It’s that time again to break down the new items making their debut on my wall! Next time you pop into one of my streams, make sure to be on the look out for these new additions!
I was late to the comic book party. Though characters like Batman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Ninja Turtles have played an integral role in my life throughout my existence, I experienced them primarily through other forms of media, such as TV, film, and video games. For most of my life, this was enough.
Around the time Steff started reading comic books, I joined her as well. Between two omnibuses and a copy of All New X-Men Vol. 1, I began my quest to catch up on decades of stories I missed while keeping up with the current threads. Much of my journey was documented on In Third Person, right down to the moment where I bailed out from the scene.
On May 16th, 2017, Injustice 2 smashes its way onto store shelves. While I adore that first game, my excitement for the title has been muted for quite some time.
There was a time in history when the world had Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, but they didn’t have the Justice League. In Vol. 1: Origin, we get the new story for how that came to be, as the events of Flashpoint basically reset the entire DC universe. This book is a treat for superhero comics, as it’s a bombastic affair starring DC’s finest.
I probably came into Superman/Wonder Woman #1 with a different perspective than most. Superman has never been my cup of tea, but New 52-era Wonder Woman is my jam. In search of more modern Diana Prince content, I turned to this. Issue #1 lays the groundwork for the ultimate power couple story.
The Man of Steel has never been a character that’s done much for me. As an outsider looking in, he always seemed too perfect. Too powerful. But maybe I haven’t given him a fair shake, since I’ve never really done much to back that notion up.
If there were any time to give Superman a chance, now’s a good time to do so. I thought New 52 Superman #1 and Action Comics #1 were good. More recently, I’ve heard great things about Superman Unchained. Written by Scott Snyder of Batman fame and drawn by the legendary Jim Lee, this has to be a winner, right?