Well. This is my first foray into the idiotic new rebooted DCU. And no, I'm not calling it the DcnU, because that's asinine to me. It's NOT new, it's old! Right there you should have a pretty good feel for what I think of the DC reboot in general, but I am picking up a load of DC books this month(something like 24 or so), so I AM giving it a chance. That doesn't mean I have to like it, like so many sad DC fanboys who will swallow anything Didio and Johns send there way, but I WILL give it a shot. With that little bit of cheerfulness out of the way, let's take a look back at last week, which was my first non-DC week since I started this blog nearly 3 years ago... Last week's Pick of the Litter was Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1, which came away with a respectable 8. An 8 means the comic was SLIGHTLY above average, so while I'd want my top pick to be a bit better than that, it's still not a BAD comic. Last week's Runt of the Litter was Fear Itself: The Deep #3, which came away with the week's lowest score, a 5. As for last week's average? It was an AMAZING 7.83 out of 10, which blows my previous highest average, a 7.39(from July 27th), out of the water! I'm going to chalk that crazy high score up to two things... Number one, I only had 9 comics to average, which is a much smaller sample size than I usually have. The second thing? No DC comic books... I've seriously hated most of the DC series's I was reading since Brightest Day started last year, which is when the Johns Effect started in earnest. Here's hoping the DC books I picked up this week don't suck!
Okay, introduction done, let's get to the books I picked up this week... Irredeemable #29, Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #1, Static Shock #1, Stormwatch #1, Morning Glories #12, Fear Itself: Wolverine #3, Heroes for Hire #11, Thunderbolts #163, Wolverine #15, X-23 #14, X-Factor #224.1 & X-Men #17. So 13 comics? That's not THAT bad! I can deal with that! As long as we're under 15, I'm happy. This week's Pick of the Litter is pretty easy. It's definitely Wolverine #15. After issue #14(which I gave a perfect score), I'm dying to see the fallout from the Wolverine's Revenge! storyline. As for this week's Runt, it's ALSO from Marvel, and it ALSO stars Wolverine! I am least looking forward to reading Fear Itself: Wolverine #3. I haven't enjoyed this mini from the start, and I am quite happy that this is the last issue I'll be picking up. And for you DC fans, out of the rebooted DC titles, I'm most looking forward to Stormwatch #1, and least looking forward to Static Shock #1. And that'll do it for this week. Hopefully I get a few good books out of this week's batch. I'll leave you with this week's random scan and a hearty X out!
The Random Scan of the Week!Damn treacherous Canadians!!!