The Official DC Stupid Question Thread....

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  1. CBG Registered

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    . . . How can anyone enjoy Countdown?

    I felt sorry for the Mary Marvel fans.
     
  2. WompuM Esquire

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    There are Mary Marvel fans?
     
  3. wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    I liked the Mary Marvel story because, in the end, she came back from the darkness.

    What I don't like is her going back to Black Mary (or whatever she called herself) form and taking Freddy with her. Actually, now that I think about it, I can't remember how it turned out (I think it was in JSA, guess I need to reread that). And wasn't Mary possessed during Final Crisis?
     
  4. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    She certainly didn't come back from the darkness in Countdown. She turned bad, turned good for about a day, and then turned bad again until the end. It wasn't until afterwards in the JSA arc that they fixed her.
     
  5. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    That's a fine woman right there
     
  6. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I love the idea of Captain Marvel but hate what they've done with him and his family after Day of Vengeance. All the Black Adam stuff has been gold but the Marvel family? Bleh.
     
  7. Anubis Sup?

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    Yeah, Mary Marvel used to be awesome, but now? She's tainted. And not in a good way.
     
  8. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Right here, ever since I read I Can't Believe It's Not/Formerly Known as the Jusitce League.
    You forgot where she turned good again at the end of Final Crisis, only to end up evil again during the start of that JSA arc. How did that end for her, by the way? I dropped JSA as soon as I got tired of the thyroid-eye artwork and Mary & Isis being ape-crap insane.
     
  9. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Um. Okay, so Black Mary turns Billy into Black Billy, and they beat up the JSA. It turns out that Black Adam's anger and rage has corrupted his own power when he transferred it to Mary in Countdown, and also to Isis when he just now resurrected her, and that's why they're evil. Adam, finally realizing this after Isis goes and kills a bunch of Kahndaqian citizens, tries to stop her, with no success.

    Meanwhile, the spirit of Billy and Mary's father -- CC Batson, who you may notice is named after CC Beck, the creator of Captain Marvel -- has appeared to Jay Garrick in the Rock of Eternity and led him to the Rock of Finality, where the Wizard Shazam's spirit is incased in stone. Yeah just go with it. Anyway, Jay brings the Wizard to Kahndaq and convinces Adam to give up his power to resurrect the Wizard so that he can fix this mess. So Adam does so, and the Wizard is revived, and he's pissed, and he takes all the power back from Billy, Mary, and Adrianna...freeing them from Adam's corrupted powers and making them all good again. But the Wizard's still pissed and turns Adam and Adrianna into stone for being *****ebags. He then shouts at Billy and Mary, saying that they've both failed him, adding that he'll deal with Freddy at some point as well, as Freddy's powers come from a different place at the moment, at then teleports away. The next day Billy and Mary try to get to the Rock of Eternity through Fawcett City's subways, but the Wizard has shut all the doors.

    tl;dr? Billy and Mary are powerless (but at least back to their normal selves, more or less), Black Adam and Isis are statues, Freddy wants JUSTICE, and the Wizard Shazam is alive again but crazy and pissed. What happens next?...find out when someone gets around to rebooting the Captain Marvel franchise again.
     
  10. wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    Ok, I remember all that now. But it sure didn't stick with me.
     
  11. Panthro Team Language

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    I feel so bad for the Captain Marvel/Shazam franchise right now. :csad:
     
  12. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    :whatever:

    :shock :angry:

    ...
    ???
    Yeah, sure, why not...

    But it's so hard to read, and this is just a summary.

    :applaud

    What? But... that's so... Ugh.

    That tears it. I demand an Earth-5 comic.
     
  13. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    God bless that man. Here's hoping he comes up with an ending that doesn't make me throw the last issue against a wall.
     
  15. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    52 done right!
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Still not really that interested in Multiversity. I'm sure it'll be good because it's basically Morrison in his element, creating new stuff and amplifying the awesomeness of existing stuff with his trademark brand of crazy s***, but I just don't care about the Multiverse. It's a bunch of factionalized, alternaverse versions of characters that are all already on the main DC Earth anyway. I'd much rather see those characters fixed on the main Earth than be reminded of how great they could be for an issue.
     
  17. javi1024 DANGER ZONE!

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    ...i really wish COIE stuck and they just forgot about all this multiverse crap.
     
  18. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    I feel the same way about Multiversity and a lot of the other ideas that DC has been putting into action lately. I'm sure they'll be executed very well and all, but I just can't bring myself to care about the directions that writers (and Didio, I guess) are going in. The multiverse is just one of them.
     
  19. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, that's my stance on Wednesday Comics as well, really. The stories may be great, I know the art on most of it is great, it's an interesting idea from a publishing standpoint, and I just don't give a s*** because it's a mere tangent while the DC universe I actually care about is a shambles at the moment.
     
  20. Ipodman Love Tension

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    Hows Morrison+Quitely's B&R compared to FrankMiller+JimLee's B&R?
    I herd its good....
     
  21. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    There's no way the "one universe" rule was going to stick. Even before 52 brought back the multiverse, it was done previously with Hypertime.
     
  22. Anubis Sup?

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    Basically. There's always been a Multiverse. Even after they supposedly got rid of it. The only difference now is that they are paying far too much attention to it's existence.
     
  23. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    It's still easily ignorable, at least. Outside of Earth-2 Superman and Superboy Prime, you could pretty much just forget the Multiverse exists and not miss a beat.
     
  24. Panthro Team Language

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    Just finished reading the "Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of Green" trade paperback. Which is the next logical GL trade paperback to read?

    I have the two volumes of the Sinestro Corps Wars, but what else should I read before that?
     
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    http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=319473

    I jumped into GL with the Sinestro Corps War trades, good thing about this list is that they are in the intended reading order so you know exactly what to get next :yay:
     
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