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Old June 15 2012, 03:27 PM   #4516
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Admiral I have enjoyed Supergirl so far. They are really playing up the fish out of water aspect that I felt was so lacking in the previous incarnation. Her inability to come to grips with all her powers and learning her vulnerabilites has been handled pretty well. They are also working on creating a good rogues gallery for her which I think has really been needed. I also think less Superman is more for where her story is right now. Having him there would take away from her story right now.
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Old June 15 2012, 04:18 PM   #4517
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Yeah, I really don't want to see more Clark in Supergirl right now. These two should have major problems with one another, and she should keep her distance from him. Her book is more interesting that way.

Kara's not a superhero; at this point she's a lost soul. Maybe she ought to hang out with the wrong crowd for a while.
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Old June 15 2012, 10:19 PM   #4518
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Supergirl is turning out to be great for the reasons mentioned above. I'm glad I stuck with it.
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Old June 16 2012, 02:23 PM   #4519
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The books greatest strength even under Gates was her doing her own thing separate from Superman. Too bad her parents didn't survive. I think her mother was one of the more interesting antagonists created for the character.
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Old June 16 2012, 02:32 PM   #4520
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The books greatest strength even under Gates was her doing her own thing separate from Superman. Too bad her parents didn't survive. I think her mother was one of the more interesting antagonists created for the character.
I don't know of anyone who was happy with the way the whole "New Krypton" saga ended. There were some very interesting status quo changes made to the Superman family, and then DC took them all away.
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Old June 16 2012, 02:57 PM   #4521
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The editor, Matt Idelson is probably to blame. The guy has gone through thirteen writers from the start of New Krypton to the current reboot!
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Old June 16 2012, 04:19 PM   #4522
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I would have liked to have seen Geoff Johns finish his Superman story, I always thought that maybe there were changes to the New Krypton arc after he left to focus on Blackest Night.

I guess maybe I'm wrong about "Supergirl" and it's fans. A part of me misses DCU Kara so I'm a little biased against New 52 Kara. I don't dislike all of what they were doing, I like the character a bit and the art work...I just got bored with the story. Same with "Superboy". Like I said before...maybe the Zero Issues will change my mind.

Also DC is planning on releasing a Zero Month Omnibus. I'll post the link in a bit. It was reported on their blog I believe.
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Old June 16 2012, 04:41 PM   #4523
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NK seems to have been a Busiek-Johns collaboration.
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Old June 16 2012, 07:14 PM   #4524
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The New Krypton Epic definitely did get disjointed and less interesting when Johns left, and the climax was extremely rushed and disappointing.
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Old June 17 2012, 02:38 AM   #4525
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I read Resurrection Man #10, Frank:AOS #10 and Demon Knights #10 this morning and enjoyed all 3!! RM especially was bittersweet knowing the end is nigh. The story there is kicking up for Mitch's soul and the power it holds, Suriel the Angel has shown back up for it.
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Old June 17 2012, 03:31 AM   #4526
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I skipped on Resurrection Man due to the cancellation, even though I've bought the previous 9 issues. I've liked it, but haven't loved it, so I figured it was time to bail.

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Green Lantern #10: The best part of this issue is the Black Hand part. If Nekron is gone, though, who is sending him a black ring?
I thought the end of this issue would have been talked about more. I guess Blackest Night and the multiple corps really ran people off of the book. Anyway, Blackest Night began when Black Hand died and the black ring found him. Of course, that was because of Scar, who was able to generate black rings. I figure Nekron is unable to be totally destroyed. Death still exists, so some aspect of Death does as well, and Paul Cornell's run on Action Comics showed up that Death of the Endless was not involved. I wonder if Nekron is back or if there is a new avatar of Death.

I've stuck with Green Lantern all along, and think that the New-52 issues have shown a vast improvement over the post-Blackest Night issues, which were okay (I'm currently re-reading them, and they're not bad, but they are just lacking). This arc, and especially this issue is the best issue of Green Lantern in a long time, in my opinion.
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Old June 17 2012, 03:38 AM   #4527
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Agreed. Right now, Green Lantern is the best it's been since Blackest Night. I was really unsure about Sinestro being a Green Lantern again, but man is it working. He and Hal actually have a really good dynamic going. Despite him being Hal's archenemy, these two actually work pretty well together. I find myself hoping that this lasts a good long time. I have no illusions, of course. Eventually he's going to be putting that yellow ring back on. I'm enjoying this while it lasts, though.
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Old June 17 2012, 03:44 AM   #4528
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Hal and Sinestro working together are awesome. I'm still wondering though what the whole "Third Army" arc will bring. It's kind of hard to have a story that's setting up the Guardians as the bad guys, tying Abin Sur into it. I'm not sure where Johns is going with this, but I get the feeling that it's got to be big and something that drastically changes the status-quo.

One of my gripes after Blackest Night was that the Guardians were left untouched. I felt the same way, though slightly less so after "The Sinestro Corps War," but then they really only screwed up by thinking that Sinestro would attack Oa, and then we found out that Sinestro manipulated them into the laws about killing their enemies, were introduced to the Alpha Lanterns (which uses Manhunter technology). Then they outlawed relationships within the Corps and finally, they were set-up by Scar. "The New Guardian" really made me think that Hal was going to find a way to replace the Guardians with the leaders of the other corps, but that never happened either.
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Old June 17 2012, 03:54 AM   #4529
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Yeah, the Guardians have been bothering me for a long time, too. A reckoning has to be coming for them. They perform one downright evil act after another. Them lobotomizing Ganthet was just the last fucking straw for me. This Third Army story that they're building to makes me think (hope) that this may finally be the end for them (and a long time coming it is.)

Another little thing that has been bugging me: Why have the Guardians let Kyle keep his ring? He's pretty officially no longer a member of the Corps and is actively working with people that Guardians consider enemies. It seems to me they would have deactivated his ring pretty much immediately.
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Old June 17 2012, 04:22 AM   #4530
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In Blackest Night I thought Scar killed off the Guardians or something, so I surprised to see them alive and well afterwards. I agree they're just villainous at this point, and I look forward to them finally being overthrown.
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