Battle for Bludhaven discussion thread

Discussion in 'DC Comics' started by GoldenAgeHero, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    well two issues have come out so far. just read the second issue and it was pretty darn good. no details on who are the atomic knights nor who they work for, but so far they were looking for captain atom, who in an experiment controlled by father time whos been supplying the government with thierown meta humans. espsoing regular people to atom's radiation level's. heh lookslike dc is taking notes from marvel. also the teen titans makes a guest appearance in this title and yes wondergirl returns to the team, also theyre planing an to visit firebrand in next issue.

    what did everyone think of the issue so far?
     
  2. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I always wanted a government sponsored team. Big named superheroes that have had connections with the government.

    Captain Atom, Hal Jordan, Atom Smasher, Vixen, Arsenal, Kate Spencer, and Major Force.
     
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    we do have checkmate, but you seemto hate the book, but you like superherosponsored teamswith connections with the government. checkmate gives you that.
     
  4. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I liked #1 and loved #2. The Atomic Knights were badass, Father Time is setting up to be a pretty good antagonist (though not quite a villain, if I understand the story right), and I'm curious to see what the dissidents outside the wall and the Titans will do. The ending really made #2 for me, though. I can't wait to see where that goes. :)
     
  5. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I haven't said that I hate Checkmate, I unfortunately haven't read it yet. It's just isn't original at all. Also the current Checkmate is a UN organization. I was thinking of a US sponsored team, with heroes that have had a past with the US government by working for the military, Sucide Squad, US controlled Checkmate, etc.
     
  6. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    You're complaining about originality in comic books? Please. Everything in comics rips something else off to some extent.
     
  7. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    There's a difference between ripping off something, and completely coping something.
     
  8. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    What has Battle for Bludhaven completely copied? The only thing I can think of that's close is No Man's Land, but the only real similarity between them is the destroyed city.
     
  9. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    ^^^^I think they are talking about Checkmate.

    I really like this story. I like it when heroes are outlaws, it makes them more interesting. I really hope Firebrand and Monolith will stick around after Battle for Bludhaven.
     
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    The ending for #2 made my DAY.

    Also I really like Firebrand, seems like a good character with some personality.
     
  11. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    He's a little too old-school hippy for me. Waxing political every two minutes is annoying. Not even Green Arrow does it anymore.

    But yes, that ending was badASS! The only thing that could've made it better is his other costume.
     
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    True... that will remain as his special alt. universe costume.
     
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    Is Father Time and Uncle Sam the same person?
     
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    Father Time seems to be Uncle Sam's polar opposite, actually. He's like the shadowy underbelly to Uncle Sam's bright and shining public face of America.
     
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    ^^^^^Yeah, i just mentioned cause that was my first reaction to him and Father Time seems to be on the cover of Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters with a blurb that says not the Uncle Sam and Freedom Fighters you remember.
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, they do look really similar. Didn't Uncle Sam die in IC, though?
     
  19. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    You can't kill an idea... or the spirit of a country :D

    Uncle Sam isn't on the Freedom Fighters cover, that's still Father Time.

    Uncle Sam doesn't have a tash.

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    That's Sam, Justin Gray has been showing it around.

    Father Time and Sam seem connected somhow... like Corp says Polar Opposities however.
     
  20. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I always thought that Uncle Sam should be the Spectre's opposite number. You know, Sam reflects all the good in humanity, and The Spectre reflects the bad. Sam's about redemption and the triumph of the human spirit. The Spectre's about vengance and pointing out humanity's flaws.
     
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    That seems really, really ethnocentric. If he were going to be the Spectre's opposite, I'd want them to change his identity to not be the American recruitment icon.
     
  22. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I suppose. But, were I writing it, I wouldn't have him be all about America. Simply the human spirit in general. The ideas that the flag (and almost all flags) represents. He would have had many names over the centuries, and Uncle Sam is just the one he goes by now.
     
  23. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Associating him closely with an American icon still makes it ethnocentric, though. The Spectre's associated with the G-man Himself, who is in turn associated in some form with the three most major religions still in practice. Then his polar opposite would be... an American pro-military symbol? Why? :confused:
     
  24. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Because he isn't, by his very nature, and American pro-military symbol. That's simply what he goes by these days. Something he picked up in the U.S.'s darker days that just stuck. Were I writing it, he'd basically represent the human spirit as a whole. Think of it like Dream from Sandman. Over time, he acumilates many many names. Uncle Sam is just the one he goes by most often. I mean, just because Dream is called Morphius alot doesn't mean he owes special aleigence to the Greek Pantheon. Just the name he's most often refered to with. But, that's just how I'd write it.
     
  25. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    You're separating your story from reality. Uncle Sam is an American pro-military symbol. If you show absolutely anyone a picture of Uncle Sam, they will say, "Oh, that's Uncle Sam, the guy in all those US recruitment posters." You're trying to subvert that in the story, which is fine, but I guarantee you that you'll never be able to separate the two concepts from each other in people's minds, and it's more than likely the existing Uncle Sam perception will win out in the end since it's been around a lot longer. I just don't see it working, personally. If I saw the comic and it marketed him as the embodiment of the American spirit, that's fine. But the human spirit? I'd think the implication that Americans somehow got the human spirit "right" to the point where the actual embodiment of it likes to wear their colors and look like one of their symbols is pretty silly and more than a little ethnocentric.
     

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