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Old 09-30-2018, 11:38 AM   #1101
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I don't think DC has had an "event book" like Doomsday Clock come out on time since... ever.

Since I'm not picking up too many books right now, I'm just reading Doomsday Clock as its own story and not worrying where it fits in with DC's completely broken timeline, anyway. So far it's one of the best things I've read in ages. I don't care where it "fits"; it's more important that it's really, really good.
What did you think of the preview of Grant Morrision's The Green Lantern? Oa was memtioned in dialogue so I guess that is back. That is good. Art is not bad, but the art has been consistent in style even if it was not Van Sciver or Reis so it will take some getting used to.

I am only getting two other books from DC and switching from Batman to Detective for an arc aside from Doomsday Clock. I was mainly curious because I would like to have Wally West back, the real one. As much ofba Bronze Age shipper that I am, Wally West becoming The Flash was one of the best developments in comics.
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:17 PM   #1102
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I haven't been keeping up with much, honestly. Buying comics takes me far out of my way to the nearest shop, and I can't buy too much anyway due to the budget, so I don't really keep up with what's going on. They really lost me with New 52, and I'm aware that they're slowly trying to "fix" everything, but it's still not the "real" DCU from 1986-2010 so I'm less inclined to care. My main focus when I do shop, is just picking up a handful of books and filling in the gaps from that the era when I actually cared. Sh*t's too expensive now.

The last few times I went, I picked up Doomsday Clock and some of Bendis's new Superman run. Bendis's stuff is... okay. People are right about his dialog; that guy has never heard anyone have an actual conversation. Oof.

Zarius: The most recent issue I picked up of Doomsday Clock was the Marionette/Mime origin issue. So I'm a little behind. I did feel a little bit lied to, when they kept touting in the previews that Superman was the centerpiece of the whole thing, but I'm used to being lied to by the people presenting my fiction so I kinda let that go so I could enjoy the story they're actually telling. Which has been really, really good.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:20 AM   #1103
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I'm barely holding on to DC at the moment. Poor Wonder Woman's had about 4040450 different writers since the Rebirth phase began, hers is the least stable of the trinity creatively.

Like Leo said, Bendis is OK and his Superman books at least have different flavors to them despite having the same voice, but I do miss the Super-Family. Fortunately we still have Adventures of the Super-Sons filling the void.

I've dropped Batman completely and have no interest in Catwoman. King really dropped the ball with the Bat-Wedding and both have come out in worse shape than before.

Williamson's Flash is pretty good, and Abnett is still delivering a solid Aquaman.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:55 PM   #1104
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Only like three people in all of recorded history were any good at writing Wonder Woman, and they all appeared between 1986 and 2005. She's had such a lousy run. Real shame.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #1105
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:30 PM   #1106
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Between changing Dick's name and changing Superman's costume to not have trunks, DC sure makes a lot of creative decisions based on jokes made by grade-school children, or those with the mentality thereof. It makes them look incredibly insecure.

At least they finally caved in and brought Superman's proper costume back.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:44 PM   #1107
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Between changing Dick's name and changing Superman's costume to not have trunks, DC sure makes a lot of creative decisions based on jokes made by grade-school children, or those with the mentality thereof. It makes them look incredibly insecure.

At least they finally caved in and brought Superman's proper costume back.
This whole arc with Dick Grayson being shot by KG Beast is a result of Bane trying to take the light out of Batman's life. That is a guarantee, but why can it not be isolated to one arc to help strengthen Grayson's character? Barbara Gordon is going through something similar where she cannot rely on her brain after the chip was damaged by an upgraded old foe. Why not use it to do the same with Grayson? Why not use it to bring them together? Is this Dan Didio's fault?

I didn't mean to go on a whole in-depth history on Bronze Age Batman,Leo656. I just spent more time than I sholud about Dick Grayson's transition from Robin to Nightwing, what should have been done with Jason Todd, and own several runs in that era. Its a nerd passion area so sorry about that.


This whole thing with Dick, Wally, and others is making me think of a new thread, should protegees surpass their mentor? Should characters age after a certain point? Hmmm...
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:03 PM   #1108
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Is this Dan Didio's fault?
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:09 PM   #1109
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Is this Dan Didio's fault?
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Most things are. Carlin or Bust.
Should have let Paul Levitz do his thing. I would have liked to have seen Bob Rozakis take on a higher executive role.

I hate the guy the way Andrew hates Geoff Johns and Zarius hates Dan Slott. Its because my favorite characters are known to be hated by Didio (Dick, Barbara, Wally) and my brothers' as well, Beetle and Booster. If something stupid is done by DC I automatically think, "That is Dan's stupid idea that should have never left his brain. Why allow the fool to continue?".
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:38 AM   #1110
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So this may be on the cards for Superman...Clark Kent gets cucked by himself!

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So this may be on the cards for Superman...Clark Kent gets cucked by himself!

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Well damn.
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Bendis is launching an in-continuity teen imprint, with Conner Kent returning alongside Young Justice

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I assume that's Tim Drake in the ol' red and green?
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The only thing DC knows what to do with Dick Grayson is annoy me.

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The only thing DC knows what to do with Dick Grayson is annoy me.

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2020, this'll be a forgotten memory. No lasting power.

Still a fvcking terrible decision.

So, M&R... would you rather have Jason Todd still dead, or Dick Grayson not deal with this BS storyline?
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I assume that's Tim Drake in the ol' red and green?
Yes, Bendis confirmed it was Tim at the panel yesterday
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2020, this'll be a forgotten memory. No lasting power.

Still a fvcking terrible decision.

So, M&R... would you rather have Jason Todd still dead, or Dick Grayson not deal with this BS storyline?
Jason Todd be dead. Didio will find some way of messing with Dick Grayson if not this way. Yet I cant blame him for Dick being a killer. That is Jason Better off Dead Todd's thing.

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Old 10-06-2018, 01:45 AM   #1119
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Bendis talks more about Wonder Comics and what he has planned for Jon Kent

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So Bendis has also confirmed that Tim Drake is taking back the Robin name

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