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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Okay, that's it. I'm back!

 (edited to fix formatting: a huge paragraph of text is NOT good blogging!)

So anyway.  I've been idiotically ignoring this blog for ages.  For no real reason.  (well, work and terrible television distracted me.)

So I'm officially back.  Here are some opinions!

I'm not so into DC post reboot.  This isn't a reflection of the quality, just my personal taste.  The stuff I loved most about the DCU was the sense of legacy and community and I just don't feel it anymore. 

I'm also not so big on retconning characters' backstories.  Adding stuff is okay, but completely changing it?  I'm not great with that.  I'm finicky that way.

Also, I'm sad that all my essays on Guy Gardner's characterization are defunct because his backstory is different.  :-P  It's self-centered but there you go.

I'm sure I'll get over it eventually, but right now, it's just not doing it for me.  Of course, I'd love hearing from people who are enjoying it.  I'm very suggestible, you might change my mind.

I am however really enjoying X-Men.  They've turned my favorite character into Magneto 2.0 (but better) in a way that I completely buy.  The transformation, if that makes sense.

I'll put it this way: Scott going Magneto feels a lot more natural than how Hank seems to have turned into a complete douchebag over the last few years.

Scott's always BEEN a douchebag, anyway.  :-)


  • At November 28, 2012 2:32 AM, Blogger Diabolu Frank said…

    Yes. All that. Agreed.

  • At November 28, 2012 3:27 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    My god, my formatting! Sorry for the block of text!

  • At November 28, 2012 11:38 AM, Blogger ShellyS said…

    The only way I've been able to read the DCnU is by treating them as AUs. It's another multiverse! Separate from the DCU and created by Flashpoint. I've been enjoying Red Hood and the Outlaws (to my shock), Nightwing, Batwoman, and the new Phantom Lady and Doll Man. I can't bring myself to try Batgirl, tho. I can't think of Babs as anyone other than Oracle now.

  • At November 28, 2012 12:44 PM, Blogger kiragecko said…

    I agree about Scott completely (and, sadly, about Hank. I love Hank.) I shouldn't comment on DC because I only hear what's going on from bloggers, and they're all really grumpy (seemingly for good reason.) Also, belatedly commenting on Leverage, because I love Leverage - Elliot does not need a cyborg arm, it would only give Hartison new ways to annoy him.

  • At November 28, 2012 4:04 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Shelly is right, the best way to approach the new DC is to pretend that it is another Universe, and that eventually it Will All Go Back To The REAL DC Universe!

    And then all of your Guy essays will still be in continuity. Seriously, a sister? No Mace? What is up with that?

    There are some decent books, but really, I can't see why most of these stories couldn't just have been told with the REAL characters just as well.

  • At November 28, 2012 4:40 PM, Blogger ShellyS said…

    I agree, Sally, that most of the stories could've worked in the DCnU. There are a few that wouldn't, like Babs as Batgirl dealing with having been shot by the Joker. And Red Hood and the Outlaws has 3 characters working together who likely would never be in the same place at the same time in the DCU. Which is why I wish they'd just frozen the old DCU for a while, said upfront they were creating a new universe, then eventually have them all concurrent. A multiverse of multiverses! Think of the possibilities!

  • At November 29, 2012 2:49 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I like the multiverse concept. And I'd enjoy the DCnU if it were treated more like the Ultimate Universe. Maybe it will eventually. Then we can all be happy.

    Also, Hardison could do so much with a cyborg arm. :-P


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