OYL and Up, Up and Away

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  1. TwilightPro101 ........

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    I'm curious to see what everyone is making of this current arc.

    Thus far I feel like it's a been there and done that kind of arc. Just ready for them to get back to basics, though I do like the idea of what Green Lantern is bringing into the mix.
     
  2. Jake-El Registered

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    I really like the current arc. I think the story-telling is top notch. With that said, Superman depowered gets on my nerves a bit because thats the whole f'n point. Superman is one of the most powerful beings, and seeing him depowered is sort of a let-down.
     
  3. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    At this point, I can get behind the powerless Supes deal. It leads to some interesting storytelling. This guy is used to being incredibly powerful and the greatest hero around. Now, he's essentially a regular Joe. Seeing Clark continue to act as a hero and be involved with doing what's right just underscores what kind of character he is.

    We know he'll get his powers back at some point and and it'll be interesting to see if DC tries to incorporate some different perspective on the man when he does. What I'm looking forward to after the power-up is how it affects Clark and Lois, both of whom seem to be truly comfortable with the loss of Superman's powers.
     
  4. TwilightPro101 ........

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    I am enjoying the whole GL influence issue. It's a truly unique approach to the material.
     
  5. Metropolis_Man Mister Doctor?

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    I really like how this arc is going so far. Seeing him without his powers and how he acts to it is great. I'm curious as to how Lois and Clark deal with it as well, being that they both agree that life is better for them without Superman.
     
  6. nite-owl Registered

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    Did the last issue of action comics come out yet?
     
  7. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    Anyone know if DC will collect this arc? It's a really interesting arc, but it would be easier to pick up the TPB if they ever get it in.
     
  8. CrimeMaster! Registered

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    This and the Batman OYL will be collected sometime this fall.
     
  9. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    It appears that Clark's powers may be back sooner than I thought. This arc is really progressing nicely. I like how they're showing the dynamic between Clark and Lois and Clark and Jimmy. It's almost as if not being Superman is a relief. How the end of AC 838 ties into Superman 652 should be good.
     
  10. The Dude Believe the impossible

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    I'm loving this arc so much right now. Even more that Batman OYL wich is pretty kick ass it's self
     
  11. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    Yeah, the Batman OYL is off the chain.......but Supes is absolutley breaking some kind of incredible ground. I'll pick up the tpb for sure.
     
  12. Joker Registered

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    yeah, this arc has been great...first superman arc I've been into in a long time...I also cant wait till Flash OYL and Wonder Woman OYL
     
  13. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    BATMAN : OYL is awesome, Bruce has changed alot, he's still The Badass Dark Knight from before, but he's different. He a little more kidder.

    SUPERMAN : OYL has been Incredible, I like the fact that Lois & Clark realtionship is still strong even after all the events of I.C. I'm glad Clark has moved on from The Mild Manner Reporter , to a Star reporter for the Daily Planet. I can't wait to see Clark back in The Red cape & Blue tights .:supes:
     
  14. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    Well, somethings have changed.

    DC COMICS seeems to have done 2 MAJOR things to the history of the characters.

    Joe Chill, the Wayne Murderer, has now been caught.....when Bruce was a kid. It's like the Batman Begins origin now. Not sure how much EXACT it is, but we won't know for a while.

    Supposedly, there were sightings of Superman....or atleast Superman activites, before he popped up in Metropolis. So, it could be falling in line with some of the SMALLVILLE stuff.
     
  15. warren_sparta27 Registered

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    and also Wonder Woman was a founding member of the JLA now.
     
  16. kieron39 Registered

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    u guys see the changes in the costume... the raises S and longer sleeves, kinda cool i think, and i like how the S looks kinda metalic. nice touches, makes him look younger....lol
     
  17. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    The S does look metallic now; more like a true shield, instead of just an emblem. I also noticed the S resembles the movie version now. The tail of it doesn't have that 'circular' top, it's a straight edge.

    OK, enough aesthetics on my part, getting to the story. So, we finally get Superman back with his powers still not at full strength. Nice touch by the writers in having Clark only being able to jump 1/8 at first instead of flying at first (a little homage to his original power level). The same could be said of how Clark descibed his strength and invulernability to gunfire.

    Lois seemed to take his power recovery in stride, but I still believe the earlier set-up in how happy they were when he wasn't Super is going to play into things somehow.

    There was some good on-the-fly strategy by Superman in dealing with the various villains hired by Intergang. I've liked Livewire since her debut in S:TAS.

    What the hell are Lex and Toyman planning? What's with Superman having a buzzing/ticking in his brain? Is his Super-Sense tingling? :spidey: :supes:

    All in all, another good story in this arc.
     
  18. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    I actually hadn't noticed the changes to the costume. Good eyes, guys.
     
  19. SpideyInATree Chillin' Like a Villain

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    I'm really loving what's going on right now. Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek are definitely two guys who can get me back into Superman. It's been like over ten years since I've read a Superman comic...and I've waited a while for something like this. So, I'm definitely enjoying this ride.

    I love how Luthor is being handled now. They're going back to the roots and the basics, gotta love it. And the way they are handling his powers is awesome. Though I wonder what's up with the buzzing in his head. Maybe it's his heat and x-ray vision. Or maybe something else is up.

    Hopefully Mr. Busiek and Johns have a little surprise up their sleeves. And it's good to know that Kurt Busiek will be on the title a little bit after Up, Up, and Away.

    Things look good for Superman.
     
  20. SuperLee Registered

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    Anyone else notice the slightly 3D symbol in Supes 652?
     
  21. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    Did you somehow miss the above posts directly talking about the raised \S/? :confused:
     
  22. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    Here's my review of Superman 652 that I posted in the DC forum:
     
  23. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    Superman 652

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    Another of the many reason's why I love Lois Lane . :up: :up: :supes:
     
  24. Ben Urich Registered

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    It's a fantastic story. As I said in another forum here, it's everything that Byrne's Man of Steel and Waid's Birthright failed to be.
     
  25. Newb Registered

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    I couldn't agree more, this could be the best Superman restarts yet.
     

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