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Postby movieartman » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:32 pm

View Original PostShinoyami65 wrote:Also, I never thought I'd see Wolverine, Lady Deathstrike and Sabertooth on the same team.

Sabertooth's personality got inverted in the Event Axis so he is technically good-ish now, he was on Uncanny Avengers briefly.
Deathstrike after 616 Wolverine's death kinda went in a good direction during the Wolverines weekly series.
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Postby movieartman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:47 am

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Postby Ray » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:08 am

^ so let me understand this Marvel . . . you'll bring back (redacted) from the dead, but you won't properly retcon/undo One More Day?
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Postby Bagheera » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:09 am

View Original PostRay wrote:^ so let me understand this Marvel . . . you'll bring back (redacted) from the dead, but you won't properly retcon/undo One More Day?


If Marvel erased that from existence I might actually give their books the time of day.
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Postby Ray » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:35 pm

Give thanks to your Cinematic Universe Marvel. If this was back during the days of comic only publications, without the movie tie-in giving you free publicity, you'd be dead!
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Postby movieartman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:58 pm

Cable's creative team. Solid enough.
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:07 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:^ so let me understand this Marvel . . . you'll bring back (redacted) from the dead, but you won't properly retcon/undo One More Day?


This is a fridge too far.

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Postby Ray » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:48 pm

^gotta keep up dat brand synergy.

anyways. I've caught up with the rebirth titles I've wanted to read.

Gene Yangs 'New Superman':

Part of me was worried this series would ignore the elephant in the room. Namely, the fact that the Chinese government isn't very tolerant of free speech or democracy, and choose instead choose to focus on the superheroics using the Chinese backdrop as merely set-dressing. But to Gene Yang's credit it actually managed to discuss that theme without making it come off as overtly preachy.

I especially like the twist in issue four and five. The new Chinese Superman 'Kenan Kong' has to face off against his dad, the Supervillain Zhongdan, who is a leader of a legion of 'supervillains' who want to bring down the CCP. While Kenan and his fellow 'Superheroes' answer directly to the Beijing Government, and Kenan needs their resources to keep his powers in check.

I also like how Gene Yang slips some subtle commentary on Chinese Culture into the series . Like how the 'heroes' working for the Chinese government are cheap imitations of more well known superheroes. The CCP has 'Chinese Batman, Chinese Wonderwoman' who while powerful in their own right, pale in comparison to the American originals. While the members of the 'supervillain' team are mostly original characters, alongside some based in the Chinese Lore and myth that the CCP destroyed in the cultural revolution.

This is a kind of story we haven't really seen told using Superheroes. I'm interested to see where it goes, going forward.

Teen Titans Rebirth Issue 01:

I like some of this issue, I don't really care for other parts.

what I liked:
Starfire is as powerful, kind, and sexy as ever. It addresses her origins and her mission.

Beastboy is pretty much exactly like I remember his character from the Original Teen Titans animated series. A jokey punster and party animal, who has terrible luck with the ladies.

Damien is definitely his fathers son, in terms of the 'tactician' department, unlike the Bat though he actually has a bit of a trollish sense of humor.

Fanservice (no not that kind)
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What I didn't like:
I'm not a big fan of Ravens redesign. It looks a little too 'hot topic' for me. The red hair dye and piercings put more emphasis on the 'teen' over the 'titan'/

Wally West is black now. That ordinarily wouldn't bother me, but the thing is I think this version of the Flash would be better if he was his own original character, and not a reboot/retooling of an already existing character. He has the mannerisms and powerset down, but it's just the name 'wally west' that's makes me think of the previous version of the character and takes me out of the story.
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Avatar: "There's a Starman, waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet me, but he thinks he'd blow my mind."
Phew, I’m not tense anymore… now I’m just miserable.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:02 pm

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Postby Ray » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:10 pm

It's just a worm in an apple. But it's designed to look like 'Silky' which was Starfires Mutant pet worm in the original series. Found that to be a nice little callback an Easter egg for fans
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Phew, I’m not tense anymore… now I’m just miserable.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:10 pm

Oh okay I knew it was significant but I wasn't sure how. I never read OG Teen Titans.

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Postby movieartman » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:18 pm

The Hanna Barbara characters are getting some one shots crossing over with DC characters.
Space Ghost has one with Hal and they got the artist who did the interiors for the Space Ghost mini series in 2006 or so back to draw it. ^_^
http://www.comicosity.com/dc-announces- ... cu-heroes/

Hope Space Ghost gets a ongoing soon.

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Postby NemZ » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:37 am

Finally got around to reading the Sandman Overture today. Fantastic stuff, as is to be expected.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:28 pm

I enjoyed Sandman Overture, although I would still rate it slightly below the original Sandman run, if only because the original Sandman stories also had subplots involving humans and their stories which grounded the narrative and made it a bit more relatable (whereas Overture focuses mostly on the cosmic, and takes place primarily on alien worlds and dimensions). Overture entertained me, but I didn't really feel much of a connection with any characters (other than Morpheus, perhaps), possibly because the story moved fairly quickly and didn't really focus on developing any of the side characters.
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Postby NemZ » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:39 pm

True, though it does tie up some loose ends that in turn affect the human stories later, especially Rose Walker. It does give a little time to Mad Hettie though.

Meeting the Endless' parents was quite unexpected, and really just raises more questions... especially who the hell is Dusk, an 8th sibling?
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Postby movieartman » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:39 am

Civil War 2's end teased a continuation of the God Butcher/God Bomb Thor stuff in the future timeline Loki apparently will gain Gorr's weapon.
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Postby Ray » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:01 pm

^Speaking of Civil War 2

Dark Knight III is outselling it.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/02 ... -this-one/
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Postby movieartman » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:49 pm

3 New Marvel series...
Ben Reilly - Scarlet Spider
http://www.cbr.com/exclusive-ben-reilly ... rk-bagley/
Nick Fury (the black 616 son of the actual Nick)
http://www.cbr.com/nick-fury-series-ann ... n-and-aco/
Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch (WITHOUT BENDIS YASSSSS) :tongue:
http://www.cbr.com/gerry-duggan-aaron-k ... he-galaxy/


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