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Old November 10 2011, 02:20 PM   #2131
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Yeah. I've actually gone back and read the early part of Johns' run. Through Blackest Night and I think most if not all of that kind of justifies Johns' opinion of Hal and shows why he's the right guy for the job (although Rebirth does a little bit more telling than showing). I mean even back then you could call Hal one dimensional, but now he's just annoying and you can barely call him a hero.

Oh well, I'll just go back and reread Secret Origin...
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Old November 10 2011, 03:30 PM   #2132
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Aquaman #1: Wow, you guys were right. This one is really good. The writing is engaging and the little trip to the seafood restaurant was amusing and well done. Then there's the art. Everything blends with the narrative seamlessly. You can really see everything playing out like a movie, and doing so in pretty good detail. That's something you don't usually get with comic books. The whole thing is a cut above. I'm not big on Aquaman, but I'll pick up the next few issues just because of the quality.

Teen Titans #1: Wonder Girl had my interest for a bit, but otherwise, I'm not too interested in the characters or the story. I don't think I'll continue with this title.

Supergirl #2: It's an improvement over the first issue. This one actually has a story and I like seeing Kara learn to use her powers. I plan to keep up for the time being to see her adjust to life on Earth and possibly take on a secret identity.

Batgirl #3: Gonna pick this up today. I'm already onboard.
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Old November 10 2011, 03:47 PM   #2133
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Yeah, as I said above Aquaman is quite impressive and I'm not an Aquaman fan either.
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Old November 10 2011, 06:50 PM   #2134
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Yeah. I've actually gone back and read the early part of Johns' run. Through Blackest Night and I think most if not all of that kind of justifies Johns' opinion of Hal and shows why he's the right guy for the job (although Rebirth does a little bit more telling than showing). I mean even back then you could call Hal one dimensional, but now he's just annoying and you can barely call him a hero.

Oh well, I'll just go back and reread Secret Origin...
I think Johns is doing a bit of repositioning here - so yeah, the ring does select people who have a lot of will-power but they might be a bit dim like Jordan or a fascist like Sinestro. I've never really enjoy his work but I'm quite liking this.
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Old November 10 2011, 09:50 PM   #2135
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Looking back at some of the other stuff I've read, I realized that I really prefer to read a whole arc all at once, so I'm gonna hold off on The New 52 until they start finishing their first arcs. But, I am planning on reading some of the older stuff on Comixology instead, first up will be Batman: A Death in The Family. I'm probably gonna get it either tomarrow.
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Old November 10 2011, 10:12 PM   #2136
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I love this attempt at spin:

DiDio is no stranger to adapting Kirby’s work for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, having written the critically acclaimed sleeper hit O.M.A.C.
Would coming in on the bottom of the pile still make it that?
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Old November 10 2011, 10:23 PM   #2137
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^I do love how the spin-people always find a way to call something a hit. I still don't understand how they can call TV shows that haven't even aired yet a hit.
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Old November 10 2011, 10:56 PM   #2138
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I love this attempt at spin:

DiDio is no stranger to adapting Kirby’s work for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, having written the critically acclaimed sleeper hit O.M.A.C.
Would coming in on the bottom of the pile still make it that?
The second issue outsold all but 28 Marvel titles in October. (Yes, I looked at the sales charts and counted.) That's nothing to sneeze at.
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Old November 11 2011, 01:13 AM   #2139
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Looking back at some of the other stuff I've read, I realized that I really prefer to read a whole arc all at once, so I'm gonna hold off on The New 52 until they start finishing their first arcs. But, I am planning on reading some of the older stuff on Comixology instead, first up will be Batman: A Death in The Family. I'm probably gonna get it either tomarrow.
Death in the Family has some good points, but overall I remember it as being kind of terrible. The Joker's new job is one of those only-in-comics ideas, though. For better or worse.
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Old November 11 2011, 01:26 AM   #2140
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Yeah. I've actually gone back and read the early part of Johns' run. Through Blackest Night and I think most if not all of that kind of justifies Johns' opinion of Hal and shows why he's the right guy for the job (although Rebirth does a little bit more telling than showing). I mean even back then you could call Hal one dimensional, but now he's just annoying and you can barely call him a hero.

Oh well, I'll just go back and reread Secret Origin...
I think Johns is doing a bit of repositioning here - so yeah, the ring does select people who have a lot of will-power but they might be a bit dim like Jordan or a fascist like Sinestro. I've never really enjoy his work but I'm quite liking this.
But that's a relatively new development in Johns' version of him. The closest I can recall is Mark Waid's Brave and the Bold version, where he was just irresponsible, not an idiot. And for the first half of Johns' run he had his irresponsibility, but he was competent and it's only gotten worse since the relaunch.
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Old November 11 2011, 02:55 AM   #2141
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Old November 11 2011, 03:53 AM   #2142
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Looking back at some of the other stuff I've read, I realized that I really prefer to read a whole arc all at once, so I'm gonna hold off on The New 52 until they start finishing their first arcs. But, I am planning on reading some of the older stuff on Comixology instead, first up will be Batman: A Death in The Family. I'm probably gonna get it either tomarrow.
Death in the Family has some good points, but overall I remember it as being kind of terrible. The Joker's new job is one of those only-in-comics ideas, though. For better or worse.
Really? I was under the impression that it was considered one of the best stories, along with Year One. Should I just skip ahead to Knightfall?
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Old November 11 2011, 03:56 AM   #2143
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You should read it. It's pretty important in the character arc of Batman along with Knightfall/No Man's Land/Identity Crisis/Red Hood/Killing Joke.
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Old November 11 2011, 04:17 AM   #2144
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Death in the Family is an okay story but the reason why it is so well known is because it is notorious for the phone in kill Robin thing. People hated Jason Todd so much at the time that they actually phoned in (American Idol style) and killed him.
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Old November 11 2011, 04:28 AM   #2145
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Oh, that part's actually pretty great.

Well, if you want it, you want it. I think I was a little unfair when I said terrible. I should just say it has some pretty unbelievable aspects.
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