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May 28th 2019 at 10:42:24 PM

[up][up][up]Harley's knowledge of psychiatry has always been rather questionable.

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May 28th 2019 at 10:42:50 PM

The Comics industry is just a dozen men standing on a rooftop, screaming "I'M NOT OLD! I'M NOT OLD!" into the empty, unfeeling, uncaring void.

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May 28th 2019 at 10:43:47 PM

That's more the Big 2. The rest of thd industry is doing fine.

RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
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May 28th 2019 at 10:44:38 PM

Indie comics are kind of boring me lately. So much gritty edgy deconstruction and so little heart and sincerity.

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Love is Love is Love
May 28th 2019 at 10:56:02 PM

I'd argue that the indie comics basically have the reverse problem, screaming "I'M A GROWNUP! I'M A GROWNUP! LOOK HOW MUCH SMARTER I AM THAN THE THING YOU LIKE!"

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May 28th 2019 at 11:25:55 PM

Harley's knowledge of psychiatry has always been rather questionable.

Sigmund Freud has nothing to do with psychiatry. He's the founder of psychotherapy, it's a whole different thing.

The news that they have nothing to fear is guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of innocents everywhere.
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May 28th 2019 at 11:26:43 PM

Sigmund Freud also wanted everyone to think it was totally normal to want to bang your mother so everyone would stop looking at him weird.

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May 29th 2019 at 4:12:53 AM

Well given the type of person Harley is, maybe that is whom she'd quote.

Edited by windleopard on May 29th 2019 at 4:24:50 AM

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May 29th 2019 at 4:18:40 AM

Doomsday Clock#10 finally arrived, and with it, some complex answers to things

In this issue, we learn Manhattan travelled to 1930s DC Universe directly after Watchmen. He befriends a struggling actor who goes on to great fame as the fictional detective Nathaniel Dusk. He views Jon as an "angel" because he saved them from some corrupt cops. Jon discovers this is the central Earth of the multiverse, but it is constantly twisted and altered by outside forces. At one point Superman is first known to have appeared in 1938, then eventually this changes and he is introduced in the 1950s, then the 80s and so on and so on. Manhattan eventually decides to challenge the forces and test a "metaverse theory" by altering things himself, and he is able to relate to Superman better by turning his universe into the New 52...but eventually the universe finds a means of gradually diminishing his influence. Clark wakes up from his coma at the end. Man of Action vs Man of Inaction

Update: ...And I just realised someone already posted the spoilers on the other page. My bad.

Edited by Zarius on May 29th 2019 at 5:05:52 AM

May 29th 2019 at 4:25:28 AM

I'd argue that the indie comics basically have the reverse problem, screaming "I'M A GROWNUP! I'M A GROWNUP! LOOK HOW MUCH SMARTER I AM THAN THE THING YOU LIKE!"

Examples please?

May 29th 2019 at 8:05:15 AM

[up][up] For starters, a great deal of the works by Robert Kirkman, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, Si Spurrier, Kieron Gillen...

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May 29th 2019 at 8:34:09 AM

One can argue that the only sectors really showing growth are crowdfunding and manga, the two sectors rolled into comic sales to show growth. And those sectors are showing a lot of growth, so kudos to them.

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May 29th 2019 at 8:59:46 AM

Really I think part of the problem is most people donít really see the point of reading comics. After all why read avengers or Daredevil when you can watch the movie or show? If you want to read just read a book those are more dense anyway. What makes comics special compared to other mediums? I think thatís something more writers should think about.

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May 29th 2019 at 9:03:52 AM

Because there is a lot of stuff that the movies & shows will never cover. We won't get a movie that ends with Superman destroying Darkseid on the brink of the universes life just by singing the right note.

Plus pretty art.

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May 29th 2019 at 9:26:06 AM

Exactly! But I donít think most people see it that way... Also there are too many comicbook movies and tv shows. (Itís kind of getting on my nerves a bit)

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May 29th 2019 at 9:29:52 AM

So I finally read the last issue of Heroes in Crisis instead of basing my reactions off of second hand spoilers and wow holy shit I am even angrier. I'll give it something, it's the first time I've ever found myself being actively incensed over a comic book's depiction of real world issues. Not even Identity Crisis' deplorable handling of Sue Dibny's rape managed that but this clusterfuck leapfrogs that book and goes for the gold.

Fuck Tom King.

Edited by RodimusMinor on May 29th 2019 at 12:31:23 PM

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May 29th 2019 at 9:31:07 AM

Also there are too many comicbook movies and tv shows
Compared to the glut of cop, lawyer, and doctor shows, the number of superhero shows is a trickle. Hell, you can even throw in non-superhero "comic book" shows (like Lucifer) and it still isn't that much.

Well the reviews are in for Heroes in Crisis #9.
I don't know if I've ever seen such divided reviews. Going from 10/10 to 2/10 is just...wow.

Edited by alliterator on May 29th 2019 at 9:33:03 AM

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RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
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May 29th 2019 at 9:32:20 AM

We're currently in a superhero zeitgeist so I don't think they'll go away anytime soon. Heck I'd be happy if they became a permanent fixture and adapted the best parts of superhero comics into other mediums.

slimcoder I am not your boss. I am your KING!
I am not your boss. I am your KING!
May 29th 2019 at 9:33:22 AM

Also adapt other non-superhero comics.

Deadly Class got a show, plenty of other comics deserve one too.

I AM THE DRAGON!!!!
RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
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May 29th 2019 at 9:37:01 AM

Eeehhhh maybe.

I specify adaptations of superhero comics because thanks to the MCU we've all twigged onto the ideas that shared universes and long lasting continuity are actually cool and acceptable for sexy hip people rather than just nerds. You're actively rewarded for your investment in the wider parts of the universe with more story, and that's not something that's been done as big as it is now.

I know people who saw Ant-Man because it was an MCU movie and it'd matter to the next Avengers movie or whatever, and all I could think was "oh god, it's spreading."

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May 29th 2019 at 1:00:21 PM

... You guys remember how cool it was in 2012 when The Avengers, of all things, was the biggest movie in the world? It felt good to see that these culturally invisible characters had finally made it big.

One of my favorite little fun facts is that Joe Simon was still alive to see Captain America: The First Avenger when it came out.

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Dark Hero
May 29th 2019 at 1:26:20 PM

I am actually fucking angered about Heroes in a Crisis.

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May 29th 2019 at 1:29:16 PM

[up][up][up] Itís not that I dislike the current craze of Super Hero movies and tv shows I just feel thereís a bit much and cheapens the value of comics as a medium a bit (although I wouldnít mind it if comics cost less.) Maybe Iím overthinking this but I wish comics had more notoriety as COMICS and not TV & Movies. Also when I say comics I mean indie stuff too not just super heroes.

Edited by Bec66 on May 29th 2019 at 4:29:47 AM

RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
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May 29th 2019 at 1:34:20 PM

Eh, it was inevitable. Western markets don't have as much of a love affair with print mediums as, say, Japan, and comics are released in too inconvenient a matter, only being sold in specialty stores in a monthly magazine format instead of in anthology titles.


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