DC | The New 52 | Week 1

It’s no secret I’m a fan of DC Comics, who this week kicked off their New 52 reboot with the first full week of books (Justice League #1 having come out last week). I’ve had a few people ask me what I thought of the first 13/14 issues, but as a writer I’m not too keen on commenting on the creative works of others. So no reviews, or rankings, or anything like that.

But I’m happy to give a recommendation, because not everybody wants to buy all 52 comics this month. While I enjoyed all 13 books this week, I enjoyed some more than others. So here’s my list of books I think you’d dig, if you wanted to just sample a selection. You won’t go far wrong with: Action Comics, Animal Man, Batgirl, Men of War, OMAC, Stormwatch, and Swamp Thing.

Week 2 looks pretty interesting – another 13 books are on the way, including Batwoman, Demon Knights (written by Paul Cornell), and Resurrection Man (co-written by fellow Angry Roboteer Dan Abnett). Should be a fun week.

The best thing about the New 52 – great comic books aside – is that from their release on Wednesday, most of my social media feeds were chocker-block full of comics discussion. And that can’t be a bad thing!