100 Issues Ago October 2011

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Month Two of the New 52 and, for the most part (at least from my somewhat ailing memory these days) I was still cautiously optimistic about things.

This month’s featured issue above of FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #2 was one of the better issues, along with DEMON KNIGHTS, ALL-STAR WESTERN, RESURRECTION MAN and even VOODOO. The bigger titles, like JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN were benefiting from Geoff Johns embracing the new era, with the other titles I was getting hoping to gather speed.

The only ones that weren’t really gelling for me at this point were FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN which I’d picked up due to Gail Simone scripting, but something wasn’t right. TEEN TITANS, also, wasn’t really sitting well with me.

But this was still early days, like I said, and it was good to see DC taking a punt on some odd titles.

Outside of DC (18 monthly titles at this point) I was getting THE BOYS and it’s side-miniseries BUTCHER, and the Jason Aaron written PUNISHER: MAX series.

2 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago October 2011

  1. Let’s see, still Grifter, Suicide Squad, Resurrection Man. I don’t think any of them were exactly wowing me yet.

    Darkwing Duck is down to its penultimate issue, and I think this was when I actually got the first issues of Angel & Faith. I was trying to buy Atomic Robo in single issues for the first time, but as of October, none of the issues of Ghost of Station X had shown up at my home yet.

    At Marvel, I think I’m just about done with Avengers Academy, Daredevil’s still the best book I’m buying, and there were 3 mini-series that started up. Legion of Monsters by Dennis Hopeless and Juan Doe was a lot of fun. Annihilators:Earthfall was not as good as the first Annihilators mini-series. Avengers Solo I bought because it was written by Jen van Meter (who had written a Black Cat mini-series in 2010 I loved), and it starred Hawkeye. I can not remember a single thing about it, which probably says a lot.


    1. I was enjoying RESURRECTION MAN and I eventually picked up the SUICIDE SQUAD in trade but it didn’t really work for me. Running through a few of the books was this vague notion that the Daemonites were somehow linking stories; I got the sense there was a plan for a theme or a crossover event to have heroes face off against them but either I was wrong or nothing happened with it.

      I can not remember a single thing about it, which probably says a lot. – there are so many series I could say that about. I do a regular trawl through my collection each year and if I can’t remember anything about it, it goes up for sale.


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