The New 52 reviews continue with the relaunch of one of comicdom’s earliest copycat characters.
DC: The New 52
Action was the longest running U.S. comic, starring Superman from the first issue on. Detective was the second longest running, and has been starring Batman since issue #27 from 1939. Detective actually started first, but Action got ahead in the numbering after it ran weekly for over 40 weeks in the 1990s. This relaunch is all about Batman and the Joker.
One of the franchised Bat heroes operates out of Africa.
I’ll review the rest of this week’s new issues in alphabetical order. Next up is the former Vertigo star, Animal Man.
This is easily one of the most controversial titles announced with the New 52.
Grant Morrison and Rags Morales reboot Superman in what is probably this week’s most anticipated comic. 12 more reviews to come before next Wednesday.
The first complete issue of DC’s New 52 and their new continuity is out. While some might argue that 52 titles is 10 too many, it’s hard to complain about this particular entry to the roster. 51 more reviews are coming in September, covering the entire set of first issues.