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John, Swampy, Zee, Deadman, and Etrigan in the Rebirth Cast Promo pic.

 

For whatever reason, John's still wearing the peacoat in this, apparently the artist did not get the memo that the trenchcoat is back unless Olivier and Moritat are playing a very cruel game of bait and switch.

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JasonT    438

If I were The Atom, I'd stay close to Wonder Woman too.

 

Check out the grey Hulk cosplaying Bizarro!

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dogpoet    442

Why are there two swamp things in that poster?

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Lou K    1,054

Too many shiny, smiling faces for you, Lou?

 

So fuckin shiny, so fuckin smiley

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Christian    734

I read spoilers on the internet about the DC:Rebirth Special that was released yesterday. Apparently, it's meant to explain away the New 52, although if this Rebirth is actually a return to the old post-Crisis DC Universe or not doesn't seem to be explained very clearly in the pages. The whole Convergence year seems to have been ignored, or maybe it was, I'm not sure. However, the big surprise was the identity of the characters who are behind the New 52 happening. Apparently, it was a grand conspiracy, that only Wally West was able to remember the truth, about the old DC Universe. Characters who were not supposed to be part of the DC Universe. I don't want to give away the game....but let's just say that Alan Moore is probably going to be pissed.

OK, I can't resist. I have to give it away. No more tiptoeing. That's right....The Scooby Apocalypse comic is going to plan a much larger role in the DC Universe! t's bee Scooby and the gang all along! Alan Moore's favourite cartoon as a child, ruined!

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dogpoet    442

Why are there two swamp things in that poster?

 

One is actually Killer Croc, from Suicide Squad. Probably a Jim Lee redesign, to explain why he looks so off!

Thanks. It's hard to tell two huge looming green blobs with funny mouths apart when they're lurking at the back of a drawing...

:tongue:

OK, I can't resist. I have to give it away. No more tiptoeing. That's right....The Scooby Apocalypse comic is going to plan a much larger role in the DC Universe! t's bee Scooby and the gang all along! Alan Moore's favourite cartoon as a child, ruined!

Alan Moore's favourite cartoon as a child? When did Daphne or Thelma ever get raped? I must have missed those ones...[/Grant Morrison]

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Christian    734

Daphne got raped....of her dignity....in a new Scooby Doo movie!

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2731385/Warner-Bros-slammed-fat-shaming-new-Scooby-Doo-movie-cursed-Daphne-morphs-size-2-horror-horrors-size-8.html

 

"Size 8"....hilariously, no one in Hollywood has apparently ever seen what a woman who wears a size 8 actually looks like.

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dogpoet    442

Daphne got raped....of her dignity....in a new Scooby Doo movie!

 

http://www.dailymail...ors-size-8.html

 

"Size 8"....hilariously, no one in Hollywood has apparently ever seen what a woman who wears a size 8 actually looks like.

I notice that's a cartoon, rather than expecting Sarah Michelle Gellar to gain a few dress sizes...

:laugh:

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Lou K    1,054

Yeah, I read all the DC Rebirth spoilers and all I can say is fuck DC and fuck Marvel too.

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Christian    734

Hey! What did Marvel have to do with this? Yes, Civil War II sucks, but they publish a lot of really good books.

 

Dog-Sarah Michelle Gellar as a size 8?! Heaven forbid! Average women wear a size 8, not someone like her! She doesn't pay 3 million dollars to specialists in order so that someone can mistakenly think that she's average!

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Lou K    1,054

Hey! What did Marvel have to do with this? Yes, Civil War II sucks, but they publish a lot of really good books.

 

 

 

I bet. But their universe is a bit convoluted with all of the Universes merging that I have no idea what is up anymore and I have no desire to sort through any of it.

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dogpoet    442

And it seems to have reached a point now where you can't read anything they publish without it getting dragged into a shitload of crossovers and universe wide metabullshit, generally to the story's detriment.

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Christian    734

That's really not true anymore. It really hasn't been the case since during the House of M and original Civil War days.

Yes, there was Secret Wars, but that was pretty much every ongoing title on hiatus for six months. The event hasn't even been referenced directly since it ended, and the series really accomolished zero. For all intents and purposes, the Marvel Universe is the exact same as pre-Secret Wars. If you skipped Secret Wars, you basically missed nothing.

 

Marvel barely cares about continuity anymore, and hasn't really since Axel Alonso took over as editor-in-chief.

Yes, certain titles are going to be hijacked for a few months by Civil War 2, but most of those titles aren't Marvel's best books anyway, so it doesn't really matter. There are only a few books that are going to directly tie-in with Civil War, out of about 80 total books that Marvel publish each month now.

It really isn't that big of a deal. You can read most of Marvel's best titles without needing to pick up any cross-over titles.

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dogpoet    442

That's really not true anymore. It really hasn't been the case since during the House of M and original Civil War days.

Yes, there was Secret Wars, but that was pretty much every ongoing title on hiatus for six months. The event hasn't even been referenced directly since it ended, and the series really accomolished zero. For all intents and purposes, the Marvel Universe is the exact same as pre-Secret Wars. If you skipped Secret Wars, you basically missed nothing.

 

Marvel barely cares about continuity anymore, and hasn't really since Axel Alonso took over as editor-in-chief.

Yes, certain titles are going to be hijacked for a few months by Civil War 2, but most of those titles aren't Marvel's best books anyway, so it doesn't really matter. There are only a few books that are going to directly tie-in with Civil War, out of about 80 total books that Marvel publish each month now.

It really isn't that big of a deal. You can read most of Marvel's best titles without needing to pick up any cross-over titles.

You're aware that they're dragging Hercules into that heap of shit?

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Christian    734

Hercules was already cancelled. It's being brought back specifically for Civil War II. So, it doesn't really matter what they do now. Abnett is on his way to DC. No, I'm not sure if it's for an exclusive contract, but I don't believe Abnett is planning on doing any further work for Marvel afterwards.

The one book that is most likely to be hurt by the cross-over is Sam Wilson: Captain America.

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dogpoet    442

Just read the first issue the Extreme Scooby Doo or whatever it's called. Not even Giffen and DeMattias could do much with this, sadly, thought the explanation of the talking dog being a test run for We3a failed military experiment is rather cute.

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Christian    734

You know what? I read that too. I also read the Jonny Quest is going in to space one...whatever it's called....by Jeff Parker. That one was better than the Scooby Doo one, although not much happened in it. Yeah, I can't say this is something all that interesting to do with the cast of Scooby Doo. Having them be the secret power behind the New 52? Sure, that would have worked better!

It was that Daphne cover, it called to me.

The Flintstones one actually sounds like it may be the best of the lot. I might actually end up buying that one monthly, if it shapes up as good as the description.

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JasonT    438

I quite liked the first issue of the 'new' Batman, or whatever. I took a look at the first few pages and couldn't stop reading. Insert words like high-octane, ride, etc.

 

I can't really relate to what Batman has become over the last decade or so, but this issue was a textbook example of how to do an action issue with moments of mystery and emotional appeal.

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Christian    734

I picked up the Wonder Woman Rebirth issue, because it was the last of the DC Rebirth comics left on the stands written by anyone I'd vaguely be interested in reading a comic. I wasn't impressed. Liam Sharpe is on artwork, and that's always great. Rucka's story wasn't interesting and was confusing. For a brand new direction, it felt like I was jumping in to the middle of a long running story. It's not an issue of Rucka not meshing with WW, as his original run was great. Plus, apparently Rucka is writing the new WW series as alternating story-arcs, with a multiple part modern day story taking place in odd issues, while a new origin story takes place in the even issues, which should certainly make an even more unappealing reading experience. There wasn't a lot of content to what was happening in this issue either, which certainly didn't help. I wonder where the premise went wrong. It seems almost as if Rucka was confused as to exactly the remit of what he was writing. How much should appeal to new readers? Hopefully, other relaunches will be more coherent and with a bit more content.

Perhaps the origin story will explain the events of the first issue, but if so, writing a first issue that doesn't make me want to read more isn't a good idea.

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Christian    734

Holy hell! I never expected to ever say that the Flintstones was one of the best comic books I've read recently...but, here we are. The previews made the book sound really good, and for once, the hype was delivered.

Somehow....this actually reminds me of a Vertigo title. Like a Vertigo reimagination of a classic concept for a more "mature" generation. Not only that, but it's one of the better "Vertigo" style books I've read in a while.

The story actually made me sad at times. Not a lot comics hit me emotionally anymore, but this one succeeded a few times.

Fred is just a working class guy with a hint of melancholy to him, about the way his life has gone, even though he's happy with his marriage. This is one of the most sympathetic portrayals of a working class individual in a comic book that I can remember in a long time.

If you're looking for a comic book with some nice social commentary, but that isn't preachy, you need to pick up The Flintstones #1. This one is going on my pull list.

 

I also managed to get a copy of Aquaman #1 by Dan Abnett, and will have my thoughts on that after I read it. I'm guessing it's not going to have the same effect as Flintstones. So crazy to see my words.

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