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#1 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O What has been can never be unseen.

#2 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

@_jackbauer: So we're basically being set up for a Infinite Infinity Crisis On Multiple Earths and Other Planets and Such for 2013?

#3 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

I dig the hell out of Supernatural, so I'm thinking this can work out incredibly well...as long as CW lets this creator do his thing with minimal interference....

...which is a statement that just made me laugh like crazy.

#4 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. As long as they are good stories, there shouldn't be any reason for complaining.

#5 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

First off, I'm sure that Sara is just giddy about this announcement. I, however, am saddened.

Back when you interviewed Scott Snyder about Detective Comics and such, Snyder made it sound like there was a LOT of storytelling to do with Dick, leading me (and I'm sure many others) to believe that Dick was going to be Batman for a long while. Hell, the idea of Batman Inc. and the relationship that Dick was building up with Damian seemed to all point to "Dick will be Batman for a long while".

This feels like it is absolutely abrupt as hell and will probably feel rushed in the comics somehow. Sure, it could end up being some aftermath effect of Flashpoint or something, who knows? Still, with all the legal issues surrounding Superman and whether he'll be changed up, maybe DC is thinking that having Dick as Nightwing would give them something to fall back on in case something similar happens with Batman.

The change could also have something to do with the release of The Dark Knight Rises next year. If you release a big blockbuster movie like that, then people show up at the comic store to finally start reading Batman only to find out that Bruce Wayne isn't Batman? That could be problematic for DC, especially with Warner Bros. breathing down their neck about comic sales.

Moreover, is it just me, or does it feel like DC was finally getting it right with Dick being Batman? Yes, he was a different Batman, but Snyder's work on Detective Comics really felt like the direction things needed to go. It's incredibly sad that DC was FINALLY willing to add some freshness to a long-stale character like Batman...and now they are ripping the capabilities of writers to be creative and interesting with that switch-up. I'm sure that someone will try to have this new approach with Bruce, as Morrison seemed to be writing him with a new approach...but it will quickly devolve back to the "hey, I'm a broody old man still crying about his parent's death and I'm still going to fight The Joker and I'm still going to fight The Penguin and I'm still going to never have a real relationship and I'm still going to have Alfred babysitting me all the time".

It's a damn shame that Dick won't be Batman anymore, but it definitely doesn't have the feeling of Dick just giving up the mantle. It has the feeling of "DC wants to be safe instead of taking risks". They may not be in a place to take the risks, sure...but the last couple of years have been daring and brilliant.

#6 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

First off, I'm sure that Sara is just giddy about this announcement. I, however, am saddened.

Back when you interviewed Scott Snyder about Detective Comics and such, Snyder made it sound like there was a LOT of storytelling to do with Dick, leading me (and I'm sure many others) to believe that Dick was going to be Batman for a long while. Hell, the idea of Batman Inc. and the relationship that Dick was building up with Damian seemed to all point to "Dick will be Batman for a long while".

This feels like it is absolutely abrupt as hell and will probably feel rushed in the comics somehow. Sure, it could end up being some aftermath effect of Flashpoint or something, who knows? Still, with all the legal issues surrounding Superman and whether he'll be changed up, maybe DC is thinking that having Dick as Nightwing would give them something to fall back on in case something similar happens with Batman.

The change could also have something to do with the release of The Dark Knight Rises next year. If you release a big blockbuster movie like that, then people show up at the comic store to finally start reading Batman only to find out that Bruce Wayne isn't Batman? That could be problematic for DC, especially with Warner Bros. breathing down their neck about comic sales.

Moreover, is it just me, or does it feel like DC was finally getting it right with Dick being Batman? Yes, he was a different Batman, but Snyder's work on Detective Comics really felt like the direction things needed to go. It's incredibly sad that DC was FINALLY willing to add some freshness to a long-stale character like Batman...and now they are ripping the capabilities of writers to be creative and interesting with that switch-up. I'm sure that someone will try to have this new approach with Bruce, as Morrison seemed to be writing him with a new approach...but it will quickly devolve back to the "hey, I'm a broody old man still crying about his parent's death and I'm still going to fight The Joker and I'm still going to fight The Penguin and I'm still going to never have a real relationship and I'm still going to have Alfred babysitting me all the time".

It's a damn shame that Dick won't be Batman anymore, but it definitely doesn't have the feeling of Dick just giving up the mantle. It has the feeling of "DC wants to be safe instead of taking risks". They may not be in a place to take the risks, sure...but the last couple of years have been daring and brilliant.

#7 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Wolverine and Detective Comics while I was up at Hasting's yesterday getting some other stuff.  Since unemployment hit, my comic buying has been completely stopped.  Nonetheless, those two issues were knockouts!  Really need to catch up on my American Vampire, though.

#8 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

THAT IS SOME GET HYPE KIND OF $#!T!

#9 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

I love me some good Chris Burnham art.  I've enjoyed his work on Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

People can call it distasteful or lewd or whatever they want. The world of John Carter has females that dress that day, just the same that Conan the Barbarian does. That's just part of this genre of fantasy. If you don't like it, then just like everything else, you don't have to read it, look at it, or even comment on it.

I mean, you don't see me on the forums talking about how distasteful I think character names like "Captain America", "US Agent", "Captain Britain", and so many nationalist names are in the 21st century.