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Posted by spidermonkey2099

I've always wanted to collect Peter David's run on Spider-Man. Thus far I've only read the first Ace issue and portions of his Spider-Man 2099 run.

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lol, I remember that episode. Loved that whole series.

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Just got this today and loved it!

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I loved the Nightcrawler mini-series that you have ranked at number one. I collected it when it first came out. It's a great story, as I recall.

Posted by spidermonkey2099

I was tempted to pick this one up, but there were so many comics from this week and last week that I wanted to pick up, I had to leave this one behind. Hopefully it will still be there when I visit my CBS again in a week or two.

Posted by spidermonkey2099

I also loved this book. Kyle Rayner has always been my favorite Green Lantern (though Hal is a close second). I'd say that the only thing bad about this book is that it is way too short. So far though, this is one of my favorite books to come out of the New 52. Oh, and as for when the first part takes place, it's when Kyle gets his ring after Hal get possessed and kills the corps. I think they didn't specify a time-frame within the new continuity on purpose, so that they don't contradict themselves in other books as to when certain things take place.

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I'm wondering which side Cable will take when he comes back. He is Cyclops' son, but personality-wise, he's always seemed to act more like Wolverine to me (even though I don't think they've always gotten along very well either).

Posted by spidermonkey2099

Good review. I remember this as being a really good story arc. Perhaps a bit convoluted, but really good nonetheless. I also didn't like the energy powered Superman, but the creators of this comic had nothing to do with that, to my knowledge.

Posted by spidermonkey2099
@The Poet

Well, I really just loved the story. I thought Milligan did a great job in structuring it, starting off with the flashbacks to that old ritual narrated by Jacob Stockman. Then he cuts to the presents and switches to a mysterious narrator claiming to be Gotham. And then he switches narrators again, to Bruce Wayne who, along with the reader, is trying to figure out through this whole narrative how everything fits together. Throughout the story, Milligan continues to add to different parts of the story through switching between narrators, which also causes this story to be paced very well, as we are given new information at the right time and then put back into Batman’s narration, as we continue to try and figure out what it all means. [SPOILERS AHEAD] As for the Riddler being out of character, that is just one more clue as to what is going on. Batman, as well as the Riddler’s own henchmen, point out his changed behavior several times throughout the story arc. It is meant to make the reader wonder what is going on, as it becomes obvious that something is not right with Riddler. I personally have no qualms having a demon (the mysterious demon claiming to be Gotham in the first issue) influencing Riddler to do darker deeds than he usually does. The demon has the ability to influence people and events to suit his own agenda, and that sounds believable enough for a demon to have that power over people. I also like how the demon reveals that he influenced events so that Bruce Wayne would become Batman, essentially making Batman and Riddler pawns in a demon’s game. I just thought that Milligan’s use of the supernatural in this story was very well done. I love a good supernatural story, or weird fiction, like many of the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, and I think Batman makes for a good protagonist in those types of stories. So, in short, I thought Milligan structured the story in a way that, for me anyway, made me want to keep on reading to find out how all this fits together and see what exactly is going on, and I just liked the genre of this Batman story (supernatural/horror/weird fiction).

Posted by spidermonkey2099

I actually loved this story. It's one of my favorite Batman stories and, IMO, the best Riddler story I have read. But to each their own.