What I’m Reading – 2013.02 Edition

My current reading is very DC heavy; the Bat Family of characters are still some of my favorite characters in all of comic-dom…really wishing Cassandra Cain would come back, she’s actually been my favorite Batgirl and heroine of the DC line. One of these days I should write up on all the Robins and Batgirls given that Grayson and Drake are two of my favorite characters period. I like the idea of Batman, and the animated version will always be the definitive version for me; right now, in print, that is not the Batman we have, this one is a bit more confused about who is and if he’s the great detective or not. More confusing to me has actually been liking Jason Todd, I’m still not sure how I feel about all of that but I’m sure I will in a couple months.

I’m quite sad Deathstroke is on the chopping block; I hope it’s because they told the stories they wanted and not because a certain writer/artist killed so much of it for everyone.

The breakout comic for me in The New 52 has been The Flash; the first story arc was a bit lame, but after the rogues were re-introduced and going in to the Annual last year things have been on hyperactive overdrive ever since. It’s made me want to pick up the series every month so I now do.

Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently some of the best stuff coming out every month; they remind me what comics were really about and why the Scarlet Spider series got me in to buying and collecting so long ago: they tell a story that examines everything around us but through lens that isn’t our own.

Every once in a while there’s a mini series that really gets my attention, recently this has been Comeback a story about time travel, ethics, and policing a time stream. On the mini series front the Borderlands tie ins have been really good, too!

Marvel has been in a weird spot for me for a while. I love the characters, but the recent stories for me have just been “meh” aside from X-Force the last couple years. The New X-Men intrigues me a little, but I can’t see myself trying to get the entire run and I will probably stop picking it up every month soon. In all that there’s one book that really caught; not FF, Iron Man, “Superior” Spider-Man, or even Deadpool: Indestructible Hulk. Assuming they can keep the book about Bruce more than “the other guy” it will be the Hulk book I always wanted, they already showed how smart the man really is and I hope they keep that part of things up.

[DC]
Batman
Red Hood and the Outlaws
Nightwing
The Flash
Teen Titans
Deathstroke
Batman & Robin

[Marvel]
The Indestructible Hulk
All New X-Men

[Other]
TMNT
Transformers

[Mini Series]
Comeback
Borderlands

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