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Reply #35 on: April 27, 2008, 05:29:49 PM

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Reply #36 on: April 27, 2008, 06:31:48 PM

Oh come on. Goddamnit, even if it is Geoff Johns, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH UNIVERSE-SPANNING CRISIS.

Fuck's sake.

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Reply #37 on: April 27, 2008, 09:12:42 PM

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Reply #38 on: April 27, 2008, 11:53:11 PM

I can't help laughing at the middle of that pic, where Superman looks like he's giving the other side a wave hello while Superman Prime looks like he's pointing in order to help his side work out who to attack in the vast nothingness of space.

Plus: Legion of Super-Heroes. Hillarious stuff.

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Reply #39 on: April 28, 2008, 01:52:07 AM

It does seem like DC is recylcing the same plot a lot. A superperson from some other dimension - wow original!

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Reply #40 on: April 28, 2008, 03:02:48 AM

Oh come on. Goddamnit, even if it is Geoff Johns, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH UNIVERSE-SPANNING CRISIS.

Fuck's sake.

What else did you think Countdown to Final Crisis was building up to?
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Reply #41 on: April 28, 2008, 09:22:15 AM

I had hoped a clear, coherent story that didn't make me want to stab people in charge.

I hope too much.

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Reply #42 on: April 28, 2008, 01:17:20 PM

I had hoped a clear, coherent story that didn't make me want to stab people in charge.

I hope too much.

Final Crisis itself is being written by Morrison, so there's about a 50% chance that ends up clear and coherent.  Apparently some of the stuff he did in Seven Soldiers is tied into it.
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Reply #43 on: April 28, 2008, 11:41:05 PM

I rather enjoyed 52, but countdown was just a bunch of DC taking a shit on my face and not even paying me for the privilege.
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Reply #44 on: April 28, 2008, 11:48:51 PM

I've still only read the first few issues of Countdown.  I've been known to read shitty books before when I feel like having something to rant about (see New Avengers), but when I heard that Countdown started spoiling shit going on in other books I was reading, I made it a point to avoid even glancing at the book.
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Reply #45 on: April 28, 2008, 11:54:42 PM

So I'm the only one who thought 52 sucked, eh?

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Reply #46 on: April 29, 2008, 12:08:00 AM

So I'm the only one who thought 52 sucked, eh?

I thought there were storylines in it that I was completely not interested in, and that it was hard to judge like a regular comic since it was more like an anthology hybrid.  It didn't have the job of focusing on a particular group of characters or a main storyline.  Generally I thought the positive outweighed the negative, with the Bootser Gold, Elongated Man, Black Adam, and The Question storylines being the ones I liked the most.
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Reply #47 on: April 29, 2008, 12:46:56 AM

It had interesting bits here and there, but overall my investment in the stories remained lukewarm at most and the resolution to each fell flat.

It never felt like things were happening naturally- it felt like they were happening because that's what the writers decided they needed to happen.  That's a feeling I don't get when I'm reading a good story.

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Reply #48 on: April 29, 2008, 01:43:50 AM

The only things that seemed like maybe they didn't happen naturally were the return of the multiverse at the end, and possibly the World War III thing since it seemed like they were building up to an actual "World War" and then backed off that idea somewhere down the road and decided just to have everyone fight Black Adam in a four issue tie-in instead.
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Reply #49 on: April 29, 2008, 08:44:00 AM

I had hoped a clear, coherent story that didn't make me want to stab people in charge.

I hope too much.

Final Crisis itself is being written by Morrison, so there's about a 50% chance that ends up clear and coherent.  Apparently some of the stuff he did in Seven Soldiers is tied into it.

Fuck. After his latest Batman run and the 7 Soldiers, I just don't know about Morrison. Half of the 7 were just outright uninteresting and uninspired, and none of them really hit a homerun for me. When he's on, he's shit hot, when he's not on, the stories just get muddled. He needs to bring back the Invisibles and forget this mainstream super-hero stuff.

As for 52, I loved it for the most part. The weakest bit was the World War 3 offshoot shit. The Booster Gold/Multiverse story was pure gold, IMO, and most of the other stuff was decent at its worst. Now what's been done outside of 52 around it was horribly uneven.

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Reply #50 on: April 29, 2008, 06:39:53 PM

sigh i can't even recognize 10 of the super villains in that cover. Not very super.

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Reply #51 on: April 30, 2008, 08:13:42 PM

sigh i can't even recognize 10 of the super villains in that cover. Not very super.

It's a Legion story, and thus takes place in the 31'st Century.  Unless you read a lot of Legion stuff, there's no reason why you would recognize most of the characters.
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Reply #52 on: May 01, 2008, 10:15:34 AM

Why would a two year storyline culminate in a story involving 31st century characters?

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #53 on: May 01, 2008, 10:20:26 AM

For Countdown Millennium to start up once Final Crisis is over, of course. 
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Reply #54 on: May 01, 2008, 02:02:25 PM

Why would a two year storyline culminate in a story involving 31st century characters?

It doesn't.  Final Crisis:  Legion of 3 Worlds is just one of the tie-in minis.
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Reply #55 on: May 01, 2008, 02:50:46 PM

Why would a two year storyline culminate in a story involving 31st century characters?

It doesn't.  Final Crisis:  Legion of 3 Worlds is just one of the tie-in minis.

OH fuck me. My head just assploded.

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Reply #56 on: May 10, 2008, 04:27:57 PM


I know I'll regret asking this, but is it safe to say that Superman is now as powerful as he was pre-Crisis? I don't see how Byrne's Man of Steel could take on Superboy one on one for even a panel. tongue
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Reply #57 on: May 12, 2008, 06:20:36 PM

I think he's come close to reacquiring most of his pre-Crisis powers and near god-like status. It's been kind of interesting to watch that creep up. Morrison kicked into overdrive, but at least he had some interesting reasons for doing so circa DC 1,000,000.
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