Good Morning Viners. After reading yesterday's article about 4 more DC titles getting the axe I figured I would take a moment to weigh in with my own thoughts on the titles that are heading out. This rotation of books is something we are all familiar with since the launch of the New 52 as this is the third wave of comics to be canceled and released. If the pattern holds true then we are likely to get 4 new titles to replace the old books. One has been announced as Threshold. I think it is safe to assume that the second one will be the new Superman title by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. I will include my thoughts on these two titles at the end of my blog. For now, lets take a look at the titles that are getting canceled.
1. Grifter - This is a title I stopped reading back around the very first wave of cancellations. The title was not holding my attention and there was very little I was enjoying about it. Maybe I'm not much for the seemingly A-Typical anti hero. I just had very little interest in the Soldier, turned Con man, turned Alien hunter. There just wasn't anything special to me about a very well trained or very lucky survivor who just happens to be able to the hidden Daemonites? I don't know if it was ever explained WHY he could see them, but if it was it wasn't fast enough for me. I also have trouble believing that someone who turns out to just be an ordinary human can take on a room full of Alien's, no matter how well trained they are.
2. Frankenstein - It's hard to put my finger on just what rubbed me wrong about this book. I wasn't a fan of the art and I wasn't a fan of the characters. I stuck with this book through the first arc from their fight against the Demon Planet to their struggle with Brother Eye and the faceless Automatons that S.H.A.D.E. built and used to maintain their headquarters. It lost me however in the filler issue where Frank and his team go into Africa (I think it was Africa) to kill off another monster. Maybe I'm just not a classic monster guy or maybe there just wasn't enough of a Horror tone to the book to keep me interested.
3. Legion Lost - I read this book longer than the first two all the way up to about issue 12. Once that arc was done with the Meta American and his Meta Marines so was I. Time Travel is such a hard thing to pull off in any medium and so I chose to just keep my distance from the subject.
4. Blue Beetle - This one I am a little sad about, even though I stopped reading it right around 0 month. I actually like the characters and the stories in this book and it was just on the cusp of making my regular buy list. In fact, if it weren't for the Catwoman tie in of DOTF this month, the book WOULD still be on my pull list.
As for the new titles coming up I am interested to see what happens with them. My interest in the Super titles has dropped and I don't think I have any Super title on my pull list. That will most definitely change with Scott Snyder's new Super title. I don't know if I am going to like Supes in this new book or if I just dislike the over powered Super family concept on the whole. I will definitely at least check it out. The same goes for Threshold. I have been mostly enjoying all the Green Lantern books and I like the spacey aspect of these books so I will at least check it out. I wonder if it is going to be a whole new, possibly off world Green Lantern or just a place for Simon Baz to live after Hal Jordan comes back?