The Best and Worst Moments of Infinite Crisis

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  1. That-Guy

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    Okay, yes, I know... this should have been placed in the IC thread. But since that thread attempts to discuss the current events of IC and can often turn into a mess of unrelated conversations, I figured it wouldn't hurt TOO much to start a new thread for this.

    Since IC is nearly coming to a close, and most of it's "big secrets" have been revealed, I was just curious what parts everybody thought were the "highlights" and the "low points" of the series. All in all, I think it's been pretty good... there have definitely been some problems (most likely the result of re-writes and last minute changes) but its certainly kept a good bit of us guessing and discussing and eagerly anticipating the next installment, and I think that says a lot about the story.

    Some of my favorite moments were:

    1. Batman's breakdown in IC # 3. Often, Batman is portrayed as emotionless and cold... and I think he has to be at times because his life is his work. Hence the reason he has such trouble establishing personal relationships. So when his humanity DOES creep in, it can be a very powerful moment. I think anyone who has pulled a 13 hour day at work can relate to feeling the same way... just wanting to throw in the towel because you can't take it anymore. This was very well done, I thought.

    2. Black Adam killing Psycho Pirate. By far, the most badass and appropriate death scene I think I've EVER seen in a comic book. Sometimes, a villain needs to die. Someone like Psycho Pirate simply will never stop doing what he does because he can't... so there's pretty much only one solution. I loved when Barry beat him to a pulp in COIE... but the way Adam took him out even surpassed that.

    3. Villains United... the whole damned series. This mini was so good, I didn't want it to end. I wasn't sure about it at first, but after issue #2, I was hooked and it just kept getting better as the series went on. Catman is now one of my favorite characters... I can't wait for the VU special and the Secret Six series. Gail Simone rocks my world.

    Now... things I didn't like...

    1. Alex and Superboy Prime being turned into villains. This was a bold twist to the story, I'll give them that. And the two of them are certainly powerful enough to be a genuine threat... but I just felt like it was a bit of a cop-out on DC's part. They were heroes in COIE... and I just feel like Didio and Johns were like, "Well, we haven't seen them in 20 years... no one really cares... let's turn them evil (sort of ) and have them try to destroy the universe." It wreaks of the whole Parallax thing, only I think it's a little worse because at least with Parallax and Zero Hour, we saw more of a progression of Hal turning to the dark side. This was just kinda like, BOOM, they're the villains. By the way, they've been f**king things up all year, we just didn't allude to it at all (making me think that maybe there was something else going on originally that DC decided to nix at the last minute and go with this idea instead).

    2. Jason Todd's return. I don't mind that he's back. I don't even mind the whole 'Superboy punching the wall of reality" thing. I just don't like the two being put together. I really, REALLY wanted a good, mind-blowing explanation as to why Todd was still alive... and for a brief time I thought we were going to get it. We didn't, at least not in my opinion. It wasn't as horrible as some people made it out to be, but it really wasn't very good either.


    Okay, I'll shut up now. Your opinions?
     
  2. gildea

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    Best moment?

    two words :

    "Round Two"
     
  3. The Leaguer

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    My favorite moment was Batman crying in issue 6 at the prospect of losing Nightwing.
     
  4. The Ether

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    ^^^ That was a pretty good moment too

    I'll post my favourite's later. I'm at school
     
  5. Pksoze

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    Worst Moment

    Batman's condescending speech to Superman. Then Superman agreeing with Batman's dumb argument.


    Best

    Kal L busting out in part 1
    The kryptonite ring being destroyed
    Death of the Psycho Pirate
    Superboy Prime's freakout
     
  6. GoldenAgeHero

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    best part:conner getting the snot beat out of him.

    worst part: geoff turning sb-prime into a maniac.
     
  7. GoldenAgeHero

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    i thought that was sweat.
     
  8. The Leaguer

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    I thought it was pretty obvious that he was crying. Batman knew dismantling Brother Eye was more important than going to Nightwing's side, but the decision was killing him, and what Eye was saying while he did it made it all the more worse.
     
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    Splash page of all th' hard hitters in th' Society was awesomness. :eek::up:
     
  10. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    The good:


    1. Superboy Prime VS. the Teen Titans. That fight was friggin' badass.

    2. Superman VS. Superman. Words cannot describe.

    3. Superman screaming over Lois' death. Ever so touching.


    The bad:


    1. Wonder Woman trying to kill Mongul. hat scene was incredibly out of character.

    2. The death of Blue Beetle. Seemed unnecesairy. I know that some times a story begins to write itself, leading you to sometimes have to kill off a character for the sake of the story, but it didn't seem necesairy here. They could have gone without it, I think. Besides, the kid who replaced Ted is pretty much Ted but hispanic and with super powers.

    3. Deathstroke dropping Chemo onto Bludhaven. Again, very out of character.
     
  11. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
     
  12. The Leaguer

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    I think DP fell asleep on the keyboard again.
     
  13. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    It happens from time to time.
     
  14. The Leaguer

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    I've found that keyboards are much more supportive of my neck and back than regular pillows.
     
  15. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Sealy Posturpedic can kiss my ass.
     
  16. LinternaVerde

    LinternaVerde Fellowship

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    "Superman always saves Lois"

    touching...
     
  17. ToddIsDead

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    This:
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    Conner's death, and Batman crying at the prospect of Nightwing dying were some of my favorite moments. Plus when the Flashes took out SBP.

    I didn't like Deathstroke's characterzation.
     
  18. BlackOpsTengu

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    I suppose they can retcon Deathstroke's actions with Bludhaven as being under the influence of Psycho Pirate, like Bizarro was.

    And isn't it a bit premature to start coming out with 'best moments'? We haven't seen the climax yet! :p
     
  19. Spike_x1

    Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    The good: "No more silly faces." :D

    Superboy Prime going nuts and the Flashes zipping in to save the day.

    Alex and his "petri dish"

    The Spectre finding his new host.

    The not-so-good: Diana trying to kill Mongul. It's like, now that WW has the death of Max Lord under her belt, they're really taking efforts to solidify the fact that she has no mercy against some of the villains.

    Batman's speech to Superman made me sigh. It was a great speech, but Batman's last line completely ruined it for me.
     
  20. yenaled

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    "...Grandpa?"
     
  21. ToddIsDead

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    That was great. Bart is like that whenever he sees a picture of Barry, not to mention the man himself.
     
  22. batnkevlar

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    Like in "A World Without Grownups"... that was tearworthy...
     
  23. ToddIsDead

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    Yeah, definitely. That was what I was refering to actually.
     
  24. Kurosawa

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    The best: seeing Kal-L smash through the barrier and return to DC Comics after an unjustified 20-year absence.

    The worst: almost everything else, except some of the cool alternate Earths in #6.
     
  25. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Your CT is ironic given the original definition of the word. :o
     

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