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?
Man, really slim pickings this month as I looked for an issue to write about. EARTH 2 was speeding up with its #2 issue featuring the debut of the New 52’s Jay Garrick, and WORLDS’ FINEST second issue was struggling to deliver on the promise of artists George Perez and Kevin Maguire sharing the load, hampered as it was by the sluggish plotting of Paul Levitz. Outside of that, even consistently good series like ALL-STAR WESTERN and DEMON KNIGHTS were suffering, the first from a forced tie-in with the Court of Owls thing happening in the Bat-books, and the latter seeming to slow as it approached it’s first year anniversary.
BLUE BEETLE, CAPTAIN ATOM, TEEN TITANS, and even JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL all seemed to be floundering as the excitement of the New 52 experiment appeared to be wearing thin.
All of which leads me to VOODOO #10, the little title that could (at least for a while) but which never found the following. Writer Joshua Williamson would g on to write THE FLASH a couple of years later and apparently do a great job of it – I know him more from BIRTHRIGHT and NAILBITER at Image – but whether it was the character or the rough start it had, VOODOO never really took off, despite Williamson’s attempt to build suspense and a backstory.
A shame as the writing was complimented by the nice, clean art of Sami Basri whose work was always good.
Outside of the 19 DC titles this month, it was FATALE, THE BOYS, and FURY MAX.
2 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago June 2012”
The only new book in June was an Atomic Robo mini-series, Flying She-Devils of the Pacific, set post World War 2, with lots of jetpacks! There was also the second issue of Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures.
DC, I’m still trying to get either of the first two issues of Dial H. There’s still Green Arrow and Batman Beyond Unlimited. By now, we knew Resurrection Man was ending in August or September and I was ready for it, because the book’s pacing was sooooooo terrible. My review (crappy as it is because I didn’t have much chance to use the Internet at the time) specifically notes there’s almost no forward progress on the plot when the book is about to end.
Angel & Faith brings in Willow, who thinks Angel’s plan to resurrect Giles is stupid. Well, as the moron who resurrected Buffy and subjected us to the miseryfest that was Season 6, she would know. Rocketeer Adventures had stories by the Simonsons and John Byrne. At Marvel, the AvX tie-in for Secret Avengers is finally over. Daredevil has run foul of Latveria (and Chris Samnee is now the regular artist going forward), and Matt Fraction’s Defenders book has exhausted my patience. Love the roster he created, but the book was just disappointing.
Yeah, RESSURRECTION MAN didn’t live up to the earlier series from a few years before. Nice that it was given a second chance but it did sort of just peter out.
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