DC New 52 – One Year Later

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So, it’s been a year since DC Comics rolled the dice and rebooted their entire universe.  Now no matter what your opinion of the move, you can not argue with the results, from a business stand point.  DC sales are up. But after a year, what does DC have to show for itself?  What has worked?  What hasn’t?  What  books rocked, what books didn’t quite measure up? What were the surprise hits?  and where did DC just blow it? Let’s go back, shall we?  to the first week of September 2011, DC had just ended their latest Geoff Johns penned … Continue reading

The New 52 – The Final Rundown – Week 4 of the New 52

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The final week of DC’s relaunch number 1’s Sorry for the delay, It was a busy week last week.  It was my birthday, and the finally of Doctor Who needed watching, plus playoff Baseball and College Football, I was  pretty busy. So now all of the DC New 52 series are out.  We do still have a JSA book coming (YES) and the Shade 12 issue maxi-series too (YES!). Also there are miniseries featuring the Huntress and the Ray on the way. But what did I think about the 4th week of DC’s relaunch? It was by far the best … Continue reading

The New 52 – Running Down Week THREE of the DC Relaunch


OK, you know the drill by now. Each week DC has 13 books.  Here’s where I go through them and tell you what I think. If you are keeping score it breaks down like this ON MY PULL LIST: 14 INTERESTED IN ISSUE TWO : 5 ON THE FENCE: 2 NOT LIKELY TO CONTINUE 5 You’ll notice I am including Justice League in this batch.   Yes, it came out on August 31st, but it’s designated a “3rd week” book, so issue two will not come out until October 19th, with the rest of the books listed below. This week was … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week 3/16/11

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BRIGHTEST DAY #22 Story: Geoff Johns and Peter J.Tomasi Art: Scott Clark, Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Cover: Gary Franks & Nathan Eyring Alternate Cover: Ivan Reis & Rod Reis Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic Six months ago, after the dust had cleared and the dead had risen in Blackest Night #8. I had high hopes for DC and Geoff Johns follow up book, Brightest Day. Six months later, and I feel like I did after every Pierce Brosnan James Bond movie. Not bad, entertaining, but hey, it’s not Sean Connery. So has it been for me with Brightest Day. … Continue reading

The Exile’s Pull list 10/28/09

If you missed it – don’t forget to check out my featured Book of the Week – Detective Comics #858 Batman #692 DC Story: Tony Daniels Art: Tony Daniels This was a hair’s breadth from being the BOTW. I am certainly no Judd Winick basher, and his run so far (I believe he is coming back to this book, in a rotating creator capacity) was a good start to the Dick Grayson tenure in the cowl. But Tony jumps out of the gate hot! This is the way I like my Batman. – Grade A Blackest Night: #4 DC Story: … Continue reading