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Offline Silver Shocker

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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1470 on: April 09, 2018, 10:03:26 PM »
Oh make no mistake, I'm expecting Bendis on Superman to be a flipping garbage fire. As soon as 1000 and the Action one-shot are out and I've read those I'm getting the heck out of dodge when it comes to Big Blue. Those Red Trunks doe.

Bendis would be far more suited to a gritty, non-powered, non-team crime book like Batman. Keep in mind, when I say Batman, I mean, ideally, a Batman book that has no Robin, no Batgirl, no Nightwing, no Cassandra Caine, no Spoiler, ect, because I don't trust Bendis to touch those characters with a ten-foot pole. Now, even more so, you know what book Bendis would be PERFECT for? Gotham Central. Or Renee Montoya Question. Unless of course, you're particularly attached to the Greg Rucka characterization of such characters, because B's might not synch up with them.

Speaking of not great Batman, here's what happens in the Tom King Batman run with Booster Gold:

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In other news, the Joker plot point from John's Justice League will be followed up on in an upcoming story by Johns and Jason Fabok, who worked on that Justice League arc. It's a strange story concept (kinda like having two Wally Wests) but I'll probably pick it up because I love that creative team. Then again, Johns has never been good with Batman continuity when he actually tackles it....
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1471 on: April 10, 2018, 04:21:15 AM »
Like I said,losing 2 more titles off my list is going to be noticable.Seeing I already read 2-4 titles a week.
Batman family lacks a streetwise jive talking dude,so Im out of ideas there...
As I read somewhere,Gotham Central was inspired by Bendis' Sam & Twitch.Decent title,if you can hunt it down.Which,btw,is getting a tv series written,directed and produced by Kevin Smith.So I guess only 3 episodes will ever be made.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1472 on: April 14, 2018, 08:45:30 AM »
Board ate my post,it appears,so anyway...
On the topic of comics have always been political...its not easy to compare then and now in that regards.Even as preachy and hamfisted as presented there,we all know pollution is bad.We all knew drugs are bad.There is no malicious intent in the story.
When you open an average book now,you dont see that.You see pure bile aimed at its own fans.Expecially white guys named Chad and those who dare to follow evil youtube critics.
In general;there are exceptions,ofc.All of them outside Marvel,oddly enough.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1473 on: April 14, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
...Hanging Chad, the newest white super villian nobody knew existed nor wanted. :P
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1474 on: April 14, 2018, 05:45:24 PM »
Bendis is almost as bad as Chris Claremont.

Bendis can take a story that could be done in one or two issues and pad it out to six.

Claremont can take something that could be said in five words, and say it in twenty. (If he was a speaker, he'd be someone who loves the sound of their own voice, basically.)

The difference is Claremont is a better storyteller than Bendis.

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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1475 on: April 14, 2018, 06:04:34 PM »
Bendis is almost as bad as Chris Claremont.

Bendis can take a story that could be done in one or two issues and pad it out to six.

Claremont can take something that could be said in five words, and say it in twenty. (If he was a speaker, he'd be someone who loves the sound of their own voice, basically.)

The difference is Claremont is a better storyteller than Bendis.

Exactly. Say what you will about Claremont's dialogue, (which was still better than nearly everyone else at the time,) but the stories he told were groundbreaking tour de force's. Whereas most of Bendis' are... not.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1476 on: April 14, 2018, 09:48:38 PM »
In Claremonts defense,they were paying him by the word.Not that it makes any difference for the reader.
And yes,for the record,there are plenty of Marvel superstars who came over to DC and did good stuff.Wolfman,Perez,Miller and oh yeah,Jack Kirby.But in recent times....like I said,I still remember when DC hyped Claremont and Byrne doing a JLA story and then they did Tenth Circle.Sweet Neron,that was one case when Chuck Austen taking over was an improvment.And then there was Sovereign Seven...
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And I fear history will repeat itself here.Because in both cases,its a decade too late for the writer...
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