Countdown: Out with a whimper

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    "I'm Mary damn Marvel" is a terrible fucking line whether or not it is out of character. Try saying that shit out loud, it doesn't have any flow at all.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    "I'm Mary damn Marvel" is a terrible fucking line whether or not it is out of character. Try saying that shit out loud, it doesn't have any flow at all.
    the swear needs two syllables for the scansion to work.

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  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ought to be Mary Motherfucking Marvel. Then you have alliteration!

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It also needs to be said by Samuel L. Jackson to have that proper oomph.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    this issue was terrible

    this series is terrible

    someone should punch DC in the butt

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  • SagrothSagroth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Munch wrote: »
    Tach wrote: »
    I'm just left scratching my head, asking "what was the point?"

    Well see, DC comics? They really like money? And most comic fans? They're really fucking stupid and buy things for awful reasons. And they have money.

    I flipped through this week's Countdown as I always do, and was quite bemused by Mary Marvel's, "I'm Mary damn Marvel!" line. It's like somebody sat down and said, "How can I possibly get this character as wrong as possible?" and then did it. Next up; Superman the foul-mouthed rapist and Batman the mass murdering pedophile.


    Haven't been reading All Star Batman and Robin, have we?

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Man, beat me to it.

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Sagroth wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Tach wrote: »
    I'm just left scratching my head, asking "what was the point?"

    Well see, DC comics? They really like money? And most comic fans? They're really fucking stupid and buy things for awful reasons. And they have money.

    I flipped through this week's Countdown as I always do, and was quite bemused by Mary Marvel's, "I'm Mary damn Marvel!" line. It's like somebody sat down and said, "How can I possibly get this character as wrong as possible?" and then did it. Next up; Superman the foul-mouthed rapist and Batman the mass murdering pedophile.


    Haven't been reading All Star Batman and Robin, have we?

    Except ASB&R is awesome.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So how does it all resolve?

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    I don't even know if there was a coherent story to resolve

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Damn it Geebs I was about to say that

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    WHO MONITORS THE MONITORS?

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I cannot wait to buy all of the Countdown hardcovers.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    So, now we know what all this shit means.

    Well, most of it.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zeromus wrote: »
    I cannot wait to buy all of the Countdown hardcovers.

    Absolute Countdown

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    So, now we know what all this shit means.

    Well, most of it.

    Would somebody be kind enough to do a summary? I wasn't reading Countdown, but I loves me some bulleted lists that reference promotional images and a year's worth of weekly comics.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Delduwath wrote: »
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    So, now we know what all this shit means.

    Well, most of it.

    Would somebody be kind enough to do a summary? I wasn't reading Countdown, but I loves me some bulleted lists that reference promotional images and a year's worth of weekly comics.

    Yeah, could do with a summary to make sense of those two images, and I've been reading it all >.<

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    Granny Goodness, Mary Marvel, and Eclipso= Corruption of Mary Marvel

    Jonn, Joker, and Catwoman= Salvation Run

    Kingdom Come Superman= That character's appearance in JSA (He has the symbol Ray Palmer gave to people with the vaccine to the furry virus on his hand, so maybe he was meant to be in Countdown).

    Cyborg Superman and Regeneration Suit Superman= Sinestro Corps

    Trickster, Desaad, Penguin= Pied Piper's story arc, I guess.

    Lex Luthor= No clue, so maybe it's something that happens in Final Crisis.

    Broken Green Arrow= Connor's Dead

    Broken Skis= Black Racer's death and Death of the New Gods

    I don't know the rest.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    Barda and Mister Miracle= Death of the New Gods stuff.

    Kyle, Donna, and Red Robin= Their arc in Countdown, I suppose, and Jason's temporary transformation into Red Robin.

    Canary and Green Arrow= Probably a reference to his temporary death.

    Batman= Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul, I suppose.

    Flash= It's Wally

    Mary Marvel= Her inner turmoil? Who cares?

    Wonder Woman and Superman= I don't know. Maybe Lois or Batman die.

    Blue Beetle next to Legion Flight Ring= Booster Gold bringing Beetle back.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    what does regeneration suit superman have to do with Sinestro Corps

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    what does regeneration suit superman have to do with Sinestro Corps

    Superboy Prime fought in the Sinestro Corps thing with Cyborg Superman. Afterwards, he puts on the Regeneration Suit and goes around destroying Earths in Countdown.

    He never grew a mullet, though.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    so the regeneration suit is a countdown thing, not really a Sinestro Corps thing

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    so the regeneration suit is a countdown thing, not really a Sinestro Corps thing

    It happened because of Sinestro Corps, but it didn't happen in Sinestro Corps.

    So call it whatever is appropriate, based on that.

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I assumed the Legion flight ring referenced Karate Kid?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Tach wrote: »
    I assumed the Legion flight ring referenced Karate Kid?

    Oh yeah, that could work too.

    I just assumed it was Booster Gold because it's next to Blue Beetle.

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Tach wrote: »
    I assumed the Legion flight ring referenced Karate Kid?

    Oh yeah, that could work too.

    I just assumed it was Booster Gold because it's next to Blue Beetle.

    Not a bad assumption, though. It works in the scheme of things.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Man. Countdown sucked.

    Is Trinity going to be this bad too?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It'll at least have good art when Bagley is drawing it.

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  • übergeekübergeek Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I just read this....why do they have to drag Donna and Kyle down with this crap. Kyle's already got plenty to do without trying to police the multiverse (which they'll fail at miserably unless at least Kyle gets his godlike level of Ion power back). All the other stuff....there just aren't words for the disappointment.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Thank goodness all this bullshit will be ignored for Kyle

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  • Kaiser4149Kaiser4149 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Is it possible that Luthor in the picture is a reference to Salvation Run too? I don't know. I haven't read any of it, but thought that Luthor was a big part of it. I was planning on picking up the trade if it was any good.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    august wrote: »
    Zeromus wrote: »
    I cannot wait to buy all of the Countdown hardcovers.

    Absolute Countdown

    God willing! I wouldn't mind seeing some added content; maybe Mary Marvel could turn good again or something. And then evil. Again.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Kaiser4149 wrote: »
    Is it possible that Luthor in the picture is a reference to Salvation Run too? I don't know. I haven't read any of it, but thought that Luthor was a big part of it. I was planning on picking up the trade if it was any good.

    The DC Nation that talked about it made it sound really awesome (original concept by George R.R. Martin = win). Everything I have heard since then has made it sound pretty mediocre. Might be worth the trade, but I have no regrets about missing it in singles.

    Edit*

    I just read DC Nation for this week. I loved how they kind of acknowledged that Countdown sucked without outright saying "Wow, what the hell were we thinking?".

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  • Kaiser4149Kaiser4149 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Granny Goodness, Mary Marvel, and Eclipso= Corruption of Mary Marvel

    Jonn, Joker, and Catwoman= Salvation Run

    Kingdom Come Superman= That character's appearance in JSA (He has the symbol Ray Palmer gave to people with the vaccine to the furry virus on his hand, so maybe he was meant to be in Countdown).

    Cyborg Superman and Regeneration Suit Superman= Sinestro Corps

    Trickster, Desaad, Penguin= Pied Piper's story arc, I guess.

    Lex Luthor= No clue, so maybe it's something that happens in Final Crisis.

    Broken Green Arrow= Connor's Dead

    Broken Skis= Black Racer's death and Death of the New Gods

    I don't know the rest.

    A couple other things in the picture that got left out. The statute of Darkseid is obviously
    a reference to his death in Countdown.
    Also, if you look in the background, you'll see an eye shape radiating out. I guess that's a reference to Brother Eye's appearance in countdown as well.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Kaiser4149 wrote: »
    Is it possible that Luthor in the picture is a reference to Salvation Run too? I don't know. I haven't read any of it, but thought that Luthor was a big part of it. I was planning on picking up the trade if it was any good.

    The DC Nation that talked about it made it sound really awesome (original concept by George R.R. Martin = win). Everything I have heard since then has made it sound pretty mediocre. Might be worth the trade, but I have no regrets about missing it in singles.

    Edit*

    I just read DC Nation for this week. I loved how they kind of acknowledged that Countdown sucked without outright saying "Wow, what the hell were we thinking?".

    Wait, wait. Did Martin actually thought up the concept of Salvation Run for DC, or was DC inspired by something Martin did/wrote? Cause that's the first I heard of it.

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wait.

    Darkseid died in Countdown?

    What the fuck?

    What the bloody point in all the build up to the big showdown between The Source and the anti-life powered Darkseid in Death of the New Gods then, if he's just going to be killed in Countdown anyway?

    argh

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    PiptheFair wrote: »
    killing children would be hilarious
    Olivaw wrote: »
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    PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

    AND THIS PENIS
    Man, I don't want to read about this lady's broken vagina.
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    I am sitting here trying to come up with a tiered system for rating child molesters.
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  • Kaiser4149Kaiser4149 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    My bad. Guess I should have spoiler'ed that. I'll go back and fix it.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
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    Did we ever get a Joker v.s. Jimmy Olsen story?

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    didn't jimmy meet the joker at arkham in like the second or third issue?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    didn't jimmy meet the joker at arkham in like the second or third issue?

    Yeah, he did, but it wasn't much of an encounter.

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