Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Verbal Mosh's Top Five DCnU 52

Nightwing #1 
by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Burrows

Nightwing is back to his own costume, no longer playing dress-up in his "daddy's" cape and cowl. You, essentially, have the differences between him and Bruce spelled out for you as you see Dick's costume on the floor, overall sloppiness and carefree attitude. Well, not carefree but there's something very positive about his outlook. There's a nice nod to his roots as he hits up the circus he once performed in. You know that the character has developed while staying true to who he is.  

I'm not a personal fan of all that crotch-ity goodness that was on the cover but the interior artwork was decent.

Green Lantern #1 
by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke

The artwork was lovely. I thoroughly enjoy seeing what is happening with Sinestro's character and the short-comings of Hal Jordan. Hal always seemed like a very cocky guy to me and it's great to see him "brought down to Earth." ;)

The Flash #1 
by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

This was such a good book. I expected nothing less from Francis Manapul. A big theme between a lot of the re-launched books is not so much the characters are different but the relationships they have with the other characters have drastically altered. There's a bit of a love triangle going on with Iris, Patty and Wally. I loved the  shifts in colors and design as the story touched the present and bits of flashback from the past. I'm just a sucker for watercolors.

Wonder Woman #1 
by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Wonder Woman turned out to be such a pleasant surprise. I had some reservations upon seeing the promo ads. Not that the art looked bad, on the contrary, but Diana already had a bit of a "rebirth" already as she rediscovered her identity and I wasn't sure what the creative team would do to change things up. Diana is the beautiful, strong female she should be. 'Nuff said.


Animal Man #1 
by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman 

Jeff Lemire is awesome. He has a wonderful way of writing family dynamics and making each character feel important. Animal Man feels like a very complex character which makes people invested in his story because we can relate, despite his "super-powers". The book is colorful with a touch of gruesome which makes it a very enjoyable read.

Those are our top five books. If you want to know more about these comics, be sure to stop by your own local comic book store and pick them up. 


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