Just in case you haven’t read enough about the new DC titles lately.

§ September 5th, 2011 § Filed under question time, sick day § 79 Comments

So I was planning on responding to a couple of lengthy comments recently left on this here site regarding DC Comics and its current launchalanche, but neither 1) time nor 2) health are cooperating with me. I’ll get to them soon, I promise.

In the meantime, since I didn’t really have anything else planned for today…let me ask you: what’s the one new DC book you’re looking forward to the most? Just tell me ONE…don’t be wishy-washy and leave me a list of, like, your fourteen favorites. Pick one and stick to it, pals! …I think you can probably guess mine.

And I know Justice League already came out. You can say you’re looking forward most to #2, if you’d like. Or you can even pick Hawk and Dove. Either case, I won’t make fun of you. Promise. And you don’t need to pop in and declare “I’m not buying ANY of them because I hates DC forever” because that’s not what I’m asking for. I mean, c’mon, don’t be That Guy.

Anyway, I’ll probably do a tally of them for…Wednesday’s post, let’s say, and see what you folks are most interested in. Assuming I get enough response to tally, of course.

79 Responses to “Just in case you haven’t read enough about the new DC titles lately.”

  • David G says:

    Legion of superheroes.

  • If I were able to access them, I’d probably get that one with Frankenstein in it. (I really don’t know what’s for sale without searching.)

  • Nik says:

    Hm, I’d have to say a tie between Action Comics by Grant Morrison and Animal Man. I *am* pretty excited to see Animal Man back in a regular title again though so I guess I’d go with that one.

  • JD says:

    Stormwatch. I trust Paul Cornell on this one.

  • Positronic Brain says:

    I’m the one guy who pre-ordered Hawk & Dove. I’ve been in love with the characters since the Kessels’ miniseries back in the 90s. After Armageddon 2001 and Jsutice Society and Brightest Day, I don’t think they can do worse to the characters after the reboot, so I’ll check them out. I expect Liefeld’s art to drive me out of the book in six numbers or so, though… :(

  • Kurt Onstad says:

    Resurrection Man. The original run was so good, and look forward to more.

  • Steve says:

    It was a tough one to call, between Action Comics #1 and Swamp Thing #1.

    I think I have to go with Action Comics. Love Grant Morrison, and I’ve thought for awhile it might be fun to return Superman back to the roots of the character, similar to Joe Casey’s (Joe Kelly?)run on Adventures of Superman.

  • philfromgermany says:

    Suicide Squad, I’ll cheer it along it’s course of plummeting sales ’til they change the writer to John Ostrander and then it will be the best book on the stands!

  • Paul says:

    I guess it would be Action #1, because my very first comic was Action #300, back in ’63. The new DC has gotten me interested in buying comics again, for the first time in quite a few years, and I’m sure I will get all nostalgic for my childhood, when I open up the new Action.

    Of course, I’m looking forward to Swamp Thing too (and a few others).

  • Erik says:

    Frankenstein, without a doubt

  • Nate says:

    Action Comics, hands down.

    I cannot wait for the Superman that came out of the Great Depression returning to his damn-the-man roots in the Great Recession.

  • Bill says:

    Batwoman, for the art.

  • Dan says:

    Batwoman. We’ve been waiting how long for this one?

  • TeamSmithy says:

    Batwoman, but I was going to buy that when it came out anyway.

  • That Guy says:

    I’m not buying ANY of them because I hates DC forever

  • Dwayne the Canoe Guy says:

    He said DON’ T be… Oh, you cant help it. Me? I’m waiting for All- Star Western. Jonah Hex in Old Gotham? It’ll be better than McCloud!

  • Steely Dan says:

    Batwoman (but only the story lines that J.H. Williams draws).

  • Stormwatch for me, because I’m getting a Captain Britain vibe.

    But really, my anticipation level for any of these new titles registers about four on a ten scale. I’m not counting Batwoman because it’s been solicited for about 20 years now, right?

  • Green Lantern with Sinestro as the lead. I don’t think it will be long term, but a fun way to shake up the status quo.

  • Dav-El says:

    Batgirl….I’m one of the legion of “Barbara’s a better character as Oracle while serving as a role model for the disabled” people but 1) Gail Simone is writing and I trust Gail and 2) I am really really curious as to how the transition from disabled Oracle to roof top swinging Batgirl is going to be handled. The art looks good too.

  • H says:

    Aquaman. Because I am Charlie Brown to DC’s Lucy.

  • Bryan Irrera says:

    If I could only pick 1, I’d have to go with Batgirl #1. The opposite end of the spectrum, the one that I most anticipate hating: the 1990s Image styled Teen Titans #1

  • fl000b says:

    The new Wonder Woman has me intrigued for some reason, probably the Chiang art. That and Morrison’s Superman tho I think the nuDC has moved me into trade waiting. Also if I can kick a man when he’s down – Justice League #1 – what an epic fail in almost every aspect. Has Jim Lee ever seen a football game?

  • De says:

    Justice League International. While Dan Jurgens doesn’t have a great track record on team books, he does handle Booster Gold very well. Also, I can pretty much be guaranteed no Geoff Johns-esque gratuitous violence.

  • ostrakos says:

    Hawk & Dove. Seriously. I have a soft spot for those characters, and I also have faith that Liefeld is not going to last long on the art. I also have faith that the series itself is just not going to last long.

  • Justice League Dark.

    All the mystical heroes all rolled up in one paper sammich!

  • CalvinPitt says:

    Resurrection Man, I suppose. I haven’t loved what I’ve read of the first go-round, but I trust Abnett and Lanning enough to give it a chance.

  • esteban138 says:

    I thought it would be Action Comics, but honestly… Animal Man. I never thought I’d be interested in a post-Morrison take on the character, but…
    I guess it’s time.

  • MrJM says:

    Legion of Super-Heroes.

    As goes the Legion, so goes D.C.

    — MrJM

  • Bully says:

    Action Comics #1.

  • Rob S. says:

    Demon Knights. Just for something we haven’t seen before — or haven’t seen since Arion, I suppose. Been looking forward to it since it was announced.

  • Matthew E says:

    The one? The one. Well, let’s see. There’s LSH, which I was always going to be getting no matter what, but which is also going to be pretty much the same as the series we just had. There’s Legion Lost, which looks like a Legion comic except for all the stuff that makes a comic Legiony. There’s Blue Beetle, which I’d be looking forward to a lot more if it wasn’t that it was being written by Tony Bedard instead of John Rogers. Bedard’s fine and all, but… Then there’s Action, and maybe Justice League once it gets going, and JLI, and maybe Resurrection Man and Batgirl and Static and Mr. Terrific…

    I guess I’ll go with Legion Lost. Let’s see what Nicieza can do with these characters.

  • David Thiel says:

    Action, but given that I’m only picking up it and Batgirl, it’s not much of a contest. (Originally I was only going to get Action, but I figured that that for all the bitching I’ve done about the crippling of Barbara Gordon, the least I could do was buy her book.)

    I’m glad to see DC getting a lot of buzz, but the actual effect that it’s going to have on my comics buying is minimal. I’ve gone from one book (Zatanna) to two. I mean, really, 52 titles and still no room for the Marvel Family?

    To me, it’s telling that I’d be more likely to buy the titles featured in the DC Fifty-Too art project.

  • Andres says:

    I’m going to say Wonder Woman since Batwoman seems to look a lot like the pre-reboot version. Oh, and R.E.B.E.L.S. co-starring Power Girl.

  • Jim Kosmicki says:

    Wonder Woman for the win

  • Bill Reed says:

    Stormwatch. I’m not sure why; some combination of Cornell, nifty art, Martian Manhunter, and moon-fighting. I was never into Wildstorm; the only Authority I’ve read are those two issues of Morrison’s run that managed to come out.

  • robcat says:

    I wanna say Legion, but that’s a gimme. It’s like saying “Are you more excited about breathing tomorrow or winning the lottery?” or “Mike, you gonna buy Swamp Thing?”

    I wanna say Birds of Prey. Simone did such great things, but… no one has convinced me this book will be better or that it needed to be rebooted.

    So if that’s the criteria- “which book needs to be rebooted?” or “Which book will be better and I will buy it not because I love the characters but because it looks awesome?” and “which book has a writer that said, ‘Reboot, eh? Ok- watch THIS!” then I have to go with… ACTION.

    By the way, I feel very little pity (ok some, but very little) for the people who are complaining that DC is rebooting their favorite characters. Legion fans have been going through this for years… But just wait. It’s not the reboot that is going to mess up continuity. It’s the fact that they did not really start over. Did Power Girl’s history teach us nothing? The ONLY way to make this work is to throw out ALL the coninuity and blank slate it. It’s not the Morrisons I am worried about. It’s the guy after Morrison.

    Just wait until they “Threeboot” it in a couple years.

    But I digress… For the record I meant to say ACTION COMICS.

  • Dan Wars says:

    all star western!

  • Eric L says:

    ANIMAL MAN I suppose.I know ACTION and BATWOMAN will be fantastic so I’m looking forward to them, but they aren’t as new and exciting as Jeff Lemire doing what seems to be an interesting Animal Man book.

  • Steve Cameron says:

    Wonder Woman.

    Cliff Chiang with Brian Azz on script sounds like it could be really good and I always like to read that rarest of comics, a good Wonder Woman story. It’s a bit of a gamble (will Chiang last more than six issues? or Azz for that matter?), but I’ll have Action and Batwoman to wipe my tears with if it doesn’t deliver.

  • "O" the Humanatee! says:

    Swamp Thing. Snyder’s been doing such a smart job on Detective that I trust him to do good stuff with Swampy, even if I don’t yet understand the premise. Plus, he writes scary, suspenseful stuff (so much so, in fact, that I actually haven’t read the past three issues of Detective, because I’m afraid to find out what happens).

    I’m certainly curious to know what Morrison’s going to do with Action, but I’m sufficiently diffident on Morrison that I’m not assured he’ll knock it out of the park. Also curious about several of the “dark” titles, based on characters and creators.

  • Shelly says:

    Easy question to answer, for once, because there is only one DCnU comic I’m looking forward to, one that I’ve been looking forward to since before the DCnU launch announcement: Batwoman.

  • Bill D. says:

    Mr. Terrific. I’ve always thought he was a great character with an clever power/ability set (and I appreciate that his biggest strength is that he’s really, really, really smart), and he had loads of potential, but it was hard to get that across a lot of the time due to the huge cast of JSA. It’ll be nice to see what he can do completely on his own.

  • Robert in New Orleans says:

    I’m voting Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo.

    I will be buying Action by Morrison. That might have been my #1 pick, but I’ve been reading his new book (which I got from my library) and it’s such a meandering structural mess, that it’s dampened my enthusiasm a tad. I’m sure the comic will be lots better than the book, though.

  • Brad says:

    If I could only buy one book, it’d be Legion (because I’m THAT guy), but I can’t honestly say I’m “looking forward” to the third continuity reset in a hair over six years. So let’s go with “Legion Lost” since it has the potential to be a little different, NIcieza has a lot of love for the Legion – and i liked the Zero-Hour Legion “trapped in the present day” stories that were (I think) kind of the idea behind the title.

  • Isaac P. says:

    Demon Knights. I like Cornell and I think the setting will provide plenty of freedom for him to take the story wherever he wants

  • Michael says:

    Blue Beetle…I was really enjoying the newest version and wished the series had gone longer. Unfortunately, some of the ones I’m most looking forward to are characters that have either had their last series not last very long (Firestorm & Blue Beetle) or people seem to be assuming will not last long (Mr. Terrific) Anyways, these characters all seem intriguing to me. Also looking forward to Animal Man. I’m hoping these series turn out well, and if the stories are good, I’ll be sticking with them

  • Laplace Zombie says:

    Batwoman. Batwoman all the way.

  • Maxy Barnard says:

    Man, do you know how hard it is not to be wishy-washy when you’re as easily pleased as I am?!

    Anyway, after much deliberation I gotta say Static Shock. I recently fell deeply in love with the Dakotaverse (mostly Hardware and Icon, but it’s all good. Really. It’s all AMAZING.), and if that simple bias weren’t enough, John Rozum co-writing following his nigh-perfect and far too short run on Xombi is so much of a treat that anyone not desperately wanting the series is surely missing out.

    That and Hardware at least cameos in the first issue, which is all i need

  • F. Dawson says:

    Batwoman innit.

  • philip says:

    Frankenstein. Because Jeff Lemire is the business.

  • Andrew says:

    Justice League Dark. I can’t wait to see what outrageous contortion of plot forces John Constantine into a supergroup dynamic.

  • Boosterrific says:

    My name is Boosterrific. I’m looking forward to JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, ‘natch.

  • Casie says:

    Batwoman for J.H. Williams and Swamp Thing for Swamp Thing.

  • sterg says:

    Frankenstein, because I liked the Flashpoint mini, and I think it is the one book in the reboot that just may be flat out fun to read. Batgirl has potential, too, but I am going with ol’ bolt-neck.

  • googum says:

    Demon Knights. (Although I hadda look up the title, rather than say “that one with Paul Cornell and the Demon, whatever it is.”)

  • Stewman says:

    Wonder Woman, mainly for Chiangs art. Still wish they’d left the pants on her and not pandered to message board nerds.

  • SKFK says:

    No one mentioned it so far, so I’m going to go with I, VAMPIRE. Joshua Hale Fialkov has been knocking it out of the park since ELK’S RUN, and I look forward to find out what he brings to a monthly corporate title.

  • Morrison’s Action Comics, hands down.

  • Allan says:

    My favorite writer bringing back a character I always resented Alan Moore for taking away from me? Give me BATGIRL and give it to me quick.

  • Lou says:

    Action Comics!

  • Marc Burkhardt says:

    Action Comics.

  • Dawgwindu says:

    Frankenstein is by far my most anticipated, and my sleeper pick is All-Star Western…don’t say I didn’t warn ya’ when you can’t find it!

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    Looks like I’m late to this party… Anyway, I have to say I’m most interested in seeing how JLA Dark pans out. I’m keeping my hopes in check but am very intrigued.

    A close second is Frankenstein.

  • g23 says:

    JLA Dark for me too. In fact, it may be the only #1 I purchase from the launchalanche…

  • Jo says:

    Nightwing. Because it’s about time that Dick got back to being who he really is instead of trying to live up to Bruce’s mantle. (And hanging around friggin’ spawn of Talia too much!)

  • Patrick C says:

    Demon Knights

  • Mikey Wayne says:

    Lemire’s Animal Man

  • Linnen says:

    Swamp Thing – not to kiss up to you but because Snyder is awesome!

  • DanielT says:

    Action Comics.

  • Steven says:

    All-Star Western.

  • LaRue says:

    Action, easy. I can’t not be excited for more Morrison Superman.

  • Steven E. McDonald says:

    Late arriving train here, but the one I’m looking forward to seeing is Resurrection Man as I’m curious as to whether they can reboot ol’ Mitch in a way that’s as interesting as the original.

  • Kevin Parks says:

    OMAC -gotta get my Kirby on (hope it’s good)