Now that the DC52 have all been released and I’ve had a chance to read all of the #1s, I’ve come to the conclusion that not all of these have staying power. I am in no way an expert on comics; I just happen to work in a comic shop and read them regularly. These are in no particular order and by all means, leave your opinions in the comments :) These are also purely based off of my first impression after reading them through once.
Hawk and Dove – I reviewed this in one of my comic review YouTube videos while helping out Crabby in September, and it was pretty lackluster. The art and story were both pretty disappointing and I didn’t even spare the second issue a glance when it was released today.
I, Vampire – This is another that I covered in a YouTube video and this one was very angsty. Definitely seemed geared to either someone much more girly than I am or perhaps someone in their teens. I am unsure if I’ll read the second issue. Art was great but the story just wasn’t pulling me in.
Batwing – Every time I touch this comic I think of the scene in Waiting when the cook demonstrates how to stretch ball skin out so it looks like a bat wing. That certainly doesn’t help a boring story line. Perhaps my opinion would be different had I liked the Batman, Inc series.
Captain Atom – If I want my comic drawn in color pencil, I’d create my own. This story I actually enjoyed a little bit but the horrendous art took away from it. I say horrendous in the nicest way possible. I’m sure Williams is a great artist but I’d rather see something beautiful than something I could have created.
Red Lanterns – I enjoy Atrocitus as much as the next girl and while right this second I think the story line is okay, I don’t know if it has staying power. I hope it sticks around but I’m not sure if a different colored lantern is pulling in enough readers to continue for long.
Batman: The Dark Knight – This is the least exciting of the Bat Family titles (Batwing aside) and you know, when you follow on the heels of Detective Comics, Batman and Robin, Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Batwoman….yeah, I don’t think there’s room for you. It is drawn beautifully but with a less than stellar first issue, it doesn’t look good.