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nu52 – Week 2: Tights

Brian Hibbs

Last one for week 2! Just in time for week three!

LEGION LOST #1: Wow, didn’t work on any level. Wretchedly bad, and not clear as to who was what and which was who. The only New 52 book so far that I’ve actually REDUCED my order for #2, because #1 flopped. It didn’t even sell as well as the last regular issue of Levitz’s LSH.  AWFUL.

 

RESURRECTION MAN #1: OK, so maybe not “tights”, but I didn’t know where else to put this one. Didn’t care much, anyway — very EH, but, then, so was the original series.

 

SUPERBOY #1: Well, way way better than I could have possibly expected, but still ultimately not something that I’m going to care about too much — this kind of setup might be good for 4-6 issues, maybe, but I wonder what the actual comic book could possibly be like, like by issue #12. I probably won’t be staying along long enough to find out though… OK.

 

OK, done — I know I rushed here at the end, but what’s to say about stuff you don’t care about, so much?

 

Come back Thursday for the start of week 3!

 

As always, what did YOU think?

 

-B

4 Responses to “ nu52 – Week 2: Tights ”

  1. What are your customers making of some of these fringier books?

  2. I am a LSH fan and have been since the 60’s. I really wanted this book to work. I’m not holding out much hope for the other Legion book. I don’t think DC knows what to do with these characters, which is unfortunate for all us fans.

  3. I thought RESURRECTION MAN, from a lot of storytelling perspectives, was one of the better done first issues of this relaunch. But like far too many of the 2nd week releases, the reader is left with absolutely no reason to care about the character of what happens to him.

    I thought week 1 was surprisingly good where even the titles I didn’t care for were fairly well done. Week 2 was a freakin’ train wreck.

    Mike

  4. One of the biggest problems for me with Legion Lost is that since I was never a big Legion fan, I don’t really understand what the current premise and status quo is for the team, even right before the relaunch. So I really don’t get this decision to spotlight a subsection of the team that is away on a special mission before introducing the whole team itself. This mythical “brand new reader” DC is chasing I expect will be especially confused. The whole time reading this I kept feeling like I was reading a second issue of a book.

    I think DC would have been better off releasing the Legion book first to introduce people to the overall concept, and then release Legion Lost the next week.

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