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The Nu DCU - TODAY WE MOURN OMAC... ALSO, SOME NEWS (pg. 59)

HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Graphic Violence
We're almost to month three of the reboot, and so far word is, both anecdotal and officially, that it's been a pretty great success.

Some of the books have been incredible, and revitalized forgotten properties
-Animal Man
-Swampthing
-Frankenstein
-Demon Knights
-OMAC
-I, Vampire

Some other great books have essentially continued where they left off, at the same high level of quality:
-Aquaman (from Brightest Day, with Johns & Reis)
-Batman (With Scott Snyder from pre-reboot Detective Comics)
-Batman and Robin
-Batwoman
-Green Lantern
-Green Lantern Corps
-The Flash

Yet others still have done brilliantly at reintroducing classic, popular heroes for modern times:
-Action Comics
-Justice League
-JLI
-Wonder Woman
-Supergirl
-Nightwing
-Justice League Dark

So check some of those out, if you're curious where to start!

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Full List of Number Ones & Covers:
    (Courtesy of Magna Inferno)

    The Complete DCnU titles in September
    01. Justice League #1
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    Geoff Johns/Jim Lee
    02. Wonder Woman #1
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    New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello, author of The Joker and 100 Bullets, teams up with the immensely talented artist Cliff Chiang (Neil Young’s Greendale) for WONDER WOMAN #1, an exciting new series starring the DC Universe’s greatest superheroine. The cover to issue #1 is by Cliff Chiang.
    03. Aquaman #1
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    Geoff Johns, one of comics’ greatest storytellers, reunites with GREEN LANTERN and BRIGHTEST DAY collaborator Ivan Reis to bring you a thrilling new take on the fan-favorite hero of the sea in AQUAMAN #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
    04. The Flash #1
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    Rising superstar Francis Manapul, fresh off his acclaimed run on THE FLASH with Geoff Johns, makes his comics writing debut in THE FLASH #1, sharing both scripting and art duties with Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who can? The cover to issue #1 is by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.
    05. The Fury of Firestorm #1
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    Welcome to a major new vision of the Nuclear Man as writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone team up with artist Yildiray Cinar to deliver THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1. Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The cover to issue #1 is by Ethan Van Sciver.
    06. The Savage Hawkman #1
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    Batman writer Tony Daniel will team up with artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN: AGENT ORANGE, THE OUTSIDERS) for THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1. Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his cowl and wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive. The cover to issue #1 is by Philip Tan.
    07. Green Arrow #1
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    Oliver Queen is an orphan who grew up to fight crime as the Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy who uses his fortune to become a superhero – able to fight the most powerful super-villains in the universe with nothing but a bow and arrow. JT Krul will write GREEN ARROW #1 with art by superstar artist Dan Jurgens. The cover to issue #1 is by Brett Booth.
    08. Justice League International #1
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    A team of internationally-drafted superheroes fight each other and their bureaucratic supervisors as much as they do global crime in JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 from writer Dan Jurgens and artist Aaron Lopresti. The cover to issue #1 is by Aaron Lopresti.
    09. Mister Terrific #1
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    The world’s third-smartest man – and one of its most eligible bachelors – uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in MISTER TERRIFIC #1, the new series from writer Eric Wallace and artist Roger Robinson. The cover to issue #1 is by J.G. Jones.
    10. Captain Atom #1
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    Captain Atom has all the power in the world, but no hope of saving himself. Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, he has the potential to be a god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is this: Will he lose himself in the process? JT Krul and artist Freddie Williams II take the character in a bold new direction in CAPTAIN ATOM #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Stanley “Artgem” Lau.
    11. DC Universe Presents #1
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    The anthology series gets a new look in DC Universe Presents, a new series that will focus on multi-issue story arcs each featuring a different superhero from the DC Universe’s rich cast of characters, told by some of comics’ most exciting writers and artitsts. DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 kicks off the first arc of the series: a Deadman story by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang. The cover to issue #1 is by Ryan Sook
    12. Green Lantern #1
    Geoff Johns has been charting the adventures of Hal Jordan and the GREEN LANTERN Corps since GREEN LANTERN: Rebirth, collaborating with such major artists as Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray.
    This fall, Johns reunites with artists Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, as the series begins anew with GREEN LANTERN #1 with cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Together they will continue to thrill readers and expand the Green Lantern mythos.
    Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.
    13. Green Lantern Corps #1
    When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna. The cover to #1 is by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.
    14. Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1
    Who are The New Guardians?
    The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner. Beware their power . . . and their volatility!
    GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 will be written by Tony Bedard and illustrated with cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.
    15. Red Lanterns #1
    Going solo. Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!
    RED LANTERNS #1 will be written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.
    16. Batman #1
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    In the first BATMAN #1 since 1930, New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder teams up with superstar artist Greg Capullo in his DC Comics debut! In the series, Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.
    17. Detective Comics #1
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    DC Comics’ flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever in DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by acclaimed writer/artist Tony Daniel. Marking the first time Batman will appear in a debut issue of Detective Comics, the series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper.
    18. Batman and Robin #1
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    In BATMAN AND ROBIN #1, the acclaimed creative team of Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason will explore the family dynamic of the Caped Crusader as Bruce Wayne battles the Gotham underworld with the help of his son, Damian, in the role of Robin.
    19. Batman: The Dark Knight #1
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    In BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, superstar artist David Finch writes and draws a twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, a jail for Gotham City’s most dangerous and criminally deranged. Finch will team up with collaborator Jay Fabok on pencils.
    20. Batwoman #1
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    The highly-anticipated new series from the multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins in BATWOMAN #1.
    21. Batgirl #1
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    Batgirl’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as dark secrets from her past in BATGIRL #1, the stunning debut issue from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone and artists Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.
    22. Catwoman #1
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    Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in CATWOMAN #1, written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Guillem March.
    23. Birds of Prey #1
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    The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch. Mystery novelist ands comics writer Duane Swierczynski teams up with Jesus Saiz for BIRDS OF PREY #1, the first issue of the hard-hitting new series.
    24. Nightwing #1
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    After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham - bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil.
    NIGHTWING will be written by Kyle Higgins with art duties handled by fan-favorite Eddy Barrows.
    25. Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
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    Batman’s former sidekick had put his past as The Red Hood behind him, when the reclusive Jason Todd finds himself unwillingly elected as the leader of an all-new team of outlaw vigilantes.
    As The Red Hood once again, Jason Todd will lead this new team of antiheroes, including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war.
    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS will be written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by rising superstar artist Kenneth Rocafort.
    26. Batwing #1
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    This September, join with us in this historic moment when the first black character to wear the Batman mantle will be the first to star in his own ongoing series. BATWING will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.
    27. Swamp Thing #1
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    DC Comics embraces its dark side. On the 40th anniversary of the character’s creation, the New York Times bestselling writer of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, teams up with Yannick Paquette (BATMAN, INCORPORATED) to bring horror back to the DC Universe in SWAMP THING #1. For years, one man served against his will as the avatar of nature. And while he may have been freed of the monster, he’s about to learn the monster will never truly let go of him.
    28. Justice League Dark #1
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    John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are Justice League Dark, a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, by Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin.
    29. Animal Man #1
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    Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in ANIMAL MAN #1, the start of a dramatic new series by acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire and artists Travel Foreman and Dan Green.
    30. Demon Knights #1
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    Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history. Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Cornell and artists Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert combine sorcery, swords and superheroes in DEMON KNIGHTS #1.
    31. Frankenstein, Agent of Shade #1
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    Frankenstein and his network of strange beings work for an even stranger government organization: The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. It’s the breakout hero of Seven Soldiers as you’ve never seen him before in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE #1, the first issue of a dark new series from acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, The Nobody) and artist Alberto Ponticelli.
    32. Resurrection Man #1
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    A cult favorite character returns in a new series written by his classic creative team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Joining them is JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST artist Fernando Dagnino. RESURRECTION MAN #1 is the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.
    33. I, Vampire #1
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    Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.
    34. Voodoo #1
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    Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become. VOODOO #1 will be written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri.
    35. Legion Lost #1
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    Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from total annihilation. When the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive. LEGION LOST #1 will be written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Pete Woods, fresh off an acclaimed run of Action Comics.
    36. Legion of Superheroes #1
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    In the 31st century, the Legion of Superheroes is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest — and trying desperately to keep their youngest recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats. LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 will be written by fan-favorite Legion writer Paul Levitz and illustrated by Francis Portela.
    37. Teen Titans #1
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    Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash in TEEN TITANS #1, by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
    38. Static Shock #1
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    Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers. Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls in STATIC SHOCK #1, co-written by John Rozum and Scott McDaniel, with McDaniel also illustrating along with Jonathan Glapion.
    39. Hawk and Dove #1
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    It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war in HAWK AND DOVE #1. The exciting new series will be written by Sterling Gates and illustrated by legendary superstar comics artist Rob Liefeld.
    40. Stormwatch #1
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    Stormwatch is a dangerous super human strike force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo. And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds. Featuring a surprising new roster, STORMWATCH #1 will be written by the critically-acclaimed Paul Cornell (Superman: The Black Ring, “Dr. Who”) and illustrated by Miguel Sepulveda.
    41. Blackhawks #1
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    Blackhawk is an elite group of mercenaries made up of brave men from around the world equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us. A set of contemporary tales that battle the world’s gravest threats, BLACKHAWKS #1 will be written by Mike Costa and illustrated by Ken Lashley.
    42. Sgt. Rock and The Men of War #1
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    The grandson of the original Sgt. Rock assumes the command of Easy Company, a team of crack ex-military men financed by a covert military contractor, as they brave the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DC Universe’s super-villains. SGT. ROCK AND THE MEN OF WAR #1 is contemporary military story fighting under modern conditions, and will be written by Ivan Brandon and illustrated by Tom Derenick.
    43. All-Star Western #1
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    Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Featuring back-up stories starring DC’s other western heroes, ALL-STAR WESTERN #1 will be written by the fan-favorite Jonah Hex team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by Moritat.
    44. Deathstroke #1
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    A metahuman mercenary who made a living taking out the toughest targets, Deathstroke will reclaim his fearsome legacy by any means necessary in DEATHSTROKE #1, a new series from rising star Kyle Higgins (Batman: Gates of Gotham) and artists Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.
    45. Grifter #1
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    Ex-black ops agent Cole Cash is a charming grifter that few can resist. And yet he’s about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form – creatures only he can see. Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he’s gone over the edge? Find out in GRIFTER #1, written by Nathan Edmondson with art by CAFU and BIT (the team behind T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS).
    46. OMAC #1
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    A man loses control of his life as the omnipresent Brother Eye transforms him against his will into a powerful killing machine OMAC #1, written by DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and co-written and illustrated by Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish.
    47. Suicide Squad #1
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    "Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? Find out in SUICIDE SQUAD #1, written by Adam Glass (FLASHPOINT: LEGION OF DOOM) with art by Marco Rudy (THE SHIELD)."
    48. Blue Beetle #1
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    It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good in BLUE BEETLE #1, written by Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and illustrated by Ig Guara (FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR) and Ruy Jose.
    49. Action Comics #1
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    This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1. This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.
    50. Superman #1
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    What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet? Find out in SUPERMAN #1, written by legendary comics creator George Perez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, NEW TEEN TITANS and WONDER WOMAN) and illustrated by Jesus Merino.
    51. Supergirl #1
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    Supergirl’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Smallville, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) will team up with artist Mahmud Asrar to give a new take on the teenager from Krypton in SUPERGIRL #1.
    52. Superboy #1
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    They thought he was just a failed experiment, grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon. SUPERBOY #1 will be written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean.

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    JaythreefJaythreef Registered User regular
    When I said "books that hadn't started yet," I mainly meant Nightwing. We haven't gotten a chance to read the first issue, and now the team's changing. I just think it's amusing.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Krul's own words about leaving Green Arrow:
    Hey everyone! Effective as of issue #4, I will no longer be writing Green Arrow. As many of you know, Oliver Queen is one of my favorite characters in the DC Universe, so this decision was not easy to make. Getting the chance to do the fall of Green Arrow and my run during Brightest Day was a dream come true, and I was excited to bring a new yet familiar take on Green Arrow in the new 52. But, I’ve been writing him for a few years now and an opportunity came up that I really wanted to tackle. I had to make a choice. In a way, my decision to leave is more a testament to how incredibly thrilled I am about Captain Atom. I don’t think I’ve been more excited about a project. Working with Freddie Williams is amazing and I really think it’s among my best work at DC to date. It was a tough call – like picking a favorite child.

    I can’t talk about my new project just yet, but it perfectly exemplifies what DC is all about with the New 52 – taking the best characters in comics and presenting them in new and exciting ways. The ability to think outside the box, take chances, and tell different kinds of stories is why it’s a great time to be writing for DC Comics.

    For sure, I’ll miss Oliver Queen – and working with the likes of Dan Jurgens, George Perez, David Baron, and Dave Wilkins – but I’m sure the Emerald Archer will be in good hands for more globe-trotting, James Bond, high adventures.

    And, at the very least, I got to include my version of the boxing-glove arrow.

    Maybe it's a Seinfeld meets Superman mini-series?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Unfortunately, some titles have also been the worst, and should be avoided:
    -Suicide Squad
    -Green Arrow (Until JT Krul is off the book)
    -Legion Lost

    What?

    Suicide Squad was actually pretty good

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    Keith pretty much everyone is going to have to disagree with you there

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Nope

    Everyone is complaining about Amanda Waller being young thin and pretty now

    The rest of the book was good. It was obviously written for new readers so yeah, it's not as good as it could be for those of us that know the characters, but it wasn't bad at all

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Wasn't it all about the Squad sitting around and being interrogated, as a way to provide exposition?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Full December solicits

    Batman Leviathan one-shot, 80 pages for 7 bucks.

    Flex Mentallo HC set for February 1st release

    edit: Resurrection Man TPB of the first 14 issues out in January.

    TexiKen on
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    Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    It is amusing how the one thing everyone was worrying about before Suicide Squad came out - Harley Quinn - was more or less the only thing everyone could agreed they liked about the book.

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    EVERYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN THE BIG CHAIR, MEG!
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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    I heard plenty of buzz about her being much less happy go lucky

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote:
    Full December solicits

    Batman Leviathan one-shot, 80 pages for 7 bucks.

    Flex Mentallo HC set for February 1st release

    Resurrection Man's getting a TPB, Ellis's Stormwatch is getting a hardcover, and Blue Beetle's fighting a gorilla in a robot suit.

    So, that's all pretty neat.

    I will say though, I just can't find any enthusiasm for the new Blue Beetle, as it becomes more evident that Bedard's taking the character back to square one.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Batman Odyssey 2 #3, cover of the month so far:

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    stab the bat-butt, underworld goblin thing!

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Antimatter wrote:
    I heard plenty of buzz about her being much less happy go lucky

    She's essentially a lovelorn serial killer now, not a humorous henchwoman

    Robos A Go Go on
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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    I've seen more people liking the new Suicide Squad then hating it and that's despite all the rage that was going on about Harley's costume.

    That rage was replaced by how the Wall now was portrayed. But still liked the comic itself overall.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Goddamit

    I really like that Supergirl preview

    and I previously had no interest in the character

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Cade wrote:
    I've seen more people liking the new Suicide Squad then hating it and that's despite all the rage that was going on about Harley's costume.

    That rage was replaced by how the Wall now was portrayed. But still liked the comic itself overall.

    If enough of you guys read it and liked it, I will pull it from the op.

    Honestly, what are we using for color codes now? I'm using stylish to recolor the forums, but I know lime is unreadable on the normal color scheme now.

    Also I was hoping to do a couple short lists of books in the middle as well, something like a "pleasant surprise" category and a "disappointing start" category that would have Batgirl in it.

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    MaratastikMaratastik Just call me Mara, please! Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote:
    Full December solicits

    Batman Leviathan one-shot, 80 pages for 7 bucks.

    That's basically Batman Inc. # 9-10, right? The relaunch has really confused me as to what's going on with Incorporated.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Olorin wrote:
    TexiKen wrote:
    Full December solicits

    Batman Leviathan one-shot, 80 pages for 7 bucks.

    That's basically Batman Inc. # 9-10, right? The relaunch has really confused me as to what's going on with Incorporated.

    Yessir, although it might be more than two issues if it's 80 pages (even including ads, it might be 3 issues of story)

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    So Steph is Spoiler in that solicit

    even though the adventure clearly happened while she was Batgirl

    if her being Batgirl is retconned out the shitstorm is going to begin

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Ooh

    Supergirl actually looks pretty good!

    Like Blank I had no interest, but I might check this out

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    MaratastikMaratastik Just call me Mara, please! Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    TexiKen wrote:
    Olorin wrote:
    TexiKen wrote:
    Full December solicits

    Batman Leviathan one-shot, 80 pages for 7 bucks.

    That's basically Batman Inc. # 9-10, right? The relaunch has really confused me as to what's going on with Incorporated.

    Yessir, although it might be more than two issues if it's 80 pages (even including ads, it might be 3 issues of story)

    Sweeeet...I am so pumped for the conclusion, (well, more set up for the Leviathan series starting next year if I remember correctly). That solicit makes it sound like it's gonna be pretty sweet. How am I going to be able to wait for December?

    Maratastik on
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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    USA Today wrote:
    The creators also wanted Supergirl to look appropriate to a teenage reader. There's a reason behind her new tights, which is teased in the first issue, and gone are older versions of the character wearing midriff-baring tops and short skirts.

    This kinda stands out to me seeing what her new suit looks like in the preview. It's like she ran out of her house and realized she only put a shirt on so she used that S-shield trick from Superman II to cover herself up below the waist.

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Cade wrote:
    I've seen more people liking the new Suicide Squad then hating it and that's despite all the rage that was going on about Harley's costume.

    That rage was replaced by how the Wall now was portrayed. But still liked the comic itself overall.

    Everyone whose opinion I halfway respect who has read the thing says to file it as meh to shit. The Wall ain't the Wall. And they took Deadshot's mustache. The last one is unforgivable.

    Count me out.

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I'm firmly with the people who enjoyed Suicide Squad. Waller being thin and young again is dumb, but it's no dealbreaker.

    And I'm still waiting for my Captain Marvel in the new 52 DC!

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Cade wrote:
    I've seen more people liking the new Suicide Squad then hating it and that's despite all the rage that was going on about Harley's costume.

    That rage was replaced by how the Wall now was portrayed. But still liked the comic itself overall.

    Everyone whose opinion I halfway respect who has read the thing says to file it as meh to shit. The Wall ain't the Wall. And they took Deadshot's mustache. The last one is unforgivable.

    Count me out.

    All the characters have lost their distinctive trait and reduced to cliches, possibly because that makes them easier to write for a guy who doesn't read comics.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    i still need to know what purpose turning from a great white into a hammerhead served King Shark

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I would like to know what difference that makes vice versa

    it is purely cosmetic and silly to get mad about unless you have a particular grudge against hammerheads

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    oh my god blank will you let me have my fun

    jesus christ

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Hammerheads are pretty goofy looking, and they're not traditionally represented as man-eaters.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Great whites are also the more commonly used sharks in media for identification.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Scalloped_Hammerhead_Shark.jpg

    C'mon look at this guy.

    And granted the character himself has huge jaws rather than the meager frown of a hammerhead, but that just make him look like a great white with outstretched eyes, and that suggests a caricature of the original character more than anything else.

    Maybe the hammerhead look would work if King Shark was portrayed differently, perhaps with a greater emphasis on how alien and inscrutable an animal's psyche would be compared to a human's. So far he just seems to be a bloodthirsty maniac, though, and that requires a look that conveys a ferocity you can't associate with hammerheads.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    yeah hadji you should really write an OP that's less subjective, especially for this kind of thing. if it's supposed to be purely informational... well.. nobody cares what you think.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Why does DC want me to be a moneyless hobo? I can't buy their New52 comics if I'm a moneyless hobo.

    So yeah, looks like I'll be adding Supergirl to the list of DCnU titles I'm getting.

    Edit: And lookin' through the December solicits, I think I'm really gonna enjoy New Guardians. Yeah, Larfleeze.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Rans wrote:
    yeah hadji you should really write an OP that's less subjective, especially for this kind of thing. if it's supposed to be purely informational... well.. nobody cares what you think.

    I was trying to be as objective as I could. Beyond the few people here, every single review I have read for Suicide Squad has said it's the worst book of the relaunch so far. And the discussion on it in the last thread wasn't terribly positive either.

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    mrmrmrmr nameless protagonist Registered User regular
    I think Suicide Squad was good enough that I'll follow through with the first arc to see how I really like it. Also, I don't hate what they did to the Wall because of the whole judging a character based on the one panel they appear in is pretty silly.

    I think Red Lanterns will be fun, while Green Lantern seemed totally par for the course of Johns' run, so I'm cool with it. I'm excited to keep reading Frankenstein while Demon Knights, while cool, could have done with a little more "get to know these dudes" before they toss them against a horde of baddies. I want to like Detective Comics, and I'll finish the arc I think, but the art is hit or miss with me.

    Overall it hasn't really wowed me, but I'm for sure gonna be getting a few of these regularly.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Well if Demon Knights is anything like the RPG/Fantasy roots Cornell cites as its inspiration, you will learn a lot about the characters while they are fighting.

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    Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    USA Today wrote:
    The creators also wanted Supergirl to look appropriate to a teenage reader. There's a reason behind her new tights, which is teased in the first issue, and gone are older versions of the character wearing midriff-baring tops and short skirts.

    This kinda stands out to me seeing what her new suit looks like in the preview. It's like she ran out of her house and realized she only put a shirt on so she used that S-shield trick from Superman II to cover herself up below the waist.

    On this, our thoughts are one Owenashi.

    Let us celebrate super-cellophane bikini bottoms Supergirl.

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    A news post on Bleeding Cool reminded me of one of the old DC teasers:

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    Did any of this ever pan out? It's from 2008. I recognise a few Final Crisis lines, but that's it.

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