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?
Six months in to the New 52 and it was a mixed bag this month just like the previous one.
ALL-STAR WESTERN was still damn good, with Palmiotti and Gray joined by the excellent Moritat telling neat, well-paced stories about Jonah Hex. Probably the most enjoyable title I was getting around this time. Elsewhere in DC, FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE, DEMON KNIGHTS, and even VOODOO were still enjoyable, but outside of the big titles I was getting – GREEN LANTERN and JUSTICE LEAGUE – cracks were beginning to show.
CAPTAIN ATOM, BLUE BEETLE, FIRESTORM, TEEN TITANS, and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL were all floundering under the weight of the new takes on the characters.
Outside of DC, THE BOYS was still rolling along, FATALE was living up to the promise it showed in the previous month, and PUNISHER: MAX came to an end with the death of the Punisher.
2 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago February 2012”
For whatever reason, I only had seven comics in February. Don’t know if books were late or what. Two new books in Batman Beyond Unlimited (which I guess was just a print collection of digital stories, but Norm Breyfogle drawing Batman is always good), and Rick Remender’s run on Secret Avengers with Gabriel Hardman. Some of the big concepts were fun, and Remender wrote Hawkeye better than most anyone else did at the time (everyone else at Marvel either wrote him as a buffoon, ala Fraction, or you have Bendis who had Clint constantly killing people for some reason), but overall the book was kind of disappointing. It all got excised from the collection years ago.
Atomic Robo: Ghost of Station X and Avengers Solo both ended.
Angel & Faith was in the middle of an arc about a demon that feeds off people’s emotional trauma, but might turn some of them into psychopaths as a side effect. Resurrection Man threw Mitch into Arkham, which I recall thinking could be interesting, but didn’t really live up to my hopes (which described that book in general). Daredevil went below the surface of the Earth after Mole Man stole all the bodies in a graveyard, including Matt’s father. One of the things I loved about Waid’s run on Daredevil was his willingness to pit Daredevil again enemies other than Wilson Fisk, Bullseye, and ninjas all the damn time. I mean, he used all those characters, but not constantly.
I should probably track down the collected versions of Waid’s Daredevil stuff as I’ve heard good things about it.
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