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The Nacireman wrote:That doesn't necessarily make him a household name the way a Joker or Lex Luthor does.
fieldy snuts wrote:Yeah I saw that. So much for all new stories that aren't bogged down with what happened before, only took them 0 days to break that promise
Mammon, Fool Breaker wrote:I believe DC did a good job wirtting a solid introduction in the DC universe. Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, their most popular heroes currently all appear. Green Lantern plays 'fish out of water' to allow for Batman's explination of events. DC dosn't drop the whole universe on new readers. You don't even get the heroes real names yet.
Punchy wrote:Thoughts For This Week In Punchy: This was OK, a nice fast-paced read with strong art by Jim Lee and all of Johns’ strengths with few of his weaknesses (it’s hard to have continuity porn if this is the first issue of the continuity!). I particularly liked how dumb Hal Jordan is, has Johns finally got that the character is useless? More likely he thinks he was making Hal cool, rather than the idiot he is. The ending was good and I’m interested to see what the ‘new’ Superman is like, but this was pretty standard superhero stuff, there’s nothing groundbreaking here and nothing worth pissing your pants in anger at. In fact, I don’t get any of the anger at this issue, all the complaints about how it has the heroes being hated and feared? This story is set 5 years ago and explicitly mentions how it is before the JLA became respected, this is not indicative of all the other titles, stop moaning. You can’t use Justice League #1 as a barometer for the quality of the new DC anymore than you could Justice League Of America #54 for the old one a few months ago. Take each book as it comes and calm down. I’m intrigued enough by this one to get #2, but we’ll need to see a few more JLAers next month for it to really pick up.
eltopo wrote:is it ok to pee your pants for any other reason?
rdrsfn82 wrote:Chap is right.
john lewis wrote:I got nothing but respect for [Chap]
jsalwen wrote:You're the man, Chap.
DMM wrote:Chap knows what he's talking about.
MoneyMelon wrote:chap is right about pretty much everything
GOSD wrote:chap FTW!
Ntikrst wrote:Chap's right
oogy wrote:All those quotes in your sig ain't lying.
MrBlack wrote:For what it's worth, my wife, who hates superhero comics, enjoyed this. She was eager to read the next issue.
chap22 wrote:as to Darkseid...honestly, who cares if "new readers" are familiar with him or not? i'm pretty damn sure NOBODY was familiar with the Hyperclan when Morrison's JLA #1 came out, and nobody complained much about that story.
granted, Morrison was smart enough to actually include the entire JLA in that issue and show them doing cool stuff, but hey...apparently that's not necessary in modern comic storytelling anymore.
Mike Mercury wrote:Basically, if you don't care, I don't care that you don't care. Differences between digital and print versions are going to be watched closely, with good reason. I don't think morbusiff would mind me posting the link to his twitter feed, he's done the most thorough job noting the various differences, and there are several:
Always Stay Safe wrote:I think one of the biggest problems in modern comics is the format. 23 issues isn't enough to present a good enough story, as modern readers demand a lot more than years ago.
The Nacireman wrote:
That doesn't necessarily make him a household name the way a Joker or Lex Luthor does.
Combined with that painfull $3.99 price tag...
Always Stay Safe wrote:
It honestly is shameful. How can that attract new readers.
The biggest problem comics are facing are the rising costs and the time frame it takes to make them. Making Superman punch someone or erasing Wally isn't a "seismic shift" it's about time DC and Marvel looked at how comics are made.
23 pages is nothing. Not monthly anyway. 52 was an averagely written book which went over very well because it was new, exciting and the concept allowed for lots of turns surprises remaining fresh in people's minds.
I read most comics and I genuinely forget what happened by the time the next issue comes out often 5 or 6 weeks later. Something needs to change. I'd like to see more of the JMS Supreman books. They're something intersting.
Only 3 or 4 of the 52 #1 have a $3.99 price tag and they have a higher number of pages. I don't have this issue yet, so I can't comment on the # of pages.