Aldo reads DC's New 52 (So you don't have to)

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I want to believe so.

earlnash, Thursday, 6 August 2015 23:08 (four years ago) link

Mostly laying out of the New 52 outside a few issues when it started, I've read a few of the first couple Batman related trades. I've read the first couple years of Batman, Detective and Batman & Robin now. I'd say the artwork in these three titles over the first couple of years is really quite good. Whether or not they needed to do this reboot, I think it is a good run of Batman artwork in the three titles. I still thinking starting 5 years in and filling in the gaps was a bit wack, but it all does start to come together a bit as it goes on.

Court of Owls storyline - The story's execution was just dumb. They made those clones way too powerful and the fight scenes were just way over the top. The whole secret court seems pretty hard to buy in old continuity although parts of the background and how it tied into Gotham wasn't bad. I'd think Paul Dini could probably take the elements and make them work as at some point they would have to explain relationship and history between the Court and Ra's Al Ghul, which could work in the right hands. I thought it was a very weird story to use to reboot Batman as the story had so much back in the comics before hand.

Zero Year - It's definitely a different take on Batman's origin. I kind of liked the modern Riddler take although it seems to me to echo the last Batman movie a bit close. I figured that thing the soldiers found in the desert would end up being a Lazarus Pit, but it didn't go that way. All in all, kind of underwhelming but it wasn't bad. It's Batman's origin story, you better be able to make a decent comic with the material.

Death in the Family - It was a definite over the top modern Joker story, but I thought the horror elements worked better with the character than I would have thought. It definitely had a similar vibe to Snyders quite good arc "The Black Mirror" done with Jock before the reboot.

earlnash, Thursday, 6 August 2015 23:41 (four years ago) link

is Darlene the name of Green Lantern's space girlfriend? Is that a callback to his space girlfriend from the 80s when he was exiled from earth for a year?

OOOoWoOo (Dr. Superman), Monday, 10 August 2015 02:01 (four years ago) link

Darlene is the ship's computer, I think.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 10 August 2015 08:40 (four years ago) link

with an ATTITUDE!

as verbose and purple as a Peter Ustinov made of plums (James Morrison), Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:33 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

You can come back Aldo, Dan DiDio is gone!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 21 February 2020 23:40 (four months ago) link

OMG, no fuckin way


Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:01 (four months ago) link

Although now I have to wonder if Di Dio's departure doesn't mean that AT&T isn't preparing to gut the whole comics division.

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:07 (four months ago) link

I have not read a single new comic book in February. Cold turkey wasn't that bad.

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Monday, 24 February 2020 12:20 (four months ago) link

In other DC news: I was wondering why I kept seeing raves about this goddamn Wonder Twins series that just ended and looked into it and discovered that it was written by the same dude who wrote the goddamn Flintstones series I kept seeing raves about and the goddamn Snagglepuss series I kept seeing raves about so I guess I need to just forget about the source material being mined and read this Mark Russell dude's stuff already, huh.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Monday, 24 February 2020 13:14 (four months ago) link

lol, wut —

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:45 (four months ago) link

Ok, that site looks sketchy af (I’ve never read it, the story just came up in my Google newsfeed)

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:51 (four months ago) link

Yes, that site is sketchy af and, iirc, a favorite of Comicsgate mutants.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 05:10 (four months ago) link

sorry for the linky

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 05:14 (four months ago) link

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