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Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Yay! Solicits! I can't really talk much about them, since, well, yeah. Finals. (3 down, 1 left! W00t! -- yes, I like to massacre l33t speak sometimes. Pretend it's ironic.)

-Hmm, okay, I admit, I haven't read GA/BC (not a big Winick fan) but I've heard some spoilers about it. I find the solicit's wording a bit interesting though. Admittedly, I'm one of those people who never believes cliff-hanger type looks-like-death moments anyway but the wording of: "how does that connect with what happened to GA’s son, Connor Hawke?!" Seems to imply to ME, that he's not dead.

I mean, if he were dead, wouldn't they say "the death of..."? Since it wouldn't really be spoiling anything at this point?

Of course, now that I've said that, the death will take. Because that's the way these things always work. I'm never right. :-P

(Though hey, it's not like Arrow people don't freakin' die all the time anyway. Yeesh. They're worse than Lanterns.)

-Hey! They're bringing Chloe Sullivan into the DCU! I'm no fan of Smallville, but I'm honestly surprised it took so long.

-Hal's origin, again! Well, to be fair, since Emerald Dawn was supposedly retconned away by Crisis, it'll be good to get a definitive (for now) version. I agree with Diamondrock that the ED one really didn't work anyway. Since it's Johns, we can tell already that whatever this version is, it'll be somewhat unsubtle, but a keystone for the next few arcs of story and probably Blackest Night. :-)

-Oooo, Boodikka! I'm still miffed at Kreon's death. He was eye-candy.

-Wahoo! Sand sighting! Sandman is on the cover of JSA! They didn't forget he exists! YAY! I just hope he gets to do something INSIDE the comic too! Hmm, I think I need to blog some Sand-appreciation one of these days. I've been falling behind, and I think people are forgetting how neat he is!

I can't let that happen! My one-woman crusade to get everyone to love Sand will not die damnit! Mwahahah.

...after finals.

-Bernard Chang on Wonder Woman? Wasn't he the guy who drew that decidedly appalling sounding porn-star comic? Cognitive dissonance!

Though to be fair, most reviews I've seen of that thing did say that the art was decent. So he'll probably do an okay job.

...the petty part of me however can't resist a swipe on how well he'll likely react to online criticism though. I have a long memory for creator-made online tantrums, and I mock them long after it's funny to do so. Oh well. :-)

-Aww. Superfriends looks sickeningly cute. Like Tiny Titans, I have no intention of READING it. But I kind of want a t-shirt.


  • At December 18, 2007 10:27 AM, OpenID melashaan said…

    I'm surprised you didn't say anything about the Blue Beetle cover - I actually cheered a little when I saw it.

  • At December 18, 2007 11:38 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    I too, was rather surprised and delighted to see Sandy. And YOU'RE the one who got me to like him, so the koolaide is working...slowly anyway.

    I'm still pissed, but cautiously optimistic about Conner.

  • At December 18, 2007 11:57 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Mela: Heh, well, the likelihood of that one turning out fun and neat kind of goes without saying. But yep, i was remiss.

    Sally: Good! Means it's time for another dose! :-P

  • At December 19, 2007 2:57 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    I'm not sorry about Emerald Dawn being retconned away; it was poorly executed and made Hal look like a foolish moron. It achieved the exact opposite of what it intended.

    Would be a shame to lose ED2, though, since that's MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER.


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