Well there you go! Its Christmas in August for Aqua-fans as DC Comics concludes the first year of its New 52 books with the simultaneous release of Aquaman #12 and Justice League #12 today! Were they late or was this synchronicity planned? Look at those covers and you tell us...
It was this week last year that Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1 were released and we don't think its an exaggeration to say that nobody had a clue just how much of an impact the New 52 would have upon the comic book industry back then.
Needless to say, in terms of both unit sales and increasing the public's awareness of DC's iconic properties, the New 52 has been a resounding success and while some still argue that DC sold out its grand 70+ year legacy for a gimmick -- one thing appears clear from the publisher: There's no going back now.
So with that said, we're going to take a "deeper" look at the past twelve months for the King of the Seven Seas when we recap these issues on Saturday and we'll be asking for your thoughts on Aquaman's first year then...but for now please feel free to leave us your comments about the New 52 in general--What was gained? What was lost? And what does it mean to you as a fan today?