I love this kind if thing. Requires a keen eye. Can you see it? It’s a DC comic.
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The last comic purchase before the Christmas break and it’s a quiet one.
Secret Avengers (2012) #13 Inf
Batman And Two Face #26
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #6 (Evil)
I finally feel that I'm on top of my comic standing order. It has taken a bit of tweaking here and there and I suspect that there will be a bit more culling to come, but overall I feel that I've got it to a manageable level. I find myself buying Marvel titles that have digital codes so I can read them on the road. My DC intake tends to be Batman centric with a few exceptions. The question going forward will be whether I continue with titles like, Nightwing, Justice League of America or Secret Avengers.
Avengers AI #7.Inh
Cataclysm Ultimates #2 (Of 3)
Batman (2011) #26 (Zero Year)
Justice League (2011) #25 (Evil)
Justice League Of America #10 (Evil)
Cataclysm Ultimates Last Stand #2 (Of 5)
Secret Avengers (2012) #12 Inf
Batman Superman #6
Detective Comics #26
Earth 2 #18
Green Lantern #26
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #14 (Evil)
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I've been reading comics for a long time now and one of the biggest attractions for me has always been the concept of parallel universes. I like to think that there are multiple versions of myself throughout the universe. Well, why not! Both DC Comics and Marvel have over the years ensured that multiple versions of their characters have been in existence and often come across each other. 2013 has seen this theme pop up time and again and both companies are embracing it with open arms.
DC ComicsThe mini series 'Batman Superman' is excellent. Running in 2013, we basically get 2 Batmen and 2 Supermen. One old and one young. And they are all together, questioning what is happening along with the reader. It is great fun and somewhat revealing, for them as well as the reader.
Earth 2 is a comic I have collected since the New 52 kicked in. A nice premise in that the Trinity are taken out right at the outset. Of course, other heroes step up and start banding together and there will always be a Batman.
Elseworlds. I grew up with Elseworlds. They don't call them that anymore, but some of them were great. Gotham by Gaslight is one of my favourites.
Trinity of Sin/ Forever Evil is the current DC story that spans the DC universe(s). I love the concept that the heroes from another universe, the Crime Syndicate, from Earth-3 (who look a lot like those we know) are evil and come to earth and take over. So far this has been done really well and has been the standout DC comic of 2013. You also get the feeling (and there have been hints) that Lex Luthor gets to play a big part in all of this. I think he's a great character and should be used a lot more outside the pure Superman world.
MarvelI've said in previous posts that I like the fact that some Marvel titles can be purchased as hard copy with a digital code inside them. This works really well for me and I have to say I enjoy being able to take Marvel on the road with me. It would be great if DC did the same. They won't of course but I wish they would.
Anyway, Age of Ultron. As a story I think this started out well. It was beautifully drawn and had a great cast. For me, it didn't quite hit the spot (issue by issue) but it did cross universes and there were some very cool moments.
It also led into Infinity, which has been Marvel's attempt at Star Wars. Again, I think it has had its moments but is maybe too big a story to tell for a company that does its best work concentrating on individual characters (and the occasion team/ team up). Infinity isn't finished yet, so I'll see how it ends.
Hunger/ Cataclysm. I've always delved into the Ultimate Marvel universe and actually loved Ultimatum. This current story brings both universes together, based around one particular villian ripping his way into the Ultimate universe (from the normal Marvel Universe). I did read that this may lead to the end of the Ultimate universe. I hope that doesn't happen because it is a great way to give well known characters a new leash of life.
Battle of the Atom (X-men). While so far this story is contained to the mutant universe, we find ourselves with X-men from three different time lines. It gets a little confusing but there is some great banter, especially when there are 3 versions of one character all at different ages.
Cataclysm Ultimate X-Men #1 (Of 3)
Infinity #6 (Of 6)
Batman The Dark Knight #25
Damian Son Of Batman #2 (Of 4)
Avengers #23 (2012) Inf
Avengers AI #6
Cataclysm Ultimates #1 (Of 3)
Secret Avengers (2012) #11 Inf
Batman And Two Face #25
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #5
Batman (2011) #25 (Zero Year)
Justice League Of America (2013) #9 (Evil)
Nightwing (2011) #25 (Zero Year)
Nice quiet week.