New 52 Report Card: The Final Verdict

The first month of DC's massive relaunch is complete, and here's the final score card from Crave's comic review team.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Justice League #1

So here it is.  All of the New 52 #1s are in the bag, and we've got the final Reboot Report Card from Crave's team of comic book reviewers – the inimitable Iann Robinson, the benevolent Blair Marnell and myself.  All these ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10, and it bears noting that we split up the New 52 to cover them all, and some of our opinions are widely varied:  for example, I have no idea how Iann liked Voodoo better than All-Star Western, and I'm sure he doesn't understand how I managed to rate I,Vampire as highly as I did.  Frankly, I'm still stunned by that myself.

Anyway, here's the final tally of our New 52 reviews (No, not New Zoo Reviews), which finds DC only slightly above average, and hardly the blow-'em-away reaction they were hoping for.  Agree or disagree, let us know. 

 

OVERALL NEW 52 RATING AFTER 52 ISSUES:  6.3 out of 10

WEEK 1:

Justice League #1 – Rating: 7.8

WEEK 2:

Swamp Thing #1 – Rating:  9

Batgirl #1 – Rating: 9

Static Shock #1 – Rating: 8.6

Batwing #1 – Rating: 8.5

Action Comics #1 – Rating: 8.4

Men of War #1 – Rating: 7.9

Animal Man #1 – Rating: 7

Justice League International #1 – Rating: 7

O.M.A.C. #1 – Rating: 6.8

Detective Comics #1 – Rating: 5

Stormwatch #1 – Rating: 5

Green Arrow #1 – Rating: 3.5

Hawk and Dove #1 – Rating: 1

WEEK 3:

Batwoman #1 – Rating: 9.6

Batman and Robin #1 – Rating: 9

Deathstroke #1 – Rating: 7.5

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1 – Rating: 7.3

Superboy #1 – Rating: 7

Resurrection Man #1 – Rating: 6.8

Red Lanterns #1 – Rating: 6

Mr. Terrific – Rating: 6

Demon Knights #1 – Rating: 5

Legion Lost #1 – Rating: 3

Suicide Squad #1 – Rating: 3

Green Lantern #1 – Rating: 2

Grifter #1 – Rating:  1

 

WEEK 4:

DC Universe Presents: Deadman #1 – Rating: 9

Batman #1 – Rating: 9

Green Lantern Corps #1 – Rating:  8.7

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 – Rating: 8.5

Blue Beetle #1 – Rating: 8

Captain Atom #1 – Rating: 7

Birds of Prey – Rating: 6.5

Nightwing #1 – 6.5

Wonder Woman #1 – Rating: 6

Supergirl #1 – Rating: 6

Red Hood and The Outlaws #1 – Rating: 1

Catwoman #1 – Rating:  0.1

 

WEEK 5:

Aquaman #1 – Rating: 9

Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 – Rating: 8

The Fury of FIrestorm #1 – Rating: 8

The Flash #1 – Rating: 7.4

I, Vampire #1 – Rating: 7.3

The Savage Hawkman #1 – Rating: 7.2

Justice League Dark #1 – Rating: 7

Superman #1 – Rating: 6.2

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 – Rating: 5

Blackhawks #1 – Rating: 5

Teen Titans #1 – Rating: 5

Voodoo #1 – Rating: 4

All-Star Western #1 – Rating: 2