The New Frontier provides a uniting storyline for the DC comics characters set on the stage of the 1950s. From Batman and Superman to The Challengers of the Unknown and the Suicide Squad all the way back to Silver Age characters like Barry Allen Flash and Hal Jordon.
I love the way the story is told. We jump around from character to character as they observe each other and the situations of this time period in world history. From Cold War espionage to the Korean War front lines our heroes play their roles some more secretly than others.
I have two favorite characters in this series. My first one is obviously Batman. His introduction to the comic was truly AWESOME. Two cops bust onto the scene of an occult ritual gone bad witnessing Batman as he battles about 50 hooded crazies and doing a good job of it. From the perspective of the cops watching the Dark Knight gave me goose bumps (nerd alert).
My second favorite character was John Jones a shape shifting alien who finds himself secretly assimilated into our world. Acting as a Private Eye his perspective on our planet and his attempt at secrecy is an interesting twist on the novel. I loved the frames at night where he sits in front of his TV shifting into the characters on the screen learning everything he can about our world and culture.