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The New 52

Postby sir poops a lot » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:29 pm

Any comic fans out there catching any of the DC reboot? I'm a Marvel guy, myself, but I just picked up Justice League 1, Action Comics 1, Detective Comics 1, and Swamp Thing 1 today at the comic shop.

My last venture into DC was Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin. For me it was a disaster. So we'll see how this goes.
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:02 am

Ha ha, keep me posted.
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Re: The New 52

Postby limework » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:37 pm

the commercials for this are cool.
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Re: The New 52

Postby sir poops a lot » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:05 pm

There are commercials for this?
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Re: The New 52

Postby limework » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:19 am

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Re: The New 52

Postby R-Raw » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:45 pm

so how is it?
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Re: The New 52

Postby sir poops a lot » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:07 pm

My assessment:

Action Comics: Not bad. I've never been able to finish anything that Grant Morrison has written. He kept it pretty grounded.
Detective Comics: Pretty much a meat-and-potatoes story. I feel like Tony Daniel (the writer) is taking over the reigns of Grant Morrison with his Batman & Robin story. Which means it's probably a little too weird and whacky for my tastes.
Justice League: Didn't read it. Bought it because of a fluke.
Swamp Thing: Pretty cool! Second best out of the ones I read. And it was close. It looks like the writer is trying to take it back to a more horror-driven theme. We'll see.

And as a bonus, my girlfriend bought me Animal Man #1. It has been receiving high praise so far. So...

Animal Man: This was the best start to the five books I read. It had a steady build throughout the first 15 pages or so and then digs deep into the future of the story. And the future looks pretty darn interesting. Seems strange, gritty, action-packed, and, to me, has the best story telling out of the bunch.

I'll probably just stick with Animal Man and Swamp Thing in the long run. If for no other reason than I can't afford to buy comics out the wazoo. But I give mad props to DC for having the bones to reboot their entire line. But, to me, it's just not quite as fun as Marvel Comics.
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Re: The New 52

Postby justindcovey » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:21 pm

I think its about time that one of the big two finally stepped away from the never ending cycle of yearly big events and endless tie-ins that not only alienates casual readers but also intimidates potential readers with a massive amount of books that can only be understood by reading even more books. Kudos to DC for finally changing things up a bit. I still read more Marvel stuff but I'm glad DC decided to shake things up a bit.
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Re: The New 52

Postby heavymetal_dante » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:04 am

This reboot is COSTING ME MONEY BECAUSE IT'S SO GOOD

Turned me into a DC fan hardcore.
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:51 pm

Haha, awesome to hear! I actually just picked up some issues in the last 2 weeks. Not too far into them yet but everything is promising.
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Re: The New 52

Postby heavymetal_dante » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:25 pm

I have at least one issue each week, and the first week of each month I get like 5, haha.

Animal Man and Swamp Thing are where it's at right now.

That and All-Star Western.
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:15 pm

Thanks fantastic! I've heard that Animal Man has been sick! Haven't had a chance to scope it though.

Gentlemen, I've seen the Dark Knight Rises Prologue...
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Re: The New 52

Postby Garrett » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:09 pm

Now that it's been some time, how is Animal Man holding up?
I love Jeff Lemire's "Sweet Tooth" so I've been meaning to check out Animal Man.
The first trade just came out, I may go ahead and scoop that up.
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Re: The New 52

Postby icantsavemyself » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:25 pm

Anyone read any Batman? I want know if it's worth getting into.
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Re: The New 52

Postby TAysOn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:31 pm

icantsavemyself wrote:Anyone read any Batman? I want know if it's worth getting into.


I realize you posted this over three months ago, but...I've been reading the new 52 Batman since issue one. It's really well done. The art style is great and Scott Snider knows how to write comic books. Court of Owls and Night of the Owls were both REALLY good. It's probably the best Batman run since Paul Dini was writing Detective Comics. Death of the Family is the current story they're doing now...I've never been more emotionally invested in a comic book before (and that's saying something).
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:25 pm

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icantsavemyself wrote:Anyone read any Batman? I want know if it's worth getting into.


I realize you posted this over three months ago, but...I've been reading the new 52 Batman since issue one. It's really well done. The art style is great and Scott Snider knows how to write comic books. Court of Owls and Night of the Owls were both REALLY good. It's probably the best Batman run since Paul Dini was writing Detective Comics. Death of the Family is the current story they're doing now...I've never been more emotionally invested in a comic book before (and that's saying something).


Yeah the plain and simple New 52 'Batman' is awesome! I'm on like issue 7 and I need to get back to my local shop and catch up but the Court of Owls storyline is beyond epic!
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:26 pm

I've also picked up a few issue of other New 52 - Justice League, Flash, Teen Titans, Earth 2. A few others I can't remember right now. I need to scope my collection.
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Re: The New 52

Postby shadowgnome396 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:39 pm

Any of you ever read Doug Moench's Knightfall Batman series? From the portions I've read, I think it's pretty cool. And icantsavemyself, Knightfall might be a good place to start with Batman.

You guys' thoughts on Knightfall?
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Re: The New 52

Postby Izzyman » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:36 pm

I own the issue were Bane breaks the Bat. I need to read the whole series though.
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Re: The New 52

Postby icantsavemyself » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:18 am

I think I'm going to have to buys TPB's then.
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