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The Leaden Age of the new 52 - DCU thread

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  1. 1. Justice League

    • Justice League of America (Johns & Finch [#3])
      0
    • Justice League (Johns & Frank [Johns & Lee])
      0
    • Green Arrow (Lemire & Sorrentino [Krul & Jurgens])
      2
    • Katana (Nocenti, Someone & Senkiewicz [#3])
      0
    • Vibe (Kreisberg, Woods & Parsons [#3])
      0
    • Aquaman (Johns, Pelleter & Parsons [Johns & Reis])
      0
    • Wonder Woman (Azzarello, Akins & Green [Azz & Chiang])
      4
    • Flash (Buccelato & Takara [Manapul])
      0
    • Savage Hawkman (De Falco, Bennet & Thibert [Daniel, Bonny & Tan])
      0
    • Firestorm (Jurgens & McCarthy [Harris & Van Sciver])
      0
    • Earth 2 (Robinson & Scott [#11])
      0
    • World's Finest of Earth 2? (Levitz & Kitson [#11])
      0
    • none of these
      9
  2. 2. Superman

    • Action Comics (Diggle, Daniel & Batt [Morrison & Morales])
      3
    • Superman (Lobdell & Rocafort [Perez & Merino]
      0
    • Superboy (De Falco, Silva & Lean [Lobdell & Silva])
      0
    • Supergirl (Johnson & Asrar [Green, Johnson & Asrar])
      0
    • none of these
      12
  3. 3. Lanterns of Many Colours

    • Green Lantern (Johns & Mahnke [same])
      0
    • Green Lantern Corps (Tomasi, Pasarin & Hannah [same])
      0
    • New Guardians (Bedard & Kuder [Bedard & Kirkham])
      0
    • Red Lanterns (Milligan & Sepulveda [Milligan & Benes])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  4. 4. Batman

    • Batman Incorporated (Morrison & Burnham [#10])
      7
    • Batman & Robin (Tomasi, Gleason & Gray [Hurrah The Same Team!])
      1
    • Batman (Snyder, Kubert & Hope [Snyder & Capullo])
      6
    • Batman The Dark Knight (Hurwitz & Van Sciver [Finch & Jenkins])
      0
    • Talon (Snyder, Tynion & March [#7])
      0
    • Detective Comics (Layman & Fabok [Daniel & Winn])
      0
    • Batgirl (Simone, Sampere & Cifuentes [Simone & Syaf])
      0
    • Batwoman (Williams & Blackman [same again, gotta love the Bat Family])
      2
    • Catwoman (Nocenti, Sandoval & Tarragona [Winick & March])
      1
    • Birds of Prey (Marx, Molinar & Cifuentes [Swerczinski & Saiz])
      0
    • Batwing (Nicieza & Fiorentino [Winick & Olivier])
      0
    • Nightwing (Higgins, Booth & Rapmund [Higgins & Barrow])
      0
    • Red Hood & The Outlaws (Lobdell & Rocafort [Lobdell & Rocafort])
      0
    • none of these
      6
  5. 5. The Good, The Dark and The Ugly

    • Swamp Thing (Soule & Kano [Snyder & Paquette])
      4
    • Animal Man (Lemire & Pugh (Lemire and someone I foregot man, because STEVE PUGH!)
      8
    • Justice League Trademark (Lemire, Fawkes & Janin [Milligan & Janin])
      1
    • Constantine For Children (Lemire, Fawkes & Guedes [#2])
      3
    • Phantom Stranger (Dildo, De Matteis, Cannon & Ha [#7])
      1
    • Sword of Saucers (Marx & Andreyko [#7])
      0
    • Dial H (Mieville, Ponticelli & Green [#11])
      7
    • Demon Knights (Venditti & Chang [Cornell, Neves & Albert])
      1
    • none of these. Not even the good ones.
      4
  6. 6. The Uncategoricals

    • All Western (Gray & Palmiotti, Moritat [same])
      2
    • Death Stroke (Jordan, Salazar & Hanna [Higgins & Benet])
      0
    • Suicide Squad (Glass, Johnson & Florea [Glass & Rudy]
      0
    • Team 7 (Jordan & Alixe [#7])
      0
    • Threshold (Giffen & Raney [#4])
      0
    • none of these
      13
  7. 7. Young Justice

    • Legion of Super Heroes (Levitz, Giffen & Koblitz [Levitz & Portela])
      0
    • Stormwatch (Starlin, Guichet & Trindade [Cornell & Sepulveda])
      0
    • Teen Titans (Lobdell, Barrows & Ferreira [Lobdell & Booth])
      0
    • The Ravagers (Nelson, Guara & Rapmund [#11])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  8. 8. The New Ones

    • Green Team (Baltazar, Franco & Guara [#1])
      0
    • The Movement (Simone & Freddie Williams [#1])
      0
    • none of these
      15
  9. 9. On the following scientific scale, how do you feel about all this DCU hokum right now?

    • definitely Animal Man
      2
    • mostly Batman
      3
    • probably Constantine
      5
    • rather Didio
      5
  10. 10. Are you downloading these off the Freehadists?

    • all
      1
    • some
      2
    • rarely
      2
    • none
      10


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Ade, I'm thinking more like a managing editor of some sort. You're overqualified but that's ok, proper qualifications haven't stopped anyone else at the Distinguished Competition.

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Ooh look!

http://www.comicsall...michael-allred/

 

I take back everything I said that might have somehow been seen as a criticism of DC.

Except the bits that are justifiied.

ie About 99.9%

 

Holy Serendipity!

 

I wonder if this means will finally get the the show on DVD after all.

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I am going to type with one finger, if that helps.

Looking at some of what they've been publishing recently, you'd be better off typing with a probe stuck to your head...

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I've been reading the Flash comic since the all thru the New 52. I LOVE Manapul's art. He and Brian Buccellato clearly love the character, as do I, but it's not enought. Just as it's not enough to have a good looking book. Imagine if it was Geoff Johns or Mark Waid & Manapul!! It's never been terrible, however, it certainly should've been better. Also, Barry Allen is boring. All that made me miss Barry just isn't there. In short, the book makes me realize how much I miss the one, true Flash, Wally West.

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Maybe they could bring back Bart while they're raising characters from the dead?

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He is, right? He's in Teen Titans, you know, Kid Flash...? I don't read it, so I've no clue.

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I don't read it either, so I didn't know that.

(And he's Impulse, not Kid Flash.)

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I don't read it either, so I didn't know that.

(And he's Impulse, not Kid Flash.)

 

He's been Kid Flash for ages, about ten years deadlantern and boy.

And in 52 Varieties he is mostly Kid Flash.

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Based on the latest DC trade solicitations, I will bet a shiny penny that Dial H will be cancelled (or old China will leave) with issue 16.

 

This would leave me DC-free for the first time in 25 years or so. So it's not all bad.

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You're not reading Constantine, Tim?

Short answer: no.

 

Long answer: good shitting christ, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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"We can only have 52 titles, because I can only write 50 titles a month. I tried more, and it just goes badly. Then, I have to let Morrison write the two books he wanted to write, because he started to use some of that voodoo power he's got on me, and I don't mess with the voodoo. So, yeah, 52 titles, no more."

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Phantom Stranger.....Didio can't leave soon enough. Oh how I wish JMD could just tell his stories without having to worry about tie-ins and building to events. There was a bit of frantic, throw it all the wall and see if it sticks with all the guest stars [ Spoiler : Morgan Edge, Jack Ryder, Challengers of the Unknown, as reality stars! which is a neat concept. ] It all went okay until the mandated appearance of that questioning man without a face. Horrible execution and one of the worst reimaginings of the New 52. Also, what's the deal with Stranger's coins? Am I forgetful? Or just don't care? :)

 

Who is Morgan Edge? I mean from the old DCU, not in this story. I think I recognize the name, but I can't place it.

 

The coins are the pieces of silver that Judas got for betraying Jesus in the Bible story, right? I think that's the plot.

Except, that's not even accurate by Biblical story, as Judas didn't keep the silver coins.

As far as what Stranger did with the coin in this issue....I have no idea. That didn't seem to work, and wasn't conveyed very well in the story.

 

I didn't think the Phantom Stranger story worked very well, at all. It seemed like a lot just got thrown out there, and it didn't really gel.

I liked Stranger's conversation with the dog. That felt like DeMatteis, but I found the rest of the story pretty much a mess.

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