This month DC has given us a huge event... DC Villain's Month, a massive attack of bad guy action... within 52 issues. As I have kept my ear open and read what so many people are saying... I think I have come up with a way to not only survive, but enjoy the event for what it is... a lotta fun!
First of all, many folks have been going insane and broke trying to collect all the lenticular covers. But I say to you DON"T GET THEM ALL! I'm sure our friends at DC don't want to hear me say that but let's look at it this way.
1. If you buy all 52 books you will have spent over $200.00 on DC comics alone in September, not counting your discount at your local shop. This will cause you to read resentful with dollar signs in your eyes instead of comic book panels.
2. If you read 'Batman' you will now be buying FOUR books this month. If you read all the Bat-books you will be buying SIXTEEN comics this month instead of 4. Will you be reading angry and expecting way too much because of your financial investments?
So what can you do? My simple thought on this is to only get the books you want to read! Sure this goes against the completest in me but it agrees with the responsible buyer in me. Of the 18 I bought and already read, some of them got me real excited...so choose.
Are your favorite creators working on a specific book? Gail Simone did an amazing job on the Ventriloquist story in 'Batman - The Dark Knight #23.1', Andy Kubert (Batman #23.1), Scott Snyder ( Batman #23.2 and Batman and Robin #23.2), Geoff Johns (Aquaman #23.1) and Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray in Batman Dark Knight # 23.2 all did the job you would expect...brilliant! Some didn't quite engage me. but because I didn't get all the books I didn't look at it as an investment, but my typical reading.
Two other books I need to mention are 'Justice League of America # 7.2' by Sterling Gates and 'The Flash #23.2 featuring Reverse Flash by Brian Buccelatto and Francis Manapul. Both amazing!!!
But there were some other books that did nothing for me and in fact were downright bad (I won't mention them here), but you can't win them all and appeal to everyone. But the biggest complaint among readers is they feel the need to buy them all. So again, here I say just buy what ones you want to. I wasn't interested in Killer Frost until I saw Sterling Gates was writing. And I didn't care about the Creeper...and still don't!
So don't go nuts...just get what you want to read or what looks good to you. It can be that easy!