DC Comics The New 52 Month 1 Reviews Round-Up and Report Card

DC Comics The New 52I’m still working through the enormous task of writing full reviews for each of the first 52 issues of The New 52, but I’ve had a chance to read through all 52 now and judge them, grade them, rank them, and decide just what I’d be pre-ordering another issue of. I’ll be adding links to the full reviews for all of the issues as I finish them, but think of this as a sneak preview. Consider this my report card for the first month of DC Comics’ New 52.

Dabid’s Top 5 First Issues of The New 52:

Dabid’s Least-Favorite 5 First Issues of The New 52:

The New 52 Sorted By Grade:

Batwing #1 GRADE: A
I, Vampire #1 GRADE: A
Red Lanterns #1 GRADE: A
Voodoo #1 GRADE: A
Action Comics #1 GRADE: A
Animal Man #1 GRADE: A
Justice League Dark #1 GRADE: A
Aquaman #1 GRADE: A-
Green Lantern #1 GRADE: B+
Swamp Thing #1 GRADE: B+
Demon Knights #1 GRADE: B+
Green Lantern Corps #1 GRADE: B+
Justice League #1 GRADE: B
Batgirl #1 GRADE: B
Stormwatch #1 GRADE: B
Batwoman #1 GRADE: B
Superboy #1 GRADE: B
All-Star Western #1 GRADE: B
The Fury of Firestorm #1 GRADE: B
Mister Terrific #1 GRADE: B-
Nightwing #1 GRADE: B-
Teen Titans #1 GRADE: B-
Deathstroke #1 GRADE: C+
Batman and Robin #1 GRADE: C+
Resurrection Man #1 GRADE: C+
DC Universe Presents #1 GRADE: C+
Wonder Woman #1 GRADE: C+
Blackhawks #1 GRADE: C+
Hawk and Dove #1 GRADE: C
Detective Comics #1 GRADE: C
Batman #1 GRADE: C
Captain Atom #1 GRADE: C
Superman #1 GRADE: C
Suicide Squad #1 GRADE: C-
Blue Beetle #1 GRADE: C-
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 GRADE: C-
Grifter #1 GRADE: D+
Supergirl #1 GRADE: D+
O.M.A.C. #1 GRADE: D
Static Shock #1 GRADE: D
Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1 GRADE: D
Catwoman #1 GRADE: D
Batman: The Dark Knight #1 GRADE: D
Flash #1 GRADE: D-
Men of War #1 GRADE: D-
Justice League International #1 GRADE: D-
Green Arrow #1 GRADE: F
Legion Lost #1 GRADE: F
Legion of Super-Heroes #1 GRADE: F
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 GRADE: F
Birds of Prey #1 GRADE: F
The Savage Hawkman #1 GRADE: F

The 26 Books I’ll Be Pre-Ordering The Next Issue Of:

  • Action Comics
  • Animal Man
  • Aquaman
  • Batman and Robin
  • Batwing
  • Batwoman
  • Blackhawks
  • DC Universe Presents
  • Demon Knights
  • Green Lantern
  • Green Lantern Corps
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • Grifter
  • I, Vampire
  • Justice League
  • Justice League Dark
  • Legion Lost
  • Nightwing
  • Red Lanterns
  • Resurrection Man
  • Stormwatch
  • Superboy
  • Swamp Thing
  • Teen Titans
  • The Fury of Firestorm
  • Voodoo

The 26 Books I WON’T Be Pre-Ordering The Next Issue Of:

  • All-Star Western
  • Batgirl
  • Batman
  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Birds of Prey
  • Blue Beetle
  • Captain Atom
  • Catwoman
  • Deathstroke
  • Detective Comics
  • Flash
  • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
  • Green Arrow
  • Hawk and Dove
  • Justice League International
  • Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Men of War
  • Mister Terrific
  • O.M.A.C.
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • Static Shock
  • Suicide Squad
  • Supergirl
  • The Savage Hawkman
  • Wonder Woman

One month down, and half the books have been cut as well. Still, 26 is a hell of a lot more books than I had been buying from DC a couple months ago, so thus far The New 52 is still a big success. We’ll check back in a month to see how many of those books will be remaining on my subscription list.

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