Okay, so I read comics. Not just Japanese “manga,” but good, old-fashioned comics from America. And before someone tries to tell me that the Japanese understand comics better or that I am missing something, let me point out that I also read manga (and now even create it).
Reasons I love comics:
1) I learned to read from Detective Comics and Metal Men, not just boring little picture books.
2) As much as I try to escape it, I’m still American, and there’s still something about American storytelling that really resonates with me.
3) Color. I love manga, and I appreciate the black and white contrast as much as any (if not more sometimes) than most film studies majors. But there’s something about the color and the traditional, realistic yet totally surrealistic feel that goes with reading a comic in color.
Now that that’s all done, here are the new releases for the DC Comics that I am currently reading/indulging myself in:
Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. (read more)
Batwoman #1 by J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder (read more)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort (read more)
Nightwing #1 by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows (read more)
Batman And Robin #1 by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (read more)
Birds Of Prey #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz (read more)
Teen Titans #1 by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund (read more)
Batman: The Dark Knight #1 by David Finch (read more)
Deathstroke #1 by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett and Art Thibert