By MonkeyToe 11 Comments
Last week was heartbreaking for me as a comic book nerd because I missed out on Batgirl. I have been reading the entire run of the series and I have been enjoying the story very much. This was a double blow to me because The Death of the Family had a tie in on this title and I was eager to read it. Luckily my comic store owner is going to pull me a copy from the next shipment coming in next week but the lesson caused me to go ahead and put Catwoman back on my Pull List to avoid missing the next tie in.
I'm also open to doing reviews on demand for readers who are curious what is going on in certain titles they may not be picking up anymore.
1. Birds of Prey #13 - This is another title I have been reading since it started and I have been enjoying it month after month. I am eager to see where the title goes and how the team evolves over time. It's a shame that there won't be any DOTF tie in's on this title.
2. Catwoman #13 - I just put this title back on my pull list for the DOTF tie in's, and I did it begrudgingly because I dropped the book some time ago because I was not a fan of the Catwoman comics.
3. Green Lantern New Guardians #13 - This is one of those titles I have been torn on. I love the concept of a corps made up of every color and I love the way the individual member interact. I feel that Terminus could have been handled better. The idea was cool but the leap between being angry about the genocide of his own race to wanting to kill off all the worlds left behind didn't make much sense to me.
4. Justice League #13 - I know that there are a lot of mixed opinions about this title on the site, but I really enjoyed both of the first 2 arcs and I am eager to see where it goes from here, especially with the teasing of the upcoming Trinity War.
5. Nightwing #13 - I'm not a big Nightwing fan, but the story and writing on this series has been good enough to keep me invested in the comic book.
6. Red Hood and the Outlaws #13 - Love this title. It is such an eccentric mix of characters that they get a unique chance to do everything from fighting magical demon's, to fighting crime in the Gotham city streets, to intergalactic wars. Some of it may be cheesy and a little gratuitous on the showing off Starfire's body front, but the variety and unique quality of the story makes for good reading in my book.
7. Wonder Woman #13 - Another excellent book week in and week out. I really enjoy the whole mythological aspect of this book and it is very different from the Marvel Cosmic universe where the Gods are universal aliens or what not. The God's in WW are really Earth Gods and it seems the Magic angle is to DC as the cosmic hierarchy is to Marvel (or at least from what I remember). My one complaint is the fact that the scope is very limited to WW's world with little to no mention about anything she is relating to in the rest of the DC universe.
Game Day Decision
These following titles I am torn on. I try to keep my spending to a reasonable level during the holidays and so I won't be able to buy all these books.
1. DC Universe Presents #13 - The reading experience on this title fluctuates with the writers. I love the spotlights on Deadman and Vandal Savage, hated Challengers of the Unknown, and was ambivalent to the purely filler issue on Kid Flash. This week starts a new spotlight on Black Lightning and the Blue Demon. What I love about this book is the fact that it gives you a picture of DC heroes who aren't currently in an ongoing title of their own. I have never read DC comics until the New 52 and I would really like to see an intro into two characters I know nothing about.
2. Sword and Sorcery #1 - I have noted that I really like the Magical focus in some of DC Comics, and I have been enjoying Demon Knights. This seems like a similar title but I am just not sure I have the room on my list for this one.
3. Marvel Now Point One #1 - Really Marvel?! 5.99 for one dang book?! REALLY?!?! ARGGGGGGG! As much as the price point pains me, I am really interested in this whole Marvel Now business, just like I was with the New 52. It feels like to right time to jump back onto some of my old favorite titles, but dang that price hurts. This is one of those situations where Curiosity Killed the Cat. The cat in this case being my wallet!