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Because Forerunner can only be nu-Harbinger (someone owns a thesaurus), and that brings to mind PARIAH, and how about, um, Susan Powter Lady, not to mention SEXLESS Lois Lane in a purple dress, and, um, okay issue #8 was classic when the Flash DIED, and Spectre hand was cool, but COME ON.

Dr. Superman, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Not nearly enough Haunted Tank.

Also, the Monitors have Osborn hair.

David R., Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:40 (thirteen years ago) link

There was way too much '80s hair among the major players in COIE.

David R., Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:41 (thirteen years ago) link


My mom actually bought me the entire mini for my birthday when I was 10-ish. This is not a reason to hate on this.

David R., Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:42 (thirteen years ago) link

At least in Millennium and Zero Hour, GA would say something, "Um, hey guys, I just shoot arrows, mmmkay?"

Dr. Superman, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:46 (thirteen years ago) link

and then "What right do we have to judge if this 'Earth-Prime'-privelidged narrative is more or less valid than our own?"

Dr. Superman, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:52 (thirteen years ago) link

This is the thread where I say I had my fill of George Perez by 1980. Fuckin' hate that guy.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

That Dead Supergirl cover that won greatest comic cover ever in some poll recently - well, it actually kinda sucks.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Wasn't that the DC Nation poll? Figures.

Also, the novelization is worse.

Dr. Superman, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 18:07 (thirteen years ago) link

The greatest comic cover ever involves a choice between drowning and a certain group of giant scorpions I could mention.

Vic Fluro, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:21 (thirteen years ago) link


A friend bought me Crisis as a present in a "this will really knock your socks off" kind of way. I found it literally unreadable. The art is quite pleasant in and of itself, but the fussy layouts make trying to extract meaning from the pages an uphill struggle.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Friday, 18 May 2007 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link

You mean this one?


Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 18 May 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I think he does.

an aside - that cover becomes even better if, using the magic of photo shop, you remove the words GIANT SCORPIONS and replace them with the name of one of your friends.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Friday, 18 May 2007 20:00 (thirteen years ago) link

lol, yep

Rock Hardy, Friday, 18 May 2007 20:35 (thirteen years ago) link

I was looking at CRISIS last night... mainly thinking about whether I would try and read it again or just give it to charidee. Me beour looked at it and commented "It's very emo".

The Real Dirty Vicar, Monday, 21 May 2007 11:34 (thirteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

A TV show?


Maresn3st, Sunday, 1 December 2019 13:49 (one year ago) link

The “Arrowverse” crossover thing? Yeah, they’ve been talking about it for a while: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_(Arrowverse)

Soy Bean False Chicken (morrisp), Monday, 2 December 2019 04:37 (one year ago) link

Ha! Awesome.

Part 4: Arrow
Episode no. Season 8
Episode 8
Directed by Glen Winter
Written by

Marc Guggenheim
Marv Wolfman

earlnash, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:30 (one year ago) link

Sounds like good TV:

...Pariah came through first by recruiting Jefferson Pierce aka Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who managed to use his own currents to hold off the machine while the Flashes figured out a way to reverse engineer the anti-matter machine. It turned out they needed to essentially run backwards on the treadmill as quickly as possible, but when Barry volunteered for the task Earth-90’s Flash temporarily stole his powers instead and hopped on. As he ran out the matter the show inserted a flashback to the 1990 series “The Flash,” (yet another Easter egg) and with that, Earth-90 Flash was toast, too. His sacrifice ended the anti-matter in the nick of time; Earth-1, a.k.a. the last Earth standing was about to be blown up too....

Inapt Authority (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 04:17 (one year ago) link

Jefferson Pierce aka Jefferson Pierce

secret identity needs some work imo

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 06:48 (one year ago) link

I'm sure it was a kick for Marv Wolfman to have a comic he did get turned into a TV show and get to work on an episode either way.

Although I think like Gerry Conway, Len Wein and Howard Chaykin, I think he did do a bit of Tv writing at some point.

earlnash, Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:41 (one year ago) link

yes, like various of his era (Gerber may have been first?), he wrote a bit for American Saturday morning cartoons in the 1980s and 90s

pretty sure he's no longer startled to have comics he did get turned into TV or movies by now though :)

insecurity bear (sic), Thursday, 12 December 2019 02:01 (one year ago) link

Watched the first three last night. Minor criticisms (Paragon scanner? Tom Cavanagh's whisper delivery) pushed aside by the fun of seeing previous DC show cast members integrated into the many Earths (earlier Flash, Birds of Prey, Smallville), plus some cast playing multiple roles. I thought that was a changed John Glover as dark Bruce Wayne, but checking, Kevin Conroy - nice fan service there. Not too bad.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 12 December 2019 14:23 (one year ago) link

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