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Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

It was all going well, and then the parademons showed up


Fallen Rib

His costume sucks, his name sucks and he is goofy as gently caress but I enjoyed the Ghost Maker back up in Batman. There seems to be a bit of Morrison in him (thinking tones of Fantomex) and it's all very silly but it was fun and for some reason Tynion can write over confident jerks quite well (as long as he acknowledges that they are jerks)

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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Madkal posted:

His costume sucks, his name sucks and he is goofy as gently caress but I enjoyed the Ghost Maker back up in Batman. There seems to be a bit of Morrison in him (thinking tones of Fantomex) and it's all very silly but it was fun and for some reason Tynion can write over confident jerks quite well (as long as he acknowledges that they are jerks)

Ghostmaker is a Batman's level of preptime and skill with Dick's charisma and confidence, and maybe a blend of Jason and Damian's attitude and morals.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Joker is shaping up to be interesting and Issue #2 is more of the same insofar as The Joker really only appears for a few pages because the main story is Jim Gordon and his hunt for the eponymous character. The backup story otoh is dumb and while Bluebird seeing some action is good, I wish she'd be more involved in something that's not related to a Poochie character.

BrianWilly
Apr 24, 2007

There is no homosexual terrorist Johnny Silverhand

Okay in some good bits, the newest WW issue turned me from "mixed" to "sold." It's just very fun; whether intentionally or not, it feels a lot like the Yara Flor Future State issues, only with Diana subbed in, which is good because Diana deserves to have good fun mythological stories too

I also like that there are teases in here about something strange coming soon with Olympus as well, 'cuz I always like it when they deal with Olympus' status quo. It's nice to actually look forward to...uh...literally anything?...from DC right now.

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.



Based on the past couple weeks, Flash and Green Lantern (including Far Sector) are doing well. Three titles is pretty strong rep for DC in my pull box.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


BrianWilly posted:

Okay in some good bits, the newest WW issue turned me from "mixed" to "sold." It's just very fun; whether intentionally or not, it feels a lot like the Yara Flor Future State issues, only with Diana subbed in, which is good because Diana deserves to have good fun mythological stories too

I also like that there are teases in here about something strange coming soon with Olympus as well, 'cuz I always like it when they deal with Olympus' status quo. It's nice to actually look forward to...uh...literally anything?...from DC right now.

I'm willing to see where it goes, but I still think it's in general a bad idea for a new creative team to take one of these big properties and yank them out of the setting in a way that's obviously not going to be there for the long haul, at least for the first story. Like if I was writing Action Comics and decided it was about Clark Kent being trapped in Gemworld and basically being Super-Conan, sure it's maybe gonna be cool, but there's always gonna be the niggling feeling of 'when are we getting to the Metropolis factory?'

bobkatt013
Oct 8, 2006

You’re telling me Peter Parker is ...... Spider-man!?


Gaz-L posted:

I'm willing to see where it goes, but I still think it's in general a bad idea for a new creative team to take one of these big properties and yank them out of the setting in a way that's obviously not going to be there for the long haul, at least for the first story. Like if I was writing Action Comics and decided it was about Clark Kent being trapped in Gemworld and basically being Super-Conan, sure it's maybe gonna be cool, but there's always gonna be the niggling feeling of 'when are we getting to the Metropolis factory?'

That was called Superman exile

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



https://twitter.com/thr/status/1382700062741041154?s=21

Whos ready for more Jason Todd

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


I am unprepared

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!




No.

Dragonshirt
Oct 28, 2010


Is Batman in Batman: The Detective supposed to be the Dark Knight or Batfleck? I don't remember the Dark Knight wearing a coat like that.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Dragonshirt posted:

Is Batman in Batman: The Detective supposed to be the Dark Knight or Batfleck? I don't remember the Dark Knight wearing a coat like that.

I kinda think Batman in a coat predated Batfleck, but I can't remember where.

Red Son maybe?

Space_Butler
Dec 5, 2003


Fun Shoe

Skwirl posted:

I kinda think Batman in a coat predated Batfleck, but I can't remember where.

Red Son maybe?
Future Damien in Morrison's Batman?

Beerdeer
Apr 25, 2006
Big Dick McGee

Batman 666 is what I recall

Vincent
Nov 25, 2005





I'm thinking Gotham by Gaslight.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


It's definitely a GbG inspired outfit. I kinda like the new Squire and hope we see more of them. As far as Red Hood is going, he's kinda growing on me as a contrast to the rest of the Bat Family. He's like the midway point between Damian's angst and edginess and Dick's jovial heart.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Joshua Williamson is a way better writer than Lobdell at least.

frameset
Apr 13, 2008



I enjoyed Batman The Detective, if only for more Knight and Squire. Anyone else from the UK read the Knight and Squire series from a while back? I loved the bits that were like UK kids comics like The Beano and The Dandy. I also just got done reading the Grant Morrison Batman omnibuses where he talks about Squire being inspired by the tomboy characters like Minnie the Minx and Beryl the Peril.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


frameset posted:

I enjoyed Batman The Detective, if only for more Knight and Squire. Anyone else from the UK read the Knight and Squire series from a while back? I loved the bits that were like UK kids comics like The Beano and The Dandy. I also just got done reading the Grant Morrison Batman omnibuses where he talks about Squire being inspired by the tomboy characters like Minnie the Minx and Beryl the Peril.

I really do miss the Bat Inc. characters and wish they'd show up more

Speaking of Bat Inc characters, update on that bracket thing. The predictable choices won.


https://community.dcuniverseinfinite.com/t/your-complete-guide-to-dcs-2021-round-robin-brackets/1517952
New concept art for the Round 2 stories are out too. Voting closed for round 2 yesterday and Round 3 will start in May.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Xelkelvos posted:

I really do miss the Bat Inc. characters and wish they'd show up more

Speaking of Bat Inc characters, update on that bracket thing. The predictable choices won.


https://community.dcuniverseinfinite.com/t/your-complete-guide-to-dcs-2021-round-robin-brackets/1517952
New concept art for the Round 2 stories are out too. Voting closed for round 2 yesterday and Round 3 will start in May.

How does Robins not win this, just based on it being called a "Round Robin"?

Superman and Lois will almost certainly win though.

catlord
Mar 22, 2009

The art... it's growing on me. I find myself enjoying it.


I can't be too disappointed about Nightrunner, putting him up against Blue Beetle it probably could have only ended one way. Alas.

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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


catlord posted:

I can't be too disappointed about Nightrunner, putting him up against Blue Beetle it probably could have only ended one way. Alas.

same for a lot of those other stories. Zatanna's probably gonna beat GL and Robins are gonna beat Lobo/Animal Man. BB and Jesse Quick are at similar levels of relevance so it's a toss up between them, IMO (though I'd lean towards BB), but either would lose against Suicide Squad or Superman and Lois.

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