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As the wife is wont to do, after viewing this clip with me she then pulled up the intro clip of Blizzard's 'Wrath of the Lich King' teaser when it was released. She then pushed play on both simultaneously but muted the new Batman intro.
She then cackled maniacally and walked away. I told her that the court was not amused and was still going to enjoy the game regardless.
Moon Knight looks cool, It reminded me though: just how many #1's has he had in the last few years?
Moon Knight 1980: 38 issues.
Fist of Khonshu 1984: 6 issue mini.
Marc Spector: Moon Knight 1989: was 60 issues.
Moon Knight 2006: 30 issues.
Vengeance of Moon knight 2009: 10 issues
Bendis's Moon Knight 2011: was 12 issues.
Jon - this is why I heart you sir. Because you keep dutiful track of all the Marvel reboots. Not that an internet search wouldn't do it; but that you to verify and post for public consumption. I'll buy you lunch one of these days.
I could not agree more with you; in fact I've been known to become outright vehement with other folks on here for blind adherence to character properties being done in ways completely inconsistent with the artistic inception.
You're right to speak your mind about something you're putting money toward; in fact it's a commendation to your character that you feel so strongly as to voice it amidst a less than knowledgeable crowd at times.
I think running into another Batman villain would be a nice change of pace. Harley, lately at least, has strayed so far from her roots and it would be nice to see her be an actual foe against the Bat or at least have like a team up with one of the villains for an issue. Hey, maybe she could kill Joker's daughter for messing with her ex's face, just an idea. I'd def like to see it.
But with that being said. Palmiotti really doesn't know how to write characters like Poison Ivy and such, so I doubt he'd be able to tackle other Batman villains. God that 2nd issue, Ivy was so soft and mild and mindlessly murdered people for NO reason it's just- ugh! I don't have a problem with Ivy killing people, I really don't. She's a villain, even if DC wants to make her an anti-hero, I prefer her as a villain. A tragic one. But there's gotta be an agenda, they have to have someone who scorned her in some way. She isn't the Joker who kills people for a laugh and for no reason. Not to mention, Palmiotti specifically ignored the verbal abuse which is very present in Harley and Ivy's relationship which reallllyyyy annoys me to no end. Maybe he did it for fan service, maybe cus he's just didn't read up. But whatever, it worked somehow. Fans loved it. Most did that is. Which is ignorant of them. I like Joker and Harley together, I prefer them together. But I would be pissed beyond belief(and i'm sure everyone else would too) if some writer wrote it as a lovey-dovey romance and ignored canon, luckily DC is good at showcasing how abusive it is sense Joker is their big bad villain who makes them money. But as for Harley and Ivy, no one cares how they're written, as long as they're "hot besties killing people and kissing each other". It's like fanfiction. Bad fanfiction. And I'm not looking forward to what he does to Ivy in issue 7.
Edit: And I get its supposed to be a lighthearted fun comic series. But that doesn't means it's a free for all to do whatever you want and ignore things that you don't like.
I read this. Twice. It has some merit, a lot even. Having seen some of the fan fiction my wife reads; I agree with the fourth point which references this.
I agree with the other three at least in premise as well; though saying that someone with behavioural issues isn't acting how they 'normally' would is somewhat tenuous is something that any writer could hop in to respond to this argument.
Your last point also has some resonance as well; a character property should attempt to maintain consistency in cannon to provide maximum access to readers of multiple generations. I haven't read enough of Harley (outside her Batman & Detective appearances or Dini Animated iterations) to comment on this.
@jonny_anonymous: Yeah but particularly the 'morning after' like effects on the community; talk about a dirty little secret that could add serious intrigue at any operations meeting inside the watch-tower.
Damn; I really hope your idea catches fire because the secondary effects could be fantastic particularly if the Joker were to take an active, jealous role against whomever she was knocking boots with.
Annihilation, it's the one book I keep going to over and over.
This. I'd also offer two others;
1- Infinity Gauntlet
2- The Dark Knight Returns.
Old trades are damn near worn out.