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Ummm...that animation? Nah, folk. That's a no go. Voice casting, Iron Man in particular? Hell to the no.

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Word well in that case read away I shall!

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Ugh! My copy of #25 has been delayed 2/3 times by Diamond at my LCS! I need that issue before I can dive into this one!

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This issue got just about everything wrong that you can get about Thanos wrong. I LOVE Jason Aaron and Bianchi, but no, just no. I don't even know where start with what's badly handled here. I get that you can't retell the same origin story to old fans and you want to make a story that appeals to "new readers" *read movie goers* but there had to be a better way to add twists to the already established rich and interesting history of the character without completely missing the point.

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This issue got just about everything wrong that you can get about Thanos wrong. I LOVE Jason Aaron and Bianchi, but no, just no. I don't even know where start with what's badly handled here. I get that you can't retell the same origin story to old fans and you want to make a story that appeals to "new readers" *read movie goers* but there had to be a better way to add twists to the already established rich and interesting history of the character without completely missing the point.

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@Turkeysammich said:

I haven't read New Universe stuff in so long that I completely forgot about it till this came out. It is pretty damn epic, I must say.

Word, I thought I'd NEVER see these characters/concepts again. I'm like...man. I'm so totally enjoying this book in ways I can't even formulate into words. Good job, Hickman.

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Love Jock but have been sour on Diggle ever since Shadowland. I suppose everybody deserves a chance to prove me wrong though. I've heard nothing but good about this book so I'll be looking into this at some point, G-Man.

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Love that Hickman has taken the book cosmic and really upped the stakes and scale. I knew he was a fan of the New Universe stuff and after the New Universal reboot helmed by Ellis petered out I was certain that seeing those characters/concepts in a major way again would be a long shot. Then I got to the last few pages of this comic and had a huuuuuge nerdgasm!!!

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@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@mbembet: Thanks! I hate Geoff Johns as well :P

Good to see you back doing your thing, folk. Some will right this off as "nerdrage" and a rant less than a review, but I'd say once you really think about what you're saying here and the things you're criticizing you're very spot on at many points. I have many of the same issues you've had with this storyline. We've had many a convo about the flaws in Johns writing style and this is sadly Snyder at his most johnsian. I'll give Snyder a pass on his central conceit due to DCnU continuity making fuck all sense. I mean for all we know most of what Morrison wrote may/may not have happened. But, even as a huge fan who enjoys his work in general I must say I've been pretty disappointed in this story and honestly have been less and less impressed with each successive Batman story he's written. His Tec run I still highly respect and recommend to people. Court of Owls was overall a fun read and a great, traditional action story. There are clearly (mostly continuity related) plot holes, but I forgive them due to not choosing to dive into the New 52 continuity clusterfuck. All things considered the foundation of the story held up and supported the story. Here, I cannot say the same. I think it's time he writes shorter arcs, and I'm glad he's doing that with this upcoming Riddler story. Hope it manages to win me over with new, interesting, well executed ideas instead of what we got here.

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Solid first issue. the "shocking" reveal was very transparent to me.