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Old October 27 2011, 12:59 PM   #1711
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Just read Justice League Dark issue two and enjoyed it. The intrigue continues to build - I'm especially curious about the dialogue between Xanadu and the Enchantress... I imagine she's got something up her sleeve.

And it's pretty humorous too - silly Boston Brand!

Up next: Aquaman.
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Old October 27 2011, 01:55 PM   #1712
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I like the new cape design on Superman.
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Old October 27 2011, 02:41 PM   #1713
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Just read Justice League Dark issue two and enjoyed it. The intrigue continues to build - I'm especially curious about the dialogue between Xanadu and the Enchantress... I imagine she's got something up her sleeve.

And it's pretty humorous too - silly Boston Brand!
+ 1, although Deadman seems to have been emotionally regressed after the events of Brightest Day. I love the young Constantine vibe.
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Old October 27 2011, 02:42 PM   #1714
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I have heard and read that the art is worth getting the book for.
But at the same time, the writing is some of the best I've read in the New 52. All the talk of the art really sells the writing short. It's probably the best overall package DC has right now.

So, I'm getting Action Comics, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Batman, Justice League: Dark and The Flash. Unfortunately that's one book too many. However, I decided that I'm giving them until January to decide which one to drop.
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Old October 27 2011, 04:16 PM   #1715
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I picked up Superman 2 and Flash 2 yesterday. I think some of the luster is already wearing off. The excitement the reboot had is nearly extinguished.

I loved Flash's art, but the story was incredibly lackluster - it went all over the place and did not push the narrative forward. Still, the art is fantastic, so I'm still be picking it up.

I enjoyed Superman. The "over-narration" people are complaining about doesn't bother me. I'm in this until Perez leaves.
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Old October 27 2011, 05:11 PM   #1716
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Yeah I'm loving the depictions of Superman in Action and Justice League, but the main Superman book just isn't grabbing me at all.

The alien threats are way too generic, and the art and storytelling feel like they're stuck in the 80s or 90s. It's all just so... stodgy and dull. Especially compared to what I'm seeing in the other books out there.
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Old October 27 2011, 05:30 PM   #1717
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and the art and storytelling feel like they're stuck in the 80s or 90s.
I think that's why I like it.

Also, I'm glad we have been officially re-introduced to Cat Grant (I think she had a short appearance in Superman 1), who is now seemingly more in line to her initial introduction by Marv Wolfman as opposed to the caricature that Geoff Johns came up with.
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Old October 27 2011, 05:41 PM   #1718
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I've just finished All-Star Western #2 (complete with El Diablo back-up feature). I think if you don't like this book, you don't like awesomeness itself.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:03 PM   #1719
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Yep I noticed Cat was more her 80's/90's depiction...this whole book has that retro Bryne/Jurgens feel to it in my opinion. Nothing wrong with it being that way but eh not feeling the book's direction in general. Also our first image of this Heather person (I already forgot her last name) on the jumbo tron kind of was disappointing. She looked a bit like Lois to me.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:09 PM   #1720
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and the art and storytelling feel like they're stuck in the 80s or 90s.
I think that's why I like it.

Also, I'm glad we have been officially re-introduced to Cat Grant (I think she had a short appearance in Superman 1), who is now seemingly more in line to her initial introduction by Marv Wolfman as opposed to the caricature that Geoff Johns came up with.
I'm not familiar with Johns's take, but the character strikes me here as a complete caricature of an air-headed gossip columist - even more over-the-top than she was in the first season of Lois & Clark.

This is possibly because, again, of the sledge-hammer quality of the dialogue.

She also is drawn to appear ten to fifteen years older than Clark. Was that always the case? I know that Tracy Scoggins is a decade older than Hatcher and Cain.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:14 PM   #1721
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Cat's depiction in Lois and Clark was basically Johns take on her. She was very sexually depicted and appeared to be nothing more than obnoxious and brain dead whom would Steve Lombard would act like an idiot around and try and hit on her lol.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:24 PM   #1722
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I thought this Cat Grant was very much inline with Smallville Cat. For some odd reason considering the show is over.
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Old October 27 2011, 07:28 PM   #1723
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Also I noticed in Teen Titans that they gave Bart his Smallville look.
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Old October 27 2011, 10:44 PM   #1724
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Yeah, Cat in Superman #2 reminded me of the Smallville version.
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Old October 27 2011, 11:09 PM   #1725
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Superman #2 has a clever little premise and a decent plot, but that dialogue is indeed clunky and forced. Perez is no Chris Claremont. Supes' monologues weren't too bad, though.
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