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Old July 26 2012, 05:12 AM   #4787
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Yeah, Liefeld's tweet sounded weird to me, too. It's like he's taking all of the success of the New-52. It's especially weird since, if I recall, the "cancelled in the first round of New-52 cancellations" Hawk and Dove was one of the lowest selling books of the relaunch.

I haven't kept up on the news since he took over on Hawkman, Grifter, and Deathstroke, but I assume he didn't do much for their sales, either.

As for the Rogue's gallery becoming metahumans, I say, "Meh" (which, after a decent start followed by a few strong issues, is unfortunately how I've felt about The Flash over the past 2-3 issues). It's clear these aren't the same Rogues that first faced Barry in the Silver Age and that Geoff Johns did a great job of infusing new life into. So, instead of pretending that they are, I'm happy to put them in the category of "same name, new history" and if this Rogues storyline doesn't deliver, I'll bail on the title.

Here we are, over a year after the news first hit and almost a year since they titles first dropped and we're still trying to play the game of which characters have the same history pre & post New 52, which characters were changed slightly, which characters were changed drastically, and which characters are "[insert character name] in name only."

I thought Barry was one of the characters with only minor changes, but recent issues seem to bump him over into the "major changes" category. I was actually happy with some of the changes (I've come to love Patty Spivot as his significant other over Iris, as Patty and Barry have more in common. Plus, Iris really seemed a riff on Lois Lane more than her own character).

Hal, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have any changes. Bruce has minor changes, especially in the still confusing "which Robin was his sidekick and when" department.

Superman and Wonder Woman fall into the "major changes" category as well. Though with them, I think it was, overall, a good move.
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