Acme E-Mail Update for 10.12.11 - Mark Your Calenders!
It’s a long and loopy day here at Acme! Jermaine has just eaten for the first time and it’s already 4 PM and Stephen’s still trying to pick his jaw up off the floor after watching the Avengers trailer!
We, the deciders of things, continue to work hard to figure out what events, specials, and sales will populate your weeks between now and the start of the Holiday Season!
Seriously, if you didn’t support “Demon Knights” or “Dial H” you have NO RIGHT to bitch about how “DC doesn’t publish good books anymore.”
Don’t get me wrong, DC messed up a LOT of things with the reboot. But those two titles were precious gems in a sea of mediocrity.
In this one specific case DC Comics didn’t fail us.
We failed THEM.
Think about THAT for a while.
Today’s New 52, “give this one a try, too” pick
This week we see the first issues of Batman and Robin, Green Lantern and Batwoman all of which are high profile. While you are picking up those books, why not give one who is not quite as high profile a try? My pick this week is:
Demon Knights by Paul Cornell.
I was a huge fan of Cornell’s run on Action and Knight and Squire. And I long ago put him on a short list of DC writers who do well with female characters. Cornell describes the series as “Swords and sorcery and superheroes.”
I’m also giving this a try because of this report by Kyrax, the Batgirl of SDCC, after she questioned DC about female characters:
On the other hand, Paul Cornell came directly to where I was sitting as soon as the New 52 panel ended and said, “I heard what you said, and I’d like to take a minute to try to sell to you directly.” He told me that his new swords and sorcery comic, Demon Knights, would have a majority female cast and that he was committed to keeping it that way.
Give Demon Knights a try.