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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #360 on: May 22, 2012, 09:16 AM »
"Major" DC comic character to come out of the closet

The obvious choice would be Batman.  As Grant Morrison says, "Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it."  But I think there's too much money to be lost with a gay Batman.  I'm betting it'll be Flash.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #361 on: May 22, 2012, 09:29 AM »
It's Wonder Woman. She hooks up with Bat Woman.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #362 on: May 22, 2012, 10:11 AM »
That's sales gold right there, my friend.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #363 on: June 1, 2012, 09:31 AM »
Green Lantern is gay

This is the original GL, not Hal Jordan.  So I don't know if that's a "major" a character as they original teased.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #364 on: June 1, 2012, 10:34 AM »
And Jeff's head just exploded.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #365 on: June 2, 2012, 07:40 AM »
It's Wonder Woman. She hooks up with Bat Woman.

This would have been sooooo much better.  Better yet, make it Power Girl.   ;)

Green Lantern?  Sorry Jeff - DC feels like it's being run by TMZ.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #366 on: June 2, 2012, 11:52 PM »
And Jeff's head just exploded.

Hey, I got off the DC "New 52" crazy train back in March.  They can do whatever they want, it's just another in a long line of decisions that dumps all over the continuity that I grew up loving.  This whole "New 52" business just proved that I am no longer who they want to be buying comics, so I complied and quit.

I'm much happier reading my giant back-log of books, the ones where Wally West (and his wife and kids and his history as Kid Flash and The Flash) still exists.  The one where Dick's best friend was Wally West and where they grew up together in the Teen Titans and they (along with the other titans - Aqualad, Speedy) grew into their own heroes/legacy.  The one where it makes sense how Bruce Wayne could have churned through 4 different Robins and actually have it make sense.  ETc ETc ETc.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #367 on: June 12, 2012, 09:11 PM »
I've been sticking with some of the "new 52" (primarily Batman stuff, and a few others), but I can understand why many don't.  For many of the books, the "feel" just isn't the same - and Jeff mentioning the whole Dick Grayson/Wally West thing brings up one of my biggest problems with it as well.  I actually started re-reading the old "New Teen Titans" by Wolfman/Perez from the 80s after reading this thread and thinking about it the other day.  Some of the DC stuff is still good, but some of it seems to be trying awfully hard to be "hip" (or whatever the hip word for hip is these days).  Looking at the recent solicits, and seeing the cover to Green Lantern #0 is an example of that:



I trust Johns as a writer, and I'm sure it will be good, but the cover just looks like "he's got a mask, and tattoos, and a gun!"  Although some of it was unknown or confusing to me as I grew up more of a Marvel reader, I still miss the old DC.  Jeff mentioned some of my biggest problems with things too....the Robin(s) situation, Wally West, etc.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #368 on: June 12, 2012, 09:52 PM »
Ooh - it's Kick Ass the Arab Green Lantern - with a gun!  He's got the damned most powerful weapon in the whole DCU on his right hand, but he still packs a gun in the other just to show you he means business!!!  AWSOMEZZZ!~!!

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #369 on: June 29, 2012, 09:02 AM »
So...as much as I loathe the entire concept, curiosity got the better of me and bought a couple of the Before Watchmen comics...Nite Owl and The Comedian. I guess there are other out but I probably already missed them.

The Comedian story was absurd...hanging with the Kennedys murdering Marilyn Monroe, whateves.

Liked the Nite Owl story a lot more, seemed much more in tune with the original spirit and look of the Watchmen. JMS always delivers the goods.

The bonus pirate tales stuff is a nice touch as well. I guess I will pick up the rest of these but I hope that is the end of it and they let this franchise rest in peace. I do not want to see Watchmen 2 a few years from now. Unless Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons are running that show...
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #370 on: July 3, 2012, 01:27 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #371 on: July 3, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Link came up dead for me... what was it?

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #372 on: July 3, 2012, 02:11 PM »
Well Mtv has been dead to me since the late '80s.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #373 on: July 3, 2012, 02:30 PM »
Link came up dead for me... what was it?

Looks like they removed it. Here is a different link with an image
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #374 on: July 3, 2012, 02:32 PM »
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-now-reevolution-uncanny-avengers.html

It looks like there will be some Comic Con announcements, as this is part of EW's SDCC preview (which I just got in the mail today).  It just has that one piece of Quesada art (that is shown in the article), and announces a handful of series: Uncanny Avengers (by Remender, with Cap, Wolvie, Rogue, Havok, etc.), a new twice shipping Avengers book (by Hickman, with a roster of 18), and All New X-Men (Bendis, involving the original five X-Men time traveling to current time or something like that.  Sounds like some books will be getting new number 1s (which happens all the time anyways), but it won't be a reboot like DC did with the new 52.  From recent rumors, it sounds like there will be a number of creative team changes with the Marvel books, post A vs X.

UPDATED: Sounds like it is Marvel confirmed, all of this is part of Marvel NOW! initiative.
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