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Thoughts from TheNinjaD
It’s new comic day again.
DC titles on my list for the week :
Batman #6 — I really like what Scott Snyder has been doing with the Council of Owls. It’s got to reach a climax soon and it should be interesting.
Birds of Prey #6 — While not really among my favorites of the new 52, I have thus far considered Birds of Prey to be worth ordering every month. Last month things got a bit strange so I’m sure to keep reading for at least a little while longer.
Captain Atom #6 — Again, not the best but worth reading. I’m surprised that this book made it through DC’s first round of cuts. I haven’t heard any great reviews for it or anything so maybe it will be in the second. I like it well enough, anyway.
DC Universe Presents #6 — The first story of this anthology series, which starred Deadman, ended last month. This month starts a new story featuring the Challengers of the Unknown.
Green Lantern Corps #6 — While I’m unlikely to ever not read a Green Lantern title as long as I’m reading comics, this one has annoyed me a little by messing with established canon more than any of the others. That always happens, though.
My Greatest Adventure #5 — I’m pretty sure that this limited series is nearing its end so if you haven’t read it before now, don’t bother trying to get into it. I’ve liked it quite a bit, though, and would suggest picking up the trade for something a little different.
Nightwing #6 — Solid book so far and part of the Batman group.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 — Easily the weakest Batman group book that I keep getting. It’s silly with bits of ignorance. It’s capable of offending. It’s also pretty damn amusing at times.
Other Comics :
Witchblade #153 — I’m still following the new Top Cow universe, for now. Darkness #151 marks that title joining the new universe with Artifacts and Witchblade.
Dark Tower Gunslinger Way Station #3 — It’s Dark Tower, enough said.
Mis-Adventures of Adam West #1 — I’ve got to check this out. What the hell could be in store for the world here?
…and that’s it. This week also sees the release of more infection tie-ins but I haven’t read the first one at this point and I don’t feel like going all out on a big event right now.
It’s new comic day yet again. Week three of the month always brings us a new Green Lantern Corps. This month there should be more coming on the Keepers.
I just read Green Lantern Corps #3, in which a group of GLs battle it out with some unknown enemies that have an overabundance of willpower. It seemed that they were even creating green energy swords with it.
I’m not sure if I believe it or not but there is a theory that these guys are the third army being created by the Guardians of the Universe. There are solid arguments both for and against that. I’ll post more when there is more.
I know that it’s a bit late for this but I wanted to talk a little bit about the Green Lantern comics from the first month of DC’s new 52.
The Green Lantern comics were in an odd place coming into this. While the timeline of the entire DC universe has changed, they are continuing on from where they left off. However, the characters have also mostly de-aged.
The GL comics from the first month seemed to have one main focus and that was showing the Green Lanterns trying to go about an ordinary life. This was most obvious with Hal, who no longer has a power ring. It was really emphasized that, while he is great at being a hero, he kind of sucks at being a normal person. At the same time, John Stewart is going back to work as an architect and Guy Gardner was trying to get a job as a high school football coach. Kyle’s appearance in New Guardians was also pretty low key, just not as normal.
I wonder if this was just a one-time thing or if it will continue into the future?