El Capitan de la outro espacio
I've been continuing my quixotic trek through The New 52. The real struggle with this is that I have been deliberately reading shorter series first, which means that I am sifting through a lot of failures right up front. Like DC had the (admirable, I think) goal of reviving some non-superhero comic genres, trying out War and Western and Fantasy books. However, they had this odd fascination with seeming to deliberately stack the deck against them from the start. They were all more expensive than most of the line, with a back-up story. I would think, if you are going to try something a little risky, you wouldn't want to make it more expensive than your regular offerings, to entice people to try the new thing out. Only one of those series made it past 10 issues. All-Star Western is a highlight, though, and one that I don't feel is well remembered. The first half is Jonah Hex hanging out in late 19th century Gotham, the second half has Jonah Hex time travel to the present and becomes a team-up book. The first half is better, but the whole thing is a lot of fun.