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Old October 12 2012, 02:09 AM   #5296
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

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Especially if they have Diggle and Daniel doing some kind of weird Return to Krypton storyline in Action Comics. I really want to give them a chance, but what they have planned seems weird to me.

Also speaking of Morrison wrapping up Action Comics...this is going to be an interesting finale...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...-what-did-not/

Considering how prominent a figure Superman is in the DC Universe, this will probably answer a whole bunch of different questions about New52 continuity, not just ones about Superman. Looking forward to it.
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Old October 12 2012, 09:42 AM   #5297
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Batman #13: This was simply marvellous. I don't think Joker has been this menacing in the comics for a long time, even Morrison's use of him wasn't this compelling and threatening. Snyder turns in another brilliant piece, complimented by Capullo's sensational crisp art work. The cliffhanger ending was incredible...despite it being rumoured for a while, and Harley's line to Batman was telling indeed about this new revitalized Joker. Death of the Family is off to a fantastic start.
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Old October 12 2012, 12:03 PM   #5298
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I think if you pretend the Joker is an "unstoppable supernatural force"*, then he will indeed appear more menacing. But menacing isn't the same thing, necessarily, as "interesting." But you also aren't writing the Joker anymore. Morrison did genuinely new things with the Joker, but they were always things that you could say fit the general pattern of Jokerness.

* as the skeptical review at Too Dangerous for a Girl put it.
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Old October 12 2012, 09:31 PM   #5299
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The cardboard "outer cover" of Batman and Batgirl this month is sort of annoying.
Yeah, I was looking for the latest issue of Batgirl and didn't see it. I thought they had sold out so I asked about it and they guy went over and pointed it out. It was right in front of me the whole time, but I never would have recognized it with that cover.
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Old October 16 2012, 01:00 AM   #5300
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Four books are being cancelled...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-c...-jan-2013.html
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Old October 16 2012, 01:30 AM   #5301
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Kinda sad about Blue Beetle.
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Old October 16 2012, 01:49 AM   #5302
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Frankenstein is the only one I'm reading and I was going to drop it after Rotworld but perhaps I'll stick around for the final issues.
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Old October 16 2012, 10:36 AM   #5303
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I knew the rights lawsuit was nasty...but had no idea just how nasty.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...an-court-case/

Also this bizarre stance on Stephanie Brown from DC Editorial continues to baffle me. DC I don't think has ever come out and explained why they've changed their minds on using Steph. Apparently they are just dead set against using her. Morrison and Snyder state that they both made pitches of a kind to use her but were told "no".

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...own-continues/
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Old October 16 2012, 11:22 PM   #5304
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Also this bizarre stance on Stephanie Brown from DC Editorial continues to baffle me. DC I don't think has ever come out and explained why they've changed their minds on using Steph. Apparently they are just dead set against using her. Morrison and Snyder state that they both made pitches of a kind to use her but were told "no".

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...own-continues/
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And last week, as she appeared in Young Justice, the episode “Before the Dawn”, as a civilian character who barely speaks two lines, the episode was pulled from the schedule and replaced with repeats – more on that later today – but it is still available on iTunes.
I tried to record that Young Justice episode twice and each time a completely different tv show episode was recorded. I thought there was a problem with my DVR but this makes me think otherwise. Did anybody else have a similar problem?

EDIT: Just saw this:
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...ctober-lineup/

Do we have a YJ or GL:TAS or DC Nation thread on Trek BBS so I can go there and whine about it?

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Old October 17 2012, 01:10 AM   #5305
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Do we have a YJ or GL:TAS or DC Nation thread on Trek BBS so I can go there and whine about it?
Yup.
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Old October 17 2012, 01:16 AM   #5306
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I'm almost tempted to believe that Stephanie Brown's appearance in YJ was what got it pulled, but that wouldn't explain GL.
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Old October 17 2012, 01:54 AM   #5307
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Ugh, so I just read Phantom Stranger #1. It featured Raven (I mean Rachel ) in her first New 52 appearance (that I know of). Yeah, so here's another Perez/Wolfman creation that DC has messed up (although not anywhere nearly as bad as starfire). She seemed to be pretty emotional, and overall more like a normal person, so they not only missed the point, but they also just used her just to tick off people. The Stranger just delivers her to Trigon (which is really starting to make me think even more that the voice/person Stranger obeys is a demon, if not the actual devil), and she will probably not be seen again, unless Scott Lobdell needs her for a human/alien/half demoness threesome with Roy Harper and Starfire in Red Hood and the Outlaws

I'll give stranger one more issue. The thing that really sucks is that I'm reading the first volume of DC Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger, and the old stuff is very entertaining. He's a mysterious figure who fights the forces of evil in weird, supernatural circumstances (most of the time), and thats cool. I really don't need to read a book about Judas working for the devil (I don't care if they imply its God, in two issues he has created the spectre and delivered an innocent person to her demonic father so that he can turn her into his loyal daughter, that seems pretty evil to me) to repay for his betrayal. The whole point of the character is that he is a stranger, you're not supposed to know his past, and he's definately not supposed to be doing evil, even if it somehow "works out" in the end.
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Old October 17 2012, 02:53 AM   #5308
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Yeah, I picked up one issue of Phantom Stranger, and decided that was it. I'm not gonna read a book about a character that goes around doing terrible terrible things to characters that I like.
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Old October 17 2012, 04:14 AM   #5309
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It is really too bad about Blue Beetle. DC has really tried to create non-white characters in leading roles, but they can't seem to get the numbers right.

Not too sad about Legion Lost because this really seems to be a single story line any way and has always had the feeling it was a limited series. Perhaps we will get another 30th century series?
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Old October 17 2012, 04:19 AM   #5310
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I knew the rights lawsuit was nasty...but had no idea just how nasty.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...an-court-case/

Also this bizarre stance on Stephanie Brown from DC Editorial continues to baffle me. DC I don't think has ever come out and explained why they've changed their minds on using Steph. Apparently they are just dead set against using her. Morrison and Snyder state that they both made pitches of a kind to use her but were told "no".

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/...own-continues/
I think they are afraid of a possible fan backlash. It's the same for Cassandra Cain.
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