Finally, we got a peek at the character design for the last of the 52 titles involved in the the DC Universe Reboot (or DCnU as the cool kids are calling it) with the release of the Grant Morrison and Rag Morales cover for Action Comics #1. I have been reading as much news about this historic event as I possibly can. Also, I have been very careful to form any hard opinions based on the cover shot and short blurb for each of the new books.
Of course, I haven’t been completely free of judgement. I am sad to lose my favorite book in the DCU, the current Batgirl (Stephanie Brown) written by Bryan Q. Miller, but I am excited to see what Gail Simone will do with Barbara Gordon back in cape and cowl. Especially since there has been such a heated debate raging on the Internet about Barbara returning to Batgirl and leaving behind the wheelchair and her alter-ego Oracle. Another book I’m excited for is ‘The Fury of Firestorm’ by Simone and Ethan Van Sciver. That being said the majority of my excitement comes with the return of my favorite character in all of comic-dom… Nightwing! I loved Dick Grayson as Batman, especially how he worked with Damien Wayne, but I’m ready for Dick to ditch the cape and cowl and get back to being his own man.
Now for the main event, this list is by no means a complete list of what is coming this fall, but it is a list in no particular order of the redesigns that spoke to me the most; both good and bad.