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SWAMP THING #7 by Craig
March 13, 2012, 8:30 pm
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It’s been a while since I did a DC New 52 review – to be honest I’ve found it difficult with some books to say something different about it from the last issue. This applies to good and bad books too – Batman has been stunning every single issue, but I’m betting most people will start to get bored of my endless enthusiasm for it and books like Detective Comics or Dark Knight aren’t getting any better (and again, would probably bore people as I continually refer to Scott Snyder’s Detective Comics and Batman New 52 as being so much better). There are some books though that do bring that something new and special each week, and if you hadn’t already realised, Swamp Thing delivered big time this week.

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January 26, 2012, 8:21 pm
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Like probably many of the readers of this blog, I pre-order my comics two months in advance. It has it’s pros and cons. Pro – it means you’re more likely to get hold of that issue that ends up selling out and going to second print, but con – sometimes you’re taking a gamble and have to anticipate what’s going to be good and what’s not based on very little information. Granted the same risk is taken when you’re just buying from a shop, but it’s more likely you’ll have read or heard good / bad things from places like your faithful Comics blogs (hint – us). For me, this month was a particularly hard one – there appears to be a lot of new books coming out in March that I like the look of, but to add this to my already extensive pull list would be fatal on both my wallet and storage space. So I figured it was about time I had a look at my regular order to see what could be chopped – and since the biggest chunk is made up of DC’s New 52, I figured I’d share my thought process here as a way of micro-reviewing the current line-up. It’s timely also since DC themselves have seen it necessary to cut 6 of the original line up and replace with “second wave” titles…

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