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DC Comics “The New 52″: Justice League

As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Justice League grouping gets a whopping eleven titles in the relaunch and that made immediate sense to me based on all of the characters that it needs to address. Green Lantern is not among them as he has his own grouping and the same applies to both Batman and Superman but believe me you have a lot to sink your teeth into without them. Check out what they are offering us: Justice League, Justice League International, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain Atom, The Fury Of Firestorm, The Savage Hawkman, Green Arrow, Mister Terrific, & DC Universe Presents. Continue reading

Out Now: DC Comics’ “Flashpoint” Begins (5/2011)

It’s time for The Flash to take center stage as the new mini-series and multiple title crossover “Flashpoint” begins.

Comic - Flashpoint 1 - 2011

“Flashpoint” Begins

According to its description “The series details an altered DC Universe in which only Barry Allen, Kid Flash and Booster Gold seem to be aware of significant differences between the regular timeline and the altered one, including Cyborg’s place as the world’s quintessential hero, Superman’s detention by the government and a Thomas Wayne version of Batman who spends “his days running Wayne Casinos.”

Not only will we find the aforementioned “Flashpoint” mini-series being published, but there will also be a new grouping of tie-in titles that have been written solely based on the events in this new bizarre DC Universe. The core miniseries is written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kubert. It will all lead us to the relaunch of the DC Universe in a few months entitled “The New 52″. Will you be checking out this sure to be fast paced run of a story? Sorry I had to be corny for a second. Your thoughts on it are welcome in the comments.

Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashpoint_%28comics%29

I’ve decided to toss in some Amazon.com code that focus on The Flash for your indulgence, here are links to a number of “The Flash Chronicles” that capture some of his earliest adventures and present them in chronological order.