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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Superman curse strikes again.

    Wonder Woman should be good, I've never read a bad thing from Azzerello. Think I spelled that right.

    Try to get my pick up's today.
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  • Exodus.Exodus. Joined: Posts: 7,016
    Hey, guys, what what DCnU books are worth picking up? I only just started reading comics a couple months ago, nothing in the DCU mostly X-Books, Legacy and UXF (once Regenesis happens I think I'm picking up Uncanny and WatXM, and dropping Legacy). I'm thinking about AC, DC, Batman, Batman n Robin, and Suicide Squad (for shits and giggles mostly, I just want to see Harley & Co. kill some people.) I've heard good stuff about Swamp Thing, mostly because of Snyder's work, and Animal man. Martian Manhunter seems like a cool character but I don't know anything about the book he's in.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Anyway, I read Action Comics and to my surprise I'm not impressed. This is supposed to be a younger Superman right? Well he's already in Metropolis, already best friends with Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane and Lex Luthor were in issue one. So what seperates this from a regular Superman comic exactly? That he's a jerk, wearing jeans and working for a rival newspaper? Um okay...
    I don't see what the problem is with him being friends with Lois and Jimmy. If anything this is a re-imaging of Supes' earlier years/days, so the writer can have liberties at how they want it to be written.
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  • Sensei RouzuSensei Rouzu Hero for fun Joined: Posts: 3,933
    Have you read the comic strip lately? It hasn't been funny in over 20 years. Joint was hysterical in the beginning, but the older Jim Davis got the more his sense of humor went out the window. Same thing happened to Schulz with Peanuts, but at least he had Rerun to give us a laugh here and there. Jim Davis has lots of characters he put out to pasture, it's basically the Garfield, Odie and Jon show. Either Garfield complains about Monday, eats a lot, kicks Odie off the table or makes fun of Jon being a dork. Wash / rinse / repeat for two decades...

    I had no idea that they still made Garfield comics.

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    I had no idea that they still made Garfield comics.

    And look at what today's (9/8/11) strip is! GARFIELD MAKES FUN OF JON BEING A DORK! Did I call it or what? :razzy:

    http://www.garfield.com/comics/todayscomic.html
  • BENSKIBENSKI ~V4~ Joined: Posts: 1,083
    Hey, guys, what what DCnU books are worth picking up? I only just started reading comics a couple months ago, nothing in the DCU mostly X-Books, Legacy and UXF (once Regenesis happens I think I'm picking up Uncanny and WatXM, and dropping Legacy). I'm thinking about AC, DC, Batman, Batman n Robin, and Suicide Squad (for shits and giggles mostly, I just want to see Harley & Co. kill some people.) I've heard good stuff about Swamp Thing, mostly because of Snyder's work, and Animal man. Martian Manhunter seems like a cool character but I don't know anything about the book he's in.

    Wuts up..well if your def trying to start reading comics, I advise to just start on the new 52 reboots atm. Then after you caught up maybe get in the brightest day/blackest night series or even hush for DC. All great reads.
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  • Rugal 3:16Rugal 3:16 Weisinger's disciple Joined: Posts: 462 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hehe So Far The Highest Rated (generally from all the boards i've come acrossed) Comic in reviews for this week is a Tie between Action Comics and Animal Man..

    So Picked Up Animal Man and Damn it was Good for what it is.
    Kurt Buseik: I am a Marvelite at heart, and I like Thor. So it did pain me to see Thor go down. However, in the depths of my heart, I knew this was the way it should turn out. Not because Superman is THE icon, but because even a post-Crisis Superman would win. Many will bring up Thor's ability to create vortexes and all of the other neat tricks Mjolnir can do, but Thor's history is to head in fist and hammer first, and unless he is on the ropes, Thor rarely utilizes his other abilities. I did find Superman's recognition of Thor as maybe his single greatest opponent an appeasement in light of Superman having died at the hands of Doomsday.

    "As for Superman and Thor, it's like he said -- where he comes from, the dials go up to eleven. Superman is stronger and faster, which is probably more about the scales of power in the universe he comes from, but it was enough to let him win a very tough battle. If they fought again tomorrow, it might go the other way. Since being more powerful doesn't make you a better character, I don't see it as a slight on Thor, just as the way things are..."
  • NoiNoiPinoyNoiNoiPinoy WorldWideDentist Joined: Posts: 224
    Wonder Woman should be good, I've never read a bad thing from Azzerello. Think I spelled that right.

    That's good. Remember reading somewhere that it'll be more 'horror' than 'superhero'. Huh? lol
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    Batman Inc #8-
    Too friggin' good, it's sad to see Morrison off the Bat books soon, but it'll be a great run non the less.

    Flashpoint-
    I liked Frankenstein, Project Superman, LoD and Batman, and the last 2 issues were pretty good. Overall IMO, Flashpoint (main book) was pretty good.

    Jonah Hex #70-
    A nice last issue, looking forward to the upcoming new series X3

    Justice League 1-
    Really good start IMO, hopefully the upcoming issues keep up with the quality.

    Superman Beyond #0-
    Really liked this issue, any word on if this is a prelude to a mini or such?
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    First look/preview for Superboy #1 and Batman and Robin #1
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    That's good. Remember reading somewhere that it'll be more 'horror' than 'superhero'. Huh? lol

    Is it? If so that is awesome, I'm a big Horror nut so influences would be nice.
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  • NoiNoiPinoyNoiNoiPinoy WorldWideDentist Joined: Posts: 224
    Is it? If so that is awesome, I'm a big Horror nut so influences would be nice.

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  • Reason4UReason4U Joined: Posts: 4,801
    I love the start of the New 52 for the Justice League. But I'll miss batman incorporated, at least it ended with Bats and Cats getting some lovin' in before the end of their world ( relaunch). I loved Hal and Bruce two of my favs. I like the supes new book and I hate supes. As long as Wonder woman is good and Flash is on point then I'll be happy.

    Hopefully this means new love triangles and I can avoid having to read about Damien Wayne ever again lol. I REALLY hope this means Supes stays depowered and can be hurt which keeps him interesting. I also REALLY hope they make Cheetah a real threat or come up with something better for Diana to fight which gives her an Iconic villain to play off of for years to come.

    Heres hoping cheers all! BTW Marvel is confusing as hell right now so I think most of my time will be here until they sort that mess out.
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    I want to jump aboard and I've read Static Shock, Action Comics, Green Arrow and Batwing. Honestly though I have a feeling that this will be temporary for the next epic "52 multiverse mega event"
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    DC wise I goooot:

    Detective Comics #1.
    Justice League International #1.
    Swamp Thing #1.
    Green Arrow #1.
    Batman: Gates of Gotham #4 and #5.
    Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #3.

    Read Detective Comics and JLI already (You guys knew I would) And I LOVE JLI, pretty much the same as the Maxwell Lord stuff which means perfect, great voice and idea.

    Detective felt so....rushed. I liked what he was trying to establish it just felt like he wanted to accomplish it so fast. For anyone who follows my Bat rants you know this has always been my problem when it comes to Tony S. Daniel, he just cannot slow down and keep a steady pace to save his life and I feel that works against a good Batman story. His ideas are good, but something that should have been six issues is solved in three and feels so ho-hum. I'll keep getting for completions sake, but I fear it won't improve in the long run.

    His new villain introduction however, has me intriqued.
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    The ripped joker face was priceless.
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    The ripped joker face was priceless.

    Yeah was a cool ending shot, I do like Daniels art despite the haters. Also Batman speculating on if Joker kills everyone naked was both funny and disturbing.

    I can't tell when this is set, Gordon is A LOT younger and the Police are still weary. This whole reboot that isn't a reboot is damn confusing, I literally have no idea which comic is set when other than Justice League.
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  • BENSKIBENSKI ~V4~ Joined: Posts: 1,083
    I dnt know..I liked Oracle but its nice seeing Barbara as batgirl again handling business...mixed feelings bout this :/
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Fuck Barbera/Batgirl/Simon, and people buying into it since the comic is actually out now. Where are all the haters now? I think it's just me, my gf and uh...that's it.

    Swamp Thing #1 was decent, has some nice potential depending on where they go for it. Right now it feels like Plant Spectre which isn't all that bad of an idea.
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  • BENSKIBENSKI ~V4~ Joined: Posts: 1,083
    Anyone read animal man?
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    They just completely canned Stephanie Brown. After I read it, they showed her getting shot and all. But it looks like oracle got erased as well.
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    smh, what am I talking bout..For some reason I thought she was only in the chair for 6 months. I re read it it says 3 yrs. nm I dnt know what I was thinking at that time :/
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    I heard she was healed "magically".

    Also at my local store Batgirl sold out before Detective comics.

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    Magically healed in the Batman world only means Lazarus pit lol. Bruce was like " time to get up and do some work..go swim." He aint having that.
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Good point.
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  • Exodus.Exodus. Joined: Posts: 7,016
    I read Animal Man. I liked it, don't know too much about the character or "The Red." The dream sequence that introduced the Three Hunters was awesome and really quite freaky. The first half of the book caught me up to the character quite well, his family/powers/past, and the second part starting with the dream sets up for where I hope the series goes. I really liked it, but take my review with a grain of salt I'm new to the comic book world heh
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    Justice League #4..Any thoughts on how Aquaman look? To me nothing really drastic changed.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Looks cool =)
    The chain and spear look odd though XD and what's up with jewerly on his neck?
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Looks cool =)
    The chain and spear look odd though XD and what's up with jewerly on his neck?

    How else would he be an underwater pimp? Looks good, just a variation on his classic outfit which is all that was needed.
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    I like how clark is like floating in the back lol.
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    Hah didn't notice Supes til you mentioned it XD.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    That...sounds like something Batman would do =V
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  • Exodus.Exodus. Joined: Posts: 7,016
    Batman's with aquaman on the cover.

    Also really enjoying the 4 DC books i got, AM AC ST BW (Animal Man being my favorite.) But can anybody explain Flashpoint's ending? I've heard about the Red Cloaked Mystery Person and now she's showing up in the background of the books I got, any idea on who she is?
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  • BENSKIBENSKI ~V4~ Joined: Posts: 1,083
    Well Flash went back to time to save his mother from dying. He didnt know that would it cause a big change in the current timeline(Bruce died, and Thomas Wayne being Batman; Amazonian and the Atlantis are fighting each other as to who would conquer everything. Superman was nowhere to be found, later on showed he was kept secret and experimented on etc..Well pretty much Zoom told him what he has done and caused everything. So he decided to run back and stopped himself from running back to save his mother from dying. In the event I believe he did something to the timelines and fused alot of parts together. So when he went back, he saw bruce as Batman but he is already wearing the DC reboot outfit. So stuff got changed beacuse of flash. This starts off the new DC universe that we see now..Srry if its a bad explanation lol.
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  • Reason4UReason4U Joined: Posts: 4,801
    Ahh poor DC it gonna take Aquaman actually raping Diana to undo the damage that that Justice League cartoon did. I gotta give DC credit tho, they keep trying to make aquaman cooler and get respect in the public's eye.

    I wish them luck but him beating up Supes, GL, and Bats is dumb and will do more harm than good imo. I hope thats not where this is going with that cover. IMO Aquaman needs a Barry Allen moment in the Justice league movie or something and that'll really make people go " oh Aquaman IS kinda cool" but making him into a some hardass in the comics won't help and I hope they don't do it.

    I don't care about him much so whatever as long as Bats books are still godlike the GL books stay good, WonderWoman books get better (somewhere near Simone level) I'll be happy. Flash should have a HUGE role maybe the biggest because this is all his doing in the first place.
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    Its bout time Aquaman gets his dues..He is poorly represented in DC. Hoping for the best, that he would be a contender.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Isn't it the deeper you are in the ocean the higher the pressure?
    Imagine Aquaman training in such a low pressure ala Goku did with the gravity in DBZ =P
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Its bout time Aquaman gets his dues..He is poorly represented in DC. Hoping for the best, that he would be a contender.

    To be fair Geoff has written Aquaman quite well for over a year. As a big fan of the character (Yes really, I always had faith in his design) he does the job admirably. People just kind of forget Brightest Day ever happened it seems and Aquaman wasn't a part of it or something.

    His new comic should be good as well.
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    Batman and Robin #1 was dope! Glad that Tomasi knocked the Bruce and Damian relationship right out of the park.

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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Am I the only one who read OMAC #1?
    Art could've gone with better inking but it was kickass non the less IMO.

    EDIT: OH YEAH, does anyone have DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock Vol. 3? Is it worth picking up?
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