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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2020, 06:11:19 PM »


ComiXology
Aquaman: Deep Dives #1
Aquaman: Deep Dives #2
Batman: Gotham Nights #1
Batman: Gotham Nights #2

Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #2

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1
Superman: Man of Tomorrow #2

Swamp Thing: New Roots #1
Swamp Thing: New Roots #2
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #1
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #2

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Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1 - Fairly decent story.  Another hero vs villain story with Parasite as the villain.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #2 - Also a decent story!  Reminds me of the old Superman stories from long ago when he went up against the mob.

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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2020, 09:52:22 AM »

I also just removed from my 'to -read' list in the MU Future Foundation, Black Panther ...

As for Future Foundation ... meh ... and as you didn't like Coate's Cap, there are two big reasons/probabilities you wouldn't like his Panther
1 - he wrote it  Cheesy
2 - it is set in space and is TOTALLY different from the Black Panther setting  ... something I found I wanted to get back to (having read those first three issues as well)
 Cheesy

A lot of people didn't like the idea of Piiiiigs in Spaaaaace ... ooops, sorry, Muppets came through ... some people didn't like the Panther in space idea, but I thought, again, the first three issues, were pretty solid ... if you like Acuna art (I think he was the artist?)

I was going to quote all of Jeff's posts, but it is a lot easier if I go this route and say I agree with everything he said  Grin Well, except for the Titans Rage reprint which I didn't get and the Batman Digital comics which I haven't read ... yet.
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DC Digital -
Superman #1 - Decent story with Parasite, good for sure and certainly worth a buck but ...
Superman #2 - Just as Jeff said. Good, but I'm just not much of a Superman fan so I think I'm done
Swamp Thing #1 - Yes typical save the swamp stuff for the character, but done well
Swamp Thing #2 - As Jeff stated, these are basically one-shots, but they do tie in. It's cool
Aquaman #1 - Theme is all over these.Again, as Jeff said, save the ocean, again. The norm
Aquaman #2 - Nice to see the Sea Devils ... and a giant Angler Fish, but ... yeah. Yawn
Flash #2 - Ugh, the art I hate (Flash with lightning all over him and then ... SCOOBY LEGS??) Done.

Flash v2 166
Flash v2 167
- Finishing the end of John's first arc of Flash with a couple rouges (Captain Cold and Mirror Master). Pretty fun, yeah, good stuff. Although having peeked at the next issue I am not too happy that this artist continues to the next arc (or issue at least). Was hoping for Kolins, but I know he is coming soon. I know he is ... or was at least ... one of Jimbo's favorite  Cheesy, but I liked the look of his Flash and background work.

Wonder Woman #1
Wonder Woman #2
Wonder Woman #3
- Speaking of backgrounds!! MY LORD, have you ever seen this guy Perez draw?  Grin Dude is just incredible. Pumping these issues out like he did (when he was younger), filling each panel with loads and loads of backgrounds and details ... just incredible. I know today's artist are "faster" (that is laughable), but the way they use blank backgrounds, or a damn wall, is just ridiculous when you think of what they are doing (and getting paid) compared to what the comic penciling kings of Kirby, Kubert, Ditko, Swan, Romita Sr, Buscema  (both John and Sal) and this new guy, Perez  Grin it is just ... man ... I don't know. I guess that time is gone.  Undecided
Again, I know that artist do put more work into ... the "cityscape" per se, and yes, a lot or artists use different/better techniques to get the work looking fantastic, but when an issue is late ... compared to what these guys did? I mean, most of these guys could knock out at least 2 titles a month ... with complete and full backgrounds!
Anyway, sorry for the rant, and as for the writing these issues are actually pretty well done and hold up fairly well, so far.  Cheesy
Yes some items feel a tad dated, but not many and not much at all, again, so far. There is perhaps a tad of Clairemont over scripting, but I don't feel it at all when I am using panel to panel mode
 Cheesy

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Flash (Digital First) #1
Flash v2 163
Flash v2 164 (John's start)
Flash v2 165


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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2020, 11:59:52 AM »

Scot Kolins started his run with issue 170 , Perry. That's also when they decide to change the costume without any described story reason.
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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2020, 12:12:46 PM »

Scot Kolins started his run with issue 170 , Perry. That's also when they decide to change the costume without any described story reason.

Hmm, didn't know they had a costume change back then. Thanks. Gives me something to look for. That will change my opinion of Kolin's Flash if he is the one that is responsible for all these damn lines.  Angry I thought they came closer to nu52 era, but I am certainly DC ignorant.
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