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Old February 15 2012, 11:15 PM   #3436
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I know that. I was responding to Admiral Young's comment on how we haven't heard about any cancellations when, in fact, we have.

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Batman, Incorporated isn't a replacement book, it's the continuation of "Batman, Inc". It's just joining the New 52'verse. I forgot some were cancelled.
Technically, it is a replacement book, as it is replacing one of the other cancelled New 52 books to keep the line at "52".
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Old February 15 2012, 11:20 PM   #3437
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Of course. I'm just pointing out for those that weren't reading "Batman, Inc" that it is the continuation of that series and not a brand new book they just added.
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Old February 15 2012, 11:30 PM   #3438
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Girls reading comics? That's more elusive than new readers.
Well, there's that, but I can see that. My ex read a lot of comics.

Then there's the "impress her" part, which I could maybe sort of see. Sandman? Yeah, okay, back in the day there were some cool chicks who might look favorably on your ability to be like Morpheus, which actually says some pretty negative things about their willingness to enter into abusive relationships, but whatever. I know of no comic in the past decade that was a similar cultural phenomenon, let alone that could potentially involve comic readers actually having sex ("The Walking Dead gets me so hot").

Then there's the "Red Hood and the Outlaws" part, which indicates that the statement clearly comes from the mirror universe, where everyone wears beards and Scott Lobdell is sexy.
I know, I know. I really hated the first issue. I thought it was sexist and disgusting. However, this girl is obsessed with both Starfire and Jason Todd for some reason, and so is blind to the flaws. In her own words: "Starfire is getting some booty. Good for her." So yeah, I gave it a second chance in order to make her happy. It actually does get better. Though this month's was a little underwhelming. I was expecting a bit more from Jason and Kori's first meeting.
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Old February 15 2012, 11:32 PM   #3439
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i haven't been reading all of the 52 books, but out of those i have the only ones i've dropped thus far are Fury of Firestorm...dropped after the first issue...and Red Lanterns...dropped after the fourth issue. thinking about cutting Justice League too.
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Old February 15 2012, 11:46 PM   #3440
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So, uh John Stewart. This now makes two Corps members that he has MURDERED! How is he not getting put on the next flight back to Earth sans ring?
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Old February 16 2012, 12:05 AM   #3441
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Wait, so John Stewart is now dead? Killed by whom? I'm not reading the book but love Stewart, he's a way better GL than Hal in my book.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:17 AM   #3442
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No, he's alive. I was saying that he has now killed two fellow Corps members within the past year or so. Hal got expelled for less.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:23 AM   #3443
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Of course. I'm just pointing out for those that weren't reading "Batman, Inc" that it is the continuation of that series and not a brand new book they just added.
Can't the same be said for Batman, Detective, Green Lantern and a few others?
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Old February 16 2012, 12:26 AM   #3444
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Picked up: Batman, Supergirl, Catwoman and Wonder Woman (as well as Ghostbusters) haven't read any of them yet but will tonight.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:37 AM   #3445
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Of course. I'm just pointing out for those that weren't reading "Batman, Inc" that it is the continuation of that series and not a brand new book they just added.
Can't the same be said for Batman, Detective, Green Lantern and a few others?
Green Lantern more than the others you mentioned. It's a continued narrative of Johns' run. While little has changed in the Batman realm, Batman and Detective Comics are both starting their own stories. Same can't be said for Morrison's run which will be the conclusion of his mega arc that started in 2006.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:56 AM   #3446
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^ The Bat Family books were confirmed by DiDio last summer as carrying over the same continuity they had in the DCU to the New 52. They take place after Batman, Incorporated. Or that was the theory. Batman, Inc took place just before Flashpoint.
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Old February 16 2012, 01:29 AM   #3447
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I know, I know. I really hated the first issue. I thought it was sexist and disgusting. However, this girl is obsessed with both Starfire and Jason Todd for some reason, and so is blind to the flaws. In her own words: "Starfire is getting some booty. Good for her." So yeah, I gave it a second chance in order to make her happy. It actually does get better. Though this month's was a little underwhelming. I was expecting a bit more from Jason and Kori's first meeting.
There were some interesting moments in Red Hood #6, though. I thought Dick's original Nightwing costume within this new continuity was interesting (it was both similar and different to the pre-Flashpoint costume), and the flashback to "Under the Red Hood" was surprising. I also liked Jason unburdening himself to Kory with their heart-to-heart, even if we don't actually see it.
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Old February 16 2012, 03:12 AM   #3448
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Supergirl: Not too bad of a book it looks like the story is moving a bit more forward and Supergirl is about to make her debut to the world as a super heroine. Though she still seems to speak only in Krypotnian.

Catwoman: Decent book, I still enjoy this title but this issue didn't do a whole lot for me, but did enjoy her next encounter with Batman but her being mostly tied up and beaten most of the issue was a bit bland and her attack was perhaps a bit more gruesome than it needed to be. One thing I like about the art in this book is the cat-like way Selina stands, sits and even expresses her face.

Batman: This book... Is sliding. The last few issues have spent a lot of time in this Court of Owls location and it's making the story start to get claustrophobic. What I liked most about this Bat-book when it started with the treatmen and use of Bruce Wayne and Gotham neither of which has gotten much use for the last two or three issues, the occult aspects of the book might be getting a little heavy now as well as making Batman a little "over-powered." Considering the abuse he's taken in the last couple of issues it's hard to believe he (being a normal, mortal, human being) is still alive. The art in the book is also getting a bit inconsistent and looking more like the rough drafts a high-school kid might make in the margins of his text book. There's a splash page in this issue about half-way through that's almost Liefeld-ian in its use of proportions, musculature and teeth baring. This book is losing focus and needs to regain it in almost every aspect.

Wonder Woman: Meh. It's stil not blowing me entirely away and the art in it is just bland. More than anything else I'm getting this one "only" because it's Wonder Woman but the story I'm losing interest in.
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Old February 16 2012, 04:01 AM   #3449
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re: Batman. given the disorienting nature of the last issue, I think it's pretty clear, a lot of the scenes are hallucinations brought on by the deprivations of being in the labyrinth.
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Old February 16 2012, 04:03 AM   #3450
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I agree with Hound of UIster regarding Batman. It continues to remind me of Batman, RIP in the sense that it is a psychological story. This is another attempt to Break the Bat, this time in a psychological sense, which is why it reminds me of RIP so much. The extension of the Court of Owls story line could be interesting, I don't know if I could take an entire summer of it though. Capullo's art reflects the story in my opinion.


Supergirl #6: Yeah Kara is still talking in Kryptonian because of her lack of exposure to humans. I assume that she can speak English now thanks to Superboy's TK transfer from their encounter in his book but she has had no reason to talk English or any other human language for that matter. I think I'm on the verge of dropping this. I like this new version of Kara, the Krypton stuff is cool as always, and as I've stated before I get the intention of the writers with the pacing, I just don't like it. The art is pretty cool and been consistent all through the book. I see they're starting up what will probably be the Super-Family event with these so called World Destroyers. They don't interest me at all. I'll give this one more issue before I drop it but I think I've made up my decision already.
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