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BOOKS: DC Comics: The New 52

Sunday, October 16, 2011


There's nothing sexier than a man in a suit.

Wait, no, I lied. 

There's nothing sexier than a man in a bat suit.

Recently DC released "The New 52" -- They're starting them all at #1. That's probably the coolest part of this whole launch, as the fans, we'll have a chance to get the #1 issue.  It's a good feeling -- the one you get when you know (or think) that you'll be a part of something, a collection. 

So here are just a few of the ones that I've picked up:
  • Batwing #1
  • Batgirl #1 & #2
  • Batwoman #1 & #2
  • Batman #1
So far my favorite is BATWING -- an African Batman. The whole concept of "Batman Inc", which is an idea touched upon in BATWOMAN and BATWING, is a pretty cool one. Essentially, Batman is trying to set up a network of "batmen/women" -- A legion all on their own. Batman's already made appearances in both of these comics, so I'm excited to see if he continues to play a role in further into the story.

I'm really liking BATGIRL - although it is a bit slow. 

BATWOMAN is quite interesting as it incorporates an old Hispanic myth of "La Llorona." -- lots of untranslated Spanish in there makes me feel quite lucky to know what's going on.  I wonder if that was purposely done to reflect the "modern" direction these comics are taking in reflecting the growing numbers of Spanish speakers in the States. Furthermore, BATWOMAN incorporates the first main homosexual Batman storyline - loving the diversity in this one.

Of course BATMAN is undeniably my (fantasy) sweetheart so I had to snag his comic too -- Could anyone tell me if BATMAN: The Dark Knight is worth picking up? I'm really enjoying Nightwing, Robin, and Red Robin's appearances in BATMAN, which really brings it all together in a sort of "full circle." 

Interestingly enough I noticed that The Penguin has his own comic... I wonder if that's any good -- quite frankly I would rather read one about The Joker and Harley, but c'est la vie. 

I'm looking to get NIGHTWING and CATWOMAN (which was sold-out!). 

Would love to hear about any other recommendations! 

--Shanis


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