Sunday, November 20, 2011

Top 4 DC Comics Coming in December 2011

4. Batman
"Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION; Cover by GREG CAPULLO; Variant cover by MIKE CHOI; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
Shocking discoveries lead Batman deeper into the mystery of the Court of Owls and its secret and bloody ties to both Gotham City and the Wayne family. But an even deadlier threat awaits Batman: a trap set hundreds of years ago, far beneath his city. The war for Gotham's soul begins here!"

Well...I hope we get some more action. This past issue kind of disappointed me with its lack of action. Last month, this would have been #2 on my list. Oh, well. Hopefully it doesn't drop any more.

3. Justice League International
On their first mission, the team has been separated and defeated – or so it seems! But when a new, galactic threat shows its face, will our heroes be able to defeat it or will the whole world suffer destruction on a cosmic scale?"

Loving this story. Can't wait to see the story continue. Also, I am so LOVING those David Finch covers. Haha

2. Green Lantern
"Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY; Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and KEITH CHAMPAGNE; Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
They've pillaged and enslaved his homeworld. Now the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps must face newly reinstated Green Lantern Sinestro. Can the renegade GL liberate Korugar from the army he assembled?"

Sinestro was stuck in the middle of a battle with the entire Sinestro Corps at the end of #3. I cannot wait to see him somehow make it out alive and somehow save Hal's destroyed ass again. Cannot WAITTTTT.

1. Justice League
"Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS; 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
The superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee continue the origin of the Justice League as The World's Greatest Heroes face the might of Apokolips – and find aid in an unlikely hero, as Cyborg is created!

Plus, Andy Kubert returns an amazing variant cover – his first new work after the smash-hit FLASHPOINT!"

Well obviously this is my #1. I cannot wait for this. And we finally get to see Darkseid in this issue. Plus, maybe--just maybe--the entire new JLA line-up all together? That'd be nice.

Damn this was just one of those kinda days where I feel like posting a buncha stuff! I got, what? 4 posts? 5 posts? In one day? I feel accomplished!

Comic Book Seasons--A Possible "New 52" Original?

So for all of the new #1 issues that we got in September, how many triple digit ongoing series did we lose? Lets count them:
1. Action Comics
2. Detective Comics
3. Superman
4. Batman
5. Wonder Woman
6. Teen Titans (joined the list in August, with its 100th issue)

And possibly more, I'm just too lazy to care. So I get the concept behind ending them. I get the concept behind restarting them. But honestly...why should there ever be another "Action Comics #100"? Its not like its honestly the "100th" issue of the thing.

It was brought to my attention a few months back that maybe--just maybe--DC could start doing "seasons" with their series. Say from September until May, there is a set list of series that happen, right?

Lets say that list is...
The Flash
Justice League
Justice League International
Wonder Woman
and a couple others.

Then, during the time from May until the new September, DC could analyze how well the fans reacted to the character, the story, and the creative team. Then announce in, oh... June or July a new SEASON, instead of a new SERIES of those characters/teams.

Then from October until June, we have another list. And from November until July, we have another list. And from December until August we have another list. There you go. All the months are filled with an equal amount of comics at a time. And maybe during the off-months, we could see a mini-series or a couple cameo appearances from the characters who are "off," in other series.

Its just a thought. Its not like they'd have to end their "New 52" initiative. It'd just be something interesting to think about.

Aquaman #3 Preview

So IGN had a preview of Aquaman #3 and I figured that since I've never actually put up any previews on this website (even though "Previews" is in the name...), I'd toss it up. Enjoy! Oh and by the way, Mera is a BADASS.

Aquaman Column

So I write for my school's newspaper, right? And near the end of September I wrote a column about Aquaman. This was a few days before "Aquaman" #1 came out. I figured I'd post it on here, also.

Arthur Curry, a founding member of the Justice League of America. King of Atlantis, one of DC Comics’ most recognizable characters. And part of “The New 52” initiative by DC Comics, we see Aquaman in two places monthly; Justice League and Aquaman, were both written by industry revolutionist, Geoff Johns.
Aquaman is a character that most people think is a joke. But if you read my “Top 10 Heroes/Villains” column coming up in a few days, you’ll see that Arthur is actually a really awesome superhero, and unlike Squirrel Girl, he can actually make an awesome name for himself.
A few years ago, in Aquaman’s last solo ongoing series before this week’s new solo ongoing series, titled Sword of Atlantis, he was killed. In Geoff Johns’ Blackest Night 8-issue mini- series, he was resurrected along with twelve other heroes and villains for the year-long mini-series named Brightest Day. Black Lantern Aquaman (one of the main villains in Blackest Night) was really awesome, and then Aquaman in Brightest Day fought with long-time rival Black Manta, got a new Aqualad, and rekindled his love interest (and also made her look really, really awesome).
The cover of Justice League #4’s cover shows Aquaman with his trident at Green Lantern’s neck after having taken down the entire League. Now this probably doesn’t reflect anything from the actual issue, but still it shows how awesome he is.
A preview for Aquaman #1 was released and shows a group of bank robbers escaping the scene in a big van and laughing when they see Aquaman standing in the way. Honestly, he’s awesome. Don’t get me started at how cool he is, despite the fact that he has lame powers. He knows how to make them work.