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[DC Comics]: Crisis on Infinite #Rebirths

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Speak of the Didio, Green Lantern: Lost Army is also done for, although Bunn has implied that there may be some form of GL limited series on the way.

    Edit: Also, new solicitations featuring Batman, Batman, more Batman, Batman's friends, and some Batman, and also 10 books with polybagged (!) Harley variants.

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    Green Lantern Lost Army is ending with issue 6 too it seems.

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    PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    Zavian wrote: »
    HadjiQuest wrote: »

    I'm surprised Age of Apocalypse has been doing so well; I'm rather fond of the 90s books, but the recent AoA comics have been pretty terrible (besides the Uncanny X-Force arcs). The Secret Wars one hasn't been that great either, although I do like the Joe Madureira style art way more than I have any right to. I've always loved the AoA universe though so hopefully Marvel will come out with another ongoing (with better writers and concepts)

    As for DC, yeah, they're losing horribly to Marvel. You'd think they'd get the message and clean up their editorial ranks, but I'm guessing that's not going to be the case

    Age of Apocalypse isn't great, but it does accomplish its main goal - homaging the shit out of 90s X-Men comics and cartoons. The writing and art are really awkward, but I liked it well enough to finish when it comes to Unlimited.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Wow, there's such a gap between the top 10 and everything else. 40k is the new 60k. I haven't looked at sales numbers in months but really, even in the top 10 it's Batman/Star Wars/Secret Wars. (and Married Spider-Man is selling a million times more than regular Spider-Man)

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    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Wow, there's such a gap between the top 10 and everything else. 40k is the new 60k. I haven't looked at sales numbers in months but really, even in the top 10 it's Batman/Star Wars/Secret Wars. (and Married Spider-Man is selling a million times more than regular Spider-Man)

    I'm actually really surprised by that considering how mainstream comic books have gotten in the past decade, yet sales numbers are way below what they were in the 90s. I think it might be because comics are $4-5 nowadays, but still, when your average American knows who Rocket Raccoon is you'd think sales numbers would be higher. I'm guessing the people buying Hot Topic comic book t-shirts aren't actually visiting comic shops. There's a local comic shop near me that just opened, and I've literally been the only customer they've had buying comics since they opened (everyone else only buys MTG or related CCG stuff)

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    lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Random DC related rambling. Man I wish Comixology ordered correctly the 90s Superman issues. It's a pain in the ass when you know that after Superman XX comes a Man of Steel issue and they have the suckiest portal.

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    Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Wow, there's such a gap between the top 10 and everything else. 40k is the new 60k. I haven't looked at sales numbers in months but really, even in the top 10 it's Batman/Star Wars/Secret Wars. (and Married Spider-Man is selling a million times more than regular Spider-Man)

    Do comics sales numbers include digital copies?

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Yeah - I'm guessing I'm going to lose Prez. At least the other DC stuff I read isn't faring as poorly.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Speak of the Didio, Green Lantern: Lost Army is also done for, although Bunn has implied that there may be some form of GL limited series on the way.

    Edit: Also, new solicitations featuring Batman, Batman, more Batman, Batman's friends, and some Batman, and also 10 books with polybagged (!) Harley variants.

    I'm fine with the GL books collapsing down. Let Sinestro finish out the story it's building to and have a GL mini-series wrap up the Lost Army plot threads, maybe crossing over with the regular GL book to wrap up the Venditti plot threads that seem to be connected, and have it all end by GL #49 or #50, with #50, #51, or a new #1 launching a new creative team and a new direction. Let Green Lantern be the only book for awhile to re-establish itself and let any spin offs grow organically.

    After like 11/12 years of multiple GL books and the focus on the emotional spectrum, it's time to make a change.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Mego Thor wrote: »
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Wow, there's such a gap between the top 10 and everything else. 40k is the new 60k. I haven't looked at sales numbers in months but really, even in the top 10 it's Batman/Star Wars/Secret Wars. (and Married Spider-Man is selling a million times more than regular Spider-Man)

    Do comics sales numbers include digital copies?

    No, and they're also only rough estimates.

    But we do know that on most titles digital makes up a tiny, tiny share of sales (less than 10%, if I remember correctly). And most of the titles that buck that trend are over at Marvel and Image. Unfortunately, actual digital sales numbers are locked down and not released to the public.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Why does DC keep canceling stuff I like and was reading?

    I'm beginning to get to the point where I think I'll fucking wait 6 months and see if a comic I was interested in still exists or has the same creative team at this point.

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    Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    Why does DC keep canceling stuff I like and was reading?

    I'm beginning to get to the point where I think I'll fucking wait 6 months and see if a comic I was interested in still exists or has the same creative team at this point.

    And by that point, you can pick up the trade paperback.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Superman/Wonder Woman #21 spoilers,
    Superman has a sad that WW freed his friends without asking him, and there's nothing about him saying he doesn't love her anymore. He just teleports away from the secret base saying he can't believe Lois and Diana violated his trust like this. Maybe it's the next issues but I think that splash used to promote the series was more of a tease than anything now.

    And some villain is causing all this with magic or something, this arc has been very, very vague about who's pulling the strings and I can't just go on visual cues with the DCU now. I guess that's circe and some magic cowboy, I don't know.

    Superman is kind of being a GDB this entire time though, really forced anger at Diana, and Lois just seems annoying.

    Next issue will make or break me picking it up for the time being, there's just nothing of substance here.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Superman/Wonder Woman #21 spoilers,
    Superman has a sad that WW freed his friends without asking him, and there's nothing about him saying he doesn't love her anymore. He just teleports away from the secret base saying he can't believe Lois and Diana violated his trust like this. Maybe it's the next issues but I think that splash used to promote the series was more of a tease than anything now.

    And some villain is causing all this with magic or something, this arc has been very, very vague about who's pulling the strings and I can't just go on visual cues with the DCU now. I guess that's circe and some magic cowboy, I don't know.

    Superman is kind of being a GDB this entire time though, really forced anger at Diana, and Lois just seems annoying.

    Next issue will make or break me picking it up for the time being, there's just nothing of substance here.

    It's amazing how inconsistent Tomasi is from project to project. I haven't read the two most recent issues yet (I may get through them tonight), but the first two of the arc as well as the first arc he did before Truth have all been totally insubstantial, and the comic doesn't at all feel worth the $3.99 it costs. I'll likely drop the book and pick up his Detective Comics instead, but who knows how that will turn out.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Superman/Wonder Woman #21 spoilers,
    Superman has a sad that WW freed his friends without asking him, and there's nothing about him saying he doesn't love her anymore. He just teleports away from the secret base saying he can't believe Lois and Diana violated his trust like this. Maybe it's the next issues but I think that splash used to promote the series was more of a tease than anything now.

    And some villain is causing all this with magic or something, this arc has been very, very vague about who's pulling the strings and I can't just go on visual cues with the DCU now. I guess that's circe and some magic cowboy, I don't know.

    Superman is kind of being a GDB this entire time though, really forced anger at Diana, and Lois just seems annoying.

    Next issue will make or break me picking it up for the time being, there's just nothing of substance here.
    It's actually a new villain named Wrath and the magic cowboy is Vandal Savage. Wrath was the focus of Action Comics' recent arc and Vandal Savage turned out to be the villain in Batman/Superman's recent arc. The 4th member of this cabal is HORDR_ROOT from the recent Superman arc.

    Also, since Superman was teleporting to the Justice League Satellite at the end of S/WW #21, I presume it rolls right into the 8-page preview and the "I don't love you anymore" scene. So the 8-page preview actually takes place after this Truth arc, rather than before or during like the others.

    Just let Pak write all four Super-books.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    you know, all I needed to understand that stuff was those little text name tags on a panel, things that indicate this is Superman or Robin or whoever. DC can't even get their lettering together.

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    RansRans Registered User regular
    Someone somewhere else pointed out that Mr. Bend (revealed as the third villain of the cabal) in S/WW is probably the new 52 version of
    Angle Man, real name Angelo Bend. I don't really know the character but I guess usually a WW villain, so that fits? Could be a cool reinvention of an otherwise lame character.

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    AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
    Good news, Omega Men got uncancelled. DC has said they'll keep it going until at least Issue 12.

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    Rans wrote: »
    Someone somewhere else pointed out that Mr. Bend (revealed as the third villain of the cabal) in S/WW is probably the new 52 version of
    Angle Man, real name Angelo Bend. I don't really know the character but I guess usually a WW villain, so that fits? Could be a cool reinvention of an otherwise lame character.
    They already did a reinvention post-crisis. Don't know if it actually worked, but the angle (I'm so sorry) was decent. High class thief, nice suits, wasn't in it for a fight. He wanted the finer things in life, and theft was how he got it.

    Again, not sure how it worked in practice, but in theory it's decent.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Finally cracked open my copy of Batman: Cataclysm that I bought a few months ago when it was re-released. I'd read it when it was new, but hadn't really gone back since then. Man, I miss that stuff. Sure, it's just before Cassandra Cain (and maybe Harley Quinn) show up, but actually reading what I consider "my" Bat-Family in action was great, even if everyone was a tremor away from death.

    Also, Balent's Catwoman outfit is still hilarious.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Grayson continues to be one of the best comics DC is outting out.

    That Damian/Dick scene was wonderful.

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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Haven't followed Grayson but that issue makes me want to for sure

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Grayson has been consistently solid since issue #1.

    Midnighter is also great. The books have some light crossover without requiring each other.

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    AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
    I'd say every issue of Grayson has ranged from good to great. Its the only DC book I'm still getting. Seeley and King have done a great job of carving out a new place for Grayson while keeping who he is intact.

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    ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    Tairu wrote: »
    Haven't followed Grayson but that issue makes me want to for sure

    There's a comixology sale right now of batman and batman related comics. Grayson is there if you want it digitally. 8 issues at a dollar each. I've been really interested too and am gonna dip into that!

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    What I love about Grayson is that it's very much a new chapter in the character's (comic) life but it's built upon all of the character's past history and references it all. It's a natural evolution, not a retcon or rewrite or reimagining.

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    mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    What I love about Grayson is that it's very much a new chapter in the character's (comic) life but it's built upon all of the character's past history and references it all. It's a natural evolution, not a retcon or rewrite or reimagining.

    See... that right there is what comics should do instead of clinging to the past and status quo..... progress. Its why the dick as batman run was great. i know it always go back to status quo but it was fun.... they should have the balls to have actual progression....

    Damn.... now i gotta hunt down grayson?

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    AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
    Yes, now you have to hunt down Grayson.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    What I love about Grayson is that it's very much a new chapter in the character's (comic) life but it's built upon all of the character's past history and references it all. It's a natural evolution, not a retcon or rewrite or reimagining.

    See... that right there is what comics should do instead of clinging to the past and status quo..... progress. Its why the dick as batman run was great. i know it always go back to status quo but it was fun.... they should have the balls to have actual progression....

    Damn.... now i gotta hunt down grayson?
    Yeah, as much as I disliked his intro, I loved the idea that Damian was "the" Robin for Dick's Batman, like Tim is for Bruce. Like, that's the formula that worked for them beyond any other iteration.

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    AnarCHrisAnarCHris Trash Lord New York CityRegistered User regular
    Grayson #12 was rad as hell, and I really like this week's annual being the Superman follow up to that story.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Grayson is so good.

    The annual was the best Superman has been written since the New 52 started

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    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
    So, the latest Frank Miller...
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    Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    Zavian wrote: »
    So, the latest Frank Miller...
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    That's just sad.

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    Mr.SunshineMr.Sunshine Registered User regular
    Oh. So that's not Bizarro.

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    Bobby DerieBobby Derie Registered User regular
    What color of kryptonite makes Superman forget the spin cycle?

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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Cassandra Cain is on the cover to B&R Eternal #3
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    I wonder if she'll be mute again? I always thought that was super cool, she was just this completely quiet ball of faceless fury.

    I can also see an argument for maybe not having a female superhero who literally can't talk back though

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Considering they took Babs out of the wheelchair, I would be surprised if Cassandra couldn't talk.

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    Linespider5Linespider5 ALL HAIL KING KILLMONGER Registered User regular
    Mego Thor wrote: »
    Zavian wrote: »
    So, the latest Frank Miller...
    DKIIIMini1200_560f23e66e7918.48458184.jpg?1444078681

    That's just sad.

    In complete seriousness, I think Miller's general health has declined a bunch. Dude looks like he's aged twenty years since 2006 and lost fifty pounds he didn't have.

    I'm not saying the dude shouldn't be allowed to draw Superman, but that may actually be the best Superman he's capable of drawing anymore.

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    Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Colonel Sanders, The Flash Team Up for NY Comic Con's 'The Colonel of Two Worlds'
    The latest hero to fight alongside the Justice League? None other than Colonel Harland Sanders, the man behind Kentucky Fried Chicken. It's all thanks to The Colonel of Two Worlds, a free comic book to be given away at New York Comic Con this weekend (available online for those not attending the show), and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive glimpse at what brings the Colonel, Green Lantern and The Flash together.

    The evil Colonel is clearly Darrell Hammond.

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    Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    Mego Thor wrote: »
    Zavian wrote: »
    So, the latest Frank Miller...
    DKIIIMini1200_560f23e66e7918.48458184.jpg?1444078681

    That's just sad.

    I was gonna say that it's nuts, but I can only make out the shaft.

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