New DC Titles Coming in June

You guys can tell I’m a bit of a Marvel snob. I’m not a fan of DC’s movies at all, and the only character I’ve had any interest in is The Flash – mostly due to the TV show. I don’t like Batman. Haven’t read any of the Batman comics, but from what I know about the character from all the movies and shows – ugh. Superman is only mildly interesting to me.

But, I want to give DC a better chance. They have 24 new titles starting in June, and these are the ones I’m going to try out.

Black Canary

Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by ANNIE WU

I know zero about Black Canary, except she’s some sort of vigilante or undercover bad guy? She has a new run starting, and I figure I’ll give it a try. I want to get more of a feel for how DC treats their female characters.

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Martian Manhunter

Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

This guy, J’onn J’onzz, is from Mars… so basically, I’m down.

Midnighter

Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art and cover by ACO

I think I’m the most intrigued by this guy. I looked him up on Wikipedia, and apparently he has superhuman abilities, actually kills his enemies, and he is (I think) a gay character, which is something I don’t think I’ve seen for any male superhero so far.

 

Prez

Written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL

Beth Ross is the first teenaged President of the US? I’m in. And ditto wanting to see how DC treats their ladies. It makes me nervous that I don’t see any female writers on my list so far.

Starfire is a new title starting in June that I know has a female writer, but the cover image just kind of turns me off… so we’ll see. If I hear good things about it, maybe I’ll pick it up then.

Cyborg

Written by DAVID WALKER
Art and cover by IVAN REIS

So I guess this character was experimented on by his own parents? Yikes. And dudes half metal-machine, which sounds cool.

Alright, so those are the ones I’m going to give a whirl. Are there any that you’re looking forward to checking out? Giving me a few alternate suggestions doesn’t hurt.

~Sarah

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3 comments

  1. Okay! Go you! Giving another chance to the Distinguished Competition! You do that, and let us know how it goes — I’m mad at DC, so I’m waiting for a good reason to give them another try (such as a rave recommendation from a more adventurous blogger). In the meantime there are so many wondrous Marvel and Image comics for me to explore…

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