The DC Rebirth One
Important week for DC as they switch gears from the New 52 to Rebirth. Marvel keep doing their thing and depending on how Rebirth goes might plan something in the near future I am sure. Will Civil War II be enough to stop DC from getting more share? Are people ready for another DC revamp?
In the meantime, there's nothing particularly exciting going on in the land of indie comics …
End of the New 52
The poll consisted of the four most obvious choices and Batgirl #52 for comparison's sake.
|Batgirl #52 (2%)
One of the best liked titles since the in-continuity (probably should stop using this word when it comes to DC) revamp a couple of years ago, it seems people are ready to bury Burnside by now. It will be interesting to see what the new Batgirl book feels like, as this was pretty unique when it was handed to Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr.
|Superman #52 (5%)
The resolution to the multiple Supermen storyline that ended up not giving us a glimpse of Kenan Kong (as far as we know). People seemed to have dropped this in the last couple of weeks, but there's still *MINOR SPOILERS AT THIS POINT* the death of New 52 Superman within these pages … which will be as final as any other comic death, I guess.
|Justice League #50 (24%)
The end of the Darkseid War and a couple of revelations as you already know if you read Trey's article on Monday. As much as an ending, it's a lot of setup for the near future.
|Superman: Lois And Clark #8 (28%)
So this could have a smallish print run (less than 20k) and it's already sold out in a lot of online stores. There's not much in here that would appear in the label of a graded book, other than Jonathan Kent developing his powers.
|DC Universe Rebirth (41%)
Time for the one-shot that summarizes the DC Universe as it is right now and sets up the course for the next couple of years (months?). Characters come back, some others are introduced and hints are given on what's really going on. “We're being watched” … Ham-fisted as Geoff Johns can get when he goes meta, I think he's really good at setups. For this one, your mileage may vary. I personally think that no good can come out of bringing a watered down version of Watchmen into the DC Universe. They were a set of characters with a specific story and universe in mind, and they don't make any sense in the DCU. On top of this, if Johns is taking over the movie business, how long before he has to drop comics altogether? Rant over … Wally's back, that's good news to me!
Meanwhile, at Marvel …
|Deadpool #12 (12%)
No idea why Deadpool #6 sold that well, but here's its sequel. If you are going to get this, I hope you got Spider-Man / Deadpool #5 too, because it's way better than this.
|Mockingbird #3 Elizabeth Torque Variant (12%)
Really cool cover from an artist I was not very familiar with, but a quick look at her tumblr quickly made me add her to my list. Covers on this series have been stellar.
|Nighthawk #1 Rafael Albuquerque Variant (15%)
Angry(er) Batman is back and it looks awesome! I am really glad they have gone for a great artist that's not really a classic superhero guy. Hopefully it will get this some attention!
|Captain America #1 75th Anniversary Variant (24%)
Steve Rogers is back as Captain America and even though it looks like everything feels classic again, you know Nick Spencer wants to keep you guessing. To tie it all together, this variant comes with a nice Hitler punch in the cover.
|Spider-Man / Deadpool #1 5th Printing (38%)
I can't help but feel happy about a great series getting some much deserved attention. It's not like the series started small, according to comichron.com. The 1st printing was around 133,813, the 2nd 6,308, the 3rd 10,295 and the 4th 6,439 (assuming the sales numbers for each month represent a different printing, but I guess 2nd to 4th might be a bit more mixed up). In any case, sales of over 160K for #1 while #4 sold less than 65K, so expect more printings of the other issues too. I am hoping the sales numbers keep going up and this keeps going on forever. Kelly and McGuinness will not be stopped!!!!
That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!