View Full Version : Which of the weekly comics DC put out the last several years did you like best & why?
07-30-2010, 08:31 PM
There's 52, Countdown, Trinity, and Wednesdays. Which did you prefer and why?
Personally I liked 52 because of the way the creative team wrote and fleshed out Ralph Dibny's character. At the same time, I was curious if he will get back together with Sue either back on Earth or on the afterlife.
Countdown had some instances here and there. My favorite was the issue where they buried the then Flash, Bart Allen. And it showed how it affected people he was close to.
I am not familiar with the other two. Although I have a few of the Trinity issues in my possession.
07-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Gotta go with 52 & Wednesday Comics (with a slight edge to WC). Neither was perfect but they were both pretty solid and you have to apriciate the ambition of the projects.
Countdown is the poster child of how NOT to do a weekly book. Don’t throw in additional tie-in minis, one-shots, and crossovers when you’re already asking three bucks a week. It didn’t help any that “Countdown to Final Crisis” had almost nothing to do with Final Crisis.
Trinity was a bit of a bait and switch. The first third had the big three doing a lot of navel-gazing about the nature of heroism (something that KB actually manages to make pretty interesting) but they’re barely in the rest of the series. Characters like John Stewart, Tarot, and Lois Lane felt more like the stars of this series than the actual Trinity. I’m not saying is was a bad book, I’m just saying the marketing was greatly misleading.
07-30-2010, 11:21 PM
I didn't like any of them that much but my vote goes to WC.
07-31-2010, 12:25 AM
52 without a doubt! I loved that it focused on lesser now characters and it made them have huge impacts on the bigger story.
07-31-2010, 04:12 AM
52 was the best overall and most consistent. Wednesday Comics was mostly awesome, but short and quality varried from feature to feature. Trinity was good but lagged in parts. Countdown...*sigh*.
07-31-2010, 04:20 AM
Tough one because 52 And Wednesday Comic were both pretty radical in my eyes at the time.
52 wins because of all the interconnecting storylines and the art was consistent for the most part.
Wednesday Comics is something DC can be proud of as well as it is simply stunning in both writing and art.
Countdown deserves points for trying to be the spine of the DCU. But it did fail,u ultimately.
Trinity was good fun, for the most part, but got a bit muddled towards the end.
I'm just waiting for that first person to vote for Countdown.... :biggrin:
07-31-2010, 07:09 AM
I haven't read Countdown or Wednesday, and I thought Trinity was garbage. So by default 52.
52 had some very strong moments, but ultimately was pretty flawed also. But it was fun. I read it in trades.
07-31-2010, 07:31 AM
07-31-2010, 07:44 AM
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07-31-2010, 10:01 AM
Wednesday Comics is a masterpiece, but I think it was kind of a ripoff in its weekly form, and if they do a sequel I'll probably just buy the first "issue" (to get a look at all the artists on there) and then wait for the hardcover. Some of the stories just moved at an embarrassingly slow pace from week to week, and I think $4 for 15 pages of newspaper material is a bad deal. $50 for the hardcover is a much better buy IMO.
I have really been enjoying Brightest Day so far. If you exclude Wednesday Comics (and I think you have to, it's a fundamentally different type of project), BD will probably be my favorite.
I haven't read Trinity, but of the others, only 52 was actually worth reading. And I really don't understand the Wednesday Comic love. Yeah, the format was neat, but of the 15 stories only 3 or 4 of them were anything special.
07-31-2010, 01:29 PM
52 was my favorite because it was Boosterrific!
07-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Wednesday Comics wins by default as it's the only one I've read.
07-31-2010, 01:34 PM
52 because no big name stars per se, (bruce and company found there way into the series toward the end) all star writing team and it was easy to follow. My only gripe with it was that it really didn't do what it said out to do which was fill in the one year later gap after infinite crisis but that doesn't take away from the stories.
07-31-2010, 01:46 PM
For me? Wednesday Comics, hands down. 52 and Countdown were much too long and really didn't hold my interest. I love anthologies (like Action Comics Weekly and Showcase from the 90's), but they're a crap shoot for the publisher. If too many people don't care for the features in the book, it won't sell. Trinity, like 52 and Countdown, didn't work for me, to the point that I dropped the title a third of the way through. Wednesday Comics was just a joy! It was a fun title with some dazzling, stunning artwork. There were only a couple of the features (Teen Titans and Wonder Woman) that I really couldn't find anything about to like.
07-31-2010, 05:53 PM
So...some one voted for countdown?? :eek::confused:
Man, talk about a book with wildly varrying quality. Still, there was some good stuff in there.
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