Oh hey, a new Rob-Box posted more or less a week from the last one (ignore the dates and the dubious validity of that sentiment)! Let’s skip the frivolous and self-serving banter and get right to the meat and potatoes in the peculiar box that carries comics, meat and potatoes.
I… look, I’m a little embarrassed. This week… Man, this week DC killed it. I don’t actually know how to recommend titles this week without recommending just about every comic DC put out. All-Star Batman by Snyder and Romita Jr. and Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott were obvious contenders for “Must Read Titles,” but some surprising candidates rose to the occasion as well, including Superwoman by Jimenez and Guy, and Flinstones by Giffen and dude. Ongoing series like Flash, Detective Comics, New Super-Man, and Hal Jordon and the Green Lantern Corps continued to provide classic DC fun. Even new series poised to fight an uphill battle for my affection impressed me greatly, such as Deathstroke (a character I typically don’t care for) by Priest and Pagaluyan, and Red Hood and the Outlaws (by a writer I don’t like and about a character I usually despise) by Lobdell and Soy. I would honestly suggest all of them. But do I just turn this Rob-Box into a DC endorsement box? Have I lowered myself to the caliber of fanboy obsession? The answer, my friends, is yerp, I’mma do it.
READ IT ALL. Also here are some quick comparisons to sway your opinion!
All-Star Batman #1 by Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, Dean White, Steve Wands, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire- Synder is back on Batman: what a happy, happy day my friends! King and Tynion IV have been doing absolute justice to the Batman legacy, but it’s great to see the king continue his work. This first arc revolves around Batman’s interactions with Two-Face-as every arc will focus on a specific member of the Rogue Gallery-and I’m getting a serious Midnight Run Similar: Midnight Run, starring Robert De Niro. Didn’t I just type that?
Wonder Woman #4 by Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Jodi Wynne. Similar: Stuff That Makes You Feel Good, Perhaps Frozen Yogurt or a Tight Hug
Superwoman #1 by Phil Jimenez, Matt Santorelli, Jermoy Cox, and Rob Leigh, Similar: A College Lecture, But One On a Topic You Enjoy
Detective Comics #938 by James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, Brad Anderson, Al Barrionuevo, Adriano Lucas, and Marilyn Patrizio. Similar: Vengeance
Flash #4 by Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe, Ivan Plascencia, and Steve Wands. Similar: Being Struck By Lightning and Living
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini, and Taylor Esposito. That Feeling When You’re Amped Up and Read to Fight
Deathstroke #1 by Priest, Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Jeremy Cox, Willie Schubert. Similar: John Wick But in Comic Form
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 by Robert Venditti, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey, Dave Sharpe. Similar Tough as Nails 1980s Action Heroes
New Super-Man #2 by Gene Luen Yang, Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, Hi-Fi and Dave Sharpe. Similar: Miles Morales Spider-Man (I’ll give you one, loyal readers)
Flinstones #2 by Mark Russel, Steve Pugh, Chris Chuckry, Dave Sharpe. Similar: Humorous Satires of the Beast of Capitalism.