Ok so I just got the app downloaded and installed and have been looking through it. Ugh. I am seriously disappointed. There really just isn’t a lot in there. I really, really hope they are planning to make regular expansions or switch the stuff out if that’s all they are going to offer at one time. This probably isn’t like the most organized post I’ve ever made, but here are some points.
- The selection of comics is way smaller than I thought it would be.
- At the top of the comic list page it says,” The full DC Comics digital library will be available for purchase in October.” — PURCHASE? WTF? That really annoyed me. I’m pretty sure now that there will not be any sizable amount of readable comics available.
- A lot of the comics available to read are just a few of the first issues. I’m pretty sure all they want to do is sell you the rest of the storylines. NOT COOL — and a lot of that stuff is probably free to read on Comixology already.
- I think I counted 23 movies. Mostly animated. Live action are the 4 older Superman Movies.
- 9 TV Series. Mostly really old ones.
- 12 animated series.
That new content can’t come quick enough if they plan of keeping this afloat and they really need to add more diverse catalog of available comics with consecutive runs available to read. Frankly if I hadn’t paid for a year’s sub I would just sign up for a month after the new shows air and just binge watch them. I don’t think it’s enough content for the price. What do you guys think?
Update: Ok, after going out of the app and going back into it to read something else. I’m seeing a lot more comics than I was originally seeing. That’s good, I guess maybe that means that they are sill adding stuff to the app or maybe it’s got a few bugs to work out. I’m seeing some older titles that I’ve never read, I feel a bit better about it now. Because at first I was only seeing like maybe 100 comics total and I was upset.
There’s an awesome deal from Humble Bundle this week. The DC Comics in GraphicAudio bundle. If you buy the top tier of this deal you can get 22 audio books for as little as $15. That’s basically 22 books for the price of 1. The deal is good for 2 weeks so don’t miss out on this one.
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Green Lantern: Hero’s Quest
Wayne of Gotham
Batman: The Stone King
Green Lantern: Sleepers (Book One)
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The Flash: Stop Motion
Wonder Woman: Mythos
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Enemies and Allies
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52 (1 of 2)
52 (2 of 2)
So, It’s been a few weeks since I sat down and wrote anything. So much for those new year’s resolutions! -_- The New Age of Heroes went on without my input though and we are now up to issue three of Damage. Really there isn’t much to report on this title. Story advancement is going at a snail’s pace. Mostly because the bulk of each issue is being eaten up with gratuitous fight scenes. This issue he fights Wonder Woman, and next issue it will probably be the Justice League. I’m losing interest in this story pretty fast because it just doesn’t give enough to really engage me. I’m beginning to wonder if there will even be enough material in the first collected volume to make a whole story. What are your thoughts about it?
Wonder Woman merchandise is starting to show up for the big movie release and today I found out about this 5 part promotional video for Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrances based on Superman and Wonder Woman. I’m a little intrigued as to what they will smell like although not because of this little motion comic… which I’ll admit let me a bit… speechless.
Links to Videos on YouTube Here
I’m a bit behind on reading some of my titles and am trying to avoid spoilers until I catch up a bit more. Until I’m able to get back to weekly reviews for fun here is my Pull/Pass/Back Issue lists for the DC Comics that came out this week. I’ve left a little note beside the few issues that I read. I wish I could buy all the books but I’m like most people and have only X amount of money to spend on comics every month. Here’s how I prioritized this week.
Pulled [Books I preordered.]:
- Action Comics #971
- Detective Comics #948
- The Flash #14
- Justice League Of America Vixen Rebirth #1 [Ok story with nice art.]
- Justice League Power Rangers #1 (of 6) [What was I thinking when I ordered this? It did sorta make me laugh. I’ll have to reserve judgement on this until the story is complete.]
- Scooby Apocalypse #9
- Titans #7 [Great scenes with Wally/Superman and Donna/Roy. Something about the art feels a tad rough? Maybe the muted colors?]
- Wonder Woman #14
Passed On [Books I had no interest in.]:
- Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #6
- Deathstroke #10
- Gotham Academy Second Semester #5
- Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #4 (of 6)
- New Super-Man #7
- Suicide Squad #9
To the Back Issue List [Books I wanted but I had to draw the line somewhere. I’ll buy you when I have some extra cash, promise!]:
- All-Star Batman #6
- Earth 2 Society #20
- Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12
- Red Hood And The Outlaws #6
- Supergirl #5
- Superwoman #6
I’ve been so busy I didn’t have anytime to post the last couple of weeks but hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track this week as I gradually get my new schedule strait. I’m even a little behind on reading my comics so I’m picking back up with the issues that came out on 8/10/2016…
Wonder Woman #4 – The Retelling is going strong.
The Flintstones #2 – Dark and yet cute at the same time.
The Flash #4 – I’m kind of afraid of getting too attached to all of these new speedsters… although I’m liking most of them. Just hope Godspeed isn’t…
Superwoman #1 – Well. That was crazy. Must know what happens next.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 – Pretty good with an interesting cliffhanger.
New Super-Man #2 – Still not feeling this one.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 – Pretty interesting.
Detective Comics #938 – Ok, but I’m way more interested in Red Robin than Batwoman.
Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 – I usually don’t do villain stories but this was pretty good.
All-Star Batman #1 – Eehh… I’m not sure about this; the dialog feels really off to me. It just doesn’t feel like Batman’s voice.
Action Comics #961 – This story just keeps on getting better. I’m really enjoying it.
And rating them in the order that I like them is always hard but I settled on:
- Superwoman #1
- Action Comics #961
- Wonder Woman #4
- The Flash #4
- The Flintstones #2
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2
- Detective Comics #938
- Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
- Deathstroke: Rebirth #1
- All-Star Batman #1
- New Super-Man #2
Now I just really need to get caught up to this week’s issues before wednesday gets here….
Wednesday is the best day of the week! It looks like I won’t be getting anything but DC books for the foreseeable future… I can’t commit to putting anything else on pulls at the moment. This week I got:
- Nightwing Rebirth #1 – 100% Loved it.
- The Flash #2 – Ok, that was a strange turn of events but I’m into it.
- Wonder Woman #2 – Enjoying this even though it’s yet another origin retelling.
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 – Ummm… I feel a bit lost with this one. I just haven’t read many Green Lantern books the last 5 years or so… Looks promising but I may need to invest in back issues.
- New Super-Man #1 – 😦 Had no real expectations for this but ended up not liking it much.
- Detective Comics #936 – So/So stuff. Moderately interesting but I don’t like Batwoman.
- Action Comics #959 – Wow! Now that was action packed. Some really nice page layouts too.
- Wacky Raceland #2 – Ugg. Dick’s story was… upsetting. Do not like.
Now getting down to actually ranking them in the order that I enjoyed them this week; it was easy to pick the top and the bottom book but a lot harder to decide on the others.
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 7/13/2016
- Nightwing Rebirth #1
- Action Comics #959
- Wonder Woman #2
- The Flash #2
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1
- Detective Comics #936
- New Super-Man #1
- Wacky Raceland #2
Just five issues this week for me… and they are all DC books. And how do I rank them you ask?
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/22/2016
- Flash #1
- Detective Comics #935
- Action Comics #958
- Wonder Woman #1
- Aquaman #1
Flash was my favorite of the week because it felt like it flowed the best. Detective Comics is slowly gaining my interest, but I’m not sure how I feel about the mud room. Action Comics is still holding my interest with the mysteries there. I felt a little lost with the Wonder Woman issue, probably because I’m just not that familiar with her supporting cast. Aquaman felt slow to me and a bit frustrating like you just want them to hurry up and get to something interesting; this title might lose me if they don’t pick up the pace.
On a personal collecting note, I finally spent a day this week trying to gather up all of the comics that are presently in my home and organise them a little in anticipation of starting the cataloging process. — The problem is way worse than I thought… I bought 5 short boxes, 300 bags, and 300 boards to start with. I used them all and still have loose books lying around. I haven’t even gotten over to my parents house to go through those books yet, or the ones in my storage unit. I’m going to go broke just bagging/boarding/boxing them all.
It’s new comic book day! Mostly reading the DC Rebirth storylines this week. So first let me rank these comics in the order that I enjoyed them the most.
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/8/2016
Action Comics #957
The Flash Rebirth #1
Wonder Woman Rebirth #1
Aquaman Rebirth #1
Detective Comics #934
Wacky Raceland #1
And briefly some thoughts about these issues. Wacky Raceland was a little too grim-dark for me. Detective Comics just didn’t do anything standout, kind of feel meh about the character line up. Aquaman was ok but seemingly written for absolute new readers, nothing exciting for old fans but good if you knew nothing about the character. The other three were hard to rank, all of them introduced interesting plot threads, and I’m really looking forward to the continuations of those books.
This week I got a mystery box of 50 dc comics off of ebay. They are all New 52 books. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read any of them yet but they cost less than $1 each. Looks like I got a small run of Swamp Thing so I might read those first. I was sorta surprised the seller included a few #0 and #1 issues.
Sooo… I liked DC Rebirth #1 so much that I decided to try going back to weekly pulls for my comics. I’m not sure how long it’ll last but I plan on getting all the Rebirth #1s anyway. I don’t really plan on doing reviews for every single comic I purchase because I prefer to review whole storylines but I thought I might rank the comics I get every week in the order that I enjoyed them the most and maybe point out anything that really stuck out as noteworthy.
Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/1/2016:
Superman Rebirth #1
Green Arrow Rebirth #1
Green Lanterns Rebirth #1
Batman Rebirth #1
Ok, honestly I liked all of these books, but Superman sparked more of an emotional response than the other books. Green Arrow was a really nice one-shot and could be understood and enjoyed by pretty much anyone. I don’t know how or when the two new Green Lanterns came into play but I’m really interested to find out more. The Batman book was good but I’ve read so many Batman stories it’s really hard to impress me with this character.
I also picked up a few comics from the dollar boxes and a variant cover of Grayson #11 that I’ve been looking for. I’m one of those people who are quite happy to pick up and read random comics without having any other comics in the run. I mean sure I enjoy having the whole thing but it doesn’t bother me not to. This habit seems to strangely bug other people.
The Brave and the Bold  #1 & #2 of a six issue limited series featuring Green Arrow, The Butcher, and The Question. Some of the stereotypes of Indigenous Native American Tribes were sort of cringe worthy. It also had several scenes with Dinah Lance aka Black Canary back in the days when she had short black hair and worked at Sherwood Florist.
I’ve been thinking about getting the Convergence trades that have the side stories. I got this Batman and the Outsiders one to sample and it looked promising. I think the whole series had like 80 issues though, and even assuming I can get them for $1 each that’s a lot of back issues to track down and buy.
The Shadow of the Bat issues was decent but nothing to write home about.
Well, that was my Wednesday in comics. Think I might try doing this every week.