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

  1. Tekkaman Blade

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    I'd take Waid's stories over any of the recent crap.
     
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    The first run, maybe. I think I'd take the recent stuff prior to Williamson's run over Waid's return to Flash. But Waid's was the run that made me drop Flash for the first time ever. So repetitious. Backtracking or ignoring so much of the vastly superior Messner-Loebs run that came before it. And I hate his version of Barry, whenever he would show up. Which was too often.
     
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    Well while in a sense that’s true, I really just considered the Speed Force as like Star War’s the Force at the time, and it was interesting to me how he connected guys like Johnny Quick who I loved in All Star Squadron to the Flash, but again diff perspectives I guess. Also yeah the Linda as anchor is cheesy but perfectly fine with teenaged me hehe.

    Ive only read a few issues from that run, but yeah you just reminded that I really should check it out.
     
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    I liked the early Speed Force concept, where it was this mystic "heaven" for speedsters, that was only vaguely defined and mysterious, and I enjoyed Max Mercury's regret that he had missed his chance to get in. If they'd left the concept there, that would have been great. But sadly, the speed force has been twisted, folded and mutilated into some annoying, all pervasive plot device that I wish would just go away.
     
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    It's so painful watching someone correctly diagnose the problem but then draw the exact wrong conclusion about how to fix it.
     
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    "He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!"
     
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    Why does king have to make everything dark and depressing?
     
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    Justice League and Doom Patrol come to mind. They're the counterpart to Avengers and X-Men.
     
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    To be fair, Mister Miracle had a happy ending. He shaved his facial hair, managed to raise a child, spend some quality time with Big Barda and punch his father who traded him for Orin.

    Vision was pretty dark though, but at least Viv Vision exists because of it.

    I'm confident that Batman will get a light hearted ending. It's taking a while, but it'll be (hopefully) worth it.

    Plus, he seems to have dedicated fan base who likes these sort of 'dark and depressing' stories. I guess they make DC enough money to justify them, even if Heroes in Crisis was not that well received (and rightfully so).
     
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    It's only when he's doing this kind of solo story not tied into continuity that King is great. Mister Miracle was fantastic. Maybe the best thing DC published last year. And his Vision series for Marvel was the most (and arguably only) interesting thing ever done with the character in its entire 51 year history. For the first time ever, Vision was like an actual character instead of just a plot device or a cheap Mr. Spock stand-in.

    I... don't think that was a happy ending. The series ends with him deciding to remain living a delusion rather than return to the "real" world (if anyone is generous enough to think of the New 52/Rebirth continuity as the real DC world) and his real life.

    Adam Strange has been depressing since Alan Moore got hold of him in the '80s.
     
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    He was heavily rumored at one point to take over the Legion, and God knows that book needs some serious help. The scope kind of fits with the sort of things he wrote about in FF and Avengers too.
     
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    I was hoping Hickman would come to DC and do Legion, but now Bendis has it. Who knows how long he'll stay on it. He was on Avengers for like a decade. I hope he has read Legion at some point as a kid and isn't just going to make up a bunch of bullshit.
     
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    Well we know that last part is pretty impossible :)  if anything the consolation is that the Legion is still a futuristic sci fi book which isn’t something that he’s usually comfortable with, so if he stinks, it won’t last long.
     
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    The only thing I think is a complete miss so far is Matter-Eater Lad's redesign. Everything else at least looks promising.
     
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