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Old September 27 2008, 01:43 AM   #31
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Re: What the continuity nazis have wrought

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No; Johns is writing a new story about his origin, but it's the basic elements, just told in a modern style.
Ah okay...Are they changing Sur's story?
Kinda. Johns is expanding/changing some of the stuff in Moore's "Tygers" short in the 80s.
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Old September 27 2008, 02:12 AM   #32
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No; Johns is writing a new story about his origin, but it's the basic elements, just told in a modern style.
Ah okay...Are they changing Sur's story?
Kinda. Johns is expanding/changing some of the stuff in Moore's "Tygers" short in the 80s.
I officially hate him now.

Why change Alan Moore? WHY?
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Old September 27 2008, 02:57 AM   #33
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Because he's using the "blackest night" concept as the basis for a story; it doesn't work in its original form, so this is more a case of taking the core premise (and some of the characters) and using them. It's pretty good so far (though the origin revisit was too long, in my opinion).
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Old September 27 2008, 07:32 AM   #34
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Re: What the continuity nazis have wrought

But they haven't really changed the essence of it, though, have they? Abin Sur crashes and is dying, tells Ring, "Get me a guy who's honest and without fear", Ring produces Hal Jordan, etc. etc. etc. They're changing the specifics a little, but no more so than Giffen/Priest/et. al. did 20 years ago with Emerald Dawn...

Honestly, I don't mind a little reworking of the fine details as long as the broad strokes are there. Kal-El is rocketed to Earth from a doomed planet, Bruce Wayne sees his parents gunned down before his eyes, Hal Jordan gets zapped into the desert to get a magic ring from a dying space-patrolman, Barry Allen gets hit by lightning and chemicals in a police lab.... I mean, each one of those stories has been retold a dozen times with little small changes, but the Main Thing is always there. I guess that's what's important to me.

Good job the internet wasn't around when Malory or White started playing about with the Arthur legend, wha'?
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Old September 28 2008, 03:47 AM   #35
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Good job the internet wasn't around when Malory or White started playing about with the Arthur legend, wha'?

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Old September 28 2008, 04:23 AM   #36
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Good job the internet wasn't around when Malory or White started playing about with the Arthur legend, wha'?

God's Teeth, that heathen Mallory has seen fit to combine the Sword In The Stone with Mighty Excalibur itself! Tis not done in this way. Not ever. They be two separate weapons, that mark off parts and parcels of Arthur's growth as a liege-lord. Mallory is no more in the Book Of Life, may he burn for five days before Judgement and then ever after.

And to Burgundian Templar : No, fool, Geoffrey Of Monmouth did not do the exact same thing. I suppose such as ye would be happy with combining Excalibur with Jason's Fleece and Thor's Hammer! Some of us like the legends told as they were meant.

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Old September 28 2008, 06:10 AM   #37
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^ Great work Gojirob!
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Old September 28 2008, 06:18 AM   #38
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^ Great work Gojirob!
Thanks! I once rewrote two Highlander eps in that faux-epic speech, so this twas easy.
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Old September 28 2008, 06:20 AM   #39
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That's good...

But yeah...at least Homer didn't have the Internet either...

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Old September 28 2008, 07:39 AM   #40
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This happened decades ago. The 50s Cap appeared in 1970s and the second Skull in the 80s. Sudden would be a bit of an exaggeration. The 50s Cap gave us a good story. Commie Red Skull, not so much.
Yet, despite all that, today we have Brubaker and Epting's Captain America which is the best thing you'll find in a comic book store.
This. This. A thousand times THIS.
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Old September 28 2008, 06:57 PM   #41
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Thanks! I once rewrote two Highlander eps in that faux-epic speech, so this twas easy.
Then I have to be an ass and point out that the "this" doesn't belong there. "Twas" is short for "it was."
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Thanks! I once rewrote two Highlander eps in that faux-epic speech, so this twas easy.
Then I have to be an ass and point out that the "this" doesn't belong there. "Twas" is short for "it was."
I said 'faux'.
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