For those of you with a numbers fetish, here is the somewhat arbitrary “Top 17″ of the new DC first issues.
|Top 17 Titles|
|Men of War||48|
|Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE||47|
|Birds of Prey||42|
Looking at the numbers laid out like that, the only thing that surprises me is how highly I ended up rating Men of War. Three weeks on, I’d probably knock it down to a 42 or 43.
And here’s the “Bottom 10″ titles, because while I originally meant to do “Bottom 13″ the differences between the 13th and 14th title would have been completely arbitrary, since they had the same score.
|Bottom 10 Titles|
|Batman: The Dark Knight||23|
|The Savage Hawkman||22|
|The Fury of Firestorm||18|
|Red Hood and the Outlaws||10|
Only surprise here is Green Lantern. On a reread, I’d probably mark it at a 26; half-way down the scale, neither good nor bad.
With what I will continue to buy, with the 10/05 week of titles, the only book that I am definitely dropping is, unsurprisingly Detective Comics. As awful as some of the other books were, nothing elicited as drastically negative a reaction from me as that one. Red Lanterns, Batwing and Static Shock are on the bubble, but get at least one more issue, and my decision to drop Hawk and Dove was over-ruled by the spouse.