Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Are we going to see the "missing 10 years"?

SPOILERS AHEAD for DC Universe Rebirth

Monday, May 30, 2016

Writers bias vs Actual canon

A small sampling on how different those portrayals are.

Sudden Realization

RHA #13 and GLCEOO #6 are my last books before my Rebirth titles. There's a big gap in between the end of those two series (June 8) until Rebirth the titles on July 27. It makes me feel more inclined to try out either Wonder Woman or Dan Jurgens' Superman title. I did enjoy the Lois and Clark series. DUR #1 has me eager to read Rebirth titles and there are only two that will be out that I think I might like. As always I have to see if I can fit anything in the budget.

I just hate long waits.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

More Rebirth Costumes

This time it's Bumblebee, Red Robin, a new Superman, Batman Beyond, Bizarro and Artemis. I'm only going to talk about the Outlaws. I mentioned Tim elsewhere and I have nothing really to say about the others.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Explaining the Captain America Controversy to my Mom

She heard there was something going on but didn't know the details until I told her.

SPOILERS AHEAD

I looked for Rip Hunter Talk

And most of my searches gave me the Legends of Tomorrow one. I barely care about that because that's not the Rip I grew to love. When I do find stuff about the comic one I find that apparently people still don't get his motivations and think he was just cruel. Even though the comic showed he wasn't and was forced into making hard choices.

I wish Johns or Jurgens would just bring him back. This is the perfect time for it.

Superhero Apparel

Some of the more recent ones I've come across. From a few different sites.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

DC Makes DC Universe Rebirth soundtrack

The samples are here.

Short Review: Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion #5

One more issue to go after this then most of these guys go to Hals' new series.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Damians' Age

SPOILERS AHEAD for DUR #1

Geoff Johns Interview on DC Universe Rebirth #1

Found here. It doesn't answer a few things I was curious about but it's always nice to get Johns thoughts on his work and his love of comics.

What's the deal with Joker?

BIG SPOILERS FOR DC UNIVERSE AHEAD

DC Universe Rebirth #1

I don't think I've bought an 80 page comic, at a decent price, since CTIC. Which Johns was also involved in. He's also done Green Lantern Rebirth and Flash Rebirth which helped bring the mythos together (more so for GLR.) Now he's been tasked with making the relaunch mesh with the elements that made DC great: legacy, a sense of history and in some cases that missing sense of character.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Captain America Shock

I heard that Marvel was going to release a book that was supposed to get a lot of attention. Since I don't plan on getting the book in question I read spoilers. If this is true then I can't see Marvel getting any positive attention.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Geoff Johns promises refund

If you don't like DC Universe Rebirth #1 Johns says he'll send you a check. Although this only seems to apply if you have a physical copy.

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.

KIND OF SPOILER AHEAD for RHATO

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.

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.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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?

Titans Variant

Where's Herald? Anyway it's kind of odd what a difference an artist makes. I like Donna and Roys' costumes better in this version. I can't tell if Roy still has his tattoos though.

Things I don't want to see

In regards to RHATO.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Road to Rebirth" Digital Sale

It feels kind of telling that their sale is on the Crisis titles, Flashpoint, GL and Flash Rebirth. But the change is going to happen in issue for Rebirth...right? 

Hmm, I might get GL Rebirth if I buy any of these.

I hope these are addressed

Some things that occurred to me that I'd like to see in RHATO.

Monday, May 16, 2016

DC Solicits for August

Nothing really earth shattering new but there are still some things worth mentioning. I guess Damian isn't appearing until Super Sons and the reboot for TT ?

Artemis as Wonder Woman

I've skipped to the last three issues of this and I'm kind of annoyed.

OLDER SPOILERS AHEAD

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Matter of Trust and Communication

There was this bit in Red Hood/Arsenal #12 that really stuck out, probably not a line many noticed. Regardless it made me think of this problem within the bat family.

More DC Tonner Dolls

They definitely got a better character selection than other brands. I'm still not thrilled with the cost and sizes.

Red Hood/Arsenal #12

The final arc of the series that's telling us how the leads end up in different books when Rebirth hits. With the way last issue ended things don't look so good.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spider Woman's Baby?

I don't read the title but I was a little interested since another series addressed this and I wanted to see if the baby was the same kid.

SPOILERS I GUESS?

Could we not DC?

I got the first Batman Eternal TPB and I didn't want to get anymore. I've had my problems with the characterizations and it made me want to avoid Barbara Gordon because I couldn't stand how she was written. Needless to say I'm not a fan of that series. I was hoping to have all that ignored completely and I was under the impression some of it would be forgotten. Especially the out of character bits and I definitely cringe when I see her interact with Jason. No, just no.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Booster Gold Movie?

There's some mention here along with Geoff Johns promising that there's a lot planned for the character and we'll see him soon. I hope so, he's barely shown up since JLI.

Captain America Civil War

I saw the movie so these are some of my thoughts on the characters.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Monday, May 9, 2016

Another misconception

I read a comment that said Roy Harper "used to be smart."

Summary of Red Hood/Arsenal Friendship

A fan comic basically summing up Jason and Roys' friendship in the Red Hood/Arsenal series.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Clip of Artemis and Diana Fighting

Because I'm very determined to get a better vibe of the character before I read her in RHATO. And who doesn't want an excuse for a fight scene with Wonder Woman?

Amazons of Bana-Mighdall

For a detailed explanation of how Artemis' Amazons differed from Dianas' go here.

Although this might no longer be the case anyone.

Too many Heroes in Gotham

With the back to basics feel DC wants to envoke with Rebirth it means many are headed back to Gotham. Doesn't that make it feel a little crowded?

Nightwing- Returning from being a spy to his Nightwing identity although Dick has the Titans, meaning he has an excuse to leave.

Batgirl- I think the Burnside story will wrap up bringing her back to Gotham. Working with BOP, which means at least two other heroes: Black Canary and Huntress.

Robin- Damian actually sounds like the one spending less time in the city and with the family. He'll be doing team ups in Super Sons and Teen Titans.

Red Robin, Spoiler, Orphan (Cass), Azrael and Batwoman- All will be in Detective Comics, some will be in Bruces' training camp. I'm not sure about Azrael staying I just saw him in the art. No idea where Bette Kane/Flamebird/Hawkfire is but she did work with Kate in the past.

Red Hood- Working undercover to take down the underworld of Gotham with Artemis and Bizarro (neither will be close to him at the start so I doubt they know what he's doing.) This job seems to require him to stay in Gotham but at least he's doing something different than the rest.

Duke Thomas- Is doing something with Batman in Batman All Star.

Batwing- No idea but Luke Fox and his family were in Gotham last I heard.

We Are Robin- Hundreds of kids Alfred brought together. I believe the series is cancelled and I haven't heard what's going to happen with this idea.

Batman- Naturally although he leaves the city a lot for team ups.

Green Lantern Movie Rumor

That their have Hal, John and Kyle. No Guy?! Why do the higher ups not like my favorites? *sigh*

On the bright side this IS just a rumor at this point. Even without Guy having three GLs would be awesome. Plus there would still be potential for him and other GLs to appear in follow up movies.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Someday I'll be able to afford a Commission

But it is not this day. Add another to the list of artists I'd like to get a commissioned piece from.

90s...to the EXTREME!

Semi-Short Review no spoilers

I read Artemis Requiem #2 and yeah, I see why this series isn't thought so highly of. It's VERY 90s. There are guys wearing Liefield like costumes with names like Sureshot. Many, many thong butt shots and rushed plots that make no sense when you try to figure them out.

Maybe some things will be explained later on but it looks unlikely that the reasons will be satisfactory. The intention of this series feels obvious, the creators wanted to give Artemis her own niche to differ her from Wonder Woman and the Wonder Girls. Which is fine but everything is crammed in. There's hardly time to take anything in or allow anything to have weight. They just want to get to the ideas that might create a new series without really earning it.

I'm still having trouble seeing the same Artemis that became Wonder Woman as this character since she changed off panel. She doesn't even seem fazed by anything around her except for Diana. Like her situation isn't just a tad strange to her. I did consider getting Extreme Justice since I heard parts are so bad their hilarious but that might be too 90s for me. I'm not sure if I'll review the rest of this series but I will be getting more Artemis issues at some point. I got this series because I heard it mentioned her past. It did in passing and it looks unlikely that it will focus on anything beyond this headache of a plot. Gah!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Short Review: Artemis Requiem #1

According to the letter column Artemis was popular enough that they decided to do a mini series. I'm guessing this series wasn't loved because I don't recall her getting any starring roles afterward. 

OLDER SPOILERS AHEAD

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Artemis' First Arc

I figured the best place to start with Artemis of Bana-Mighdall was her introduction arc. I won't be getting into the entire plot just the parts focused on her and the main plot. The side plots won't be covered. From Wonder Woman #90, #0, 91-93

Anyone else worried about going into Rebirth?

There are a lot of good things to get excited about. Oracle is officially back in canon (granted part of the past), we have the old Superman back with his wife and son. The Titans are more than Tims' team. But there's one series I'm worried about going into the Rebirth. I don't want a good friendship to break up just to explain why one is on a team and the other is going undercover as a villain. Maybe it won't be so bad but it's good to be prepared.

There are other stories I'm concerned about like where Booster is, where Guy Gardner is and what's going to be done with some characters I love with writers I'm not fond of. But those are concerns for when Rebirth starts. It's weird to think that at the end of the month we'll get the first glimpse of things to come. I'll be trying out some of the titles although I won't officially be reading any new ongoings until July/August.

I'm also preparing for one book why reading up on Artemis to see how she'll differ or click with her pre-Flashpoint self. Reading past comments online I've seen a little criticism that she's rarely shown much besides her warrior side. Plus her origins should be intriguing as the Bana differ from the main Amazons and who knows if Rucka will change things from the present Amazon lore.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jokers' ID to be Revealed?

Apparently another one of the unspoken rules of comics is going to be broken.

Monday, May 2, 2016

No Big Event DC Free Comic?

I remembered there being a mystery book that DC was planning on releasing for FCBD but when I looked up the comics on the offical website I didn't see one. Maybe it was going to be a lead into Rebirth before DC decided to do the DC Universe Rebirth issue?