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DC New 52uesday Review Roundup: Oct. 9th 2012

By Andy Frisk
Oct 9, 2012 - 8:30

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #3 Review

Mixing in a ton of social commentary that's relevant towards today's focus on women's rights in light of the controversy raised in American politics over the statements made by various US Congressmen concerning the "definition of rape," Darwyn Cooke (most likely coincidentally) uses the aftermath of The Comedian's attempted rape of Sally Jupiter, The Silhouette and Hooded Justice's homosexuality, and the dichotomy between Hollis Mason/Nite Owl's views on the homosexuality to powerfully move along one of the best issues of a Before Watchmen series that we've seen yet.

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National Comics: Looker #1 One-Shot Review

Like National Comics: Eternity, National Comics: Looker is the kind of comic book story that DC Comics needs more of. Excellently written and paced by Ian Edginton and beautifully and captivatingly brought to life by Mike S. Miller, the story of one of DC Comics older and near forgotten characters is given a new lease on life that should be explored more fully in a monthly title.

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Superman Annual #1 Review

The story is actually a pretty good one except that its main theme is summed up in one word: alone. It is the favorite word that the New 52 likes to associate with Superman these days. All the changes that were made to his character (the wiping out of existence of the Lois and Clark marriage, the killing off of both of Clark's Earth parents, and his new moody outlook) were designed to make him more alone and isolated, and therefore able to be half the perfect emo couple of the new Superman/Wonder Woman super pairing. Of course, Superman and Wonder Woman get together because they both feel so alone in their adopted worlds. "I have never felt more--useless...more...alone. For the first time since I became Superman...I don't know what to do next," bewails Superman at the end of Superman Annual #1. It's not without reason, but every single alien that is tapped by Hellespont's agents in this issue has some "lonely" issue that they are dealing with. If this moping keeps up, these superheroes are going to need a good ole fashioned support group for those suffering from depression.

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Detective Comics #0 Review

Two solid stories, not unlike what we'd get from a Nolan Batman film, fill Dectective Comics #0. Hurwitz's story is a tauntly paced exploration of love and its dangers as Bruce's mentors meet a fate that not many readers will see coming. Tynion's short, but sharply paced and executed "The Long Wait," gives readers a little insight into the types of challenges that Alfred endured while Bruce was away.

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