52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: September 2017 Week Two

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

Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but I’ll keep them as vague as possible while still amusing myself.

Last week I complained about 17 books. This week it’s 20. And there’s a hurricane on. Either I’m grumpy, or an unusual number of this week’s books sucked. Probably both. We’ve got Metal #2 and the first tie-in to the event. Cori will have more details on that, and we’ll dig into it during our end-of-the-month roundtable. You did catch this month’s roundtable, right?

20 books. You’re getting your money’s worth out of me, that’s for sure.

Main Ongoing Titles

Action Comics #987: written by Dan Jurgens, pencils by Victor Bogdanovic, inks by Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten, and Victor Bogdanovic, colors by Mike Spicer, lettering by Rob Leigh

Action Comics #987: written by Dan Jurgens, pencils by Victor Bogdanovic, inks by Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten, and Victor Bogdanovic, colors by Mike Spicer, lettering by Rob Leigh

Action Comics #987

Number of lesbians guest-starring in this issue: 1

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Number of times Dinah is going to remind us that it’s SO HARD being a metahuman: 1,000 maybe

Detective Comics #964

Number of times Steph got to punch Arkady’s stupid face before stupid Bruce got in the middle of everything: 0

Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns #28

Number of pilot cliches in this issue: 16

Justice League of America #14

Number of truncated words in Lobo’s mere 11 speech bubbles: 14

New Super-Man #15: written by Gene Luen Yang, pencils by Brent Peeples, inks by Richard Friend, colors by Hi-Fi, lettering by Dave Sharpe

New Super-Man #15: written by Gene Luen Yang, pencils by Brent Peeples, inks by Richard Friend, colors by Hi-Fi, lettering by Dave Sharpe

New Super-man #15

Number of #ExpressiveAsians pictured in this issue: All of them

Red Hood and the Outlaws #14

Number of women in this issue:2

Number of women who bring up valid concerns in this issue: 2

Number of women whose valid concerns are dismissed by men in this issue: 2

Suicide Squad #25

Number of times a white writer has Amanda Waller talking about slavery in this issue: 2 too many

Supergirl #13

Number of ingrate humans standing way too close to a superpowered battle in this issue: about 20

Superwoman #14

Number of bat-like symbols on the chest of a suit of Kryptonian power armor: 1

Teen Titans #12

Number of times more I like “Riddler as a reject from The Crow” better than “sexy mutton-chop Riddler”: 100

The Flash #30: written by Joshua Williamson, art by Neil Googe, colors by Ivan Plascencia, letters by Steve Wands

The Flash #30: written by Joshua Williamson, art by Neil Googe, colors by Ivan Plascencia, letters by Steve Wands

The Flash #30

Number of times it’s totally the Negative Speed Force’s fault and definitely not Barry being a dick: 2

Titans #15

Number of Titans who apparently just lounge around their HQ in their costumes: 7 (all of them)

Wonder Woman #30

Number of evil super-soldier shirts Steve apparently made off with: 1

Other Titles

Dark Nights: Metal #2

Number of Scary Evil Batmans who look scary: 1

Number of Scary Evil Batmans whom I’d like to see smooch Catwoman: 1 (Hey there, Steampunk Aquawoman Batman whose name is apparently also Bruce Wayne, so maybe you’re trans? You invade this reality often?)

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special

Number of female creators credited on this book: 5

Number of male creators credited on this book: 24

Mister Miracle #2

Number of scenes egregiously missing a content warning in this issue: 0

Number of times I previously realized that the red portion of Mister Miracle’s trousers looks like assless chaps: 0

Scooby Apocalypse #17

Number of monsters Daphne sexily body slams: 1 (I didn’t know that “sexy body slam” was a thing. I guess it’s a thing?)

Scooby Doo Where Are You? #85

Number of golf puns: 9

Number of puns in the second feature: 0

Number of these books I enjoyed this week: 12

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