DC Comics Rebirth

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Ahoy! I mean, Amew!

Anybody else been checking this out? It's controversial and dramatic. With occasional liopleurodons.

DC is dead to me for what they did to Wonder Woman....

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

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I was raised without comics. My parents got me hooked on books asap. Now, I have zero energy on comic publishers and generally expect them to trample all truths. Then to 'lie' and retcon everything to a different mess.

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Fireheart

You mean back in the 60s when they took away her powers and instead had her learn kung fu instead?

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:-D

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Comic books were a big part of my early childhood. Reading Metal Men and listening to Beatles 45s bore much wootness back in the early 60s. Alas! If I still had copies of all the comics I destroyed back then -- early Justice League of America and The Uncanny X-men among them -- I'd be rich, I tell you, RICH! Beyond the dreams of avarice... ahem. See, I'd cut the characters out of the books and create my own 2D comic book adventures, usually on our nice smooth vinyl living room floor.

Anyway. The Metal Men are back! Even if the artist drawing them has evidently never seen the originals and doesn't understand that, for example, gold and iron and mercury have vastly different properties, something which the old comic book always made sure to remind us.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

What ever happened to letting a story end. This is why I like manga like Ushio & Tora better that most comics made here. It had a beginning, middle & end. I was sad when it ended because I had become attached to the characters but it was stronger for it. With DC or Marvel if you don't like how a character is being portrayed, all you have to do is wait a few years & they will totally re-write their history and motivations. I say enough to that!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Oh, I understand. When Marvel Girl became Phoenix and then Dark Phoenix and then killed herself because it was the only way she could see to save, ya know, everyone, I thought it was the greatest comic book story I'd ever read. And it had a beginning, a middle, and an end! At least until the guys at Marvel decided that it hadn't actually been Marvel Girl from the point when Phoenix emerged from the waters of Jamaica Bay...

That sort of thing, among other things (endless big event crossovers) put me off comic books for a decade or so. But after a while I realized: The Phoenix Saga is *still* one of the greatest comic book stories I've ever read. Marvel's inability to leave well enough alone didn't take the experience of reading and enjoying it that first time away from me.

The point being, there are plenty of great comic book stories out there. With beginnings, middles, and ends! Watchmen. Days of Future Past. The Killing Joke. Avengers 102-104 (the Sentinels return from that little trip they took at the end of another great story, told in Uncanny X-men #58-60). The Brave and the Bold #93 featuring that bizarre 'crossover' between Batman and The House of Mystery. That Batman & Robin run, a few years ago, when Bruce Wayne was missing and presumed dead, featuring Dick Grayson as Batman and Damien Wayne as Robin. There never was a more dynamic duo, lemme tell ya. Stephanie Brown's run as Batgirl with Barbara Gordon/Oracle as her mentor, before the New 52 wiped it all away...

All those stories are still there. I read them. I enjoyed them. And I wants MOOOAR!!!

Just because things keep going... and going... and going... and suffer occasional oopsies from nincompoop writers/editors who think they are gawd's gift to comic books fans everywhere, the great stories are still there, with the promise of more to come.

So I'm excited about DC's Rebirth thing. I'm gonna be reading Action Comics and Superman, two titles I've not kept up with since the 60s, because I want to know what's going on with 'superdad'. I'm sticking with Aquaman, who does not talk to fish. Detective Comics is going to showcase a team made up of Batman, Batwoman, the Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), Red Robin (Tim Drake), and, of all people, Clayface. It's sure to be a fun ride.

As for Wonder Woman, well...

As I understand it, she has a twin brother now... named Jason. That's all I know about him.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic-previews/wonder-woman-rebirth-1-...

So, anyway. Who knows? You could be missing out on some of the greatest Wonder Woman stories ever told! Although it's going to be pretty darned tough to top that Justice League Unlimited episode where Circe turns her into a (wonder) pig and Batman is forced to sing "Am I Blue" in a nightclub to get her back.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Oh, I understand. When Marvel Girl became Phoenix and then Dark Phoenix and then killed herself because it was the only way she could see to save, ya know, everyone, I thought it was the greatest comic book story I'd ever read. And it had a beginning, a middle, and an end! At least until the guys at Marvel decided that it hadn't actually been Marvel Girl from the point when Phoenix emerged from the waters of Jamaica Bay...

That sort of thing, among other things (endless big event crossovers) put me off comic books for a decade or so. But after a while I realized: The Phoenix Saga is *still* one of the greatest comic book stories I've ever read. Marvel's inability to leave well enough alone didn't take the experience of reading and enjoying it that first time away from me.

The point being, there are plenty of great comic book stories out there. With beginnings, middles, and ends! Watchmen. Days of Future Past. The Killing Joke. Avengers 102-104 (the Sentinels return from that little trip they took at the end of another great story, told in Uncanny X-men #58-60). The Brave and the Bold #93 featuring that bizarre 'crossover' between Batman and The House of Mystery. That Batman & Robin run, a few years ago, when Bruce Wayne was missing and presumed dead, featuring Dick Grayson as Batman and Damien Wayne as Robin. There never was a more dynamic duo, lemme tell ya. Stephanie Brown's run as Batgirl with Barbara Gordon/Oracle as her mentor, before the New 52 wiped it all away...

All those stories are still there. I read them. I enjoyed them. And I wants MOOOAR!!!

Even though things keep going... and going... and going... and suffer occasional oopsies from nincompoop writers/editors who think they are gawd's gift to comic books fans everywhere, the great stories are still there, with the promise of more to come.

So I'm excited about DC's Rebirth thing. I'm gonna be reading Action Comics and Superman, two titles I've not kept up with since the 60s, because I want to know what's going on with 'superdad'. I'm sticking with Aquaman, who does not talk to fish. Detective Comics is going to showcase a team made up of Batman, Batwoman, the Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), Red Robin (Tim Drake), and, of all people, Clayface. It's sure to be a fun ride.

As for Wonder Woman, well...

As I understand it, she has a twin brother now... named Jason. That's all I know about him.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic-previews/wonder-woman-rebirth-1-...

So, anyway. Who knows? You could be missing out on some of the greatest Wonder Woman stories ever told! Although it's going to be pretty darned tough to top that Justice League Unlimited episode where Circe turns her into a (wonder) pig and Batman is forced to sing "Am I Blue" in a nightclub to get her back.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Oops, tried to edit my last post, ended up with two last posts... argh.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

I understand your opinion. I do. However, how many other heroes or villains or even ideas will we not get to see because we are so wedded to the past.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

That's true, too -- we are wedded to the past when it comes to comic books. There's new stuff out there, sure, and some of it is good. Unfortunately, a lot of the new stuff doesn't last, and it's not the fault of the comic book companies -- they try new stuff all the time. It's easier, after all, to create new stuff than to keep a lot of the old stuff current. Alas! We, the readers, don't often accept new stuff, and we show this by not buying the new stuff while throwing money at the old stuff.

DC's New 52, a few years ago delivered lots of new and crazy stuff. Stuff like 'Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.' What was that about? I dunno, I didn't try it. Ahem. Same with lots of folks, and so poor sales shut most of the new and different stuff down in the first few months. DC's Convergence, last year, tried to break some new ground, shake things up a little. We weren't having any of it. Hence, Rebirth -- a back to the basics attempt at regaining the 'classic' feel of, ya know, classic DC Comics. Which is where, evidently, $$$ abide.

Meanwhile, over at Marvel... everything is 'All-New and/or All-Different'. Mutants are more or less in decline. It's the age of the Inhumans (cuz Marvel still has the cinematic rights to them, snikt bub). Jane Foster is Thor. Sam Wilson is Captain America. Steve Rogers is an agent of Hydra. The Totally Awesome Hulk is not Bruce Banner, but some kid who's name escapes me at the moment. Kamala Khan as Miss Marvel is evidently quite popular. I've glanced at it, but have never read an issue. Spider-Gwen got off to a rollicking start, but seems to be losing steam. Squirrel Girl has her own book. Squirrel Girl! I'd buy it, but I don't much like the art. I really like All-New Wolverine, though. In my opinion, the best new comic book out there today. Laura Kinney (X-23) is Wolverine now. The former Wolverine, Logan, James Howlett, whatever his name is, is (still) dead, and I kinda hope he stays that way...

Anyway. Yeah. Lotsa reasons not to read comics today. But if you don't, you'll never know why Wonder Woman wrapped her Tell The Truth lasso around her own arm and asked, 'What am I?' Or the answer she gave herself...

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

BTW, I've been getting the School-Live! paperbacks at my local comic book store. Reading backwards sure took some getting used to...

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

^_^ Its worth it. Also watch "Ushio & Tora" on Crunchyroll. The series is almost over and as a result is on the free side. You WILL thank me when you see it all!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

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I enjoyed Sword Art Online and it's sequels in Anime and Manga form, so I was going to follow my usual 'the book is better' instincts... Except it's not.

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Fireheart

I'm enjoying the School-Live! manga books, but I think the show offered a much more effective (and dramatic!) introduction to the situation. I really like Taroumaru's expanded role in the show, too.

I've watched two episodes of Ushio and Tora. :-D

I've also read Wonder Woman Rebirth #1. ;-)

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Great time for future Aquaman fans to take the plunge!

"I always think of colors in my head whenever I think of the DC characters, which is part of what is so great about them. When I think of Flash, I see a character who is city-based but everything is bright. And Batman is Gotham City which is so dark. With Aquaman, the visual interest of nature and all the undersea kingdoms and the fantasy elements and the science fiction elements of that. I find that endlessly entertaining and beautiful to look at -- or terrifying to look at. And I think he offers a wider range than Batman or the Flash in terms of the kind of stories you can do without it straying from his milieu. You can go very bright and optimistic or you can be geo-political. You can be horror-based or you can be very fantasy." ~ Brad Walker

Plus, Aquaman is not above tossing a polar bear at seal poachers.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/abnett-walker-aquaman-rebirth-...

PS: up to episode 9 on Ushio and Tora.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

^_^

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie