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

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. theenglish

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  2. JD

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    You would think they would let them finish off the arc, or at least finish the issues they had started to work on.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    Didn't you follow the bad press last month?

    The storyline was leading towards a big gay wedding between Maggie Sawyer and Batwoman which DC has decided is morally objectionable.
     
  4. Mr Light

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    *ALL* marriages are morally objectionable in the DC universe! Take that lesson to heart, kids! :p

    (not that kids read comics anymore. Or can afford them. FOUR BUCKS AN ISSUE?!)
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    Actually considering how easy it is to pirate comics, you would think that kids would be downloading a few comic books now and then when "collections" show up in the same place where they are downloading their Katee Perry songs.

    So even though comics are "free" they still don't care.

    How sad.
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    They weren't fired. They quit. They didn't want to change their story so they walked rather than compromise.
     
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    Yep. They walked off the book so DC wasn't going to let them finish anything. Looking forward to them taking over Detective Comics.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    You have to wonder how strategic DC will in sourcing new staff for Batwoman?

    Orson Scott Card?
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    lol. That would by hysterical.
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    That would be hilarious but no, Marc Andreyko has been named the new writer.
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

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    "Creative differences". What can you do? :shrug:
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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    Direct a Porn Parody?
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    That's your answer to everything.
     
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    Manapul and Buccellato are taking over Detective Comics. Williams and Blackman have quit DC entirely.
     
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  16. Admiral_Young

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    ^ I got confused for a second. LOL. My mistake.
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    So if everyone who believes in gay rights quits DC Comics... How will that effect their bottom line?

    Contra, how does everyone who believes in gay rights who continues to support this mild antihomoliterati sleep at night without their conscience thundering about making them ill and lorn?

    Is Chick Fillet any good?
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    It's not about gay rights. DC just does't want most of its characters to be married. Same rule applies to straights
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Well that's DC's explanation.

    You can chose to believe in Santa Claus too.

    Williams claims that he (and his creative partner) gave the editorial department a years warning before the editors swooped in and nixed the wedding.

    365 days.

    (ish)

    Surely that means that the wedding should have been grandfathered in, or that 364 days of approval should ave trumped one day of disapproval? Or are we supposed to beleive that the no weddings for any one rule was already in effect a year ago and they just forgot?

    Besides, it doesn't matter why DC said "no" to a gay marriage when they should have been sensible enough to predict the optics and roll with it.
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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    And how many of DC's straight characters are married? How many are in a relationship with the character who's supposed to be their "soul mate"? Lois Lane isn't Superman's girlfriend and Barry Allen isn't dating Iris West, much less married to her.

    OTOH, DC's editors aren't the most attentive lot. I can see them missing a message or two.