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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2011, 03:20:31 PM »

another bit on Supes, with this bit making me facepalm:

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Action Comics won’t flash back to when Kal-El crash-lands on Earth, but DiDio says that when this Superman is introduced, it is after both his adopted parents have died and he is acting as a vigilante working outside the law — a nod to his original roots as a people’s hero.
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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2011, 03:30:19 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 20, 2011, 03:20:31 PM

another bit on Supes, with this bit making me facepalm:

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Action Comics won’t flash back to when Kal-El crash-lands on Earth, but DiDio says that when this Superman is introduced, it is after both his adopted parents have died and he is acting as a vigilante working outside the law — a nod to his original roots as a people’s hero.

This gives me hope that this will go disastrously for DC and they will be back to the old numbering system and lore within a year. Sounds SOOOOOO bad.
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2011, 03:33:55 PM »

This line kills me "The series’ first storyline will explore the origins of Superman’s costume, as it evolves from a look that includes jeans and work boots to a new look: a suit of battle armor that pays tribute to his Kryptonian past."

SUPERMAN DOES NOT NEED BATTLE ARMOR! HE IS FREAKING SUPERMAN! HIS BODY IS HIS ARMOR! ARRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Coplocks rant over).
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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2011, 04:21:58 PM »

I'm with scraper.  supes + battle armor = dumb
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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2011, 04:31:21 PM »

maybe it'll have jets on it to help him fly.
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« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2011, 02:04:08 AM »

Ok, I admit that I have a blind spot when it comes to comics, but when I see a quote like this:

"Timeless and modern, classic and contemporary, but younger, brasher and more brooding, this is Superman. The New Man of Tomorrow."

I'm thinking it is time for TPTB to reread Kingdom Come.
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« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2011, 04:39:45 PM »

the new look for Red Robin:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/07/23/lots-more-dc-new-52-art-with-hawk-and-dove-teen-titans-legion-lost-and-more/teentitans_101_10_600_asdjfkhasdsakl12/

Falcon is going to be ticked his costume got ripped off....
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« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2011, 04:54:04 PM »

OK, I kinda like the new Supergirl look:

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« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2011, 02:57:39 PM »

for those wondering what events may have been removed from the rebooted continuity:

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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2012, 03:59:08 AM »

so, anyone else still following the new 52?  it seems to be working very well for DC.  I fell behind on my reading, but I just read the first 5 issues of Justice League Dark and quite liked it.  Kinda regretting not jumping on with a couple of other series, and DC seems to be taking their sweet own time getting the collected editions out which makes it even more unlikely that I'll catch up with them.

on another note, 6 of the new titles are going away to make room for 6 new ones, the 'Second Wave':

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DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” includes:

    BATMAN INCORPORATED – Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Chris Burnham. The acclaimed ongoing writer of ACTION COMICS, Grant Morrison, presents a fresh take on BATMAN INCORPORATED, in which the Batman brand is franchised globally in preparation for a major international threat.

    EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.

    WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.

    DIAL H – Writer: China Miéville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China Miéville, this is a bold new take on a cult classic concept about the psychological effects on an everyman who accidentally gains powers to become a hero.

    G.I. COMBAT – Writer: J.T. Krul. Artist: Ariel Olivetti. Featuring the return of a classic DC Comics series, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT, along with rotating back-up stories and creative teams – including THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, with writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian; and THE HAUNTED TANK, with writer John Arcudi and artist Scott Kolins.

    THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.

The six new series will replace BLACKHAWKS, HAWK AND DOVE, MEN OF WAR, MISTER TERRIFIC, O.M.A.C. and STATIC SHOCK, all of which will conclude with their eighth issues in April.

and they're already getting ready for a massive crossover with the Batman books: The Night of the Owls, which spans every Bat-book in May.

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Spinning out of events in "Batman" and April prelude issues of that title and "Nightwing," the story will see its spine unfold in the pages of the titular Bat title starting with May's #9 as the attack of the Court of Owls echoes throughout the line in comics like "Nightwing," "Batwing," "Batman & Robin," "Batgirl," "Birds of Prey," "Batman: The Dark Knight," "Catwoman," "Red Hood And The Outlaws" and "All-Star Western." And to go deeper into the event, CBR is turning its regular Batman coverage into THE OWL SIGNAL – week of special interviews highlighting some of the event's biggest tie-ins.


it's going to interesting because Avengers vs X-Men is also going on in May, which means I'll be buying an additional 15 comics I normally don't get that month.
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« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2012, 01:19:51 PM »

Enjoying what I've read so far, which has been Batman, Batgirl, Batwoman, Detective Comics, and Catwoman. Supergirl too, which has been an interesting one. I like the artwork in all of them, and the stories have been pretty good. Lots of tie-ins as well.
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« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2012, 02:55:54 PM »

Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Suicide Squad, Batman and both Legion of Superheroes titles are on my must read list each month.  The first two are stellar.  Suicide Squad has surprised the heck out of me and I'm enjoying the hell out of that one.  It's definitely NOT the comic I expected to like as much as I do.  As for the Legion, they're hit and miss but I've been reading LoS comics since I was 6 and I don't plan on ever breaking the habit. 
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« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2012, 09:13:03 PM »

For someone in the know, can you clarify how the new 52 story works? I read this on Wikipedia:

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Much of Batman's history and timeline remains intact. With the exception of Stephanie Brown, all of the Robins have been accounted for and Barbara Gordon has spent time as Oracle, recently returning as Batgirl. The stories build on recent developments, and Bruce Wayne is again the only Batman.

So it seems there is established backstory for Batman that you are assumed to know. However, contrary to this, they have changed Superman's past in a lot of ways. How does that work exactly? If certain things happened in the past for Batman when he interacted with, say Lois Lane, those things didn't actually happen, but other things did?

I guess my question is, if you pick up Batman #1, is the assumption that you know what happened to Robin #4? If you want to pick up a superhero comic without any baggage, is it better to go back and just read a Marvel Ultimate's title?
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« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2012, 09:42:53 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on June 13, 2012, 09:13:03 PM

For someone in the know, can you clarify how the new 52 story works? I read this on Wikipedia:

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Much of Batman's history and timeline remains intact. With the exception of Stephanie Brown, all of the Robins have been accounted for and Barbara Gordon has spent time as Oracle, recently returning as Batgirl. The stories build on recent developments, and Bruce Wayne is again the only Batman.

So it seems there is established backstory for Batman that you are assumed to know. However, contrary to this, they have changed Superman's past in a lot of ways. How does that work exactly? If certain things happened in the past for Batman when he interacted with, say Lois Lane, those things didn't actually happen, but other things did?

I guess my question is, if you pick up Batman #1, is the assumption that you know what happened to Robin #4? If you want to pick up a superhero comic without any baggage, is it better to go back and just read a Marvel Ultimate's title?

I'm only reading only the main Batman titles currently (Batman, Detective, Dark Knight, Batman & Robin and Batman Incorporated) but so far it appears most of Batman's recent history has remained intact.  He did 'die', was replaced by Dick Grayson, and then came back to link Wayne Enterprises to funding Batman Inc.  overall it was mostly new reader friendly at the relaunch, but getting into some of the titles may leave you with a bunch of questions now.  DC isn't helping by taking their good old time releasing collected editions of the new 52-  they're being staggered and some of the volume 1's are not due until November.

I have a feeling Stephanie Brown may be resurfacing soon-  the next arc for Batman & Robin is titles 'War of the Robins', where a mysterious third part clues in all the past Robins about the new Robin's habit of
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« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2013, 07:42:30 PM »

they're messing with Lobo in the New 52?

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We've already seen Lobo, the Main Man, in the pages of the New 52, right?

Wrong, says DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras. The character we saw before was an imposter, and the real Lobo, complete with a new slim redesign, is pissed.

"A ruthless killer, Lobo is on a quest to kill the man who has taken his name," Harras says in the latest "What's New in the New 52" column on the DC Comics blog.

While Rocafort initially went for a more traditional, brawny look, DC Comics settled on the new slender style to reflect his character as a "lean mean killing machine."

As for his story in the Villains Month special, Justice League #23.2: Lobo by Marguerite Bennet, Ben Oliver, Cliff Richards, and Daniel Brown, it will focus on the aforementioned hunt, and why this new model can be much scarier than the old, campy version.

new Lobo:



classic Lobo:

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« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2013, 03:47:18 AM »

The New 52 has kinda lost me. I like the Superman stories, but I don't care about them like I did during the post-Crisis continuity. I hate what they've done to Tim Drake.

It's weird to realize how attached I am to the versions of the DC characters I grew up with. All these books with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, but they're not *my* Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, so I kinda just don't care.

I've basically stopped reading everything but the Green Lantern books. And even with them, I'm just exhausted by the endless stream of End-of-the-universe-is-at-hand crises.
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« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2013, 10:31:55 PM »

well here's a crossover that may get you:

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« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2013, 12:37:51 AM »

Quote from: Fireball1244 on August 26, 2013, 03:47:18 AM

The New 52 has kinda lost me. I like the Superman stories, but I don't care about them like I did during the post-Crisis continuity. I hate what they've done to Tim Drake.

It's weird to realize how attached I am to the versions of the DC characters I grew up with. All these books with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, but they're not *my* Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, so I kinda just don't care.

I've basically stopped reading everything but the Green Lantern books. And even with them, I'm just exhausted by the endless stream of End-of-the-universe-is-at-hand crises.

I almost wrote something just like this, but ultimately didn't want to come across as bashing the topic. I gave the New 52 a chance, but have dropped almost everything DC. The apparent editorial mandates, last minute changes and creative differences with writers/artists I enjoy made getting invested in any of their new continuity futile - since they'll just change things in a couple months. Plus, I kind of liked all the history of the characters I grew up with all those years ago. Now, none of it happened. /shrug

(And I almost didn't post this again. Sorry. Hope others are enjoying the titles. Sales seem to suggest yes.)

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« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2013, 12:58:18 AM »

Quote from: Baroquen131 on August 28, 2013, 12:37:51 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on August 26, 2013, 03:47:18 AM

The New 52 has kinda lost me. I like the Superman stories, but I don't care about them like I did during the post-Crisis continuity. I hate what they've done to Tim Drake.

It's weird to realize how attached I am to the versions of the DC characters I grew up with. All these books with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, but they're not *my* Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, so I kinda just don't care.

I've basically stopped reading everything but the Green Lantern books. And even with them, I'm just exhausted by the endless stream of End-of-the-universe-is-at-hand crises.

I almost wrote something just like this, but ultimately didn't want to come across as bashing the topic. I gave the New 52 a chance, but have dropped almost everything DC. The apparent editorial mandates, last minute changes and creative differences with writers/artists I enjoy made getting invested in any of their new continuity futile - since they'll just change things in a couple months. Plus, I kind of liked all the history of the characters I grew up with all those years ago. Now, none of it happened. /shrug

(And I almost didn't post this again. Sorry. Hope others are enjoying the titles. Sales seem to suggest yes.)



no worries, feel free to come in a share your opinion.  personally I've been finding the Batman titles (just Batman, Detective, Dark Knight and Batman & <random person>)to be pretty dull since the reboot myself, and find myself really enjoying Justice League Dark and the new Constantine series.  I haven't touched any of the other series at all, mainly just because i was annoyed that they had some good ones going and canceled them, so out of spite I haven't been grabbing anything else, even if it is a tie-in to a crossover.  Next month they are having villains month, where everything is issue 23.1 (or even a 23.2, 23.4 or 23.4, depending on the series) that features a villain from that particular series rogue gallery.  yes, some of the series will have 4 separate issues next month while others won't have an issue at all.  it's the kickoff to a new huge crossover called Forever Evil, where the villains end up in charge.  Needless to say I won't be getting any DC comics next month as I don't care about the crossover and the rest of it feels like a cheap money grab.

not New 52 related, but I'm also like their new spin on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.  it started out as a mini-series, and became popular enough to become an ongoing series.
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