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Old 12-23-2016, 05:20 PM
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That scene of Barry Allen running himself out of existence to save the universes is still great nonsense.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:11 AM
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Can we please talk about Grant Morrison's Batman run?

I just picked up and devoured vol 3 of his Batman and Robin (Batman and Robin Must Die) and it kind of made me love comics twice as hard again. I've been nothing but impressed with his run. I think I have all of it now, with just Incorporated v1/v2 to go. Really looking forward to getting stuck into that.

Do I need to read Ressurection of Ra's-Al-Ghul? I've read "no", but I truly don't want to miss anything of consequence.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:47 AM
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I just finished reading everything by him from before the New 52. It's good!

The Resurrection is a decent story but I don't think it's important to the rest of Morrison's run. Except for it helping establish Talia, I guess.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:32 AM
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I think Resurrection is a safe skip. Spend your money on The Black Mirror (Snyder's first (?) Batman story from 'Tec, that ran concurrent with Inc.) instead. I think it's the best Dick-as-Batman story of that era, and of course that Snyder guy would go on to be rather more important as Morrison wound down....

I thought that Morrison got a little too caught up in his inherent insanity a few times towards the end, but that he mostly kept up a high quality level for much of the run.

My complaint with the run remains as it ever was: Morrison didn't actually read Son of the Demon before he used it as the basis for Damien (apparently the revelation that Talia and Batman's affair was consensual was something of a shock to him). He's acknowledged the screwups, though, so it's mostly handwaved away.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:39 AM
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I've had a notion to reread Morrison's Batman run lately. Especially the back half of it. I need to see if Incorporated holds up as a complete story; I remember it changing tones drastically after the New 52 split, but I might have been putting a rosier sheen on the first half than was actually there.
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:02 PM
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I'm the other way, I need to go back and read the first half. I don't think I've re-read any of that since Final Crisis ended.
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An eight-page “Snagglepuss” story will arrive in March as part of the “Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual.” “It’s about Snagglepuss being dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities,” said Russell.
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Amazing

That is the most amazing thing I've read all day.

That is what poetry looks like.
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:09 PM
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An eight-page “Snagglepuss” story will arrive in March as part of the “Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual.” “It’s about Snagglepuss being dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities,” said Russell.
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:42 PM
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If Mark Russell wants to cast Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, as he says in the full interview, I see no problem in letting him. He's batting a thousand with Prez and The Flintstones.

And speaking of The Flintstones, which I intend to do at great length and at every opportunity, I was reading the preview of Issue 8 which has a great explanation of economics* and I finally noticed one of the darkest jokes in comic. Pebbles and Bam-Bam's school mascot is the Fighting Tree People, the same tree people that were killed in the founding of Bedrock.

*"When you trick somebody into participating in a small-time fraud it is called a "scam," but when the scam is so big that people have no choice but to participate, it's called economics."

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Old 02-02-2017, 09:00 AM
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I want a month of DC comics that are just the lead characters eating at their city's respective Batburger franchises.

I don't believe that this is too much to ask.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:15 PM
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That's the good stuff right there. I need more. I hope Mark Russell keeps making gloriously incongruous comics for DC forever. Not crazy about that Howard Porter (?) art though.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:28 PM
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I like it!

Now about that Suicide Squad/Banana Splits crossover...
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:56 AM
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I want that Snagglepuss comic on my bookshelf.
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It loses some of the impact when you read it with Snagglepusses voice, I find.

However, this is true of most literature.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:42 AM
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Heavens to Murgatroyd!
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:19 AM
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I just read the last trade of Batman Incorporated and it make me actually cry

Guys I think Morrison's run might have been brilliant.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:20 AM
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That whole last volume of Batman Inc. is a guy punch.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:25 AM
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Yeah, there's a lot of guys getting punched in most comics.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:43 AM
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I keep seeing references to Grant Morrison all over the place, usually where I don't expect them (this thread probably doesn't count). I have an Animal Man action figure on my desk, maybe that's why
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That whole last volume of Batman Inc. is a guy punch.
But your avatar is Guy...
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:24 AM
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I posted that from my phone and it auto-corrected from gut to guy. Before I posted I went back and tried to fix it and it fixed it right back.

If I weren't still posting from my phone I might edit in the panel of the guy punch.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:29 AM
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But your avatar is Guy...
... I've been staring at RB's avatar for two minutes now wondering how I never made that connection before. And I think I own the original source of the art, to boot.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:32 AM
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Real good week out of DC. I really liked the art on Justice League, even if Hitch still can't get out of his own way with his dialogue.

Batman was suitably insane, and Super Sons and Nightwing were both really good.

Oh, and Dixon's buried the hatchet with DC (yet again) - he and Nolan are doing a Bane 12-issue series.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:59 PM
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So: DC is reprinting Batwoman: Elegy in June. This is good news for everyone, because it's an excellent book, but also for me specifically because I don't yet own it in physical format.

But they saddled it with a really bad cover:



Just that they commissioned a new cover (from a new artist) for this collection is baffling enough, since Williams III's art on the book is already absolutely stunning (and, you know, actually representative of the content within).

But what really annoys me is that Batwoman is suddenly sporting stilettos, which she very pointedly does not have in the book.

Like... maybe read what you're covering?

I don't doubt this is common practice, but this feels like a really egregiously bad case.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:14 PM
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Wow, yeah. That is a huge misunderstanding of her character.

(But what a great comic)
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:27 PM
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Interesting how her costume in that picture is realistically stretched across her bust in comparison to those other pictures, where it seems to emphasize each boob separately.
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But they saddled it with a really bad cover:

It's possible that they photoshopped a Babs cover they already had in the can. The head looks a little weird, and that'd be the big difference between the two costumes besides the colour schemes. Notice that she's wearing the classic Batman style utility belt, for instance, whereas I think Kate's only ever worn a pocket-style one.

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Interesting how her costume in that picture is realistically stretched across her bust in comparison to those other pictures, where it seems to emphasize each boob separately.
The new cover's aping Alex Ross (or IS Alex Ross, but I think he's under contract to Marvel right now), and I think that's generally how he draws female chests.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:19 PM
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Lobo teaming up with Wile E. Coyote to catch The Road Runner is genius. I am also a fan of Yosemite Sam (and what appears to be Foghorn Leghorn) in a crossover with Jonah Hex and Marvin the Martian fighting Martian Manhunter.

I don't get the appeal of Elmer Fudd and Batman.
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