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  1. hauberk

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    I'm a week behind currently. It's been a struggle this season. Currently most engaged with Supergirl, but that's largely for the promise of more Legion. Though, if I'm honest with myself, this is not a Legion that I really want to see.
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    Comics XIII

    The Judge Death thing is a great pick-up! I knew that he was reminding me of something but I was going more Hellrazor Centobyte. I've only read the first issue of HiC so far. I get my books shipped once a month so they won't be here for another week. Completely agree that it's a very pretty book.
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    Comics XIII

    I'm with you. The character concept could be interesting, and, I think was for the Metal event. However, I completely agree on the character design.
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    'Watchmen' TV Series From Damon Lindelof in the Works at HBO

    Limited time right now, but I offer the following: I don't believe that DC entered that agreement in anything less than good faith. At the time, Trade Paperbacks and the idea of anything being evergreen was still a few years out. This strikes me as being very similar to the most recent TV writer's strike which include as a point of contention, residuals for new forms of media distribution. At the same time, I don't hold DC responsible for meeting the letter, and only the letter, of the requirements in the agreement given the new circumstances. Could they have renegotiated? Possibly. Was there any incentive to do so other than it being "the right thing to do"? Give away more money and have to spend more time in a conference room with a cantankerous egotist. Not really seeing the upside for them. Even so, I would tend to believe that this was still a step toward what Paul Levitz more fully addressed during his tenure as EIC in moving the ball with regard to Creator Rights. With regard to my opening comment about his contempt for other creators was with regard to Johns picking up a throw away thread of Moore's as elements for Blackest Night (the Five Inversions and Sodam Yat were both part of throw away lines in the Green Lantern short story Tyger, Tyger IIRC). I seem to recall similar contempt for writers that came after him on Swamp Thing. It seems pretty clear that he has/had the expectation that once he's touched something, no one else should, or at least that they shouldn't play off of any of his story beats - which, of course is where things like Watchmen, V for Vendetta or Promethea are far more suitable as self contained works. I'll not argue that Before Watchmen was unnecessary (it wasn't), but, having read it, the writers that worked on it were consistently respectful to the source material. Nor will I argue that I find Moore to be enough of a boorish individual that I'm predisposed to not be sympathetic to his position on almost anything. That said, as someone who's work is always driven by the letter of the contract, it's my job to get the best contract I can for my staff. Sometimes, we have things that come up that commit us to more work or providing an unanticipated service to a project. When that happens, we learn from our mistake and write a tighter contract next time.
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    'Watchmen' TV Series From Damon Lindelof in the Works at HBO

    I've read and loved a whole lot of Moore's work, but I take some pretty serious issue with his attitude about anyone picking up his work being devoid of creativity. LoEG is, at the end of the day, derivative of pre-existing literary characters. So is Watchmen with the Charleton characters, so was Swamp Thing. Did he do new and interesting things with what he was given? Sure. That doesn't, however, mean that anything that he touches or leaves a plot thread to needs to be held sacred for only Moore. Moore signed a contract that was pretty freaking decent at the time. He continued to get residuals and was going to get rights back to something from the original IP owner that may not have passed muster as being different enough from the source material (which may well be one of the reasons, aside from it's evergreen nature, that has kept Watchmen in print). That's a whole lot better than a lot of other creators were getting at the time. I will take exception to the that scab thing. I have a really hard time with the notion that Len Wein, Amanda Connor and Darwyn Cooke qualify as scabs anywhere or anywhen.
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    Comics XIII

    Read the first issue of Heroes In Crisis. I'm in.
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    Comics XIII

    Looked great on The Dreaming.
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    Comics XIII

    I just got my latest shipment and, if you're referring to the matte paper, I like it quite a bit more than the glossy stock that they were using. Far less glare on the page. I'm also pretty tactile so the tooth of the paper is a nice bonus to me.
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    MCU - X

    Strong words given that Cat Woman was a thing.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Concur. I dropped part of my comment above due to an interruption here. I meant to say tweaking, while IMO, justified, is equally absurd.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Tweaking Marvel/Disney for caving to absolutely absurd pressure. Can you imaging if Cerno and his lynch mob had had a platform when Disney was casting Eddie Murphy in Nutty Professor / Mulan, Robin Williams in Aladdin or Cheech, Whoopi and Bobcat Goldthwait in Lion King? Everyone of them had, at one point or another said some pretty outrageous things and were still incredibily successful. Gunn has absolutely demonstrated that he can take C list characters and make them work.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Long time J! Trying to get back into the flow here. I'm ok with him. I sense little bits of the Batman Brave and the Bold animated Arthur in the bombastic nature.
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    Comics XIII

    Final Crisis was especially impenetrable without knowing that Superman Beyond was really a part of the main story. I have no idea how they traded it as I bought it in floppy. Heroes in Crisis is absolutely self contained - the bookends were renumbered into the main title so that it's simply 1-9 and not 1 + 1-7 + 1. So, they will definitely be included in the trade.
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    Comics XIII

    I don't think that the Metal series is getting collected in this manner. What I was saying is that there was going to be a Heroes in Crisis Prologue #1 (by whatever title), Heroes in Crisis 1-7 and then a Heroes in Crisis Aftermath #1( by whatever title). The decision was made to instead issues the same books as Heroes in Crisis 1-9. To me that is far better than Forge - Casting - Metal and then however the tie-ins should get woven in. Same was true with Final Crisis... pretty unforgivable that Superman Beyond was a necessary part of the story and not included in the main arc.
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    Comics XIII

    Those were apparently originally intended as a part of the story but were going to be bookends instead of part of the main series numbering. My take is that this is the superior format.
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