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[DC Comics]: Crisis on Infinite #Rebirths

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  • ZyrxilZyrxil Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    The vocal effects is something Smallville's Batman like to do apparently as part of keeping people from figuring out who he is (along with painting exposed parts of his face black).

    Barbara describes the effect in a later issue after a meeting with Clark.

    Skimming through some wiki articles...it looks like Smallville is pretty much just normal DC now, with some Early Years differences. That seems like a waste.

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    So Forever Evil #6
    The guy the Crime Syndicate had tied up and hooded turned out to be Alexander Luthor, who also happens to be evil Shazam who says "Mazahs" to activate his power. And apparently he can absorb powers and wants to kill the Syndicate.

    Yeah I'm only reading the main series so if this was foreshadowed in a tie-in I didn't know.

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  • KingofMadCowsKingofMadCows Registered User regular
    Mmmm, sounds delicious. I especially like the crackers with some chocolate.

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Forever Evil 6 was pretty awful. I was really liking this event for the first three issues, but the most recent three and all the tie-ins have been crap, and I'm sure the final issue will be pretty bad as well. I don't think it's going to result in any changes at all to the DCU outside of the already-announced lineup changes in the JL books and whatever happens to Nightwing.

    Otherwise, it feels like 90% of the line will just ignore it and move on.

  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    So where does Action Comics get good post-Morrison? I was thinking about checking it out since i've heard it's pretty... Superman-ey

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Tairu wrote: »
    So where does Action Comics get good post-Morrison? I was thinking about checking it out since i've heard it's pretty... Superman-ey

    With Greg Pak's (current) run.

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  • AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    Tairu wrote: »
    So where does Action Comics get good post-Morrison? I was thinking about checking it out since i've heard it's pretty... Superman-ey

    Action Comics #25 is the beginning of Pak's run. you might also want to try Batman/Superman #1-4, which pits New 52 Batman and Superman against more classic versions (from Earth 2).

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  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    I was reading Batman/Superman until they took Jae Lee off, it was pretty good

  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Tairu wrote: »
    I was reading Batman/Superman until they took Jae Lee off, it was pretty good

    It didn't stop being good when Lee left for the record.

    Also he's back now.

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Forever Evil 6 was pretty awful. I was really liking this event for the first three issues, but the most recent three and all the tie-ins have been crap, and I'm sure the final issue will be pretty bad as well. I don't think it's going to result in any changes at all to the DCU outside of the already-announced lineup changes in the JL books and whatever happens to Nightwing.

    Otherwise, it feels like 90% of the line will just ignore it and move on.
    The Metal Men Justice League issue was rad as hell!

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    The expression on Green Lantern's shocked face is priceless.
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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    The OMAC team of Didio, Giffen and Koblish are back together for Infinity Man and the Forever People, starting this June. Looks awesome. As much as I hate Dan Didio the executive and editorial voice, I've enjoyed everything Dan Didio the writer has worked on since the New 52 began (and since Giffen and DeMatteis have scripted most of his ideas for him).

  • Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    I hope Infinity Man and the Forever People is as much fun as OMAC was. I think it's the New 52 book I miss the most.

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Possibly file this under "not toe-ing the line anymore".

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    I cant remember the last time i even picked up a DC comic. This thread is out paced by the marvel thread quite often.

    Do the sales numbers bear this out? are they in a bad spot?

    used to love PG and GLand a few others. Dick as bats. Now i cant be bothered.... anyone else feel this way?

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Possibly file this under "not toe-ing the line anymore".


    I nominate Barbara Gordon. Have her magic surgery relapse or whatever. She was far better as Oracle than she ever was as Batgirl, and a brand new character will not carry the same weight.

    If I had a twitter I'd reply to her tweet saying just that (assuming it fit in whatever twitter's character cap is).

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    160 characters is twitter's cap

    I have shrunk my allotment of DC comics since they either stop printing them or I just got bored with where they were taking the story

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    I cant remember the last time i even picked up a DC comic. This thread is out paced by the marvel thread quite often.

    Do the sales numbers bear this out? are they in a bad spot?

    used to love PG and GLand a few others. Dick as bats. Now i cant be bothered.... anyone else feel this way?

    The sales numbers on almost everything but Batman and Justice League are in free-fall right now. It's kind of exciting to see the numbers every month, really. For example, within two months of firing JHWIII from Batwoman, sales had fallen almost 20% from 25K to just above 20K. Out of the four main Green Lantern books, GL and Corps both fell after Johns left, but they're stable and still doing respectably. New Guardians and Red Lanterns are in the high 20Ks, and have been falling a little each month.

    Almost all the Dark books except JL Dark are at the 20K mark and falling, which is why they let Animal Man end with Lemire and why I don't expect the other titles to last long. Basically there are a handful of obvious marquee titles with members of the Justice League, and then everything else is sliding. The Superman books are in a pretty bad way as well. To try and fix this they're apparently going to be cancelling a bunch of the low-sellers and putting Weeklies out to take their places (i.e., 4 books to one weekly), but I can't see that helping because you're only going to get pretty dedicated readers buying weeklies, and you're only going to get the most dedicated readers to buy multiple weeklies at once.

    I'm honestly still reading quite a few books, and I'm looking forward to a lot of the upcoming stuff (JL United and Forever People will be great, I'll give Sinestro and Aquaman & The Others a shot because I like the worlds and characters Johns established). But as writers leave titles, I'll be leaving with them in most cases.

  • mrmrmrmr nameless protagonist Registered User regular
    Hey is Animal Man done already or does Lemire still have a few issues left? I'll miss it since it was probably my favorite of the New52 but if he ends it on his own terms I am way okay with that. Also whatever helps lessen the amount of comics to buy I suppose.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Fake nerd guys destroying comics? Pretty sure regular nerd guys do that just as well.

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    I've dropped a lot of the write change books I was previously reading.

    The only recent writer changes I kept were Aquaman, which is still good, and Action Comics under Pak. I dropped Batwoman and Flash like a rock.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Possibly file this under "not toe-ing the line anymore".


    Nah, she posts things like this all the time.

    She's never been shy about saying how Stephanie Brown needed to come back either. It's part of her whole deal now- telling it like it is. Or how her fandom things it is.

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    mrmr wrote: »
    Hey is Animal Man done already or does Lemire still have a few issues left? I'll miss it since it was probably my favorite of the New52 but if he ends it on his own terms I am way okay with that. Also whatever helps lessen the amount of comics to buy I suppose.

    His last issue was either out today or comes out next week.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    I cant remember the last time i even picked up a DC comic. This thread is out paced by the marvel thread quite often.

    Do the sales numbers bear this out? are they in a bad spot?

    used to love PG and GLand a few others. Dick as bats. Now i cant be bothered.... anyone else feel this way?

    Yeah, I stopped buying DC books a while back. I think Demon Knights was the last regular title I bought, and I dropped that before Cornell left.

    I got a bunch of the New 52 TPBs from my local library, and holy cow, those are some shit comics. The only good one of the bunch, was Frankenstein. Flash was pretty, but the writing left me cold. Same with Snyder and Capullo's Batman.

    Nightwing, Hawkman, The Dark Knight, Batgirl, Blackhawks, Detective Comics, New Guardians, Superboy, and Superman were just the same boring, homogenized crap.

    Over on the War Rocket Ajax podcast, Chris Sims and Matt Wilson were talking about how a lot of new titles have been giving characters "the Hawkeye treatment." Good examples are the new Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Punisher titles.

    But, I feel like those books are all doing what serialized superhero books used to do. They're building a world around the respective title characters. She-Hulk has her new law office in a building full of superpowered tenants. Ms. Marvel has a solid supporting cast, made up of friends and family. Punisher has a diner where he hangs out. You feel invested in their adventures, because you're invested in their world.

    I feel like that's what most DC books are missing. The characters feel like they just bounce from shocking event to shocking event, and there's no impact.

    That's what I liked about Frankenstein. The dude has a base of operations, and a cool, varied supporting cast. And when he returns from a mission, you get to see him decompress a bit, and interact with the likes of Father Time and Ray Palmer.



  • KingofMadCowsKingofMadCows Registered User regular
    Because family, community, fellowship, and continuity are lame. Here at DC, our heroes are loners and rebels fighting the establishment, smoking cigarettes and wearing leather jackets.

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Because family, community, fellowship, and continuity are lame. Here at DC, our heroes are loners and rebels fighting the establishment, smoking cigarettes and wearing leather jackets.

    I always wished Superman was more like John Constantine!

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Because family, community, fellowship, and continuity are lame. Here at DC, our heroes are loners and rebels fighting the establishment, smoking cigarettes and wearing leather jackets.

    I always wished Superman was more like John Constantine![/quote]

    Constantine is one of my favorite comic characters. But the reason he works is because he's supposed to be the foil, not the norm.

    He's the guy that saves the day no matter the consequences.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Decent Golden Age Wonder Woman costume, actually

  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    I'm not sure putting pinup art on all these covers is necessarily sending the message they want to send. Or perhaps it is, in which case I am deeply depressed.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Yeaaaah

    if it were all like that Wonder Woman I'd have no problem with it, buuuuut:
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    NOPE

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    The DC Bombshells is actually a line of Statues they have right now. Ive seen half a dozen different ones, and a quick look on google shows even more.
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  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    "Boss, our sales are low, and Marvel is pounding us in the ass! What should we do?"

    "Hmm. Cover every issue in scantily clad women. Our only hope is to generate as many boners as possible in the readership. Boners equal sales, men!"

    Meanwhile, across town, Warren Ellis looks up from penning the next issue of Moon Knight and expectorates nosily onto a pile of promotional New 52 comics.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    That Canary looks great!

    But then:
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    and we're back to nope

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Anyone else a little weirded out by what DC keeps doing to Harley Quinn since she's (partially) based on an actual person?

  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    Lars wrote: »
    Anyone else a little weirded out by what DC keeps doing

    Yes.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Lars wrote: »
    Anyone else a little weirded out by what DC keeps doing to Harley Quinn since she's (partially) based on an actual person?
    Peter David's writing for comics book actually has a brief section where he warns against creating characters based on friends/family in Big Two comics due to the shared universe and the fact that when you're done someone could come along and do horrible things to them.

    Obviously Harley was a cartoon creation first so it doesn't completely jive but I still find it kinda interesting

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Harley's based on an actual person? This is the first I've heard of that.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Harley's based on an actual person? This is the first I've heard of that.
    Her voice actress, actually:
    Arleen Sorkin, a former star of the soap opera Days of Our Lives, appeared in a dream sequence on that series in which she wore a jester costume; Dini used this scene as an inspiration for Quinn. Having been friends with Sorkin since college, he incorporated aspects of her personality into the character.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning LoserdomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I just want to know, when are we going to get WW2-style Nightwing beefcake? I mean, it's common knowledge that men are just as objectified as women in superhero comics, and they'd have to be crazy not to exploit hm nope couldn't even finish the sentence.

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