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Old March 22 2012, 07:10 PM   #3751
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Wonder Woman, great as always, with a possible revelation about the nature of the magic lasso
It seems to be less about the lasso and more about WW in that the lasso may be an extension of her nature and her demigod status much like the staff of Hermes or the guns of Eros are extensions of their natures. But interesting that it's not about truth, but rather intimidation.
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Old March 22 2012, 07:38 PM   #3752
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It seems to be less about the lasso and more about WW in that the lasso may be an extension of her nature and her demigod status much like the staff of Hermes or the guns of Eros are extensions of their natures. But interesting that it's not about truth, but rather intimidation.
Indeed, and I wonder this is in fact not a contradiction but a statement about Hal Jordan - is he more easily led than the pre-52 version?

It's also potentially a really interesting take on the original Wonder Woman's weird psycho-sexual dynamic?
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Old March 22 2012, 08:09 PM   #3753
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Batman: Good book it's probably still the best of the Batman books so far, though I still think this one is wavering a bit and needs to get more back to look/feel it had that caused me to latch onto it so much in the first place.

Supergirl: Very good and highly enjoyed it.

Catwoman: The new artist(s) in this book are pretty terrible, or at least worse than the ones that were on this book before. Yikes! Story was okay.

Wonder Woman: This one continues to be a big, fat, "Meh" for me.
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Old March 22 2012, 10:05 PM   #3754
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I guess I'm in the minority by being extremely bored by JL #7.
nah, i didn't care for the issue either. the Shazam back up was far more interesting.
Agreed. It was more of an issue about Steve Trevor than the JL.
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Old March 22 2012, 11:52 PM   #3755
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I re-read "Catwoman" and found it better -first time I read through it I was sort of tired and didn't focus on it. The art in it I still find meh over the previous artist(s.)

Giving "Wonder Woman" a second read-through and I found it much better as well and may still stick with it, it's still on the line for what's on my pull list (it's not on my automatic pulls, for example, through Comicology) but this issue was pretty decent.
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Old March 23 2012, 12:20 AM   #3756
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Now that I think about it, why is Hal Green Lantern in Justice League #7? He's been cast out of the Corps. The ring he has was left with him by Sinestro with no charge, and he's completely at the mercy of Sinestro to use it.
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Old March 23 2012, 12:42 AM   #3757
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Now that I think about it, why is Hal Green Lantern in Justice League #7? He's been cast out of the Corps. The ring he has was left with him by Sinestro with no charge, and he's completely at the mercy of Sinestro to use it.
Don't care. I pays my money to see a GL in JLA and that GL better be Hal. Strict continuity is a chumps game.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:25 AM   #3758
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Now that I think about it, why is Hal Green Lantern in Justice League #7? He's been cast out of the Corps. The ring he has was left with him by Sinestro with no charge, and he's completely at the mercy of Sinestro to use it.
The story in JLA takes place 5 years in the past.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:40 AM   #3759
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Now that I think about it, why is Hal Green Lantern in Justice League #7? He's been cast out of the Corps. The ring he has was left with him by Sinestro with no charge, and he's completely at the mercy of Sinestro to use it.
The story in JLA takes place 5 years in the past.
Nah, JUSTICE LEAGUE is caught up to present day now.
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Old March 23 2012, 03:59 AM   #3760
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Yep. The origin story took place five years in the past. I also noticed that the solitics for issue seven teased new team mates, new villains, but we didn't actually get that in the issue. I also found it slightly amusing that everyone other than Hal refers to Batman for direction, implying to me that he is the defaco leader of the team, which makes sense. It also doesn't make sense that since we're in the present that Bruce is acting like an ass still since he really hasn't been portrayed that way in "Batman". Intense and overbearing yes, but not an ass hole. I still find it a little hard to believe that Hal and Bruce would still antagonize each other after all these years...I know Bruce really disliked and lost respect for Hal after the Parallax incident but they still had some moments together that were light. Even written by Geoff Johns, like the "Brave and the Bold" comment from Hal in "Infinite Crisis" which drew a smile from Bruce, but I forgot...those crises did not occur now in the 52'Verse. Unless I'm mistaken or they've changed their mind about that.
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Old March 23 2012, 04:13 AM   #3761
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Hal and Bruce made up shortly after Hal's return, though. It was when Hal temporarirly loaned Bruce the ring to help him get over his demons. Bruce decided he wasn't ready, though. Granted, reboot could have erased that. Still doesn't explain why the heck Hal is a Green Lantern right now.
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Old March 23 2012, 04:19 AM   #3762
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I really don't know why Johns is writing these characters the way he is in this book...when he hasn't in the past. I know he is relatively new to Batman, it makes me slightly concerned for Batman: Earth One. Being in a new timeline, doesn't mean you have to change the characters attitudes and how they act to distinguish this, which to me seems to be the case.
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Old March 23 2012, 04:23 AM   #3763
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The weirdest thing for me is the lack of consistency. The Hal in Justice League is a completely different character than the Hal in Green Lantern. Same with Aquaman. Yet they're all being written by the same person. What gives?
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Old March 23 2012, 04:25 AM   #3764
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Agreed. I'm not sure how to explain it lol.
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Old March 23 2012, 05:54 AM   #3765
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