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    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2011
     (9904.1)
    Personally, I don't really care what DC comics is doing, especially since The Question is still dead. I mean will it work, maybe or maybe not. Who knows, it might boost DC comics to new heights or whatever. Be honest I hope they don't fuck around with Green Lantern continuity too much but to be fair it is like their cash cow at this point so I doubt it. The new Aquaman looks really cool, definitely want to check that out.

    Would like to point out however that here:
    http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/files/2011/06/jlifinalcover1.jpg

    and here:
    http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/files/2011/06/jla_cv11.jpg

    appear to be two different batmen so take that at what you will.
    • CommentAuthorPow
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011 edited
     (9904.2)
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/08/dc-relaunch-guessing-the-teen-titans-makeup/

    DC WINS

    FLAWLESS VICTORY

    I hate to get down to fatbeard style internet hating cos I'm never going read any of these underpants-punching books anyway but that Superboy costume is proper comedy gold. He has a Super tattoo made up to look like a barcode and then another Super symbol attached to his t-shirt with stickytape? Batman was insane and homeless and he managed to put together a less ridiculous outfit.
  1.  (9904.3)
    I knew the publishers all wanted to rewind the world to 1991. But just drawing all their comics that way and pretending it is 1991 is somewhat admirable.
  2.  (9904.4)
    They actually have Rob Liefeld working on a title.

    Yes, really.

    [eta: this both amuses and bemuses me to no end.]
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011
     (9904.5)
    My head hurts.

    I've said it before. It's like watching a slo mo rewind
    as we get back to that weird pre-final crisis swamp of a mess.

    Are there really no new ideas left?

    When ever i have picked a Geoff Johns book,
    I get a weird feeling that he has a strong nostalgia for that period
    just before final crisis in the 1980s.

    Maybe it's part of the weird retconning of the 1980s I
    keep seeing all round us in all media, culture ,
    music and fashion...

    "it wasn't all bad, we had shoulder pads!"

    I say this because when alot of new writers come on board they
    usually re-do the look of books. But from the legion to superman
    Johns has been doing basically an 80s make over.


    Heri Mkocha
    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011
     (9904.6)
    @Jon Wake I had a similar idea. Less books, weekly, stories that end, but I'd take it one step one step beyond and not put out books staring that character for 6 months or however long it takes to craft a really good story. They have enough of a cast of characters to draw from.

    I wouldn't bother trying to compete with the internet for quick fix "disposable" stimulation. Absence also builds anticipation. Part of the reason reboots/deaths work is because 6 months or a year later you get to hype up the return. Why not do it in a non-cheesy, soap opera-esque fashion and give the creators more time to work to boot?
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011
     (9904.7)
    those Teen Titans designs are so horrible they were visibly trending on twitter for a moment! Would it kill them to consult Tim Gunn? Dean Trippe & Project Rooftop? This is what happens when complacent nerds grow up to run the asylum.
    I'm just relieved they did not change that lovable bastard Damien, he's got Tim's OYL cape now.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011 edited
     (9904.8)
    It's unfortunate that, whatever the merits of the stories, creative teams, continuities, etc. after Flashpoint, all we're getting right now is the costume redesigns. And the costume redesigns are, as far as I've seen, universally shitty.

    @Colby - to me, that looks a lot like the same Batman drawn by two different people. All the details (black cape, grey suit, yellow belt, black armour-ish gloves) seem the same.

    @Ben - if they're going to employ Liefeld, I'm glad it's on a completely worthless property like Hawk & Dove.

    Edit: A different Superboy look here (is this the leaked cover to Superboy #1?) which looks a hell of a lot better than the Teen Titans one previously seen.
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011
     (9904.9)
    Most of the costume redesigns have been pretty bad. Though I am liking that Supergirl one. At least the miniskirt and tube top are gone. Superman's is pretty horrible though. Knee pads? Really?
  3.  (9904.10)
    Superman with kneepads. To protect his knees from…? They should have just let Platt come in and give him a few dozen extra super muscles and a super cannon.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011
     (9904.11)
    George Perez on Superman? I worship at the altar of Perez, so this is so very tempting. That being said, the costume still sucks. Why does Superman need armor?

    Other than that, I really just can't bring myself to care about any of this. I don't expect this "reboot" is going to do anything in the long-term for DC, so perhaps in a year or so, they'll realize that this was just a bad mistake and go back to the "real" characters... though again, I'm not reading any DC books at this time anyway, so it won't really bother me one way or another I suppose.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011
     (9904.12)
    Although I've been pretty indifferent to the changes, I have to say that Harley Quinn's Suicide Girl makeover annoys me.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011
     (9904.13)
    Wait, that's Harley Quinn? Wow. That is...D:
    • CommentAuthorPow
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011 edited
     (9904.14)


    poor Apollo and Midnighter, nobody deserves that. That said Cornell should make the book a whole lot of fun, even if he seems to think the guy with the big sun on his chest is actually Jack Hawksmoor.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
     (9904.15)
    Maybe Martian Manhunter will get it on with Apollo & the Midnighter... or have they been hetero-retconned?
  4.  (9904.16)
    Barbara Gordon is giving up the role of Oracle, getting her legs back, and going back to Batgirling full-time. I should never have had to write that sentence. Fuck you, DC.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
     (9904.17)
    The Gathering of the Jokerz.

    Good to see Cornell get more work though.
  5.  (9904.18)
    That Harley Quinn design looks like Jim Lee saw the design for her in Batman: Arkham City and said 'Nope. Not slutty enough!'

    Also: She seems to be carrying Mjolnir, which is just confusing.
    • CommentAuthorchenryhen
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
     (9904.19)
    Apollo is not great, but loads better than Midnighter I think, who looks a bit like a Death Race refugee. He has a metal spike goatee, which must make nodding sort of difficult.

    The Superman reminds me of - I think - the Project Rooftop remake contest. And one of the points that the judges made there was that it's silly to make his costume look armored because with Superman, whatever he's wearing is guaranteed to be less durable than he is.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
     (9904.20)
    Paul Cornell has since confirmed that (a) yes that's Apollo, he was rather tired when he blogged that and (b) they're still a couple.