Monday, September 12, 2011

Is this thing on?

Well, THAT was an experience. Sitting in a jail since last April for crimes I did not commit was a bunch of crap, let me tell you. It all started when I was driving down the interstate. As I came over the hill, a roadblock consisting of military vehicles were waiting for me. In an effort to escape, I...all right, screw it. I'm lazy. Blog-lazy, that is. Increased travel at work, comics stacking up and not being read, as well as other excuses that start with an "x" and end with a "box" come into play.

This, however, is a fun time to come back. DC Comics has relaunched their entire line with a slew of new titles. Before we continue, let's address the following...

"But but but but Action Comics #1? Re-numbering Action comics is sacrilege! It's an outrage! I will never throw another cent at DC! My undying need to express my negativity is surpassed only by emo kids! DIE DC!!"

Anyway, to those people I say good riddance, and try to look at the bright side. Of anything.

So far, I've read these titles:

Justice League #1
Detective Comics #1
Action Comics #1
Batgirl #1
Green Arrow #1
Stormwatch #1
Justice League International #1

I have to say, I have not been disappointed with any of these books. Justice League, Detective, and Action Comics were probably my favorites. The highlights were easily Green Lantern and Batman's interaction in Justice League, Superman's "year one" approach in Action Comics, and the portrayal of the Joker in Detective Comics.

Next week is going to be awesome: Green Lantern! Look out, though...the Green Lantern is not Hal Jordan, it's Sinestro. Spoiler space in the sentence before this one. As a lifelong Hal Jordan fan, he better be back in green tights soon! Still, I am very excited to see how Sinestro plays into everything, and why the Guardians could not remove the green ring from his finger. Cool $#!+!!

Other titles on my pull list:

The Flash
Batman: The Dark Knight
Batman and Robin
Nightwing (FINALLY, Dick Grayson is back where he belongs)
Red Hood and the Outlaws
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Green Lantern: New Guardians
Red Lanterns
Grifter (I am really, really, really looking forward to this)

Lots of great stuff. I would like to get them all, but Marvel is creeping its way into my collection...screw you Thor and Captain America and your awesome stories!!!!!

To the negative people out there, lighten up. Comics are fun, escapist forms of entertainment. For a few minutes, I set down Action Comics after reading it and asked "What in the F--- was I just reading?" I read it again and decided it was completely awesome, because I got my underwear out of the crack of my ass. Get yours out, too, and have some fun!

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