Between the Image Expo, San Diego Comic Con, and Marvel’s previews of its post-Secret Wars lineup, there’s been a lot of news. And while all the other big companies are previewing what’s to come, DC has already started with “DC You.” For DC, this was one of several major publication shifts that we’ve seen over the past few years, and it wasn’t as “major” as Marvel’s. But it was still big news.
With half the year done, Comic Con over, and both Marvel and DC being nearly done rebooting, I thought it might be a fun time to look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.
It also might give you some ideas for what to buy in trades, because the number of new books on the market right now is staggering.
Let’s start with DC.
Despite the horrible name of “DC You,” the newer new DCU is better than any DC slate I’ve seen this century. Hell, I can’t remember being this interested in DC comics since 1986, right after Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The big event, Convergence, was awful. But in its aftermath we got some very interesting new titles. Unlike Marvel, though, we still had some old ones as well. Here’s how I rate the current crop of new #1s, followed by my ten favorite DC books right now, and then a look at what else will be coming soon…