Notes on the DC Relaunch

Justice League Dark #1

Ryan recently informed me that I am the only person that is looking forward to the DC New 52 Relaunch. I am honestly excited for it. I think some of their choices are very interesting. They seem to be looking to take the general DC Universe into traditionally Vertigo waters. I have been on a big magic and meta-physical kick recently. So seeing people like Grant Morrison staying on a monthly book, bringing in characters like Swamp Thing and forming the new Justice League Dark really have me excited. So here is just a couple notes I have on the DC relaunch.

Grant Morrison doing Action Comics- Super excited about this. I bought All-Star Superman from Comixcology during their killer Superman sale a month or two back. Only got around to reading it a couple weeks ago. I don’t think I ever really got Grant Morrison before. I then ended up watching Talking to Gods, the documentary about him, and have hooked on him ever since. Really excited to see what he does with Superman on a monthly comic with no real backstory holding him back.

Storm Watch – I really don’t know much about this title, but it seems like maybe a cross between Planetary and The Boys? It also has Martian Manhunter, so you have to at least give it a shot.

Mister Terrific – Always love the idea of the Mister Terrific character, and for being the third smartest person in the DC Universe he seemed criminally underused at any given time. Now he has his own comic. Here’s hoping there’s some Fair Play in the new 52.

Magic, Magic, and More Magic – I don’t think I say it enough, but I think Vertigo might be one of the greatest imprints of all time. Some of my favorite comics have been released under Vertigo. So seeing some Vertigo characters get folded into DCU and then multiple books setup perfectly to get super trippy? Yes sir, can I have another. Not sure if it will happen, but I would love to see Justice League Dark go balls out old school Doctor Strange. Better yet, once Grant Morrison is done with Action Comics, task him with freaking out all the squares on JLD. I just want crazy and bizarre shit.

Anything Green… – Odds are, if you put “Green” in the title of a DC comic and I will buy it. I will say one thing though, I hope that they work Alan Scott into the Green Lantern Corp how. I hate that it seems most of the JSA characters are going away, so if they’re not going to have a straight up Golden Era Green Lantern, at least bring him into the modern era.

So there’s just a little bit of nonsense about the relaunch. I didn’t feel like writing anything formal for Guerrilla Geek, but still wanted to share my opinions. Also, in case you are wondering, here is my current pull list as I have planned;

(Sorry, these are organized by release date)

Action Comics
Animal Man
Batgirl
Detective Comics
Green Arrow
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing
Green Lantern
Mister Terrific
Resurrection Man
DC Universe Presents
Green Lantern Corps
Supergirl
All Star Western
Justice League Dark