Anthony’s DC Comics picks for May 2013

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Superman Family Adventures #2Here’s what’s of interest from DC Comics for May 2013. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Adventures of Superman #1, on sale May 29, $4 (digital-first)

Trade paperbacks

  • Superman: Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (TPB), on sale May 1, $17
  • Superman: Action Comics vol. 2: Bulletproof (HC), on sale May 1, $25
  • Superman, vol. 1: What Price Tomorrow?, on sale June 26, $15
  • Crisis On Multiple Earths, vol. 6, on sale June 5, $20
  • Superman Family Adventures, vol. 1, on sale June 26, $13

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With the cancellation of “Superman Family Adventures,” that doesn’t leave me with much to read from DC floppy-comics-wise. So these posts might look rather on the lean side in the future…

Revived this month from the depths of the Bronze Age: the Green Team, who only made one appearance in 1975’s short-lived tryout book “1st Issue Special.” In the original comic, the Green Team were a group of boy millionaires (including one African-American youth) who used their wealth to pay anyone who could give them a worthy adventure. In the “New 52,” they’re now some group of wealthy teenage investors who’re part of the “1%,” in an attempt to tie into the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. A movement which, erm, isn’t very active right now… and I thought Archie trying to cash in on Occupy was already dated. (A companion comic, “The Movement,” supposedly will represent the “99%,” for more dated goodness…) While it’s written by the now-former “Superman Family Adventures” team (which has its first trade paperback out this month), I’m not sure how much of a future this title will have…

Perez’s run on “Superman” is collected in trade paperback form. There’s also a re-solicit for “Crisis On Multiple Earths, vol. 6.”

Also out in late May is the first issue of “Adventures of Superman.” As I mentioned in a previous post, while it’s a title I look forward to, I recommend avoiding the first two issues of its run, since they’re unfortunately written by heavily homophobic writer Orson Scott Card. (Update: the book’s now Card-free, so buy away!)

(Updated 4/22/13)

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