Stack Rundown, 11/27/2016

2016 takes something else from us, and this time it's Chew.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #945

The gift of Clayface, TAKE IT IN MAAAAAAAAAAN. (reference!)

SPOILERS: Batgirl #5

I could make a joke about memory and my feelings towards this arc, but that would be rude.

Batman Group February 2017 Solicitations

Batwoman returns to the world of having her own solo in February.

Stack Rundown, 11/20/2016

I'm pretty sure I got through this post without making one reference to wrestling.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

And Here's a Big List of Rebirth Books


Jesus, I really wish they'd announce this in one post, CBR's got like four or five posts about this stuff already. Anyways, here are the books... Everything will be starting off with Rebirth One shots, followed by the regular titles. No creative teams announced. Those will come on March 26th... after solicitations, which doesn't make sense.

JUNE:

Rebirth Specials:
  • Aquaman Rebirth #1
  • Batman Rebirth #1
  • The Flash Rebirth #1
  • Green Arrow Rebirth #1
  • Green Lanterns Rebirth #1
  • Superman Rebirth #1
  • Teen Titans Rebirth #1
  • Wonder Woman Rebirth #1
New Series (Ship Twice Monthly):
  • Aquaman
  • Batman
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow
  • Green Lanterns
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman
New Issues (Ship Twice Monthly):
  • Action Comics #957
  • Detective Comics #934

JULY: 

Rebirth Specials:
  • Batgirl & Birds of Prey Rebirth #1
  • Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1
  • The Hellblazer Rebirth #1
  • Justice League Rebirth #1
  • Nightwing Rebirth #1
  • Red Hood & The Outlaws Rebirth #1
New Series (Ship Twice Monthly): 
  • Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps
  • Justice League
  • Nightwing
New Series:
  • Batgirl
  • Batgirl & The Birds of Prey
  • The Hellblazer
  • Red Hood & The Outlaws
  • The Super-Man
  • Titans

FALL: 

Rebirth Specials:
  • Batman Beyond Rebirth #1
  • Blue Beetle Rebirth #1
  • Cyborg Rebirth #1
  • Deathstroke Rebirth #1
  • Earth 2 Rebirth #1
  • Suicide Squad Rebirth #1
  • Teen Titans Rebirth #1
  • Trinity Rebirth #1
New Series (Ship Twice Monthly): 
  • Cyborg
  • Deathstroke
  • Harley Quinn
  • Justice League America
  • Suicide Squad
New Series:
  • Batman Beyond
  • Blue Beetle
  • Earth 2
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester
  • Supergirl
  • Superwoman
  • Super Sons
  • Teen Titans
  • Trinity
SO! Very tentative to say this, because who knows, fucking Scott Lobdell could be writing Red Hood again which is a big N. O. from me. But here are the titles that I theoretically would cover on this site:
  • Batman
  • Detective Comics
  • Nightwing
  • Batgirl
  • Batgirl & The Birds of Prey
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • Harley Quinn
  • Gotham Academy: Next Semester
Which doesn't seem like a lot, but considering Detective Comics, Harley, Nightwing and Batman ship twice a month, that 8 turns into 12, so that's pretty standard.

MEAT AND POTATOES.

19 comments :

  1. Fhiz, Where do you stand on the costumes? Think they'll go back to Pre-52 or completely new?

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    1. Well Batman is getting a new costume, so they probably aren't going back. Probably will be a mix up of new and some keep theirs. I see Batgirl keeping hers, Superman getting one closer to his old look, and so on.

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    2. I hope you aren't mad about the Nightwing return. I'm excited for everything, but i miss midnighter and doctor fate; also, what about Secret Six- and especially Elongated Man?

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    3. I'd personally be all for a well-done Authority/Stormwatch book. Maybe they could do it under the Vertigo imprint so it could be "Mature?"

      As for costumes, I doubt they bring the red undies back, but who know...

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    4. God, I hope they bring back Superman's old costume, or at least introduce one that balances the three colours a little better. There's just too much blue and not enough yellow.

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  2. I'd be surprised if they are able to not reveal creative teams before solicits. If that's the case, it'll be a bit of shit-show. Retailers won't like it. It will give me enough time to adjust my pull accordingly. Which of these books I read is going to be dictated by (1) creative team and (2) shipping schedule. Bi-weeklies will be a tougher sell for me; I'm concerned story/art quality suffers if things are too rushed. I'm definitely in on the Brian Azzarello Lex Luthor 'The Super Man' book -- sounds reminiscent of the 'Les Luthor: Man of Steel' one-shot graphic novel he did several years ago. As for Bat-books, definitely in on Batman (assuming King's writing), as well as Detective if Snyder's involved on that title; but if it's supposed to be bi-weekly, I wonder if he alternates arcs (assuming he's writing on Detective at all -- maybe he just does a special mini -- "Batman Unchained" as you said on Twitter). Basically, I need to know creative teams until I commit to anything. I like the $2.99 price point, especially for the bi-weeklies. I'm surprised they're doing that on the monthlies -- I would have thought they'd try and make those $3.99. Guess we'll see how long that lasts.

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  3. I'm very concerned about so many series going bi-weekly since I expected a few, but not so many. Art seems to suffer when that happens along with the story and this really seems like a rush job which is why issues 51 and 52 of most of the current series are going to be pointless. I like a lot of the comics that are coming and am happy that Nightwing will be back even with how great Grayson has been. I'm slightly optimistic, but definitely need more information on the creative teams and what the directions are going to be of each comic.

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  4. So we get Batgirl, but no Oracle with the Birds of Prey?

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    1. I sincerely doubt Oracle is ever coming back in mainline continuity. They are not going to re-cripple Barbara Gordon. Even DC, as thick headed as they seem a lot of the time, has to know that would be a shitshow.

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    2. Well we don't know how much of the New 52 continuity is going to translate over right?
      If anything, make someone else Oracle.

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    3. I'm no expert or behind the scenes guy, but I can't envision a scenario where they just toss out the last five years of Batgirl, which were warmly to well received. Not when they already used the New 52 as a convenient way to get her out of the chair. It felt like they wanted to do that years before, but couldn't think of a way without pissing people off worse than they already did with the New 52. I'm not sure what purpose she'd have in that role that she can't just do now, either, to be worth subtracting the ability to hold down a solo and fight crime.

      Making someone else Oracle presents its own problems. Will anyone accept it? It's not the same character, so probably not. What role would they serve? Oracle had more or less become a narrative convenience to the Bat books as time went on. Is that enough of a role worth pinning another character to? Alfred already kind of serves the same purpose as Bat clan support, he's just not handicapped.

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  5. Is it too much to hope that the "We Are Robin!" concept gets folded into one of the bi-weekly books? Like, 'Tec's major subplots involve Duke and company? Or Midnighter as a major character in Nightwing? I'm going to miss both of those titles if nothing replaces them

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    1. Repositioning Detective as a "Batman Family" book potentially could work, esp with it going bi-weekly. That would work better if Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Hood weren't already headlining other books though.

      Can we talk about how bizarre it is that Red Hood & the Outlaws is still a thing? God bless whoever reads/ likes that book but how in the world does it survive?

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    2. I'm less surprised that RHatO is still a thing and more surprised they keep it with Lobdell. He's been consistently on the Red Hood books since the start of the New 52, right? Nothing against him, but I think most people would agree what he's been doing hasn't worked.

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  6. The part that is so confusing is quite visible even in this comment section. I buy midnighter, FHIZ buys midnighter, everyone in this comment section buys midnighter. Same for omega men etc. So why the hell are its sales so low??? Who is buying superman??? No one I know. Is this the problem with no one tracking digital sales?? What if midnighter is actually a top 10 book if you combined digital sales with print?

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    1. DC knows the digital sales, they just don't release that info publicly. I'm reading and digging Superman, have really enjoyed "Truth". I gave up on Midnighter after #5 - not a bad book but too many art fill-ins.

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    2. I'm gonna be honest and say I'm more likely to read Superman when it's bad than Midnighter when it's good. I have a natural, seemingly unbreakable habit of rolling my eyes at anything that came from the superhero stuff of Wildstorm. They just look stupid to me and feel rooted in that late 90's to mid 2000's "extreme heroes" thing. Might sound dumb, but eh, comics are a visual medium.

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  7. See that is why I feel the wildstorm characters have soooo much upside. The character designs and art I find appealing and then when you inject a great writer you get greatness such as The Authority. I would love a well done Stormwatch book. A justice league type team that works in complete secrecy I feel fits today's world. Finally the greatest thing about wildstorm characters is you can do anything to them or with them and no one bitches about legacy. No one cares if Apollo's underwear is on the inside or outside. The only superman book I read is the new Lois and Clark. Again love the concept of superman having to hide everything about himself even all the great things he is doing to protect the world

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    1. Your argument kind of boils down to "they can do anything with them because no one cares", of which the last three words are the entire problem.

      Agree to disagree.

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