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To call DETECTIVE COMICS #15 a “Death of the Family” tie-in is being a bit generous, so if you’re only…

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Shaky though ACTION has been over the last year, Morrison’s long game is starting to come together. This issue starts…

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This entry into the H’EL ON EARTH crossover works pretty well on its own. Though it follows directly from the…

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October 22, 2012 5:35 pm I think we see a lot more *new* geeks - whatever their gender - lately because what we traditionally label as geek stuff has become more popular and accessible. It's not necessarily that some of them wouldn't have loved them some Batman comics before Nolan's movies, but that just wasn't in their realm of experience at the time. I mean, let's face it, there's still enough stigma and stereotype about what "geek culture" is that a lot of people aren't going to dive into it just to see what it's like.
October 10, 2012 5:07 pm Ditto on Jimmy Corrigan. Something about it turned me off pretty powerfully, which I suppose is its own kind of success, but I definitely didn't want to spend any time with the book, the character, whatever. I like some of the other stuff Ware's done that I've read, and I respect his experimentation with the form, but it's been ages since I've touched any of it because of Jimmy Corrigan.
October 10, 2012 1:57 am I like to think that's part of the charm of comic characters. Marvel's got plenty too. That's sort of what happens when your biggest characters were created in the 1950s and '60s.
October 3, 2012 2:51 am My only worry would be that this would encourage year-long storylines that don't necessarily deserve to be a year long (like writing for the trade but worse). But otherwise that does seem rather clever.
October 3, 2012 2:43 am I think the establishment of Superman as the "first" superhero is less about Morrison or anyone and more legacy in general. He did pretty much start the superhero genre as we know it. Internal to the continuity, if we assume that one guy sort of started the brightly-colored-costumes trend, it would probably be the larger-than-life one in a bright red cape capable of tremendous feats of strength, not the guy who dresses like a bat and hides in the shadows (or whoever else they could've chosen). These days there's this need to justify why these characters dress in gaudy costumes, and they could've picked a worse reason, I think.
September 1, 2012 2:26 pm I did notice the astonishing number of people on art in this issue, but though I kind of kept an eye out for dramatic shifts in style or anything, I thought the art flowed together pretty well, considering. It's certainly not the nightmare that sometimes results when even two artists are on the same book.
August 29, 2012 9:03 pm This issue is the fourth (and final) part of the current arc, so it's not the best jumping on point since a lot of it is wrapping up the plot of the previous three issues. I think this arc is pretty good as a whole, so I would either go back to #9 or wait until the next issue.
August 29, 2012 3:01 pm Turns out there are none so far as I can tell. This solicit seems to be the plot of some other book, because this is all Daemonite stuff, and the only "remote part of the galaxy" Supes goes to is...Earth orbit.
August 12, 2012 11:37 am I'm familiar with some of James Jr.'s story from pre-reboot stuff, like Snyder's superb BLACK MIRROR. That's immensely worth checking out. Batwoman has been having some troubled times this last arc. I do agree (and have said as much in reviews of BATWOMAN issues for months now) that JHW3 needs a co-writer at the very very least. I'm not sure if I see Simone as being quite the right person for it, though: I'm not sure her characterization style fits Batwoman so well as it does Barbara.
August 8, 2012 5:06 pm Oh, yeah, I hadn't thought of that, but I could definitely see Affleck as Steve Trevor. If he had to be part of the League itself, I could maybe see him as the Flash, depending on which Flash they used. I think he can do decent comic book characters, regardless; flawed as Daredevil was, I think he actually pulled off Matt Murdock about as well as anyone could, under the circumstances, script and so forth.