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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Wait so why, in Justice League
    were they talking about giving Booster's costume to someone? Did I totally miss something?

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Week 52 definately leaves openings for new ongoings / mini's.

    The last page that has Booster and Rip talking pretty much sets up the Booster Gold series and it's premise.

    Booster and rip go a planet hoppin'.

    Infinity Inc(teased), Black Adam(confirmed), Batwoman (w/ Question?), Sue and Ralph..Dead Detective Agency?

    Booster Gold confirmed

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    BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Week 52 definately leaves openings for new ongoings / mini's.

    The last page that has Booster and Rip talking pretty much sets up the Booster Gold series and it's premise.

    Booster and rip go a planet hoppin'.

    Infinity Inc(teased), Black Adam(confirmed), Batwoman (w/ Question?), Sue and Ralph..Dead Detective Agency?

    Booster Gold confirmed
    That's all kinds of awesome.

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Week 52 definately leaves openings for new ongoings / mini's.

    The last page that has Booster and Rip talking pretty much sets up the Booster Gold series and it's premise.

    Booster and rip go a planet hoppin'.

    Infinity Inc(teased), Black Adam(confirmed), Batwoman (w/ Question?), Sue and Ralph..Dead Detective Agency?

    Booster Gold confirmed

    Wow, called it before I even read the article.

    It's like Im from the future or something. Ooooo..get it?


    Ha ha! 52!!!

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    BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Week 52 definately leaves openings for new ongoings / mini's.

    The last page that has Booster and Rip talking pretty much sets up the Booster Gold series and it's premise.

    Booster and rip go a planet hoppin'.

    Infinity Inc(teased), Black Adam(confirmed), Batwoman (w/ Question?), Sue and Ralph..Dead Detective Agency?

    Booster Gold confirmed

    Wow, called it before I even read the article.

    It's like Im from the future or something. Ooooo..get it?


    Ha ha! 52!!!
    Y...y'know it's been confirmed as a series for a month or so, right?

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Week 52 definately leaves openings for new ongoings / mini's.

    The last page that has Booster and Rip talking pretty much sets up the Booster Gold series and it's premise.

    Booster and rip go a planet hoppin'.

    Infinity Inc(teased), Black Adam(confirmed), Batwoman (w/ Question?), Sue and Ralph..Dead Detective Agency?

    Booster Gold confirmed

    Wow, called it before I even read the article.

    It's like Im from the future or something. Ooooo..get it?


    Ha ha! 52!!!
    Y...y'know it's been confirmed as a series for a month or so, right?

    Yeah, I read the same interview on Newsarama. I meant the premise.

    Though it looks like Supernova will be sticking around. Guess I should have picked up the action figure today.

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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
    edited May 2007
    the Booster series was confirmed months ago

    edit: fuck you guys i was chasing my dog

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Yes but now we have a cover and know it'll be about the multiverse

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    the Booster series was confirmed months ago

    edit: fuck you guys i was chasing my dog

    Leave your genitals out of it.


    haha! 52!

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh god I just know Booster is going to team up with Earth-4 Blue Beetle.

    And he's going to be so trying to avoid dragging him back to New Earth or something.

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    Oh god I just know Booster is going to team up with Earth-4 Blue Beetle.

    And he's going to be so trying to avoid dragging him back to New Earth or something.

    Wrong Beetle.

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    BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Oh god I just know Booster is going to team up with Earth-4 Blue Beetle.

    And he's going to be so trying to avoid dragging him back to New Earth or something.

    Wrong Beetle.
    Still a cool idea though.

    The Booster going to Earth-4, that is.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Oh god I just know Booster is going to team up with Earth-4 Blue Beetle.

    And he's going to be so trying to avoid dragging him back to New Earth or something.

    Wrong Beetle.

    You know I keep forgetting there was one before Ted.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    God, I'm torn.

    I can pay $80 and get the entire 52 series, along with World War III, all bagged and boarded, which will entail me being poor for quite some time, or I can wait and get the trades as they're gradually released, which'll amount to pretty much the same amount of money in the long run (there are 4 trades, each $20, I think). What should I do? D:

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    God, I'm torn.

    I can pay $80 and get the entire 52 series, along with World War III, all bagged and boarded, which will entail me being poor for quite some time, or I can wait and get the trades as they're gradually released, which'll amount to pretty much the same amount of money in the long run (there are 4 trades, each $20, I think). What should I do? D:

    Get the whole series plus WWIII.

    Now.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    That's what my heart says, Bad Karma. That's what my heart says.

    But my head's all "you will have no money." It's hard to say which has the better argument.

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    That's what my heart says, Bad Karma. That's what my heart says.

    But my head's all "you will have no money." It's hard to say which has the better argument.

    But you're saving money by not having to buy all four issues of WWIII when you get the trades.


    It's a win.

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    HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'd go with the trade, because I appreciate stories more when I'm not burning through every issue in the series in one afternoon.

    And with Booster Gold getting an ongoing, I hope
    Ralph Dibney, Phantom Detective
    gets one as well.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Oh god I just know Booster is going to team up with Earth-4 Blue Beetle.

    And he's going to be so trying to avoid dragging him back to New Earth or something.

    Wrong Beetle.

    You know I keep forgetting there was one before Ted.
    Shouldn't they both technically be on Earth-4?

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    BornToHulaBornToHula Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Earth-4 is the Charlton Comics earth isn't it? Maybe Booster could bring back Vic Sage, because I don't like Renee as the Question. The Blue and Gold meeting was damned sad though and probably one of the most satisfying moments of the year.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ruiner999 wrote: »
    Earth-4 is the Charlton Comics earth isn't it? Maybe Booster could bring back Vic Sage, because I don't like Renee as the Question. The Blue and Gold meeting was damned sad though and probably one of the most satisfying moments of the year.
    ok dude

    as much as I loooooove Vic Sage

    Montoya has been the Question for like what, 10 pages?

    Give it some time

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Batwoman seemed to have a short run...

    Also, could anyone explain the part with Ralph? Did he open up a pit to hell or something? I missed it...

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    HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sentry wrote: »
    Batwoman seemed to have a short run...

    Also, could anyone explain the part with Ralph? Did he open up a pit to hell or something? I missed it...

    The bit with the hole was just a random thing. The implication is that Ralph and Sue, the ghosts, are going around and investigating supernatural mysteries now. The hole is one such mystery.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I hated it.

    Nah, it was awesome.

    PROS:
    -Daniel Carter as Supernova
    -Booster Gold saving the day
    -Enormously heartwreching farewell between Booster and Skeets, without being overwrought
    -Skeets is okay!
    -Ralph and Sue Dibny-- Ghostectives!
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots
    -Cool multiverse possibilities
    -Vic Sage is okay.. kinda!
    -Mr. Mind's back to being a neat little brain slug
    -Charlton Earth!
    -Rip Hunter shooting old men in the leg!
    -This one's for the Blue and the Gold!
    -New Isis?
    -Booster Gold and Blue Beetle together again, even if only for a minute (Justiniano also draws a badass Ted)

    CONS:
    -Emaciated Sue Dibny (Dammit Robertson)
    -That ad where some kid has an arm growing out of his chest. Really, what the Hell?

    This issue almost sold me on getting Countdown, but I'm still waiting for the trades.

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    Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    Ruiner999 wrote: »
    Earth-4 is the Charlton Comics earth isn't it? Maybe Booster could bring back Vic Sage, because I don't like Renee as the Question. The Blue and Gold meeting was damned sad though and probably one of the most satisfying moments of the year.
    ok dude

    as much as I loooooove Vic Sage

    Montoya has been the Question for like what, 10 pages?

    Give it some time

    Seriously. I only hope that if she gets a mini, or appears in other books, she's drawn a bit more, feminine.

    The way she looked in Week 52, well..it just looked like Vic Sage with a high hairline and crummy ponytail.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    Ruiner999 wrote: »
    Earth-4 is the Charlton Comics earth isn't it? Maybe Booster could bring back Vic Sage, because I don't like Renee as the Question. The Blue and Gold meeting was damned sad though and probably one of the most satisfying moments of the year.
    ok dude

    as much as I loooooove Vic Sage

    Montoya has been the Question for like what, 10 pages?

    Give it some time

    Seriously. I only hope that if she gets a mini, or appears in other books, she's drawn a bit more, feminine.

    The way she looked in Week 52, well..it just looked like Vic Sage with a high hairline and crummy ponytail.
    Yeah

    She looked better in 48

    what I'm really trying to say is

    I want her mini to be a vertigo title

    do you see where I am going with this?

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sentry wrote: »
    Batwoman seemed to have a short run...

    Also, could anyone explain the part with Ralph? Did he open up a pit to hell or something? I missed it...

    The bit with the hole was just a random thing. The implication is that Ralph and Sue, the ghosts, are going around and investigating supernatural mysteries now. The hole is one such mystery.

    Ah... then, YAY!

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
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    BornToHulaBornToHula Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    Ruiner999 wrote: »
    Earth-4 is the Charlton Comics earth isn't it? Maybe Booster could bring back Vic Sage, because I don't like Renee as the Question. The Blue and Gold meeting was damned sad though and probably one of the most satisfying moments of the year.
    ok dude

    as much as I loooooove Vic Sage

    Montoya has been the Question for like what, 10 pages?

    Give it some time

    Seriously. I only hope that if she gets a mini, or appears in other books, she's drawn a bit more, feminine.

    The way she looked in Week 52, well..it just looked like Vic Sage with a high hairline and crummy ponytail.
    Yeah

    She looked better in 48

    what I'm really trying to say is

    I want her mini to be a vertigo title

    do you see where I am going with this?


    I suppose it would be alright. I dunno, after JLU I was left loving the Question and found his 2005 mini series to be pretty amazing. But when I started following DC again, I was a little peeved to find they killed Ted and Vic, well Ted died in Infinite Crisis, but still. I suppose in time Renee'll grow on me, but at the same time I would like to see more Vic Sage.

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    SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    That's all kinds of awesome.

    Oddly enough, even though there is at least one, if not more, dead people on that cover, I do not see Ted Kord in any of those cards. I'd have maybe done away with Vic Sage or the DKR Robin and put him in.

    Monarch in a card - nice touch, considering the Extreme Justice series.
    And Earth-2 Adult Robin... hmm...
    No spoilers needed; it's the damn front cover of the comic!

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Munch wrote: »
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots

    Are we sure about this? How do we know?

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots

    Are we sure about this? How do we know?

    That's what I thought too... I mean, it was Khandaq, random person walking, wearing crocodile boots... I thought it made sense.

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    HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots

    Are we sure about this? How do we know?

    Yeah, crocodile skin boots may be a bit flamboyant for his tastes.

    It's definitely Sobek, though.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sentry wrote: »
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots

    Are we sure about this? How do we know?

    That's what I thought too... I mean, it was Khandaq, random person walking, wearing crocodile boots... I thought it made sense.

    The 'someone will find him and I pray it isn't us' line made me think that it's someone hunting Adam at first, but the Sobek reminder has got me thinking otherwise now.

    The thought of Sobek possessing someone with haunted boots is pretty funny though.

    Although personally-
    I wanna know what the kids were drawing more than anything else.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    -Black Adam and his Sobek boots

    Are we sure about this? How do we know?

    It's what makes the most sense to me. I mean, who else would it be?

    Also, one more thought on the issue.
    On the first read through it didn't even strike me that the Booster/Ted meeting could be any more sad. Then I realized that Booster was the reason Ted could never get the scarab to work; he burnt out its powers, leaving it to recharge for years. If Booster didn't take the scarab, Ted likely would have gone on to be an entirely different kind of superhero, with crazy ass invulnerability/lightning powers like Garrett, and probably would have never died at Max's hands. Booster helped kill his best friend to save the multiverse. :(

    Well, that's my interpretation of it anyways. Plus it adds a different meaning to the whole, "You died a hero Ted," line.

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    SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    Munch wrote: »
    Well, that's my interpretation of it anyways. Plus it adds a different meaning to the whole, "You died a hero Ted," line.

    It's a nice interpretation, and it does work to a point, but Ted never could get the scarab to work for him ever since he got it off of the original Blue Beetile.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Actually all the history of the scarab is so muddled now that it's hard to tell what's canon and not, so I just go with the most recent interpretation from the new Jaime Beetle book. Originally the scarab was buried in a cave-in, and that's why Ted couldn't use it, and went about making himself into a hero to honor his promise to Dan Garrett. Then he had it during CoIE, but didn't know the magic word, so he just hit shadow monsters with it to hurt them, but lost it. Then later in Countdown it was said that Carter Hall dug it up out of the collapsed tomb where Garrett died, and Ted had it for a few months, unable to make it work. Then in Jaime's book it was stated that Ted had always had the scarab since Garrett's death, but it wouldn't work for him because it had no power left in it.

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Huh.

    Is that Carrie Robin from DKR?

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    SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    That just had to throw Hawkman into the mix to screw up ths continuity even more, didn't they?

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Munch wrote: »
    Actually all the history of the scarab is so muddled now that it's hard to tell what's canon and not, so I just go with the most recent interpretation from the new Jaime Beetle book. Originally the scarab was buried in a cave-in, and that's why Ted couldn't use it, and went about making himself into a hero to honor his promise to Dan Garrett. Then he had it during CoIE, but didn't know the magic word, so he just hit shadow monsters with it to hurt them, but lost it. Then later in Countdown it was said that Carter Hall dug it up out of the collapsed tomb where Garrett died, and Ted had it for a few months, unable to make it work. Then in Jaime's book it was stated that Ted had always had the scarab since Garrett's death, but it wouldn't work for him because it had no power left in it.


    I thought its inability to work for Ted & the different effect on Dan had to do with the Scarab being infected & damaged with magic.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lux wrote:
    I thought its inability to work for Ted & the different effect on Dan had to do with the Scarab being infected & damaged with magic.

    I could be wrong but I think what happened was that the scarab formed chainmail for Garrett because it was only at half power, did nothing for Ted at all because it was completely unpowered, and worked for Jaime because it used the magical energies from the Shazam/Spectre battle to recharge itself to full power. I may be remembering that wrong though.

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