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Old January 7 2012, 01:05 AM   #2971
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

DC responds to the Marvel "win" last month. I detect spin...but I haven't read the entire article.

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/rood...es-120106.html

Oh and apparently the relaunch wasn't about market sales lol.
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Old January 7 2012, 05:22 AM   #2972
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For those who didn't catch it, the article mentions that Batman and Detective Comics will be raised to $3.99 for "story reasons." This will increase the page count from 32 pages to 40 pages.
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Old January 7 2012, 05:55 AM   #2973
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As long as The Flash doesn't increase in price such as this, I'll be happy.
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Old January 7 2012, 06:03 AM   #2974
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Is the Flash good? I know some have praised the art in the book...I've been hesitant due to the way Johns has been writing Barry in Justice League, and yeah I know he isn't the writer of the solo book. Now that I've dropped a few dozen books I might attempt a couple of others.
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Old January 7 2012, 06:06 AM   #2975
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I like it. It is worth it for the art, but I'm enjoying the story and direction of the book thus far.
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Old January 7 2012, 06:13 AM   #2976
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I might wait for the trade to come out. Speaking of trades...I was in Chapters today picking up Scott Snyder's Batman Black Mirror (Dick's last hurrah as Batman) in hardcover when I saw the GIFREAKINOURMOUS New 52 Omnibus sitting on the shelf. Rao...is this thing huge. I needed both hands to pick it off of the shelf. It's gotta be at least ten or so pounds...I'm not exaggerating. I thought to myself...you've gotta be really into the New 52 or have a lot of money to burn to pick this baby up. It is an impressive looking thing though. Easily the largest omnibus I've seen so far. I'll be passing on it though. Just too expensive.
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Old January 7 2012, 09:37 AM   #2977
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Is the Flash good? I know some have praised the art in the book...I've been hesitant due to the way Johns has been writing Barry in Justice League, and yeah I know he isn't the writer of the solo book. Now that I've dropped a few dozen books I might attempt a couple of others.
Yes. Manapul and Berco... Berto... the colorist are at least as good as Geoff Johns, and presumably they make much prettier pictures.

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For those who didn't catch it, the article mentions that Batman and Detective Comics will be raised to $3.99 for "story reasons." This will increase the page count from 32 pages to 40 pages.
Enjoy your sketches, script excerpts, and random self-promoting bullshit, Bat-fans!

Yo, Dennis, I think you're probably right about the Interlac thing. When I was six or seven that probably would've been pretty neat/made me feel clever.
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Old January 7 2012, 02:11 PM   #2978
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I've really been enjoying The Flash, in a lot of ways it reminds me of some of the better 80's and 90's comics, the ones where the villain was the villain, and wasn't as overhyped or overpowered as some villains tend to be today. Mob Rule is a threat, but not in the way that a lot of contemporary villains are.

Barry is written quite well. Manapaul and Buccaletto(?) paint him as a geek, but not the total dweeb he has been portrayed as before. I definitely think Patti is the better choice as a love interest for him than Iris.
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Old January 7 2012, 11:33 PM   #2979
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Read Swamp Thing #5

It seems that as much as The Green wants him to "die" and fully become the monster looking Swamp Thing that he still has some control of The Green. He displays that this issue. I also was glad to see him and Abigail find their romance after 3 issues of them trying to ignore it. Overall good issue.
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Old January 8 2012, 11:31 PM   #2980
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Quick mostly off topic question, but this just popped into my head and this is a DC question: Netflix has the original 1982 Swamp Thing movie streaming, is it worth watching?
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Old January 8 2012, 11:41 PM   #2981
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Quick mostly off topic question, but this just popped into my head and this is a DC question: Netflix has the original 1982 Swamp Thing movie streaming, is it worth watching?
as a movie to mock with a group of friends MST3k style, yes.
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Old January 9 2012, 08:53 PM   #2982
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Scott Snyder talks "Night of Owls". I'm guessing the books will have their own self contained events rather than a company wide crossover.

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/scot...ps-120109.html
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Old January 9 2012, 09:58 PM   #2983
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Sounds more like it's going to be a Bat-Family crossover. I just hope it's not too extensive. The Dark Knight, and Detective Comics kinda suck. I would hate to have to buy those to complete the story going on in the excellent Batman.
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Old January 9 2012, 10:01 PM   #2984
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That's what I meant when I said the books will have their own self contained events. Kind of like "Contagion" and "No Man Land's" back in the day. It will be Bat-Family oriented.
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Old January 9 2012, 10:02 PM   #2985
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Pretty sure it's line wide.

Batman and Robin and Nightwing already have bits of story connecting with Batman proper.
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