Picked up all the #3 Giants at Walmart. Some brief thoughts about the new stories in each one.
DC 100-Page Comic Giant! Batman #3; Batman Universe Part 1; Brian Michael Bendis, writer. It starts out with what seems to be a classic Riddler story but it has a little twist at the end that is more intriguing than it ought to be. There was a panel in this of Batman kicking someone in the head that’s aching to be made into a meme.
DC 100-Page Comic Giant! Justice League of America #3; Come Back to Me Part 1; Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, writer. Ehh… Not sure how I feel about this one, there is something off about the dialogue. Wonder Woman’s voice doesn’t seem to be consistent throughout the story could it be that there are two writers? The story is just her going to help with a forest fire, not much else to say about it.
DC 100-Page Comic Giant! Superman #3; Up In the Sky: Alice Part 1; Tom King, writer. Wow! This was really good, it’ll be interesting to see how it goes. Story starts with Batman calling Superman in to take a case with a little girl who gets abducted by aliens.
DC 100-Page Comic Giant! Teen Titans #3; Dead Reckoning; Dan Jurgens, writer. Picks right up where the story in issue #2 left off. Teen Titans vs. The Fearsome Five while the Disrupter and H.I.V.E. are up to something else… I’ve really warmed up to this story and it would be nice if it continues as an ongoing. I think the whole art team is doing a good job on this one too.
While I was out buying meat for my 4th of July cookout [It was delicious! Hope you had a lovely 4th as well!]; I saw these 100 page giants at my local Walmart. I thought at first that these were some one shots but after taking a better look I think these are going to have more than just a #1 issue. They all have 3 reprint issues and one 12 page original story in them. It’s kinda anybody’s guess when or if these are intended to be part of the main continuity.
The Batman Giant had reprints of Batman #608, Nightwing #1, and Harley Quinn #1. The original story is titled One More Chance, and seems to be a two part story. It’s about Batman tring to track down a missing child that’s been kidnapped. Appears to be a fairly typical Batman story.
The Justice League of America Giant has reprints of Justice League #1, The Flash #1, and Aquaman #1. The original story is Wonder Woman The Conversion. Featuring Steve Trevor and Ares, while Wonder Woman tries to save some girls on their way to a humanitarian aid conference. This story wasn’t particularly good or bad. I don’t know if it’s a lead in to the next issue or not.
The Superman Giant had reprints of Superman/Batman #1, Green Lantern #1, and The Terrifics #1. The original story is Superman Endurance and seems to be a two part story. I actually liked this story the best but I don’t know if I could really tell you why. The set up is that Clark is sent out to write a report on why people who live in areas typically hit by tornadoes don’t just move somewhere else.
The Teen Titans Giant had reprints of Teen Titans #1, Super Sons #1, and Sideways #1. The original story is titled Enter… The Disruptor! They manages to pack a lot into a few pages with this one.
I’m hoping I’m able to pick up the second issues when they come out… I’m seeing some disheartening reports of scalpers moving in on these; and that they have fairly low print runs; and aren’t even available at all stores. Hope my friends out there were able to get them if you wanted them.
Titans Hunt by Dan Abnett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Titans Hunt wrapped up last week with issue eight and addresses [sort of] the status of The New 52’s original Titan’s team. This story spun out of the Convergence storyline and if the solicits can be trusted appears to be the direct lead into the Titan’s Rebirth #1 that goes on sale 6/15/2016.
There have been numerous members of the Titans over the years but the line up we are given here is: Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, Garth, Lilith, Roy Harper, Hawk, Dove, Herald, Bumble Bee, Cave Boy, and mentioned is The Forgotten Titan [Who is possibly the pre-52 Wally West.] I’ll be honest I don’t remember Herald and Caveboy but I guess they were a thing at some point.
Basicly this story starts out with Lilith appearing to the other Titans as a waking dream and giving them cryptic messages to remember and find each other. They do and then they have to face a very old Titan’s villain.
I thought the story was pretty solid and it was fun. I might not be too objective though, the Titans are favorites of mine and I was really just happy to see a story featuring these characters again. Oh, and I really enjoyed the art too.
The graphic novel for Titans Hunt comes out September 20, 2016, and is up for preorder on Amazon right now. And here are a couple of pages where the Titans fight each other… Garth and Donna duking it out while Grayson mostly tries not to become collateral damage.
And here are Lilith, Hawk and Dove making holes in walls.
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