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Well I've read a handful of them and was shocked to find that TWO comic books.... in the New 52.in my top 5.. yes TWO which star female superheroes (these being BatGirl and Catwoman .. both excellent trades).
For me, I read New 52 Animal man and I didn't see what all the fuss was about, weird art and plot does not make a great comic.
New 52 Green Lantern was ok, Aquaman was better but Wonder Woman was not great I thought.
New 52 Batman Court of the Owls comes recommended.
Surprises: Wonder Woman, Aquaman
Shocks: Starfire and Catwoman controversy.
Disappointments: Justice League
Pretty much this, I would add Batman to suprises. Snyder's Batman run has been suprisingly good.
The only reason i did not add batman was because i expected it to be good.
Surprises: Aquaman, Animal Man (these two were more pleasant surprises as i had high hopes for the books and love both characters), Swamp Thing, Resurrection Man, Batman: Dark Knight (first storyarc).
other books like Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Justice League Dark etc. i knew i would like because I love those characters.
Shocks: the changes. no Donna Troy, no Raven, no new teen titans team, zeus is Wonder Woman's father, Black Canary is no longer the daughter of Dinah Drake but IS Dinah Drake the Black Canary from the 40s, Batgirl not being Oracle (which is also a disappointment) beast boy is RED (i get what they are doing but still), all these new gay characters (i'm gay myself and i think they are over doing it) how good Earth 2 is. the only book i read day of release, beautiful art and mysteries galore.
disappointments: Voodoo (read Jim Lee's original Wildcats, better yet they should have HAD Jim Lee do this book), Deathstroke, Batman and Detective comics (both boring, read every month and i cant tell you one thing that happened), Nightwing, Hawk and Dove being cancelled, Justice League, Ravagers, Legion Lost and Legion of Super Heroes, both Superman books, how they are portraying Zatanna (she seems wet behind the ears so i have to assume she's new with her powers but she was once one of the most powerful magic users if not the most powerful) the treatment of Madame Xanadu in Justice League Dark (she's just a waste space there since it became John Constatine and the Gang even though its HER team) Green Arrow, Justice League International, Hawkman, Black Hawks, that there is no Robin or Red Robin book. one of the most consistently good runs was Tim Drake's Robin and Red Robin series. give him another solo please
Suprises: the ability to make so many obsure characters into hit comic series, Aquaman, Swampthing, Animal Man, Firestorm, Andrew Bennett from I,vampire, Batwing. Scott Snyder really stepping up as a major writer in the New 52
Shocks: The joker getting his face cut off and coming back, Justice League Dark being really good, Constatine coming to new 52
Disappointments: The ending of so many great comic runs, the same stuff we've always seen with superman, Alot of the series were canceled and replaced, which shows it may not have been the best strategy for a universe wide reboot.
Suprises: Aquaman, Animal Man, Frankenstein, Demon Knights, Supergirl, Earth 2
Shocks: Wonder Woman, Starfire, Catwoman
Disappointments: Justice League, JLI getting canceled, Superman title, Superboy, Teen Titans, World's Finest
As good as expected: Action Comics, Snyder's Batman, JLI, Legion of Superheroes
Suprises: Demon Knights, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, I Vampire, and Aquaman.
Shocks: Starfire. The haphazard way they've tried to squeeze some Wildstorm characters into this universe. With the exception of Stormwatch, I think the rest of it just feels completely random. The lack of a clear continuity is absolutely frustrating.
Disappointments: Prior to 52 my favorite DC books were probably Birds of Prey and Secret Six. Then 52 happened and Simone writes Fury of Firestorm, which did nothing for me, and Batgirl, which I think is okay but not as good as the Stephanie Brown run that came before it. Teen Titans / Superboy / Ravagers is one story spread way too thin. Two very different Superman books and I could care less about either one of them and I think I read they are going to add a third one shortly. Only time in the new 52 I can recall caring about Superman was the most recent issue of Justice League which has for the most part been fairly meh as well. Starting to lose interest in the Green Lantern books (I've already lost interest in the Red Lantern book). They had some decent ideas at the onset of the 52 only to dive right back into the well with the Guardians as the biggest thorn in the Corps side (again!). That and this Rise of the Third Army storyline is soooooooo slow. None of the bat books really jumped out at me. I enjoyed the first couple issues of BatWing and Batwoman was always good but the rest I couldn't care less about. I also liked the Flash run before flashpoint but it went sour pretty quickly into the new 52.
I'm still reading through everything but so far almost everything is a let down except for Justice League which was almost good!
I haven't read a good comic in years, all the good comics turn out to be better than the usual crap. Everything has disappointed me from the new 52.