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I finally finished reading all 52 new DC titles, their first issues. Here's the ratings summary:

Buy: 11
Borrow: 16
Pass: 25

The buys were mostly predictable: JL, Action Comics, Batwoman, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman. But there were also surprises: Animal Man, Stormwatch, Swamp Thing, Grifter, Superboy.

The passes were mostly due to me being confused (Legion titles, Blackhawks, Men of War, Mister Terrific, Captain Atom etc...) or just plain poor quality (Green Arrow, Hawk & Dove, Captain Arom, Red Hood, Firestorm, Hawkman, etc...)

The rest just didn't interest me enough, despite being good/decent.

I thought there was a good variety of titles, with some titles clearly about different genres (Demon Knights was medieval fantasy, Men of War=war, Swamp Thing and Animal Man = horror, vampires, Blackhawks = G.I. Joe, western, magic etc...), but all still tied to the main superheroes. However, I wonder if these titles will be able to survive past the first year.

What bothers me about this relaunch, is that not all titles were actually new reader friendly. Legion of Superheroes doesn't even try, even mentioning Flashpoint in the story.

Also, there are some discrepancies between the different character interpretations. Superman feels like 3 different characters in Action, JL and Superman.

It's clear that what happened in the new reality is just arbitrary, whatever each individual writer wants to keep or discard. I have a feeling that things will be messy very soon. The fringe titles will be less impacted, but they also won't last long.

I don't think this was very tightly coordinated, but it wasn't a disaster either. It at least spurred me to read all their titles for one month.

Here's an excellent free comic: The Unknown by Mark Waid and Mick Oosterveer. Unfortunately the artist died recently, but I think it's great that they're giving away this comic for free.

http://blog.comixology.com/2011/09/23/minck-oosterveer-1961-2011/

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Packed and ready for a 5 weeks "vacation" in Taiwan. Just 2 suitcases (1 big, 1 small) + backpack. 
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This for the Tiny Tower players. The new 1.3 update is out! Can't wait to check it out.

Unrelated: here are some cool looking Bitizens. Wish I could use them in the game.

http://www.irishstu.com/stublog/2011/08/02/tiny-tower-star-wars-bitizens/

Has anyone upgraded to Lion? I'm debating if I should do it myself. Still on Leopard, but I do have the Snow Leopard DVD. 

Breaking Bad is back! Best show on tv now. 

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The iOS app fir G+ is out! Now I can post photos. Mia is not happy that I'm leaving to work. 
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Bought Numbers for iOS. Really like the interface, very intuitive and it works on iPhone's tiny screen, though I wish it worked in landscape. The only feature I really miss is data filtering.

With iCloud coming in the fall, it'll be perfect for syncing all my docs. Now thinking about Pages. 
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