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Old June 8 2012, 01:13 PM   #4411
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Four new books added to the New 52...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-n...-stranger.html

Don't really think I'm interested in any of them...even "Talon" from Scott Synder.

Zero Month is officially announced as well and talked about by DiDio...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-n...september.html
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Old June 8 2012, 01:47 PM   #4412
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Interested in the anthology book which has a horrible title. Sword of Sorcery? Really thats the best you guys could come up with? In any event since I have all the previous Amethyst series from way back I will snag this as well.
Also will add Phantom Stranger but going in knowing this one will die a swift death as the character is nearly impossible to get right.
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Old June 8 2012, 02:15 PM   #4413
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Batman Incorporated #0 promotional art cover...

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/06...new-52-0-month

I'm more interested in Zero Month than I am about the four new books as I mentioned above.
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Old June 8 2012, 02:53 PM   #4414
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This is what matters vis-a-vis the new52:

While some people have dismissed the imapct of the New 52 nine months on, I’d like to remind you that in May 2011, there was a 16 points gap in marketshare between Marvel and DC in dollars spent, and an 18 point gap in sales. There is now around 2.5% point difference between Marvel and DC on both. And that, right there, is what the New 52 has done….
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Marvel has the top two titles for May, DC has seven of the remaining top ten.

So far, looks like the reboot is a complete success.
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Old June 8 2012, 04:58 PM   #4415
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Sword of Sorcery is the only one of those 4 that might could lure me. I'll check it out on the stands and decide then.
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Old June 8 2012, 05:56 PM   #4416
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Christy Marx writing Amethyst should be interesting.
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Old June 8 2012, 06:33 PM   #4417
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Really like Earth 2 #2. Robinson has structured the introduction of the future JSA in a layered storyline like Johns did in Justice League, but its working a lot better here. In this issue the focus is on the Flash but we also meet two "Mr Terrifics" and a Hawkgirl as well as following Alan Scott to his destiny. ( which we'll see more of in #3) If the pattern follows we'll see a bit more of Hawkgirl in the GL issue and probably meet another future JSAer.

The E2 Terry Sloan seems to be quite a piece of work. His face is slightly scarred ( never a good sign) and I'm getting and Adrian Veidt vibe from him.

Agreed on all points, especially the last with Terry. When the two Terrific's met I was like "Cool!" but after a minute I was like "Uh oh!"

A couple of nods and world building on the splash page....we see Ted Grant, and find out that Tyler Chem has acquired Wayne Tech.

The Apokorats....not sure what they were thinking with that one. If Jay had gone into the sewers as on the cover, that'd be one thing.....but the scene with the couple in the alley just came off as underwhelming. The rat's didn't feel all that threatening, especially since Jay just put them in a trash can, apparently without killing them.

Aside from that, though, it was another great issue and I'm really liking this new and younger Jay Garrick. It was also fun watching Jay experiment with his powers and be awed by them. I liked the description of how he see's at super speed as well, and it's probably best to describe it that way since different writers have described it differently. The "fast vs everything in slo mo" thing.

Oddly enough, even though I have Golden Age Green Lantern Archives and have long been familiar with Alan's origin,



It also means that the burning skeletons from the cover are not the war dead of China (as some have theorized) but the other folks with him at the time, and I can't believe none of us made that connection!

While I'm still looking to pic up the trade for Action, I think I'll pretty much stick to Earth-2 as the only DC comic I'll be collecting. I've noticed that I'm liking Earth-2 as much as my other recent favorite, Jack Staff. The common element in both is that you get an entire super hero universe in each book and they feel like a satisfying read worth the money spent.

Sadly, Jack Staff seems to be in limbo while his creator works on a new book.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:09 PM   #4418
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Sword of Sorcery, for the Beowulf back-up. Team Seven could be interesting, but the "slightly earlier" timeline will be tough to keep going. Phantom Stranger is an idea tha should be cool, but will almost certainly be a disaster.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:20 PM   #4419
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Four new books added to the New 52...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-n...-stranger.html

Don't really think I'm interested in any of them...even "Talon" from Scott Synder.

Zero Month is officially announced as well and talked about by DiDio...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-n...september.html
looking forward to Phantom Stranger. might check out Sword of Sorcery.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:31 PM   #4420
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Talon is the only one of the Newest52 that interests me, based solely on Snyder's involvement.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:34 PM   #4421
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I was wondering if we'd get any kind of spin-off from Night of Owls...guess so...still not interested even from Snyder.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:49 PM   #4422
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Sounds like something in the vein of American Vampire.
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Old June 8 2012, 08:54 PM   #4423
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Maybe that's why I'm not interested in it. I love "American Vampire"...this book reminds me a little too much of it's basic premise, except without the vampire.
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Old June 9 2012, 12:51 AM   #4424
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The Phantom Stranger does deserve his own series. However, Didio writing it? No thanks!
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Old June 9 2012, 12:56 AM   #4425
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Have we heard what other three titles have been given the axe?
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