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Old 08-16-16, 07:16 PM   #351
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I finally made it through the new 52 runs of Worlds Finest (when it was Power Girl and Huntress), Earth 2 and Earth 2 World's End. I bought them all digitally through various sales but finally finished reading them.

Man what a waste of time and money. Actually Worlds Finest and even the early stages of Earth 2 are kinda neat, though disjointed. Then Worlds End just does it all in. I have no idea why they do these weekly series when they can't keep the writing coherent or the art consistent. And then it's obvious that they changed course multiple times for whatever reason. There were multiple times where I was just confused why they were telling certain stories and what was going on. And even the writers famously can't remember the name of Dick's son. And then all this crap leads into the even crappier Convergence.

It doesn't help that I'm a huge fan of The JSA, of pre Crisis Power Girl and Huntress and the New Gods.

I was half tempted to use that Lemire sale to pick up Futures End, but I doubt I'll bother.
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Old 08-18-16, 01:34 AM   #352
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Futures End starts out pretty great, the first trade is worth picking up. Unfortunately, the second trade collecting Futures End goes nowhere as the story loses steam. Despite loving the first volume, the second volume was tedious enough for me to have put off reading volume 3. Maybe I'll get to it someday.
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Old 08-18-16, 08:46 AM   #353
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Picked up Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre. I don't like the idea of Watchmen prequels nor the current integration of the characters into the DC Universe so I had no intention of picking this up. However, I loved Darwyn Cooke's work and this was the only thing left by him that I didn't own. Plus it was only $10 for the hardcover.
Same thought process here pretty much. I just picked up all 3(4?) at Hamilton Books for like $9 each, plus a few Showcases at $6 each.
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Old 08-18-16, 01:04 PM   #354
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Futures End starts out pretty great, the first trade is worth picking up. Unfortunately, the second trade collecting Futures End goes nowhere as the story loses steam. Despite loving the first volume, the second volume was tedious enough for me to have put off reading volume 3. Maybe I'll get to it someday.
These weekly series just seem like a moneygrab. I really enjoyed 52, and it was all downhill from there (with a huge chasm in Countdown). You'd think they'd actually plot out the entire thing beforehand, since it takes multiple writers and artists, but all seem to end with a fizzle and the feeling that things just went off the rails somewhere along the line.
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Old 08-18-16, 02:14 PM   #355
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My impression is that they only had so much story to tell and had to start stringing things along if they wanted it to run an entire year. I actually like the plot but it's the epitome of decompressed storytelling.
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Old 08-18-16, 03:09 PM   #356
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Just grabbed The Walking Dead hardcover books 7,8,10 and 11 still sealed off of ebay for $55 shipped. Going to have to find 9 somewhere as my goal is to get caught up to the show before the new season starts.
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Old 08-18-16, 03:17 PM   #357
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I bought this from Amazon as well. For the price I couldn't pass it up. Due to some unexpected free time today, I was able to read the entire thing in one sitting. That is a rarity for me these days.

Let me give it my highest recommendation. It's a high-quality book with excellent art reproduction. I hadn't read every included issue before, including the Elseworlds Holy Terror story. Brennert pens a very heartfelt introduction letter about his comic book influences.

His love for the Golden Age heroes comes through in almost all the included issues. A couple of the issues are basically farewells to certain JSA members that DC had killed off at the time. I had forgotten the punchline to the included Deadman Christmas story, that surprise reveal was a great moment I hadn't read in decades.
I agree on the Golden Age. I read a handful of stories the other day, most of which I'd read before (To Kill a Legend, Brave and the Bold), and remembered how Brennert tugs the right emotional chords for me. I'm looking forward to reading the rest and seeing if they're also new to me.
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Old 09-05-16, 12:01 PM   #358
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Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City
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Old 09-05-16, 01:24 PM   #359
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Anyone read Dini's Dark Night: A True Batman Story? I wonder if that is worth getting.
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Old 09-05-16, 01:51 PM   #360
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Anyone read Dini's Dark Night: A True Batman Story? I wonder if that is worth getting.
I've thought of picking it up a couple times but haven't yet. I might throw it in to one of my next orders.
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Old 09-30-16, 05:05 PM   #361
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Daredevil By Frank Miller & Klaus Janson: Volume One
Superior Spider-Man Volume Three: No Escape (got volume three by mistake. Have Volume One but not Two)
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Old 10-02-16, 01:14 PM   #362
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Wonder Woman by George Pérez Volume 1. Glad to re-read the first 14 issues of Pérez's run on the comic, though I think they printed the artwork a tad too faintly to read clearly.
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Old 01-29-17, 06:54 PM   #363
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Old 01-30-17, 07:59 AM   #364
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Anyone read Dini's Dark Night: A True Batman Story? I wonder if that is worth getting.
I had no idea what it was when I borrowed it from the library; I assumed it was another "Batman" story springing from "Dark Knight 3". Instead, it's essentially an anecdote Dini relates about a mugging he experienced back when he was working on "Batman: The Animated Series" and his difficult recovery from the injuries he suffered.

I don't want to diminish his experience because it was truly terrible, but it to make it work as a Comics story, -a visual story that an artist can milk, -he has to ratchet up the melodrama and use tricks like having his characters from the "Batman" series talking to him in fantasy sequences. I found these elements sort of clichéd and it reminded me of devices I'm embarrassed to say I used in the past to write about my own personal experiences. Truthfully, I'd rather have Dini telling me the story one-on-one than having to read it.

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Old 01-30-17, 10:17 AM   #365
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Just ordered Alpha Flight Omnibus.
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Old 01-30-17, 01:38 PM   #366
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Secret Six: The Gauntlet
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Old 01-31-17, 10:14 PM   #367
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Batman Volume One: I Am Gotham (Rebirth)
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I had no idea what it was when I borrowed it from the library; I assumed it was another "Batman" story springing from "Dark Knight 3". Instead, it's essentially an anecdote Dini relates about a mugging he experienced back when he was working on "Batman: The Animated Series" and his difficult recovery from the injuries he suffered.

I don't want to diminish his experience because it was truly terrible, but it to make it work as a Comics story, -a visual story that an artist can milk, -he has to ratchet up the melodrama and use tricks like having his characters from the "Batman" series talking to him in fantasy sequences. I found these elements sort of clichéd and it reminded me of devices I'm embarrassed to say I used in the past to write about my own personal experiences. Truthfully, I'd rather have Dini telling me the story one-on-one than having to read it.
I've heard a wide range of reactions to it for the reasons you listed. People either like it a great deal or are turned off by its structure.
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Old 03-10-17, 06:04 PM   #369
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Batman Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen (Rebirth)
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