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Friday, May 25, 2007

Random Thoughts about the August DC Solicits:

Back to the DC Solicits:

-I still think the Amazons are being mind-controlled. Or god-controlled. And I'm particularly interested in all the tie-ins. I love the fact that this conflict seems to be reaching out to effect so many female superheroes.

-I wonder if I'm the only person to like Mary Marvel's "dark" design. Maybe it's just because I grew up on manga, by which standards, the skirts' not that short. Besides, I tend to assume skirts that short are part of leotards anyway until proven otherwise.

-I'm interested in what lesson will haunt Supergirl for the rest of her life. I've got a weird love-hate relationship with the current Kara...very similar to my own adolescence, come to think about it. I've grown oddly attached to her and would hate to see her replaced by a more "palatable" version.
--still would rather she changed her costume though.

-The Booster Gold solicit intrigues me, a lot, because I felt like his resolution in 52 was a bit lacking. I liked the reveal of him as Supernova, which redeemed him a bit, but I think this story will put the cap on that. Even if he doesn't, in the end, have to give up his reknown.

-I'm not, however, interested in the four horsemen of Bialya.

-I have to admit, while I'm not a big fan of the Outsiders, the idea that Batman can essentially make these guys face off to determine which gets to stay on the team offends me a bit. I know the Outsiders were originally his team and all, but these guys were a team for quite awhile before he butted his nose into it. It just seems presumptuous.
--On the other hand, the Outsiders right now kind of suck and need all the help they can get.

-When has a cover saying "this character will die" or showing a gravestone EVER turned out to actually be true...without a catch.
--Booster Gold doesn't count.
---In other words, I really doubt they're killing Sin.
----But if Barbara playing devil's advocate isn't trying to talk Dinah OUT of marriage to Ollie, I'm gonna be just a little annoyed.
-----Mostly because I have this belief that even if your friends like your husband to be, it's their job to show up at your dressing room at your wedding and say "You don't have to do this! We can hop in the car and drive to Canada!" It's always important to know you have a way out. :-)

-Hmm, I like the thought of Checkmate having a constant headquarters guard...
--Not sure I'm that interested in reading a comic about him though.

-So which heroes AREN'T in the Book of Destiny?

-Hmph, Flash's solicit is a cop out...
--I'm totally gonna end up buying it though. I am Sheep.

-I will not write planet/evil city slash. I WILL NOT.

-I'm glad to see Liberty Belle getting an issue. I've always had something of a soft spot for Jessie. I like seeing her follow in her mother's footsteps rather than being a half-assed Flash-type. Maternal legacies rock.

-JSA Classified stars Mr. Terrific? I like him a lot but doesn't he already star in TWO books? Hmph. :-)
--Though I'm intrigued about when this is taking place. It seems like it'd have a lot bigger consequences to frame/hunt down the White King. Also, who's he running from? I'd think Checkmate or the JSA (At least Alan or Sand) could track him down pretty easily...
---Okay, fine I'm intrigued. For now. :-P

-Apollo seems like an odd choice for a combat opponent. I'm just sayin'.

10 Comments:

  • At May 25, 2007 11:02 AM, Anonymous suedenim said…

    "I still think the Amazons are being mind-controlled. Or god-controlled."

    This idea makes sense, and I think I like it. Maybe Circe is herself something of a red herring, just another character being manipulated by the gods for their own strange purposes?

     
  • At May 25, 2007 11:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    All kinds of strange and wonderfl things are being hinted at.

    Of COURSE Batman is being presumptuous! Isn't Ollie bankrolling the Outsiders now? Couldn't they just stand up and tell Bats to go "!@##@%%" himself?

    Checkmate does look interesting, as does the Babs/Dinah thing. I can't say that I give a hoot about Bart as the Flash...bring back Wally or Barry! Or both of them!

     
  • At May 25, 2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Mark Engblom said…

    "I'm not, however, interested in the four horsemen of Bialya."

    I think this gives some great insight into DC's rather tonedeaf editorial regime. For them to green light a project based on four creepy monsters from 52 shows they have no real handle on what people liked or didn't like about the series. Of the few decent ideas that came out of that year-long improvisational dithering, the Four Horsemen weren't one of them.

    As a comedy series where the Four Horsemen rent an apartment together and get into wacky sitiations due to goofy misunderstanding? Sure.

    Other than that, I'll pass (as will most of fandom, I suspect).

     
  • At May 25, 2007 6:05 PM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said…

    Batman is a jerk XD

    Often he's portrayed as having the final say in like.. EVERYTHING in the DCU >:|

     
  • At May 25, 2007 6:05 PM, Anonymous Dumma said…

    "-I will not write planet/evil city slash. I WILL NOT"

    I'm reminded of Nancy
    (sorry about that)

     
  • At May 25, 2007 7:08 PM, Blogger GiantKillerMantis said…

    Those Outsiders books interest me, but i don't like the idea of Batman having people square off for membership. First, who would agree to that? And wouldn't them agreeing to such a contest make them too lame for any self-respecting team? And it's JerkBats, whom i thought was reformed now. :/

    I dig the "Batman & the Outsiders" and "Captain Carrot" Showcases. :)

     
  • At May 25, 2007 11:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think Hippolyta is being mind-controlled, but the rest of the Amazons are just basically showing off that they're biased against anyone who isn't an Amazon, especially if they're male and they're following the Queen's lead.

    Given they think this country, of which I expect they know little, has kidnapped their queen's daughter, I'm not surprised to see them tearing some stuff up.

    The bit in Amazon Attacks #1 with the Amazon killing the unarmed man in front of his kid struck me as out of character, but tearing up DC in general makes sense to me.

     
  • At May 26, 2007 5:04 AM, Blogger Mickle said…

    "When has a cover saying "this character will die" or showing a gravestone EVER turned out to actually be true...without a catch."

    Well, so far Runaways - but they didn't name names on the promos, and it's early yet.

     
  • At May 26, 2007 5:19 PM, Anonymous Mela said…

    "I wonder if I'm the only person to like Mary Marvel's "dark" design. Maybe it's just because I grew up on manga, by which standards, the skirts' not that short. Besides, I tend to assume skirts that short are part of leotards anyway until proven otherwise."

    I like it, too, even if its initial debut art wasn't that good. Also, that expression Calafliore (sp?) gave her on the August cover helps me like it a lot. It's a great "do not mess or else" expression.

    On other notes:

    - While I lost interest in Outsiders once Winnick decided to turn it into quasi-porn, the thought of a Wondy/Grace meeting written by Andreyko is all kinds of awesome.

    - I don't trust them enough to say with your certainty that Sin will live. It might be part of their desire to bring in more of Kingdom Come (which they've been doing again) and have the next Canary be Dinah & Ollie's biological child instead of her. In which case, DO NOT WANT.

     
  • At May 27, 2007 8:55 PM, Anonymous anonymous #84 said…

    "I think this gives some great insight into DC's rather tonedeaf editorial regime. For them to green light a project based on four creepy monsters from 52 shows they have no real handle on what people liked or didn't like about the series."

    Some people at Newsarama are excited about it. I would probably buy it, too, (yay Giffen!) but I can only afford so much and a couple of the other minis launching in August interest me more.

     

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