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I enjoyed Nightwing #9 so much, I wanted to talk through it with you!
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WWayne! Welcome back! I’m glad to hear that Rebirth is to your liking–many fans are agreeing with you. I am less enthusiastic so far. I’m loving almost everything in the Superman line and a few other titles. If you’re really curious, take a look at my Pull List page for the complete list.
I’m sorry you didn’t care for Grayson (because I loved it). But that’s one thing I love about comics–everyone’s tastes are different and we have a lot of choices.
In general, I am great! I still love to do the podcast, but need to post here more. The problem is always time. How are things with you?
You’re not the first reader telling me that Superman is Super – cool after the Rebirth. The first trade comes out next month, and after all this hype I seriously think I’m going to buy it as soon as I can. Yes, I highly prefer to read comics in a TP format. :)
I perfectly see what you mean when you talk about lack of time. I barely find the time to update my blog once a month. Actually in my case it’s not only a matter of time, but also a matter of inspiration: from March 2015, it’s become more and more difficult for me to write something interesting to write each month.
Apart from this, until now I am satisfied with the direction my life has taken in the last months. 2016 definitely has been a year to remember for me. Thank you for your reply, it’s always a pleasure to talk about comics with you! :)
Here I am once again! :) When DC launched The New 52 line, I was enthusiast about it, because 3 characters I deeply loved had a solo series: Nightwing, Blue Beetle and Grifter. But all good things must come to an end: Blue Beetle and Grifter lasted only 16 issues, and shortly later Nightwing became the incredibly awful series named Grayson. These decisions made me feel more and more distant from DC: I was still buying some of their comics, but I wasn’t enthusiast about them anymore.
And then DC launched the Rebirth operation. Blue Beetle and Nightwing came back, and Grifter will star in The Wild Storm series that will debut in February 2017. DC dusted off all my favourite characters, and I really couldn’t ask for more.
I was surprised by the high quality of Nightwing, because I had already read a comic book written by Steve Orlando (Midnighter), and I dropped it from my pull list after 3 issues, because it was painfully bad. Luckily this writer is doing a very much better work on Dick Grayson’s solo series.
As for Blue Beetle, I’m puzzled. I read issues # 1 and # 2, and both of them contained some good pages and some terribly boring ones. It’s a good comic book, but it’s not a pleasant read from the first to the last page: I hope it will improve in the future.
Of course Nightwing and Blue Beetle are not the only DC series I’m reading: I’m also a regular reader of Green Arrow, and I think this series is one of the brightest gems of the DC line.
What about you? What are your thoughts about the Rebirth operation? What are you reading? And most of all, how are you? :)