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Old December 7 2012, 04:19 AM   #5521
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I guess the two of us aren't going to agree on Morrison I think I understand what you're attempting to say though. I'm really looking forward to the Snyder/Lee Superman book next year. That'll most likely be my Superman fix. Aside from the beautiful Kenneth Rocafort art...I still don't have much care for "Superman".
The art in "Superman" is beautiful but also, right now, it has bit more "grounded in 'reality'" story that I can somewhat get into.
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Old December 7 2012, 05:10 AM   #5522
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When has Superman ever been been grounded in reality?

His best moments was when the writers let loose with the wild science fiction and silver age surrealism.

It's what gave us Darkseid or the Legion of Super Heroes.

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Old December 7 2012, 05:29 AM   #5523
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I dunno, somehow what Morrison does goes a bit beyond what I like. It's hard to really put a "pin on it" but it's a feeling of style.
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Old December 7 2012, 02:36 PM   #5524
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House of UIster put it nicely regarding Superman.

Morrison's work pushes you to attempt to accept things that you know you're unable to. It's almost like he is writing a "Doctor Who" episode with the terminology and "technospeak" that he uses in his work. It can throw people off. He explores big ideas and goes on tangents that are hard to follow. As has been brought up in the thread before, his work isn't for everyone, which is why you have a lot of fans like me that absolutely love him, and a lot that dislike his work. He seems to be a polarizing writer.

This is probably why I love Jonathan Hickman so much. He writes like Morrison does.
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Old December 8 2012, 04:14 AM   #5525
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One thing about Morrison is that, while I do love his work, it is NOT a good fit for a monthly book. His stuff always reads much better in collected form. He relies on his audience to remember minor details or to fill in blanks themselves. This can be very difficult in a monthly comic when what he's referencing was in an issue that may have come out over a year ago.
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Old December 8 2012, 05:05 AM   #5526
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I always reread the previous issue before reading the new issue of a Morrison book or else I'll have no clue what's going on
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Old December 8 2012, 05:10 AM   #5527
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I always reread the previous issue before reading the new issue of a Morrison book or else I'll have no clue what's going on
I usually just drop a tab of acid.
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Old December 8 2012, 05:15 AM   #5528
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I always reread the previous issue before reading the new issue of a Morrison book or else I'll have no clue what's going on
I usually just drop a tab of acid.
Honestly, I'd say reading his stuff isn't itself too far removed from being on acid.... I assume.
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Old December 8 2012, 08:31 PM   #5529
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On the other end of the spectrum, I think I'm dropping World's Finest. It was decent to start, but has just never really set my world on fire. This issue was just mediocre, and the awkward characterization of Damian (even if he's just a guest star) made it worse. I really do need to do some trimming from my pull list, so this one is the easiest to let go
I admire Worlds Finest more than I like it. The concept is workable, I enjoy the artwork, but the writing isn't gelling for me. It's a boring book, and the characters range from unlikeable to bland. However, I do like the banter between Helena and Damian, and the age difference between them keeps the "You're me but gender-swapped" subtext from becoming creepy.
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Old December 8 2012, 09:03 PM   #5530
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Well, they're not the "same person", isn't Helena the product of Batman and Catwoman and Damien the product of Batman and Talia al Ghul?

I like World's Finest as well but it does seem to "lack" some direction. I mean, where is the book going?

Read "Dial H" last night as well as "Earth 2." Earth 2 I'm wavering on a bit as well as Dial H. But this issue of DH actually wasn't too bad and actually seems to be taking the story forward. One thing that is odd other than the occasional wink or nod in the art it seems disconnected from the rest of the DCU. Where IS Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. during all of this? It'd be nice to seen SOME reference to them.
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Old December 8 2012, 11:47 PM   #5531
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i quit reading Dial H after a few issues. i dunno, i might pick it up again. it just felt like a comic that needs to be read via trades.
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Old December 9 2012, 12:08 AM   #5532
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Of all the New 52 series I started reading - probably about 20 of them - I'm now down to just one - Batman. Snyder's still bringing it there at least. Everything else is just boring. I used to be a DC guy, but my Marvel pull list has grown as my DC pull list shrunk after the New 52. Sad.
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Old December 9 2012, 03:35 AM   #5533
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^ That's similar to me. Up until last year my pulls and shelf at home would be dominated with DC titles and graphic novels, with barely any Marvel. Now that has changed considerably. I'm down to five books now (Aquaman, Action Comics, Batman, Batman Incorporated, and Wonder Woman). The rest are all Marvel pulls and a couple from other companies.
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Old December 9 2012, 04:29 AM   #5534
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I've picked up MORE since last year! But I do plan to drop TDK when the current arc is over, same with Catwoman. Dial H likely will be dropped. But that still leaves me with:

Action
Worlds' Finest
Earth 2
Detective
Batgirl
Batman
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The Flash

The Flash I'm sort of on the fence with, though.
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Old December 9 2012, 04:37 AM   #5535
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Justice League is my fence book since I've picked it back up...it's probably going to be added back permanently now that it's been good.
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