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Vic_Viper

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Had our first Econ 301 quiz today and a large majority of the class failed it pretty hard. This teacher is nuts. I fear for the rest of the semester now lol.
 
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Gotham City Monsters seems very cool, but I don't know much of these characters.

What's the run up to it? Bendis Action Comics, Event Leviathan, GCM. Isn't there an old Shade or Frankenstein book that was supposed to be good?
From the preview it looks like it's returning to the fallout from Night of the Monster Men.
I, Vampire was a really great N52 launch comic with the vampire dude, and this Frankenstein debuted in Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers, which is amazing.
 

hipsterpants

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm really curious where Spider-Man will end up once Spencer's done. The meta-commentary by Peter this issue, along with other things going on, has me thinking he's going to try to push past the endless Spider-Man continuity cycle.

aka Aunt May is so fucking dead lol
 

R0b1n

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Jun 29, 2018
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The more I think of it the more I like the idea of an actual medical-focused strange series

I'm really curious where Spider-Man will end up once Spencer's done. The meta-commentary by Peter this issue, along with other things going on, has me thinking he's going to try to push past the endless Spider-Man continuity cycle.

aka Aunt May is so fucking dead lol
As long as she isn’t an actress this time
 

Ahsoka

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Has anyone here read anything they wouldn’t have othewise read, just because it said Year of the Villain on it?

Does anyone here think it had a positive effect on a book you were already reading?
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Has anyone here read anything they wouldn’t have othewise read, just because it said Year of the Villain on it?

Does anyone here think it had a positive effect on a book you were already reading?
We're lucky if I read the things I would normally read. Usually I buy my books, read a couple, then forget they all exist until the following Monday before the new books come out and rush to get through them.
 

Aizō

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope ya'll remembered to pick up today's most important release.

My friend and I looked at that, looked at the interiors, laughed, and decided to stop talking about Raptor Cop.
Has anyone here read anything they wouldn’t have othewise read, just because it said Year of the Villain on it?

Does anyone here think it had a positive effect on a book you were already reading?
No to the first, but I will probably read a collection of the stand alone ones from my library one day.

As for the second question, it set up the next TEC arc, which could be good or bad.
 

ElNarez

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Oct 28, 2017
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I think the neat thing about Year of the Villain is that the setup is just "hey one of your character's villains shows up and they've got a big time upgrade", so there isn't really a need or an obligation to fit it all in a single timeline. You're not missing on anything if you're not reading Catwoman, but if you do, there's a cool reminder that everything is connected and it's all the same universe.
 

Ahsoka

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Sprawling and crossing over to too many stuff, yes. But the core concept is simple, maybe too simple. Lex goes around powering up villains so the general public loses hope in the heroes and perpetua awakens as a result of everyone believing more in DOOM

When it’s typed out like this it sounds worse jeez
I think the only thing that would have made it interesting would have been if had been a thing we just started noticing, but that was never called out or promoted. Then at some point announce your event.

The way they did it, though, giving it its own one-shot and logo and slapping a banner all over a bunch of books...that just made me feel like they went overboard trying to treat a pretty minor thing like it was actually a big deal.

So for me, it’s just the presentation of it that was a misfire.
 

bluexy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sprawling and crossing over to too many stuff, yes. But the core concept is simple, maybe too simple. Lex goes around powering up villains so the general public loses hope in the heroes and perpetua awakens as a result of everyone believing more in DOOM

When it’s typed out like this it sounds worse jeez
lol
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sprawling and crossing over to too many stuff, yes. But the core concept is simple, maybe too simple. Lex goes around powering up villains so the general public loses hope in the heroes and perpetua awakens as a result of everyone believing more in DOOM

When it’s typed out like this it sounds worse jeez
I mean its not all that really impactful, aside from the core Justice League book. All the other books, it doesnt really change anything, besides the respective villain gaining some new upper hand.
 

R0b1n

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Wow, Zdarsky really writes a good spider-man in daredevil. Issues like this make me think he maybe wants to write Spider-Man more than Daredevil

Also I can’t believe it, but the owl was actually cool in this?
 

bluexy

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Wow, Zdarsky really writes a good spider-man in daredevil. Issues like this make me think he maybe wants to write Spider-Man more than Daredevil

Also I can’t believe it, but the owl was actually cool in this?
Is Zdarsky legit a top 5/top 10 writer in the industry now? He's obviously always been great since Sex Criminals kicked off, but Marvel giving him all these books in 2019 and him not just doing well but doing great across them all... he's gotta be in that conversation, ya?
 

jon bones

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everytime i want to start Event Leviathan i'm always like - i should read Percy Green Arrow first, and 52 to figure out what The Question's deal is
 

R0b1n

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I think the only thing that would have made it interesting would have been if had been a thing we just started noticing, but that was never called out or promoted. Then at some point announce your event.

The way they did it, though, giving it its own one-shot and logo and slapping a banner all over a bunch of books...that just made me feel like they went overboard trying to treat a pretty minor thing like it was actually a big deal.

So for me, it’s just the presentation of it that was a misfire.
Ah yes, this I agree entirely with. It feels too small for something linked to so many titles, at least so far. I don’t know, maybe I’m just suffering from event fatigue
 

Ahsoka

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everytime i want to start Event Leviathan i'm always like - i should read Percy Green Arrow first, and 52 to figure out what The Question's deal is
I completely understand this impulse, and I approach many things the same way.

But more and more lately (like within the last year and a half), I’ve tried to embrace just saying “fuck it” and jumping into more things.

I think I have a little bit of anxiety about missing context, and that definitely hasn’t gone away at all, but it’s been nice to prove to myself that I’m actually fine if I just jump into things.

That was a lot of me rambling for no reason, so I’ll be quiet now. :P