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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged new 52

Oct 1 '13
dynamic-duo-deposit:

Bruce.  Honey.  You are falling to your imminent death.  
Is this really the time to be monologuing about Dick and your love affair with Gotham?
(Batman vol. 2 #11)

In Bruce’s mind, it is always the right time to be monologuing about Gotham. And Dick. In that order.

dynamic-duo-deposit:

Bruce.  Honey.  You are falling to your imminent death.  

Is this really the time to be monologuing about Dick and your love affair with Gotham?

(Batman vol. 2 #11)

In Bruce’s mind, it is always the right time to be monologuing about Gotham. And Dick. In that order.

Sep 17 '13

dickraisin:

Favorite shots of Batman/Bruce Wayne  drawn by Greg Capullo

May 23 '13
addude:

I’m not sure what to think.
Is it wrong that the first thing that came to mind was that I want them back together like they were before the reboot?

 #what. #WHAT. #oh no i don’t know what to think #on one hand #otp interacting #on the other #otp interacting in the dcnu #being written by lobdell i’m guessing? #raven mind controlling gar into fighting the teen titans for trigon #oh no i’m….intrigued…. #in an awful creepy way #this is raven and gar’s first meeting in the dcnu too haha wow 
Yeaaah, I…
… On the one hand, I’m happy for Raven and Gar to be interacting again?
On the other hand, it looks like all their history’s been erased (surprise, surprise!), this is being written by Scott Lobdell who is about the last person I trust to write any of the Titans (past or present), and overall I… really am not sure I like this.

addude:

I’m not sure what to think.

Is it wrong that the first thing that came to mind was that I want them back together like they were before the reboot?

May 12 '13

Unpopular opinion: If DC insists on updating the classic Superman costume, I wish they’d go with the version currently being seen in Smallville: Season 11 (right) as opposed to the current New 52 version (left).

Why? Well, for one, having yellow accents on the belt makes the yellow on his S-symbol chest insignia look less random.

Secondly, it doesn’t have the stupid collar that DC decided to give everybody in the New 52.

And lastly, it’s lighter-looking and less armored than the New 52 look, which makes sense to me considering that Clark doesn’t need armor in the first place.

Now, personally I see no reason to get rid of the old underpants-over-tights look, which did fine for 73 years. But if they’re going to update it, I think the Smallville:S11 look gets it more right.

Regardless of which look you like better, though, there’s one thing about Clark’s costume which should always be canon in my book:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc71lV1mG1rnw80to6_r3_250.gif

Apr 29 '13
rayceoflor:

See this is why I don’t like Starfire in the comics. She is a freaking whore she has been with Nightwing, Red Hood, and now Speedy! Plus who knows who else she has been with.

Please, please tell me this is a joke?
Okay, first of all, this isn’t the original dialogue from the comic. See how the words are in two different fonts? And it doesn’t really fit the speech bubbles in some places? That’s where you can tell that the dialogue’s been altered. (I would be able to tell anyway because I’ve read the original scene - but even if that weren’t the case, a bad photoshop is easy to spot.)
Secondly, this scene is from Red Hood and the Outlaws, which is hardly the best place to go if you want to get an accurate idea of comic!Kory anyway. The way she’s acting here is not remotely in-character for Kory’s personality, as established in the comics over the last three decades.
Thirdly, Red Hood and the Outlaws in fact later establishes that Kory was never romantically involved Jason Todd, aka the Red Hood. This comic has numerous problems in its portrayal of Kory, but let’s at least get our facts straight here.
But even let’s say she was. Let’s say that Kory had in fact been involved with Dick, Jason, and Roy.
What exactly is the big problem with that?
That’s three guys, there. THREE. You’d be hard-pressed to find a character in the comics who hasn’t been involved with at least that many people, unless they’re either a very new character or still quite young. Are they all “whores”?
But, you know what? Let’s say she was involved with more than three guys. Let’s say she was involved with tons of people.
So what? It’s all between single, consenting adults. She’s not cheating on anyone or using them or manipulating them into anything they don’t want to do. So why would it make her a lesser person?

rayceoflor:

See this is why I don’t like Starfire in the comics. She is a freaking whore she has been with Nightwing, Red Hood, and now Speedy! Plus who knows who else she has been with.

Please, please tell me this is a joke?

Okay, first of all, this isn’t the original dialogue from the comic. See how the words are in two different fonts? And it doesn’t really fit the speech bubbles in some places? That’s where you can tell that the dialogue’s been altered. (I would be able to tell anyway because I’ve read the original scene - but even if that weren’t the case, a bad photoshop is easy to spot.)

Secondly, this scene is from Red Hood and the Outlaws, which is hardly the best place to go if you want to get an accurate idea of comic!Kory anyway. The way she’s acting here is not remotely in-character for Kory’s personality, as established in the comics over the last three decades.

Thirdly, Red Hood and the Outlaws in fact later establishes that Kory was never romantically involved Jason Todd, aka the Red Hood. This comic has numerous problems in its portrayal of Kory, but let’s at least get our facts straight here.

But even let’s say she was. Let’s say that Kory had in fact been involved with Dick, Jason, and Roy.

What exactly is the big problem with that?

That’s three guys, there. THREE. You’d be hard-pressed to find a character in the comics who hasn’t been involved with at least that many people, unless they’re either a very new character or still quite young. Are they all “whores”?

But, you know what? Let’s say she was involved with more than three guys. Let’s say she was involved with tons of people.

So what? It’s all between single, consenting adults. She’s not cheating on anyone or using them or manipulating them into anything they don’t want to do. So why would it make her a lesser person?

(Source: icannotbelieve)

Apr 7 '13
I’m still not over this picture.
So here, have an embiggened, non-tilty version.

I’m still not over this picture.

So here, have an embiggened, non-tilty version.

Mar 20 '13
adioslola:

That’s… this answer pleases me a lot, actually? Because it definitely sounds like James Tynion IV actually knows Starfire?
Kind of really excited about this book now that Lobdell’s left.

Holy cow. That’s actually… a totally on-target description of Kory? And he’s been a fan of hers going back to the days of NTT? 
Does this mean we could actually have Kory written as herself in the New 52?! I don’t even dare hope, someone hold me please.

adioslola:

That’s… this answer pleases me a lot, actually? Because it definitely sounds like James Tynion IV actually knows Starfire?

Kind of really excited about this book now that Lobdell’s left.

Holy cow. That’s actually… a totally on-target description of Kory? And he’s been a fan of hers going back to the days of NTT?

Does this mean we could actually have Kory written as herself in the New 52?! I don’t even dare hope, someone hold me please.

Mar 13 '13
comic-commentary:

is it just me, or has dick been…smiling when he shouldn’t be? i dunno, it’s weird. i don’t get the vibe that he doesn’t care or is happy, at all, but it’s kinda. unnerving. this page isn’t the best example, but i think you see it whenever he shows up. maybe it’s just an artist thing. hmmmm…
from Batman 14

YES, thank you, I’m so glad someone agrees with me on this! I commented on this a while back, actually.
It makes absolutely NO sense for Dick to be smiling in this situation, and as aesthetically pretty as Capullo’s art is, the inexplicable smiling really pulled me out of the story. Not really sure what’s up with that.

comic-commentary:

is it just me, or has dick been…smiling when he shouldn’t be? i dunno, it’s weird. i don’t get the vibe that he doesn’t care or is happy, at all, but it’s kinda. unnerving. this page isn’t the best example, but i think you see it whenever he shows up. maybe it’s just an artist thing. hmmmm…

from Batman 14

YES, thank you, I’m so glad someone agrees with me on this! I commented on this a while back, actually.

It makes absolutely NO sense for Dick to be smiling in this situation, and as aesthetically pretty as Capullo’s art is, the inexplicable smiling really pulled me out of the story. Not really sure what’s up with that.

Mar 12 '13

wafflesforstephanie:

silvanoir:

captainwhizbang:

the new 52 summed up in two pictures

We have entered into a repeat of the dark time of the early 90’s.  Even Krypto must be EXXXTTTREEEME! 

Pfffffft. Superboy was COOL in the 90s, this is the 90’s on steroids after drinking too much caffeine during a sugar rush.

I think this says everything, yeah.

Mar 6 '13
Feb 6 '13
fragileicicle:

I’ve been bugged by this page for a long time but I couldn’t put a finger on it, until it hit me today — the real Tim Drake wouldn’t not know who Caravaggio is.

And while I was flipping through ‘A Lonely Place of Dying’ to screencap that image, I came across this:

Did Tim still meet Dick Grayson at the circus? Is he still a Robin fanboy? Oh I’m getting preboot Batfamily feels ;____;

I’m going to ignore those (now-answered) questions on the bottom there because otherwise I think I might cry.
But about this scene: I actually assumed that Tim was kidding with the “Didn’t he play for the Yankees?” line. It’s been well established that Tim’s brand of humor flies straight over Damian’s head, so I just assumed that Tim was trying to cut the tension with a joke, but Damian took it completely literally. Which would also explain why Tim snaps that Damian is an “arrogant idiot” - i.e., he’s so busy assuming he’s smarter than everyone else that he can’t pick up on when someone’s being tongue-in-cheek.
I don’t know. That reading of the scene certainly makes it more in-character for Tim, but if I’m right that that’s what Tomasi intended, he probably should’ve made it a bit clearer.
Still easily one of the best interactions between the Batboys in the reboot, though.

fragileicicle:

I’ve been bugged by this page for a long time but I couldn’t put a finger on it, until it hit me today — the real Tim Drake wouldn’t not know who Caravaggio is.

image

And while I was flipping through ‘A Lonely Place of Dying’ to screencap that image, I came across this:

image

Did Tim still meet Dick Grayson at the circus? Is he still a Robin fanboy? Oh I’m getting preboot Batfamily feels ;____;

I’m going to ignore those (now-answered) questions on the bottom there because otherwise I think I might cry.

But about this scene: I actually assumed that Tim was kidding with the “Didn’t he play for the Yankees?” line. It’s been well established that Tim’s brand of humor flies straight over Damian’s head, so I just assumed that Tim was trying to cut the tension with a joke, but Damian took it completely literally. Which would also explain why Tim snaps that Damian is an “arrogant idiot” - i.e., he’s so busy assuming he’s smarter than everyone else that he can’t pick up on when someone’s being tongue-in-cheek.

I don’t know. That reading of the scene certainly makes it more in-character for Tim, but if I’m right that that’s what Tomasi intended, he probably should’ve made it a bit clearer.

Still easily one of the best interactions between the Batboys in the reboot, though.

Jan 14 '13

Scott Snyder Talks Superman, Lois Lane and What’s Next on Batman

dcwomenkickingass:

imageKelly and I welcomed Scott Snyder to “3 Chicks Review Comics” this weekend for our Best of 2012 show. We talked to Snyder, who I named writer of the year, about the incredible success he had in 2012 with Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing and what we can expect to see from him next year.

There were some tidbits on what the next Batman arc will be as well as a some discussion about his unnamed Superman book including his thoughts on Lois Lane.

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See? Scott Snyder gets it. This is why he remains one of my very favorite DC writers. That’s not to say I necessarily adore everything he writes, but I think he has a very clear understanding of these characters and their relationships and what makes them powerful. He’s one of the few writers I know who truly seems to sit down and think “What’s uniquely special about this character, and how can I make the story revolve around that?” before he starts writing, as opposed to so many writers who seem to change their characters to fit the plot. As someone who’s always looking for character-driven writing above all, I really appreciate that.

I wish the current writers of Action Comics and Superman understood Lois half as well as Snyder seems to. She is supposed to be a heroic figure in her own right, not just someone there to provide romantic drama for Clark. That is why she’s Clark’s inspiration. Because she’s a hero just as much as he is, without needing a costume or superpowers. But that seems to really have been lost in the New 52.

Jan 9 '13
incognito-mode:

Gar’s and Terra’s new uniforms. I wonder how long till Gar completely tears this one to shreds. 

I actually like Gar’s new uniform. But I am terribly confused about why he’s randomly red now. And why he and Tara are a legitimate thing. How is Tara even back from the dead? Is this some alternate universe where she was never Deathstroke’s mole? Is it a different Tara? What the heck happened to this? How much of this is informed by the history of the Teen-Titans-that-totally-never-existed? Have these characters been totally reinvented? Is Tara more like her animated incarnation who, from what I’ve heard, was actually a likable character with a conscience? Does Gar still have the same personality?
So many questions.

incognito-mode:

Gar’s and Terra’s new uniforms. I wonder how long till Gar completely tears this one to shreds. 

I actually like Gar’s new uniform. But I am terribly confused about why he’s randomly red now. And why he and Tara are a legitimate thing. How is Tara even back from the dead? Is this some alternate universe where she was never Deathstroke’s mole? Is it a different Tara? What the heck happened to this? How much of this is informed by the history of the Teen-Titans-that-totally-never-existed? Have these characters been totally reinvented? Is Tara more like her animated incarnation who, from what I’ve heard, was actually a likable character with a conscience? Does Gar still have the same personality?

So many questions.

Jan 1 '13

the-queen-beetch:

amanstwo:

Damian’s faces.

Holy cats.

(New 52 World’s Finest #7)

Well. It makes more sense than for him to hate her, honestly. She’s blood, and that’s insanely important for an al Ghul.

^ True, although I suspect the Al Ghul in Damian would have been conditioned to view any “rival heir” to Bruce’s legacy as a potential threat. They do rather have that cutthroat mentality when it comes to siblings sometimes.

I think that Damian’s been slowly but steadily been moving away from that way of thinking since he became part of the Batfamily, though. He’s starting to see family as the people you can trust and count on to be there for you, which is something new for him (I do think Talia loves Damian, but he definitely doesn’t trust her at this point). And he’s starting to open himself up, which is great. The fact that he’d treat Helena as a potential friend instead of competition is real progress for him.

… I may just have to read this issue.

Dec 27 '12

Nightwing #15 Spoilers

If you don’t mind being spoiled (or have already read the issue), click the ‘Read More’ for some thoughts!

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