We have to wait one more week for The Savage Hawkman #1, which means once more than yours truly will be running through the New 52 titles for this week!
Batman #1 -- Scott Snyder is handling the writing chores on this book, and thanks to the Batman Minimum Appreciation Index, I have a mild interest in checking this out. Mildly Interested.
Birds of Prey #1 -- Katana has had some bad costumes in her day, but this one takes the cake. Pass.
Blue Beetle #1 -- Jaime is a good character but this is not my scene. Pass.
Catpain Atom #1 -- Eh. Not feeling it. Pass.
Catwoman #1 -- I am glad to see Selina have her own title in the New 52. But that doesn't mean I am buying it. Pass.
DC Universe Presents #1 -- I like anthologies, and I like secondary characters, and I dug Boston Brand in both Wednesday Comics (remember that?) and Brightest Day, so this one has my attention. Want to Read.
Green Lantern Corps #1 -- Like the other GL titles, I was not reading these titles beforehand so I have little interest in reading them now. Pass.
Legion of Superheroes #1 -- Not doing anything for me. Pass.
Nightwing #1 -- Isn't this something of a backwards move for Dick Grayson? I am sure his fans don't mind too much though. Especially his fans of the, ahem, female persuasion. Pass.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 -- The most irritating of all the New 52 to me, because this is the title which is replacing Outsiders. Right down to the format of the title, this is the book which is taking the place of a title which I liked a LOT before this reboot. And to make things worse, it's got a cast of characters I do not want to read. Pass.
Supergirl #1 -- I started to really like Supergirl while I was reading the "New Krypton" epic. This series apparently jettisons all of the stuff I liked. Pass.
Wonder Woman #1 -- I can't explain my attraction to Wonder Woman (oh not that type of "attraction" and you know it) but the chance to get in on the ground floor with her is very intriguing to me. And Cliff Chiang's artwork looks fantastic. Want to Read.
Still fairly slim but more books than last week, anyway!
Showcase Presents: All-Star Comics v.1 -- Reprinting All-Star Comics #58-74 and Adventure Comics #461-466, these Bronze Age stories feature the Earth-2 Justice Society of America, including Hawkman and Hawkgirl. The Hawks don't feature in every story but Carter does rate the cover. If you are interested in hearing about the Justice Society of America, I recommend the Tales of the JSA podcast from the Two True Freaks! network.
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