Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lady Flashpoint

Hmm, I figured she would show up again but I'm not interested in JL, now if it was JLI I would be all over that. It would make sense too since Boosters' a Time Master in training. I hate when he's pushed aside in things he should be starring in. Time Travel is his thing, his son is Rip Freaking Hunter.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bruce being creepy and the boys being cute

This is the next time we see him after a wide eyed Jason gets pulled into the shadows with Batman. I have no idea how he went from terrified to confidently wearing a costume when he doesn't know who Batman is.

Batman "recruiting" Jason

Like I said this scene from Nightwing Year One really had me looking at Bruce in a bad light. Because kidnapping someone to be your sidekick (someone who is obviously scared) is the pretty disturbing. As far as I know this is still part of Jasons' origin. (Although no one mentions it.)

Bruce Waynes' lack of Parenting Skills?

I've been hearing arguments on how Bruce should know how to be a good father by now and how he pretty much did a good job with his other sons. Which reminded me of Nightwing Year One (a.k.a. Nighting Vol 1. issues 101-106) This was a retelling of how Dick Grayson became Nightwing and to a lesser extent how Jason Todd became Robin. Taking another look at it you see how truly messed up Bruce Wayne is because he has some serious issues with dealing with the boys. Writer Chuck Dixon even had Bruce doing something to Robin before Frank Miller did!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2


Superboy #2

SPOILERS AHEAD Highlight to Read

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Demon Knights #1 & #2

Spoilers Ahead

DC Panels

Not much was revealed in these DC panels but a few things stuck out from Justice League, Batman and Young Justice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lots of comics next week

This is turning out to be a nice b-month with all the comics I'm getting even if I dropped a couple of books. While I still haven't gotten Superboy yet last month had enough issues left to convince me this month will too. I found a decent deal online for two issues of Demon Knights which I should get soonish. I've been staying away from spoilers so I should be fairly surprised plus this will be the first time I can review issues back to back. That's going to be a joint review.

I plan to get the Justice League Generation Lost Vol. 2. trade when I get my comics (Superboy & RHATO) next week but I keep thinking I'm forgetting something. Is anything else out in trade? I think the latest animated Batman film might be out but I'm always iffy on getting those. I loved Batman Under the Red Hood and Batman/Superman Apocalypse but I was bored to tears with Superman Doomsday (likely because of how much they changed the story. No JLI.)  But we also have the DC panels this weekend so hopefully we'll get some good stuff.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Writers Block: Winick and Jurgens JLIs: Who is Rocket Red?

How different is Judd Winicks' version of the JLI to Dan Jurgens new series? They have similar story beats but differ in presentation. Naturally they can't connect directly since Flashpoint changed the history of the characters involved in Jurgens' version. They were never teammates before because there never was a Justice League International. I will try to be brief with connections from the original Giffin/DeMatteis run when it comes up but with JLI it's bound to get a mention or two. But first let's start with a character that doesn't have as much history as the rest: The new Rocket Red, Gavril Ivanovich.

Newsarama interviews Jurgens on JLI

Jurgens gives some very interesting insights like Boosters' reaction to Godiva, things to come like more Skeets, and a spoiler for the Rocket Red/General August in Iron dynamic.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Adding to my books to buy this month

I'm getting the second volume of the hardback Justice League: Generation Lost. I don't care if it's not canon anymore I love that series. Yes it had that problem with Tora but overall this was my favorite series for an entire year. I looked forward to each issue, felt excited about the series and didn't have to wait an entire month for the next issue. Plus it was one of the three books Booster Gold was starring in. Good times. Yes I miss things from that series, like Jaime and Captain Atom being part of it, the Gavril/Bea romance, the sense of history with the team, but mostly the Max/Booster relationship. If not for this series (which originally was planned to be something completely different) we probably wouldn't have another JLI. We wouldn't have Gavril. Nate and Jaime got their own series and Booster is officially chosen as the leader.

I'm thinking about doing another meta to compare JLGL to the new JLI but I may wait until the first arc is done first. On another note I still haven't found Demon Knights for a decent price and I might be getting Superboy the week after it comes out because of transportation. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

International Exchange with Dan Jurgens

Where Jurgens talks about the interactions in the book. How well the members know each other and more.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Max? Is that You?!

Not really what I was expecting. Not sure how to feel about this.

Justice League International #2


Animal Man #2


Static Shock #2


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Justice League International #2 Preview

Yep it's up. Looking forward to more Booster Gold and those other guys. Now we get to see just what it's like for Booster Gold to be a leader for JLI under all sorts of pressure. I put spoiler thoughts under the cut and in white out text.

Relaunch Questions

Relationships between characters have changed and in some cases we have no idea what certain characters mean to each other now. So my questions are: Would you buy a comic you usually don't get in order to read about a character you like? Or get a issue of something you don't pick up in order to see how these characters interact now? I've heard that Max Lord will be appearing in Omac for example. And that Green Arrow will interact with Black Canary and Roy (I think he's Arsenal now?) at some point. I'm not sure if I would for those but if Booster appeared in Omac WITH Max? Oh yes.