Has anyone actually picked up the new New Universe books?

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  1. Elijya

    Elijya Registered

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    originally I heard Warren Ellis was gonna be handling this and I was interested, but when I didn't see he was working on any of the books, and I didn't recognize any other names, I didn't bother. Did anyone give them a try?
     
  2. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Yup. They've renewed my interest in th' line to th' point those comics have jumped up my backissue list.
     
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    Yeah, I haven't read the Nightmask book yet...but, I've read Starbrand, DP7, and Justice. Starbrand was really well done. It takes an parallel Earth traveling alien who is visiting everyone effected by the Starbrand and seeing how it effected them and the world around them. It's pretty comical, plus insightful. The alien remarks how with all that power, Starbrand basically made very little use of it. Also, makes jabs at Ducky and the hairstyles and such displayed in the old comic.

    I also enjoyed the Justice one quite a bit. I noticed with Nightmask, it actually does the job of taking care of a major storyline that was dropped for no reason than to take the book in a different direction around issue #5 of the original series. I thought that was pretty cool.

    As for DP7, it was an alright read. Not great, but sure a lot better than Nick Fury's Howling Commandos, if ya know what I mean.

    Definitely the worst stuff was the second stories that they had in Amazing Fantasy's last two issues. Not worth even glancing at, really.
     
  4. BlackSymbiote

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    I have the entire run, I just haven't read them yet.

    I got them about the same time I got the entire Ultraverse.

    Now if I only owned the rights to the Ultraverse. Le sigh.
     
  5. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Ya know, I can't find my Nightmask issue. I know I brought it home, but once I put it away to be read later...poof. And I liked those AF shorts, they were pretty damn good.
     
  6. BlackSymbiote

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    Has anyone read the Jim Shooter interview about it? Sounds like the New Universe would've been awesome if Marvel hadn't cut his entire budget from 120 thousand to 40 thousand.

    It's there somewhere, kust look for it.
     
  7. iloveclones

    iloveclones spooky....

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    Thought I'd post it for all to read. Interesting Stuff. Anyone want to venture a guess as to whether the original budget would've made a difference?

     
  8. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Any idea that has real visible potential but bombed, you know somewhere somehow a boss was involved.
     
  9. Elijya

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    we're mixing up the New Universe, and the NEW New Universe books that came out just this month
     
  10. DBM

    DBM Mad Scientist

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    Warren Ellis is going to be doing the revamp of the New Universe called "newuniversal" that starts later in the year.

    I picked up all the new stuff. I have the complete run of New Universe stuff so I decided to get the new ones as well. They're so-so. Nothing special.
     
  11. Assassin

    Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    Nope. I dont even pick up the old universe books
     
  12. iloveclones

    iloveclones spooky....

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    Just thought I'd put this out there for anyone who picked these up: In the Star Brand one, where a comic store named "Phantom of the Attic" is talked about: that's where I get my comics (you can bet the store is advertising that fact!) :D
     
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    No way...I hated the last new Universe issues I picked up, of which I have all the old ones.
     
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    Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    I didn't like New Universe the first time around, I wasn't going to try it this time.
     
  15. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Ive picked up some. Meh.
     
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    Justice and Star Brand were the good ones. The others were pretty bland. PADs original run on Justice was pure brillance though. :up:
     
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    Damn...Apparently I don't have to post my thoughts here, because you just took the words out of my mouth. I was going to say the exact same.

    Those are the two I enjoyed during the original run. Particularly PAD's Justice. Those were some great stories. Every few years I pull them out and look at them and say.."wow, PAD was in his his prime back then". Star Brand was good under Jim Shooter. Once John Byrne took it over, it couldn't pull out of that nosedive. I honestly do get the feeling that Byrne knew it was to be cancelled soon and just decided to see how bad he could screw with it.

    I'll be checking out the new volumes once they hit TPB.
     
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    Why did Marvel think this was a good idea? Didn't people HATE the New Universe the first time around?
     
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    I'm liking the stuff I'm reading now.

    Okay, maybe not the justice stuff, but I really liked Starbrand and Nightmask.
     
  20. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Different era, different audience. Dunno why th' line bombed, but these titles all had potential. If I was readin' comics in th' 80s I definitely would've been pickin' these up.
     
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    That is true, but from a business standpoint, it doesn't really make sense.

    "Let's take these books that people absolutely HATED before and relaunch them! Such a great idea!"

    I think it just proves that Marvel knows that we're so desperate that we'll take whatever they feed us, regardless of the quality or whether or not it failed on the first go around.
     
  22. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Or maybe they realize th' mistakes they made th' first go-around, and it took new management to say "Hey, we ****ed up, let's try this again!"

    Look, I'm not exactly thrilled with th' people behind Marvel these days, but I can and always will appreciate a good idea. If the New Universe redux is done RIGHT, then I hope people who stay only with th' big names of Marvel's books (ya know, the guys not readin' quality books like MTU, Thing or Spider-Girl) actually pick it up so it can be given a second chance to succeed.
     
  23. TheCorpulent1

    TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I thought the Starbrand one was pretty good. I haven't read any of the others, though. The art in most of them doesn't really catch my fancy. I was surprised by Javier Pulido's art in Starbrand, but in a good way. His style was almost like Marcos Martin's.
     
  24. masteryoda

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    Just like MoonKnight, Blade and Luke Cage right? The concept behind the New U. is a solid one it just needs the right people behind it which it didn't have in the beginning.
     
  25. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Well, yeah. Th' Blade comic was a bomb so they didn't bother makin' a movie about it. Simple as that.
     

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