Six Thoughts on the Six New DC Books

1. Batman Inc.: I could comment on how much of a shake-up this should provide to the other Bat-books, or how they have done a poor job of acknowledging the whole Batman Inc idea to begin with, but then I keep going back to Grant Morrison's pitch for the series.

"It's like Kramer vs. Kramer, but they've got thermonuclear capability."

Uh, sold.

2. Dial H: The unknown variable of this group of announcements, as far as I am concerned. The art and general press copy of the book seems to suggest that they are taking the title in a slightly darker, Vertigo-friendly direction ala Animal man and Swamp Thing. Add the China Miéville factor, a writer who I only know by reputation only and without really any significant comic accolades to his name, and I'm quite baffled as to what to expect from this book. Still, I'm intrigued.

3. Earth 2: James Robinson is such an uneven writer, that it is hard to really know what to expect from this book. But I do love alternate reality stuff, and it would hopefully be able to exist within a bubble and not be too concerned with anything else, as well as having free reign other books would be denied. Plus Nicola Scott is a wonderfully fun artist, and it will probably have pretty strong ties to the book I am MOST looking forward to on this list (see later).

4. GI Combat: A little confused why Men of War got canceled and this got greenlit, but it might be that the War That Time Forgot was too fanciful for that book's rather rough-edged tone. Still, this is a JT Krul book, and thus will likely be pretty shit. Nice sounding back-ups though, which basically guanatees it will be a $4 title. Expect to see in the next round of cancellations

5. The Ravagers: Oh Howard Mackie. If DC comics couldn't get any more 90stastic, this surely is the tipping point where it really becomes apparent that Bob Harras hasn't updated his rolodex in a while. Still, curious to see who the cast on this book is going to be (probably a mixture of new and old, ala Teen Titans); if this is where Raven finally shows up, might be tempted into buying it. Also, Ian Churchill's recent work has been so smile-inducing, it might make up for the mothballed dialogue.

6. Worlds' Finest: A team-up book of Power Girl and Huntress, written by Paul Levitz and drawn in alternating arcs (IE, so the art gets in on time) by two incredible artists. This is a home run, and by far the stand out from this list for me. May can't get here fast enough so that I can read this book.

21 Comments
21 Comments
Posted by _Cain_

Interesting. What are they canceling again?

Posted by Dex_Starr

@shadowknight666 said:

Interesting. What are they canceling again?

Because the sales have been pretty abysmal. That's too bad because I really liked OMAC

Posted by HolySerpent

I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series

Posted by Static Shock

@shadowknight666: OMAC, Mr. Terrific, Static, and three other titles.

Posted by Static Shock

I'm not sure as to why Batman, Inc is being brought back. Lamest idea ever for a Batman book.

Posted by Dernman

@Static Shock said:

I'm not sure as to why Batman, Inc is being brought back. Lamest idea ever for a Batman book.

Fixed.

Posted by kartron

@HolySerpent said:

I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series

This

Posted by Dernman

@kartron said:

@HolySerpent said:

I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series

This

Agreed.

Posted by Static Shock

@Dernman: What did you fix? LOL.

Posted by Illuminatus
@HolySerpent said:
I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series
Same goes for Stormwatch.
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Posted by damswedon

If Worlds finest is half as fun as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti's Power Girl had call me a fan. Still no Bryan Q Miller though. You'd think in a universe where the mission statement seemed to be "de-age our characters" you'd try to employ a writer who's last book is loved by fans because it characterised it's teenagers as teenagers.

Posted by Dex_Starr

@Illuminatus said:

@HolySerpent said:
I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series
Same goes for Stormwatch.

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

Edited by Dernman

@Static Shock said:

@Dernman: What did you fix? LOL.

I bolded part it for emphasis. :p

Posted by Illuminatus
@Dex_Starr said:

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

I haven't read it, but I'm just surprised it didn't get axed like Static and Terrific. 
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Posted by Dex_Starr

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

I haven't read it, but I'm just surprised it didn't get axed like Static and Terrific.

I haven't read Terrific, but Static Shock was awful, I'm not surprised it got the axe.

Posted by Illuminatus
@Dex_Starr said:

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

I haven't read it, but I'm just surprised it didn't get axed like Static and Terrific.

I haven't read Terrific, but Static Shock was awful, I'm not surprised it got the axe.

LOL. What was so bad about Static?
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Posted by Dex_Starr

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

I haven't read it, but I'm just surprised it didn't get axed like Static and Terrific.

I haven't read Terrific, but Static Shock was awful, I'm not surprised it got the axe.

LOL. What was so bad about Static?

Artwork, cheesy storyline, the fact that Static's sister had a clone that was living with them.

Posted by Illuminatus
@Dex_Starr said:

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

@Illuminatus said:

@Dex_Starr said:

I think Red Lanterns is pretty good, not sure about Stormwatch though

I haven't read it, but I'm just surprised it didn't get axed like Static and Terrific.

I haven't read Terrific, but Static Shock was awful, I'm not surprised it got the axe.

LOL. What was so bad about Static?

Artwork, cheesy storyline, the fact that Static's sister had a clone that was living with them.

I thought the art looked okay from the promos, but I guess I was wrong. 
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Posted by HolySerpent

@ dex_starr: tell me why you enjoy the red lantern series. 4 issues in, and the story hasn't gone anywhere.

Posted by Static Shock

@Dex_Starr said:

Artwork, cheesy storyline, the fact that Static's sister had a clone that was living with them.

Scott McDaniel's art isn't bad. Takes some getting used to. But, the story was a little off.

@Dernman said:

I bolded part it for emphasis. :p

Ah. Didn't catch that. LOL.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

@Illuminatus said:

@HolySerpent said:
I'm surprise they didnt canceled red lantern series
Same goes for Stormwatch.

I've enjoyed both titles but I was afraid they would get the axe. Must say I'm suprised they didn't.