PREVIEW: YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL #1

#1 Posted by War07 (135 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by Franchise1590 (298 posts) - - Show Bio

Hate it. I completely hate this idea.

I'm guessing it a collection of stories? But regardless I can't stand half the couples in these stories, this must be DC trying to appeal to female fans again. If they want to do that they need to write the female heroes better instead of lame stunts like this.

I'm sure someone else will love this idea but this wreaks of cheese to me.

#3 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really get why this exists. There's a bit of romance in most comics anyway, so why have an issue dedicated to it? I can understand Christmas or Hallowe'en specials, but I'm not sure about this. Also, I'm generally not a fan of the idea of Valentine's Day.

However, I will be buying it for the Catwoman story. I think I heard it ties into the actual series in some way, so I don't want to miss bits.

#4 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

I don't really get why this exists....

However, I will be buying it...

aaaaaand this is why it exists :p I did the exact same thing haha "WHY do they punt this stuff out into....oooooh!" :p

#5 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

I see they had to squeeze Batman in there. This has "lazy" all over it.

Pass.

#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

@Manbehindthewires said:

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

I don't really get why this exists....

However, I will be buying it...

aaaaaand this is why it exists :p I did the exact same thing haha "WHY do they punt this stuff out into....oooooh!" :p

I feel like I've been tricked, but at least I'm not the only one. :P Which part's tempted you in?

The price is annoying for me as I'd only really be buying it for one sixth of it. I could almost buy a graphic novel for that price.

#7 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah it's steep! I like the sounds of most of them really, interested to see why Batgirl is listed by herself in a valentines special... Think, to an extent, it's gonna be DC's answer to A+X, which is something I really like the idea of; short DC stories that can contradict continuity in order to create a better story. I already know it's going to populate my LCS and the forums with people arguing over this issue...so it's worth it just to take part in that haha

#8 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

@Manbehindthewires: Hmm, I hadn't thought of the possibility of an argument...

To the shops I go! :)

A+X does seem like a cool idea though. I haven't bought any yet, but I'll be getting #5 and #6. #6 Has Captain Marvel with Wolverine, and #5 has Iron Fist with Doop, which may turn out to be the greatest comic ever. :)

#9 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: If you end up liking A+X, try "AVX: VS " aswell, think it's about to be released as a TPB. Really refreshing to see heavyweight characters not being treated so seriously.

#10 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

@Manbehindthewires:If I can get it cheap somewhere I might. Seems like an interesting idea.

#11 Posted by impossibilly (885 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought about picking this up, but none of those preview pages really impressed me. Another Clark and Diana date a restaurant? Didn't we just see that in Justice League?

If I hear that any of these stories end up being quirky or humorous, I'll think about buying it. For $8, I can probably find 2-3 other comics I'd enjoy more.

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