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Old August 7 2013, 03:19 AM   #7021
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I decided to give Wonder Woman a chance after only reading the first two issues back when the New 52 first started. I actually really enjoyed it. I'm caught up with the book, and its very entertaining. It also is basically a whole different WW than the JL book, which is great because she is horrible in that book (and about a foot shorter ). The WW book basically just ignores all of the outside stuff, like the Superman/WW fan fiction Johns is writing. This article had a funny quote

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/08/...-up-naturally/

I thought this was a great quote. Azzarello seems about as impressed with Johns fan fiction as I am Anyway, outside of a few flaws (like horrible designs for the greek gods) the WW book is very good. Not my favorite New 52 book, but definately up there now.
The designs for the gods seem to fall into the realm of something that would appear in Gaiman's Sandman. As for the story and the rest of continuity in the new 52, Azzarello seems to be taking the Morrison approach and ignoring anything outside of his own book. A way to resolve this though, is to simply write the WW title as a "five years earlier" backstory.
All books should be written that way.
+1. I'm tired of the need for a strict continuity. I just look at each book as that team's take on a character. I'm not confused between books and feel no need for resolution. At least for the differences in WW's solo book and JL. Now if she lost an arm, maybe. Maybe not.
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Old August 7 2013, 03:26 AM   #7022
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^When I first started reading comics most of the books were written that way. Even books like Superman and Action ignored each other. One could have Superman trapped in the past while the other could feature Superman on his deathbed from Kryptonite poisoning.
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Old August 7 2013, 03:40 AM   #7023
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So have they said yet if they are going to pick a permanent co-star for Batman and (Robin) anytime soon?
No, they haven't said so, but considering the way Carrie Kelly is being used in the book, I wouldn't be surprised if she became a titular character by the end of the year.

I'm still not clear why she's named Carrie Kelly. She has nothing in common with the character in The Dark Knight Returns except for red hair. Otherwise, she reminds me of Stephanie Brown. (And I've heard that some fans believe that Carrie's unnamed roomie is Steph.)
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Old August 7 2013, 05:15 AM   #7024
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^When I first started reading comics most of the books were written that way. Even books like Superman and Action ignored each other. One could have Superman trapped in the past while the other could feature Superman on his deathbed from Kryptonite poisoning.
Yeah, me too. I agree with you, but the problem comes from the editorial decision to run crossover events and try to maintain continuity between books--something which often leads to errors.

I remember that in Marvel a few years back, several X-Men stories were obviously taking place at the same time in continuity. The problem was that Wolverine was appearing in three or four of these books so either he adapted Multiplicity powers or there was a serious mistake.

Batman Incorporated should just have been published as a story outside of the new 52. Wonder Woman should be doing the same thing. No one is going to complain if the editors just make this decision and state it--in fact people might pick up those books just because they are stand alone adventures.
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Old August 7 2013, 09:26 AM   #7025
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Except that Batman Incorporated did take place in the 52'Verse and Morrison practically handed the torch to Snyder in his final issue. Lobdell has been using Orion in "Superman" as well. That article was amusing...sounds like there is still significant creative/editorial disagreement going on. I have really enjoyed what Azzy is doing with Orion and Diana. They seemed to have developed a natural chemistry right away thanks to Azzy's writing. DC should have just did this instead of forcing apart Lois and Clark, and forcing together Diana and Clark. Also it appears that Lobdell has been having fun with Clark/Cat Grant as well.
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Old August 7 2013, 09:33 AM   #7026
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^When I first started reading comics most of the books were written that way. Even books like Superman and Action ignored each other. One could have Superman trapped in the past while the other could feature Superman on his deathbed from Kryptonite poisoning.
There is a letter in one of the Superman titles of the late 1960s which went something like:

How come the Atlantis of Lori Lemaris is different from the Atlantis of Aquaman?

Yours,

Bobby Shafto

The editor's reply?

I don't read that comic
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Old August 7 2013, 03:40 PM   #7027
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Except that Batman Incorporated did take place in the 52'Verse and Morrison practically handed the torch to Snyder in his final issue. Lobdell has been using Orion in "Superman" as well. That article was amusing...sounds like there is still significant creative/editorial disagreement going on. I have really enjoyed what Azzy is doing with Orion and Diana. They seemed to have developed a natural chemistry right away thanks to Azzy's writing. DC should have just did this instead of forcing apart Lois and Clark, and forcing together Diana and Clark. Also it appears that Lobdell has been having fun with Clark/Cat Grant as well.
Well I am two months behind because I read digital, but my point was not what is happening but what should have happened.

Besides I do believe that there have been inconsistencies. In the 900 in Detective for example, Batman is surprised that Langstrom is the creator of the virus, yet Langstrom's name was specifically mentioned in Batman Inc. Now I could be remembering that incorrectly so I will try and go back and take a look.
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Old August 7 2013, 06:37 PM   #7028
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The designs for the gods seem to fall into the realm of something that would appear in Gaiman's Sandman. As for the story and the rest of continuity in the new 52, Azzarello seems to be taking the Morrison approach and ignoring anything outside of his own book. A way to resolve this though, is to simply write the WW title as a "five years earlier" backstory.
All books should be written that way.
+1. I'm tired of the need for a strict continuity. I just look at each book as that team's take on a character. I'm not confused between books and feel no need for resolution. At least for the differences in WW's solo book and JL. Now if she lost an arm, maybe. Maybe not.
I actually usually hate when books don't have continuity in main universe when its supposed to, but with the New 52 its a good thing for good books to ignore the really stupid stuff done by the bad writers. In general, though, I'm a supporter of continuity. WW just happens to be an exception because of how bad JL is.
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Old August 7 2013, 10:21 PM   #7029
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I'm firmly in the 'fuck continuity and the horse it rode in on' camp.
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Old August 7 2013, 10:56 PM   #7030
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Old August 8 2013, 01:58 AM   #7031
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Continuity in comics tends to be a losing battle. I agree with keeping some consistency but there's no reason to be a slave to it if stories start being constricted.
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Old August 8 2013, 02:07 AM   #7032
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Last week's books:


I read both the Superman and Batman annuals and thought they were both good. Batman was really good of course. I am really enjoying Zero Year even more than I was expecting to. The World of Krypton back up arc through "Superman" and "Action Comics" has been one of my favourite things out of the 52'Verse so far. I'm a sucker for anything Krypton orientated so I've been enjoying the hell out of this.
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Old August 8 2013, 10:03 PM   #7033
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Looks like Keith Maguire has been dumped off Justice League 3000 and it is to be reworked from scratch...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/08/...-from-scratch/
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Old August 8 2013, 10:13 PM   #7034
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Looks like Keith Maguire has been dumped off Justice League 3000 and it is to be reworked from scratch...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/08/...-from-scratch/
This is too bad. I was looking forward to this. From the earlier information I really liked the part that stated once we thought we knew who they were, we wouldn't.

I guess we're getting the clone scenario after all?

Whether or which, I am going to wait to see the reception of the book before purchasing.
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Old August 8 2013, 11:47 PM   #7035
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Kinda mirrors what happened to Michael Lark at the hands of the previous head Editor at DC.
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