DC Comics–The New 52, only 5-days away, a checklist and a book trailer

Following up on our interview this week with Freddie Williams II, who is one of the artists of the DC Comics–The New 52 release, which will be hitting the shelves of comic books stores starting in only five more days, check out this book trailer that DC Comics released last week: Click here for the video on You Tube.

DC Comics actually managed to make their reboot of 52 comics series that we reported on several times in the past three months look pretty good.  In particular the extended version of the above video really rolls through a lot of the line-up, and I suspect had at least one of each title in this multi-media format short.  This was also released across the country in theaters, so you know DC Comics has a lot invested in this new project.

The stand-out features in the trailer are Jim Lee’s Justice League, Greg Capullo’s Batman, Ivan Reis’s Aquaman, Rags Morales’s Action Comics, and Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman.  I really like Chiang’s Wonder Woman, as well as J.H. Williams III’s Batwoman.  I was concerned about Batwoman, and still am a bit just because I didn’t think the covers have looked that great, but they featured her well in the trailer.  Same goes for the whole Justice League classic membership.

So what’s on the borg.com pull list out of the DC Comics 52?  In order of interest, with first at the top:

  • Green Arrow (big surprise)
  • Captain Atom (can’t wait to see Freddie’s new art and JT Krul’s story)
  • Wonder Woman (can’t pass up Cliff Chiang’s art)
  • Batgirl (a revised Barbara Gordon has been anticipated by everyone)
  • Batwoman (curious about this one after last reading the character in the weekly 52 series a few years ago)
  • Justice League (gonna give it a try even without my favorite team players)
  • Justice League Dark (gotta see what this is about)
  • Batman (want to see how they treat him when compared to Detective)
  • Detective (traditionally a good focus, will they keep it up?)
  • Action (the oldest title with a great writer, gonna give this a try)
  • Bird of Prey (Dinah without Oliver? gonna check it out anyway)
  • Green Lantern (gotta track what they do with good ol’ Hal Jordan)
  • Supergirl (will they return to her character from the Superman/Batman series? I hope so)

…and whatever else looks good after flipping through the racks.

Finally, to help keep track of release dates, DC Comics issued this handy checklist…

C.J. Bunce

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