July 10, 2012

While discussing recent crossovers...


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  1. This needs an "It's true" tag.

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  2. Blackest Night was fun, screw the haters.

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  3. He orob hates it because it's black

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  4. and yeah, it does need an it's true tag.

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  5. and last one...

    blackest night was the iraq war of comics.

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    1. Bad form, Mr. Quinones. Eight civilians died in Iraq this week.

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    2. So it accomplished that...

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    3. 8 people died in Iraq? I'd be wager that a lot more died right here in the good 'ol US of A.

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    4. I think he means as a result of military or insurgent action, 7:33.

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    5. More than eight people died in the USA last week at the hands of an occupying foreign army? Wow. Which one did it? I wasn't aware we had any external soverign nationals patrolling our skies with drones or rolling armed forces through our streets.

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    6. We're out of Iraq now. Are you sure that you didn't mean Afghanistan?

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  6. Hey. Don't be a jerk. OWS accomplished vandalism, public defecation and rape. Just like Blackest Night.

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    1. blackest night needed more of all 3 of those things

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  7. Hey now, it was all important in giving DC comics the Christian creationist "Earth is the center of the universe and where all life began" bent it was SORELY lacking.

    *end sarcasm*

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  8. It brought 12 characters back to life, may of whom went on to feature in prominent new series'. What more does he want?

    Besides, who says an "Event" has to DO something? It was a fun, well-told story about the heroes of the DCU fighting zombies and confronting their own feelings toward their dead friends and enemies. And I don't see why it needed to be anymore than that.

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    1. And of those returned characters, how many are relevant now, with the New DC?

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    2. Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm; Hawk and Dove got their own series for the first time in years; Deadman had the first arc of DC Presents to himself and is in Justice League: Dark. Basically only Hawkman and Maxwell Lord got their stories wiped.

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    3. The post-Flashpoint reboot DID wreck a lot of what was going to be built on Blackest Night. Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Max Lord, and Firestorm had their stories dropped completely, and that's just off the top of my head, without really thinking about it. But that those stories from Brightest Day amounted to nothing isn't Johns's fault or that of anyone else involved in creating Blackest Night. Blackest Night ended in March 2010, 6 months before DC even started to consider the New 52. They had no way of knowing that everything they were setting up would be shunted aside.

      And none of that affects the quality of Blackest Night itself as a story, taken separately from any long-term affects on continuity it may have had.

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  9. Fine, Mr. Customer, *you* fix the system. Go on. We’re waiting.

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