DC Comics Ongoing Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by theenglish, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Commodore Commodore

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    Manchester Black, not Maxwell. And only vaguely based on Jenny in the sense of being a powerful British "hero".

    Manchester was a regular meta-human with telepathy and telekinesis. Jenny -- at least in her Colonel Sparks identity -- was a pseudo-immortal electrokinetic, teleporter and regenerator.
     
  2. theenglish

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    I had no clue Manchester Black and Henry Bendix were Wildstorm characters. This is the same Bendix that Jonathan Kent has been dealing with I presume. Thanks for the insight.
     
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  3. Kai "the spy"

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    Yeah, sorry. Brainfart. Anyway, he was a pastiche of Jenny Sparks in that he was the Union Jack-shirt wearing, chainsmoking Brit with the cynical jokes leading the team.
    Bendix is a Wildstorm character, but Manchester Black's only the pastiche of one. But yes, it was Henry Benix who became Jon Kent's nemesis for a bit there.
     
  4. JD

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    Sounds kinda interesting, I might have to check those out eventually.

    Where's the best place to read Batman: Eternal while I'm working my way through the Snyder/Capullo run?
     
  5. JoeZhang

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    All the main WildStorm is on DC Universe - something to note that in various places they do things that completely change the status quo in ways you could not in the main DCU - which makes it all interesting.

    Warren Ellis did a revamp about 5 years ago called "The Wildstorm" which is a single series that integrates all the characters (It also has a single spin-off featuring serial killer/monster versions of the JLA).

    Now here's an old question - was it ever revealed where Terry Sloan was actually from in the Earth-2 series? I didn't see an answer when I re-read the series over last couple of days.
     
  6. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Was cancelled before its planned conclusion, though, due to low sales. It was very good, but unfortunately incomplete, so that should be considered before engaging with that series.
     
  7. Shamrock Holmes

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    In that sense, yes.
     
  8. JoeZhang

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    I reread it recently - it has a solid conclusion regardless of what storyline could have gone further.
     
  9. YLu

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    Yeah, it wasn't so much cancelled prematurely as the sequel series never materialized. It was a whole weird situation where issues of the WildCATs spin-off/sequel even got solicited but then just... vanished into the ether because the artist wasn't turning in the pages or something? I'm not sure it was ever revealed what happened behind the scenes there.

    Where it ended, it definitely does leave a couple of unresolved mysteries though, so if that sort of thing bothers you...
     
  10. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    WildCATs is starting up again though, right?

    Similar things happened with the Doomsday Clock series that it was originally supposed to be the end of the New 52, but by the time it came out much of what it was supposed to set up had already been contradicted by other events such as Death Metal or Bendis' Legion.
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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    Yeah, but a new version. Or rather, an Earth-Prime version, with some of the characters having been introduced in a backdoor-pilot kind of way in the Bat-books of the past few years.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

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    I just got caught up on the latest issue of Action Comics. I knew it would probably happen eventually, but
    they finally gave him his secret identity again. I'm kind of sorry to see it come back. I was enjoying his identity being common knowledge.
     
  13. Kai "the spy"

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    April solicits are out.

    - Dawn of DC FCBD release, propably a good idea to pick one of those up. I mean, they are free.
    - Green Arrow by Joshua Williamson. On the one hand, it's a 6-issue mini and the synopsis sounds as if it'd be best to trade-wait, but then there's that line about it setting the stage for major stories in 2023. Not sure if genuine or just promo-speech. Fuck this, I'll just trade-wait, I'll learn of important stuff when it comes.
    - Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow, also a 6-issue mini, and apparently the winner of the last Round Robin contest. Huh. Well, I'd be up for some Conner Kent, but the synopsis says he feels he doesn't fit in anywhere and heads to the stars to find his place. WTF?! Haven't they done this feeling-out-of-place thing for years now? And didn't he just recently come back from space (well, Gemworld, but still, not Earth)? If they want to put him someplace his own, how about moving him back to Hawaii? He hasn't been there for decades now, and it's not like the islands are overcrowded with superheroes, so why not make that his turf again? Urgh, I was looking forward to picking this up, but now ...
    - Hang on, Superman #3 is $4.99 with only 32 pages?! What's up with that? I get Action is $4.99, that's got more pages. I hope that's a typo. Not that I'd stop buying over a price-hike, but it would still suck, especially with all those other 32 page-books at $3.99.
    - Who the hell is Gustavo Duarte? Is he worth picking up that Speechless one-shot?
    - Nice Neal Adams hommage on that Icon vs. Hardware #3.
    - Really tempted by that History of the DCU hardcover.
    - The Stargirl mini concludes with #6.
    - Two issues of The Flash in April.
    - Steel anniversary hardcover. Well, maybe, if I got cash to burn.
    - Tom Strong Compendium. Sixty bucks. Well, looks like I won't be getting that Steel hardcover when it comes out.
     
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  14. The Realist

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    I'll be purchasing Steel: A Celebration of 30 Years with extreme prejudice. I've got all the Superman-related books in the anniversary "Celebration" line (Supes, Lois, Lex, Superboy), and they're all great historical overviews for the characters.
     
  15. kirk55555

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    Didn't both Superman and Supergirl recently come back from space/have adventures that took place almost completely in space recently? Are the various writers just taking turns temporarily exiling various Earth based Kryptonians to space? :vulcan:
     
  16. JoeZhang

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    What's weird about the new WILDCats is that all of the characters are slightly tweaked versions of the original characters except for Majestic who if we take dialogue at face value is:

    A twelve year earth boy called Jimmy. Previous when trapped in the DCU he used the alias - Jim McArest so that might the character's actual name now
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