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Old 05-03-12, 10:16 PM   #1276
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Re: DC UNIVERSE Reboots in September, Same Day Digital Linewide

Earth 2 and World's Finest were both as far as I'm concerned. Well done DC.
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Old 05-03-12, 11:01 PM   #1277
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I tried Earth 2 and Dial H. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed both. Maybe I'll pick up World's Finest on Saturday during Free Comic Book Day while I'm there.
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Old 05-04-12, 02:08 AM   #1278
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New 52 #1s are 99 cents on comixology now. I don't see an end date on the sale so this might just be a price drop. Good opportunity to try some of the titles out.
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Old 05-04-12, 09:41 AM   #1279
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I did end up getting into it, and I quite like it. I think Kara's a more interesting character than Kal-El, to be honest.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:26 AM   #1280
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I picked up Earth 2 and Worlds' Finest this week, and Action Comics #9. It was a GREAT week for multiple-earths action. I was really bummed by one of the developments in Earth 2, but Worlds' Finest was just a lot of fun to read. And Superman in Action Comics was just awesome, a lot of the attitude that was present in the earlier issues. I was close to dropping Action Comics, but I'll stay back on for a few more issues, hoping to get more of this story at a later time.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:21 AM   #1281
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Re: DC UNIVERSE Reboots in September, Same Day Digital Linewide

I should probably wait to post until after I actually read them, but I've finally made a bunch of New 52 purchases. My local store had every 2011 and earlier comic on the shelves for $1 yesterday, so I picked up issues 1 and 2 of thirty or so of the new DC titles.

Looking forward to a marathon reading session soon.
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Old 05-06-12, 09:22 AM   #1282
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Earth 2 and World's Finest were both as far as I'm concerned. Well done DC.
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I picked up Earth 2 and Worlds' Finest this week, and Action Comics #9. It was a GREAT week for multiple-earths action. I was really bummed by one of the developments in Earth 2, but Worlds' Finest was just a lot of fun to read. And Superman in Action Comics was just awesome, a lot of the attitude that was present in the earlier issues. I was close to dropping Action Comics, but I'll stay back on for a few more issues, hoping to get more of this story at a later time.
I also enjoyed both Earth 2 and Worlds' Finest but I was also pleasantly surprised by Action Comics #9 as the last few issues were subpar IMHO.
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Old 05-06-12, 02:05 PM   #1283
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All I can say is after reading The New 52 #1 from FCBD.

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I really don't like that they gave Phantom Stranger a definitive origin. That defeats his entire purpose of being a "phantom stranger."

So we now know what the Trinity for the Trinity War will be. It is the Trinity of Sin, which are Pandora, Phantom Stranger, and The Question. I never really read anything about The Question before, but I thought he was more of a street-level type of character. I didn't think he was some big mystical mumbojumbo like Phantom Stranger or Spectre.
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Old 05-06-12, 09:43 PM   #1284
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He is now. Welcome to the new DC.
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Old 05-06-12, 10:03 PM   #1285
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DC could have been more subtle about revealing my origin, though I do see it opening up storytelling possibilities. Lots of rumors are pointing to the upcoming Trinity War being DC's version of Civil War.
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Old 05-07-12, 01:16 AM   #1286
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DC could have been more subtle about revealing my origin, though I do see it opening up storytelling possibilities. Lots of rumors are pointing to the upcoming Trinity War being DC's version of Civil War.
So Batman will be against superhuman registration and Superman will be for it or will it be the other way around?

Will one of them reveal their identity on national TV leading to a loved one getting shot by an assassin which in turn leads to DC's One More Day? Maybe Trinity War is set in the past and that will explain why Clark and Lois are no longer married in the DCnU?

And regarding Phantom Stranger's origin I thought the 1980s Secret Origins series did it best by giving him a multiple choice origin with four possible origins.
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Old 05-07-12, 05:34 PM   #1287
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Didn't Alan Moore once do a Stranger semi-origin story? If so, I imagine that was best.

Just read my first DC new 52 stuff today, starting with that FCBD book. Hated that book, didn't like the new origins of PS and ? at all.

But I've pretty much enjoyed everything else I've read so far. Flash #1, Action 1-2, Birds of Prey 1-2, and Detective #1 iirc.

Good fun for $1 a book, but I'd feel ripped off if i paid more. I don't think any of them took me more than four or five minutes to read, not a very good cost/entertainment ratio. Maybe I'm too used to Vertigo stuff, but I swear they were the quickest reads of my 40 year comic life.
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Old 05-07-12, 05:57 PM   #1288
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Didn't Alan Moore once do a Stranger semi-origin story? If so, I imagine that was best.
That was from the 1980s Secret Origins series I mentioned before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_origins

Issue #10 had four possible origins for Phantom Stranger.
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Old 05-07-12, 06:03 PM   #1289
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That was from the 1980s Secret Origins series I mentioned before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_origins

Issue #10 had four possible origins for Phantom Stranger.
I figured it might be the same. Good memory/link.

I enjoyed all four stories iirc. Loved that series, think I might own every issue.
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Old 05-15-12, 05:48 PM   #1290
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Re: DC UNIVERSE Reboots in September, Same Day Digital Linewide

I just read the Animal Man trade (quick read). Really good but I'm seriously freaked out now.
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Old 05-16-12, 02:54 PM   #1291
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i tried nearly all of the new 52 initially and then stuck with maybe half. of the ones which ive read every single issue, heres how i would rank them so far (i am more of a mainstream dc reader and less of a vertigo type):

1) justice league
2) batman and robin
3) green lantern
4) aquaman
5) green lantern corps
6) superman
7) batgirl
8) green lantern new guardians
9) catwoman
10) all star western
11) red lanterns
12) voodoo
13) nightwing

14-15 would be batman and supergirl, which are overall quite good but there were some issues i didnt like. the list above had no issues i didnt like.

the two titles that were most hyped besides jla -- action comics and detective comics -- both started out strong i felt but then i stopped liking after the first two issues =(.

the most improved title would be grifter i think, with an honorable mention to green arrow. i hated their first issues and didnt read any more until they changed creative teams after six months, and i tried them again and liked them. too bad grifter has liefed covers now.

as a 'verse, the gl titles are far superior to the batman family to me. they are tied together really well across them. at least the superman family is somewhat coordinated but the batman stuff is all over the place. group editor fail (at least until the owls are done, we will see how that goes).

you may notice theres no wonderwoman or flash on my list. i still read those but really i only like the art. they are both trying to do something way out of the ordinary for those characters, which i can
appreciate, but its not my cup of tea although i normally love azzarello.

so far i am not a fan of the culling or second wave. i saw some of you liked the earth 2 stuff but i just found it alright. shade has some good issues i think. i havent read todays releases yet like vandal savage.
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Old 05-20-12, 02:55 PM   #1292
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DC is apparently going to bring a "prominent" character out of the closet in the New 52 continuity. I can assume that most reactions will be:

1) Changing long-established characters like this is sacrilege!
2) They should have just created a new character if they wanted to appease LGBT readers.

As with everything else about the New 52, my feeling is that as long as the story works, I'm fine with whatever they want to do. I know Gail Simone has been hinting at something major that she's been fighting for at DC for about a month or so now, and given how outspoken she's been about LGBT equality, I have a sneaking suspicion this was her project. I wonder if it'll turn out to be Barbara Gordon? Batwoman will appear in issue #12...
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Old 05-20-12, 05:17 PM   #1293
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Old 05-20-12, 06:15 PM   #1294
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Old 05-21-12, 11:00 AM   #1295
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It's gotta be Batman. All those beards and never really married, and the short shorts Robin is still in continuity, right? I mean I know he has a kid, but wasn't he drugged up for that?
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Old 05-21-12, 12:56 PM   #1296
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Maybe it will be Wally West, then the fans will really go crazy.
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Old 05-21-12, 01:10 PM   #1297
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Red Tornado. You CAN fist an android!
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Old 05-21-12, 01:40 PM   #1298
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Old 05-21-12, 01:50 PM   #1299
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It better not be Batman!
from reading the new 52 its not gonna be batman or superman or any of those. itll be like batgirl or guy gardner or something.
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Old 05-21-12, 02:08 PM   #1300
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I could see a lot of fan outrage at Barbara Gordon. They finally bring her back and then this reveal? Plus that would mean that Batgirl and Batwoman are out of the closet (which sets up the eventual Batman turn, as I predicted earlier, but still)

So is Justice League back in the "present day" now, and if so, is Hal not a member (or did he get his ring back)? Feel free to spoiler tag the response, I'm just curious.
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