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Old August 30 2012, 11:30 AM   #5056
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I read Justice League and.. Meh.

I find team books hard to read because it seems like a lot is going on and with so many characters it's hard to give eveyrone good service. It also complicates things in my mind that there's just so much nonsense going on that it seems like Earth is constantly got shit going down. Anyway...

The Superman/Wonder Woman moment was actually sort of nice and made sense overall. But... I dunno. It still feels like fan-service. The relationship does make an ounce or two of sense, but at the same time feels odd.
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Old August 30 2012, 03:24 PM   #5057
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I also picked up Justice League #12 just for the big hook-up. A couple of pages of Supes and Diana warming up to eachother followed by a kiss at the end. Nothing earth-shattering. Guess I'll have to pick up the next issue to see the ramifications of the big event.

As for non DC titles, I picked up The Adventures of a Comic Con Girl #1 and Irresistible #1.

Comic Con Girl is about a girl who wakes up after a drunken night at a multi-day convention and heads back to the floor to track down a rare issue of a comic that was taken. Lots of geekdom, pop culture references and girls drawn with nice figures, large breasts and revealing scifi outfits. The author Dana Braziel-Solovy based the title character on herself.







Irresistible is about a guy who is lonely and depressed after being dumped by his girlfriend. Then one day after leaving a strip club, he runs into an old woman who's being mugged. After he saves her and gets beat up in the process, she asks him what he wants. Confiding in her a little, he casually says he wished that all women would be attracted to him. The next day at a coffee shop, an attractive barrista follows him to the bathroom and throws herself at him. Looks like something magical has happened and his wish was granted. Zenescope, which is known for it's characters being mostly scantily clad women put out this limited series.



Guy on the cover reminds me of Bradley Cooper.

Both titles are adult oriented with coarse language and some mild sexual content. Comic Con Girl is fun and cartoony while Irresistible is more serious. I prefer Irresistible because of it's serious nature. It's well drawn, well written, and it does a good job of taking you into the lead character's head, whether he's getting a lap dance or sitting alone in his apartment. Can't wait to see how both unfold.

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Old August 30 2012, 06:57 PM   #5058
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Keep in mind that Justice League #12 was the conclusion of Johns first year of stories on the series so Diana and Clark were basically actually secondary to the actual main plot of the books which was the League dealing with Graves. That was one of the things that I liked about the issue.

"Fan-service"? I don't know that many fans who are actually enthralled with this relationship Trekker, so I'm not sure what you meant by that comment. The relationship feels odd, because it's been forced upon us. This is basically DC's version of One More Day. It would have felt more natural had they not gone and "erased" Lois and Clark and this was Clark moving on, as Lois has done. But nope they basically have just tossed this in our faces. Like so much of the New 52. This is from someone who actually liked the issue and thinks this relationship has potential. I wanted to hate the issue to be honest, but I found myself liking it. I just dislike the way DC has introduced this particular plot.
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Old August 30 2012, 07:48 PM   #5059
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Well I am enthralled. I am tired of Clark and Lois in much the same way I am glad Barry and Iris are not being put together right now. Lets try something new and see what happens.
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Old August 30 2012, 08:28 PM   #5060
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Well, Green Lantern Annual leaves the fate of Hal and Sinestrro somewhat ambiguous. They're both clearly out of commision for a while. I wouldn't be surprised to see them pop up to save the day at the end of the Third Army story, though. Speaking of which: hoo boy. The Guardiands truly have lost it, haven't they? I'm looking forward to how this plays out.

I'm desperately bored of it to be honest, Johns have been playing the same ballpark for a long time now and it is getting too repetitive to me.
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Old August 30 2012, 08:52 PM   #5061
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Guy on the cover reminds me of Bradley Cooper.
Yeah, hard to buy into the premise when the guy is obviously the type who'd have no trouble at all attracting women whatsoever. (Because we all know how repulsive women find Bradley Cooper. Hell, I'D let him fuck me!) Seems like... interesting titles, though.
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Old August 30 2012, 09:07 PM   #5062
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^ I should have added that he only looks like that on the cover. It's the same situation as Dial H.
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Old August 31 2012, 06:17 PM   #5063
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"Fan-service"? I don't know that many fans who are actually enthralled with this relationship Trekker, so I'm not sure what you meant by that comment.
Yeah, but shipping the two together has many a fan's "wet-dream" for a long time and many non-MDCU comics have tried putting them together. (Like in "Act of God.") This seems like DC finally in the main-stream playing service to that. I suspect far more people DON'T want to see the two together than do, but there's still that minority.

I tried look for Comic Con Girl and Irresistible in two of my LCSs (my primary and my secondary) neither had them. Wanted to check them out.
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Old August 31 2012, 06:29 PM   #5064
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Batman #12: I decided to pick up this issue after reading a few comments here and I'm glad I did. I really like Harper Row too. She'd make a great Robin.

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I tried look for Comic Con Girl and Irresistible in two of my LCSs (my primary and my secondary) neither had them. Wanted to check them out.
They came out last week or the week before, I believe. Plus, they probably didn't carry a lot of copies to begin with. I was lucky to get the issues I did. For Irresistible, I got the second last one on the shelf. They printed four covers, one of which was limited to 250 copies.
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Old August 31 2012, 10:11 PM   #5065
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Action Comics #0 "The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape" preview.

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47347
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Old August 31 2012, 11:30 PM   #5066
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Action Comics #0 "The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape" preview.

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47347
Haven't picked up any Action issues since the reboot. I've only seen covers so I knew he was in jeans and a t-shirt but didn't realize how horrible he looks in them until I read that preview.
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Old September 1 2012, 12:06 AM   #5067
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Action Comics #0 "The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape" preview.

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47347
Haven't picked up any Action issues since the reboot. I've only seen covers so I knew he was in jeans and a t-shirt but didn't realize how horrible he looks in them until I read that preview.
Not sure he's supposed to look "good'.
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Old September 1 2012, 01:16 AM   #5068
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Yeah. It's a practical costume, he's not supposed to look good in it. He is supposed function in it. The "looking good" costume is the segmented armor suit

Finished "Aquaman #12". I continue to be amazed with how good this book is. I still want a Mera ongoing book. If Ivan Reis does indeed go to "Justice League" as rumoured next year, he's going to be sorely missed on this book.
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Old September 1 2012, 02:22 AM   #5069
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I was also really impressed yet again with Aquaman. Issue 12 was a great read and Mera was indeed a standout in the issue. I do feel the shuffling of Johns off of Aquaman is mistake this soon.


Admiral_Young were you still getting Green Hornet? I thought you and I were the only ones at one point. I'm going to let #27, the wrap of this arc be my final one. I feel it's still a good book but it's a good place to take a clean break for TPB or find the issues later in $1 boxes. Were you getting it?
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I am still getting "Green Hornet". It's tailed off a bit since Phil Hester left, and I'm not entirely sure how much Smith is involved in the plotting any more...the first twelve issues of course was based on his abandoned script, but they seem to be just expanding beyond that right now. Been debating about dropping it...but I don't really want to because of my love for Mulan
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