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The Leaden Age of the new 52 - DCU thread

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  1. 1. Justice League

    • Justice League of America (Johns & Finch [#3])
      0
    • Justice League (Johns & Frank [Johns & Lee])
      0
    • Green Arrow (Lemire & Sorrentino [Krul & Jurgens])
      2
    • Katana (Nocenti, Someone & Senkiewicz [#3])
      0
    • Vibe (Kreisberg, Woods & Parsons [#3])
      0
    • Aquaman (Johns, Pelleter & Parsons [Johns & Reis])
      0
    • Wonder Woman (Azzarello, Akins & Green [Azz & Chiang])
      4
    • Flash (Buccelato & Takara [Manapul])
      0
    • Savage Hawkman (De Falco, Bennet & Thibert [Daniel, Bonny & Tan])
      0
    • Firestorm (Jurgens & McCarthy [Harris & Van Sciver])
      0
    • Earth 2 (Robinson & Scott [#11])
      0
    • World's Finest of Earth 2? (Levitz & Kitson [#11])
      0
    • none of these
      9
  2. 2. Superman

    • Action Comics (Diggle, Daniel & Batt [Morrison & Morales])
      3
    • Superman (Lobdell & Rocafort [Perez & Merino]
      0
    • Superboy (De Falco, Silva & Lean [Lobdell & Silva])
      0
    • Supergirl (Johnson & Asrar [Green, Johnson & Asrar])
      0
    • none of these
      12
  3. 3. Lanterns of Many Colours

    • Green Lantern (Johns & Mahnke [same])
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    • Green Lantern Corps (Tomasi, Pasarin & Hannah [same])
      0
    • New Guardians (Bedard & Kuder [Bedard & Kirkham])
      0
    • Red Lanterns (Milligan & Sepulveda [Milligan & Benes])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  4. 4. Batman

    • Batman Incorporated (Morrison & Burnham [#10])
      7
    • Batman & Robin (Tomasi, Gleason & Gray [Hurrah The Same Team!])
      1
    • Batman (Snyder, Kubert & Hope [Snyder & Capullo])
      6
    • Batman The Dark Knight (Hurwitz & Van Sciver [Finch & Jenkins])
      0
    • Talon (Snyder, Tynion & March [#7])
      0
    • Detective Comics (Layman & Fabok [Daniel & Winn])
      0
    • Batgirl (Simone, Sampere & Cifuentes [Simone & Syaf])
      0
    • Batwoman (Williams & Blackman [same again, gotta love the Bat Family])
      2
    • Catwoman (Nocenti, Sandoval & Tarragona [Winick & March])
      1
    • Birds of Prey (Marx, Molinar & Cifuentes [Swerczinski & Saiz])
      0
    • Batwing (Nicieza & Fiorentino [Winick & Olivier])
      0
    • Nightwing (Higgins, Booth & Rapmund [Higgins & Barrow])
      0
    • Red Hood & The Outlaws (Lobdell & Rocafort [Lobdell & Rocafort])
      0
    • none of these
      6
  5. 5. The Good, The Dark and The Ugly

    • Swamp Thing (Soule & Kano [Snyder & Paquette])
      4
    • Animal Man (Lemire & Pugh (Lemire and someone I foregot man, because STEVE PUGH!)
      8
    • Justice League Trademark (Lemire, Fawkes & Janin [Milligan & Janin])
      1
    • Constantine For Children (Lemire, Fawkes & Guedes [#2])
      3
    • Phantom Stranger (Dildo, De Matteis, Cannon & Ha [#7])
      1
    • Sword of Saucers (Marx & Andreyko [#7])
      0
    • Dial H (Mieville, Ponticelli & Green [#11])
      7
    • Demon Knights (Venditti & Chang [Cornell, Neves & Albert])
      1
    • none of these. Not even the good ones.
      4
  6. 6. The Uncategoricals

    • All Western (Gray & Palmiotti, Moritat [same])
      2
    • Death Stroke (Jordan, Salazar & Hanna [Higgins & Benet])
      0
    • Suicide Squad (Glass, Johnson & Florea [Glass & Rudy]
      0
    • Team 7 (Jordan & Alixe [#7])
      0
    • Threshold (Giffen & Raney [#4])
      0
    • none of these
      13
  7. 7. Young Justice

    • Legion of Super Heroes (Levitz, Giffen & Koblitz [Levitz & Portela])
      0
    • Stormwatch (Starlin, Guichet & Trindade [Cornell & Sepulveda])
      0
    • Teen Titans (Lobdell, Barrows & Ferreira [Lobdell & Booth])
      0
    • The Ravagers (Nelson, Guara & Rapmund [#11])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  8. 8. The New Ones

    • Green Team (Baltazar, Franco & Guara [#1])
      0
    • The Movement (Simone & Freddie Williams [#1])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  9. 9. On the following scientific scale, how do you feel about all this DCU hokum right now?

    • definitely Animal Man
      2
    • mostly Batman
      3
    • probably Constantine
      5
    • rather Didio
      5
  10. 10. Are you downloading these off the Freehadists?

    • all
      1
    • some
      2
    • rarely
      2
    • none
      10


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Sort of like a certain MARVELous competition does with grouping nearly everything under A or X. :smile:

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Yeah, there's definitely too many of those titles...but, thinking about it, how many non-Superman, Batman, and Justice League books does DC have left?

Constantine.

Wonder Woman.

I'm assuming there's still a New Teen Titans.

 

At least Marvel has a lot of their second tier characters being published. DC has had to cancel the majority of them.

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Yup, Teen Titans is returning. But they're like a Junior Justice League.

Constantine? Member of the Justice League

Wonder Woman? Gets a second title....has to share it with her boyfriend. But she'll get the digital Sensational Comics!!

It's all either Batman, Superman, Justice League or Green Lantern.

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Ann Nocenti and Trevor McCarthy will tackle Klarion the Witch Boy in October.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53920

McCarthy is a solid talent. Moving on.

 

Catwoman (it's still around?!?) gets Genevieve Valentine (no clue) and Gerry Brown in October also

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53922

 

J.M. DeMatteis & Yvel Guichet will join two cancelled books with one unrecognizable character for Trinity of Sin, feature Pandora, Phantom Stranger and the Question

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/dc-announces-new-trinity-of-sin-ongoing-series/

 

Some writers of Arrow will try to reach the high bar set by Lemire & Sorrentino. I'll give a shot. One only. I guess Lemire's DC exclusive is up now, so on the plus side he'll be freed up for more creator-owned works.

Felicity is set to join the DCU also

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/arrow-writers-taking-over-dcs-arrow-comic-with-daniel-sampere/

 

Tony Daniel will be allowed again (how many time is this?) at a Deathstroke series.

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/deathstroke-returns-to-the-spotlight-in-new-tony-daniel-ongoing/

 

And the character that NO ONE asked to have his own series gets one. Bunn & Brown will do a Lobo series.

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/lobo-gets-new-ongoing-from-cullen-bunn-and-reilly-brown-in-october/

 

Good to see DC is maintaining there usual quality of work.

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Not interested in ANY of that.

with the exception of Green Arrow (thanks to a hit show) no one else is either, Lou. :icon_wink:

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I'm interested in Klarion by Nocenti. I'll check out the first issue, but I'm not expecting much. Nocenti isn't exactly known for supernatural type stories, and her work at DC:The New 52 hasn't been exceptional. I don't expect it'll last either.

That's the only one that stands out to me as DC trying to do something.

 

I want to see Lemire do some work for Marvel too. I can't think of any series I think Lemire would really write a definitive run for at Marvel...but there must be some character he's interested in working on.

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I want to see Lemire do some work for Marvel too. I can't think of any series I think Lemire would really write a definitive run for at Marvel...but there must be some character he's interested in working on.

 

If Lemire doesn't end up doing an Alpha Flight series in the very near future, there is no justice in this world.

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Perhaps....But that doesn't really seem to be in his wheel house. I think Nathan Edmonson (Black Widow) would do right by MK. How about Peter Milligan? :laugh:

 

Matt Kindt, maybe. Although, he'd be better on spy thriller/crime stuff.

 

Either way, DC deserves neither, since it's been shown they can't use them properly.

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I remember Milligan writing a Moon Knight story, during the last MK revival (when Bendis fucked the character up). It was a Christmas story. It was not good.

 

Yeah, I guess Lemire and Alpha Flight was the natural choice. He'll show the Alpha Flight team enjoying poutine, so you know it's in Canada!

 

I think if Anne Nocenti was working on Catwoman, and the Catwoman comic still sucked, there's probably not much chance of a New 52 Catwoman series ever being too interesting.

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Grayson was not horrendous. Tim Seeley and Tom King with artist Mikel Janin have potential to tell some entertaining super-spy stories. And I would like to read that book, even if it take place in the DCU, but when the book is starring Dick Grayson there's just too much protective padding on. You know? They aren't going to take chances, nothing is really going to be at stake. I don't see DC letting them go all out and really stretch it, like Marvel did with Winter Soldier. It's Safe-Spy action, sort of like an episode of Burn Notice. It's all competently made and you can enjoy it, but don't look for anything too deep. Lastly, I really didn't need [ Spoiler : Midnighter ] showing up. It was pointless and had no weight behind it. I just don't care for the character, at least not this Neutered 52 version. I might check it in trade.....when it's discounted or borrow it :smile:

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Grayson #1 had fantastic art and the story was good by action-genre standards. Unfortunately it was all totally forgettable and the exposition was heavyhanded. Life's too short, especially with comics so expensive. If you want spy comics, contrast with Velvet by Brubaker and Epting; for no-powers action, Hawkeye by Fraction & co.

 

They should have had the balls to call it Dick.

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Anyone still reading Batman by Snyder and Capullo? Has Year Zero been any good? Now that it's ending, I am possibly, considering, maybe buying the backissues (either digital or in trades, whichever is cheaper).

I've gotz a hankerin' fer some Batman.

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I just read he clayface tale that precedes zero year and it was awesome. Major cameo in there that I will spoil for you upon request.

 

Gonna start zero year today. Death in the family was good but probably anti climactic.

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I just read he clayface tale that precedes zero year and it was awesome. Major cameo in there that I will spoil for you upon request.

 

Gonna start zero year today. Death in the family was good but probably anti climactic.

 

Yeah, that was my issue with Death in the Family, also. So I stepped away.

 

It will be interesting to see them tackle current day Batman stories now that Zero Year is done.

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Snyder's Batman couldn't keep my interest. He's writing novels, not monthly comic book story-arcs.

Court of Owls lasted for nearly a year. I lost interest half-way through the story.

Death in the Family lasted for six months, and the pay-off was horrible.

Zero Year has gone for over one year, I believe. I dropped the book after the Clayface story, so I don't know how well Zero Year read in monthly format for all those months, but with the point being to make Riddler a more prominent villain for Batman, I have to fell there was no good pay-off for all those issues of Zero Year either. I have no problem with Riddler (he's great when he's used well, like in that Neil Gaiman short story), but it's still over a year to build up the Riddler. I don't really want to read that.

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How about the (Batman 19 soilers)

Batman Beyond cameo? That was damn cool and I am not even a fan of that show

 

 

Just into 0Year now, not much has happened but it is somewhat cool to see how the Bat came to be in this New 52, I guess.

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How about the (Batman 19 soilers)

Batman Beyond cameo? That was damn cool and I am not even a fan of that show

 

 

Just into 0Year now, not much has happened but it is somewhat cool to see how the Bat came to be in this New 52, I guess.

 

:boogie: :boogie: :boogie:

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Just the context alone in how they chose to throw that out there made me squeal like a little girl.

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November solicitations

http://comicsalliance.com/dc-and-vertigo-comic-book-releases-for-november-2014-solicitations/

 

There's the usual.

 

Of note:

The Spectre volume 2

 

Nightwing volume 1 by Chuck Dixon. I have some fond memories of that run.

 

Johnny Contantine: Heckblazer gets all caught up with the World's End cross-over between New 52 DCU and the Earth 2 crew.

 

The Batman series staring Adam West & Burt Ward gets a DVD release.

 

And there's even more Bat-Books that no one demanded. In the fabled tradition of Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor, we get Gotham by Midnight (by Fawkes and Templesmith), which features Jim Corigan leading the X-Files equivalent of the GCPD. Oh the possibilites of Templesmith on a horror/supernatural - ish Batman book ala Kelley Jones would be nice. Not this however.

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