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You can never have too many Mel Brooks shout-outs.

When Marvel first revealed that both Kitty Pryde & Ben Grimm would join the Guardians of the Galaxy, my first immediate response was JEWS! IN! SPAAAACE!!!

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This sounds like something PAD would have written. And that’s high praise from me.

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Man, Impulse.

I love how DC spent many years slowly building him up as a character, establishing a fanbase, doing the necessary long-term spadework required to create a solid superhero property in the modern age.

And then killed the fuck out of him, because he wasn’t created pre-Crisis and that made him irrelevant and disposable, amirite?

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Jack-Pumpkinhead said on August 23rd, 2015 at 12:02 am

Tell me about it. Nu52 sucked if you had any favorite characters made in the 80s or 90s. While I’m glad they’re done with it, I still don’t have much interest in DCU proper right now.

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Someone tell me when DC get around to re-launching a version of the Legion that isn’t complete and utter garbage.

The Nu52 version being cancelled was a mercy to all involved.

As for how they treated the rest of their characters, from what I’ve seen it’s exactly as Murc stated above.

Plus the whole Geoff Johns/Dan Didio creepy determination to drag the entire universe back to when everyone loved Barry and Hal… *shudder*

If there’s been anything good since the cancellation of the Legion, by all means, let me know.

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For some reason, I finally got around to reading the first six issues of Johns’ “New 52” JLA run and… Oh boy. Johns writes a good Barry Allen, but that’s the only nice thing I can say. His attempts to make Hal Jordan seem like the coolest guy on the team were mixed, at best.

Johns oversells his favorite characters so much that it ends up backfiring and making them seem kind of lame. His take on Cyborg, for example, was just so tone deaf. There was no need to give him a connection to Darkseid and New God technology. All he had to do was write the guy consistently with what Wolfman and Perez used to do back in the day.

Or that allegedly cool scene where Aquaman summons sharks to eat some of the parademons. Oy…

So, now we have this weird thing where it’s basically the Super Friends turned into a dumber, less impressive version of The Authority (how they were in the Warren Ellis run). With Batman cruising around with his mask off because revealing his secret identity in a really out of character way somehow galvanizes everybody else into wanting to work together.

Then you’ve got that weird take on Wonder Woman and Superman having some anger issues and a willingness to destroy other people’s property that feel really out of character.

Or the fact that everybody else is okay with Wonder Woman and Aquaman killing parademons right in front of them and Batman doesn’t even say anything (unless I missed that part… some of the word balloons were hard to read on my laptop screen).

How is any of that better in any way than the stuff that came before? Other than the fact that it’s easier to ignore the stuff that Johns and DiDio don’t like?

You know what the New 52 could use? Some characters like Impulse to keep it from seeming like the stupid Ultimate version of what DC was like before Johns got popular.

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