Turns out having a new full-time job isn't the best for reading comics. Read basically everything either last night or this morning, which worked fine for five books, but when it gets to one of those weeks where I've got a lot to read, I don't knoooooow.
Also, I guess I'll give my quick thoughts on each of those DC previews that were released.
The Wicked + The Divine #10
- Doomed: Can anyone explain to me the audience for this book? I'm all for new characters and all, but immediately getting books like this? It already seems like full on "who gives a fuck" territory? I mean... No one ever thought "Give Scott Lobdell a random ass book based on the crossover he was dropped from." I don't know, I feel like this is a Hawk and Dove of this new DC line, AKA, it'll be gone in 8 issues.
- Green Arrow: I might pick this book back up, especially if it leans back towards the stuff Jeff Lemire was doing, add in Zircher's art, and you've got an appealing book to me. This preview though, didn't seem like it was really worth a whole lot in terms of story. Just sort of random. We'll see. I wasn't impressed with Ben Percy's Detective Comics issues, but those were just filler, so maybe I'll like him more when he's actually in charge of a book's story.
- Midnighter: I'm planning on picking this one up simply because of the possibility it could play with a couple of the Grayson elements that were established with the character. Unfortunately, this issue didn't seem to use any of those elements... but it did take place in Boston, so, points for that.
- Green Lantern: I've given up on Green Lantern, turns out I was reading that entirely for Geoff Johns. This new direction doesn't do much for me especially since I've got no idea why. Maybe there should be a crossover that requires me to read a bunch of other books that I don't normally read to explain it all!
- Omega Men: I wasn't planning on reading this book, but then it debuted with a really no holds barred sort of attitude and it caught my attention. Seems like DC is really getting behind hyping it too. Tom King brought an interesting mindset to Grayson, so I figure I should at least try this one out too.
- Prez: I am far from this book's target audience. I don't really have any thoughts on it. Just didn't care.
- Red Hood/Arsenal: There was a point where despite my "I'm not reading anything Lobdell" writes mindset, I thought about just giving this book a try anyways, especially because I like the artist... But then I read it, didn't give two shits about the story and the art was completely disappointing. Look up the artists Rockabilly Batman stuff, then look at the interior art. WHAT HAPPENED!? Also, Jason's new costume? Fucking garbage. Seriously. What the fuck is that?
- Starfire: Given my like for Harley Quinn, I was going to pick this up regardless, and I still plan to. I really love Emanuela Lupacchino's art, so now I've got an excuse to buy something she draws. I will say though, like Harley there were a couple pages here where there's just way too much dialogue. You turn the page and the first thing you notice is "that's a lot of speech bubbles" instead of the art. And it's not like we're getting into deep theories and shit here. I just think the dialogue needs to be scaled back, because I feel like the same things can be said with a lot less effort.
- Section Eight: Had no idea what this was before, still sort of don't. I feel like this is for previous fans, which is fine, but I'm not one of them.