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Last Wednesday (September 21st) brought the third full wave of DC's New 52 #1's. Even though I’ve posted reviews for each, I'll summarize what I thought of this week's books like this:
TOP OF THE PILE:
BATMAN #1 : Ok, can Scott Snyder write a bad book? I have my doubts. This was fantastic storytelling feels fresh and new. It touched on almost every element that makes a great Bat book and did so almost perfectly. Brilliant.
NIGHTWING#1: It was so much fun seeing Nightwing back at it. What made it even better was the solid story by Kyle Higgins. Touches on the past and moves forward to the future. Add some great art and a cool new villain and you have a book that's going to stay in my buy pal.
SUPERGIRL #1: A very simple approach to an introduction issue but also a very effective one. Some fantastic art and colors and an ending which heightens the interesting. It's hard to gauge the direction of the story but so far it's a lot of fun.
WONDER WOMAN#1: This is the jump start this character needed. A great mix of strong art and fun storytelling. I haven't been the biggest Wonder Woman fan but this issue has me genuinely interested.
GOOD SOLID ISSUES:
BLUE BEETLE #1: I know I'm in the minority but I enjoyed this book. It had more than it's share of stereotypes and the "villains" weren't all that attractive, but I thought is was visually strong and I loved the ending action sequence. I don't see me sticking with this long term but for now, it's fun.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1: Fun almost classic feeling Green Lantern book. Decent story but the books strongest point is Paserin's amazing art. I was immediately drawn in by the visuals which more than made up for what the story may have lacked. Ends well so I'm on board.
BIRDS OF PREY #1: It's a fun new direction for Black Canary and her femme fatale butt kickers. The few pacing issues aside, it's a fun and action-packed first issue with some really strong art. Not the greatest but a solid issue.
ON SHAKEY GROUND:
CATWOMAN#1: Controversy aside, Catwoman #1 has tons of structural problems. Clunky storytelling and a forced contrived ending. Add to that Winick and March's ridiculous idea of "sexy" and you have a disappointing issue for Catwoman fans. Cheap, trashy, and not a character I'm interested in following. But I have an affection for her so she may get one more issue.
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS: DEADMAN #1: It's not that it's a terrible issue, it's just not the type of book that I can see myself investing in. It has some good moments but it also gets a tad repetitious. With so many new books vying for my dollar, this one may be left out in the cold.
NO THANKS, I'M DONE:
CAPTAIN ATOM#1: This thing was a total mess and a huge disappointment. The story lacked any life or emotion. At times it felt like a college lecture instead of comic book entertainment. Williams' art was hard to look at and impossible for me to enjoy. This book never resonated with me on any level.
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1 : There's almost nothing in this issue that could bring me back for a second dose. The characters are simplistic and almost annoying and at times the dialogue feels like it's between two air-headed frat guys. Ludicrous "let's sex the issue up" approach from Lobdell doesn't help matters. Silly, boring, and a waste of time.
Week 3 was a rather wild ride. Bring on week 4!!!!