By Chicago_Bruce Comments
Many people have been talking over the new titles DC has announced, picking out favorites before we even know what they're really going to be about ... but not many people have brought up the titles that are officially cancelled.
What I'm looking forward to:
Stormwatch - Apollo. Midnighter. Manhunter. Need I say more? Seriously. Get the hell out of my way, these babies are going to be mine! My eager anticipation for these will likely make for it's own post. Seriously though, F-yeah!
Demon Knights - Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon is a very underrated character. The stories done in the 80s and 90s were way before their time, so I don't think they were properly appreciated. I'm glad to see this character get attention again, he deserves it!
Red Hood and the Outlaws - Or the Red-Headed League ... or ... the team of Dick Grayson's ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriend (you know it's true). I assume there is going to be a great deal of crack to this. I am looking forward to it.
Batman - Given.
Detective Comics - Given.
Batman : The Dark Knight - Likely going to be one of the better Batman runs.
Batman and Robin - I have a love/hate with this one. I really don't see Bruce and Damian as being good partners (among other things, they are too much alike). Dick did not break Damian in for him to be Robin for Bruce's Batman. Personally, I would have preferred Dick and Damian to remain partners. After all, Bruce might be Damian's Father, but Dick is his Dad. I'll miss them together.
Nightwing - The originally Nightwing series only really got good near the end, so maybe they'll start off right from the beginning this time. Of all the new titles however, I am most cautiously pessimistic about this one ... after everything he's been through, I don't want anyone to ruin Dick Grayson's character.
Justice League International - The global approach is appreciated, but I don't understand the real difference between this and the regular Justice League ... don't they both work on international/global/inter galactic issues?
Justice League - Always a good stand-by.
Suicide Squad - In place of Gotham City Sirens, it will have to do.
Red Lanterns - The only spectrum of lanterns I have any interest in.
Superman - Given.
Action Comics - With little information, I'm worried about what are they going to do to Clark...
Supergirl - This has great potential. I'm not usually a fan of the girl-comics, but having a hero who doesn't necessarily like the people she's meant to save is good characterization! I like the potential stories that could come of it.
Superboy - Similar to above, though I hope to see Clark and Conner's initial relationship re-worked a little.
What I'm going to miss:
Superman/Batman - They're great together; it's how I prefer them. These stories are the best and always first (mandatory) on my pull list if funds are tight. Though I know some people don't like them, I am the sort of fan these stories are written for. I'm going to miss it a lot! I am hoping they will make up for it by interacting in one another's titles or for League events.
Gotham City Sirens - It was great giving these girls their own run. They are great characters, traditionally villains but often well-intentioned or reformable under the right circumstances. I enjoyed seeing things from their point of view.
Batman, Inc. - After getting off the Return of Bruce Wayne high, Batman Inc. was initially very disappointing. I've only started to like it after reading #6 ... but I do (now) like it. Even knowing it was doomed to fail from the beginning as a plot point, I will miss it. Then again, there are enough Batman titles to keep me busy.
What I'm not going to miss:
Adventure Comics - The (2009) beginning of these were good (the ones with Superboy/Conner Kent), but once it became all about the Legion of Super Heroes, I was bored out of my mind and turned off completely. Yes, I am one of those people simply not interested in Legion stories.
Batman Beyond - Never interested. Then again, I'm likely not the audience they were writing for to begin with. Still, Superman already had a clone, Batman didn't need one too (even if technically, Damian is one already). Terry, you will not be missed by me at all.
Red Robin - While I did my duty as a fan and read these stories, I didn't enjoy them all that much (except for Ra's kicking Tim's ass, that was great). Then again, Tim is also one of my least favorite characters, so I'm glad it's over.