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Old February 23 2012, 03:02 PM   #3526
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Secret Six, Birds of Prey and Stephanie Brown are the great casualties of the New 52; actually, anything with an edge basically went, and not much replaced it. I can tolerate Red Hood and the Outlaws, but the new Birds of Prey looks awful, Suicide Squad even worse. I haven't been reading Batgirl because the idea of it just doesn't appeal. I gave up on JLI early and don't intend to go back, even for Batwing.

So while I'm more enthusiastic than some six issues into the experiment, I am aware of what we've lost in terms of sophistication, character develpment, and rich history. It feels like a zero-sum game in which I got Demon Knights, but had to give up Secret Six to do so. I'm not sure what we gained from making Bane an idiot again, or losing Scandal Savage altogether, or shaving Floyd's mustache.
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Old February 23 2012, 05:37 PM   #3527
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Have you read Birds of Prey? It's really quite good. In fact, much better then the Volume 2 written by Gail Simone that was around right before the relaunch.
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Old February 23 2012, 05:43 PM   #3528
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Have you read Birds of Prey? It's really quite good. In fact, much better then the Volume 2 written by Gail Simone that was around right before the relaunch.
I don't doubt that ... I gave up on BoP during that second run, although I blame Simone less for it than I do DC for dicking the title around.

I've made a habit of trying titles on the basis of recommendations in this thread, so I could try the first issue. It feels a bit like I'd have the same reaction as I did to JLI: if you erase the whole history of Black Canary, she's just a kick-boxing blonde in fishnets. Oh ... wait a minute ...
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Old February 23 2012, 08:36 PM   #3529
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This site for DC comic discussion just moved up a notch for me. Not sure who else here might dabble on the DC Comics message boards but we will not be doing so come this time next week.

DC Comics Message Boards to CLOSE

As part of its online makeover, DC Entertainment will be shutting down the current message boards in early March. Active message board users are encouraged to save their favorite conversations leading up to the closure. Special thanks to the many fans who participated in the messages boards over the years.
It goes on to say they are going to be using Facebook and Twitter as means for fans to interact. Neither, imo, gives the same sense of discussion. Facebook is close but how crazy is that Fan Page going to be?
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Old February 23 2012, 08:43 PM   #3530
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Interestingly enough, I've never discussed comics on comic book related message boards. I've always started various threads here or commented on various books I'm reading on my facebook page. Interesting decision though. Don't really have any thoughts on it though except like most everyone else DC is looking to start pushing their social media outlets.
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Old February 24 2012, 01:05 AM   #3531
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This site for DC comic discussion just moved up a notch for me. Not sure who else here might dabble on the DC Comics message boards but we will not be doing so come this time next week.
It's well known in certain internet circles that the DC Comic Boards is filled with crazy rabid fans who hate DC products and DC Comics. They have managed in their storied career to chase off Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Gail Simone and I think even Kurt Busiek.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Now if only they'd shut down scans daily.

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Old February 24 2012, 02:21 AM   #3532
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The forums at CBR seem more interesting and active anyway.
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Old February 24 2012, 02:25 AM   #3533
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Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
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This site for DC comic discussion just moved up a notch for me. Not sure who else here might dabble on the DC Comics message boards but we will not be doing so come this time next week.
It's well known in certain internet circles that the DC Comic Boards is filled with crazy rabid fans who hate DC products and DC Comics. They have managed in their storied career to chaser off Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Gail Simone and I think even Kurt Busiek.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Now if only they'd shut down scans daily.
True, they are mostly rabid and loyal if they like what your doing. As with most places, online or off, it's always a handful of vocal and highly active posters that makes it hard to filter through and find the thought out constructive posts.

I stopped reading BOP at the relaunch but Gail was still popping in on the BOP boards pre-nu52.
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Old February 24 2012, 03:56 AM   #3534
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Captain Craig wrote: View Post
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This site for DC comic discussion just moved up a notch for me. Not sure who else here might dabble on the DC Comics message boards but we will not be doing so come this time next week.
It's well known in certain internet circles that the DC Comic Boards is filled with crazy rabid fans who hate DC products and DC Comics. They have managed in their storied career to chaser off Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Gail Simone and I think even Kurt Busiek.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Now if only they'd shut down scans daily.
True, they are mostly rabid and loyal if they like what your doing. As with most places, online or off, it's always a handful of vocal and highly active posters that makes it hard to filter through and find the thought out constructive posts.

I stopped reading BOP at the relaunch but Gail was still popping in on the BOP boards pre-nu52.
The DC Boards were never helped by the actions of the moderators, which seemed cryptic, inexplicable and bizarre.
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Old February 24 2012, 03:58 AM   #3535
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I stopped posting there years ago. Too many wackos.
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Old February 24 2012, 05:07 AM   #3536
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The forums at CBR seem more interesting and active anyway.
agreed.
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Old February 24 2012, 05:10 AM   #3537
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^ Agreed as well. The CBR forums are probably where I lurk the most.
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Old February 24 2012, 05:44 AM   #3538
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Me too. Although, the CBR Boards have their fair share of whackos as well.
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Old February 24 2012, 12:10 PM   #3539
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Well, really you can say the same here. I shied away from the Trek forums at Star Trek's official website and came here instead as it seemed more active and interesting, doesn't mean that we don't have our share of wackos, however.
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Old February 24 2012, 12:14 PM   #3540
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The DC Boards were never helped by the actions of the moderators, which seemed cryptic, inexplicable and bizarre.
There are moderators?
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