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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Unfortunately, we will never be mature enough to accept life and death in comics, and thus is the reason why any of this was given the green light.


Nightwing.

Also, I love the irony here about you talking about how mainstream comics can't deal with death while discussing a story about the death of a character.

Exactly.

Anyway, Grant Morrison didn't just arbitrarily do this. It communicates some pretty meaningful themes that make a lot of sense.

Oh, and in regards to comic spoilers, I guess it's really difficult to keep them secret for a couple reasons. One is that major events and plot points trigger sales, so they can't keep them secret, especially in an industry that's generally struggling. Second is that it's extremely difficult to be spoiler-free when engaging in a shared ongoing universe. This is because things happened and you have to discuss the things that happened in order to discuss current things. To use a terrible analogy, it'd kind of be like spoiling 9/11. I've encountered this problem when discussing DC and Marvel with people. So I'm not sure anyone's really to blame here, it's just the nature of this particular type of narrative.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Nightwing.


You're not trying to tell me that the first Robin, whom very well should be an old man by now, is a perfectly fine example of the passing of time in the medium of comic books.

Nah, impossible, you're too intelligent to suggest anything like that.

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Also, I love the irony here about you talking about how mainstream comics can't deal with death while discussing a story about the death of a character.


Sure thing Doctor, this deffinitely isn't the medium who is infamous for having characters with impermanent deaths.

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Grant Morrison didn't just arbitrarily do this. It communicates some pretty meaningful themes that make a lot of sense.


I hope it does, and I certainly don't want to pass judgements on the story without reading it.

But by god is this convenient for DC Comics, and frankly seems like a grandeur stupidity to yell it from the mountaintop before the comic is even released.

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So I'm not sure anyone's really to blame here, it's just the nature of this particular type of narrative.


I could very well believe that it is true than in age of social media and the spread of information that it's impossible to keep a secret; but at the very least, you could see signs of them trying to do it, making an attempt to not damage the experience not only for the regular readers, but also those who are unaware of such events or that haven't read comics for some time *raises hands*.

And that's what bothers me the most, I haven't read the story, and I've just realized that I need to forsake every single comic book media site if I ever hope to stay away from spoilers, I mean, imagine if I cared about things like interviews with writers and artists, or about reading reviews from comics I ocassionally read, what if I wanted to go to CBR or ComicVine's forum ?

I can't anymore, because no one can't shut the fuck up.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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http://ifanboy.com/articles/scott-snyde ... unchained/


Superman Unchained...

Pulp Krypton must have been taken.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
http://ifanboy.com/articles/scott-snyder-jim-lees-new-superman-series-now-has-a-title-superman-unchained/


Superman Unchained...

Pulp Krypton must have been taken.

Sounds cool to me. You could almost say it's...off the chain!

Really, though, we need another good Superman book. Superman sucks so Action Comics is the only one we've got.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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Godziller66 wrote:
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
http://ifanboy.com/articles/scott-snyder-jim-lees-new-superman-series-now-has-a-title-superman-unchained/


Superman Unchained...

Pulp Krypton must have been taken.

Sounds cool to me. You could almost say it's...off the chain!

Really, though, we need another good Superman book. Superman sucks so Action Comics is the only one we've got.


I agree, the title is just... pretty bad. I wish they would have just named it Man of Steel.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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A fairly insightful review of the all silent Batman and Robin #18.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-sile ... -ma,93755/

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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A fairly insightful review of the all silent Batman and Robin #18.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-sile ... -ma,93755/


That issue was so good, I teared up a little when Bruce was reading the note.

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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I think I need a little help with the ol' Grant Morrissoness.

What was the deal with Ferlin Nyxly exactly?

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 Post subject: Re: DCU: Reloaded
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I don't think either of these are technically part of the New 52, but I absolutely can't wait for them. Multiversitiy, at the very least, sounds amazing. http://www.craveonline.com/comics/inter ... -earth-one

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