Monthly Archives: September 2011

Justice League International #1

Justice League International was a series once before, but what people remember is not what DC is doing with the series this time. The original series was funny, madcap, zany. It was written by Keith Giffen and managed some iconic … Continue reading

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Batgirl #1

Batgirl is one of the titles I was most looking forward to and most dreading. I loved Oracle, she was one of my favorite characters in any comics universe. She was different, powerful, effective and had a rich history. I … Continue reading

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Hawk & Dove #1

Hawk & Dove seems like a strange choice for their own title in the reboot.  I’d always considered them a strange relic of the 1960s, a reflection of America’s struggle with war and peace or aggression and pacifism. As time went … Continue reading

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Detective #1

Detective #1 is the other comic where the renumbering really bothers me. Action was the first, but this one is just as bad. I don’t like it when companies with long histories throw that history away so they can seem … Continue reading

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Green Arrow #1

Green Arrow is another of the comics where my first thought was “wow, this is a reboot!” They’ve sent GA back to his very beginnings, a wealthy gadget maker who decides to fight crime. I’m expecting future issues to show … Continue reading

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Animal Man #1

Animal Man doesn’t get to play hero the way the rest of the DC Universe does. In fact, his new series seems to begin decades after the rest of the reboot. While there are hints all over the other books … Continue reading

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Men of War #1

I’m not usually a big fan of war comics. I’ve read a ton of them, partly because I read every comic that my grandparents had in their used book store when I was a kid, but they aren’t something I … Continue reading

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Batwing #1

Wonderful, a black DC hero with his own comic. He’s not even American, he works in Sub-Saharan Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I’m all in favor of diversity in comics and in looking at more of the … Continue reading

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Action #1

Now that’s a reboot. In the original Action comics, Superman was something of a bully and something of a jerk. He thought little of threatening criminals to coerce confessions and thought little of roughing them up to teach them a … Continue reading

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What are they thinking at Image?

Has Image become a vanity press of comics? I’d hate to think their editors thought this was a good idea. That’s right, Image has published The Big Lie, a “truther” comic. Everything about it is offensive from the cover to … Continue reading

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