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(CBR)   Superman returns from the dead. No, not that Superman, the other one   ( cbr.com) divider line
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2018-10-18 06:08:42 PM  
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2018-10-18 09:02:55 PM  
Everything's going Sideways at DC
 
2018-10-18 09:29:21 PM  

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2018-10-18 09:36:06 PM  
Could Superman kill himself? Could he punch himself so hard he broke his own jaw? Could he throw a football so far he couldn't fly fast enough to catch it?
 
2018-10-18 09:39:02 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Could Superman kill himself? Could he punch himself so hard he broke his own jaw? Could he throw a football so far he couldn't fly fast enough to catch it?


Could he make a burrito so big that he couldn't lift it?
 
2018-10-18 09:40:18 PM  
I don't know how anyone can read DC comics anymore. DC simply doesn't know what to do with itself anymore. They haven't known for the past 20 years or so.

Marvel comics aren't much better, but at the very least Marvel isn't stuck in an endless loop of failed "reboots" like DC is.

I think the fundamental issue with DC and Marvel is that the characters are just boring. Everyone is super-familiar with them, and all the stories have been told, over and over. What is left to say? Even a "new" character like Deadpool has been around for almost 30 years, and he's been run into the ground, also.

I like comics (though I don't read them much these days), but I don't understand how anyone can give a shiat about he mainstream DC and Marvel titles past the age of 15.
 
2018-10-18 10:03:55 PM  
 
2018-10-18 10:37:43 PM  
Now that George Reeves is back, maybe he can finally settle the mystery of who really killed him.

/too soon?
 
2018-10-18 11:17:22 PM  
This is why I stopped reading DC comics years ago.  Sure Marvel kills characters and brings them back, but it has been a long time since they tried to pull this kind of shiat.  They may screw with time in Marvel but there is rarely a 'multiverse' to deal with.  It has long been a 'deus ex machina' for rewriting the DC lore when a writer takes over and hated the previous writers stories.
 
2018-10-18 11:27:01 PM  

realmolo: I don't know how anyone can read DC comics anymore. DC simply doesn't know what to do with itself anymore. They haven't known for the past 20 years or so.

Marvel comics aren't much better, but at the very least Marvel isn't stuck in an endless loop of failed "reboots" like DC is.

I think the fundamental issue with DC and Marvel is that the characters are just boring. Everyone is super-familiar with them, and all the stories have been told, over and over. What is left to say? Even a "new" character like Deadpool has been around for almost 30 years, and he's been run into the ground, also.

I like comics (though I don't read them much these days), but I don't understand how anyone can give a shiat about he mainstream DC and Marvel titles past the age of 15.


I don't know much about the state of DC comics these days, but it seems their live action shows are hit and miss. Arrow turned into crap, Flash got depressing for a while, Supergirl is ridiculously preachy and ham handed. We'll see how things go with the new seasons and with the Bat Woman show. Thankfully Legends of Tomorrow still seems silly and fun and with the addition of Constantine, I'm hoping it will stay that way.

Their previous animated stuff in the late 90s and early 00's was pretty damned good. Then no Batman TAS, no Superman TAS, no JL:U, no Young Justice, no moderately serious Teen Titans. Their animated movie output has been mixed as well. The one where they had Harley team up with Batman and Nightwing was somewhat dubious.

Time will tell on the Titans show. I just watched the first episode and I'm liking their take on Robin so far. You can tell they're having him be a Robin that was taken in and trained by a slightly darker Batman that didn't care as much about beating villains to a pulp. I'm still on the fence about their Raven. The core elements are definitely there, but we'll have to see where it goes. Same for Beast Boy, although you only see a little of him, CGI is expensive you know. Starfire on the other hand... ugh, what a mess. They seem to be playing her like some kinda secret agent with super powers that lost her memory after a car accident. She may still be an alien, but there's no way to know yet.
 
2018-10-18 11:39:29 PM  
I like the new Superman Comics. Having Clark Kent having to deal with a wife and son opens up a huge new vulnerability for the big blue boy scout, worse than kryptonite. He always had a secret identity for a reason. That said, no reason to bring back socially conscious Superboy.
 
2018-10-18 11:42:12 PM  

invictus2: BadReligion: [img.fark.net image 850x736]

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Garrison is always so helpful by labeling every single object in his drawings.
 
2018-10-19 01:16:14 AM  
Comic books should completely just get rid of the idea of "canon".

If a modern writer has an idea for Sherlock Holmes and Watson, they write a novel or make a series for the BBC and everyone just accepts it without worrying how it all fits into the original series of stories.  Cumberbatch's Holmes can co-exist in everyone's minds with Conan Doyle's stories.

Just make a comic book called Superman Whatever, establish the milieu early on, and tell a good story over 10 or 20 or 30 comic books.  When that's done, hire a new writer with a new story to tell and start over again with the established characters in a new milieu.  Stop trying to tie everything together in one coherent story.  Superman can sacrifice himself saving the universe from Darkseid in Superman Whatever #30 then come back next month in Superman Something Else #1 without having to create a convoluted stupid story of how he came back to life.
 
2018-10-19 05:54:31 AM  
I read some of those New 52 books and they were bad. I think that dopey young Superman spent like a year walking (walking!) across the USA to get kittens out of trees and meet the salt of the earth.

That was someone's idea of what people wanted from Superman in 2011.
 
2018-10-19 06:10:20 AM  

Confabulat: I read some of those New 52 books and they were bad. I think that dopey young Superman spent like a year walking (walking!) across the USA to get kittens out of trees and meet the salt of the earth.

That was someone's idea of what people wanted from Superman in 2011.


there where worse versions


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2018-10-19 07:58:12 AM  
Didn't know he died so young.  Glad he's OK now!

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