I checked out of the New DC close to a year ago. Now comes news that they’re killed off another Robin. (This one is Damian, the son of Bruce Wayne–not dead!–and Talia Ah-Gul.) It’s hard to work up any sort of interest in this development–it’s not outrageous or even sad. It’s just predictably boring. So DC killed its entire continuity so they could start telling fresh stories and then they have to resort to stunt deaths after–what?–18 months?
Eventually this management regime at DC will take a place next to the team behind New Coke in business school case studies of corporate folly.
But I will just note that if you click on that link and look at the three panels DC gave the NY Post, the art is, again, just embarrassing.
In other comics news, after going nearly a year without buying any current books I’ve gotten sucked in by two really promising Image titles: Revival and Thief of Thieves.
The former is something like Northern Exposure meets Wonderfalls meetsWalking Dead. The latter is sort of an appropriation of John Robbie from To Catch a Thief, but then thrown into a modern noir setting. Both series are in really early vintage–I don’t think there are even ten issues of either of them yet–so you can still jump on the train easily. Highly recommended.