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Ralph Dula

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Yes, they bring back one thing and remove another. I want the 70s-80s look but they like to have him wear pouches on his belt and show all the stitching in his costume.

I think the Earth One Batman has the visible stitching going on, but it’s been a while since I looked at that series.
 

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WW's gettin' a little dark on the seid?
I know you were all about me fornicating with John Byrne, but if Darkseid is husling himself, can you see if Amazing Grace is putting herself out there?

Then again. I hear the Female Furies have a redhead or two nowadays. Check on that as well.
 

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I finally caught the 'new' Suicide Squad and found it to be trippy, silly, gory fun. It embraces its comic book roots like few of the superhero films of the last decade have.


Everything the first film should have been and wasn't.

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Very much the kind of superhero film one would have expected from the James Gunn of Slither and Super.
 

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I didn’t realize I didn’t have this page packed away. The very first published art page I ever bought, back in the days when a page from one of the Trinity’s titles could be purchased for less than a three-digit sum.

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Watched the DC animated movie Injustice. I didn't have high hopes as it seemed it was going to be another of those dark, violent DC epics with heroes dying left, right and centre and going over territory which has already been covered several times before.And it was exactly that, but it also turned out to be quite gripping with lots of twists and turns with very efficient storytelling.

My main complaint is too much Harely. I get she's popular but it almost like DC is afraid to make any animated movie without giving Harely a big role.
 

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I haven’t liked a DC animated movie in like ten years.
 

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The cover for upcoming series World’s Finest #1. This is literally what I was hoping DC was going to do with the look of the characters. I’ve been tired of dreary and depressing superheroes for way too long. Now DC just needs to bring back The Brave and the Bold and I’ll be really happy.

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Some mock-ups by Dan Mora:

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I caught up with season 2 of Titans. There was enough in it you keep me entertained, but DC clearly has a lot a work to do to catch up with what Disney+ has been doing in the Marvel. Or Netflix did with Marvel.

The show does the its own variant on Trigon and Judas Contract storylines, which would be fine except that I'd already seen those stories done in more than once various animated shows and movies. I mean I never read any Teen Titans, but I am guessing they do have other stories beyond the Judas Contract?

And Ian Glen is a terrible Batman. For one thing, Ian Glen help himself from being British. But more to the point, old Batman playing the role of the wise , serene sensei is plain wrong. I like old Batman bitter and tough as nails, like he was in Batman Beyond. The rest of the cast is pretty decent and they manage to carry the show

That said, I will carry on with season 3 because I am a superhero junkie, I finished Hawkeye and I suspect She-Hulk is still a few months away.
 

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The show does the its own variant on Trigon and Judas Contract storylines, which would be fine except that I'd already seen those stories done in more than once various animated shows and movies. I mean I never read any Teen Titans, but I am guessing they do have other stories beyond the Judas Contract?


Regarding what they could adapt, 60s stories tended to be cheesy, crazy world-ending stuff that would blow all the budget of the season on one episode, or a combination of both.



80s Titans was often compared to X-Men. It had a lot of long-form storytelling like X-Men, with a lot of focus on character development and (for lack of a better term) slice of life stories; you could sometimes tell author favorites by seeing who got more focus over the years, and who got pushed to the wayside. I’m not saying that they don’t have stories they could adapt, but many of the stories would be hard to translate without many episodes devoted to just the characters and their lives.



The 90s started with that long-form, but then things got weird as sales flagged. The Wildebeast (sp, maybe) Saga, The Titans West spin-off that was set up and then never published…..they also did a lot of gimmick stories, involving crossovers and introduction of other characters that the TV show might not be able to use, like Supergirl or the Atom.



Early 2000s was the last time I paid attention to the Titans. There were some stories that nowadays would be classified “Hello, fellow kids,” as well as an extended attempt to set up new characters that never caught on. There were some stories I thought were good in this period, but I’m in the minority for that, and most involved characters not on the show.
 

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I’ve taken to clicking on Facebook ads lately, as I’ve found the comments for them to be consistently comedy gold, whether intentional or not. As of late Facebook has been giving me an ad for a comic with a redhead on the cover. When I clicked on it today I found a comment from Jeffery Moy on it. He may be better known as Jeff Moy, when he worked on LOSH for DC. Moy made a brief comment on how silly the redhead’s gun looked.



Someone who had no idea who Moy is proceeded to nerdsplain to him about how comics don’t have to be realistic, and how he needed to get that if he was ever to understand comics.



I don’t know if I’m impressed Moy didn’t respond to the guy, or sad he didn’t tear him a new one.
 

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The coming of Bendis was a warning! :shock: DC is experiencing all sorts of crazy. JL is dying, executives are parachuting, everything's turned Batman adjacent... :shade: :coffee: Interesting times. I never got into DC as an adult, but I guess it is sad to see a creative company rather eat its seed corn than change course or share the spoils.

As long as the Batman completionist whales exist I am sure it will all be fine. :thumbsup:
 
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