Rann/Thanagar: Holy War and Reign in Hell

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  1. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Two mini-series starting in May and June, respectively

    Basically, they sound like spiritual successors to Rann/Thanagar War and Day of Vengeance (although the major plot point for Reign in Hell actually comes from 52). Given how much I loved those series and the fact that the creative teams on these new ones look friggin' awesome, I'll be all over them.
     
  2. Sakuraba Seer of Visions

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    Hmm, I originally passed on Mystery in Space and didn't even care to read Ctdn to Adventure. I guess I'll get the Mystery in Space mini in preparation.

    Reign in Hell looks oh so good.
     
  3. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    Oh, I'm definetly all over these.
     
  4. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    So help me Buffy, I'll be getting this.
     
  5. Harlekin Business

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    Not interested.
     
  6. Kenda Man Registered

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    I liked Mystery in Space. They did a good job bringing Captain Comet back and it was neat to see the telepathic side of the DC universe as well as stuff occurring in outer space.

    Both series sound promising. I liked Rann/Thangar and Day of Vengeance. The both explored a good amount of DC's characters and when I heard Hawkman's involvement in the next series, I'm hooked! I also like seeing Neron having a role again, I would really like if he had a bigger role or to come back briefly again. And with the idea of Hell being unmonitored, I could see the possibility of certain villains coming back from the dead and escaping hell.
     
  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, I liked how Starlin basically replaced Captain Comet with himself, but made it into a whole story that made sense (in a sci fi kind of way) and was really entertaining. Those kinds of stories are getting rarer and rarer, it seems--replaced by stories that gloss over character intros too quickly or decompress them to the point of boredom.
    Still sore over Nightshade? :(
     
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    I'll skip this. they need to do another adam strange mini and where the hell is space ghost? damnit
     
  9. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    hmm, i dont know. i'll get reign in hell but i'm undecided about holy war
     
  10. Harlekin Business

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    It's faded, but I was never a fan of Neron, and I'm just not all that interested in seeing a mini about whose ruling Hell. Etrigan also isn't my favourite character.

    As for Holy War, meh, didn't really care for R/T War in the first place.
     
  11. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    What happened to Nightshade?
     
  12. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    She's written completely different in Shadowpact compared to how she was in Suicide Squad, which is the portrayal Harl prefers. Even in the Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag mini, Nightshade appears for a panel or two and seems a lot different from her Shadowpact version.
     
  13. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Oh, pfft. Mischaracterized favorites? Join the club. Get in line. Take a number.

    Wait but...Willingham is not writing Reign in Hell.
     
  14. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    But people writing Shadowpact tend to stick to Willingham's characterizations. Zauriel's still a soldier-of-Heaven ****** and Nightshade is still Shadowpact-Nightshade no matter who's writing the main title.
     
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    None of these really sound like my cup of tea, but if I had to pick, I'd go w/ Reign in Hell. I wonder if there will be any reference to Sandman vol. 4 or Lucifer.
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I doubt it. Vertigo is all supposed to be completely out of continuity with the mainstream DC universe now.
     
  17. The Leaguer Registered

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    http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=146467



    I remember Asmodel, goddamn it. Giffen had better remember that Asmodel is being held in Heaven right now, not Hell.
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    It doesn't sound like he's planning to research much about Asmodel or any other obscure characters. :(

    Although, really, I could go for a redesign of Asmodel's costume myself. He was scarier as the little boy than he was in his eye-suit.
     
  19. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Is Asmodel the guy that Superman wrestled? If he is, then he needs no redesign of any sort and to suggest such a thing would be blasphemy indeed.

    Blasphemy? OH SHT I JUST DISCOVERED THE SECRET.
     
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    Dr. Occult...

    Damn, he's pretty cool.
     
  21. The Leaguer Registered

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    Correct on both accounts.
     
  22. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Really? A shirt covered in eyes for no particular reason? :dry:
     
  23. The Leaguer Registered

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    http://www.mykey3000.com/cosmicteams/jla/_docs/annotations.html

     
  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, so? What does the eye motif mean?
     
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    He can see everybody in the entire world, but only when they take a s**t.
     

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