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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really don't like that cover. It's trying too hard to be Alex Ross, but the faces are terrible.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Fun? They can't go a single issue without brutally murdering someone. It's torture porn, which I guess can be fun if you're into that sort of thing.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Fun? They can't go a single issue without brutally murdering someone. It's torture porn, which I guess can be fun if you're into that sort of thing.

    I am kind of resigned to that because it's been toned down a lot over the last few issues (I still think the most recent was just a fake-out), and because I know this will be setting the tone of the DCU even more than 52 or any other maxi-series (or even event mini, really) has in a long time.

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Fun? They can't go a single issue without brutally murdering someone. It's torture porn, which I guess can be fun if you're into that sort of thing.

    I am kind of resigned to that because it's been toned down a lot over the last few issues (I still think the most recent was just a fake-out), and because I know this will be setting the tone of the DCU even more than 52 or any other maxi-series (or even event mini, really) has in a long time.

    They still managed to fit some senseless murder into the last issue, even if the Miss Martian thing is a fake-out (the two campers). Even the Johns books I'm enjoying lately let this stuff creep in - Captain Boomerang is breaking out of prison? Better have him kill a few guards.

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That Emerald Warriors preview was awesome.

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    Duke PhillipsDuke Phillips Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah I completely agree. I can't wait for Emerald Warriors, 'specially since Guy Gardner has officially become my favorite DC character (not huge into DC anyway). I really can't wait for GL and company to not be the focus of the DCU and can have their own story lines and keep all the characters I don't care about out of my awesome GL comics.

    But that won't happen with that movie coming out :(

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Emerald Warriors is probably the first DC book I will follow in a couple years now

    Though I have been meaning to read Secret Six

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am trade waiting emerald warriors just because I can't afford another book on my pull list.

    :(

    That preview did look awesome, too. I have been wondering recently how much influence Johns had in Tomasi's GLC plots, and how much he has in this book. I am wondering if maybe I didn't like GLC because Johns would give Tomasi vague plot points or arc beats and Tomasi would have to cover those and fill the gaps, which left the book with weird pacing that threw me off.

    It feels right now like GLC is very much a separate entity from GL, and so I'm wondering if EW will share in that sense of freedom.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Guy looks ugly as hell on that cover.

    he's kind of an ugly guy though.

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    Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Evil, Evil, Jump for joy! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ring construct Harley. SOLD GOOD SIR.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am just a massive sucker for Cyborg Superman, even though I've still never read the full Return of Superman.

    Everytime he pops up and recounts his origins, I just get psyched.

    Still, I'm blown back by how the best retelling so far was from Jurgens himself in Booster Gold a few months ago. Neither the Revenge arc, the Sinestro Corps War one-shot, or the recent GLC 51 fully filled me in on what was up between Mongol and him, and how exactly Coast City was wiped.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Also, lolz

    Geoff Johns placed the hope entity in his hometown of Livonia, MI.

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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Also, lolz

    Geoff Johns placed the hope entity in his hometown of Livonia, MI.

    Isn't the place Larfleeze is at actually Mahnke's home?

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Also, lolz

    Geoff Johns placed the hope entity in his hometown of Livonia, MI.

    Schoolcraft College has been infusing students with hope for years!

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Also, lolz

    Geoff Johns placed the hope entity in his hometown of Livonia, MI.

    Schoolcraft College has been infusing students with hope for years!

    For what it's worth, I'm told they have an excellent culinary program!

    And not sure about the Mahnke thing, just know the Johns one because of HOMETOWN PRIDE!

    Aww yeah.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    so Brightest Day #7..
    The secret of the white lantern and why the 12 were resurrected was solid. The white entity is dying, presumably from the wounds inflicted by Nekron in blackest night, and a new host/entity needs to be selected to continue the existence of the white. The 12 were resurrected by the white entity to protect the world until the new entity can be selected.

    The white entity also apparently has specific tasks for the 12 that include trying to murder/save each other, burning forests, and teaching Jason to drink beer.

    I'm not complaining, the series has a very specific direction and task now and I am cool with that.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Has Hank Hall always been a USAgent knockoff?

    Also was the end to the last issue a feint? Because if not Red Robin might have spoiled that part this week.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The original concept of Hawk and Dove was essentially, "Liberals are pussies."

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So Hank Hall is still the original Hawk from before COIE? I thought maybe the Kesel/Liefield mini might have changed it up a bit.

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Also was the end to the last issue a feint? Because if not Red Robin might have spoiled that part this week.
    it was kind of a feint.

    Details:
    Miss Martian was dying, but as the white light takes hold of each hero in the issue, a burst of life energy flows through them. As the White Lantern takes hold of J'onn, it heals Miss Martian's wounds.

    Also, I'm not sure when the latest Red Robin and Brightest Day issues take place in the timeline, but it seems they might both be occurring before the Flash series.

    Also, one of the resurrected has already accomplished their mission:
    The Reverse-Flash. He was resurrected, then went back in time to do the stuff in Flash Rebirth. He was to "free the Flash from the speed force" or whatever.

    I thought this issue was really interesting.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Htown wrote: »
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Also was the end to the last issue a feint? Because if not Red Robin might have spoiled that part this week.
    it was kind of a feint.

    Details:
    Miss Martian was dying, but as the white light takes hold of each hero in the issue, a burst of life energy flows through them. As the White Lantern takes hold of J'onn, it heals Miss Martian's wounds.

    Also, I'm not sure when the latest Red Robin and Brightest Day issues take place in the timeline, but it seems they might both be occurring before the Flash series.

    Also, one of the resurrected has already accomplished their mission:
    The Reverse-Flash. He was resurrected, then went back in time to do the stuff in Flash Rebirth. He was to "free the Flash from the speed force" or whatever.

    I thought this issue was really interesting.

    Is that true of any of the other Brightest Day characters not featured in the flagship book?
    Have they completed their missions?

    I bet Jade's is to recapture the starheart.

    And Max Lord's is probably the endgame to JLI:GL

    And we're probably finding out Digger's right now, but I haven't read Flash 4 yet.

    I guess I'm just curious as to why Osiris is back. I can't imagine him doing much, and he isn't showing up in the flag.

    Looking forward to reading that issue this weekend.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    In regards to Max Lord:
    trying to rehab him by killing Magog, really?

    I don't care for Magog that much but it beats what Lord turned into. Especially after they tried with Giffen to make Magog seem more important to the DCU, almost like Aztek (but Aztek was actually likable)

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    In regards to Max Lord:
    trying to rehab him by killing Magog, really?

    I don't care for Magog that much but it beats what Lord turned into. Especially after they tried with Giffen to make Magog seem more important to the DCU, almost like Aztek (but Aztek was actually likable)

    Have to find a way to keep the Kingdom Come brand alive in the DCU. That's DiDio101.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Just have Joker kill Lois then, so he can hook up with rebel teen Diana.

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, its not like JMS will be using Lois in the next year.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Joker to kill Lois and angry citizens ask why Superman was too busy walking across America to save her

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TLB, you really should watch the paintball episode of Community. It's basically a 22 minute love letter to 80s action movies.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    maybe

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    When they gonna pull old Swap Guts out of that tree and make him protector of Earth?

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Speculation re: Brightest Day
    The 7 emotional entities will combine together to form a new white entity. Boston Brand will act as the host that will allow them to all come together.

    This is why the evil Guardian in Green Lantern is collecting the 7 entities - he wants to become the host of the new white entity that will arise, and in doing so become the controller of all living things. This is how he plans to 'change how the universe feels', as mentioned in GLC 50. This is his 'Brightest Day'.

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    In regards to Max Lord:
    trying to rehab him by killing Magog, really?

    I don't care for Magog that much but it beats what Lord turned into. Especially after they tried with Giffen to make Magog seem more important to the DCU, almost like Aztek (but Aztek was actually likable)
    I don't think it's rehabilitation.

    The White Entity needs Magog dead (probably to prevent the Kingdom Come future) and picked Max Lord do it because he has no problem killing people.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So how do you guys think Brightest Day's recent revelation about Maxwell Lord relates to Generation Lost and Captain Atom's trip to the future? On the one hand you have Lord preventing Gog's cataclysmic war, but on the other hand you have Atom discovering that Lord is the catalyst to a war that shatters the moon and ruins the Earth.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It could be Atom was misinformed by PG in the future. She did say she had a bad memory. In fact, it might be because Max Lord didn't do _____ that caused whatever happened to the moon (and if the moon lost a chunk of it would it still have that part float in orbit?)

    Or, it could just be an alternate timeline, if DC is trying to use that now like they did in BG #33 (which makes no sense because it came out of nowhere).

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I could see that, but why go to the trouble of faking out the reader if they were just going to spoil the reveal a week later in the main book?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Depending on how much Winick is told, he might just have to create and excuse to have the JLI squad stay together for another 18 or so issues.

    It could be DC told him that he has to hit key notes to tie into Brightest Day, but from there out he can do whatever he wants. So as long as he follows what Johns/Tomasi want to happen in GL #26, he's got free reigns for issues #7-20 or some such.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Probably that post apocalyptic future is what happens if the JLI stops Max Lord from killing Magog.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    For Emerald Warriors #1, you know how that page of Guy wanting to kick the bad guy's butt censored ass with @$$? Well they spelled it all out in the comic.

    I don't see why online or print form is any different.

    Still a good strong start, if you liked Tomasi's GLC it's pretty much the same thing only 2x the Guy since Kyle isn't here.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I liked Emerald Warriors #1 but it was a curious start to a series. Tomasi is back and writing Guy better than anybody save maybe Beau Smith, but Tomasi's choice to continue being very vague about the Guy/Atrocitus/Ganthet pact was perhaps not a good choice to make. There wasn't even a flashback to the meeting that happened in both Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps to get people on board with Guy's mission. You think a big first issue reveal like that would be just what they needed to kick off a brand new series.

    I'm obviously on board for the long run but hopefully it doesn't put off too many people. It's still good Green Lantern stuff and will definitely be important to the overall GL story as this plotline plays out.

    Also pretty sure the guy at the end that seems to be mind-controlling those other Green Lanterns is a brand new character.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Isn't he that guy with three eyes that mind controls people? Destro? Despero? Something-o.

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