View Poll Results: 8 months in, which is the best?

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  • Action Comics

    74 59.20%
  • Superboy

    7 5.60%
  • Supergirl

    35 28.00%
  • Superman

    9 7.20%
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    Action for me. It's not the best thing I'm reading right now but it's the always the most exciting and unpredictable title I read. The pace of this book is fantastic, while other new 52 books are losing me Action is always finding new ways to surprise me. Though I do get why it's such a polarising book.

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    #1 Action - But in my mind it IS close, its not without its flaws for as much as I'm enjoying the foundation it is laying and what I'd consider an above par first arc.

    #2 Supergirl - This is why its close. This is an incredibly well-written, well-paced book. Admittedly the first three issues which basically led to the creating the foundation of Tycho as a villain was an interesting choice considering, but what followed, the mysteries of Kara's origin and the Worldkillers, has all been top-notch.

    #3 Superboy - Really digging this Kon-El. I like the new origin and the idea of him having a mysterious third DNA donor. N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is a fun evil organization, but I'm still not sure yet whether the major tie-ins with TT and then the Culling will be a benefit or a detriment. Depends on how this first crossover plays out.

    #4 Superman - Not a bad book at all, at least not in my opinion, but I'm not so sure if the opening arc was really suited as the first arc of the reboot for the book. Morrison is handling the origin so that's a no go, but still it seemed a rather par for the course supervillain tale, and not really something I really thought keyed in on giving us an absolutely clear template to the current day Superman. The hints of Lois knowing Clark's true identity, to me, were the most appealing parts of this title, along with the art.

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    Supergirl is the best so far for consistency. It is a bit on the slow side however. I thought Superboy started out great, maybe even the best of them, but I haven't been totally feeling some of the last few issues. It still an interesting and enjoyable book. Superman isn't great, but I've generally dug the book. I liked how Perez wrote it with each issue feeling like a full read. I haven't really been into Action. Its far from bad, but Morrison's writing can be bit too confusing at times, and the Legion story felt very out place and kind of killed the mood for the Braniac/Collector story.

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    None of those comic books are really good or, at the very least, they fail to impress like they should have.

    The major disappointment is Action Comics. First of all, the art is plain ugly. On the best case, it looks like Bagley and I don't enjoy Bagley. Then, the story is dull. Where is the writer of All Star Superman ? Where is the fun, the intelligence ? I've never have been as bored before reading Morrison. Of course, In Morrison I trust, so I'll keep reading.

    Superman was ok but the first story arc was way too long, I get bored of it on issue #3. The art was good and I liked the supporting cast.

    Superboy has a great artist but it didn't show in there till recently. The story is also too slow but I like the concepts of this title.

    Since I'm not reading Supergirl, my vote goes to Superboy. Not because it is a really good book, but because it is the least disappointing of the 3.
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    By the way, for anybody who wasn't aware of it, I did originally start this thread in the more general DC Comics Forum before it was moved to here.

    There are similar polls for the other lines / families from the New 52 if anybody also wishes to vote on those =

    * Batman Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-Best
    * The Dark: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Edge Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Green Lantern Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Justice League Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Young Justice Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    By the way, for anybody who wasn't aware of it, I did originally start this thread in the more general DC Comics Forum before it was moved to here.

    There are similar polls for the other lines / families from the New 52 if anybody also wishes to vote on those =

    * Batman Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-Best
    * The Dark: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Edge Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Green Lantern Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Justice League Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best
    * Young Justice Family: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ch-is-the-best


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    Normally I would say 'Action Comics' the writing and character design of Superman is awesome ... unfortunately the multiple artists are really starting to hurt (re: issue 8) in a recent interview Rags Morales stated that he was "not a monthly artist" if he knew that then why did he accept the gig? It would be awesome if he'd re-draw some of those last pages of issue 8for the collected edition but I doubt that will happen.
    Just when 'Superman' was starting to improve I've noticed that Keith Giffen isn't co-writing any more (at least according to the recent solicitations) so I don't know -- hopefully Jurgens doesn't repeat himself from his 90's days (I wasn't a big fan of those).
    Haven't been reading 'Superboy' so not sure about that one.
    Supergirl has consistently good writing and artwork so I'd have to choose that title.

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    Action Comics is still my fave even though I really wish we saw much more of the T-shirt wearing Superman. I love that version of him. Supergirl is ok. I have some issues with it. It's not horrible, but it's not great. The art is nice, though. Wish DC would change her costume already. Superman is kind of bland to me for some reason. Perez's arc grew on me but I didn't like issue 7 so far. I'm not really feeling 'Marvel' boy...I mean superboy...Might be the first out of the super family that I'll drop. I really hate that it's been tied so closely to Teen titans. It should be allowed to breathe on its own.
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    As time goes on, it seems Action Comics and Supergirl are leaving Superboy and Superman in the dust.

    Now we just have to see if maybe Supergirl will catch up to Action Comics.

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    Action Comics. By far. Im not a Morrison zombie, but I love his take on Superman and Action has been nonstop fun. Not perfect, but by far the best Superman I have read in many years. I cannot express my joy at seeing Clark find some of his swagger; its been missing for far too long. I get why some people are turned off by it, but well, those people are just wrong.

    Superboy would have to take the second spot for me. Its a close call between that and Superman though. Still I like the new origin and powerset, and I have even come to enjoy the costume. This latest issue was not the strongest of the series, but I like where its going and love that the book actually has a direction.

    Superman, I enjoyed. Perez went far too heavy with his exposition via narration but each issue was pretty content-dense and told a self contained story. For those things alone I can forgive it its flaws. Plus I absolutely love the world building Perez did. Love the new status quo for the Planet! Giffen and Jurgens' first issue was okay, but I didnt get the feeling of awe-inspiring raw power that a Superman tale should carry and the issue felt a little too much like the 90's work. I loved that era, but twenty years later I want something that feels contemporary.

    As for Supergirl....I checked out the first few issues and was pretty turned off by it. The art was good and the dialogue was solid enough, but re-telling the origin? Again? Sorry, I've been through that too many times already and felt no need to go through it again. What I read was highly decompressed and I felt like I was getting cheated on my three bucks. I know its a problem the whole industry has right now, but I was not willing to spend more money on a story I have read half a dozen times. I hear lots of good things though, so I may go back and check it out on digital sometime, where the cost is lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reginleif View Post


    I thought...I thought we were the only ones!
    Rule 1, perhaps

    I've read Superboy and Supergirl and a couple of issues of Action. I choose Superboy because its less decompressed, though Supergirl has some pretty good art and now I look back on it, a fair bit happened for a decompressed series. A couple of issues, the first couple in general and 7 were pretty good because things happened.
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    Action Comics with Supergirl a distant second. Not liking Superman save for Nicola Scott's impressive art. Superboy just keeps dropping for me. It doesn't feel like his book anymore. It's like its being co-opted by Teen Titans, Legion Lost, and the Ravagers. Take those away and your not left with much.

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    Action by far, but I'm quite fond of Supergirl too. Superman and Superboy are all right, but haven't really found their niche yet.

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    Just drop all the Superman family book creative teams and start again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    As time goes on, it seems Action Comics and Supergirl are leaving Superboy and Superman in the dust.

    Now we just have to see if maybe Supergirl will catch up to Action Comics.
    Just bumping this up for anyone who wasn't aware of it . . . still another five days to vote (if you haven't already).

    Action Comics still has more than twice as many votes as Supergirl, but both of them are leaving Superman and Superboy far behind.

    On a related note, in the general DC Comics Forum, there's a Thunderdome-type of competition where two comic books face off, with the winner advancing to a next round . . . Superman vs. Superboy is one of those battles (with Superboy currently having a slight lead). If you want to cast a vote there, go to http://forums.comicbookresources.com...an-vs-Superboy.

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