This is to help stop my more...negative view points and I'm gonna use this to point this out: I do not hate the New 52 in it's interity. I do like some aspects of it and I do enjoy some of the stories they do put out. But I have to admit there are some mistakes in this universe, but it seems that some of the writers they hired do know what they're doing.
I chose the Aquaman image here to let the king of Atlantis himself be an example of how there are good writers in this company: In some of the first comics Aquaman was a part of in the New 52, it appeared that people REALLY didn't know what htis guy was like in-universe. The police and goons laughed him off because he is the guy who 'talks to fish' and tries to fight him, only for said goons to get mopped by him and washed out with the help of his magical trident.
And then there's a humorous scene of him going to an old resturant he and his father went to when he was younger. People were shocked to see him there and when he bought a sea-food dish, they were even MROE shocked. Though admitingly the guy who mentioned the whole 'he's no one favorite hero' thing, I did kind of laugh when he got out the trident at him.
But what really is getting me to really read HIS Series is the scene I put on this poster: When he gives his waitress who is struggling to get her kids to collage has two golden coins as her tip. She asks him what to do with it, and he just says to use it's worth to get her children through collage.
THAT sells this guy for me, OK. This is what I kind of like in a hero: He doesn't want to be put on a pedestal, he doesn't want to be a favorite, he just doens't care about that. He just wants to help people in any way he can, even if he isn't AS popular sa Batman or Superman, he can still do good.
Sort of why I liked the end of a comic where this kid actually tells him he's his favorite hero, which did get me to smile a bit. and as a proud Aquaman fan, this series kind of shows WHY this quote-unquote 'joke' of a hero gets the fanbase he has and why he deserves it.
I am hoping people can let me know what other NEw 52 comics are actually well-written, that way I know which ones to check out if I ever get the chance.
And no, I do not own this image or anything to do with Aquaman.