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malak – huh?

It doesn’t matter if I agree with it, so long as within the confines of the narrative the CHARACTER believes it. I don’t believe in vigilantes in real-life, doesn’t mean I don’t cheer when Batman punches out The Joker near the end of The Killing Joke.

And point stands – it’s something I believe Nu52 Martian Manhunter would do given his nature. Not the old MM, but that character doesn’t exist in current fiction.

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Lister Sage said on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:48 pm

All Star Western and Dial H are still good, but I’m still reading more of the damn things then I should be.

For those of you worried about Dial H being cancelled: Be worried. It sells around 15k a month and sits near the bottom of DC’s monthly sales. It was one of four books out of the bottom 15 not to get cancelled (the others are Batwing, Stormwatch and Demon Knights) when DC decided to start do some pruning a few months ago. Which doesn’t bode well for when DC starts looking for more books to cancel six months from now.

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Go home,DC Comics. You’re drunk.

Sorry.

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Ian Austin said on February 23rd, 2013 at 4:23 am

Lister – could be worse, could be Hawk & Dove. Who haven’t shown up since their comic ended. At all.

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Fred Davis said on February 23rd, 2013 at 7:45 am

AD2000 has been especially awesome recently and never had any of these probems to begin with.

Who owns Prophet and Saga?

“could be Hawk & Dove. Who haven’t shown up since their comic ended.”

Presumably the Geometry Police caught up with them, confiscated their skeletons and returned all the extra teeth they’d stolen to their rightful owners.

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SilverHammerMan said on February 23rd, 2013 at 11:32 am

@Lister Sage
I thought Dial H was a limited series, set for 12 issues or so. That’s why I hadn’t felt inclined to buy it, I was under the impression that I could buy the collection when it wrapped and save myself the time and money it would take to track down all the previous issues. One of the drawbacks of trade waiting I guess, but I figured DC would at least see the series through to the end in anticipation of hardcover sales.

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I went by my FLCS yesterday to pick up the books from my pull list and read the books that I dont buy, and tried to read Justice League. When I got to the end of the scene where Hawkman framed the guy I gave up on the book and put it back on the rack without reading any further.

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The only DC books I still buy are the digital ones that don’t take place in the DCnU and actually build on twenty years of Animated continuity and ten years of Smallville continuity instead of abandoning everything that came before.

Oh, and Fables

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Ian Austin said on February 23rd, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Is Hawkman framing a guy even in the bottom fifty of stupid shit he’s done?

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bad johnny got out said on February 24th, 2013 at 3:16 am

ULTIMATE DC

Maybe this is a good sign. They’re finally leaving the 1990s and entering the 2000s.

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FeepingCreature said on February 24th, 2013 at 7:26 am

AdBlockPlus can block Daily Show ads. That is all.

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FeepingCreature said on February 24th, 2013 at 7:27 am

Agh, wrong post. Excuse me.

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Back when Dan DiDio was just starting his reign of terror, he said a lot of things that made me wonder why so many DC fans on message boards thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Things such as wanting DC to be more like Marvel in the Seventies. Or how what he meant by that was that he wanted people to feel like they had to buy every title to understand what was going on.

It always seemed weird to me to have a guy who preferred old Marvel comics running DC. Shouldn’t you want somebody in charge who understands that there is value in DC being different from Marvel?

Anyway, it came as no surprise to me that they’ve been recruiting all those former Marvel creators people love to hate now, or that the current DCU is obviously influenced by early Image titles. DiDio clearly loved a lot of crappy comics back in the Nineties, and he doesn’t seem to get that it was a good thing people stopped making books like those.

Who in their right mind would give Rob Liefield several chances to make a comeback?

The guy makes horrible decisions that seem to be based on what he personally wants to read. He doesn’t seem to get that a lot of his potential customers like totally different things.

Marvel went through a phase like that, where Quesada made dumb changes just because he thought secret identities were stupid or whatever. But at least he grew out of it eventually before he drove away thousands of readers. DiDio treats DC like they’re publishing comics solely for him.

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Ian Austin said on February 25th, 2013 at 2:55 am

Didio isn’t in charge of DC now, Brian.

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Marionette said on February 25th, 2013 at 8:04 am

I’m down to Dial H and Wonder Woman. Not to be confused with the Wonder Woman who appears in any other DC comic.

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@Ian Austin: Wow. I didn’t realize I was that out of touch. At least now, there is some hope that some obscure farm boy with a grand destiny can rise up and defeat the evil empire and return to something closer to the glory days of the old republic.

I apologize for all the DiDio ranting. I still hate that guy for being directly responsible for the deaths of some of my favorite characters. I guess I’ll have to get used to hating his replacement instead.

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Wooly Rupert said on February 25th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

DiDio steered through 3 dead-end signs and then bailed out just before the car went off a cliff. I say you can still blame him.

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I would buy a “canon” All New, All Different Outsiders comic book featuring the Reach-enhanced heroes from the “Young Justice” cartoon (and yes, I know that they’re yet another iteration of the ‘new’ heroes from the original Super Friends cartoon.)

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Aside from Wonder Woman, I’ve heard very few good things about the NuDC launch.

I picked up the Jonah Hex stuff, and the Phantom Stranger one-shot, but that was it. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

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I am just waiting for Mike Carey to finish Unwritten so I can buy all of it at once and hole up and read it over the course of one sleepless weekend like I did with Lucifer. I loved that book. I mean, I named my dog after a character in that book.
Other than that, I’ve pretty much given up on comics.

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clodia: “Batgirl? Batwoman? I haven’t heard any complaints about those two titles, but maybe I’m not looking in the right places.”

Batgirl is utter garbage and one of the worst things Simone has written. It started as bad, quickly turned so bad it was funny, then so bad it was just depressing. Every plot and sub-plot set-up in that comic is resolved in the clumsiest, least plausible, least satisfying way possible, every single time. The idea that in order to get this rubbish DC had to throw away Oracle AND Cass Cain AND Steph Brown makes me twitch uncontrollably.

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