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Old 11-06-2021, 05:53 PM   #2201
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Old 11-09-2021, 07:08 AM   #2202
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Justice League: Last Ride

I highly recommend picking up all seven issues of this, it's a great book, Chip Zdarsky is fast becoming one of the most treasured writers in the industry. He's very much the anti-Tom King, as King often starts with optimistic status quos then callously deconstructs them, Zdarsky is the opposite, taking tragic circumstances and forging hopeful stories out of them by the end.

It's definitely worth a read if you're a Hal fan too.

Just brilliant character work, and absolutely zero wokery.
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Old 11-09-2021, 08:17 AM   #2203
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Justice League: Last Ride

I highly recommend picking up all seven issues of this, it's a great book, Chip Zdarsky is fast becoming one of the most treasured writers in the industry. He's very much the anti-Tom King, as King often starts with optimistic status quos then callously deconstructs them, Zdarsky is the opposite, taking tragic circumstances and forging hopeful stories out of them by the end.

It's definitely worth a read if you're a Hal fan too.

Just brilliant character work, and absolutely zero wokery.
I ignored it because it was like an Elseworlds and seemed like a team up with Lobo. It had Hal Jordan, but I was not sure where it was going.

Speaking of Tom King, I was wondering what The Human Target was all about. It looks like a Whodunit guest starring Justice League International.
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Old 11-09-2021, 02:07 PM   #2204
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I ignored it because it was like an Elseworlds and seemed like a team up with Lobo. It had Hal Jordan, but I was not sure where it was going.
It is an elseworlds. It's also better than anything current DC is putting out. Don't dismiss it.
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Old 11-09-2021, 03:32 PM   #2205
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It is an elseworlds. It's also better than anything current DC is putting out. Don't dismiss it.
Okay,then. I will put it at the top of my to read list and do so on readcomiconline. In return I encourage you to check out the non-canon, but interesting Aquaman/Green Arrow: Deep Target 7 issue series.
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:12 PM   #2206
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Also, I didn't realize that Wally West is The Flash in it.

Why is John Stewart in it if Hal Jordan is?

How are Cyborg Superman and Brainiac melded together? Something like Luthoriac in Justice League season 4?
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:24 PM   #2207
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Okay,then. I will put it at the top of my to read list and do so on readcomiconline. In return I encourage you to check out the non-canon, but interesting Aquaman/Green Arrow: Deep Target 7 issue series.
Will do. Thanks. I actually didn't think it was non-canonical at first.
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:42 PM   #2208
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Will do. Thanks. I actually didn't think it was non-canonical at first.
I didn't realize it until I read it and as you read through the first issue you will see that it can't be a canon story.

Modernized Silver Age schnanegins. I will not spoil it beyond that. Despite that Aquaman is all emo and badass.
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Old 11-12-2021, 02:47 PM   #2209
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The Justice League Queer will have a story featured in the DC Winter special

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Just saw this. I made a thread about it too. It's the technodrome forums and one of these is not like the rest though, so my thread will die on the vine.
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Old 11-12-2021, 03:37 PM   #2210
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How does DC plan to hype up the sequel to Shazam? By having Billy Batson sacrifice his powers and give them to his sister Mary

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Old 11-12-2021, 05:48 PM   #2211
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I used to really, really like Mary Marvel. Then during the time between Infinite Crisis/52 and Final Crisis they completely screwed her up and I haven't paid any attention since.

It's not like I was against the basic "heel turn" story, since they started off decent by delving into her insecurities and feelings of inadequacy and everything and that's why she was going "bad" in search of more power - the whole "Doing Bad Things for Good Reasons" thing - but then at one point as soon as she supposedly "learned her lesson" they immediately had her turn bad AGAIN and by that point it just made her look like a complete idiot who made incredibly bad decisions and had no common sense.

I know they tried to use DeSaad possessing her during Final Crisis as an "out" but that was super-duper lazy AND she'd already been completely ruined way before that whole thing happened. Never a fan of the whole "_______ killed a bunch of people and such, but it's okay, they were possessed, no harm no foul." It's just SO lazy; and as mentioned, it did nothing to excuse or explain all the terrible stuff she did BEFORE that story happened.

Maybe they've somehow managed to get the character back on track over the past decade, I have no idea.
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:02 PM   #2212
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I am really enjoying Taylor's run on Nightwing. Such a night and day difference between what immediately precedes this. It appears that a storytelling experiment is going to be done in the next issue,#87 due just ahead of Christmas. Not sure what to make of it, but I am fine with it.
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:51 AM   #2213
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I picked up a complete set of Crisis on Infinite Earths 1-12 issues 7.0-7.5 range. The overall cost was $68.38 which averages out to $5.70 an issue. I think it is a good investment considering what it is. I noticed getting sets are cheaper than individual issues.

Secret War though seems to go for $250-$300 for the whole set.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:32 AM   #2214
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Re: Action Comics this week

So i think I may have worked out Johnson/DC's angle in 'marking' the anniversary of the death of Superman...I don't think Clark is actually dead here, we'll find he survived, but the United Planets think he's dead and word from them will reach Earth, possibly with the video recording as 'evidence' and everyone, from the JL to Lois to Jon to every joe and jane public citizen will believe him to be dead and will mourn as such...while we the reader follow Clark in Action trying to recover and overcome Mongul Jr.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:57 AM   #2215
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I noticed an upcoming Nightwing issue crosses over with the Superboy limited series. Could I get away with ignoring the comic I don't collect?

Another observation which is probably obvious, a majority of the February releases are either diversity push or Bat titles (some of which cross both).

Good call on The Last Ride,Zarius. Read the first three issues thus far. Hope you picked up Deep Target.
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I noticed an upcoming Nightwing issue crosses over with the Superboy limited series. Could I get away with ignoring the comic I don't collect?
Just read the issue you would normally buy and find out. That's what people have been doing for decades of titular crossovers. Shouldn't be a big deal at all.
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G. Willow Wilson teasing a Poison Ivy project

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Old 12-03-2021, 06:56 AM   #2218
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The Clayface that appeared in the Nightwing annual was referred to as Preston, as in Preston Payne. He has to wear a containment suit and is the one Clayface who cannot shape-shift. What is up with that?
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:45 PM   #2219
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Every time this thread gets bumped I wonder who they turned gay this time.
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Every time this thread gets bumped I wonder who they turned gay this time.
I try to avoid that topic as much as possible and have retreated to the back issue bin. At DC it's either diverse trash or Bat related stuff, some even crosses over.

So I bought the actual issues of the 'Prey' arc in Legends of the Dark Knight and a set of the actual issues of Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, this has become my collection's crown jewel. So we can talk back issues!
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