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 1   On Screen / Re: DC Animation: comic adaptations!  on: Sep 16th, 2017, 09:16am
Started by snipe | Post by Nick
Sounds like something he wants to push, I genuinely don't understand why. I had stopped watching by the time the time jump occurred. From what I've watched of it in recent years I don't like the plots and especially dislike the simplified animation style. I definitely thought the hand animated early episodes were the strongest and most enjoyable, although I did like the inclusion of Batgirl late in the run. I think the last thing story wise before the time jump was the Mr Freeze film, I particularly enjoyed that.
 
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 2   On Screen / Re: DC Animation: comic adaptations!  on: Sep 15th, 2017, 4:24pm
Started by snipe | Post by snipe
on Sep 15th, 2017, 11:44am, Nick wrote:
Bruce Timm sure does like his questionable couplings these days. As bizarre and fully questionable as the (strongly implied) sex scene was in this one, at least it wasn't outright offensive in concept like the Batman/Batgirl sex of The Killing Joke prologue, he is probably the only person on the planet who thought those two having sex was a good idea.


I don't remember for certain if it was in the later episodes of the series (after the time jump) or if it was in the related comics, but it was heavily implied that Dick left because of Bruce's relationship with Barbara.

on Sep 15th, 2017, 11:44am, Nick wrote:
Watching the start up trailers on the Blu-Ray, Damian is in The Judas Contract? DC still loving the adaptations that struggle to even stay faithful to the back cover description of the book.


It's almost like the Hollywood mentality of "let's buy this property's name and make a new story that no one will be familiar with!"
 
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 3   On Screen / Re: DC Animation: comic adaptations!  on: Sep 15th, 2017, 11:44am
Started by snipe | Post by Nick
I watched it today, in the end I was pretty neutral, there were bits I liked, nothing I particularly disliked. It was so much better than most of these New 52 based travesties.

Bruce Timm sure does like his questionable couplings these days. As bizarre and fully questionable as the (strongly implied) sex scene was in this one, at least it wasn't outright offensive in concept like the Batman/Batgirl sex of The Killing Joke prologue, he is probably the only person on the planet who thought those two having sex was a good idea.

Watching the start up trailers on the Blu-Ray, Damian is in The Judas Contract? DC still loving the adaptations that struggle to even stay faithful to the back cover description of the book.
 
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 4   On Screen / Re: B:TAS  on: Sep 5th, 2017, 6:30pm
Started by Batman | Post by snipe
I just started re-watching this. Didn't realize it was the anniversary date. The new Batman vs. Harley feature got me in the mood.
 
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 5   On Screen / Re: B:TAS  on: Sep 5th, 2017, 6:18pm
Started by Batman | Post by JTurner954
Today marks their 25th Anniversary:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-animated-series-hirings-firings-last-minute-changes-1035120

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp4GsAiDMSQ
 
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 6   On Screen / Re: DC Animation: comic adaptations!  on: Aug 29th, 2017, 7:27pm
Started by snipe | Post by snipe
While not a comic adaptation, the newest "Batman and Harley Quinn" is pretty good. I could have done without the farts, but other than that, not terrible. I loved revisiting the DCAU / Timmverse.
 
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 7   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Expanded Re-Release TPBs.  on: Jun 24th, 2017, 02:53am
Started by Nick | Post by Nick
DC are at it again!

on Sep 11th, 2012, 11:20am, Nick wrote:
The other bad point is the printing (and this is a major issue in many re-releases). On the plus it is matte paper, but the actual colouring has seen a DNR style scrubbing to smooth it all out to give it a more modern look. But in doing this major detail has been lost, just like DNR. You only have to look at the opening issue of Bane breaking open Arkham and nearly every page is missing pencil lines all over the place. It is a travesty. On top of that the contrast has been put so far up everything is so blown out and a lot of colour subtlety is also lost.


After watching the film I thought it would be nice to read some Wonder Woman. The new collections seemed to be the easiest/most cost effective way to go:

http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/wonder-woman-by-george-perez-2015/wonder-woman-by-george-perez-vol-1

I knew print quality could be an issue, but I was hoping DC might have improved. That's a BIG DC NO! The Blu-Ray DNR style havoc is back in full force. I cannot even begin to comprehend the decision making process that results in scrubbing away parts of the art.

My case in point is the Time Passages issue which is #8. Large amounts of this issue are prose which due to the scrubbing are now partially (in some cases largely) erased. It makes reading at best challenging, at worst sometimes nigh on impossible to work out what a word says.

Unlike Knightfall, I don't have an original release to compare it to. But there are countless instances where there are very obviously missing lines and details. For example, in an early issue, a crowd of characters are pink blobs with dotted outlines. I fully suspect each person was a solid unbroken line originally.

Also like Knightfall, the colours are very washed out, I imagine the older releases were a lot more vibrant than this with a far greater range in colour.

Unless you just want a cheaper read, avoid and take to Ebay for some older better collections.
 
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 8   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Crisis To Crisis (AKA How important is Zero Ho  on: Jun 20th, 2017, 6:54pm
Started by Nick | Post by snipe
Just to add another to your list, Cosmic Odyssey brings the New Gods back. There's also a 2 issue "History of the DC Universe" that Wolfman / Perez did that followed up to COIE.

Zero Hour also dealt with Parallax and the Monarch / Armageddon 2001 series.


 
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 9   Current Continuity, Issues, and Arcs / Re: Crisis To Crisis (AKA How important is Zero Ho  on: Jun 20th, 2017, 11:05am
Started by Nick | Post by Nick
Cheers. There is a fairly recent Zero Hour TPB which is probably of the usual modern DC terrible print quality. I didn't realise the JSA were brought back in with Zero Hour. As they are important, that is a factor in the favour of actually reading it. From what I have read about it (rather than actually reading it) it was like you say, a soft reboot to tidy up the timeline because they didn't think it out properly with CoIE. But at least early Post-Crisis was still better than New 52! As far as Batman goes, I think it was in the tie-ins which I have read a long time ago where they made the Wayne murders by an anonymous mugger never caught. I never liked that, I was glad the Joe Chill origin was brought back again.

It's been a while since I last looked at Identity Crisis, but I think I had it because (if I'm recalling correctly) it deals with the Catwoman mindwipe that factored heavily into her solo series and the death of Jack Drake. I think I got JLA Crisis Of Conscience because it picked up the Catwoman plot again, but I can't remember at the moment why it jumped out at me.
 
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 10   On Screen / Re: Nightwing film + Teen Titans series  on: Jun 20th, 2017, 11:02am
Started by snipe | Post by snipe
Going to piggy-back the TT web series onto this topic.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/titans/264181/teen-titans-tv-series-character-breakdowns-surface

Dick's well-written background / bio:
Male, late 20s-early 30s, Caucasian. Equal parts charm and impenetrability, John is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal “they drain a man of every last bit of spleen.” John is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle…SERIES LEAD

I just hope they don't amp up the teen angst. I do like that DG is going to be older than the rest of the team.
 
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