What are today's releases you're looking forward to?
I'll nominate Jinny Hex for just being awesome and making Jonah Hex into a legacy character. I like her attitude, I like her endless box of tricks, and I like the idea of further extending the influence of the Hex family in the DCU. Who was her great great grandMOTHER though? Talullah?
Do we nominate in here? Or just get ready for the upcoming posts?
Wait....you can tag people now?
Hahahaha. Well...it saddens my Grimm-heart to hear it.
I...hadn't heard this news until now. Heroes in Crisis I could handle, but this...
Jonny, I totally agree with you about all the Western heroes. Love Bat-Lash, Nighthawk and Cinnamon, El Diablo, etc etc.
I read only DC, except Fantastic Four and related titles at Marvel. And also except the occasional Hellboy trade from Dark Horse, Star Trek comics by IDW, or series from Image by a writer I admire (Descender comes to mind).
Basically, you should only limit yourself by your budget.
I'd have to agree with N8 that Way's run wasn't a great place to start. I read the first two issues and was immediately lost. The DCU series actually did a much better job of introducing the characters, in my opinion, and I am staunchly "comics first, media adaptations last." That said, yes, Morrison's run is the most acclaimed.
Etrigan has all their Bronze Age stuff, methinks, maybe that's a decent starting place?
The research involved in winning is mental energy I usually don't have left after slaving away for the man all day. That said, it's a good game and I had fun the few times I played.
I don't. It reminds me that there's a "DC" film coming that the director has said "doesn't have anything to do with the comics."
Why not call it "Random Guy Becomes a Serial Killer?" It would be a more accurate title.
But wait. We need that Batman money. So if we slap a Batman-related tag on it, it'll sell more tickets.
Hopefully it won't turn out as badly as Catwoman?
Thanatos made more of an impression on me than Marine Marauder. A crazy alternate dimension psycho that steals Aquaman's wife at the time when he's weakest? Yeesh.
Scavenger (Peter Mortimer) might be a fine "miniboss" type of villain to include in Aquaman 2 (we are talking about the movies, not comics, right?). He could help Manta acquire artifacts that he needs to kill Arthur, somewhat like Geoff Johns' Others arc. Marine Marauder just doesn't...have much of a purpose in an Aquaman movie, at least to me.
Aquaman does have dozens of villains I'd like to see realized on the big screen. Hopefully the films will continue to be successful and we'll get to see a lot of them.
I actually really like Byrne's work on Superman, too. He isn't as well-liked amongst the Superfans as the Marvelous Competitor, however, I think we forget how many enduring characters he created. Ganthet. Amanda Waller. Maggie Sawyer.
Geez, Roscoe, your knowledge of comic book minutiae never ceases to impress.
Came in to say Toyman. Is he a suspected pedophile in main canon, or just the Luthor mini by Azzarello/Bermejo? Either way, hes the sort of creeper you'd expect Batman would be more at home fighting than Superman, which is why he's such a threat to the Man of Steel.
Rebirth did effectively retcon basically all of Jaime's PE history out of existence, I can confirm that having read it. He suddenly didnt know La Dama was evil, etc.
Because Geoff Johns decided in DCU Rebirth #1 that he'd reveal Jaime's powers were actually magical in nature, and there was no way to move forward with that without retconning the crap outta the N52 series, so they just acted like it didn't happen.
Isn't Brenda del Vecchio's aunt Jaime's biggest recurring nemesis? La Dama, I believe? She's a mafia boss that messes around with magic and collects rare items like Jaime's scarab. She menaced Jaime in both the N52 and Rebirth series.
Hawkman having a link is a reason I might be interested in Batsoup, although I didn't read the lead-in in the BMWL mini.