Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for February 2012

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Let’s look at what DC’s offering for February 2012.

Comics I’ll be buying

  • Action Comics #6, on sale Feb. 1, $4
  • Superman #6, on sale Feb. 22, $3
  • Static Shock #6, on sale Feb. 1, $3
  • All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #16, on sale Feb. 8, $3
  • Tiny Titans #49, on sale Feb. 29, $3

Comics I might buy

None.

Comments

“Justice League” finally wraps up its initial storyline… well after the start of the reboot. Wonder if any of the new readers have held on *this* long, though sales (at the time of this writing) are still fairly strong.

“Action” sees a time-travel story involving the modern Superman, the “Lil’ Abner” costumed Superman-of-the-past, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Meanwhile, “Superman” (and Perez’s last issue) sees what looks like that old superhero comic cliche, mind-control. Less than six months in and they’re already having Supes subject to mind control?

“Static” looks like it’s focused on the “Sharon’s clone” subplot… plus Hardware appears!

The “Showcase” volume this month is “The Losers,” DC’s comic about a band of World War II-era soldiers.

Over on the Johnny DC side of things comes sad news: this is the final issue for “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” Guess with the TV series now canceled, they probably want the comic off the shelves to make room for either a comic based on the new “Green Lantern” cartoon or the more-serious Batman series replacing “Brave and the Bold.” This is one flaw of comics based on animated TV series—they’re just seen by the comic companies/studios as promotional tie-ins for the parent TV shows, and are canceled as soon as the TV show’s done. Too bad; last week’s issue with all the Robins appearing sold out at my local comic shop.

“Tiny Titans” sees the “squishy”/shapeshifting characters team up. There’s also a trade paperback collecting the first several issues of the newly-renumbered “Scooby-Doo” title.

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