RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,778
Posts: 5,217,137
Members: 24,216
Currently online: 842
Newest member: momogila

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 29 2011, 02:45 AM   #1006
Myasishchev
Rear Admiral
 
Myasishchev's Avatar
 
Location: America after the rain
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

I dunno, I thought it came off as justifiable pride. I mean, it's bragging I guess, but if you're gonna brag, doing so about your girlfriend's professional accomplishments is one of the classier ways to go about it.
__________________

Myasishchev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 02:47 AM   #1007
Admiral Buzzkill
The Legend
 
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Myasishchev wrote: View Post
I dunno, I thought it came off as justifiable pride. I mean, it's bragging I guess, but if you're gonna brag, doing so about your girlfriend's professional accomplishments is one of the classier ways to go about it.
Well, that's what I said - people can read it different ways.

You know, he could have left off the obvious "we're celebrating, nudge-nudge-wink-wink" - but actually, it's Perez who could have done that. We should probably chalk it up to an "He has thrown a car at me!" authorial moment.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 03:03 AM   #1008
Nerys Myk
Fleet Admiral
 
Nerys Myk's Avatar
 
Location: House of Kang, now with ridges
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Trek4Ever wrote: View Post
Here's an annoying thing that happened to me. I went to the store today early to pick up a copy of Superman #1 and waited in my car until the store opened at 11. The minute it opened I went inside only to find out there were NO copies of that comic book! That was a big WTF moment for me, which is why I'm just going to buy the download later.
UPS doesn't come the instant the store opens.

.
Unless something has changed since I last worked in "entertainment retail" the books/videos/games/magazines usually arrive before the onsale date. Looks like the store underordered


sojourner wrote: View Post
The whole Johnathon Carroll scene reminded me of how Morgan Edge used to treat Clark in the 70's. It was very retro.
Perhaps you mean Steve Lombard? Edge treated Kent the way bosses always treat him.

Dennis wrote: View Post
He's still quite the disheveled, ink-stained wretch we saw in Action, BTW - unruly hair, Harry Potter glasses and occasional sweater. I like the look.
I was thinking Peter Parker, especially in that scene where Clark walks away from Lois's apartment.
__________________
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.
Nerys Myk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 03:17 AM   #1009
Admiral Buzzkill
The Legend
 
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Dennis wrote: View Post
He's still quite the disheveled, ink-stained wretch we saw in Action, BTW - unruly hair, Harry Potter glasses and occasional sweater. I like the look.
I was thinking Peter Parker, especially in that scene where Clark walks away from Lois's apartment.
Yeah, that influence is pretty evident, here but particularly in his interaction with /A/u/n/t /M/a/y his landlady in Action #1.

As story telling it would be a lot more fun than the old status quo if Lois & Clark's relationship is never a sure and steady thing. Let them get together and get pissed off at each other and go off with others on the rebound etc. etc. and so forth...for, like, ever.

Because they're a couple, no matter what the pre-launch hype suggested. Supes will go with Wonder Woman at some point, yeah, and maybe Clark will even have another girlfriend - just like Lois has Jonathan right now.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 03:36 AM   #1010
Trekker4747
Fleet Admiral
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Superman #1:

This one I really liked, it seemed nicely packed with story or whatever though at one point it there were several different on page dialogues going on. We had the word balloons from the various characters in several different places, we had Superman's "thought boxes" and we had the "narrator's dialogue"/Clark's news-story text.

It seemed.... "Overly wordy" as I think others had said, but overall it seemed like a good story.

The Dark Knight #1:

I was a little less impressed with this one. Compared to Superman #1 it seems like "less happened" in this book as opposed to the Superman issue. The splash pages were also way over done. I can accept the one for the title reveal, but there were a couple of others that just looked silly. The first one sticking out in my mind is the one of a huge Batman standing over the SWAT team outside Arkham and then the last page of Batman looking at a very large, very veiny/muscular Two-Face. Just looked bizarre and like too much, Two-Face I don't see as a very huge muscular guy.

Both pretty good books, though. I may have to subscribe to TDK or at least make sure I pick up the issues when they hit the streets.

(And, yeah, the way Clark was shown in Action Comics #1 did seem very Peter Parker-ish with him living in the tenement as a poor young boy.)
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 04:23 AM   #1011
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gallifrey
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

I loved Aquamann #1...both the art and most of Johns' writing. It is frustrating when you can tell which characters he really cares about and those he doesn't by how he writes them.

Teen Titans #1 is rather interesting...the plot or theme of teenagers vs the establishment or adults that hate them reminds me of the "threeboot" Legion. The art was okay.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.

Last edited by Admiral_Young; September 29 2011 at 04:39 AM.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 04:29 AM   #1012
Hound of UIster
Rear Admiral
 
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

It really shows how much he loves Arthur as compared to Barry.

I was also really surprised by how restrained Johns was in cutting back on the gore. The review posted here made me think that there was going to be a bloodbath.
__________________
Emperor Palpatine did nothing wrong
Hound of UIster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 04:44 AM   #1013
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

All Star Western #1 was good. even though its kind of Jonah Hex meets From Hell its still a good comic.

Savage Hawkman #1 i liked. even though some stuff like the Nth metal coming from under his skin was a bit odd i liked the comic overall. i've always liked Hawkman and i'm curious where the story is going and just what kind of person this 'new' Carter Hall is.
__________________
formerly known as Praetor_Shinzon.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 05:02 AM   #1014
Hound of UIster
Rear Admiral
 
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Praetor_Shinzon wrote: View Post
All Star Western #1 was good. even though its kind of Jonah Hex meets From Hell its still a good comic.
I think it could be a tie-in with the current stuff in Batman and Nightwing thats also delving into the history of Gotham.
__________________
Emperor Palpatine did nothing wrong
Hound of UIster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 06:29 AM   #1015
Professor Zoom
Vice Admiral
 
Professor Zoom's Avatar
 
Location: Idealistic
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

In Teen Titans, is that Bart or Wally? In the book the League says there's "no connection" between the Flash and Kid Flash... of course, they could be lying.

That said... is this Bart or Wally? If it's Bart, where's Wally...? IS there a Wally? I would be pretty disappointed if there was no Wally. Bart... I like Bart... but, oddly, I would be fine if there is no Bart...

But, would it be weird if Wally is in THIS Teen Titans as a new hero? (Yeah, weird only to the old fans, not the "new readers."

I have a feeling there's no Wally in the nuDCU.
__________________
Batman does not eat nachos.
Professor Zoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 06:38 AM   #1016
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gallifrey
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

It's Bart. Remember they've said they have no plans for Wally. We discussed this in the build up thread.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 09:25 AM   #1017
Myasishchev
Rear Admiral
 
Myasishchev's Avatar
 
Location: America after the rain
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

I want to think someone, maybe even DiDio, said that Wally was retired, with his wife and kids.

Admiral Young wrote:
I loved Aquamann #1...both the art and most of Johns' writing. It is frustrating when you can tell which characters he really cares about and those he doesn't by how he writes them.
You know what disappointed me the most there? When I read the preview page, it looks like the "Do you want a glass of water" line is far more nuanced. Like, yeah, it's a joke about Aquaman's old limitations, but it looked like it was coming from a place of concern and respect instead of simple mockery. Why wouldn't Aquaman like a glass of water? I'd sure like a glass of water after I lifted a truck. And of course, this actually makes it less funny.

I'm also not sure that I like the new exploitative tint to Aquaman's powers. It used to be he persuaded sea life to help, and they did because he's Aquaman and he's great. Now Aquaman is a sort of sea life dictator? Aquaman used to be the greenest hero that wasn't Animal Man or Swamp Thing, and to a degree was a lot more thoughtful about it than even vegetarian Superman, and I really liked that. About my favorite moment in Justice League: Year One is when Aquaman breaks into the Rhode Island Aquarium or whatever it is to make sure the fish are happy, and at first everybody's pissed at him, but one of the biologists/fishkeepers there catches his attention before he leaves and asks him if the fish are all right, and he says, yeah, basically, they're cool. This is what superheroism is to me. It's more interesting and meaningful than stabbing some dude with a pitchfork.

Like Tom Spurgeon says:

I still find it fascinating that this guy talks to fish. I know how to swim and how to punch people I don't like and I've worn at least one bright orange shirt in my lifetime; I've never, ever talked to a fish, let alone had one talk back to me. You can keep your harpoon hands, palace machinations and sunken San Diegos: I'd read hundreds of pages of straight-up conversations with sea creatures and pay for the opportunity to do so.
Indeed. That's truth to power right there. I hope the fish launch a coup d'etat.
__________________


Last edited by Myasishchev; September 29 2011 at 09:41 AM.
Myasishchev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 09:28 AM   #1018
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gallifrey
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

It was DiDio but I don't know that he said what Wally was doing except that they had "retired" the character for now.

Yeah the forced mocking pages were a little overkill in Johns attempt to build up the fact that Arthur is a bad ass. I think most "true" Aquaman fans already know how bad ass he is. I suppose that the scenes in the restaurant were just Johns getting all the fans old jokes and mocking out of his system. What Johns really should have done is given Mera her own book. I would have read that!
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 09:44 AM   #1019
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

So now all the first issues are out - what's going to be cancelled first?

I think Mister Terrific has to be up there.
JoeZhang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29 2011, 09:49 AM   #1020
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gallifrey
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

^ On what basis? I thought it was a pretty decent book myself. All of them as mention seemed to have sold out so it's gonna take a few issues before we get cancellation announcements. In fact...I'd not be surprised if we continue to get more books.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
batman, comic books, comics, dc comics, dc's new 52, justice league, superman, wonder woman

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.