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Old September 20 2012, 03:40 PM   #5206
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Yesterday was a big day for purchases.

DC Titles...
Birds of Prey #0
Catwoman #0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #0
Justice League #0
Supergirl #0
Wonder Woman #0

Non DC Titles...
Irresistible #2
Irresistible #3
Star Trek #13
The Shadow #5

I was surprised to see that Irresistible #3 was out already. I didn't even know that #2 had come out. Fortunately I was able to get a copy. Looks like the comic shops got more copies in, so Trekker, if you're still interested, you might be able to get some back issues of both this and Comic Con Girl. They still go fast though. I got the last copy of #3. I think this series is the highlight of the week. They really kicked up the racy sexual content big time in both the writing and the art, and the story itself is compelling with events that have consequences.

I also got around to reading the first issue of something I picked up last year... The Beauty #1.



It's about a modern world like our own, but where a sexually transitted disease has infected half the population. This "disease" however seems to have mostly positive effects. It causes the infected to become better looking and fitter, but with a slight fever (not enough to affect their day to day living though). Most people want it, and it's only one sexual encounter away. However, some groups out there see it as a danger and lash out with terrorist attacks. One day, a woman dies on the subway due to internal combustion. It's thought to be another terrorist attack on the Beauty and its carriers, but it seems that she died of "natural" causes. Could the Beauty be responsible? Our team of cops, which includes an attractive young woman who has been infected, are on the case.



Top Cow put out this one issue as part of their Pilot Season. It could have been a one off isue and I read it thinking that it was, but found out that it got enough votes to make it to series. Read about the news here. And you can also read the entire first issue online here.

Okay, back to DC Comics... I can't wait to get to the other #0 issues. Most of the ones I've read so far have been pretty good. I especially enjoyed the Batman origin stuff.
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Old September 21 2012, 10:37 PM   #5207
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Oh dear. This is going to be debated as hotly as any change yet in the New 52...

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47514
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Old September 21 2012, 11:43 PM   #5208
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Oh dear. This is going to be debated as hotly as any change yet in the New 52...

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47514
Page 346 of this thread.
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Old September 21 2012, 11:51 PM   #5209
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It'll be debated more once the issue comes out
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Old September 22 2012, 12:09 AM   #5210
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I'm cold.

Does this mean I can burn all my old Robin Comics?

I have enough to keep the house heated for two nights.
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Old September 22 2012, 12:18 AM   #5211
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I'd just turn your furnace on, personally.
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Old September 22 2012, 12:39 AM   #5212
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I'd just turn your furnace on, personally.
Use the comics. Better to use them for heat, there is no resale value.
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Old September 22 2012, 01:20 AM   #5213
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I'm confused. If Tim still never joined Bruce until after Jason's death, then exactly what is the point of saying he was never Robin? There's still apparently no overlap of Robins in the new timeline.
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Old September 22 2012, 01:29 AM   #5214
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I'm confused. If Tim still never joined Bruce until after Jason's death, then exactly what is the point of saying he was never Robin? There's still apparently no overlap of Robins in the new timeline.
Because he took the name "Red Robin" instead.
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Old September 22 2012, 01:36 AM   #5215
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That doesn't explain why he takes the name Red Robin though...unless he does in order to somehow honour Jason's memory by not taking the name Robin in the story. The five year timeline is just dumb.
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Old September 22 2012, 01:40 AM   #5216
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Oh dear. This is going to be debated as hotly as any change yet in the New 52...

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multime....php?aid=47514
But doesn't this help address the issue of too many Robins in too short a time span?

(FORGET MY COMMENT, JUST READ THE REST OF THE THREAD.)
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Old September 22 2012, 01:54 AM   #5217
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That doesn't explain why he takes the name Red Robin though...unless he does in order to somehow honour Jason's memory by not taking the name Robin in the story. The five year timeline is just dumb.
I'm sure Teen Titans #0 will address this.
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Old September 22 2012, 03:24 PM   #5218
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I've been thinking more about the theory that the timeline should be expanded: Batman operating for ten years, Superman for five-six. I agree the timeline should've been seven-ten, but I think DC is reluctant to out and out state that Batman was the first superhero, given that Superman was historically the first (1938) and so should be the first hero within the universe (its a meta argument, but it seems to be their direction).

The problem seems solvable by simply suggesting that Bruce Wayne did not operate as "Batman" until Superman first appeared in blurred form in Metropolis, but I can see why they want to keep it fuzzy.
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Old September 22 2012, 04:04 PM   #5219
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Maybe once they hit 14 Bruce lost interest and that is why there are so many Robins in such a short period of time.
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Old September 22 2012, 04:59 PM   #5220
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This is DC comics. If history is any indication, they'll have a different timeline in the next five years anyway.
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