InfiniteCrisis_1 1. A year-long Wonder Woman epic by Jim Lee

It worked for Batman and Superman. Lee contributed to a Batman modern classic with “Hush.” His Superman story (“For Tomorrow”) was also something worthwhile, even if it didn’t quite measure up to “Hush.” It’s time to give Wonder Woman the same star treatment. His work on other titles (including the Just Imagine Stan Lee creating Wonder Woman one-shot) shows that he would be a great fit. Apologies to Gail Simone who has turned in occasionally interesting work on Wonder Woman for the past couple years.

Dc-comics-logo 2. A DC team title worth reading

I have several longboxes full of DC superhero teams. Justice League of America. The New Teen Titans. Legion of Super-Heroes. JSA. Right now, they’re relics of the past. Crossover complications, bad story-telling choices and just plain old mediocrity have knocked the DC team titles off of my pull list. But these are characters that I care about. And I’d like to care about them again. So here’s hoping for a resurgence, a renaissance on the DC team titles.

Dynamo-5 3. More Jay Faerber

For the past couple of years, Jay Faerber has been one of my favorite comic book writers. But, right now, I’m not getting a regular Faerber fix. Noble Causes has concluded. Dynamo 5 is on hiatus while they switch to a new regular penciler. And the Pilot Season title Urban Myths has yet to appear again, despite assurances from Top Cow that they had plans for the concept. I mostly want Dynamo 5 back and at its best or Urban Myths, but I’ll take a new addition to the Faerber-verse as well.

Images 4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine

Buffy’s Season Eight is winding up with issue 40. Joss Whedon’s experiment- continuing a television series as a comic book- has been so excellent that I want more. A lot more. I realize this wish is pretty close to happening but I’m spending an official wish on it anyway. I also realize it’s probably more of a wish for 2011, as season eight will last into the fall. While I’m at it, I wish for great things from Bill Willingham’s tenure on the Angel comic, more Spike mini-series, a Faith spin-off, a Dr. Horrible sequel (which I understand to be in the planning stages) and Fox to change their minds and renew Dollhouse anyway.

250px-NWXM0044_cov 5. A new New X-Men/Young X-Men comic

It may be too soon. The poorly received Marc Guggenheim comic was canceled just this past year. But, as great as it’s been to see these characters in supporting roles in the main X-book, I’d love to see them in their own title again. Pixie. Anole. Armor. Blindfold. Rockslide. Gentle. These are cool characters and great additions to the X-mythos and they deserve their own spotlight, not the side of the stage in someone else’s show.

6. The end of Norman Osborn as the central figure in the Marvel Norman Universe

I am so sick of this story. I’ve done my best to avoid it, but it keeps bleeding over into other titles that I follow and otherwise enjoy, like Uncanny X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and Mighty Avengers. I just want it to go away. Preferably, with precious few Siege crossovers in the titles on my pull list.

Pack1 7. A new kids book for A, my 8-year old daughter

She was a huge fan of Marvel’s Power Pack series of mini-series. Honestly, so was I. But Marvel decided that they had run out of stories for the family, after teaming them up with the X-Men, the Fantastic Four (twice), the Avengers, the Hulk and Iron Man, plus a showdown with the Skrulls and a Year One origin story. Now, with Power Pack gone, we’re struggling to find a new title for her. The new X-Babies mini-series shows promise, but it’s not as good as Power Pack had been. Come on, Marvel (or DC), give me something I can enjoy handing to my daughter.

8. Comebacks from the titles I listed in my “comics that should make a comeback” series of articles

That would be Generation X, Martian Manhunter and Star Wars: Empire/Rebellion for those who missed the articles in question.

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Comment by Chris Fluit on January 5, 2010 at 7:24pm
The Boom! comics are great for 8 year olds. Also, now that she's read the Magic Trixie books, she could move on to Jellaby and Bone (both big faves with my girls). They also LOVE the Little Lulu reprint books and the strip collections of Lio

Thanks for the reminder, Doc. I've bought some of the Boom books but my 6-year old is more of a Pixar girl than my 8-year old. However, now that she's been watching Muppet clips on YouTube, she might be interested in that title.
Comment by Chris Fluit on January 5, 2010 at 7:24pm
1. A year-long Wonder Woman epic by Jim Lee. "Apologies to Gail Simone who has turned in occasionally interesting work on Wonder Woman for the past couple years." "Occasionally interesting"? Ouch.

I wish I could say "consistently entertaining" but I just can't.
Comment by Chris Fluit on January 5, 2010 at 7:25pm
I wasn't as big a fan on Noble Causes as Chris was, but I did enjoy the series, and I do have Dynamo 5 on my to read eventually list.

Dynamo 5 is much better than Noble Causes (and I was a big fan of Noble Causes).

Also, thanks for the info on the Adam Hughes Wonder Woman project.
Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on January 6, 2010 at 6:48am
Jim Lee is spending a lot of time doing design work for the "DC Universe Online" game.
Comment by Jeff of Earth-J on January 6, 2010 at 3:45pm
Flipping through the new Previews I see that Hermes Press has solicited volume one of Dark Shadows: The Complete Series reprinting the Gold Key issues.

ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE! (or just wait long enough)
Comment by Jeff of Earth-J on January 6, 2010 at 3:53pm
OMG!

A few more pages in is a solicitation of Walt & Skeezix Vol. 4!

C'mon, c'mon... Mr. A, Mr. A...
Comment by Jeff of Earth-J on February 26, 2010 at 9:02am
Two of my three wishes were granted almost imediately (still holding out for a collection of Steve Ditko's "Mr. A" stories), but another wish, my "zeroeth"wish, if you will, would have been for a Superboy Archives series, but I didn't even bother to voice that one because of the legal limbo between the Siegel estate and DC in which the character exists. Yet the May Previews solicits volume one of a new Adventures of Superboy hardcover series, this one collecting More Fun Comics #101-107 and Adventure Comics #103-121.

Does anyone know what happened to resolve the legal dispute?
Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on February 26, 2010 at 9:50am
I'm fairly sure I read that there's been a deal but part of the deal is that DC can't talk about it.

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