The dust seemed to have mostly settled after the DCU relaunch madness of the past few weeks. I began thinking about my pull list last night, and here’s how it seems to be shaping up for the post-Relaunch.
Wonder Woman – I’m not convinced that Brian Azzarello is the right choice for Diana, but I’ll give anything a chance after JMS’ horrific run. I wish DC would have given Phil Hester a shot at the book without being handcuffed by JMS’ story.
Batgirl – I’m still torn over seeing Babs as Batgirl again, but there’s no way I’m not buying this.
Batwoman – Slam-dunk no-brainer.
Nightwing – I’m really enjoying Gates of Gotham, which is co-written by new Nightwing scribe Kyle Higgins.
Batman – I really wish DC had left Scott Snyder on Detective Comics, which he is knocking out of the park. My only hesitation on adding this to the “Definite” category is Greg Capullo’s art.
Birds of Prey – This is a book that should be a no-brainer for me, but I’m not sold on any book that calls itself Birds of Prey that doesn’t star Barbara Gordon. I also don’t like the absence of Huntress and Lady Blackhawk. I’ve never read anything by Duane Swierczynski, so I don’t have full confidence in the creative team.
On a Short Leash
These titles have 1-2 issues to convince me.
Suicide Squad – This title would have been an automatic buy for me if it was being written by John Ostrander or Gail Simone, but I know nothing about the creative team. In addition, I loathe the new costumes that they have thrust upon poor Harley and Deadshot. I want to love this book, DC, but crap like this doesn’t help.
The Fury of Firestorm – I don’t give a squat about Firestorm, but I’ll give anything written by Gail Simone a chance.
Action Comics – I’m not a big Grant Morrison fan, but I did enjoy All-Star Superman. That’s enough for me to give this a shot.
Catwoman – I don’t generally like Judd Winick as a writer, but I’m hoping for the best.
Justice League Dark – Giving this a try for Zatanna.
Justice League – I’m not a big Geoff Johns fan, but it has Wonder Woman.
I’m going from about 10 definite purchases a month to 3. Not good, DC.