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#1 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

@rainja said:

@hubrisranger: The Old Fans are going to demand there old universe back and DC is giving them ammo to do it. They will want current books to go along with the New 52. I think DC opened up a can of worms. At the end of this somebody looses.Will it be the new 52 crowd or will it be the Pre-52 crowd. We will see. Peace

Or one side gets short reminders of the stories they remember, a love letter to yesteryear, as well as the ongoing direction of the brand today. I don't think that by bringing these characters back for a limited engagement they're rubbing anyone's noses in it. They're just celebrating the past of DC, while (in some ways literally) moving into the future. The idea that New 52 is going to revert any time soon feel far-fetched to me, especially when everything that DC does seems to be a "sign" that they're going to return to New Earth. Quite honestly, continuity and characters is far secondary to good books; if/when DC puts out comics that people want to read in broad quantities, people will read it, even if it isn't EXACTLY the form and shape of the comics they grew up reading.

#2 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

@rainja: I can appreciate your concern, but with this slate of titles, I am more convinced this is indeed a bit of a nostalgia act rather than any serious attempt to realign or bring back past concepts. These characters and storylines are all mid-90s versions, with Kingdom Come being the most prominent 90s alternate reality. So we have a slate of 90s books and 2000s books, with I'm sure 80s and 70s takes to come in the next few weeks.

Which both is a nice filler idea for the move DC is making these months and also gives them the out to say "Everything was/is still canon, it's just awash in the multiverse." None of this will likely upset the New 52; it just a clever way to visit the previous versions, give little odes and then move on with business as usual.

It definitely caters to the old guard more than new readers, but it is a two month goof off where people can wax nostalgic about the Matrix Supergirl. No harm no foul really, and if these titles aren't to your liking, they are imminently skippable.

#3 Edited by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

I really love this art direction, it has a softness to it that the source material benefits from. Yes those holiday specials are also works of art in their own right, and the music usage is making reference there, but I think new isn't always bad.Lets just hope the rest of the tone fits, and doesn't shoot for the broad, hyperkinect humor that is more the rage to Schulz quiet human moments.

#4 Edited by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm i thought Liefeld did that run so i've been avoiding it.

Liefeld just did the covers for the first six issues or so; the interior art was mostly done by the fantastic Patrick Zircher and written by Fabian Niciezia.

#5 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable and Deadpool perfectly blended political commentary, high action and razor-sharp humor into one package. Not just the best Deadpool series, one of the best series ever period.

#6 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable and Deadpool is not just my favorite Deadpool series; its one of my favorite series ever, full stop.

#7 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

You had me at Flashpoint Wonder Woman.

#8 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

@Krissyjump said:

I like the idea of this, but it also has me extremely pissed off at them. So the entire family gets broken apart by Death of the Family, and then Damian gets killed in Batman Inc, so instead of showing the repercussions of these things they're just going to gloss it all over...just great... I'm sorry but TOO much has happened recently in Batman to just 'forget about it' and go back to do this in this title. It also means Harper Row won't be showing up for like another year, and that's got me rather upset as well. I hardly ever get angry or pissed off at anything, let alone DC (which is surprising with how messed up their editorial staff is, and all the continuity issues) but this just feels like they're brushing so much under the rug, and I am NOT okay with it.

That being said, I do like the idea and I have some faith in Snyder for this, I just think they shouldn't be doing this right now.

Keep in mind that there are four other Batman books that will be covering the mainline continuity, where you can see plenty of fallout from the events of DotF and that other thing (are we still treating that like a spoiler? Really?) outside the main book proper.

#9 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

From about five minutes of research online, I can find that Aya or a version there of previously existed in the DCU comic universe, but I really hope that someone brings this version back in some manner. Such an amazing character, and it is just a shame this show couldn't find a wide enough audience that she could pull a Harley Quinn and jump over to the main continuity. Afraid after the next two episodes, we'll never see another version of her again. :(

#10 Posted by HubrisRanger (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Only surprising given how much we all know Ed Boon hates Hawkman.