The Top 3 Comics 11/21/12: Even An Amex Black Card Can’t Buy The #1 Spot

Welcome to my Top 3 comics! Here are the best of the best, the creme de la creme, the piece de resistance. One thing I should note: if two comics both receive the same rating score I will break the tie awarding the higher ranking to the book that had that extra something special. Click on any of the logos to be taken directly to the review of that particularly ranked book or just go to the next page. Remember, like all my other reviews, this is solely based on comics that I have purchased. Also I should mention that there be SPOILERS in these reviews. You are warned! Read and enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “The Top 3 Comics 11/21/12: Even An Amex Black Card Can’t Buy The #1 Spot

  1. The 2 New 52 series starting in May won’t last too much, in my opinion.
    First of all, it looks like there won’t be any superhero in both of them: you can’t make a DC comic book without a superhero, it’s like trying to make spaghettis without the tomato sauce. What you can make is a Vertigo comic book without superheroes – in fact, when I read the description of those 2 series, I instantly thought “DC should have put them in the Vertigo section, in the New 52 line they are a fish out of water.”
    Secondly, both of them seem to be strictly related to the current tragic political-economic situation, and this is a wrong idea, in my opinion. A comic book is supposed to entertain you, to make you stop thinking about your problems: those series, on the contrary, seem to be entirely built on the problems most people have, so probably even in the Vertigo line they wouldn’t have had much success.
    Of course the one written by miss Simone has more chances to last, because there’s a big name writing it, but I think that, when the concept is not appealing, no matter how good the writer is, the comic book won’t work. Yes, it will make huge numbers for the first months, as usual when an A – list writer is involved, but in the long run people will start thinking “I don’t care who’s writing it, it’s not my cup of tea!” and leave the title.
    Talking about the upcoming DC titles, I’m starting believing in the hype around the WildC.A.T.S. title. The cover of Team 7 # 5 shows the former WildC.A.T.S. leader, Spartan, coming back after years of oblivion (http://www.popmatters.com/pm/gallery/view/10651/168235/): too big a coincidence, don’t you think so?
    I wanted to talk also about the 17th issues of Green Arrow and Batman. We have already shared our first impressions about GA # 17, but there’s one thing that I hadn’t noticed until today: that issue has a very old fashioned coloring! As you know, I’m a nostalgic when it’s about coloring, so it was a very pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, Green Arrow’s penciller tweeted that issue # 18 will have a different colorist, and, from the panel Sorrentino shared with his followers (https://twitter.com/And_Sorrentino/status/299908602553040896/photo/1), it seems that the new colorist isn’t an old school guy like his predecessor.
    As for Batman # 17, before talking about it I would like you to tell me whether you have already read it, in order not to spoil anything.

    • “The 2 New 52 series starting in May won’t last too much, in my opinion.”
      I agree with all your points. Did they really need 2 books to focus on this subject matter? What a waste of 2 of the 52 spots when there are so many other characters deserving of a spot. I predict…8 issues tops.

      “The cover of Team 7 # 5 shows the former WildC.A.T.S. leader, Spartan, coming back after years of oblivion. Too big a coincidence, don’t you think so?”
      You might be on to something there.

      “Unfortunately, Green Arrow’s penciller tweeted that issue # 18 will have a different colorist, and, from the panel Sorrentino shared with his followers, it seems that the new colorist isn’t an old school guy like his predecessor.”
      That’s unfortunate. I did not know that. I thought they had a real winning combination there and I wonder what is behind the change? From the story, to the art, to the colouring, that first issue was worth the wait!

      “As for Batman # 17, before talking about it I would like you to tell me whether you have already read it, in order not to spoil anything.”
      I have not. I don’t pick my comics up until Saturday so I’ve got a ways to go. Can’t believe it’s already been leaked. I shall resist. Without major spoilers, was it great? Was it a worthy ending? I don’t think Damian will die in it. Unfortunately it still seems likely he is going to meet his maker in Batman Incorporated. Can’t they leave well enough alone?

      • “Without major spoilers, was it great?” I prefer not to tell you anything until you get the copy. Avoid reading comic book themed blogs until then, because of course the 99 % of them will talk about it in the next days. Thank you for your explanation about Ravagers and for your replies! : )

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