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?
There were two big launches in month nine of the New 52 (if anyone’s counting how far in we are) and EARTH 2 was the biggest for me, even though WORLDS’ FINEST, the companion title, starred a returning Power Girl. EARTH 2 told the story of the alternate world’s fight against Apokolips and the invading parademons and how the world dealt with the loss of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman during that battle.
Always a sucker for a good multiverse tale, I was happy to pick this up and start exploring the new Earth-2 and the differences the characters would have between their Prime Earth counterparts.
Elsewhere, as I mentioned, WORLDS’ FINEST reintroduced Power Girl and Huntress to the New 52; FRANKENSTEIN and SWAMP THING were crossing over with the interminable Rot storyline that really dragged on way too long; CAPTAIN ATOM was getting weirder; “The Culling” crossover between TEEN TITANS and a bunch of other titles I wasn’t getting was finally over; and the New 52’s first big event had the groundwork laid in the free DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 comic.
Outside of DC, THE BOYS was starting its final story arc; FATALE‘s first arc was drawing to a close; and FURY MAX, Garth Ennis’s retelling of Nick Fury’s wartime exploits was starting up.
4 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago May 2012”
I think the only new book I was getting in May, I didn’t actually get because the store sold out, and that was China Mieville’s Dial H series from DC. Which I think ends up being my second favorite ongoing series (behind Daredevil) in 2012 and 2013.
Outside that, it’s more of the same. Green Arrow, Batman Beyond Unlimited, Resurrection Man from DC. Angel & Faith from Dark Horse, Rocketeer Adventures 2 from IDW. Defenders, Secret Avengers, Daredevil.
Secret Avengers is in the middle of a 3-part “Avengers vs. X-Men” tie-in arc, which was a complete waste of time. Alan Davis drew some pretty covers, but Renato Guedes was doing interiors, which is a whiplash-inducing difference, and the 3 issues were basically Remender’s love letter to Captain Mar-Vell, who is probably the only Marvel character I give less of a crap about than Adam Warlock. So you can imagine how much I enjoyed that arc.
I never picked up the DIAL H series, though I remember the lovely Brian Bolland covers; can’t go wrong there.
“So you can imagine how much I enjoyed that arc.” – hmmmm, I think I’m picking up just a hint of dislike and disappointment… 😉
That whole Fury series, “Why War Gone BY” is a masterpiece in both story-telling and the art. Such a beautiful thing to behold.
Agree, Goran Parlov’s art is stunning.
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