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kkhohoho Deranged X-Mas Figure from The Insanity Pole Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Deranged X-Mas Figure
Jul 19th 2018 at 5:15:04 AM

[up]You said there was gonna be a wedding. There was no wedding. They have every right to be pissed.

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters — Blue Horizon: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12583620/1/Sonic-and-the-Freedom-Fighters-Blue-Horizon
Jul 19th 2018 at 9:54:15 AM

[up][up]fuck Batman

On another note I work at one of the smaller wal marts and I haven't seen a single 100 page giant

Edited by Invincibleasshole on Jul 19th 2018 at 9:56:07 AM

Jul 19th 2018 at 1:14:55 PM

Re: Steve Moore's Electric Warriors.

DC had a comic back in the mid-80's called Electric Warrior by Doug Moench and Jim Baikie. This doesn't appear to have any relation to that, but it seems an odd name to have resurface. I wonder if it's just a coincidence or what.

Jul 19th 2018 at 3:06:02 PM

Tom King had to get a bodyguard for comic con because he recurred death threats.

https://www.themarysue.com/tom-king-batman-death-threats/

kkhohoho Deranged X-Mas Figure from The Insanity Pole Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Deranged X-Mas Figure
Jul 21st 2018 at 9:06:41 AM

Just finished reading Icon, and it's just as good as when it started. Like I said before, Icon is less about traditional Superhero shenanigans and more about politics and race relations. Not that that's a bad thing. Dwayne Mc Duffie himself is not only a great writer but also black, and as such, it handles everything it tackles with aplomb. The book also puts a lot of focus on Icon's sidekick/partner Rocket, so much so that she's arguably the real protagonist. Icon's still an important character, but it really ends up being about her, and it's Rocket and her supporting cast that grounds the book. She's also a single teen mother, which I'm not sure is something you really see in comics.

Icon is an amazing book, and it's the kind of book we need today. But it's not for everyone. Again, if you're looking for old fashioned Superhero action, you're not gonna get a lot of it here. That's just not what the book was about. And that's probably why it got canceled. Icon ended after # 42, right in the middle of a big story arc that was also a follow up to one of Milestone's other comics, Blood Syndicate. (Which I'm reading next by the way.) And the entire line follows suit. The problem with Milestone was that it tended to cover topics and subjects which most of the comic reading public (especially back then,) didn't really want to deal with. Race relations, gang violence, teen pregnancies, drugs, etc. Again, it did all of this with grace and tact, but it didn't change how it was perceived. Nevermind that most of Milestone's heroes were minorities. The line only lasted a few years before it got canned and only got absorbed into DC a decade after it ended, which is a shame.

That said, it wasn't quite the end for Icon. As mentioned, Icon and the rest of Milestone were absorbed into DC around ten years after their original verse ended. Icon and Hardware showed up in Justice League, Static joined the Titans, etc. Hell, Icon and Rocket even managed to show up in Young Justice as Justice Leaguers (and Rocket as a member of The Team before that), which is getting another season next year. And the entire line is getting a reboot as part of DC's 'Earth M' initiative. Not really sure how's that gonna work out, especially since Reginald Hudson is heading it. (Black Panther writer, also a possible black supremacist.) But it's something. That said, the original book is still amazing, and if you haven't checked it out, you really should. Because it really is something special.

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters — Blue Horizon: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12583620/1/Sonic-and-the-Freedom-Fighters-Blue-Horizon
FrozenWolf2 Avatar of War from Have you seen me?
Avatar of War
Jul 26th 2018 at 6:34:52 AM

Finally Mirror Granger Sisters Civilian form

Holly Dove

and

ZOMFG DA DAWN HAWK

"But old memories seldom fade and bad habits die hard."
Jul 26th 2018 at 7:08:54 AM

[up]Now with 100% less face slashing

FrozenWolf2 Avatar of War from Have you seen me?
Avatar of War
Jul 26th 2018 at 8:04:45 AM

Shouldn't it be more... or is this like dividing by a negative?

"But old memories seldom fade and bad habits die hard."
kkhohoho Deranged X-Mas Figure from The Insanity Pole Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Deranged X-Mas Figure
Jul 27th 2018 at 10:25:52 AM

[up]Who wants to bet Mera ditches him at the altar on account of Aquaman always needing to be fucking miserable?

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters — Blue Horizon: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12583620/1/Sonic-and-the-Freedom-Fighters-Blue-Horizon
Jul 27th 2018 at 10:28:35 AM

Hey, a miserable king is a good king.

Edited by windleopard on Jul 27th 2018 at 10:28:34 AM

BigK1337 Comedic Super Troper from Detroit Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Comedic Super Troper
Jul 27th 2018 at 5:44:17 PM

No respect, I tell ya. No res- . . . holy shit, just now remembered that crossover between Aquaman and Jabberjaws.

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Jul 28th 2018 at 1:37:13 PM

Aquaman Comic to Be Momoa-ized With the Coming of Kelly Sue De Connick and Robson Rocha?

We mentioned that Kelly Sue De Connick and Robson Rocha were coming onto Aquaman in December. So what do they have planned?

Well, the word out of San Diego Comic-Con is that from the off, Aquaman is about to look a lot more like how he will be appearing in the upcoming movie, also out in December. Starring Jason Momoa.

That Kelly Sue and Robson will be “Momoa-izing” Aquaman – though no word yet if that includes the tattoos. And that his contact with Sea Gods will alter his look, his personality and even his origin. And possibly whether or not he is married.

The word “sexy” was used to describe their take on the character, but some aspects are up in the air. They have yet to settle on one of Rocha’s designs as the one they’ll go with.

Whether that’s permanent will be down to DC (and the performance of the movie). They can wipe it all away by reversing the mystic stuff in the storyline… if they have to.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/27/aquaman-comic-to-be-momoa-ized-with-the-coming-of-kelly-sue-deconnick-and-robson-rocha/

BigK1337 Comedic Super Troper from Detroit Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Comedic Super Troper
Jul 28th 2018 at 5:34:04 PM

Did they already attempt this back in the New 52?

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BigK1337 Comedic Super Troper from Detroit Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Comedic Super Troper
Jul 29th 2018 at 1:52:30 AM

Making Aquaman resemble Jason Mamoa more. Specifically giving him a costume to give off a badass barabarian hero. Something like this.

I remember when the actor was first announced back in 2014/2015 that DC desided to change Aquaman’s look to fit more in line with the actor whi was recently cast.

Edited by BigK1337 on Jul 29th 2018 at 4:55:36 AM

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Jul 29th 2018 at 2:08:43 AM

[up]That looks more like the Injustice version than Momoa to me.

Jul 31st 2018 at 9:05:58 AM

[up] Her enthusiasm is infectious. House of Whispers looks like it could be really good. Voodoo has a very rich mythology that can work really well in a comic book series.

kkhohoho Deranged X-Mas Figure from The Insanity Pole Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Deranged X-Mas Figure
Jul 31st 2018 at 10:25:17 AM

[up]It already has. Ever heard of Valiant's Shadowman?

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters — Blue Horizon: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12583620/1/Sonic-and-the-Freedom-Fighters-Blue-Horizon
HandsomeRob The freaky train with a face! from Shining time station Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The freaky train with a face!
Aug 1st 2018 at 12:33:26 PM

Random question:

Who's the most powerful Psychic in the DC universe?

Marvel is literally buried in psychics (almost all of them mutants however) while DC is a bit more lacking, but there's J'onn J'onz and M'gann M'orzz, Imra, aka Saturn Girl (though a recent series gave her telekinetic powers instead)...

...and that's it. Oh Wait. Psimon as well, if Young Justice is anything to go on.

If there's no one else, who reigns supreme among that bunch?

As a sentient train, I am morally against any kind of de-railing.
BigK1337 Comedic Super Troper from Detroit Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Comedic Super Troper
Aug 1st 2018 at 2:12:26 PM

[up] By all accounts Aquaman technically counts as a powerful psychic given his telepathy over marine life. In fact because of said powers he is considered the most powerful psychic due to the range of control he has in the DC universe.

Also Teen Titans member Lillith Clay a.k.a. Omen is a pretty powerful telepath.

There’s also Doctor Psycho who literally has psychic in the name.

Oh, almost forgot about Doctor Destiny (well at least the one from the cartoon) who is a powerful psychic that can traverse into dreams.

Edited by BigK1337 on Aug 1st 2018 at 5:16:13 AM

"Who needs sanity when you have unlimited power!" Now in (Very Active) Tumblr Form
Aug 1st 2018 at 5:56:11 PM

So I've read Identity Crisis and while it definitely has problems it's not as bad as I thought it would be

Positives

Rag Morale's artwork is this book's biggest strength. Every panel has so much detail and atmosphere and while "cinematic" is an overused word it definitely applies here.

I like that this event has much smaller stakes than pretty much every other one.

While this story has one of the worst reinventions of a super villain with Dr Light (oh I'll get to that), it also has one of the best with its retooling of the Calculator

This story also has pretty good worldbuilding when it comes to fleshing out the supervillain community

While I'm pretty on the fence about its conclusion, I liked the Captain Boomerang/Jack Drake subplot.

The story has really good pacing like any good mystery should

I thought it raised an interesting moral conflict with the mindwipes. I'm not too crazy about the Batman mindwipe but it does end up having consequences later down the line

The final scene with Ralph Dibney is just really powerful

Negatives

The Rape of Sue Dibney. I get their had to be a justification for the mind wipes but it could've been an attempted rape or just Light attacking her and it would've had the same result.

This story effectively ruined Dr Light

The Deathstroke fight scene is just dumb

Jean Loring should not be able to fool so many heroes. It's understandable that she'd have pretty good knowledge of how to cover her tracks but when you have this many people who are either incredibly intelligent, have advanced technology/powers that would be incredibly useful for solving crimes, or both on a case their's no way that she'd be able to get off Scott Free (geddit)

As stated above the Batman mind wipe ruins the moral conflict surrounding the mind wipes

RJ-19-CLOVIS-93 from New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2018 at 2:01:21 AM

If they wanted to re-tool Dr Light, they could've done a Green Lantern bent with him. Like it turns out that Dr Light has learned he can use his light technology to tap into the emotional spectrum and mess around with constructs, or even make his own. Maybe he could learn to manipulate light further, like blinding people. Or even shooting deadly gamma rays since its a type of light. Light could also be used for camoflague and invisibility

Basically there's a lot of potential to make a light-using villain more dangerous if they apply themselves to. But no, let's make him a Serial Rapist because hurr durr grimderp. It's so ridiculous that even his zombie wanted to rape(or was just being EXTREMELY creepy to) the second Dr Light, and I'm pretty sure it'd be physically impossible at that point...at least I really hope so

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