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Postby Blue Monday » Sat May 12, 2018 3:25 am

Superman #45: Got my stack for the past fortnight so getting caught up on my DC stuff. Last issue of Tomasi and Gleason's run, and it's great; warm, heartfelt and a thoughtful nod/look back on the past 40 or so issues. I loved the visual of Lois carrying the Kents postbox from the Hamilton farm around, not really wanting to let go. In fact, the whole issue is rife with meta-commentary from Tomasi and Gleason, also not wanting to let go but accepting that "change is inevitable" and even use of Robert Frost's "Nothing gold can stay", the two foremost themes of the issue. If it wasn't already apparent before, the duo have been moved from the book so Bendis can come in and take over the entire line. At least they got to end their run on their own terms and in their own style, befitting of the series.

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It's sad Tomasi and Gleason won't be able to continue their story, but to be honest, this series hasn't really been good or consistent post-Superman Reborn. Bizarroverse was the best arc since Black Dawn; a lot of the issues between them were fill-ins from other writers and artists, and I can only recall liking the Sinestro/Parallax two-parter, and the James Robinson penned Suicide Planet.

I don't get why for the past eight months or more, the series was written/compiled by these kind of stand-in stories and content. Maybe Tomasi and Gleason ran out of steam. Maybe not, as I saw someone else speculate that editorial may have done it intentionally to give more limelight to Jurgen's Oz Effect story over in Action Comics, which was running in parallel.

Regardless, I'm going to miss this period of Superman, the township of Hamilton, its fare, the school, the farm, Kathy and Maya (hopefully we will keep seeing them in Supersons) and that evil alien cow that produces mind control juices (which is also now the receptacle of Manchester Black) :nyao:
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Postby Blue Monday » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:26 am

New analysis from Rikdad on the latest Doomsday Clock issue: http://rikdad.blogspot.com/2018/06/doom ... ock-5.html

Always love reading this guy's thoughts, he always manages to make me see an issue or story in a new light and appreciation. I highly recommend his posts on Final Crisis and Multiversity as well; massive love, insight and knowledge into the DCU.
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Postby Blue Monday » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:53 pm

Grant Morrison confirmed for Green Lantern from November: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/19 ... iam-sharp/
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Postby Tokpile Quohog » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:31 am

Just recently read the first issue of Injustice vs Masters of the Universe. It is so good. I really enjoyed the batman/ninja turtle crossover but whole idea works since they're all just ninjas but prince adam meeting up with the justice league? AMAZING.
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:54 pm

Blue Monday wrote:Grant Morrison confirmed for Green Lantern from November: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/19 ... iam-sharp/


This sounds like it could be pretty cool, like it could be a True Detective- esque take on old GL. Reminds me a bit of the political stuff they were doing with Green Arrow and Green Lantern back in the 70s. As I've said before, my comics days are mostly dead and gone, but maybe I'll check out the tpb in a couple years.

Just hope they don't do a Hal origin story...we got too many!
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Postby movieartman » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:16 pm

View Original PostBlue Monday wrote:Grant Morrison confirmed for Green Lantern from November: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/19 ... iam-sharp/

Not my first choice for placement of Sharp who I love but I'm down.

Not happy about KSD taking over Aquaman.

Are you reading Bendis's Superman?
I'm still way behind but I read a few pages from the first issue and his characterization of Martian Manhunter (my 3rd fav comic character) deeply pissed me off.

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Postby Blue Monday » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:46 pm

View Original PostJoy Evangelion wrote:Just hope they don't do a Hal origin story...

Nah, I doubt it. Morrison doesn't do much ongoing stuff these days, and he wouldn't have taken the job unless he has a good story or something he really wants to do. Given that, we'll probably also get something DC cosmology defining alongside this beat cop/detective take. I'm keen.


View Original Postmovieartman wrote:Not my first choice for placement of Sharp who I love but I'm down.

Not mine either. Actually, I find his art to be real hit-or-miss. I'd put it down to how much time he takes for himself because you can tell when it's been rushed with this guy. His stint on Wonder Woman is a perfect example.


View Original Postmovieartman wrote:Not happy about KSD taking over Aquaman.

Yeah, not too happy either; I really really liked what Abnett has been doing, especially since we've had such great art for the past year or more with both Stjepan Šejić and Riccardo Federici. It's been a personal favourite.


View Original Postmovieartman wrote:Are you reading Bendis's Superman?

I'm a couple weeks behind, but yes; I've been reading his Man of Steel mini. I will get back to you once I've finished it and maybe read the first few issues of his Superman and Action Comics. What I can say is that I've been pleasantly surprised so far. I swore to myself a couple years back I'd never read another Bendis comic, but so far he's written a pretty good Clark with some clever ideas, interesting story beats and near-god level powers (which is something DC has seemed to shy away from in recent years).

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Postby movieartman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:46 am

New 12 issue Martian Manhunter series announced written by Steve Orlando.
Mixed on it. Very happy the character is getting used here & in the current Justice League series but not a fan of the artist & the solicitation says he was currupt as fuck as a cop back on Mars before the extermination (???) and the writer plans to tell his TRUE origins which we just went through a revamp of in the previous DcYou series, it's a maxi series so I don't know if it's in continuity with the new 52/rebirth timeline or not.
That being said it's clear the book will focus on his noir detective leanings which is good at least.

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:45 am

I'm not usually the biggest fan of Mark Miller's work, mostly due to his dark and edgy bullshit, but I loved the shit out of Superior and Jupiter's Circle. I think Jupiter's Legacy is fucking shit, but the prequel is fucking beautiful. And Superior is one of the nicest contributions to the Superman homages that I have seen, right up there with Alan Moore's Supreme.
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Postby ShonHam » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:47 am

I've just recently checked out the new IDW series of Sonic comics, and I liked it a lot more than I expected to. I've been hesitant since the Archie series was so beloved to me, but if you liked those I'd definitely not give these a miss. There's potential, for sure.
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