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November 6 2011

Teen Titans #1

Like all the other New 52 team-up books, this one focuses on assembling the team. Leading the team is Red Robin (formerly Robin #3), and he sets out to recruit other young people with superpowers, some of whom seem to be accidentally causing trouble (like Kid Flash).

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November 6 2011

Voodoo #1

What the hell is this? I honestly have no idea. Is she good or bad (or neither)? Is she even a she? Is this a pre-existing character?

This whole book takes place in a strip club, which gives the inkers an opportunity to show off their ability to draw curves. All joking aside, I really love the artwork in this. The line work is top notch, the imagery is very clean, and there’s some great use of gradients for depth.

There’s not much else I can say about this. The story so far is intriguing, and I’ll probably keep reading this series – at least, until I can figure out what’s going on. It’s not that it’s hard to follow, it’s just that it’s completely unexpected, and I don’t know where it’s going.

Verdict: I have no idea…

November 6 2011

Supergirl #1

I’ve never had any desire to read Supergirl comics. I just haven’t been interested. I’ve never even been all that interested in Superman comics either, nor Superboy.¬†Well, add yet another item to the list of pleasant surprises in the New 52, because I really enjoyed this book.

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November 4 2011

The Flash #1

Well, so much for the Flash’s expansive back-story. Seems that most of it has been cleared away and everything reset, except that Barry Allen is already The Flash. (There’s no re-telling of the splashed-with-chemicals-while-simultaneously-being-hit-by-lightning origin story here, thankfully.)

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November 3 2011

The Fury of Firestorm #1

Yet another superhero I know very little about. I know him from Blackest Night and Brightest Day, and it seems to be a pretty clever idea: two people fuse to become Firestorm, one temporarily becoming a disembodied mind that can only communicate with the other, and they have the power to transmute elements – though it’s dependent on them actually knowing how to do it. In other words, at least one of the two minds needs to be a scientific genius. So, awesome, a science-based hero.

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November 3 2011

The Savage Hawkman #1

It’s hard to say how much of this is “reboot”, and how much is a continuation. Hawkman certainly retains the broad strokes of his past – he’s still an archaeologist with a bird costume. But in this book, he’s fed up with being Hawkman and sets out to rid himself of his superhero alter-ego.

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November 3 2011

All-Star Western #1

I think a lot of people will overlook this book, which is unfortunate. I know it seems like a holdover from a bygone era, and it is. But DC has made it relevant again, with a very cool story with one of their most underappreciated characters: Jonah Hex.

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