The Romanticon 3000 first appeared back in November’s #159 where it caused problems for Lois Lane – as it’s Valentine’s Day, it seemed appropriate that it show up here as well.
Mash-Up #200 . . . and they said it’d never last . . .
As I did for #100, I’ve gone with the silhouettes and big text on a black background, like the DC centennial issues from the late 90s.
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.
Long time readers will know of my affection for Justice League Detroit, a much maligned iteration of the League from the early to mid 80s. Sure, they had some problems, but I still like those folks. And throw in Dr Strange and who knows what might happen.