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DC Relaunch Week 1: Quick Reviews September 9, 2011

So I’m trying to figure out if I should do all of this  in one giant post or do multiple post. I think I’ll do quick hits all in this one post and do single reviews for books I feel are worth it. So leggoo.

Action Comics #1 – I like it. Clark Kent is cool. I like his land lady. It’s a bit heavy handed, but it’s cool. I like that Supes can get hurt. There stuff I don’t like. Or just don’t care about right now, like the military in the book.

Animal Man #1 – It’s alright. Not really my thing. The art just didn’t do it for me. I’m not passing judgement. Just saying it didn’t do anything for me. His eyes were bleeding and then his guts were bleeding in the past and I think other things were bleeding too.

Batgirl #1 – Felt like it was off to me. The story didn’t really work for me. I’m not huge into whatever was going on here. We’ll see. The thing where she was paralyzed with fear made me actually roll my eyes. The art is okay. More blood than I expected. We’ll see.

Batwing #1 – Batwing was cool. I’ll stick with it for a while. There was some stuff that surprised me. I have small nitpicks of course. It’s a bit paternalistic. Many mentions of Africa, not as many of DRC. I’m sticking with it. The ending did feel a bit  cheap, though.

Detective Comics #1 – There’s a lot of blood. Like, a lot. So there’s that. The joker was crazy and Batman fought him and there was blood raining from the ceiling.

Green Arrow #1 – I know I read this book. I don’t remember it at all.

Hawk and Dove #1 – The art. No.

JLI # 1 – I get it. You hate when people complain. Don’t waste time in my book for that shit. The whole team selection thing in the beginning was whatever. Mari is in it though, so I’m cool with what’s here. I hope something actually happens in issue 2.

Men of War #1 – Yeah. I can’t really even criticize this book properly because it is so not for me at all. The modern war comic thing is just clearly not for me.

O.M.A.C. #1 – The art. Yes. The Didio. No. Kieth Giffen is a boss. I don’t like everything going on in the book (that hair needs to stop), but it’s like 80% Kirby and so I can’t really even hate on it all together. I can hate on Didio. Dude doesn’t work for me.

Static Shock #1 – This is my book. Expect to hear more about this from me. Love the new trash can lid. Love the faces. Love the family in the book. Mad props to my boy Hardware. I like how it feels like even though they’re in New York they just brought Dakota with them. I’m in love with the art. Cheap ending, but whatevs. First issue grabber thing just like Batwing. The colors are awesome. Virgil is great. I can hang with this dude. Great. Great. Great.

Stormwatch #1 – I don’t even know. I like Paul Cornell. I’m going to read it again and see what I really think. I know that I absolutely can’t do this art. It just isn’t up to snuff for me. I’m interested, but ultimately, I’m not sure if I even like the story so far. The fist issue did not grab me.

Swamp Thing #1 – Hmmm. . .It’s swamp thing. I need someone to call me when this book is finished with the amnesia plot. So far the story just is falling flat. The art is decent.

So Yeah. That’s week 1. Static is freaking AWESOME. Action comics has potential and I have already fallen in love with this version of Clark Kent. Everything else I’m either giving more time to or I’m just out on. Some because I think they’re just not any good, and others just due to them not being for me.

I’ll come with deeper reviews on . . . I think Static and Action later.


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