Ongoing Pull List... with a twist
Not sure if anyone really cares but this is my pull list! However I won't include any mini series (unless they're long running) even though I read millions of them! I just think they'll date the list :)
Now with super explanations and updates! Horrah!
UPDATE: August '11:
- Removed Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 due to it ending. Will add Season 9 when it begins.
- Secret Warriors removed due to it ending.
- Removed Secret Six due to it's cancellation at the hands of the DC relaunch (One of my all time favourite titles)
- Removed Zatanna due to it's cancellation at the hands of the DC relaunch.
- Removed Birds of Prey due to it's cancellation at the hands of the DC relaunch.
- Removed Flashpoint and Fear itself because they are mini series titles and are ending soon.
- Added Avengers Academy.
- Added Daredevil.
- Added X-23
- Added American Vampire
- Removed Batman, Incorporated because of its hiatus
- Removed Teen Titans due to it's cancellation at the hands of the DC relaunch (Goodbye to a title I've picked up since #1)
- Added Alpha Flight due it being upgraded to an ongoing title (HORRAH!)
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER '11:
It's time for the DC reboot kiddies, gonna see some major changes here this month! Gonna update this month in a week by week order. Exciting times! I thought it be fun to evaluate and rate the weeks as they come, here it goes!
- Added Justice League
- Added Action Comics
- Added Batgirl
- Animal Man added
- Justice League International on board
- Detective Comics added
- Tried out Hawk and Dove and Stormwatch...wasn't really feeling them so they won't be on my pull list.
- Didn't pick up Green Arrow, Static Shock, O.M.A.C., Swamp Thing and Men of War out of general uninterest and because I'm not made of money!
- Added Batwing
A lot of titles I didn't care for, but a lot of new titles which I'm looking forward to. Justice League and Action Comics were great and Animal Man was a great surprise. However, I really wanted to like Hawk and Dove, but it just didn't cut it.
Rating for Week One: 8/10
Not a successful week for new titles really. Superboy was a real nice surprise but Suicide Squad and Batman and Robin disappointed me slightly. Batwoman was of course amazing but I didn't expect anything else. Green Lantern and Deathstroke were good, but I've got to think about how money much money I'm spending, and they didn't quite make the cut. And again, a lot of titles I didn't care to pick up.
Rating for Week Two: 6/10
- Added Wonder Woman
- Added Red Hood and the Outlaws
- Added Nightwing
- Added Catwoman
- Added Batman
- Tried Birds of Prey and Supergirl but they were slightly disappointing, don't really appreciate what they've done with the characters.
- Didn't pick up Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Green Lantern Corps, Legion of Super Heroes or DC Universe Presents out of general uninterest. .
- (Added Ultimate Comics X-Men)
While this week looks good on paper, I'm on the fence about almost all of my picks for this week, their future on my list depends on the next few issues. BOP and Supergirl disappointed me, I don't like what they've done to the characters and there was a lot of titles I just wasn't interested in. But saying that there is a high chance that the titles will stay on my list.
Rating for Week Three: 7½/10
- Added Justice League Dark
- Added Teen Titans
- Added I, Vampire
- Added Voodoo
- Added Aquaman
- Added Green Lantern: New Guardians
- Added Batman: The Dark Knight
- Picked up Superman and The Flash, Flash was good but it didn't quite make it, Superman didn't cut it at all, won;t be picking it up
- Didn't buy Blackhawks, The Savage Hawkman or the Fury of Firestorm out of general un-interest.
Some great titles this week, stand outs were JLD, I, Vampire and Voodoo. Teen Titans, Aquaman and GL: New Guardians were also great, The Dark Knight was ok but the art is so good I can't give it up yet. The Flash almost made it, mostly due to the art, but I just can't get into it. Superman was dissapointing, but it's okay because of Action Comics. I never planned to get the others. This week was great, I declare it the best week of the DC 52.
Rating for Week Four: 9/10
VERDICT OF THE NEW 52
Well it's over, all the new 52's are out, and I for one have enjoyed the experience. There was a few disappointments, a few surprises, a few underwhelmed expectations realized and some top notch titles. My pull list is always subject to change and at this moment in time, a LOT of the titles are on the fence, but I'm sure a few will make it to my essential list, while I'll drop a few. However the stars of the new 52 aaaaaaree......
UPDATE: OCTOBER '11
Now that the crazyness of the new 52 is over, time to see what I'll be dropping and what I'll keep on readin...
- Added Angel and Faith
- Removed Detective Comics, my first drop from the new DC 52
- Added Green Lantern
- Added Birds Of Prey
- Removed Uncanny X-Men due to the series ending
- Removed Batman
- Added Wolverine & the X-Men
- Added The Incredible Hulk
- Dropped Justice League International
- Added Uncanny X-Men
UPDATE: NOVEMBER '11
- Added Avenging Spider-Man
- Dropped Nightwing
- Removed Alpha Flight due to it being a mini series and the ongoing being cancelled
- Dropped Ultimate Comics X-Men
UPDATE: DECEMBER '11
UPDATE: JANUARY '12
New year brings a whole not of new comics in the coming months. Can't wait to see what it brings.
UPDATE: FEBRUARY '12
- Dropped Avenging Spider-Man
- Dropped Red Lanterns
- Removed Action Comics
- Removed X-23 due to the title ending
- Dropped Batman: The Dark Knight
UPDATE: MARCH '12
- Dropped The Defenders
- Dropped X-Factor
- Removed Avengers The Children's Crusade due to it ending.
- Added Astonishing X-Men
UPDATE: APRIL '12
UPDATE: MAY '12
It's May which means the start of DC's second wave. Like for the first wave I'm going to try a lot of the comics and provide what I thought about them:
- Added Dial H - Great surprise, very odd concept for a series. Wasn't really familiar with Dial H before now, seems like it's gonna be a hella weird series! 8.5/10
- Added Earth 2 - Love alternate universes and Nicola Scott's art is amazing. Promising start. 9/10
- Added World's Finest - I love Huntress and Power Girl very interested to see where this goes 7/10
Didn't pick up G.I. Combat out of general un-interest.
- Batman Incorporated - Great art and Morrison has an impeccable writing style but I haven't been keeping up with Batman Inc. so I have no idea what's going on...so i won't be picking this up.
- Ravagers - this book is straight out of the 90s. Kind of disappointing in all honesty. Don't think I'll be picking this up. 6/10
In Other News:
UPDATE: August '12
How is the list sorted?
|Get Every Issue Without Fail||Get In Hardcovers||Get In TPB's||Get Frequently||Trying out|
|Uncanny X-Force||The Walking Dead||Chew||New Mutants||Worlds' Finest|
|X-Men Legacy||Fables||The Amazing Spider-Man||Earth 2|
|Daredevil||American Vampire||New Avengers|
|Wolverine & the X-Men||Avengers Academy|
|Uncanny X-Men||Astonishing X-Men|
|Hawkeye||Birds Of Prey|
|Justice League||Suicide Squad|
|Red Hood and the Outlaws||Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season Nine|
|Wonder Woman||Angel and Faith|
|Justice League Dark|