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Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Tekkaman Blade, May 31, 2011.

  1. Omegashark18

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    DC Announces Batman/Catwoman Comic By Tom King & Clay Mann

    Looks like King isn’t quite done with Batman yet. 12 issue series spinning out of the events of the main one. To take its place after the conclusion.

    The new creative team on Batman is also going to be monthly. Catwoman will also continue on as it is.
     
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    It’s also worth mentioning that Batman is going back to a monthly schedule, so that should help the wallet :p 

    But this is a good outcome for the series. Now, readers have three Batman centred titles, meaning they have more choices now. Plus, King gets to continue and concluded his story.

    So, only Wonder Woman, Flash, Justice League and Detective Comics remain bi-monthly. I wonder if DC has any more plans in store for us...
     
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    I may not be Johns' biggest fan, but he knows how to fix continuity in such a satisfying way (Carter Hall). It's great seeing the OG guys back in proper form.

    It's funny, I am by no means a fan of King's, but I didn't think his run on Batman was completely horrible. Granted, it wasn't great either. Still. I tend to agree with some that he should be able to finish his run on Batman. Oh well.
     
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    Ellis wrote Authority and Planetary as spin offs of Stormwatch back in the day. Stormwatch and The Wildstorm have a lot in common as slow burn books that had a lot of deep stuff going on. If WildCATS is like Authority and highlights his action skills I’m in.
     
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    Will be sad to see King leave the main Batman title, but I frankly was starting to feel a little fatigued compared to his other DC works e.g. Mister Miracle and Grayson, which I felt were unique, awesome, and memorable series. I imagine there may be a reward to this long burn of the current Batman story arc, but I can understand how DC is willing to change course with the creative team. Art has been fantastic though, especially Mikel Janin's art.
     
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    Well, it looks like all of the current DC Comics that are currently shipping twice a month will go back to monthly in 2020:

    Twitter

    DC told retailers yesterday (and told us it's ok to share today) that all the double-shippimg books are going back to single shipping next year. They didn't want to lose the sales of two issues of Batman, so we get both the normal book and B/C by King (like B&R from Morrison).

    More info coming soon about Detective, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Justice League.


    While this will help with the wallet, and allow me to read more DC (or Marvel) comics, I will admit, I’m going to miss reading Batman, Flash and Detective Comics twice a month.
     
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    Makes sense. Ever since Rebirth began I've suspected a big part of bi-weekly shipping was in aid of getting "Action" and "Detective" to issue 1000 in time for each title's 80th anniversary.

    Now that the thousandth issue milestones are behind us, not to mention "Wonder Woman's" 700th, "The Flash's" 700th, "Batman's" 800th and "Superman's" 800th, there's no pressing reason to pump out the books twice a month.

    I'll bet the artists are breathing a big sigh of relief, hopefully they can look forward to regular monthly deadlines again.

    ~L~
     
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    They stayed longer with it than I thought they would.
     
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    Well if I recall they had it two stories going per month, two sets of creative teams (one of the release/issue per team). It was like it was two books but using the same title.

    Not sure when that changed but yeah it'll be nice to see a more regular artist on a title then fill-ins/etc here and there.
     
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    I know for some readers, when it comes to legacy characters, readers have their hero that they associate with......like say Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Barry Allen, Wally West....etc)
     
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    I'm trying to find the discussion this post is a response to.
     
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    Rich does it again! Write a story saying he had been fired, then cover the real story later. Fake controversy, real clicks.
     
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    So, did Heroes in Crisis #9 and Doomsday Clock #10 have a connection between each other?

    Short answer: No, not really.

    But both issues do have it’s moments:

    Heroes in Crisis #9:
    • 5 day future Wally convinces present Wally not to kill him.
    • To prevent time from changing, Booster Gold goes into the 25th century to create a speed clone (happens off panel)
    • Wally is taken to jail.

    I must admit, while this mini series wasn’t one I enjoyed all the time, this issue definitely has its moments.

    As for Doomsday Clock #10:
    Dr Manhattan:
    • Spends a lot of time with Carver Colman, tells him he’ll be successful (8 months before he stars in a film that becomes a hit). He also kills him (or rather, it’s implied), his murder is never solved, because his secret letter is burned by the housekeeper.
    • Has seen Superman’s life from the golden age up to the Rebirth reality.
    • Is wondering why everything revolves around Superman.
    • Concludes that the multiverse changes as Earth 0 changes
    • Takes Alan Scott’s Green Lantern away
    • Says that this universe is a metaverse.
    • Receives a warning from Wally West (not the same Wally from Heroes in Crisis).
    • Makes himself publicly seen to the world and says (in his head) he need to be a villain...just as Superman wakes up.

    Quite an interesting history lesson from this issue.
     
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    There was no point to heroes in Crisis other than to have Wally kill people for no reason and tear the character down, then in a few years they will reveal it was really Zoom or something to redeem him. This was pointless. Oh and Ivy is a plant again till that also gets retconned.
     
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    Yeah. Unfortunately, Heroes in Crisis, in my opinion, damage some of the creditability/optimism I had with Rebirth, and felt quite unnecessary.

    It reminds me of Civil War II, and not in a good way.

    Here's hoping Event Leviathan fairs better.
     
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    Best we can argue was that it’s at least a TAD better then Identity Crisis.
     
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    Well Doomsday clock shows Manhattan screwing with timelines In a effort to make superman more alien and relatable to him and Wally is the first to find out. Dc Universe isn't a multiverse it's a Metaverse.

    Manhattan doesn't kill Colman he just doesn't stop Colman's mother from doing it.
    Because Colman is gay and his mother was jealous of his success. They show the letter on the last page covered in blood, that was the one the house keeper burned, so people wouldn't know he was gay.

    He doesn't need to become the Villain, as he says he is a being of inaction on a collision course with a man of action, to the organism that is the DC Universe he has become the villain it needs to stop.

    All this has happened because a being from a jaded hopeless reality entered a universe of hope and in trying to understand it made it more hopeless and became the villain. He is a foreign body in the entity that is the DCU and it is now trying to remove him. He also keeps going because there is an area of the future he can't see, and live or die that curiosity has gotten the better of him. HE has to know what will happen.
    Manhattan is a emotionless scientist he plays with things and changes little things but doesn't fight for the most part. It's an intellectual exercise. Even ending the Vietnam war wasn't much of a fight for him he just removed people from existence. It didn't bother him one way or the other.
    Now he's screwing with a universe and going against of man who fights for hope and deeply feels. It's two warring ideologies. Hope vs Indifference and we will see which will win. Unlike in his universe there is a being here who can fight and hurt him, while in his universe he was unrivaled.
     
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  20. Omegashark18

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    It’s a interesting take of you ask me. Superman and Earth-0 being the epicenter of things.
     
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