Monday, May 23, 2016

"Hot Books to Read" Pages on Websites

You ever notice how that 99% of the time their the same books? The big name characters that don't need any promotion to sell well? So we have companies that only really promote their big names and news/fan websites that do the same thing. I'm rarely interested in those books to begin with. I enjoyed Sword of Sorcery, Demon Knights, I Vampire and a bunch of titles that needed more promotion. Even JLI, RHATO, RHA and Booster Gold could benefit from some good PR.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Bats, Kryptonians and the Amazons

I just love when these three team up.


Rebirth Figures?

I've done a couple of want lists and figured it was time to do another. I'd like to see these all be in the Icon DC Collectibles line. I'm not mentioning a few that appear on the past lists because we don't know if their appear but I'd still like to see them made.

Things I've come across today

Someone once again posted spoilers without a warning. It would have been nice to be surprised with DC Universe Rebirth #1 but hopefully there are more surprises to be had than the ID thing. Making it to Wednesday without having more spoiled will be hard.

A comic site once again shows their bias by trashing a series I love for ridiculous reasons. Given their glowing praise of far worse books it's always been hard to take them seriously anyway.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Preview DC Universe Rebirth #1

Found here. I've been staying away from previews for awhile but this issue has 70 pages or so.


More Designs

Here. Black Canary, Red Hood, Superwoman, Huntress and Deathstroke. Pretty solid design work although Jason has a few minor touches to make his different than his old RHATO look like the boots.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

What canon do you think will go?

It sounds like Rebirth will be putting back some old canon and taking away some new. I've talked a little about the things I want to go but what do I think has the best chance of being retconned?

  • The Amazons seducing men, killing them and trading the male babies. The Amazons of Paradise Island were more peaceful than the new 52 version and it seems likely that Rucka would want to bring that back. He might keep aspects of it since it could be transferred to the Bana-Mighdall. It might depend on whether or not Diana goes back to being created from clay. A lot of her new 52 story dealt with her being a Demi-God and her half siblings so changing it back pretty much gets rid of most of her new canon.
  • It depends on how much DC wants to stick to Morrisons' stories but if not for the writer I could see them very easily getting rid of the fact Damian died. It really hasn't served much purpose besides Batman and Robin trying to outdo 20 years of Post-DITF grief. No other book really made a big deal out of it anyway.

I'm less certain of the others. Anything you think will be retconned?