So I’m $8.76 over budget with my pull list. I can lose Nightwing probably but I’d still by $5.77 over. I guess I could cut Hack/Slash because it just isn’t as good as it used to be prior to being published by Image. But then I’d still have to cut at least one more book and the only other two close to being on the chopping block are Batgirl and Ultimate Spider-Man. I really wanna give each one until the end of their respective arcs before I cut one off… but my damn budget says otherwise.
Do I chose to keep the book with DC’s favorite redhead? Or do I keep the book that I’ve got the most history with? Argh…
Yeah so Nightwing () has done nothing but disappoint me therefore it’s gone. Oh well.
Now what I’m most disappointed with is Generation Hope (). I’ve been reading this book for over a year as a result of Second Coming and my sudden love for the X-Men books. Now in the last year I’ve read every X-book and I’ve siphoned them down to just a few titles such as Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, X-Factor, X-23, and this. Now I just heard the X-23 is getting the can in January which makes me sad. I wish they would have canned this instead. The last few months have been rough for this series. I love Hope’s character and I’m interested in Transonic and Zero, but the last few months have been lacking. So 13 was my make-or-break issue. Unfortunately, this half-decent comic just wasn’t enough to convince me to continue $3.99 a month for it.
However there is good in the bad. With these two books getting dropped, it now gives me the free money to add a very surprising comic to my list. All-Star Western () really impressed me since it came out with the DC Relaunch. I best described it when talking to Lisa a few weeks ago:
It’s like someone took the Man With No Name, threw him in 1800s Gotham, and set loose Jack the Ripper [as depicted in the movie “From Hell”] as the villain for him to catch.
Yeah, I think that’s a fair assessment of the story. Anyway, adding that will be $2.99 so that means I’ll get a better comic and still be under budget for the next month.
Four of five generations of Robins. For those of you who don’t know, that’s Dick Grayson (Nightwing/Robin 1), Jason Todd (Red Hood/Robin 2), Tim Drake (Red Robin/Robin 3), and Damian Wayne (Robin 5).
Is it just me or has no one seen Stephanie Brown (formerly Robin 4, Spoiler, and Batgirl) since the New 52? I think there was a Batman, Inc. one shot featuring her as Batgirl a few months ago…
Anyway, I thought this was a cool panel featuring the Wayne sons. Hell, no one really counts Stephanie anyway.
From Batman & Robin #12