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Ranking DC’s Rebirth: 20 – 16

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Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps

Rob Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver, & Rafa Sandoval
Sadly, there is no Red Lantern Cat in this book. However, there are more Green Lanterns than before, and the Sinestro Corps actually seems pretty cool. I gotta say, I’m not very excited about this particular story, although Venditti can write some great, villainous monologues. I’m interested in the dynamic between Sinestro, his corps, and his daughter, but I’m still not into Hal Jordan. I was, however, really excited to see Kilowog and John Stewart, and Sandoval does a pretty good job with his characters. Most of the time I think DC characters look a little silly, and maybe it’s because this book is in space with aliens, but I really like the art. I’d love to see this guy draw some evil red lantern cats… – tyrannoflores

First collection: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Volume 1: Sinestro’s Law (February)

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Superwoman

Phil Jimenez & Emmanuela Lupacchino
I’m less into all the Superpeople than I am all the Batpeople, but this story, at least, is interesting. And, despite Matt Santorelli’s efforts at mucking up Phil Jimenez’s pencils with blotchy inks, the art is pretty great. The twist at the ending is good enough to make me want to read on, but I still feel like I’m reading one giant confusing mess of SuperBatComics, and I’m starved for some variety. – MMDG

Is it weird that I thought Lana and Lois were gonna make out in the beginning? It felt like a porno setup. Lois wants to know how Lana taught Clark Kent how to control his powers (how would an Earth girl do that anyway?) I imagine being intimate with Superman is difficult so it doesn’t seem too far-fetched that cuddling and making out helped Clark learn to keep his powers under control… – tyrannoflores

First collection: Superwoman Volume 1: Who Killed Superwoman? (May)

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Ranking DC’s Rebirth: 25 – 21

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Justice League

Bryan Hitch, Tony Daniel, & Fernando Pasarin
This is the worst thing I’ve read in a long time. Hitch’s writing and art are super basic. The characters talk like their Silver Age counterparts, announcing their feelings and intentions, making them seem extremely flat. Some of these characters have had the chance to show some depth in their own titles, but in Justice League, they act cartoony, and I don’t mean in a good DCAU way. The story seems to move through expository dialogue instead of being motivated by character’s actions, which wouldn’t be all bad if Hitch could muster up some art that matches what he did in the Ultimates, or Ultimate Fantastic Four. I think taking on both duties is stretching the poor guy thin, which doesn’t give me a lot of hope for this book. – tyrannoflores

Works as a starting point for new readers, but that’s the only good thing it does. Lazy storytelling and even the art seems rushed in parts. The techno-organic space beasty is likely another Watchmen connection, so… enough to keep reading? – MMDG

First collection: Justice League Volume 1: The Extinction Machine (January)

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Deathstroke

Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan, Igor Vitorino, & Felipe Watanabe
Well drawn but that’s all I can give it. Slade is a piece of shit and I’d rather watch him die. They aren’t even straddling the line and I don’t feel too compelled to read more about this guy. This book has badass overload; I don’t need to spend every page seeing Slade fuck, kill, or spit one-liners. Masochism without any sort of examination seems really pointless in this day and age. Won’t be reading more. – MeanOldPig

First collection: Deathstroke Volume 1: The Professional (March)

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