Comics Eye: My Favorites from the DC's New 52

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of Comics Eye right here on Hubpages. This edition's focus is on my favorites thus far from DC Comics "New 52" agenda. While many of you were pretty happy with the idea of DC rebooting their previous universe and giving us this one...I was not thrilled what so ever. While many of the main DC powerhouses suffered from this (dare I say) tragic decision on the part of the powers that be over at DC, I think that the worst casualty was the life of one Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

These two people were actually Married, and DC decided to just break them apart for the sake of giving newer readers a chance to read all new story lines...while us die hard fans of the couple got left in the lurch.It got to the point where I couldn't read the new titles Action Comics and Superman.

And on that note, there are actually very few of the new DC titles that I can actually stomach, so I'll share those with you here and also explain why I can still read these titles.

First up...

Detective Comics

The adventures of the Bat in this comic is better than what I'm reading at the moment in the new Batman comic. I've enjoyed reading the story of the Dollmaker, and I've especially enjoyed the little twists of madness that have accompanied this plot. Most shocking moment in this series thus far...the splash page of the face a stitched together James Gordon.

Batman:The Dark Knight

The old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" was certainly adhered to with this title. The talents of writer Paul Jenkins and artist David Finch have been a solid foundation for this comic. This is a comic that thank god DC didn't mess with when they revamped the DCU (which just makes me want to scream all over again in regard to Superman) and left this team and the concept of the comic as it was before the changes.The plot of the first few issues focuses on a toxin that's altering the bodies of some of Gotham's worst criminals and making things interesting for the Dark Knight...and I'm very curious about the "White Rabbit," and her role in future story lines. Just what Bruce needs...another deadly femme fatale to deal with...and sooner or later...Bane.

Justice League

What more can I say about this book than it's just the best that DC is putting out at the moment. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee are just giving fans of this book more than they could ever want. This is the only comic where I have no problem seeing these icons of the DCU appear younger, wear newer costumes (or should that be uniforms) and learn how to work together as a cohesive team, and since the main protagonist for this first series arc is the baddest DC villain ever in the guise of Darkseid...they don't have a lot of time to learn.

Most humorous moment so far...Green Lantern actually telling the truth as he tries to do something heroic...because he touched Wonder Woman's "Lasso." Most shocking moment was the appearance of Darkseid at the end of issues four and it looks like he's still around till the end of issue six!

Swamp Thing

Although things were already beginning to change for the Earth Elemental, the Swamp Thing back near the end of Brightest Day, these changes would finally bring a charecter back intot he fold of the DCU who I thought would never return, and for good reason...that character was the formerly deceased Alec Holland, who I think just about everyone thought was actually Swamp Thing...and appearance many of us were wrong.

The story in this new comic is about Alec and his connection to the Green, and his reluctance to die in order to become the Swamp Thing all over again. Writer Scott Snyder and with art being provided for us by Yanick Paquette and Victor Ibanez are weaving one hell of a horrifying tale for us thus far, and I like that Snyder pays homage to what's come before, as he ties in things that occurred down the line of this character's history.

At the moment there's just enough gore and the usual twists that you'd come to expect from one of the DCU's best adult titles. Add the reappearance of Abigail Arcane returns to the DCU and into the life of Swamp Thing...but she's got a brother and he's nothing but trouble...and I can't just point to one scary moment so far...hell their all scary!

Well that's the titles that I most enjoy reading at the moment in the revamped DCU, but it's a shame about so many of the others though. Especially Action Comics and Superman and the other two titles associated with this iconic character, namely Superboy and Supergirl, two other titles that I have no use for and probably never will read ever, and another title that I was disappointed with after it's first issue was the Savage Hawkman...I just couldn't handle the art, and I just couldn't accept the plot right from that first issue.

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heatblast92 4 years ago from Malaysia

Never got past the first issue of Firestorm. The rest are okay, especially Swamp Thing, Animal Man and the Batman comics. Frankenstein was worth the read too, though its art was a bit of an eyesore.


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animekid 4 years ago from Upstate NY Author

Hello there heatblast92.

Thanks for the comment. I actually left out one comic that I enjoy reading, Batwoman. As far as art is concerned and comics, well I really cannot stand reading a comic that's artwork is below par. Comics are a visual medium and while a good plot is essential to any story, without the visuals to back that story up I may as well be reading a paperback novel.


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rabbit75 4 years ago

Great list here. Comics are very much a visual medium and as a kid, I'd buy purely from the cover art alone, until I found characters and stories that I really loved and collected. Geoff Johns is an amazing comic writer and did a wonderful job on Green Lantern: Rebirth.


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animekid 4 years ago from Upstate NY Author

Hi Rabbit75.

Thanks for leaving a comment for this hub. As to the work that Johns did on Green Lantern:Rebirth, that story was the reason I began to follow Hal and his adventures again.

Unfortunately, this title was another of those that I decided I could not continue reading after DC's revamp.Some better artwork may have nudged me into making that initial purchase, but otherwise I just couldn't do it.


AaronHubb89 4 years ago

Batman

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Justice League

Action Comics

These are my favorites, but I only collect Batman for money reasons lol


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animekid 4 years ago from Upstate NY Author

Hi AaronHubb89

Totally understand the "money" issue. I remember when comics just cost a quarter. I guess I really just dated myself as far as age but it's all good. Nice list of comics from the new 52.

I have to be honest and say that over the past few months I've stopped buying comics altogether due to money unfortunately. I'm just having a hard time justifying that expenditure when there is nothing added as far as value to the purchase. For almost 4 dollars I'd like something as far as enhanced covers and better quality paper stock at the very least.


AaronHubb89 4 years ago

@animekid

yeah I understand you there, I usually only go and get them right after I get paid, that way it doesn't look as bad on the bank account lol...amazing how 4 dollars can ruin your budget.

For what it's worth though, I've started reviewing comics on hubpages, I only have two reviews up right now, the first is Red Hood and the other is Batman. You should check them out.


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animekid 4 years ago from Upstate NY Author

Okay, I'll check them later and leave a comment on each. :)

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