Tuesday, June 07, 2011

DC 52 WALL STREET: The Bats In The Belfry

Last week we looked at DC's first batch of new #1's, from the 52 expected to hit in September, running them through a virtual stock market; DC 52 Wall Street

Predicting everything from the must reads to those who might get overlooked, here's how the updated list pans out, now the bat-titles are out in the open.

TOP 5% STOCKS:
SWAMP THING #1 Who cares? It's Swampy, with a cover by Yanick Paquette!

BATMAN #1 Long-time Spawn artist Greg Capullo, handling Batman alongside writer Scott Snyder! Better yet Bruce Wayne will be the only Batman!

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: WONDER WOMAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1. 

HEAVY TRADERS:
BATWOMAN #1 The anticipation continues for J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by current writer/artist Tony Daniel

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 Red Hood, Arsenal and Starfire get together with Kenneth Rocafort to herald writer Scott Lobdell's return!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 by current writer/artist David Finch

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: AQUAMAN #1, THE FLASH #1, MISTER TERRIFIC #1, DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 (Anthology)

MIDDLE MARKET:
NIGHTWING #1 Dick Grayson reclaims his mantle! By Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows

BIRDS OF PREY #1 By writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Jesus Saiz 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 By writer Peter Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: GREEN LANTERN #1, THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1, RED LANTERNS #1, THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1

UNDER THE RADAR:
BATWING #1 The Batman of Africa, by writer Judd Winick and artist Ben Oliver

CATWOMAN #1 by Judd Winick and artist Guillem March.

BATGIRL #1 By writer Gail Simone and artists Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1, CAPTAIN ATOM #1, GREEN ARROW #1.

What do you think? For more details on the previously announced click here, for more on today's arrivals, click here.

5 comments:

  1. That Batman pic is absolutely amazing. That's definitely frame-worthy.

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  2. I'm glad Bruce is the only Batman. But does that mean,everything in Flashpoint will be fixed so soon?
    Will Damian still be Robin?
    Is it too girly of me to say that "Red Hood and the outlaws", sounds great?
    I'm glad "birds of prey" continue.

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  3. Craig I'm thinking David Finch should just hand everything he does to a framers. Would save a lot of fans a lot of time!

    Aliera - yip Damian is still Robin - surprised he doesn't have his own #1 though. He's way more colourful a character than some of those who are rumoured to.

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  4. Hmm. So out of 52 titles--12 or so have a Batman or Bat-related character in them? And four others are Green Lantern related books? Talk about flooding the zone. I thought they were giving some lesser-known characters some spotlight?

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  5. I know what you are saying BlackEmerald - and to me they missed the obvious one - Arkham Asylum; an anthology that follows on the success they had with 'Joker' last year.

    Still who knows what's still to be revealed right? Thanks for the comments!

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