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Old 04-23-21, 08:45 AM
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The other problem with the aging on Jon is that DC has been quietly aging Damian too. Just look at this coming next week.

https://twitter.com/sampere_art/stat...469788677?s=21
It's hard to tell because of art styles and perspective but Damian still looks much younger than Jon. I see it more like how Young Justice seemed to age up when they transitioned to Teen Titans. But it's not like I'm reading the Bat books, is he aged up there?
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It's hard to tell because of art styles and perspective but Damian still looks much younger than Jon. I see it more like how Young Justice seemed to age up when they transitioned to Teen Titans. But it's not like I'm reading the Bat books, is he aged up there?
Somewhat, but like you said, it depends on the artist. Damian is now out of the Bat books and getting his own series next week, so we’ll see then how they write/draw him.
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Pretty cool second print cover

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Nightwing is DC's best book right now. And its done with great writing and respecting the character. So I'm not sure how its a DC book.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
It's hard to tell because of art styles and perspective but Damian still looks much younger than Jon. I see it more like how Young Justice seemed to age up when they transitioned to Teen Titans. But it's not like I'm reading the Bat books, is he aged up there?
No. He's still 13-ish. There was a two-part Robin back up in Batman and Detective Comics last month that leads into Robin #1. He's going his own way now.
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If everything goes according to plan, Discovery will soon be the new co-owner of DC Comics.


King Shark and Shark Week will be under the same corporate umbrella. Synergy!
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Old 05-17-21, 04:39 PM
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The Discovery CEO is known for jettisoning unprofitable divisions. DC basically gets new corporate overlords - while the merger is technically Warner and Discovery, it will be Discovery steering the new ship.
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How the fuck does Discovery end up owning WarnerMedia? That just seems completely ass-backwards.

DC Comics has to be the weirdest thing for executives and bean-counters to deal with. On the one hand, they're a comic book publisher, which is a tiny, independent hobby-store oriented market, and they're only the second largest publisher of comic books at that. But on the other hand, they own two of the most recognizable and marketable characters in the world, so they can't just sell them off when they hold assets like that, and if they stop publishing comics, then will Superman and Batman lose their cultural cachet?
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IMHO it would be a huge mistake to shutter or minimize the comics division. I realize I'm super biased as a comics fan, but if you look at the major movies and cartoons and media coming out based on comics, the most successful ones seem to have at least some roots in comic book stories. Heck, if you look at stuff GI Joe and Transformers, Marvel creators were instrumental in creating something that had a lasting impact beyond just a few years of a toyline.
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Finally something more than Batman

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Well at least Aquaman will have 1 issue out this year.
Old 05-18-21, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
How the fuck does Discovery end up owning WarnerMedia? That just seems completely ass-backwards.

DC Comics has to be the weirdest thing for executives and bean-counters to deal with. On the one hand, they're a comic book publisher, which is a tiny, independent hobby-store oriented market, and they're only the second largest publisher of comic books at that. But on the other hand, they own two of the most recognizable and marketable characters in the world, so they can't just sell them off when they hold assets like that, and if they stop publishing comics, then will Superman and Batman lose their cultural cachet?
That's not completely true. As I mentioned before DC's profits are coming mostly from Young Adult books and graphic novels, which sell in the millions. The comic side doesn't sell as much, which is why the bean counters already pushed to reduce the output of floppies out there, but DC Comics itself, still a large publisher of books per se. The problem will be if the bean counters decide that weekly floppies are a worthless investment and decide to only publish books and trades because it's what sells the most, without understanding that weekly floppies provide the stories that are being adapted to TV and film.
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New Batman event coming out later this year

Old 05-24-21, 11:45 AM
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The Stargirl Spring Break Special was very good IMO. The Green Arrow retcon is beautifully simple.
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He and Speedy are members of the 1940s Seven Soldiers of Victory again (after the Golden Age GA and Speedy were removed from continuity after the original Crisis). Ollie and Roy spent some time in the past thanks to the Clock King. It reminded me of when John Byrne made Wonder Woman's mother the original Golden Age Wonder Woman during his run.


This retcon is as simple as A B C. Geoff Johns is really good at these kind of retcons.

Also, I hope he's at the helm of a new Justice Society title
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as suggested by the epilogue of this book. When they were taken off the board during the New 52, the rumor was he would bring back the Justice Society title after Doomsday Clock was completed. I'm hoping that plan is back in action. Also, I'm a huge fan of Per Degaton so it was nice to see him back.
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Old 05-27-21, 01:04 AM
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50s-60's AQUMAN artist Ramona Fradon is doing a variant cover for AQUAMAN 80th Anniversary Special. COOL!




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Old 05-29-21, 06:37 PM
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Can someone explain to me why Mike Grell doesn’t have a variant for this anniversary?

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Old 05-29-21, 09:14 PM
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Apparently DC has retconned the Golden Age Green Arrow and Speedy into being Oliver and Roy on an accidental time travel trip. This now appears to be the primary status quo.
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Old 07-09-21, 08:42 PM
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Next Tom King project

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Another comic to avoid from the one hit wonder
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Old 08-05-21, 01:14 AM
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Neal Adams Realtor Exclusive Variant cover to JOKER #6.


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So this may cause a lot of internet drama today. Spoilers about Tim Drake below:
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Yeah, that's crap. I can't believe that dude can't recognize Tim when he's right next to him through that flimsy mask. No wonder people are upset.
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Old 08-10-21, 05:39 PM
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Super rushed story in a 3rd tier Bat book. DC is grabbing all these headlines about Robin, for a character who is not Robin anymore. And if you go to the store for the Robin ongoing, you're going to get Damian on MK island. DC cant even capitalize.

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