Instead we got a listing of new DC titles with a supernatural bent.
-Swamp Thing is Swamp Thing. Written by Scott Snyder, this may be the reboot Swampy has needed since the conclusion of the series back when I was still in college.
-Justice League Dark. Truthfully, I don't know if I like this idea a whole lot and I don't like the name at all (we've discussed the use of the tag-on of "Dark" plenty around here).
John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu. No Zatanna? No Klarion? No Dr. Occult? No Detective Chimp or Rex the Wonder Dog?
Flat out, I don't buy that Constantine would join a "team", let alone a "Justice League" or, especially, a "Justice League Dark". But I do want to see what they're thinking.
|Pictured: the turmoil JLD faces when they try to find a place everyone can agree on for dinner|
-Animal Man by Jeff Lemire. Yes. Done. Thanks, DC.
-Demon Knights by Cornell. DC in medieval times, with magical happenings. Starring Etrigan. Yes, but once Cornell leaves, I'm skeptical this won't get real dumb, real fast.
-Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. by Lemire - basically an extension of Morrison's Seven Soldiers Frankenstein, last seen in Final Crisis. A sort of Super-Creature Commandos. I'm in, but I recall Marvel's "Howling Commandos" didn't last all that long and am skeptical this won't die on the vine.
|This Frankenstein is not so menaced by villagers with pitchforks|
-Resurrection Man - Man, I don't think so. I didn't like this in the 90's, and I've rarely found the character much more than an occasionally-hilarious C-Lister.
-I, Vampire - So, you kids like the Twilight stuff, right? I don't mind first person vampire stories, but I don't see anything here I'm excited about.
-Voodoo - sounds pretty much like every indie super-comic that's come out the past twelve years from Invincible to that show about the kids who is a dragon, or Harry Potter or whatever. "She just found out... she's a MONSTER!". But its Ron Marz. So, I dunno. He's good when he wants to be. But I may wait for some reviews.