I almost called this Comics Worth Reading but settled on the simplistic “Good Comics”. Either way, it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Here’s the books from DC Comics that I’ve been enjoying and reading lately… That is when I actually set aside time to do it! I’ve got tons more titles just sitting here because these books take precedence!
Batgirl – Really fun book, I haven’t followed Batgirl at all besides whenever she’s popped up in other DCU books but this is good stuff about learning to be a hero. It’s nice to see it from a girl’s perspective as well and I like the relationship set up between Stephanie (the new Batgirl) & Barbara (the original Batgirl). The costume is a definite improvement over the Cassie version, but I still wanna see those original gray & blue duds!
Batman – Most of the Batbooks have been pretty good since Bruce’s “death” and the “Batman Reborn” launch and this is the best of the bunch, IMO. I feel I should also point out Red Robin and Gotham City Sirens are decent, Batman and Robin SUCKS and I have zero interest in a Detective Comics starring Batwoman. I was pretty disappointed to see Judd Winick with Benes/Bagley have such a short-lived run (Judd is one of my favorite Bat-writers of recent years), but Tony Daniel did a great job with Batman: Battle for the Cowl and so far so good.
Adventure Comics – Superboy is one of my favorite DC characters. Geoff Johns is one of my favorite writers. ‘Nuff said! I just hope the series has legs and Johns doesn’t ditch the book like he did with Booster Gold. Speaking of which…
Booster Gold – Dan Jurgens is a favorite of mine from way back in the early ’90s and his pencils and Norm Rapmund’s inks make for one of comics’ best art teams. Booster is another DC fave of mine, so I’m with this book for the long haul, though I fear the haul doesn’t have much longer to go! The book continues to drop on the charts. Despite having Booster run through the rich history of DC Comics every month coming across all kinds of characters, the book feels pretty isolated. Perhaps it needs closer ties to the current DCU to stay afloat?
The Flash: Rebirth – I’m against bringing Barry Allen back as the Flash. DC made a big move with killing the character and has taken a major step back creatively by placing Allen back in the role of the “main” Flash. Wally West, a character that has flourished since the 1990s, has been relegated to a supporting character role. So despite what Allen’s return has undone, with Geoff Johns at the helm, he’s turning in an entertaining title (even if all this Speed Force and cosmic treadmill talk gives me a headache). I’m not feeling Ethan Van Sciver’s work on this book though.
Justice Society of America – I’ll admit the title has been lackluster lately. The “death” of Mister Terrific felt rushed and glossed over by members of his own team and many of them just seem to be acting out of character. JSA is one of my favorite books of all time and Justice Society of America hasn’t fully lived up to the quality of its predecessor. Hopefully this book can be put on a good path soon.
Blackest Night – I was extremely skeptical when the Blackest Night Green Lantern event became a DCU-wide event. I guess DiDio just isn’t a man of his word. Begrudgingly, I have to admit most of the Blackest Night tie-ins that I’ve read have been pretty good especially Blackest Night: Batman but does anyone else get the impression that the main stuff is still going on in Green Lantern? Not sure if that was intended, but it seems like the Blackest Night mini itself is taking a backseat to the title it spun off from. How ’bout that !?