As DC’s New 52 is approaching, the Tribe is going to post what they’re looking forward to the most in September and beyond.
As a retailer I am very much looking forward to all of the 52. Interest and excitement of new fans is hitting a all time high. That means a lot of new customers trying out DC Comics. That makes me happy.
As a fan I am a little more scared about this relaunch. There are a few titles however that I am happy to see.
Batgirl (Gail Simone/Adrian Syaf and Vincente Cifuentes, cover by Adam Hughes)
I know a lot of people are annoyed she is no longer Oracle. That it losses something from the integrity of the character. I think it is wonderful. I love Babs and I am very happy to see her back as Batgirl. Plus Simone has waited all her life to write Babs as Batgirl and she will make sure the character does not lose anything that made her unique. Of all the writers in the world for Batgirl there could not be a better choice. I have total faith that she will make this the best book of the new 52.
Aquaman (Geoff Johns/Ivan Reis and Joe Prado)
While I have no been happy with the current story arc of GL, I loved Brightest Day. Johns has wanted to do an Aquaman comic for a while and this will give some need exposure to a under used JLA member. With the exception of Morrison’s 90’s JLA run no one has really been able to write this Character as cool as he should be. Johns will do that is nothing else.
Nightwing (Kyle Higgins/Eddy Barrows and JP Mayer)
I know that a lot of people were happy with Dick as Batman. Certainly he did a better job than Bruce but the role did not work for me. Dick never wanted to be the Bat he always wanted to be his own man. I am so glad that he is getting his own book again. How much of the character will change with the DCU being so altered I do not know, but I have to root for this book. He has been my favorite character in comics since I was a kid,and he was Robin.
All Star Western (Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Moritat)
If you have not been reading the Jonah Hex book now is the time to try. It has been the perfect spaghetti western. The only bad part about the book was the rotating artists. Now with All Star Western they will have a good regular artist, and the same great writers. I have no doubt that this book will be great. If you like the Clint Eastwood early western movies you need to try this number #1!