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#5104

Yeap, the “we can’t use Robin for these PSA comics, so let’s create a replacement”.


#5105

I think you’re selectively attributing things to D. Didi because you dislike him and are looking for reasons to justify that. I think he was just as involved in the things you like as the ones you dislike while Johns is just as involved in the things you dislike as the ones you like. In reality, me, D. Didi and GJ are on the same page. :wink:


#5106

I have met D.Didio in person too and he was a nice person. It is his editorial style that I do not like. Johns does not look on the same page in that picture(he is not showing any teeth). Didio has said publicly he dislikes Dick Grayson and Dick gets shot when it appears that Didio is back in charge. It is admirable that you are defending him so well but lets agree to disagree about his editorial style, ok?


#5107

Oh, that picture has got to be over a decade old at this point. It was around the time I pitched my World Without Wally West idea to them. They decided to sit on it for a bit but ended up expanding it into what became New 52.


#5108

Personal opinion? Barry Allen IS the Flash. Most of my favorite Flash stories involve him. My personal favorite of the Flash family is Bart, though. Probably because I was really getting into comics during Johns’ run on Teen Titans.


#5109

:face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#5110

“The Protector” was, in fact, Dick Grayson. But since he was fighting the illegal drug trade in that issue, Bruce asked him to adopt a temporary identity because he was already working that angle and having Robin be seen would potentially alert the criminals that Batman was onto them.

Now where’s my fukkin’ No-Prize?


#5111

The hate-oh-eight is right on time. :wink:


#5112

Who’s Who '87 beat you to the prize.


#5113

Look at that costume. No wonder he’s single.


#5114

He should have been Hush.


#5115

That’s probably more due to Ronnie than Didio.


#5116

DC canceled writer Mark Russell and artist Richard Pace’s Second Coming title from Vertigo after disagreements over editorial changes led the duo to request the full rights to the book back, according to HuffPost .

Although not quoted directly, HuffPost reports that Russell said that DC requested the removal of some profanity and covering up male nudity in a Garden of Eden scene, with additional changes - and a delay to the book - expected. Additionally, Russell says negative attention from a Fox News report and a subsequent petition for the book’s cancellation may have indirectly contributed to DC’s plans for the story.

“DC was requesting these changes [regarding profanity and nudity] before FOX News set the outrage machine in motion, so it’s difficult to speculate what, if any, impact their campaign had on any of DC’s decision-making,” Russell said. “Though I imagine finding 200,000 auto-generated e-mails in your inbox can’t be too pleasant.”

Second Coming , which Russell and Pace now plan to take to another publisher, would have told the story of Jesus Christ rooming with a modern day superhero as they learn from each others’ approaches to doing good.

“They don’t know or care what the comic actually says about Christ," Russell continued, defending his story’s take on the religious figure. “They just feel that they and their fellow travelers should be the only ones talking about him.”


#5117

2019 is DC Comics’ year of the villain, and today the company announced one more hard blow to its battered superheroes: a global zombie apocalypse. The name of the story is, of course, DCeased .

Now, don’t get too scared, as this six-issue miniseries is not canonical. But then again, maybe do get scared, because the guy writing DCeased is Tom Taylor ( X-Men: Red , X -23 ), whose tenure on DC’s Injustice: Gods Among Us series successfully wrenched reader heart-strings for years on a foundation of terrible things happening with relentless frequency.

Taylor will partner up with artists Trevor Hairsine ( Red Hood and the Outlaws ), Stefan Gaudiano ( The Walking Dead ), James Harren, and Rain Beredo ( Marvel Knights 20th ); the first issue of DCeased will hits shelves on May 1.

So how does a global zombie infection kick off in the DC Universe? How else but with Darkseid? The New God’s “techno-organic virus infects the world’s networks and spreads to some 600 million people through anything with a screen,” according to IGN. “Those affected try to remove the virus from their minds by scratching and ripping at their own flesh. But once the virus takes hold, they essentially become a rage zombie.”


#5118

Marvel Zombies would like to have a word with them.


#5119

It’s been almost 15 years! I think it’s okay for someone else to do it now.


#5120

I was using that term during the days of the SFL here at MW.


#5121

Solicitations for May 2019 (w/Previews Text)
#5122

THE GREEN LANTERN #7
written by GRANT MORRISON
art and cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp know the answer within this classic run in the making!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES

Probably the least batshit idea to come from Grant Morrison.


#5123

As much as I love Grant Morrison, his idea that “everything really happened” in Batman comics was always…completely insane. I don’t think anyone wants, for instance, all those crazy Silver Age stories to be canon forever. I don’t think anyone wants all those crazy Superman Silver Age stories to be canon forever. The thing DC decided, with Crisis on Infinite Earths, wasn’t to do away with the multiverse, but the idea that everything always had to be dragged along forever, just because there were comic book creators nutty enough at some prior point to have said, “Yeah. Okay. Let’s do it.”

That isn’t to say that some prior, happier version of Barry Allen is a bad thing. But Barry was killed off in Crisis because he had become a complete nonentity among readers. They dragged on “The Trial of the Flash” forever because they could. Fans suddenly started having a different impression of Barry and his legacy after his spectacular death, but…Overhauls are necessary in a continuing medium like this. Barry himself was an overhaul. If DC hadn’t killed him off, if it thought it could create a whole new Silver Age-style revamp, there simply would’ve been a new version of the Flash. But his legacy was immediately honored and…even Wally couldn’t make the concept interesting in modern times. It wasn’t until someone (Mark Waid) came along and revamped Wally that the Flash was relevant enough again for Barry to return, in whatever form.

These are things fans rarely like to admit, but they’re stone cold fact. Flash Fact, maybe.