Thursday, October 20, 2005

So you'd rather have the seventies' Batman?

Is it any wonder the only constructive thing the Bronze Age Batman could do in Crisis [on Infinite Earths] was knock out Calendar Man. Heck, I could knock out Calendar Man. Marsha Mallow could knock out Calendar Man.

...The modern Batman doesn't stand around uselessly during a Crisis ... he causes it. You show 'em, B-man!
This is why I love The Absorbascon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

We chose this rut

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Greg Rucka said the plans have been in place for the OMAC Project and the other current miniseries tying things into the Infinite Crisis for close to three years. There was a lot of time in the planning and deliberate placement of certain events to help herald the payoff in Infinite Crisis. "We had to cordon off the DC Universe and decide what we had to do to tell the story we ultimately wanted to tell," Rucka said.
Hm. So, they used the same plot (Batman's contingency plans are compromised: heroes and innocents die) three times on purpose?

That has got to be the biggest, most blatant "that's not a bug, that's a feature" claim I've heard in a while.

I thought I'd be Bouncing Boy

You're Andrew Nolan, Ferro!

Which Legionnaire are you?
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Monday, October 10, 2005


Before DC's Infinite Crisis is over, there will be a new Blue Beetle. Yeah, yeah, I know, that's a lot like predicting Mr Haney will show up in a random episode of "Green Acres".

Either: (A) The new Beetle will be a woman, or (B) The new Beetle will be Booster Gold in a new costume, since his old identity is being systematically shredded.

All these fans who are salivating at the prospect of DC re-creating the Multiverse (Earth-1, Earth-2, etc) can just get over it. It ain't gonna happen.

Batman isn't going to change nearly as dramatically as some people think.

Billy Batson will become the new "Shazam", and Mary Marvel will resume operations as the one true Captain Marvel.

Jim Corrigan (from Gotham Central) will become the Spectre. Something about destiny. (Mind you, I'd really rather see Sue Dibny get the job. There's fresh ground for you: a pert Spectre. She and Death can pal around.)

More as I think of 'em.