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52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: Aug Week One, 2017

Or However Many I Feel Like, And They May Not All Be Facts

Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in the first 5 pages of this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but they’ll all be from the 5-page section of the book available in regular press reviews, so I won’t be spoiling anything DC hasn’t already.

This week, I’ve got a pretty short list of new issues, and they’re mostly “other” issues: two digital-firsts, a mini-series, and a Young Animals book. Remember that I only cover half the books; the others are reported on much better by Cori McCreery.

Main Ongoing Titles

Batman #28: written by Tom King, art by Mikel Janin

Batman #28: written by Tom King, art by Mikel Janin

Batman #28

Number of pages it took me to realize they were cross-cutting between different scenes: 3 (I thought it was some kind of “madness” thing reflecting Gordon’s inner feelings, all symbolic-like. The Joker’s in it!)

Cyborg #15

Number of ominous warnings about “the singularity”: 4

Nightwing #26

Number of panels showing Nightwing’s butt: .5, because it’s obscured by tasteful steam

Number of panels in which Huntress is positioned higher in the frame: 8, plus one where she’s so far above him she’s not even in the panel except for her hands

Other Titles

Bane: Conquest #4: written by Chuck Dixon, art by Graham Nolan

Bane: Conquest #4: written by Chuck Dixon, art by Graham Nolan

Bane: Conquest #4

Number of Bane’s original creators working on this book: 2 out of 3

Number of panels in which Catwoman looks stunning while bundled up in a winter coat: 7 (all of them)

Bombshells #32

(which collects #95-97 of the digital edition)

Number of tearful, melodramatic apologies: 4

Number of times Harley shuts up a bloviating man: 1, and it is very sweet

Injustice 2 #7

Number of scowls in a single rainy funeral Batman scene: 17!

Shade the Changing Girl #11

Number of her trademark blobby psychedelic shapes: 45

Number of them in Mysterious and Sinister Vials: 7

Number of these titles I’m excited about this week: 4!

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