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 8 of the New 52 and, as I mentioned last month, the centre was not holding, and things were starting to fall apart.
ALL-STAR WESTERN was still good, though AQUAMAN was getting bogged down in the origin of the Others in the lead up to that team being given their own series further down the line. BLUE BEETLE and CAPTAIN ATOM were both struggling as Beetle left El Paso for New York and Atom ran into his future self. FIRESTORM and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL were floundering as well, with the former still trying to fling ideas out to see what would stick, while the latter was bringing in new members to try and boost sales/interest – trouble is the new member was Batwing – anyone remember him? And TEEN TITANS was rambling on with some random crossover fighting a group called NOWHERE.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom – the GREEN LANTERN titles were solid reads at this point, and as always FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE and DEMON KNIGHTS were well worth a read. MISTER TERRIFIC came to an end, unfortunately, but (from memory – my comics are still in storage) there was the clearest reveal yet that his girlfriend Karen Starr was the Power Girl of Earth-2.
Outside of DC, it was THE BOYS and FATALE. One thing the New 52 would do for me, as we’ll see as these months roll on, is I would eventually start branching out much more beyond DC.