Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Batman has been outstanding. The new JLA has great art (all hail Jim Lee) at times and the stories have changed enough to find it fascinating. Aquaman has been awesome. (Yeah, I said that. I'm not backing down either.) Teen Titans is slow.
That's all I read. I'm waiting impatiently for the JSA and the Robinson treatment there. That looks sweet!
Couldn't agree more on Batman and Aquaman. Scott Snyder has been knocking it out of the park since he was on Detective pre-Flashpoint.
I feel like there's something lacking with JL, can't quite figure out what it is though. Johns has been tremendous on Aquaman and his continuing Green Lantern run so no complaints there, but I just haven't been blown away with his JL thus far. Lee is always good on art though, so that's worth the price of admission most days.
Biggest disapointment for me has been Justice League International. I was a big fan of the Johns & Jurgens run on Booster Gold (great concept, great supporting cast, etc.) and it was for some unknown reason a casualty of the reboot/reset and I'd hoped JLI wold be at least a decent replacement. It's pretty much been terrible every month and I'm done with it. They can't be all winners I guess.
Overall I have mixed feelings on the "new" DCU. I understand the logic behind it and the effort to bring in new readers, but ultimately it's just a half-measure, like they were too timid to really go all the way and do a total reboot. I think they felt like they needed to do something to help out the Superman and Wonder Woman titles because they've been struggling for awhile, and while Wonder Woman is really good out of the reboot, Superman is still hit and miss (love the idea of Morrison on Action and it has shown flashes, but Superman is pretty blah).
Really though I don't see why they couldn't have done something similar withough losing the continuity they had. Just switch up the creative teams, tweak a few origins and you keep the history you established and get what amounts to a fresh start in a lot of respects. This to me just adds more confusion when it really wasn't necessary. For example - can someone please tell me what is going on with The Flash? So Barry is the Flash, which is totally fine, but he's no longer married to Iris, which to me is a critical part of the character because he's really not the bachelor-type. And then there's the mystery of just what is going on with Wally West. Is he alive? Dead? Never existed? He was a major player in the DCU forever and now there's no sign of him and no mention of any plans. It's beyond odd.
It seems like the Batman and Green Lantern books were left mostly untouched and they haven't missed a beat. Really looking forward to Morrison's Batman Inc. returning. Big fan of his Batman run. I still feel like this could be a temporary thing, as it seems like they've got an out to go back to the old continuity with this Pandora character. Maybe that's the back door in case the bottom falls out of the New 52 campaign.