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 1   On Screen / Re: Batman+Superman=BS  on: Mar 26th, 2017, 09:33am
Started by Will | Post by snipe
I like Gordon's comment on working with others "again." Maybe we'll get a Nightwing cameo to lead into his solo movie.
 
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 2   On Screen / Re: Batman+Superman=BS  on: Mar 25th, 2017, 3:25pm
Started by Will | Post by TurkeyMoose
And here it is. cheesy cheesy

(Looks like the YouTube embed tags don't work anymore.) huh
 
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 3   On Screen / Re: Batman+Superman=BS  on: Mar 24th, 2017, 4:57pm
Started by Will | Post by JTurner954
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDZKPzEnZ-4

Full Justice League trailer tomorrow.
 
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 4   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: TurkeyMoose's Definitive DCU Chronology  on: Mar 16th, 2017, 7:24pm
Started by TurkeyMoose | Post by TurkeyMoose
Time for another update! I read a pretty big chunk of stuff shortly after making my last small update, but then fell off again for a while and read only sparingly. Just picked it back up again the other day and reached a good stopping point for me to record my readings again, so here goes.


Green Arrow #79-80 - End of an era for Oliver. He tries to patch things up with Dinah but she won't take him back, and he brushes off Marianne's affections because he realizes she is too young for him. (Final issues of Mike Grell's 80-issue run.)

Catwoman #3-4 - After having hitched a ride on Bruce Wayne's private jet, Selina is still in Santa Prisca following a lead about who bombed her apartment. She checks in with Leopold, her contact back in Gotham, who tells her about "Batman" taking down Bane. After uncovering a conspiracy, she returns home.

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19-20 - The Tally Man

Justice League America #80-83 - Booster Gold gets a new outfit. Captain Atom reveals that he is still alive and secretly been working for the government.

Justice League America Annual #7 (1993) - Part of Bloodlines: Earthplague.

Deathstroke, The Terminator Annual #2 (1993) - Part of Bloodlines: Deathstorm
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #3 (1993) - Part of Bloodlines: Deathstorm
Team Titans Annual #1 (1993) - Part of Bloodlines: Deathstorm

Justice League Task Force #7-8

Justice League International #58-62

The Return of Superman - After Superman's death, four "imposter" Supermen begin appearing in Metropolis: The Man of Steel, who is simply a man inspired by Superman who builds himself an armored suit; The Last Son of Krypton, who is in fact a manifestation of The Eradicator, the ancient Kryptonian artifact dedicated to preserving Kryptonian life; Superboy, who is a clone of Superman being created by the Cadmus Project but is freed prematurely; and the Cyborg Superman; who turns out to be the villainous Hank Henshaw. Eventually, the alien ship of Mongol arrives on Earth and he plans to turn Earth into a new Warworld, with the help of the Cyborg Superman. They completely obliterate Coast City, home of Green Lantern, and replace it with a huge engine, with plans to do the same to Metropolis next so they can pilot the Earth away. Meanwhile, it is revealed that the body of the real Superman was brought to a regeneration matrix in the Fortress of Solitude, and when he hears the news reports of the threat to Metropolis, he pilots a Kryptonian battle suit all the way to Metropolis and dramatically emerges from it at the airport in front of Lois Lane, Steel, Superboy, and Supergirl just as they're about to leave for the Coast City area to confront the Cyborg Superman and Mongol. After a lengthy battle, with Green Lantern joining the fray, the good guys win, and Superman is back for good.

Batman: Turning Points #4

Showcase '93 #11-12 - Nightwing and Robin team up.

The New Titans #102-107 - Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg - Cyborg temporarily regains his consciousness, but in the end he voluntarily allows himself to be absorbed into the hive-mind known as Technis to end his years of suffering.

Green Arrow #81 - With Dinah out of the picture, Oliver decides to leave Seattle. Beginning of the "Crossroads" saga.

Bloodbath #1-2 - The awful Bloodlines storyline mercifully comes to an end in this two-part story. The alien parasites are finally defeated.

Black Canary #12 - Final issue of the series. Dinah's flower shop is blown up.

Green Arrow #82 - Oliver passes through San Fransisco. He gets a new costume and a new bow.

Justice League America #84-85

Showcase '94 #1-2 - Featuring the Joker.

Justice League Task Force #9

Green Arrow #83 - Oliver stops by L.A. hunting down the Yakuza but they quickly find him first. He meets the Huntress for the first time and they team up on a mission before Oliver heads off to another city.

Showcase '94 #3-4 - The Arkham inmates are moved to Blackgate Prison until a new Asylum is built, since the old one is still in ruins after Bane's attack.

Detective Comics #667-668 - Jean-Paul begins using a new vehicle that runs on the subway tracks connected to the Batcave. The Trigger Twins come to town and begin planning a heist. Jean-Paul blocks Robin out of the cave and physically attacks him when he finds a way in. Continued in...

Robin: Flying Solo - Beginning of Robin's ongoing monthly series. Robin teams up with Spoiler to foil a plot by her father the Cluemaster. Later, he teams up with the Huntress to take down some mafia thugs.

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #21-23 - Part of Knightquest: The Search. Bruce and Alfred are in London in their search for Jack Drake and Shondra Kinsolving. Bruce enlists the help of an English hero called Hood. Bruce also realizes he is in love with Shondra. He eventually tracks them down and is able to rescue Jack but Shondra still slips through his fingers, though he vows to continue searching.

Batman #501-502

Detective Comics #669 - Jean-Paul finally takes down the Trigger Twins.

Catwoman #5

Detective Comics #670 - Mister Freeze's frozen body is pulled out of the river, having been "killed" some time ago by the Joker. After he thaws out at the morgue, he wakes up and Batman (Jean-Paul) has to take him down.

Catwoman #6 - Knightquest: The Crusade tie-in. Catwoman gets caught up with some environmental activists and steals a neurotoxin, bringing her into conflict with the new Batman.
Batman #503-504 - Jean-Paul goes after Catwoman, unconvinced that she wasn't doing anything wrong. Catwoman realizes he's not the same man.
Catwoman #7 - Catwoman convinces Batman that they're on the same side and they work together to stop the terrorists who wanted the neurotoxin.

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #24

Detective Comics #671-673 - Jean-Paul meets the Joker for the first time. Joker realizes it's not the same Batman. Jean-Paul puts him down but he escapes once again on the way to the hospital.

Batman #505 - Jean-Paul goes after the Abattoir, but he escapes before he can take him in.

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #25 - After an encounter with the Corrosive Man, Jean-Paul designs a new even more heavily armored suit.

Batman & Superman: World's Finest #9 (second part only) - Superman encounters the new Batman.
 
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 5   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Upcoming reprints  on: Mar 14th, 2017, 4:29pm
Started by masahikotahara | Post by masahikotahara
The DC Comics Fall 2017 trade paperback and hardcover collection solicitations. Some interesting stuff!

https://collectededitions.blogspot.nl/2017/03/dc-rebirth-omnibus-expanded-edition.html

A selection:

Anarky: The Complete Collection
Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol. 2: Knightquest
Batman: Hush 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol. 2-3
Batman: Year One (New Edition)
Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition
Batman: Year Two 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Catwoman by Jim Balent Book One
Grayson: The Superspy Omnibus

As for DC's Batman: Knightfall Omnibus, Vol. 1, I'm curious to know what will be included (and omitted) in the upcoming Omnibus editions (2 volumes I guess?) of Batman: Knightfall.

Batman: Knightfall Omnibus, Vol. 1 will be coming out in April.

Also:

BATMAN: THE CAPED CRUSADER VOL. 1 HC

Written by MIKE W. BARR, JO DUFFY, JOHN WAGNER, ALAN GRANT and JIM STARLIN

Art by ALAN DAVIS, TODD McFARLANE, NORM BREYFOGLE, JIM BAIKIE, JIM APARO and others

Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

In these stories that immediately followed BATMAN: YEAR ONE, the Caped Crusader learns what kind of compromises he must make to be the hero that Gotham City truly needs. As he battles against the deadly Reaper, the city's first vigilante hero, Batman must work with the man who murdered his parents and a cadre of mob bosses to protect Gotham City.

Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #575-584 and BATMAN #413-420.

On sale JULY 5 440 pg, FC, $49.99 US

 
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 6   On Screen / Nightwing film  on: Mar 2nd, 2017, 8:06pm
Started by snipe | Post by snipe
http://comicbook.com/2017/02/23/warner-brothers-developing-nightwing-movie-with-batman-director

Fingers crossed. The last time a group who'd never done live action but rocked animation did a favorite character of mine, we got John Carter.
I sooo hope this is better.
 
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 7   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: So... what are we currently reading?  on: Mar 2nd, 2017, 8:04pm
Started by TheMidnighter | Post by snipe
Took a quick break from Hellboy to knock out Grayson. Very enjoyable. I liked it a lot, but glad he's back in costume now.
 
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 8   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Upcoming reprints  on: Feb 22nd, 2017, 4:10pm
Started by masahikotahara | Post by snipe
on Feb 22nd, 2017, 10:12am, Nick wrote:
Murderer/Fugitive - These are massively expanded. I hated the fact that the original ones cut out massive chunks of single issues. I guess I can see the benefit in the story flow, because issues like Batgirl and Nightwing may have only had one 'scene' (a few pages) of tie-in content with the rest dedicated to their own isolated stories, but personally I prefer the complete editions.


Same here. I hated the way these were originally collected. I haven't taken the time yet to rebuy them, but probably will.
As far as only including pertinent scenes in some issues rather than the entire issue...That used to piss me off. I think it was Legacy or Contagion the first time where you only got a couple of pages of Catwoman - when it listed the issue in the contents. If you list the issue, I assume it's complete unless you clearly put it under another heading also including material from...
Yeah, whatever smiley
 
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 9   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Upcoming reprints  on: Feb 22nd, 2017, 10:12am
Started by masahikotahara | Post by Nick
One thing to keep in mind is that DC in their utter uselessness have managed to get the solicitations for most of these completely wrong. If you check the Amazon reviews for accurate issue lists, you will find some very different to what is advertised.

Ok, let's try to tackle this:

Contagion - I haven't bothered. It does NOT contain the issues leading into Legacy (that has apparently been held back for Legacy itself). It has unrelated issues of Robin etc easily available in other existing or upcoming TPBs. The only thing it seems to have unique to this publication is a three part Deadman story unrelated to anything and inessential.

Legacy - Makes sense for you to get it for the specified reasons. But until it's actually out, the contents remain speculation at best.

War Games - I'd recommend War Crimes as a separate book and then Detective #800 single issue, that gets you everything and looks tidier than matching new and old. Also War Crimes comes after Under The Hood Vol 1 so is tidier for timeline obsessives wink

Murderer/Fugitive - These are massively expanded. I hated the fact that the original ones cut out massive chunks of single issues. I guess I can see the benefit in the story flow, because issues like Batgirl and Nightwing may have only had one 'scene' (a few pages) of tie-in content with the rest dedicated to their own isolated stories, but personally I prefer the complete editions.

Evolution - The new edition is reported to double the issue count with the previously uncollected issues between Evolution and Officer Down.

NML - I got all of these, they are massively expanded, probably double the size of the originals.

Catwoman - Book 4. The One You Love and Book 5. Backward Masking will complete the run for you with a little duplication, but I picked these up too and am happy with the result.

Birds of Prey - I too picked up Book 2 for the previously uncollected material (although that may have been pointless as I had the single issues). I'm going to get every book until they go into the Gail Simone run I already have because memory says they did a complete collection of her run between the dedicated TPB series and other related crossovers (and Oracle The Cure).

Batgirl - These too are expanded with a lot of previously missing material. They still royally suck, so definitely for the completionist only. Yes, that includes me. rolleyes I once reviewed this series with a rule that I would only say nice things about it, that was fun wink

Nightwing - Only a small fragment of uncollected material so far, I have not bought these and am just filling the gaps from my monthly duplicates (yeah I kinda bought Nightwing monthlies twice...). One we get to the fully uncollected material I'll jump on, there are a few Chuck Dixon issues never collected, as is the majority of the sublime Devin Grayson run, cannot wait for these to be collected at last!

Robin - I've done a complete rebuy on these because they are actually collected in a sensible order this time. As with many of these, the print quality fucking sucks, which is a crying shame.

Azrael - The first volume recollects SoA and starts the solo series with some good bridging (I know Azrael Year One Annual was published later but that would have been good here, unfortunately it isn't though). None of that ever got TPBs before. Other than what has made it into crossover collections, everything going forward will be new to TPB so is highly recommended for the completionist. Honestly, the series itself isn't great, and really falls apart the longer it goes on. But it still has good moments along the way. If you are at all interested, I would certainly pick them up.
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I've been more brief than I'd like due to time pressure, but hope that helps a bit.


 
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 10   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Upcoming reprints  on: Feb 20th, 2017, 8:26pm
Started by masahikotahara | Post by snipe
I've been getting the Nightwings (of course) and have been contemplating the Robins. I'd say the Road to NML is a must since it has some previously un-reprinted material IIRC.
 
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