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How do you like it?

I love it.
4
40%
I like it.
3
30%
I'll let you know in a couple weeks.
3
30%
 
Total votes : 10

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Postby Zero » Thu May 25, 2006 2:42 am

I'd guess it's that there entire history of the DCU backup story, explaining the nu retconned history of Nu Earth.

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Postby kingbobb » Thu May 25, 2006 7:24 am

Spoilers abound, ye have been warned.

So, 3 issues in, and I think this is way too slow for me. I like 24. I like seeing nearly every literal minute in an exciting day. Thing is, while there are things that happen in each season that might remind you of other season, there's rarely a repeat of events within a season. So you get 24 episodes where each one is different from the other 23.

So far, in three issues, we've gotten....three issues that are 80% identicle. Booster is using Skeets sometimes faulty knowledge to make his superhero name, money, and try to nudge the past just enough to match his future. Steel is trying to keep his niece on the straight and narrow, pulling a living Uncle Ben, I suppose. No Renee/Question in this ish, as instead we get the explanation as to how Lex doesn't go straight to jail (I'm still not sure how he really pulled that one off...if that was Alex Luther's body, he wouldn't have been that close of a genetic match, right? He was the son of his Earth's Lex and Lois, not a Lex counterpart).

Pee Gee makes a cameo, and we see Black Adam ripping more people apart...which he's already done in 52.

So, after three issues, I'd say we've had exactly 2 significant events: Lex, and knowing Booster's time-line is messed up. And while we're getting small bits of other stories, that's a lot of fluff for the price of a paperback novel.

At the end of the year, 52 would by itself be about 21% of my yearly comic buying. It's going to run a total of $130. It's just not the kind of story I think I'm into, so #3 is going to be the last I plan to pick up. I would rather have seen a series of limiteds, one for each of the main storylines, so I can get the stories I'm interested in, and skip those I'm not.

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Postby L Independant » Thu May 25, 2006 10:26 am

Punchy wrote:
What retcon is this?
Lex Luthor can go back to being a bad guy but only Superman believes it.

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Postby Croaker » Thu May 25, 2006 10:30 am

woznia17 wrote:Lex Luthor can go back to being a bad guy but only Superman believes it.


I don't think that's a retcon. As we've seen OYL, everybody and their grandma thinks Lex is a bad guy, he just keeps slipping through the system, he even loses LexCorp.
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Postby L Independant » Thu May 25, 2006 10:33 am

Croaker wrote:
I don't think that's a retcon. As we've seen OYL, everybody and their grandma thinks Lex is a bad guy, he just keeps slipping through the system, he even loses LexCorp.
D'oh, I forgot about that. Now this is getting confusing...

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Postby Croaker » Thu May 25, 2006 12:23 pm

woznia17 wrote:D'oh, I forgot about that. Now this is getting confusing...


Yeah, it is getting a little confusing. But I'm loving it! :)
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Postby L Independant » Thu May 25, 2006 2:44 pm

Croaker wrote:
Yeah, it is getting a little confusing. But I'm loving it! :)
Loved issue 2. Issue 3, meh. Do they have different writers for each issue, or does each writer contribute some to each issue?

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Postby Croaker » Thu May 25, 2006 4:22 pm

woznia17 wrote:Loved issue 2. Issue 3, meh. Do they have different writers for each issue, or does each writer contribute some to each issue?


Orignally each writer was going to write a certain # of issues, but then they got together and all started jamming, so it really is a collaborative work.
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Postby L Independant » Fri May 26, 2006 11:25 am

Croaker wrote:
Orignally each writer was going to write a certain # of issues, but then they got together and all started jamming, so it really is a collaborative work.
Issue 3 really felt different than the first 2.

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Postby Jeff » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:35 pm

I like it plenty. Its too soon to say if I love it.
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Postby L Independant » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:54 pm

52 #6 sold me on the series. I'm loving this...and I think Morrison did a lot of the plotting for the issue.

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