still not sure why Catwoman is on the team
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"No weapon formed against them could prosper."
I'll have to give Katana a try now that, I'd love to see an Outsiders relaunch down the road.
Top 3: Batman, Wonder Woman, X-force
That's a loaded month for the JL line! Looking so good, this is my favorite line in DC.
Justice League and Aquaman for sure. I am fiending for Throne of Atlantis and am interested to see what Pelletier's art looks like, I like the inker they are pairing him with. Flash for sure, huge fan of that book. New arc for Earth 2 looks great. Plan on getting JLA monthly and will try the first issues of Vibe and Katana. May try the first Lemire issue of Green Arrow but I'm not too excited for that.
Comics were happier before the Internet turned writing superhero stories into fruitless attempts to impress/entertain a small group of ppl who appear to hate comics and their creators.
Boy, Young Justice is barely even a line at this point. I mean we talk about it, but there it is laid out. Three titles, and basically, none of us consider Legion of Super-Heroes to be a YJ title anyway, since the Legion has always had its own identity and its connection is to Superman, if anybody. Life expectancy for The Ravagers can not be high, how can anyone ride high when a book is basically "the stories of characters too boring for Titans, which itself isn't anything to write home about."
I do sincerely hope there's major league writer/editor meetings about what to do with Teen Titans, I'm sure it'll survive in a new form. On the aside ... Cyborg still doesn't have a title. He's "Nightwing-age" and not necessarily considered Young Justice, but since that line is basically dead it'd make more sense to just fold Titans into the Justice League line and put Cyborg out there.
As for the rest, plenty to be excited about and plenty of mediocre, as usual. Still don't care about Watchmen.
Justice League/Aquaman wraps up, it's nice that it'll only be a three-month ordeal (still, six issues). Excited for that, excited to see Reis tackle the League since it's just more Aquaman from him, and excited to see what Pelletier can do.
Green Arrow. High hopes. Pretty cover.
JLA. Always worth checking out one of the new titles. It's more Johns, it'll be his usual caliber, bad or good, but I like the team.
Katana. May try. Glad the character is getting push, she's never had a solo and she's another female with a solo, and minority. More importantly than those nice things, she's got a solid history as a character but almost no backstory, so she's a total niche and Nocenti's quirk will (much like Robinson and a few other writers) feel new and eccentric rather than a turn-off. The artist looks excellent, that should help too - a quirky writer is not helped by artists who go all over the place.
Flash. Check. Wonder Woman. Double check. DCUP. Check. Earth 2. Maybe. Action. Yep. Superman. Yep. Supergirl. Yep. Superboy? No way, crossover be damned.
Incorporated. No brainer. Batman. Still reading. Gorgeous cover. B:TDK. Fun cover. Detective. Maybe, if Layman keeps me hooked by then. Batwoman. Still reading. Batwing? Perhaps. Dropped it but I have love for Nicieza. Hood & Nightwing? Yep.
Unsure on the Lantern stuff. Getting a little burnt out. Still love Guy Gardner, but it'll depend on the direction "Third Army" takes. Sorcery, yeah. Rotworld finally ends? About time. I want to see the art, but I'm burnt out on Rotworld. Maybe when it's all said and done I'll go back and catch up.
I, Vampire, yes. Still fun. Threshold & Legion, I'll show up for Giffen every time. Western, yes. And yeah, I like things like the Young Romance Special. I'm an old softy and comics need not always be brutal.
Some of the not-likely ones, I at least hope turn around and do better, have good stories and art. Hawkman and Deathstroke and all that. It wouldn't be that hard to win me over, I really don't demand every comic be pure brilliance, but they've got to do better. They don't even connect with me as a reader (or writer, or artist). And even out of the large quantity I listed, as usual only five or so are guarantees - Incorporated, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, I, Vampire and Batwoman. That said, I'll cave and get Batman, and I'm definitely giving Green Arrow a show, definitely showing up day one for Giffen's new books, and think the Valentine issue is fun, so that's at least a handful of confirmations more than usual for actual purchases and not just once-overs at my friend's house.
"Everything hs changed. ‘Dark’ entertainment now looks like hysterical, adolescent, ‘Zibarro’ crap." - Morrison, 2008.
Bruce Wayne once again reforms The Outsiders, this time putting Tim Drake in charge of Metamorpho, Katana, Looker, Halo and Freight Train. For this iteration of The Outsiders, Wayne wants Drake to lead them as a secret-stealth operative team.
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