This cause du jour for superhero readers seems to be TITANS #1 by Judd Winick and Ian Churchill. The reviews are in and they are not kind overall, although some people liked it just fine. Rachel Goguen at Living Between Wednesdays also points out that the young superheroine’s short skirts looks like muffin cups and not short skirts. It’s that kind of nitpicky snark that really takes the wind out of the sails of hard working creators who slave over an issue only to have it reduced to its relevance to a muffin cup…but it’s also funny as hell. Melissa Krause rounds up reax. Val has more including the free-for-all over that ensues over at Newsarama when Troy Brownfield pans the book.
In other superhero news, J. Caleb Mozzocco explains by BOOSTER GOLD is fun:
When seeking cannon fodder to fill-up an alternate timeline in the current Booster Gold story arc, writers Jeff Katz and Geoff Johns unearthed Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty’s Wild Dog, a super-vigilante character that starred in all of five comics in the late ‘80s. I can see that the appeal of the Booster Gold title could be quite limited, but the fact that it’s a book in which Wild Dog can appear is one of its greatest strengths. It’s a comic book about the time stream of the DCU, which means it’s also a comic book about DC comics and the company’s publishing history and, thanks to the smaller outfits they’ve gobbled up over the years, that’s a lot of comics and characters. No matter when the comics were published or when they were set, characters and story elements from them can turn up in Booster Gold.
Mozzocco follows up with some 65 characters who could appear.