Originally published on October 9, 2011.
Jerry and Don are joined by Max and Ryan—whose Independent Comics show premieres next weekend—in this quadruple stuffed episode in which we discuss all 52 of DC’s new comic books. We apologize for the muffled sound, but we promise to make up for it with scintillating and provocative discussion of the works of all the magic makers at DC comics.
We broke the conversation into seven parts, based on the categories DC assigned to the new titles: Batman, Justice League, Dark, Green Lantern, Edge, Young Justice and Superman. We don’t spoil everything, but we do tend to discuss the endings of many books—so be warned!
Cape Town Comic Discussion
00:07:56 Batman: Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo, Detective Comics by Tony Daniel, Batman & Robin by Peter Tomasi & Patrick Gleeson, Batman: The Dark Knight by David Finch & Richard Friend, Batwoman by J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman & Amy Reeder, Batgirl by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes, Birds of Prey by Duane Swierczynski & Jesus Saiz, Catwoman by Judd Winick & Guillem March, Nightwing by Kyle Higgins & Eddy Barrows, Red Hood and The Outlaws by Scott Lobdell & Kenneth Rocafort, and Batwing by Judd Winick & Ben Oliver
00:40:36 Justice League: Justice League by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang, Aquaman by Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis, The Flash by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccallato, The Fury of Firestorm by Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver & Yildiray Cinar, Green Arrow by J.T. Krul & Dan Jurgens, Justice League International by Dan Jurgens & Aaron Lopresti, Mister Terrific by Eric Wallace & Robert Robinson, Captain Atom by J.T. Krul & Freddie Williams III, DC Universe Presents by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang, and The Savage Hawkman by Tony Daniel & Philip Tan
01:06:30 Dark: Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette & Francesco Francavilla, Animal Man by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman & Dan Green, Justice League Dark by Peter Milligan & Mikel Janin, Demon Knights by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves & Oclair Albert, Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE by Jeff Lemire & Alberto Ponticelli, Resurrection Man by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Fernando Dagnino, I, Vampire by Josh Fialkov & Andrea Sorrentino, and Voodoo by Ron Marz & Sami Basri
01:18:42 Green Lantern: Green Lantern by Geoff Johns & Doug Mahnke, Green Lantern Corps by Peter Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin & Scott Hanna, Green Lantern: The New Guardians by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham & Batt, and Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
01:28:27 Edge: Stormwatch by Paul Cornell & Miguel Sepulveda, Blackhawks by Mike Costa & Ken Lashley, Men of War by Ivan Brandon & Tom Derenick, All-Star Western by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Moritat, Deathstroke by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett, & Art Thibert, Grifter by Nathan Edmundson, Cafu, & Bit, OMAC by Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen, & Scott Koblish, and Suicide Squad by Adam Glass & Marco Rudy.
01:44:48 Young Justice: Blue Beetle by Tony Bedard, Ig Guara & Ruy Jose, Legion Lost by Fabian Nicieza & Pete Woods, Legion of Superheroes by Paul Levitz & Francis Portela, Teen Titans by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, & Norm Rapmund, Static Shock by John Rozum, Scott McDaniel & Jonathan Glapion, and Hawk & Dove by Sterling Gates & Rob Liefeld.
01:53:49 Superman: Action Comics by Grant Morrison & Rags Morales, Superman by George Perez & Jesus Merino, Superboy by Scott Lobdell, RB Silva & Rob Lean, and Supergirl by Michael Green, Mike Johnson & Mahmud Asrar.
Cape Town News Discussion
02:05:59 We close our discussion with some final thoughts on the relaunch and whether or not DC was able to accomplish what they set out to do.