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COMICS!!!|OT| December 2018 |Face front, true believers!

Oct 25, 2017
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lololol, some random guy is getting the support tickets from people playing Fallout 76, instead of Bethesda. How does that even happen lol!?

Edit: wait, its even worse. Anyone who sent in a support ticket is now getting everyone else's. Anyone without Fallout 76, do not send in a support ticket lol!
 
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Isn't that gonna fuck up her ongoing? Or is this just for Heroes in Crisis since they don't know what the fuck they're doing with that comic?
Harleys comic may as well still be out of continuity. It rarely falls in line with the rest of the dcu. The heroes one is likely the same as suicide squad Harley.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I know people here were kinda down on Robinson's Detective Comics arc but I really like the idea of little stories in a Bat-book. Tynion's was a good run but I'd like to see episodic stuff as well.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Finished 52! What a run, despite a lot of minor nitpicks, I was thoroughly engaged and couldn't really put it down over the last couple weeks. Starting the Aftermath books which should add additional context to stuff like the Four Horsemen and the Crime Bible, but what a wild and weird ride. I think Black Adam also had a follow-up mini that I will definitely check out.

My major criticism is that some of the climactic ends didn't tie up very neatly or had some of the similar problems I felt were emblematic in Morrison's JLA run too(big confrontation or moment is met with blinding light and obscured "what am I looking at?" panels and suddenly...resolved! But how? What happened? I couldn't see shit! Here's some flimsy techno-nonsense or teaser for an explanation to come later in a future book maybe.). Some story beats were also completely ignored(or sidelined into other books?), and a few more not worth really getting into without a spoiler discussion. Still, very minor criticisms that only slightly tugged at me despite really enjoying the epic.

Thinking this might be a good time to break for other reading before jumping into Seven Soldiers/Morrison Batman/Final Crisis/Johns' GL. Almost six months I've been reading this Crisis run now.

Settle this for me: how do you pronounce Ra's Al Ghul? Is it like its spelled: Ra's, or is it Raashh?
I personally have opted to use the 'Ray-sh' pronunciation. I used to say Rah-zz though, but both could be wrong for all I know.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Green Arrow #47 - Well it's over now, which is nice. In general I just don't really get the message here - it's political but it doesn't jive at all with Ollie because his whole schtick is taking justice into his own hands. Like, you can't have a black-and-white "vigilantism is bad, trust the system" moral when your main character is a Robin Hood themed vigilante!

Batman #60 - I do like Batman going over the edge, and I do like seeing Gordon taking charge. The Penguin stuff was just... like, what the hell, man?

I'm a little bit convinced he was fucking that penguin. In general, this arc is a good pitch for "he should be in Arkham too," but I've always liked that Penguin was a completely sane guy with a weird gimmick, so not sure if I'm into that. Really curious where things are going with Thomas Wayne though!

Doomsday Clock #8 - Wow, surprise surprise, the Planet is "waiting and seeing" on the Moscow incident just because Superman is involved. They've always been meta-apologist trash, Christ what a rag.

An issue with almost no Watchmen content, and it's the best one so far? Hmm what a surprise.

What stood out to me here was... holy shit Bendis is completely going to tank whatever continuity they were trying to set up with Doomsday Clock, isn't he? By the time Rebirth "catches up" Lois is going to be the new Livewire and Superman will have his mullet back or some other similarly weird continuity snarls. I guarantee it.

Batman interjecting here was interesting, and almost felt like the seeds of DC Civil War (in a good way!), which makes me sad we only have four more issues to explore the metahuman conspiracy, because it's the most interesting part of the story and this is the first time it's been anything more than stage setting.

The Best Defense: Namor #1 - Slow start from Zdarsky which is not a surprise. This felt more like a preview of his Invaders series than a part of a larger narrative, but I guess that's kind of the point, after having read the Hulk issue. I'm not that hot on it, but that last page has me intrigued.

The Best Defense: Immortal Hulk #1 - This one just felt like a lost issue of the series proper. It's brilliant though - Di Meo doesn't QUITE fit the tone of the book, but it's serviceable. Loved seeing a Bruce-centric story since we haven't had much of him in the main book, and the use of Lee/Kirby/Ditko panels was brilliant.

Immortal Hulk #10 - Goddamn. First of all, again, Bennett's art, top notch. Praying this gets an OHC at some point, because those spooky Hulk eyes need to be seen in the largest print possible. The action here wasn't as strong as the last book (or the Avengers issue), and in general it felt like a "putting the pieces into place" chapter... but I'm still hooked.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Thought about it a bit more and jesus christ fuck the X-Office for what they did to Madrox, complete trash. I now know how some of you feel when a terrible retcon or whatever seems to destroy years of a character for no reason.
 
Aug 12, 2018
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Man what a great week.
Doomsday Clock is entering the finale.
Hulk is really ramping up the horror, and now we’re going to start to see payoff with the One Below All.
Shazam was great. Nice to have two Johns books come out on the same day.
King’s Batman was surprisingly good today.
Will be very interested to see where King plans to go with bringing Thomas Wayne into things.
Justice League was ok. I feel Snyder is abandoning this book to Tynion so he can go back to Batman with the upcoming Batman Who Laughs mini.
 
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Man what a great week.
Doomsday Clock is entering the finale.
Hulk is really ramping up the horror, and now we’re going to start to see payoff with the One Below All.
Shazam was great. Nice to have two Johns books come out on the same day.
King’s Batman was surprisingly good today.
Will be very interested to see where King plans to go with bringing Thomas Wayne into things.
Justice League was ok. I feel Snyder is abandoning this book to Tynion so he can go back to Batman with the upcoming Batman Who Laughs mini.
Snyder isn't abandoning JL he's already said this will be a really long run. The Doom issues were always scheduled to be done by Tynion.
 
Aug 12, 2018
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Snyder isn't abandoning JL he's already said this will be a really long run. The Doom issues were always scheduled to be done by Tynion.
Maybe Drowned Earth threw my perceptions off but I feel like Tynion is writing more and more of the book, beyond just the Legion issues. But the next arc is Manhunter and Hawkgirl focused, so we’ll see how that plays out.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Vinland Saga volume 7.

Not really sure where the story goes after this, it honestly feels like the ending to Thorfinn's story. If it ended here, though, it would be a fantastic end to his arc. Such an emotional volume, shit made me straight up cry 3 times. Such a beautiful American Comic Book.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What the fuck is wrong with you people? Not liking Mikel Janin? Dude does gorgeous work.
His latest issues for Batman have been major downgrades from his previous work. His issues in that one Bane run are fucking amazing but then you compare those to the newest issues and it's like two different people.

I don't dislike it as much as some others do but his work is looking more and more rigid and some panels it just straight up looks like some poorly articulated 3D models.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What the fuck is wrong with you people? Not liking Mikel Janin? Dude does gorgeous work.
His stuff in Grayson was gorgeous. Now it's clearer than ever he's tracing untextured 3D character models. Sometimes it looks like his art IS just untextured 3D models. I don't hate it suddenly, but it's an odd evolution for his work to take. Worth critiquing, imo anyway.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Read the first two issues of Mighty Thor and it's a definite improvement from the last, well, everything since Godbomb. But Roxxon/Dario is an awful villain - like an awful parody that takes me out of the story every time I see them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Homeworld
Batman Creature of the Night started at the same time, and I'm still waiting for issue #4. Bud, waiting two months between issues is NUTHIN to me.
Yeah but I forgot that book even existed.
8 issues in a year is more than I expected tbh.
I thought it would have been fast-tracked. Isn't this intended to bring the Watchmen into the main DCU? Or is this just a one-and-done story and then we'll never see the Watchmen again?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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We found out about the Watchmen joining the DC in May 2016. Obama was still present and the world made sense.
Batman Creature of the Night started at the same time, and I'm still waiting for issue #4. Bud, waiting two months between issues is NUTHIN to me.
Oh yeah, that was a thing as well.

I was excited for that one since it looked like Year One's art.
 
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Yeah but I forgot that book even existed.

I thought it would have been fast-tracked. Isn't this intended to bring the Watchmen into the main DCU? Or is this just a one-and-done story and then we'll never see the Watchmen again?
It was supposed to lead to a bunch of shit that has now presumably been changed.
 
Aug 12, 2018
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Man that shot of New Oa in Green Lantern is my shit. It makes Oa really feel like Police HQ for the universe, just gives off this great sense of scale that’s been missing from DC Cosmic recently.