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Title: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 13, 2016, 07:27:15 AM
Okay, so I thought I would go ahead and start keeping track of the DC Rebirth titles, much like I did with marvel Now, to see how my opinion may change over time.

I am not yet considering any title that only has one issue released as that is far too early to gauge. And I am not even counting each titles Rebirth issue, as I don't think, by in large, they are a fair representation of the title, so titles must be on issue #2 to be considered for me (You judge how you wish  ;)), even though I know judging after two issues may not be sound, by that time you can start getting a feel for what the creative teams want to try and say at least.
 :)

Okay, titles that are not yet ranked, as they are either yet to be released or just not up to issue #2 are:

All-Star Batman
Blue Beetle
Deathstroke
Red Hood and the Outlaws
Suicide Squad
Superwoman
Teen Titans
Titans
Trinity

* NOTE - Cyborg, Gotham Academy, Harley and Super-Girl are titles I will not be getting (thus can't rank) and Earth 2, Justice League of America and Super Sons have yet to establish a release date. If I missed any title, please let me know.
 ;)

Rankings:

01 - Wonder Woman - Maybe it is just that I love Rucka, but this is some good comics
02 - Detective Comics - Really impressed how the creative team changed my opinion about this book
03 - New Super-Man - Just love this funny book about a kid who really isn't that super, or liked, being Superman
04 - Batman - Look, it's fine. It's good. But I think my Bat love bias is showing ranking this title this high
05 - Action Comics - It's had its bumps (Doomsday? Really?) but the character work here is good
06 - Hal and the GLC - Just good old fashion Corps stuff.
07 - Flash - I still have to read #4, but I am interested in what's going on
08 - Justice League - Started less than grand, but if issue #3 hits like #2 did for me, this is rocketing upwards
09 - Superman - The better written book, but just not having as much fun as I am with Action
10 - Nightwing - As I stated in the title's thread, this is too much like Grayson, but more boring
11 - Green Lanterns - I just don't care about these characters. The story is okay, but I just can't connect so I don't care.
12 - Aquaman - There is little here for me to like. Oh joy, Black Manta. And he just ... gives up? Ugh.
 
Well that's my list so far. Can't wait to see what a month or two brings. Though not sure Aquaman will be on there as I am not reading it anymore. But I've said that before and as of now I am up to date on the title :D

EDIT - I did forget to mention Jimmy's guy Ollie  :), but I am not reading Green Arrow, so hey, can't rank it  ;D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jimmy T on August 15, 2016, 07:19:16 PM
My list...I'll countdown to one just be different.  8)

....uh...turns out I don't get as many titles as Perry, so I have added 'Honorable mentions' to some 1 or 2 issue only titles.


H) Superwoman-great start!!
H) Deathstroke-because it's PRIEST
8) Aquaman-this needs to be better, and I'm sorry, but losing the high collar makes his costume look a little stilly again. I don't know gauntlets on his gloves, or the exaggerated A on his belt (which would pierce his belly and crotch if he did a sit up), but the high collar made his armor so cool. Now? Not so much.
7) Flash-I like me some Flash. But I feel I am liking it a bit more than it deserves
6) Green Arrow- Percy is still telling a great story that hopefully helps redefine a bit more of the GA mythos. Wish the art was a bit stronger than it is.
5) Hal Jordan & GLC- Reminds me of the cool awesome Geoff Johns early days on the book! GL excitement!!
4) Action Comics-Man, this Superman is an asskicker, and takes, well, ACTION!! I dig that. Much more than the prior dude.
3) Superman- Love the Eradicator! Love that this title is moving a bit faster than Action, is all!!
1,2) Wonder Woman-BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST its 1 & 2 on the list, due to the different stories it tells. And I misnumbered when I started the list and didn't want to edit it!! ;D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2016, 05:51:13 AM
3) Superman- Love the Eradicator!

Ha, that was the exact opposite feeling I got.  ;) I actually had Supes over Action by a tad until that "90's" style character showed up with his "Vibe" glasses.
 ;D
I did some research and actually really liked his earlier look, as in very first appearances with the Baron Zemo type head gear. That shit looks dope! Sorry!! See, just thinking about the Eradicator makes me go all ancient hip-hop lingo
 :D :D

1,2) Wonder Woman [....] And I misnumbered when I started the list and didn't want to edit it!! ;D

 :D
 :D
 :D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2016, 07:27:48 PM
Rebirth Rankings.

I'm going to rank what I've read regardless of number of issues out. Just to be different because  I never ever follow the crowd.

01 - Wonder Woman - Maybe it is just that I love Rucka, but this is some good comics

1,2) Wonder Woman-BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST its 1 & 2 on the list, due to the different stories it tells. And I misnumbered when I started the list and didn't want to edit it!! ;D

1) Wonder Woman - Dammit.   ;D
2) Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps - I find myself looking forward to each new issue.  This hasn't happened much with DC for me lately. When it does I have rank it high.
3) Red Hood & the Outlaws - same as HJ above.
4) Detective - surprised me as I'm not a fan of Clayface here. But there's no denying this is well plotted, written, and drawn.
5) Superwoman - One issue and jumped into the top five.  Let's see if it can maintain that.
6) $5 Batman - Snyder knows Batman. But he's not perfect. Let's see how his out of character twist works out.
7) Batman - The Gotham and Gotham Girl plot has been interesting.
8 ) Titans - maybe because I got my Wally West back. After a couple more issues I'll reevaluate this.
9) Flash - I think I'm in the minority here in not liking all these speedsters. But I I don't hate this so next arc will be the true test for me.
10) Deathstroke - could go higher as issues come out. Rebirth was decent.
11) Superman - I was high on this at first but this Eradicator story isn't good.  Get back to life with the kid and it'll go back up.
12) Justice League - first two issues were weak. But now that Supes has shown up could get better.
13) Nightwing - this makes me sad.  Nightwing should be much higher on my list. I miss Grayson (and Midnighter).

14) Suicide Squad - not hooked after Rebirth issue but not hating it yet.
15) Green Lanterns - would have loved to read this for the Red Lanterns but I just don't care about these green lanterns.
16) Green Arrow - hated the Rebirth issue so I dropped. But I have to admit looking at the covers makes me want to give it another shot.
17) Aquaman - easily the worst of what I read. Did not pick up after Rebirth issue.

I have not read any of these so I couldn't fairly rank. But I do have some thoughts.
Action Comics - the praise this gets here and then my enjoyment of Superwoman has put this on my radar. I might try it out.
Batgirl & the Birds of Prey - curious about this.  I may try out the Rebirth issue.
New Super-Man - I hear good things but I really have no interest. Maybe I'll try it as things drop off the list.
Batgirl - no interest
Hellblazer - no interest
Harley Quinn - no interest

My thoughts on the rest that have release dates but aren't out yet.
Supergirl - actually kind of looking forward to this. I hope it doesn't suck.
Blue Beetle - same here. Giffen in BB has to be a win.
Cyborg - I'm interested in checking this out. Don't know why but I am.
Trinity - no interest yet
Batman Beyond - no interest yet
Gotham Academy - no interest ever

EDIT: left off Teen Titans by accident.  I'll give its Reborth issue a try since it has Kory, Garth, and Raven in it.


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 17, 2016, 06:06:10 AM
Rebirth Rankings.

I'm going to rank what I've read regardless of number of issues out. Just to be different because  I never ever follow the crowd.

01 - Wonder Woman - Maybe it is just that I love Rucka, but this is some good comics

1,2) Wonder Woman-BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST its 1 & 2 on the list, due to the different stories it tells. And I misnumbered when I started the list and didn't want to edit it!! ;D

1) Wonder Woman - Dammit.   ;D

HAHAHAHA. Nice !!!!!
 :D
 :D
 :D

I have not read any of these so I couldn't fairly rank. But I do have some thoughts.
Action Comics - the praise this gets here and then my enjoyment of Superwoman has put this on my radar. I might try it out.

It is pretty good, even with that damn Doomsday  >:( The book is doing a good job with Lex and Superman as well and there is a good mystery going on here that we still don't know the answer to yet. While this book may not be on most peoples top 3, it is certainly on the higher end of the Rebirth titles.

Batgirl & the Birds of Prey - curious about this.  I may try out the Rebirth issue.

I did not like the Rebirth issue, but I didn't like many of them so you can't judge by that.  :D I can only wish you well.
 :)

New Super-Man - I hear good things but I really have no interest. Maybe I'll try it as things drop off the list.

This should be the first book you pick up after you drop your first DC title, if that is what it takes to get you on.  ;D But you can't go into it thinking it is a DC book. I mean it is, but it is truly different. You will not like this Superman, but you will like the book BECAUSE you don't like this Superman. Haha. Not quite like Kirkman's Ant-Man book (if you ever read that), but in a way, very similar. Just like it reminds me of the Giffen/DeMatteis (sp?) Juistice League. It has that humor that doesn't seem like jokes but makes you giggle a little ... I guess ... hard to explain. Let me put it this way, it is a good-natured, fun book that should ... SHOULD leave you smiling after you're done.

Plus the good thing about this is, like Superwoman, only a monthly titles so it won't cost you $6 a month  ;D
Sadly, the bad news is, just like Superwoman, you only wish it was a twice monthly book when you start reading
 :D

But again, as the say, your mileage may vary
 ;)


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2016, 07:04:13 AM

New Super-Man - I hear good things but I really have no interest. Maybe I'll try it as things drop off the list.

.....the good thing about this is, like Superwoman, only a monthly titles so it won't cost you $6 a month  ;D

That might just be the winning sale for me right there.


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 17, 2016, 07:34:19 AM

New Super-Man - I hear good things but I really have no interest. Maybe I'll try it as things drop off the list.

.....the good thing about this is, like Superwoman, only a monthly titles so it won't cost you $6 a month  ;D

That might just be the winning sale for me right there.

Ha, right?
 ;D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Gay Titan on September 15, 2016, 07:34:37 AM
Overall, I am enjoying Rebirth. My only gripe is that it didn't need to be bi-weekly. Some of the titles are already on issue 6 or 7. WTF???


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on September 15, 2016, 11:03:03 AM
Overall, I am enjoying Rebirth. My only gripe is that it didn't need to be bi-weekly. Some of the titles are already on issue 6 or 7. WTF???

Well just try and hang in for as long as you can because I have heard/seen speculation from more than one site/podcast that all the bi-weekly titles will be returning to a more manageable monthly schedule before too much longer.

Now when they do ... if they do ... do they also return to the $3.99 price point? That is what I am waiting to see.


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on September 18, 2016, 09:45:00 AM
Well now that most of the titles I am interested in (or not interested in ... or was interested in, but now I am not  :D) I figured it is time to revisit my rankings and see how the newer issues hit and how some of the older issues fell off.

JUST NOT FOR ME (but gave a quick peek anyway)

Cyborg
Green Arrow
Harley Quinn
Hellblazer
Supergirl

WANTED TO LIKE BUT DROPPED -

Batgirl
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Blue Beetle
Green Lanterns
Suicide Squad

RANKINGS (as of 9/18/2016)

01) DETECTIVE COMICS - Was easily a top 3 title, but last issue shot this to the top. Sorry Diana.
02) WONDER WOMAN - Still a great book and last issues translation problems were funny
03) ALL-STAR BATMAN - Yes it has it's problems, but this is so old school fun. I am just enjoying it greatly.
04) HAL AND THE GLC - Another old school fun book, with less problems, that is just hitting for me.
05) DEATHSTROKE - Never followed the character much after New Teen Titans, but happy to now.
06) BATMAN - Still higher than it should be ranked, I think, but Reis and that emotion just killed last issue
07) ACTION COMICS - Its slide is more the books above got better more than this slipped. Still good.
08) SUPER-WOMAN - Man this last issue was not as strong, but hoping for a great rebound.
09) NEW SUPER-MAN - After a great two issue start, this title slides just a tad. Still a worthy read
10) NIGHTWING - The last two issues have turned this book around for me. No Grayson residue now.
11) SUPERMAN - Look, this title will rebound, but for now, with that Eradicator story-line, it drops a tad.
12) AQUAMAN - This title is making a turn. Last issue with Superman was really strong.
13) RED HOOD and the OUTLAWS - Good banter between characters so far, but still early
14) TITANS - A title that continues to meander into blandness. This could be so much better than it is.
15) FLASH - Just nosediving. I know my fellow realmers were not super stoked for this, I understand.
16) JUSTICE LEAGUE - If I had to buy this, the last issue would have been my last. Giving it two more issues, only.

So there are the 16 DC titles that I read, ranked how I fell about them at this time. Can't wait to see two months from now and to see if Trinity gets placed in the "ranked" section or the "not for me" section
 :D



Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jimmy T on February 16, 2017, 06:44:16 PM
Rechecking in on this...

I have not started any new DC book...but DC hasn't released any other new books, really, either....But I've only stopped the half-hearted monthly Titans venture, too.

1.   Hal Jordan & GLC- Reminds me of the cool awesome Geoff Johns early days on the book! GL excitement!! Still loving this as much, if not MORE!!!

2.   Wonder Woman-BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST Now, still damned good. Love the origin switcheroo and reveal...but one half of the story is cooling off for me. And that's why it fell one spot.

3.   Superman- Still loving this book; just wished Multiplicity ran longer; or that it was for sure going to have far reaching ramifications. If anything, I'm glad that there are some bizarre magic stories, tales of the weird and astonishing, and big outer space stuff. Hitting lots of different angles, and I'm glad to see Superman spread through that.

4.   Action Comics-Man, this Superman is an asskicker, and takes, well, ACTION!! I dig that. I'm enjoying the mystery surrounding Clark Kent. A much more layered book than I was going to give Jurgens credit for

5.   Deathstroke-because it's STILL PRIEST

6.   Superwoman-LIke I've said, I love the big ideas, big execution of this book. Enjoying the characters alot, too

7.    Aquaman Keeps getting really good...then just okay...then rises up!!! Then gets, 'yeah, that's fine.' Make it great always!!!

8.   Green Arrow- Percy is still telling a great story that hopefully helps redefine a bit more of the GA mythos. Wish the art was a bit stronger than it is. I'm really flip flopping back and forth on when I enjoy the issues and when I'm just cold to them. Lowering it in standings

9.   Flash-I like me some Flash. But I feel I am liking it a bit more than it deserves (This still mostly rings true. Lowering it standings
 


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on February 17, 2017, 05:03:18 AM
Interesting indeed. I need to catch up on my DC reading so I can do the same re-ranking.
 :D

EDIT - I will say that the recent issues of Nightwing that I have read has that title dropping off my list. Reads like female fan fiction now.
 ::)
And yes, sorry, not trying to sound sexist, but female writers do have a different "voice" than male writers. At least most of the times for me. That is not a bad thing, at all, there are lots of female writers I enjoy, but there is a "voice" in which they write (man ... I am failing to both find another word for that as well as trying to explain my thoughts without sounding apishly male  :D).

Bottom line, to me, Seeley is finding his inner woman.
 :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jimmy T on March 15, 2017, 05:42:03 PM
Where's those rankings, muchachos?


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on March 16, 2017, 06:18:48 AM
 :( :(
I am so behind on my DC reading I can't rank them yet. I have only been able to stay current on Action, Superman and ... that is it. I have the following issues to read to even begin to start ranking again -
Aquaman - 17,18 and 19
Batman - 17,18 and 19
Detective - 948, 949, 950, 951 and 952  :o :o >:(
Deathstroke - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14  >:(
Hal and the GLC - 14, 15 and 16
New Super-Man (one of my favorites) - 7, 8, 9 ... and 10 (?)
Not to mention the odd issues of Wonder Woman - 13, 15, 17 and 19 coming out next week and all the first issues (not the Reibrth #1) of Justice League of America, Batwoman and Super-Sons.

This puppy, who just had to have $1,400 dental surgery, is killing my time. I don't even get to post here as much (or as long winded  ;D :D) as I use to.
 >:(

I will make an effort to be caught up on all my DC by the end of April. How's that? With the bi-weekly shipping it will take me that long.
 :)


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2017, 11:58:34 AM
I'm in the same boat on my DC.  Been buying the cheaper Image issues and just haven't had time to pick up any new DC.  I need to though as I'm getting to far behind and it will be EXPENSIVE to catch up!


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on March 17, 2017, 12:32:24 PM
Officially dropped Flash and Aquaman from my "reading" (like I have done much of that, Pfft  ::)).

Now the FLash I dropped as I just couldn't enjoy reading it. No matter how much I tried. I also "dropped" it twice prior, but this time Ihae taken measures to make sure I don't get pulled in again. Told Dave not to bring it over anymore.
 :D
Also did the same with Aquaman, but not for the same reason. I just need to kill some of these bi-weekly books and while I have, more than not, enjoyed this title, I just need to save some time so dropping four issues should help my DC reading.

Was going to add Nightwing, another titles I have "dropped" more than once, but flipping through the last two issues I see a really cool looking villain, so I am giving this another go, again.
 :D

Hoping to be ripping through DC more over this week-end and while I know dropping two titles doesn't seem like much, it can only help, right?
 :)


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2017, 12:42:20 PM

Hoping to be ripping through DC more over this week-end and while I know dropping two titles doesn't seem like much, it can only help, right?
 :)

Depends on how far behind you are.  For example - I have Action Comics in my Wish List and am 9 months behind.  You might think 9 behind isn't that much (for me) BUT that equates to 18 issues!  Even if I could afford to buy them all at once it will take me forever to read them (Unless that was the only thing I read)!


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on March 18, 2017, 02:38:29 AM
Exactly. That Bi-Weekly shipping is both a blessing and a curse
 :D

EDIT - And not to mention that by the time you finished with those, there could be at least two more issues released, which would mean you were not finished with those.
 ;D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2017, 03:34:48 PM
Exactly. That Bi-Weekly shipping is both a blessing and a curse
 :D

EDIT - And not to mention that by the time you finished with those, there could be at least two more issues released, which would mean you were not finished with those.
 ;D

Lol!  That is so true!


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on March 20, 2017, 01:56:53 PM
Officially dropped Flash and Aquaman from my "reading"  ...

And that didn't last long at all.  >:(
Forgot that there is a Batman/Flash crossover event coming soon, with the Watchmen (or at least the smiley face button of the Comedian) shown on the cover. Soooo ... yeah, the title is back on for awhile
 :-\

Also, I was just told that my boy, and often times guy mistaken for hitting Hero Realm with Russian Spam  :D, Stjepan Sejic is coming on as new artist in the Aquaman rotation. No way I am missing out on that.

So hey, was able to drop two titles for about a week ... okay ... a couple of days
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on March 24, 2017, 07:40:28 AM
Just a few updated notes, for my top nine comics. Of course the lower titles will drop further when I read Hal, All-Star, New-Super-Man, etc ... so I am just marking the moves of the comics I am up to date with. Will post an easier to read version, with opinions (so, harder to read  :D) when I am totally caught up
 :)

JUST NOT FOR ME (but gave a quick peek anyway)

Cyborg
Green Arrow
Harley Quinn
Hellblazer
Supergirl
Teen Titans - May return with art change
 
WANTED TO LIKE BUT DROPPED at some point -

Batgirl
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Blue Beetle
Green Lanterns
Suicide Squad
Justice League
Justice League of America
Titans
Flash  ... However, I am back on for the Bat crossover, so that could pull me back in.
EDIT - Superwoman - Just found out new creative team comes on with issue #9. Time for me to jump ship with #8

RANKINGS (as of 9/18/2016) (3-24-2017)

#1 - 02) WONDER WOMAN - Still a great book and last issues translation problems were funny
#2 - 06) BATMAN - Still higher than it should be ranked, I think, but Reis and that emotion just killed last issue
#3 - 11) SUPERMAN - Look, this title will rebound, but for now, with that Eradicator story-line, it drops a tad.
#4 - 00) BATWOMAN - Love the look, enjoy the story. Not rated prior
#5 - 05) DEATHSTROKE - Never followed the character much after New Teen Titans, but happy to now.
#6 - 01) DETECTIVE COMICS - Was easily a top 3 title, but last issue shot this to the top. Sorry Diana.
#7 - 00) TRINITY - Good romp starring the big three. Not rated prior
#8 - 07) ACTION COMICS - Its slide is more the books above got better more than this slipped. Still good.
#9 - 12) AQUAMAN - This title is making a turn. Last issue with Superman was really strong. (Had dropped but back on with art change.

Still have to catch up on so can't yet place ...

03) ALL-STAR BATMAN - Yes it has it's problems, but this is so old school fun. I am just enjoying it greatly.
04) HAL AND THE GLC - Another old school fun book, with less problems, that is just hitting for me.
08) SUPER-WOMAN - Man this last issue was not as strong, but hoping for a great rebound.
09) NEW SUPER-MAN - After a great two issue start, this title slides just a tad. Still a worthy read
10) NIGHTWING - The last two issues have turned this book around for me. No Grayson residue now.
13) RED HOOD and the OUTLAWS - Good banter between characters so far, but still early
--) SUPER SONS - Have yet to read



Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2017, 08:09:50 PM
I've noticed in other threads that titles have been dropped.  Titles have been added.  But have no idea what people are still reading in total in regards to the DC's.

So what is on your regular reading list?

Mine looks like this (unranked).

Reading but not necessarily current:
Action Comics
$5 Batman (also still known as All Star)
Aquaman
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Batman
Deathstroke
Detective Comics
Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps
New Superman
Red Hood & the Outlaws
Superman
Superwoman
Titans
Trinity
Wonder Woman

In Wish List but haven't started yet:
Batwoman
Doom Patrol
The Fall & Rise of Captain Atom
Mister Miracle
Super Sons
The Wildstorm



Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jimmy T on August 12, 2017, 09:20:38 PM
No kidding; you read Batgirl and the Outlaws books? How are they?


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2017, 07:11:57 AM
No kidding; you read Batgirl and the Outlaws books? How are they?

I've only read the first arc of each and I liked both.  Birds of Prey is going to be more Huntress centric.  Especially in the next arc.  Outlaws is fun because it's different.  I think the next arc is heavy Bizarro centric.


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 13, 2017, 11:44:50 AM
Okay, ranking-less -

Still reading but way behind on -
Detective
Batwoman
Superman
Super-Sons
Wildstorm

Still pretty current and enjoying -
Miracle Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Batman - though it is NOT Batman and astounds me this is the same writer as the one I love on Vision, Omega and MM  ::)
All-Star Batman (or too expensive Bats  :))
Aquaman
New Superman - Not AS good with the new artist, but still a great different take.
Hal
Deathstroke
Red Hood and the Outlaws - And Yes Jimmy, it is fun. A good romp. At least for me. But I have no history with Jason Todd, really, nor Artemis and Bizarro was the reason I jumped in and after the first few issues, I get him.

I think that is it. Dropped or just not interested in the others at this time, sad Booth wasn't gone from Titans longer or I would have stayed there, I think.

(And I wouldn't worry about getting Rise and Fall or the Amazon mini until they are on sale)



Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2017, 12:43:11 PM
Considering your aviator I'm SHOCKED your NOT reading Mister Miracle.  Looks like you really like that Miracle Man comic though.   :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Perry on August 13, 2017, 02:04:17 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D

I was just ... just thinking ... it sure is a ... a miracle, man, that Tom King writes this Mister Miracle so well.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

 :D :D

(Wow!!!)  :D :D :D I literally have the title right beside my post too

Can't even edit the damn thing now.
 :D



Title: Re: Ranking the Rebirth
Post by: Jimmy T on August 18, 2017, 08:01:57 PM
Rechecking in on this...

I have not started any new DC book...but DC hasn't released any other new books, really, either....But I've only stopped the half-hearted monthly Titans venture, too.

1.   Hal Jordan & GLC- Reminds me of the cool awesome Geoff Johns early days on the book! GL excitement!! Still loving this as much, if not MORE!!!

2.   Wonder Woman-BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST Now, still damned good. Love the origin switcheroo and reveal...but one half of the story is cooling off for me. And that's why it fell one spot.

3.   Superman- Still loving this book; just wished Multiplicity ran longer; or that it was for sure going to have far reaching ramifications. If anything, I'm glad that there are some bizarre magic stories, tales of the weird and astonishing, and big outer space stuff. Hitting lots of different angles, and I'm glad to see Superman spread through that.

4.   Action Comics-Man, this Superman is an asskicker, and takes, well, ACTION!! I dig that. I'm enjoying the mystery surrounding Clark Kent. A much more layered book than I was going to give Jurgens credit for

5.   Deathstroke-because it's STILL PRIEST

6.   Superwoman-LIke I've said, I love the big ideas, big execution of this book. Enjoying the characters alot, too

7.    Aquaman Keeps getting really good...then just okay...then rises up!!! Then gets, 'yeah, that's fine.' Make it great always!!!

8.   Green Arrow- Percy is still telling a great story that hopefully helps redefine a bit more of the GA mythos. Wish the art was a bit stronger than it is. I'm really flip flopping back and forth on when I enjoy the issues and when I'm just cold to them. Lowering it in standings

9.   Flash-I like me some Flash. But I feel I am liking it a bit more than it deserves (This still mostly rings true. Lowering it standings
 


Almost 8 months to the day later!!!

I see I have dropped 3 of my bottom 4 out of 9 titles!!!! DC, what up? Or is it Jim?
Superwoman, Flash, and Green Arrow are now gone.
Added to the mix is Super Sons. Aquaman and Deathstroke are now monthly only.
For the next 6 months, METAL and tie-ins will be included.

I think...I think I may try Outlaws, based on your guys' recommendations. Even Detective. But both can be Comixology purchases. I don't need those in trades in shelves or even floppies.

So, with rankings:

1. Superman - some issues are not as great as others, but consistently always pleases, sometimes over the moon, sometimes just with a good smile.

2. Hal Jordan - well, I won't give this a huge drop due to ish 25, but the want to punish this title is there. Let's see how things pan out now.

3. Aquaman - A great turnaround with Sejivc (sp), but only 3 issues in

4. Action Comics - a great feeling book where Jurgens attempts to channel his 90s' younger self, and does well in coming very, very close

5. Deathstroke - I think Slade is only here, because I always just jones more for Supes. To be fair, this title probably should be 3rd, or even second, but I don't feel like doing the editing.

6. METAL - because, you know, METAL!!!

7. Super Sons - dammit, almost forgot this and had to edit too much! No, you know what? I feel safely ensconced on this title and with it. Which is not anything I would have said 9 months ago, to be honest.

8. Wonder Woman - essentially, an unknown cypher now. Once this girlz power team is out and Robinson comes on, I hope for better stuff.

You know what? It looks like I HAVE to try Detective and Outlaws now. ;)

Otherwise...what is DC offering me beyond my little faves???  ???

And yeah, I don't believe the Justice League book(s) are any good with their current teams/directions.