DC! Legion of Superheroes are back! Birds of Prey in February! ....also Joker, I guess.

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

    How long have you been sitting on this joke?

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

    How long have you been sitting on this joke?

    you will not steal my joy

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    I just got back from the theater

    I feel

    very comfortable saying Birds Of Prey is my fav comic film, at least of the modern era, maybe ever

    Margot Robbie might be one of my fav actresses now? I came away from Suicide Squad thinking her as Harley was basically the one good part, now I'm absolutely confident she's the perfect person to be that character. And it's single-handedly gotten me interested in The Suicide Squad

    This was so much fun!

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

    How long have you been sitting on this joke?

    you will not steal my joy

    Call me Len cause I'm stealing your sunshine.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

    Zack I like puns and I like Gundam and I hate this

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Gustav wrote: »
    Those look more like tactical knife handles than a beat up gun to me. But I’m also stupid about guns

    So you're having trouble determining whether the costume specifics for the new, more lithe Batman design has weaponry incorporated

    Would you say you're

    Mobile Suit Gun Dumb

    Zack I like puns and I like Gundam and I hate this

    This is the proudest I've ever been of anything

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    So like do you and the people who write lines like Pokémon Go to the polls have a club

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    god I feel alive

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    Next thing you know your podcast will be a P.O.D.cast

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Next thing you know your podcast will be a P.O.D.cast

    did you know POD stood for Payable On Death

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Next thing you know your podcast will be a P.O.D.cast

    did you know POD stood for Payable On Death

    Oh so it's life insurance.

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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
    Yeah, the all white dudeness of that lineup jumped out at me before I finished that post.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    DC has announced the roll-out to 5G, a series of extra sized one shots covering the distinct eras of the DCU

    Generation One: The Age of Mystery
    Generation Two: The Age of the Metahuman
    Generation Three: The Age of Crisis
    Generation Four: The Age of Rebirth
    Generation Five: The Age of Tomorrow

    The first is out in May. The One-Shots will be written by Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti, and Joshua Williamson and art from Doug Mahnke, Bryan Hitch, Mikel Janín, Ivan Reis, David Marquez, and more.

    Andy Schmidt is referred to as the "lead scripter" so it sounds like the writers might just be, like, plotting ideas.

    Honestly this is a very unexciting way to build up to a big revamp. The only writer out of that brain trust that I actually like more than "eh, he's fine" is Bendis. And Andy Schmidt is an editor and has only written a handful of things in the past 2 decades so his being the "lead scripter" is...very weird.

    Plus the combo of no women or PoC on the writing staff and just the idea of HERE ARE 5 GIANT ONE SHOTS TO EXPLAIN CONTINUITY I am really not feeling it.

    Even before this announcement, word was going around that all the big writers are avoiding this thing because they know fans are going to hate it, but they can't convince upper management that it's a bad idea.

    The whole thing is starting to remind me of Before Watchmen. Except Before Watchmen was a side project that people could easily ignore if they found it distasteful. 5G is actually replacing the main universe, so there's no ignoring it if you're a DC fan.

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    The 5g rollout sounds iffy right now but I'm all for giving new /younger characters the spotlight even if it gets replaced in a year or two

    Then I can have a side universe to write

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Yeah I like the end result a lot, hypothetically

    But boy they are botching the lead in

    And it is a bummer because that means it is even less likely to stick for any period

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    So, some speculation based on the names of the one shots. I was thinking it would be neat if each generation were separated by six unique phenomena, and each phenomena leads into the next, like a chain reaction going off.

    Generation Zero: Gods Among Us
    Time Period: 20's and 30's
    New Frontiers: The eight godrealms and the first superhero.
    Example Heroes: Wonder Woman, The Spectre, The Wizard Shazam, Orion, Mister Miracle and Big Barda, The Demon, Zauriel
    Example Villains: Ares, Simyan and Mokkari, Neron, The Demons Three, Trigon, Asmodel

    Representatives of the gods begin to arrive on Earth, but few openly reveal themselves to the world. Instead, they plan and prepare, as if in anticipation of the events to come.

    Generation One: The Age of Mystery
    Time Period: 40's and 50's
    New Frontiers: The reawakening of magic and the invention of super science.
    Example Heroes: The Justice Society of America, Giovanni Zatarra, The Freedom Fighters, Sargon the Sorcerer
    Example Villains: Vandal Savage, William Zard, Per Degaton, The Thinker, Solomon Grundy, Axis Amerika

    The presence of divine and demonic beings on Earth causes the power of magic, which has been lying dormant since the middle ages, to suddenly reawaken. As if in response to this chaotic new force, a generation of scientific geniuses emerges to perform miracles through the power of order and reason. The first public superhero and supervillain teams reveal themsevles to the world.

    Generation Two: The Age of the Metahuman
    Time Period: 60's and 70's
    New Frontiers: The next leap in evolution and outer space.
    Example Heroes: The Justice League of America, Infinity Incorporated, The Teen Titans, the Green Lantern Corps, Highfather
    Example Villains: The Injustice Gang, Brainiac, Starro, Despero, Mongul, The Psions, The Manhunter Robots, Darkseid

    Exposure to the otherworldly energies of magic and super science causes the metagene mutation. Physical trauma that would normally be fatal instead causes rabid cellular adaptation, with superpowers being a common side effect. The larger galactic community, who up until now had been happy to dismiss Earth as a useless backwater, suddenly takes a keen interest in this new subspecies. Many of the divine and demonic beings who had been biding their time since the 30's begin to reveal themselves openly, making their play for the souls of humanity.

    Generation Three: The Age of Crisis
    Time Period: 80's and 90's
    New Frontiers: The multiverse and the dark side of superheroism.
    Example Heroes: Power Girl, Blue Jay, Wally West, Justice League Detroit, Justice League International, Kyle Rayner, The Bloodpack
    Example Villains: Bizarro, The Crime Syndicate of America, The Extremists, The Anti-Monitor, Psycho-Pirate, Parallax, The Bloodlines Parasites

    Knowledge of the universe outside our planet leads to the discovery of the wildest and most dangerous frontier of them all, the multiverse of alternate realities. But unlocking this door proves to be a pandora's box, as it sets the cosmic supergod known as The Anti-Monitor loose upon all of creation. While the Anti-Monitor is ultimately defeated, his brief presence seems to have a permanently corruptive effect on the universe, causing an end to the sense of innocence and childlike wonder that dominated the previous generations. Some heroes become trapped in pocket dimensions, unable to escape. Others become prisoners within their own bodies, as evil spirits make them into thralls. Violent and grim new heroes begin to appear, fighting fire with fire in the battle against evil.

    Generation Four: The Age of Rebirth
    Time Period: 00's and 10's
    New Frontiers: The impermanence of death and the return of optimism.
    Example Heroes: The JLA, The JSA, Young Justice, Green Lantern, The Flash, Irey West, Damien Wayne, John Kent
    Example Villains: Alexander Luthor Junior, Superboy-Prime, Nekron, Professor Zoom, The Empty Hand, Barbatos, Perpetua

    While the cloud of cynicism the Anti-Monitor seemed to cast over the universe is never fully lifted, the blurred line between heroes and villains begins to sharpen again as heroes from previous generations, thought lost forever, begin to return to mentor their wayward successors. But just as the light of the heroes begins to shine brighter, so too does the villainous shadow they cast grow ever darker. Forgotten villains who were once nothing more than harmless mischief-makers begin to take on monstrous new forms. A super baby-boom occurs as an unprecedented number of metahumans, alien citizens, and vigilantes have children of their own, taking on the new challenge of parenthood.

    Generation Five: The Age of Tomorrow
    Time Period: 20's and 30's
    New Frontiers: The retirement of the super-parents and the revolution of the super-children.

    One century after the arrival of the first superhero, one generation of heroes lays down their capes and masks, adopting new administrative roles, while their eager proteges take to the battlefield. Can these young heroes handle the responsibility of ushering in a new age, or will their parents have to step in and resume their old mantles for the good of the world? Only time will tell.

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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
    They are actually acknowledging bloodlines? That's a little rad.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    They are actually acknowledging bloodlines? That's a little rad.

    As I said at the beginning of the post, it's just my personal speculation.

    But I felt like I had to include a Bloodlines nod because there's no other story that captures the spirit of superhero comics in the 90's quite so quintessentially.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Oh, I am apparently situationally illiterate

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Jesus

    Flash Forward ends with
    Wally West merging with the Mobius Chair/Doctor Manhattan and becoming an emotionless, detached cosmic being that refers to themselves as something that was FORMERLY Wally

    It is

    Astounding

    How badly they fucked up all the goodwill and hype from Wally's return

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    Jesus

    Flash Forward ends with
    Wally West merging with the Mobius Chair/Doctor Manhattan and becoming an emotionless, detached cosmic being that refers to themselves as something that was FORMERLY Wally

    It is

    Astounding

    How badly they fucked up all the goodwill and hype from Wally's return
    What happened to his kids?

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    Jesus

    Flash Forward ends with
    Wally West merging with the Mobius Chair/Doctor Manhattan and becoming an emotionless, detached cosmic being that refers to themselves as something that was FORMERLY Wally

    It is

    Astounding

    How badly they fucked up all the goodwill and hype from Wally's return
    What happened to his kids?
    they got reunited with Linda who now remembers their old life

  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    Jesus

    Flash Forward ends with
    Wally West merging with the Mobius Chair/Doctor Manhattan and becoming an emotionless, detached cosmic being that refers to themselves as something that was FORMERLY Wally

    It is

    Astounding

    How badly they fucked up all the goodwill and hype from Wally's return
    What happened to his kids?
    they got reunited with Linda who now remembers their old life
    Well, that's one good thing about the mini-series then.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    Jesus

    Flash Forward ends with
    Wally West merging with the Mobius Chair/Doctor Manhattan and becoming an emotionless, detached cosmic being that refers to themselves as something that was FORMERLY Wally

    It is

    Astounding

    How badly they fucked up all the goodwill and hype from Wally's return
    What happened to his kids?
    they got reunited with Linda who now remembers their old life

    Tempus Fuginaut is a true bro.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular


    Goddamn

    This is probably the best trailer for a comic I've ever seen? Super well done

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    reading batman odyssey for the first time

    this shit's nanners, ya'll

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts KABOOM Splooooosh...Registered User regular
    reading batman odyssey for the first time

    this shit's nanners, ya'll

    I'm still surprised you hadn't heard of it, it seems right up your alley

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular


    Oh my god

    This is maybe the first Cyborg solo story pitch I've ever found interesting

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Per their report he has been removed

    I am

    Not surprised given the clusterfuck that the past 6 months to a year has been

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    That news feels both utterly unbelievable and completely inevitable at the same time

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    now fire bob harras

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    reading batman odyssey for the first time

    this shit's nanners, ya'll

    oh yes

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    total nanners

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    what if we live in a world where rpatts bats prepped by reading batman odyssey

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Like Gus said this feels both utterly shocking and also not surprising at all

    He skated through so many disasters and flubs that his actual ousting is crazy

    But post buyout DC got a lot more scrutinized and the parade of Editorial issues (Snyder's JL ending 11 issues short, with an event cliffhanger, King's run being very publicly cut short, books changing schedule last minute, the reported chaos that is 5G, etc.) Combined with both his public comments about not wanting to change with the times in terms of publishing models, Black Label launching with nationwide controversy and super delayed books and his constantly publishing extremely poor selling pet projects he wrote

    It makes a lot of sense

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    How much of Vertigo shutting down could be attributed to him?

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