Been away from this thread due to RSI but still been reading!
So way back in Septemberish I began reading comics regularly. Using the excellent Economic Comics service, I used the New 52 as a starting point, and set up this subscription:Action ComicsAnimal ManBatgirlBatmanBatman The Dark KnightBatwomanCatwomanDC Universe PresentsDetective ComicsJustice LeagueJustice League DarkResurrection ManSuicide SquadSupermanSwamp ThingTeen TitansLegion of Superheroes and Legion Lost didn't last long and were quickly cancelled, replaced by Voodoo, which has, to be honest, been on my danger list ever since. From there it stayed pretty much the same until last month when I added the new TMNT and Usagi Yojimbo. I like them. I then added Whispers, and issue one is VERY interesting. Issue two due any day now.A few weeks ago I got a list of upcoming stuff, and added America's Got Powers,
Danger Club and The Shadow as they looked interesting. So! Now my sub looks like this, favourites italicised:STAPLES: Animal Man Batgirl
Batman The Dark Knight Batwoman
DC Universe Presents
Detective Comics Resurrection Man Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TMNT Micro Series Usagi Yojimbo WhispersTo Begin:
America's Got Powers
(Also likely X23 when I catch up with the TPBs)Danger List/Likely to be Cut:
Action Comics (If it doesn't pick its feet up)
Justice League (Just oddly ungripping and unremarkable)
Justice League Dark (Need to catch up, but...)
Superman (See Justice League)
Swamp Thing (A couple of issues behind, but it was far, far too slowly paced)
Teen Titans (Used to enjoy it in the same way I enjoy repeats of Bullseye.
But lately it's just bad)
Voodoo (The initial synopsis that got my attention was LIES and totally different to the actual comic. And tits alone do not a comic make)
Any recommendations, anyone? Or news on upcoming titles? I'm very out of the comic news loop. As you can see, I like Batman stuff, character pieces and am not keen on jargon-laden sci-fi and meaningless fantastic battles. As an example, I want to like X Men, for its potential as a source of character stories about racism and struggles in such a world but fucking HATE what they actually do with it; aliens, robots, clones, robot alien clones, time travel, dimensions...