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So where does Deadpool fit into this Thanos romcom concept?

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Walter Kovacs said on September 2nd, 2011 at 12:48 am

On the subject of Darkseid: They are putting him in the Justice League book just so they can leave him ‘dead’ post-Final Crisis, but still get to use him, since they are telling a ‘past’ story of the origins of the Justice League team.

It does seem like the ‘reboot’ was something they wanted to do, but kept pushing back the start to after the ‘next’ big event book.

Inifinite Crisis could have ended in a reboot to go along with the restart of the multiverse, but they didn’t seem to do much (other than have Jason Todd alive again, etc). Final Crisis too could have caused some sort of reboot, but they kicked the can again. Blackest Night + Brightest Day seemed like a perfect way to reboot … they even did some mini reboot stuff (undid some deaths, brought back Vertigo characters that had left, etc). Heck, the whole Time Masters mini was resolving the Batman thrown trough time thing … why couldn’t THAT have been the reason for the reboot? No, instead the stupid rebirth of Barry (and Zoom) which led to him retroactively given a tragic origin, results in a double reboot. Not to mention random cosmic lady saying “oh by the way, we are putting Vertigo and Wildstorm (and Static) in, so somehow that causes the JSA to not exist”. Except of coure, some of those people were already (back) in the DCU before Flashpoint, but whatever. At least it explains the costumes, the Wildstorm universe and it’s 90-tastic fashion has infected the rest of the characters’ styles.

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I wasn’t going to comment, but then I saw there were 52 new comments and felt that enough was enough. It would not stand! That said, I felt the main storyline was absolutely flash-pointless, other than to further underscore that superheroes should never do anything for their own benefit, lest they completely fuck up everything in the universe. Also, Justice League #1 was pretty weak sauce. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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Flashpoint No.5:
– Pew! Pew! Villain after villain getting smushed in an attempt to generate Fuck Yeah moments!
– It’s Barry’s fault, all of it, because he prevented Reverse Flash from murdering his mother, and even though the murder itself didn’t change the timeline at all, undoing it caused calculated damage to the timestream.
– Once Barry fixes his mistake, the universe reverts to normal. As far as the end of this issue is concerned, Flashpoint and the reboot are unrelated. Arg.

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Joel: “There’s just no way DC’s been planning this. No way. This is the definition of last ditch effort.”

Absolutely right. DC was soliciting pitches for new series set in the old continuity “earlier this year.” They were using Brightest Day to relaunch properties that they’ll relaunch again this month.

All the spin about DC plotting this last year is just that: spin. Maybe a few people at the highest levels were talking about it, but most of the writers and editors working for DC don’t seem to have known about the relaunch until March at the earliest. It smacks of incompetence and desperation.

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And now they’re canceling collections of old DCU stuff at the last minute …

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/dc-comics-extended-forecast-for-08-17-2011

FU DC.

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CommenCzar said on September 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Wait, wait, wait, did MGK review the new Justice League #1 and I missed it? Say it ain’t so! I’ve searched the archives but I couldn’t find anything, was for a third party website…?

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Geoff Johns needs help. And Comics aren’t where he’s going to find it. When are we going to get around to flushing this nerd, once and for all?

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piranhtachew said on September 6th, 2011 at 12:37 am

@Zifnab: That’s just encouraging Betty to do her stabbity-time schtick.

… Is this just a way for comics to deny us Rex yet AGAIN?!

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to all of those who want a Deadwood New gods… I won’t deny you that picture , So swears Devilkais!

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