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DC October Solicits Preview

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    That Metamorpho cover is trying to be serious and comedic at the same time. And the girl's just about asleep on it.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Even though I know jack-all about the DCU's recent history, those are some pretty interesting solicits. I'm probably even going to get that Lord Havok book even though I don't know shit about it, because Tieri's writing and he hasn't led me astray yet.

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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 July 2007
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Even though I know jack-all about the DCU's recent history, those are some pretty interesting solicits. I'm probably even going to get that Lord Havok book even though I don't know shit about it, because Tieri's writing and he hasn't led me astray yet.

    Really because I wouldn't get the Lord Havok book because I thought pretty much everyone accepted that the '90s were a horrible time for comics and they shouldn't be remembered

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Really because I wouldn't get the Lord Havok book because I thought pretty much everyone accepted that the '90s were a horrible time for comics and they shouldn't be remembered

    See it's not even that it's a '90s thing for me it's like-- okay, the entire team is nothing but homages/pastiches of recognizable Marvel villains, meant to clash with DC's Champions of Angor, themselves a group of homages to the Avengers. They were kind of interesting for a story arc or two where they bounced off recognizable DC heroes, but do you really want to read about an entire group of knockoffs? Then, they've got the story taking place on Earth-8, which was previously said to be the Earth inhabited by "replacement" heroes like Kyle Rayner, Breach, and so on, but it's now apparently just Earth-Marvel Comics (not to be confused with Earth-5). To add to the idiocy, this story's going to dredge up Lord Havok again, which DC's editorial team went out of their way to avoid when Max Lord went all kooky. So you have a group of formerly dead faux Marvel characters inhabiting a world that should have been home to Kyle Rayner but now apparently belongs to Lieutenant America (lolz), headed by a villain that at one time was a robot that was possessed by the mind of Maxwell Lord, who also died but then came back as a cyborg, and then just a normal guy, only to come back and die again.

    It just seems like a thoroughly pointless story only designed to cash in on Countdown. But who knows, maybe it'll rock, and I'm happy to see DC using its other Earths, even if it's not one I particularly care about.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hmm, a team made of thinly veiled Marvel knock-offs? Count me in.

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  • BriareosBriareos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You know what would be cool? A series about all the "replacement heroes" set on an Earth where they were never replacements. No cross-overs though. They have no idea about any multiverse or alternate timelines or anything of the sort. Just straight, non-confusing, linear continuity. No "grittier heroes", no heroes that decide they need to take over the world in order to run things right. Just the DCU, but different. Everything starts in the mid to late Twentieth Century. For example, Kyle Rayner, not Hal Jordan, became the Green Lantern on this Earth, even though Hal Jordan existed.


    Oh wait. This HAS already been done. In Supreme Power. Thank you, Marvel, for canceling a fuck-awesome comic.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It's not canceled so much as on hiatus. They're bringing it back sometime near the end of this year or early next year.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I hope it's a mature audiences title again.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hooray wants more fish-woman titties.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Who doesn't?

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Hooray wants more fish-woman titties.

    That's only half-true!

    But mostly I think Nighthawk is a mature man who needs to be in some mature situations.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You just want more fish titties?

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You just want more fish titties?

    Sex with a fish? Preposterous! Do you have any idea how hard it is to find one that's the right size?

    And of course, after throwing the first back, the rest know to stay the hell away from my boat.

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  • BriareosBriareos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I read the second volume on the subway one day. Little did I suspect that there would be lots and lots of female nudity. I was a little embarassed, but I didn't have anything else to read. I imagine anyone around me who happened to notice what I was reading probably thought me a pervert.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Briareos wrote: »
    I read the second volume on the subway one day. Little did I suspect that there would be lots and lots of female nudity. I was a little embarassed, but I didn't have anything else to read. I imagine anyone around me who happened to notice what I was reading probably thought me a pervert.

    Aren't you?

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  • BriareosBriareos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well, yeah. But I don't usually like to advertise it on the subway. My perversions don't involve public displays of anything.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Briareos wrote: »

    Oh wait. This HAS already been done. In Supreme Power. Thank you, Marvel, for canceling a fuck-awesome comic.

    Yeah, I remember they restarted that book and made it a non-mature title so they could get a better audience

    THAT worked out

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Full solicits are up!

    Looks like a good month to me.

    Cover of the month -

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Woohoo.

    Dini in October. Maybe we'll get two in a row come november.

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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 July 2007
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    trippin balls man

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Woohoo.

    Dini in October. Maybe we'll get two in a row come november.

    Done, good sir. Enjoy my alternate cover picks instead.

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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 July 2007
    all in all it looks like a good month

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Shit is going down in the Sinestro Corps War.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    "Wally, seriously...we're taking your kids away until you make them some better costumes damnit."

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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 July 2007
    Blankspace wrote: »
    The Countdown Tie-Ins are getting a bit ridiculous.

    I mean,
    Countdown to Adventure
    Countdown to Mystery
    Gotham Underground
    The Earth-3 Special
    The Earth-8 Special
    The Search for Ray Palmer.

    Not to mention the tie-in issues of normal ongoings.

    Let's see, for October we have:

    Countdown (30-26)
    Countdown to Mystery #2
    Countdown to Adventure #3
    Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists #1
    Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Syndicate #1
    Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #1 (Countdown Tie-In)
    Detective Comics #837 (Countdown Tie-In)
    Death of the New Gods #1-2 (Countdown Tie-In)
    Gotham Underground #1 (Countdown Tie-In)
    Birds of Prey #111 (Countdown Tie-In)
    Countdown Special: The Flash 80-Page Giant (doesn't really count, though)

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  • JCMJCM Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    Fuck it, Im buying this.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Like I said.


    Ridiculous.

    I mean, Countdown isn't an event necessarily, but it has more tie-ins than most events.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You wanted alternate earth stories. YOu got em.

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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 July 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    You wanted alternate earth stories. YOu got em.

    i wanted series

    not tie-ins

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah, I wanted The Adventures of The Earth-4 heroes, or Earth-8(When it was Kyle Rayner's Earth, not Lord Havok's)'s Adventures.


    Not, Oh hey Kyle Rayner and Donna and Jason are gonna explore this world now, kay? and it's gonna all tie-in to the Countdown story which I'm not even reading anymore.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Some don't really need the Countdown logo on it though.

    As far as I know, Countdown to Mystery and Countdown to Adventure just have Countdown backup stories, with the main stories being self contained.

    Gotham Underground is just another gang war, though it sounds good.

    Captain Carrot, well..it's Captain Carrot.

    I don't care how many there are, asl ong as they're good.
    Blankspace wrote: »
    Yeah, I wanted The Adventures of The Earth-4 heroes, or Earth-8(When it was Kyle Rayner's Earth, not Lord Havok's)'s Adventures.





    Not, Oh hey Kyle Rayner and Donna and Jason are gonna explore this world now, kay? and it's gonna all tie-in to the Countdown story which I'm not even reading anymore.

    So then you don't buy them . It's a simple solution.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm probably not going to, however I can complain that putting a bajillon tie-ins to a story that probably could have been self-contained is ridiculous.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Im a little upset though that there is still no McKeever on BoP.

    No Nicola Scott either!

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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 July 2007
    I'm upset at that Wonder Woman cover

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    I'm upset at that Wonder Woman cover

    Why? No koalas?

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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 July 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    I'm upset at that Wonder Woman cover

    Why? No koalas?

    No Wonder Boy

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith, did you really think DC was gonna let the Wonder Boy cover pass?

    I wish they did, it was beautiful.

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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 July 2007
    they should make a variant with it

    and when you open it up

    every page says FAG FAG FAG FAG FAG

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    I am very pumped for Batman and the Outsiders.

    Bedard is a pretty good writer and I love some of the members.

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