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Im not that fussed with Terrific Comics.

The Milk Wars thing manages to channel the bonkers parts of Doom Patrol after Morrison and sends to the Justice League in a very droll manner (though I am about to read the Batman one and might be seeking compensation for Rick Veitch judging by that cover).

Enjoyable.  

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-black-label-imprint-unveiled-1092933?utm_source=twitter

DC unveils yet another new imprint: "Black Label" -> out of continuity, creator-driven takes. Looks like the return of Elseworlds/another shot at the All-Star line.

The books announced:

Superman Year One by Frank Miller/JRJR :puke:

Batman: Last Knight on Earth by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Batman: Damned by Azzarello and Bermejo. A Batman and John Constantine team-up story. Oh boy I hope this is Ashes & Dust 2.0! :boogie:

Wonder Woman Historia by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Phil Jiminez

Wonder Woman Diana's Daughter by Greg Rucka

The Other History of the DC Universe by John Ridley - the history of the DCU from the perspective of its minority heroes.

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Damned seems like an opportunity to bring back the proper Vertigo Constantine, at least.

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I'm interested to see what The Other History of the DC Universe will be like; otherwise, I'm not going to buy any of the others.

I wouldn't mind seeing Marvel do something like this, just because I'm a Marvel fanatic, and I'd like to see all of their obscure heroes get a chance to be used somewhat decently.

I mean, who wouldn't want to see what Arabian Knight's perspective would be on events from Marvel history?

:laugh:

Incredible Hulk #257

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Arabian Knight is in the superhumans annex of Guatanamo Bay, Christian: his opinion about anything is doubtless inherently wrong.

Was he really not dragged out again as a terrorist villain during the mid '80s when Libyans and Syrians were inhuman terrorist villains, rather than oppressed victims striving to be freed from daesh?

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He was introduced in the early-1980s by Bill Mantlo as a superhero. He was never used as a villain, just a stereotype. Perhaps the fact that he was from Saudi Arabia did the trick, considering that theocratic monarchies that give no rights to women or gays are a-ok as long as they're involved with petro-dollars.

"Arabian Knight? He sounds scary! Is he from Libya?" "No, he's from Saudi Arabia." "Oh, well, I guess that's ok then. The media hasn't told me any scary sounding blurbs with the Saudis invoked, so that's not so scary."

Although, that didn't stop Englehart from creating a Saudi villain during his run on Fantastic Four....which, let's just say the less said about that one, the better. Not because it presented an oil sheik as a villain, but just because it was latter-day Englehart writing a really embarrassing run on FF.

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My bad: I didn't realise he was a saudi, and as such incapable of even thinking about terrorism. :wink2:

Apart from Mark Waid, are there any non-embarrassing runs on FF this century?

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Constantine moves to DCU.

Introduce mature-focused DCU imprint.

C'mon now, we're not asking for much, four issues of Hellblazer a year from a creative team with something to say and some gratuitous swearing thrown in cause we're all broke inside and that's how we speak now.

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Just got to the Swamp Thing one. 4th episode.

 

So Superman is Milkman Man (milk is at the core of the Evil RetConn plot); Wonder Woman is Wonder Wife; Batman is Father Bruce. 

The first issue being Doom Patrol worked for me. I quite liked  the peril of WW being solved by multiple persona of Shade TCW, and the orphan kids being turned into Kid Wonder furry-inspired sidekicks was priceless.

Not so keen on Mother Panic as a character though.

Amusing series of crossover so far 

 

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Well in line with the news that Scott Snyder would be taking over as the Justice League writer, his sidekick James Tynion will be the writer of a new Justice League Dark book.

Tynion promises via Twitter that this'll be the scariest book to ever bear the title Justice League, but based on his track record, that phrase has more than one meaning!

Announced roster is: Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat and Wonder Woman. With John Constantine and Doctor Fate confirmed to play big roles as well.

I suppose we'll see with this just how much of Constantine The Hellblazer's faults were on him. Oh no... what if Constantine The Heckblazer was just Tynion's warm-up for his true magic magnum opus?

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10 hours ago, GottaGetAGrip said:

Well in line with the news that Scott Snyder would be taking over as the Justice League writer, his sidekick James Tynion will be the writer of a new Justice League Dark book.

Tynion promises via Twitter that this'll be the scariest book to ever bear the title Justice League, but based on his track record, that phrase has more than one meaning!

Announced roster is: Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat and Wonder Woman. With John Constantine and Doctor Fate confirmed to play big roles as well.

I suppose we'll see with this just how much of Constantine The Hellblazer's faults were on him. Oh no... what if Constantine The Heckblazer was just Tynion's warm-up for his true magic magnum opus?

So this is going to be Justice League: Shadowpact?

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Why would Wonder Woman be wasting her time with those scrubs ?!?

Finished Batman :  Cataclysm, thought it was pretty good though the 'mystery' of the Quakemaster's identity wasn't exactly difficult to figure out.  I kind of appreciated the straight forward storytelling, it's just Bats and crew trying to help out as gotham falls to pieces around them.  Going to follow the story into No Man's Land when the trades go a little cheaper on Comixology.

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Reading The Losers once again before chucking it in the recycle bin. It's OK. Jock's art is fabulous and it's a fun read, but nothing worth holding on to.

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Oh man, the recycle bin. Maybe give them to the library or a HS art teacher or something. 

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Yeah, the Losers was a good read at the time, but it's not something I could see holding up for repeated read-throughs.  I did really get a kick out of the movie, though, mainly due to the amazing cast.

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Yeah, I am sort of at a loss here on much of this stuff. Worthless on eBay, perhaps a little too adult for the young ones (I did unload a bunch on Charlie's kid, but I think that stack is still being read through, I'll have to ask), taking up space in my basement...I just want someone to enjoy them once again before they meet their inevitable demise, and I guess that someone could be me. I am still sorting through Pissgate, so some things are destined for the trash no matter what. Most things can be salvaged. But then I look at them like 'why did I ever buy this?'  

I am also not buying as much as I used to, thanks to space and budget (I have thousands and thousands of comics). Not worth it at $4/$5 a pop. Hell, giving a title a 6 issue chance is more than just buying the eventual trade. And just about everything is traded these days.

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1 minute ago, Ixnay by Night said:

Yeah, the Losers was a good read at the time, but it's not something I could see holding up for repeated read-throughs.  I did really get a kick out of the movie, though, mainly due to the amazing cast.

I do want to see this.

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The film's definitely worth seeing, but they made a point of toning down some stuff down in a way that pisses purists off. The stuff you'd expect, mostly.

In the film, Ayesha's the daughter of a Columbian drug lord, rather than an Afghani warlord/terrorist ringleader. Wusses.

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