by writer Tom King and artists Mikel Janín and June Chung is the next part in The War of Jokes and Riddles Bat-event, as Bruce continues his post-coital story of his biggest early failure in his career as Batman. This issue features Batman being pushed far enough to almost kill,[...]
The Batman Hater Strikes Back: Batman #26 Review
There really seems to be no need for it here. Mikel Janin's artwork remains great here Riddler is still way too buff, but beyond that, Janin really gets to strut his stuff The sequence wherein the Joker attempts to force himself to smile in the mirror while listening to the news broadcast about the Riddler is[...]