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Dave Farabee here, back with another edition of Shoot the Messenger news briefs on what’s to be our new official posting day: Fridays. Read the news, get your ass hyped up, then hit your local comic shop over the weekend!

Not that there’s anything too wallet-grabingly exciting in the news this week. Me, I’m mostly waiting to see whether Wizard does the right thing and sets a new date over the WizardWorld: Atlanta debacle, but as always I salute the news sites from which this column is derived: Newsarama, The Pulse, Comic Book Resources, and Silver Bullet Comics.


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*Following the conclusion of DC’s INFINITE CRISIS, all DC titles will jump to “one year later”, showcasing a variety of shake-ups and changes. Filling in that one year gap will be a DC series tentatively titled “52” with a new issue for each of the 52 weeks in a year. Says DC Executive Editor Dan Didio: “It answers most of the outstanding questions from the missing year, but more importantly it sets the tone for our world and the direction of the DC Universe for the years to come.” It’s intended to run in “real time”, such that winter in the real world will be winter in that week’s issue of 52. Details.

*Artist and inker Klaus “DARK KNIGHT RETURNS” Janson has signed an exclusive with Marvel Comics. Details.

*Artist Norm “BATMAN” Breyfogle has been absent from the monthly comics scene for many a year, but returns in August with OF BITTER SOULS through Speakeasy Comics. Description: “A mysterious New Orleans Pastor named Secord chooses four individuals and adorns them with powers that, to their delight or disgust, are directly related to their worst character flaws.” Details.

*WOLVERINE #32 will be Mark Millar’s last issue as writer on the title. The story will be a standalone horror-themed story set in a concentration camp during World War II, drawn by Kaare “DR. OCTOPUS: YEAR ONE” Andrews and based on ideas Millar developed during a conversation with the late Will Eisner. September release date. Details

*Warren Ellis’s new team book for Marvel will be called NEXTWAVE. The premise: “Nextwave is an elite superman task force organized by the government agency known as H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort). Their mission was to stop superhuman terrorists, but when they find out their own organization is the one behind a conspiracy aiding villains in taking out small towns in rural states where heroes never venture, they have to stop it.” Members include Monica Rambeau (aka Captain Marvel, aka Photon), Boom Boom, Machine Man, and Ellie Bloodstone. Stuart Immonen draws, release date is January 2006. Details

*Greg Rucka recently apologized to readers of OMAC PROJECT for not informing them in advance that a crossover between WONDER WOMAN and several Superman titles would be a key component of the story.

*Marvel has released their second quarter numbers for 2005, highlighted by an 11% drop in profits. Details.

*Amerimanga publisher Antarctic Press turns 20.

*Kevin Smith has completed the script for his MIA project of 2001, SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: EVIL THAT MEN DO. Details.

*The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will begin compiling an annual list of appropriate graphic novels for teens. Details

*BUFFY’s Amber Benson will write a four issue, vampire-themed miniseries for IDW titled SHADOWPLAY. Each issue will feature two ongoing stories – one by Benson and artist Ben “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” Templesmith, the other written by Christina “WITCHBLADE” Z with art by Ashley “METAL GEAR SOLID” Wood. Due in September. Details.

*Hollywood screenwriter Peter “COLLATERAL” Berg is looking at possibly adapting Vertigo’s THE LOSERS.

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This week my geek rage is directed at Warren Ellis for the superhero contempt coming off that NEXTWAVE project (fool, you don’t make fun of Monica Rambeau’s hair), while my geek love offers up a salute to Antarctic Press for weathering the indie market lo these last 20 years. I think the only Antarctic book I’m really into at the moment is OZ: THE MANGA (really good), but I must offer respect for Ben Dunn’s NINJA HIGH SCHOOL which was really my first foray into the alien world of manga - and a pleasant one at that.

Nice goin’, fellas.



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Please stand by for an important announcement.

Hey folks, Ambush Bug here with a special announcement. Wizardworld is making its way to Chicago next weekend (click here for details) and it turns out that quite a few @$$holes are going to be in attendance. So if you’re a creator who wants to gab about comics or peddle your merchandise or if you’re a reader who feels the need to throw praise or rotten tomatoes in our direction for something we said online, drop us an email and we’ll be sure to look for you. You’ve been forewarned. The @$$Holes are storming Wizardworld Chicago. Look for us there. (Hint: I’ll be the one wearing pants.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled talkback, already in progress.



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  • July 29, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by JethroBodine

    SCREW REMAKES!

  • July 29, 2005, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Remake Pulp Fiction DAMNIT!

    by JethroBodine

    It needs to be updated! Just like the Dukes of Hazzard did.

  • July 29, 2005, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Bruce Wayne has been committed to Arkham Asylum and Nightwing ha

    by Gus Nukem

    copy-paste from Rich Johnston's LITG v2 #10. Next year's big Batman arc. PS spoilers

  • July 29, 2005, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Of Bitter Souls

    by Geek in the City

    Comic fans really should check out Of Bitter Souls when it hits. Solid start and its nice to see Norm back in the comics game! Check out the review here: http://tinyurl.com/7qwp8

  • July 29, 2005, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith, you lazy bum.

    by cookylamoo

    Hard to believe that in three years Kevin has not found a twenty four hour period where he could finish the Spider-Man/Black Cat script. I guess being a pseudo-celebrity keeps you hopping. Still, I'll only hate him half as much now. If he finishes Daredevil/Bullseye he'll get full absolution. Now, about Mark Shultz and Xenozoic Tales.

  • July 29, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Bruce Wayne gets Locked up in Arkham

    by cookylamoo

    Isn't it about time? Now everybody can just duke it out with each other indoors.

  • July 29, 2005, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Amber Benson

    by mclennon

    Her comic, or any other project, should be boycotted. Her refusal to return to Buffy's 7th season (where she could have been a form for the First to use to torment the team)contributed to that seasons sucking.

  • July 29, 2005, 12:01 p.m. CST

    cool

    by clarinette

    when keanu (my keanu reeves)is in a film, the film is always so good!!!!

  • July 29, 2005, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Cool shout out to AP!

    by Shigeru

    Rock on.

  • July 29, 2005, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman #219 and Omac # 4...That's IT? That's the B

    by superhero

    Ugh, give me a freakin

  • July 29, 2005, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Theres got to be something to report on VALIANT Comics!

    by x-oManowar

    What's happening with the VIP thing? Did the petition work? Are we getting new books. some guy at valiantcomics.com said there would be a new book before the end of the year, was that legit? I NEED TO KNOW.....

  • July 29, 2005, 12:44 p.m. CST

    THE LOSERS would make a great film

    by fried samurai

    Now if they can also get the director of COLLATERAL this would be great.Id love to see Mann tackle this....peace

  • July 29, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Peter 'Friday Night Lights & the Rundown' Berg

    by ChorleyFM

    This could be a great film. Berg has showed himself to be a very dynamic filmaker who can actually hold a story together. Losers is brilliant and Perg could make a very good film out of it. Plus he was only a supporting actor in Collateral.

  • July 29, 2005, 1:02 p.m. CST

    actually MAMET wouldnt be a bad choice either

    by fried samurai

    I loved SPARTAN, one of my favorite films from last year.Of course He'd probably wanna write it which isnt a bad thing either.I like the way he writes tough guy dialogue..peace

  • July 29, 2005, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Still sweating bullets...

    by IncredibleYoda

    ...over who the next 'Hulk' writer will be!

  • July 29, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST

    berg is

    by blackthought

    a capable director, far better than ratner taking over the losers.

  • July 29, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Peter Berg

    by Don Lockwood

    ...ACTED in Collateral. He did not write it as the article sort of implies. He did, however, write some episodes of Chicago Hope, Very Bad Things, co-wrote Friday Night Lights and is co-writing a Splinter Cell screenplay.

  • July 29, 2005, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I agree with cookylamoo

    by PlantBoy!

    Kevin Smith is a lazy bum. I used to be a big fan, but that guy is such an attention-seeking merchandise whore, I can barely stand it. I checked out the link to the Spider-Man/Black Cat article and I noticed a banner ad for his "My Boring Ass Life" (or whatever) blog. I know he's rich, he's always writing or filming, blah blah blah, but his latest entry illustrates what a fat lazy fuck he is. It's generally, "Got up, fucked around, ate some shit, took a nap, played in the pool, felt bad for my sick wife, flew to Vancouver, ate some shit, vegged out with a movie, went to bed." Even my laziest days are more productive than that. Now finish your fucking Daredevil/Bullseye story, you FUCK!

  • July 29, 2005, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Do we need another team comprised of castoffs from other books?

    by mortsleam

    Who the hell is clamoring to see Photon or Boom-Boom in anything? Really? And before they hired Smith to write that Spider-Man/Black Cat thing, they should have made sure he had a ficking ending. It's the #1 rule in Hollywood. Make sure your damn script has an ending. They only let directors get away with that shit if their name is Bay (or apparently, Spielberg).

  • July 29, 2005, 4:38 p.m. CST

    W. Ellis has written LotDK - anyone remember which issues ?

    by Gus Nukem

    thanks

  • July 29, 2005, 6:25 p.m. CST

    on ellis

    by blackthought

    gus i sure don't remember, might want to hit one of them assholes for that info.

  • July 29, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    That should be 'Peter "The Last Seduction" Berg'

    by FrankDrebin

    Or maybe 'Peter "Cop Land" Berg'.

  • July 29, 2005, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I goofed on the Peter Berg thingee.

    by Dave_F

    Thanks for keeping me honest, y'all. Must...research...more carefully!

  • July 29, 2005, 8:17 p.m. CST

    First!

    by spindude

    ...........

  • July 29, 2005, 9:22 p.m. CST

    re: superhero - SPOILERS

    by superninja

    Diana killing the villain was in my opinion an embarassing moment for DC. Am I supposed to think it's cool because the woman did it? Diana's harder than any superhero in the DCU - dang! And Superman's reaction was like a pre-teen boy watching a playground fight. Ridiculous.

  • July 29, 2005, 9:28 p.m. CST

    DC and Marvel should do us all a favor and get rid of continuity

    by superninja

    In fact get ride of ongoing titles. Just have different categories for the books like a ratings system. If you want brief continuity, do a story arc or twelve, but free it up so we're not stuck with long depressing events that will have to be written around later anyway.

  • July 30, 2005, 4:12 a.m. CST

    patton oswalt/neil crumpston

    by werewolfbynight

    I am sitting here tonight smoking a little bud and drinking a little beer. and playing a video game called destroy all humans and suddenly it hit me. patton oswalt was born to play crypto sporidium.

  • July 30, 2005, 4:15 a.m. CST

    re neil crumpston

    by werewolfbynight

    patton oswalt is neil crumpstonsorry for any confusion

  • July 30, 2005, 4:33 a.m. CST

    DC SHOULDN'T get rid of coninuity but they need to stop this

    by Oz J Thomas

    I used to subscribe to Batman and Detective back when I was a wee tyke in the 80's. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I remember so many great stories from that era. I don't think the idea is really a bad one- the whole Bruce goes insane, but it's so obviously a ploy to shake things up and get hardcore fans to spend more money, because in the long run it doesn't add anything heroic or worthwhile to the character: all it does is piss me off that I can't read a Batman comic that's fun. Reminds me even more why I loved the Batman animated so much which was pretty much perfect. Comics should be fun and be like serials. I like to be continueds and looking over a lot of classic series, there are lots of to be continueds, but in those stories, you can pick up an issue and understand whats going on. Don't have to pick up a dozen issues of comics. Can't say the same for a lot of shit nowadays. Honestly, who can blame folks for not reading superhero comics nowadays. I still read the occasional Batman and a few others because of nostalgia(JSA is the only consistant title worth buying), but I'm close to giving up altogether.... DC needs to remember what they are trying to do by making superhero comics. More realism isn't necessarily better. If you're going to do superheroes, make them superheroes, dammit. And as for getting rid of titles, I'd very much like to see something like that happen. Get rid of Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman and all that other Bat-spinoff-crapola and just stick to the core Batman and Detective- you can have Robin and Catwoman soloes in these every now and then, too, or have a book and call it The Batfamily.

  • July 30, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    I agree with superninja

    by astronato

    I remember being bamboozled by Marvels Secret Wars when I was a kid. It was one of the things that turned me off to comics for a dozen years. Except for killing Ted Kord, the Infinite Crisis stuff seems interesting to me but I do not buy crossovers. I wish DC would take a fraction of the effort they put into promoting these special events and spend it on their secondary books, like Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Aquaman and Green Arrow. I don't see why every DC book (or most DC books) all have to have the same continuity. Or why DC doesn't just end each series when the writers story is finished. Take a month or two off, hit the reset button, have the next writer keep the elements he wants and eliminate what he or she doesn't want. You want to kill a beloved character and put a different person under the mask and cape? That would be fine with me as long as I have an alternative with the classic characterizations or I know the story will be rebooted when the writer is finished telling his or her story. Continuity is great sometimes but other times it bogs down the story. Not every bad decision that comes down the pike should be canon. When a writer has to spend time undoing the last writers ideas it takes away from the current story. I am fine with the darker world DC is trying to create as long as they give me the iconic heroes. I hope DC expands the All Star Line and the DC Kids line and gives us more stuff like Alex Ross's Justice and DC the New Frontier. Just my opinion.

  • July 30, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Hey, IncredibleYoda...the new Hulk writer is...

    by red-cross

    ...Daniel Way. Apparently. His Bullseye miniseries was cool, so that's not a bad choice.

  • July 30, 2005, 12:08 p.m. CST

    do u think

    by blackthought

    kevin smith is too prolific as a writer for marvel? i mean 1 spidey script in 20 years seems like slave-labor. i think he really should take a break um.....

  • July 30, 2005, 11:26 p.m. CST

    superninja-you are right on...SPOILERS

    by superhero

    The thing is, I was actually enjoying the big Infinite Crisis. I'm not into crossover books and I usually don't buy them but I figured these newer writers were intelligent and interesting enough to give the whole thing a new spin...boy was I wrong. I mean the whole Wonder Woman killing Max Lord thing was telegraphed from the beginning of the WW book! Give me a break! I knew she was going to kill him from the moment that Lord said...you'll have to kill me. Why would it be such a surprize to anyone that Wonder Woman killed a foe???? SHE'S AN AMAZON WARRIOR! She's had to make hard choices like this before. It's nothing new for her character. Granted, she doesn't kill willy nilly but she knows that a part of combat may have to result in a foe's death. And Superman's reaction was INCREDIBLY lame. Superman has had to kill before. Hell, from what I saw in THIS VERY COMIC Superman was prepared to kill again because Lord made him see Doomsday killing Lois Lane...so now he's upset that Wonder Woman killed a foe who was an extreme danger to him and his loved ones? Lame, lame, lame, lame, LAME!

  • July 31, 2005, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Warren Ellis and LODTK:

    by SleazyG.

    http://tinyurl.com/9k36s

  • July 31, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST

    You may hate Crisis

    by Yotaruvegeta

    but DC is winning new readers with it, I believe. I have nearly all the Identity books and only two of the Infinite books, and I'm really into Marvel. I haven't- and don't plan on- picking up all of the Infinite crisis books (Bill Gates doesn't even have the cash to keep up with all the "event" books), but it got me into picking up DC comics and dropping a couple dollars on it.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:59 p.m. CST

    hmmmm.

    by blackthought

    infinite crisis vs. house of m....who's shading it right now? right now i'm leaning on infinite at the moment, probably do to catman's exploits.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Wow, you kinda surprised me there, Superninja.

    by SleazyG.

    I wouldn't have expected you to call for an end to continuity. I know you lean towards liking some older runs, and I like the idea of certain books or characters maintaining their timelessness (Dennis the Menace, The Peanuts, The Simpsons, Ultimate Spider-Man). I think that ongoing plot threads that allow characters to evolve and grow are pretty important, though. Are you against continuity because you dislike much of what has become canon over the last 10-15 years? Or do you just think it's better for the medium in general?

  • I do, however, think it makes complete sense. You've got a villain who has made it clear he'll stop at nothing to destroy you, the guy he's controlling, and everybody you know who works to fend off evil and corruption. He's already told you he's gonna make sure you end up dead at the hands of your friend. He's refusing to relent and tells you there's only one way to stop him. Would you let him terminate dozens of friends and acquaintances? Cuz I sure wouldn't. Add to that the fact that Diana is an Olympian warrior trained by Amazons and of course she'll be comfortable with a very final solution to a very large threat. I mean, she just hacked and slashed her way through Hades to help her friends, so why wouldn't she take out one earth-bound bastard who's made a real mess of things? It all follows very logically. The part that *doesn't* follow logically, which you were right about, was Superman's reaction. She was fully justified, she did the right thing, and for him to try and call her on it doesn't make any sense. His stance on killing is definitely looser than Batman's, and in this instance she deserves a pass, I should think. She doesn't have a body count like The Punisher's, but she's not going to let one innocent after another end up dead at the hands of a megalomaniac. I can live with that.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:52 p.m. CST

    you suck!

    by hawksquill

    Gee, thanks for that cut and pasting from newsarama. I could read this site, or i could read, say newsarama? why don't you write something original you plagarizing douche? I never thought i'd say it, but i'm starting miss those oh-so-witty 3500 word screeds on how much you guys hate bendis.

  • That DC and Greg Rucka are talking about it like it's the boldest moral question ever posed in a funnybook. Shit, Superman *himself* was shown to be willing to take a life under John Byrne's run, and that was 20 years ago! It was the story with the pocket universe, where a trio of Phantom Zone criminals lay waste to an entire earth. Superman's in a spot, because he can't rebuild the Phantom Zone projector to re-imprison them, and he notes: "Nevertheless, I am forced to find a way to stop the three of you once and for all! You have ruthlessly murdered all the people of this planet -- five billion humans! That is a crime without equal! The Nazi holocaust pales by comparison." And then he breaks out the green kryptonite on 'em. "What I must now do is harder than anything I have ever done before. But as the last representative of law and justice on this world, it falls to me to act as judge, jury ... and executioner." He exposes them to the kryptonite, they take a few minutes to die what seem to be fairly unpleasant deaths, a tear escapes his eye, he buries them, and he's done. It's a controversial scene, no doubt, but much like the Wonder Woman/Max Lord scene, one that's eminently understandable given the circumstances and potential for further loss of life. Only thing is, Byrne's story was done in just an issue or two, not beaten like a dead horse or promoted as a sundering of the DC Universe. Oh yeah, and George Perez showed a Wonder Woman who would kill back in the '80s too. DC and Rucka making such a scene out of it kind of screams "drama queen." ******* As for continuity, I'd be perfectly fine if it was done away with or played fast 'n' loose. I understand - it's basically a reward for the longtime viewer, but I come from the "illusion of change" school over "actual change" when it comes to the big superheroes. Continuity all but necessitates the latter, and the end result is ugly to me: Heroes whose every loved one seem to have been killed or maimed in revenge schemes, moral compromises that domino until heroes don't feel like heroes anymore, and all those stupid stories about how prisons and mental asylums are "revolving door" institutions when the mature fan should've long ago grasped that they're just plot devices to house popular villains until a new story awaits them. Continuity's cool when it's used in a limited and fun fashion (eg. Dr. Doom still pissed at Spider-Man for a past defeat), but there's a certain balance I think needs be struck to keep it from snowballing (eg. Spider-Man snarking that every superhero on the planet has defeated Dr. Doom - essentially true, but it diminishes Doom to do it). And that balance seems a lost art, so I'd just as soon continuity scale back majorly or even go the way of the dodo. Would pave the way for a future of projects more like Darwyn Cooke's NEW FRONTIER.

  • And that's why I credit my sources in my introductions. The intent's to present a sort of headline news report here, and I happily direct folks to Newsarama (and other sites) for the full stories. If it makes you feel better, Hawksquill, I do also write reviews, so hating my news write-ups and hating my reviews needn't be mutually exclusive! Hate 'em all!

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I guess I lean toward Crisis.

    by Homer Sexual

    Over House of M. I have been re-reading comics lately, and a lot of them are good. Even Chaos was better than I remembered. But it still wasn't exactly good. Both House of M and Crisis suffer from "Big Budget" syndrome where everything has to be so portentious and momentous. OK, but neither is even close to being one of my monthly favorites. But Crisis has more interesting crap happening, and Villains United is really good. Omac is solid. And, well, had to drop the other two. Not buying HoM tie-ins at all, though. And I am historically a Marvel Zombie.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 7:34 a.m. CST

    hmmmm....

    by blackthought

    does batma..i mean catman get his own book after crisis? i'm still trying to figure out how he turned all batman-y.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Hey Sleazy

    by superninja

    It just seems to me that superhero comic book continuity is constantly circling back around again recycling the same type of themes and it's not bringing anything new to the table. There is nothing new under the sun, so it goes. As for the medium as a whole, it's fantastic, and I think continuity is holding superhero books back at this point. I'm all for interesting characters and great stories. I'm not so much for month-to-month continuity heavy writing that has to be fixed later just to fill shelves and separate me from my money. I will take quality over quantity anyday, and continuity is just a handicap to great stories at this point in my opinion.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Dave's got it right - drama queen indeedy

    by superninja

    Sleazy - I'm not disagreeing with you that Diana did the right thing. (Though, I think you're kidding yourself if you think the neck wringer panel wasn't supposed to say Diana is a "bad ass"). But loosely following ID Crisis (reading in the store), I just can

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 9:08 p.m. CST

    perhaps

    by blackthought

    bats buys himself a puppy or a nice lil kitten and becomes the nicest superhero in the DCU behind um, who holds that title?

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 9:20 p.m. CST

    perhaps

    by Gus Nukem

    you are penultimate, while I am last and you suck big time. LAST, FOOL!

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 10:04 p.m. CST

    oh gus

    by blackthought

    tsk tsk....last indeed.

  • Aug. 5, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST

    been there. done that

    by Gus Nukem

    and being a good guy ... finished last!

  • Aug. 5, 2005, 9:19 p.m. CST

    oh

    by blackthought

    last....

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 7:54 p.m. CST

    4 talkbacks of ultimacy - part 1

    by Gus Nukem

    here begins an epic crossover spanning the AICN comics talkbacks. Read them all to get the message and become better men. *** PS El vale, blackthought and other pansies should not spoil this triumph of 'sequential art' *** brace yourselves and open your minds to the infinite possibilities: http://tinyurl.com/bcbgw

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:53 p.m. CST

    oh my

    by blackthought

    hope i didn't crush your crossover, i give you credit though, you have a lot of will and perhaps a modicum of skill to concieve such epics...bravo man.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 11:45 a.m. CST

    A bit late here, but if you're around, Superninja...

    by SleazyG.

    ...I honestly don't believe "badass" was the intent. I think "oh shit!" was the intent. It was meant to show that when pushed Diana will take quick, decisive action instead of taking the risk of losing control of a deadly situation. As for everybody seeming out of character, it's becoming more clear that those problems are precisely what the current storylines are meant to address. For all those people saying "why is Batman pushing everybody away?" or "Batman would never ever come up with a way to take down everybody he knows", there's now a justification: he subconciously knew they couldn't be trusted because they had done something to him, and he was trying to make sure that couldn't happen again. They're trying to five the Big Three at DC more clearly defined characters and motivations while driving a wedge between them to create more drama. I still don't know if I'll like how it plays out, but the reasons for a lot of the decisions are becoming a lot clearer.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 10:37 p.m. CST

    TRUE

    by blackthought

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    They've been trying to make Diana

    by Sayhey Kid

    badass for years...booster her in the comics and on the cartoon. They've thrown her in as one of the "big 3" and have been trying to make her interesting for years.

  • Aug. 9, 2005, 10:32 a.m. CST

    let's not hate on ww

    by blackthought

    let's just um, hate.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 3:12 p.m. CST

    no, let's ...

    by Gus Nukem

    (the immortal words of Invisible Girl from the recent F4 movie) *** I AM LAST.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 10:32 p.m. CST

    well

    by blackthought

    good for you