DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    Sandman.

    It was more about his adventures than super heroing, but now and then he crossed the line.

    Of course, Promethea was about a thousand times odder than that.

    There used to be a Jeudo Christian ANGEL in the Justice League Watchtower on the Moon.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    Zauriel. Ahhhh Grant Morrison's JLA was awesome.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    I think it's weird how the Spectres powers are on some sort of vague sliding scale.

    but he's an instrument of god too.

    Eclipso has been painted as the Spectres equal and opposite via some great wheel karmic balance bullshit, "it" has also got some serious ties to Apokolips.

    Which brings us to Mister Miracle.

    A billion years old but he just wants to be Ward Cleaver.

    (However Byrne had Scott Free hanging out as a cowboy in the 19th century because his escape from the granny goodnesses orphanage might have happened thousands and thousands of years ago and he's been drinking buddies with Vandal Savage since before that **** could shave.)

    Is the sextape Big Barda made with Superman going to be floating about in the New 52?

    Obviously probably not the same sextape, but timey-whimey a sex tape.
     
  4. Mr Light

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    That's the problem, magic and gods make it too easy to break the rules and make for an unfair fight. It basically trumps everything else.
     
  5. Agent Richard07

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    Wonder Woman #8: The cover we discussed is finally here and I love it.

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    What happened to Wonder Woman at the end looked pretty painful. Never seen that happen to her before. And I can't wait to see what happens when she wakes up. They have my attention again.
     
  6. Derishton

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    I love the art in Wonder Woman. It's unique and suits the story perfectly: dark but cartoony, a hard trick to pull off. And Diana's facial features are recognizably related to the 30s Wonder Woman.
     
  7. JD

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    Yeah, I've looked at some of the previews on Comixology, and while it is a more unique look, I like it.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    @Derishton hit it on the nail about the art. Cliff Chiang's art isn't for everyone, but it fits the tonal structure of the story and it is slightly cartoony. It is almost like a grittier Frank Quietly. I don't think what we saw happen at the end of issue 8 has happened to Diana before. One of the great things about this book is that Diana has been making mistakes, and been distracted because of learning about her true heritage and dealing with it. I knew Hades was going to trick her, that's kind of what he does to get his own way. Next month should be awesome.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Have you met Superman? The Flash? Green Lantern?

    In the end its just as fictional as mutants, aliens and comic book science and will only trump something when needed for the story.
     
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    Agreed, hell given what Superman is capable of in the Golden Age how is he anything but a god?
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    No.

    What do they smell like?
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    Hay. Sweat. Limes.
     
  14. Admiral_Young

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    Aquaman #3 to #7: I caught up on the last five issues in one sitting and I must say... This is a phenomenally written title. I find it to be a cut above your average comic book. It deconstructs the superhero genre with a good balance between absurdity and seriousness, and it has some actual story and substance behind the usual clichéd action. It also acknowleges the fact that Aquaman isn't the big time iconic hero that someone like Superman is and plays that up. This is the way you humanize characters. Mera's pretty hot too. And I loved that dog. Can't forget the dog. You know the writing is good when they can make one page worth of dog more memorable than the full run of most other titles.
     
  16. Professor Zoom

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    Weird fun fact: this is written by the same guy who is "writing" Justice League. Or at least two writers who share the same name, but not the same talent.

    SNAP!
     
  17. Hound of UIster

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    I think JLA probably has Jim Lee as a silent ghost writer.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    It's Jim lee.

    the book was probably being written to accommodate for more art.

    At least it's not the old Marvel method where the writer would hand over a plot, the artist would draw the comic with blank speech bubbles and then the writer would fill in the bubbles.

    Although I recall Bendis at a con saying, "I love Mark Bagley, I totally love him, it's not that I want to write less, it's that I want to see him draw."

    Symbiote vs parasite.

    Either you have eidtors screaming, or the writer artist team find thier own natural equilibrium.
     
  19. Hartzilla2007

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    Yes it was.

    I wonder if DC might consider doing a multi film version of it as one of their animated projects at some point.
     
  20. Professor Zoom

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    Maybe he should speak up more... like, "Hey Geoff, don't you think this sucks?"

    Or is Lee like a negative writer and removes talent?