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DC relaunch batch 3

  

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  1. 1. Select the ones you like, do not select the ones you do not like

    • BATMAN #1
      6
    • BIRDS OF PREY #1
      0
    • BLUE BEETLE #1
      0
    • CAPTAIN ATOM #1
      0
    • CATWOMAN #1
      0
    • DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS DEADMAN #1
      2
    • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
      0
    • LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
      0
    • NIGHTWING #1
      1
    • RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1
      1
    • SUPERGIRL #1
      0
    • WONDER WOMAN #1
      1


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Batman - Now that's some good Batman! This is a Batman not so up his own ass with brooding, being a jerk to everyone. This is a Batman, and Bruce Wayne for that matter, that is looking towards the future. He's also using all those wonderful toys in new and interesting ways. Snyder has done a good job of picking up what Morrison started. The closest thing I could compare this with is Batman: TAS, but with slight darker/adult aestetics. There is a nice twist at the end as to the possible ID of the killer. Can it be true? Maybe! Of course not, right? Still going to be a fun ride

Capullo does a magnificent job with everything fromthe action, to the characters, to the creepiness of some of villians. The only bad thing is the cover should have been so much better for a #1

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Nightwing - I love Nightwing. So, that's why I checked this out. This reads like a barely passable, Nightwing-by-the-numbers fill-in issue. This would've been an issue skipped by many 'Wing fans during the monthly run back when. The art is....not horrible. The best thing about the whole thing: the new costume.

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I'm in agreement with Maritimus on Uncanny X-Force.

Flying under the radar, as I've been concentrating on the New DC books, the best books of the month (for mine) have been Wolverine and Uncanny X-Force.

Uncanny X-Force especially deserves praise as it is routinely one of my favourite books each and every month. It hasn't let me down yet. Thiis in light of the fact that Remender was taking over one of the worst conceived concepts that Marvel ever tried.

 

Batman-Yes, I agree with Shawn. He really went all out in reveiwing Batman, so all I can say is that I'll be sticking with this book as my Batman fix each month. I was going to try Batman:The Dark Knight with Jenkins (more on him later), but I don't really feel like reading more than one Bat-book with all the new DC books, and this one certainly feels like what I expect from a Batman title.

I'm not sure about comparing it with Morrison though. It's a very different book, but I'm thinking that's a good thing at this point. All I could think when Morrison took over Batman was how sick of the mopey Dark Knight I had become, but by this point, I'm thinking how I miss the basic Batman story. This book satisfies both, as the character of Batman is closer to Morrison, but the plot and tone have a very "old school" feel.

 

Now, as for Jenkins, DCU Presents:Deadman is pretty bad.

It has a new origin for Deadman...but I can't find much to say about the book.

I'm sick of Deadman's origin being retold, but at least DC thought of new readers, yet the new touches for Deadman's origin just hurt the book.

This is a far cry from the Jenkins who wrote Hellblazer, and I'm not sure if I want to check out what Jenkins will do taking over to pinch-hit a Batman book.

 

So, this week DC gets one out of two nods.

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Damn I forgot about Uncanny X-Force. Ok, maybe next week.

 

I should've put that comment about Morrison a bit differently. I meant Snyder has done a good job of keeping some of fun Morrison brought with Batman & Robin; cool tech, stronger family ties, less brooding, looking to the future & building a better Batman operation and improving Gotham.

 

Also, with Capullo drawing Gordon and Bullock, I kept seeing Sam & Twitch

 

 

Wonder Woman - umm...well...she kills a few mythological monsters in very bloody, nasty ways. That's it, really. The art is beautiful. This was not a very good way to introduce the character.

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I'll agree with Shawn & Christian about Batman. I really enjoyed it. I picked it up because i'd been hearing so much about how good his Detective run was. I'll be sticking with this. Also, the cover could have been better. It was very monotone wasn't it. I saw somewhere someone suggested how great a cover it would have been to have the Joker and Batman fighting alongside one another.

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Also, the cover could have been better. It was very monotone wasn't it. I saw somewhere someone suggested how great a cover it would have been to have the Joker and Batman fighting alongside one another.

Agreed.

In terms of aiming for iconic covers, I'm surprised that Alex Ross, although I'm not partial to his Batman, wasn't all over these 52 covers.

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Now, as for Jenkins, DCU Presents:Deadman is pretty bad.

It has a new origin for Deadman...but I can't find much to say about the book.

I'm sick of Deadman's origin being retold, but at least DC thought of new readers, yet the new touches for Deadman's origin just hurt the book.

This is a far cry from the Jenkins who wrote Hellblazer, and I'm not sure if I want to check out what Jenkins will do taking over to pinch-hit a Batman book.

 

I think all of these books could have done with less origin, but would say Deadman has less new origin than you're suggesting.

It's a very sparse selection of elements of the original origin with a bit of the rebooting that happened over the years.

I quite liked the way his mission was portrayed and the build up to him rejecting it.

 

The story is disjointed by the nature of these intros, yet it works much better than the Swamp Thing one.

 

And I found myself reading Deadman's dialogue and wishing John Constantine talked like this.

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I rather liked Deadman. I thought the origin was pretty neat. Then again, I haven't read any of the other stuff (save for the Kelley Jones/Mike baron joint) so I haven't much to compare it too.

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Sorry Christian, I'm with these 2 guys. I liked Deadman too. I'm really only familiar with him thru his appearances in other books, so i appreciated this origin story. Unlike, say, Batman or Superman or even Green Lantern, where everyone knows the origin, I just knew the broad overbrush of who Deadman was. Nice little twist at the end there. I'm with it thru the first arc at least.

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I like to pleasure myself to comic books, that's why i love Catwoman!*

 

 

I bought GL Corps, Batman & DCuP. The best of that lot was Batman, the other two weren't bad. I'm intrigued by the Deadman story, and GL Corps is exactly the same as it was before the relaunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This is in no way true. Not only did i not purchase Catwoman, i wouldn't be caught pantsless with it.

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I have to admit that I'm biased by mentioning the Deadman origin.

I complained in other titles that DC expected the reader to know all about the characters and had no problem throwing in continuity with no explanation and hoping the new readers could muddle through.

It's true in the case of Superman or Batman, the characters are so iconic that it's a waste of time to bother going through the origins yet again. A majority of people on the street know who Superman is today.

A character like Deadman is obscure enough that he does need an origin recap.

I just wasn't pulled into the story. It certainly wasn't bad, but nothing leapt out at me making me want to continue reading.

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I liked Batman.

 

The only other book I bought was Deadman, and it was ok, but didn't grab me. I might come back for issue #2 of that just to see if it warms up on me, but no clicky.

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Ah, the "DC thinks all women are stupid fucking whorebags" week, or so the internet tells me anyway.

 

Catwoman looks lovely, strikes me that if you're writing her title and not bringing the sexy then you're doing it wrong - only seen the preview pages and the ones that have caused so much outrage across the web and dodgy leg positioning aside I think the artist delivers what the average (male, and aren't they all in big two US comics these days ?) reader of juvenile power fiction staring a woman dressed as a cat would expect.

 

I did actually read, and enjoy, Red Hood & The Outlaws #1 which was a fun buddy movie with gratuitous Starfire shots thrown in for good measure. Not high art, but enjoyable.

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Is anyone buying all of these?

Can you explain yourself?

 

Somebody in Flint is buying them all, according to my local comic shop.

In fact, he's buying every copy available.

The store finally had to tell him this week that they were having a one comic per family per week quota to be fair to other customers.

I guess somebody thinks that these books are going to go sky high.

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My LCS is doing something kind of cool. If you buy all 52 titles you will receive $52 in store credit.

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I have not read the material in question (remember when I dropped Ghost Rider for blatant porn poses?) but my friend Andrew makes a review of Catwoman more entertaining than the comic can possibly be:

 

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/22/no-more-mutants-52-problems-by-andrew-wheeler/

 

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/22/no-more-mutants-52-problems-by-andrew-wheeler/

 

Now, when it comes to transparent attempts to pander to the sexual fantasies of fanboys, this one looks unusually progressive. The woman is clearly in control of the situation and is using the willing male for her own satisfaction. This must be what nerds think feminism looks like. The scene is dressed up as female empowerment, but it’s not there for female readers. Like two straight girls making out in a bar, it.s all about pandering to male hormones. Catwoman is not trying to please the man in the comic, but she is trying to please the man holding the comic.

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Deadman #2-I'm glad I kept reading this even though I wasn't sold after the first issue. The book gets quite weird this month. I almost think that Paul Jenkins has been reading Carey's Castor novels for inspiration with this story.

 

What's up with DC's covers for their second issues though? It's like the covers all went downhill after the first month.

 

On the plus side, I love the interview contained at the end of this month's books for Birds of Prey.

Duane:"The best part was being able to create a new character with Jesus.", "Jesus makes it all look so kinetic and crazy." Hilarious (unintentionally).

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Yeah, Deadman 2 was good. I love the Sook covers. The club reminds me of something one might have found in Hellblazer at one point, back when it was a good comic book.

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I quite like the new Red Hood & The Outlaws series, it's not particularly good but...I don't know, its kind of a nostalgia piece I guess, feels (and looks) like something from the Jim Lee era X-Men - loads of action, team interplay and everyone looks like a super-model!

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I've never read even one issue of a Supergirl comic and I just read two of them. So, it's not much, but it is something.

Poor Kal-El getting beat on by his older, yet teenaged, bitchy, stubborn cousin.

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I read some of the Peter David Supergirl series from the 1990s. Those were good.

I also enjoyed Showcase Presents:Supergirl vol. 1. More of the usual zaniness of Silver Age Super-titles.

I'd recommend checking out either of those if you like Supergirl.

I'm sad that Brian Wood didn't stay on with Supergirl, otherwise I'd be reading Supergirl.

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I thought Deadman was rather mixed.

The "mysterious" lying goddess bit is getting tired already (perhaps because it's been done before in this title)

and while the club of monsters thing is completely lifted from Books of Magic, it's quite charming here.

 

However the most interesting part is Deadman's interactions with the people he possesses, and that's too much diluted here.

Still, it's much better than his appearance in a certain other number two.

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Batman continues to be one of the strongest books that DC is putting out. I really like the idea of the Owls, thought this issue was was excellent. I like that Snyder hasn't forgotten about the detective side of Batman.

 

Deadman has slid slightly for me, but still enjoyable. I'll drop DCuP when this arc is done though. I'm going to drop GL Corp too. with the finances shaky in my household, i just cannot afford to keep picking up middling books. I've decided to drop all JL titles, including Dark. I have yet to read this months Resurrection Man and Frankenstein from last week, will make a decision on those books when i do.

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