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

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

  1. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    No he really doesn't...but he does need to get the hell off Detective.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Location:
    South Pennsyltucky
  3. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Maybe he does, but I don't mind. I haven't read any reviews for Catwoman, but what you 've outlined, I've heard many times before. It's just another case of sex being held to a "standard" that's not required of anything else. The way I see it, if comics can put violence and crime fighting in a spiced-up entertaining light, then why not sex as well?

    And in keeping with sex...

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 and #2: I read these last night after hearing about the so-called blatant and juvenile sexuality, and again, all I have to say is... Good art with Starfire. And her wanting sex didn't strike me as anything worth complaining about. Personally, I liked it. I can see the following point of view though...

    "If you really want to support Starfire's 'liberated sexuality' like she's somehow a person with real agency, what people should really be campaigning for is more half-clothed dudes in suggestive poses to get drawn around her, since I'm sure that's what she'd like to see. But people don't really want that, do they? Because it's not about what Starfire wants. It's about what straight male readers want." - Laura Hudson

    Had me thinking of Samantha from Sex and the City as the way to go.

    Can't wait to get to Voodoo. Apparently, the sexuality there is handled to critics' satisfaction.
     
  4. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    Forgot to mention that the Flashpoint Hard cover is now for sale for those that want it or completists. I'll be passing on it.

    @Allyn Gibson that's a pretty good guess considering I saw an add for an Apple IPOD 2 or whatever it is on Bleeding Cool's page.
     
  5. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Sorry, but to each his own. I've been enjoying his run on Detective so far.
     
  6. C_Miller

    C_Miller Captain Captain

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Location:
    Geneseo, NY
    Agreed. He's a decent artist, but his writing is just decidedly average, which to me is worse than bad. At least something bad makes me feel something. Tony Daniel's writing to me is simply "there" and that between a character I love (Hawkman) and the company's biggest franchise on one of the biggest books, I just want him to stick to art.
     
  7. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Location:
    Sac, Ca
    Same here. I'm not familiar with the writer's past work, but so far this is my favorite of the Batman titles. It's dark and twisted and the only one doing anything remotely surprising.
     
  8. Broccoli

    Broccoli Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    Location:
    Broccoli
    I haven't been reading it, but I am curious: is the Dollmaker in Detective in anyway related to the Dollmaker in pre-reboot Supergirl?

    I plan to pick it up later this month when the prelude Flash: Road to Flashpoint is released (yes...I know it it only has minor direct links to the mini-series - I don't care).
     
  9. Derishton

    Derishton Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Location:
    Nova Scotia (Derishton)
    Dollmaker actually looks like Ragdolll from Secret Six (or his sister Junior).
     
  10. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Hands up of those who expected the scarred/Dollmakered Gordon to be the real deal?

    Anyone?

    Anyone at all?

    Nope?

    Yeah, same here.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    Battle for the Cowl was a mess due to Daniel and only served in an unnecessary link between Batman RIP and Batman and Robin which was just launching and a story reason to show Dick claiming the cowl when we pretty much already knew this a long time before. Anyway I'm ranting. I'm glad there are those enjoying the book.

    Road to Flashpoint is actually pretty interesting.
     
  12. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    After RIP, Detective was suppose to be written by Judd Winnick before Daniel got the job. Winnick only did a few stories: an epilogue to Battle for the Cowl, a three parter and a transition from Final Crisis to Battle For the Cowl. All of them were infinitely better than anything written by Daniel. It's really annoying that he was passed over for the job and that Daniel continues to churn out trash on the top DC book.
     
  13. Myasishchev

    Myasishchev Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    America after the rain
    Battle For the Cowl seemed like the most ridiculous cash-in. I can't imagine anyone ever thought that Dick Grayson was not going to be Batman.

    Thank God those days are over, right?

    Right?

    ...right?
     
  14. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
  15. C_Miller

    C_Miller Captain Captain

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Location:
    Geneseo, NY
    The one good thing I will say about Battle for the Cowl was the viral marketing. The "I Am Batman" buttons with Dick, Tim and Jason's face on them was the best marketing plan I've ever seen.
     
  16. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    Just finished reading Stormwatch #3 and I'm enjoying the story line. I dislike Midnighter's redesigned costume big time. It is ugly looking. I loved the City Avatars, that is something new that Cornell has incorporated. The moon story line harkens back to I think Millar's second arc? The arc where Jenny Sparks passed and Jenny Quantum was born so I kind of like that. The art work is decent. I'll stick around for the end of this arc but I'm kind of borderline on this book.

    Action Comics #3 this continues to be outstanding...and I must say that Rags Morales does an fantastically beautiful Lois. I just love everything about this book right now. Most important though is that it is fun! Does anyone else think that Clark's landlady is going to turn out to be someone else? I get the feeling that she's not just a normal old lady the way Morrison has had her interact with Clark and especially after today's issue.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  17. Myasishchev

    Myasishchev Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    America after the rain
    Ellis' third. Where the Authority fought "God" (although the only "God" it made me think of was, "God, that was a reach, wasn't it? so they beat up Galactus, let's call it God and maybe make some people think this story is actually edgy in any meaningful way").

    Millar's second was about the need for super-powered Eurofascists to destroy the American government, probably. It usually is.

    ...The man's a bit of visionary, really.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    Yeah that's right it was Warren Ellis...it's been a long time since I've read it.
     
  19. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Superwoman?
     
  20. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    Meh, I was rooting for Tim Drake.