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« Reply #328 on: December 03, 2005, 10:53:25 PM »

(Choke!) How ironic!
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« Reply #329 on: December 06, 2005, 05:15:10 AM »

Perhaps this isn't the right place to post this, but since it was brought up: I do like some of Geoff Johns's concepts, and I dislike others.

One idea he came up with that really, really bugged me when I first was told it, but I later saw the sense in it, was the concept of the "emotional spectrum," with green as willpower and yellow as fear. This made sense to me because at long last the weakness to yellow wasn't arbitrary. The ring was weak against yellow for a REASON. Previously, it felt like the weakness to yellow was pulled out of thin air, as if the Guardians could have made the ring vulnerable to left-handed Lithuanian lumberjacks if they had felt like it.

If Yellow is fear, then suddenly so much about Sinestro makes a lot of sense. Sinestro's dominant personality trait as a villain is his total lack of subtlety. He comes into your space sector with a gigantic yellow battleship that blots out the sun staffed by thousands of Thunderers. He immediately resorts to terrifying and visceral displays with his power ring. Sinestro is capable of planning, but he's in his element when he's blowing up suns. If yellow is fear and the ability to cause fear, it fits in perfectly with the behavior patterns and tactics of this character.

I also like the fact that he explained that Parallax was an alien creature that possessed Hal Jordan. This is a great idea for several reasons. Firstly it covers over the eggregious lapse in characterization that Parallax is. It's impossible to imagine the gutsy HAL JORDAN, the Greatest Green Lantern of them all, making the choices that Parallax did under ANY circumstances. If Jordan was "possessed," it also means that Hal Jordan is not morally responsible for his actions as Parallax. This means that we can just have Hal Jordan back to being a hero and not affect his personality in a catastrophic and penitent way, as well as having us able to accept Hal Jordan again, because all those bad things weren't "really" done by "our" Hal.

One thing I dislike that Geoff Johns did, was the introduction of Mordru into the modern DC Universe. Thank Kirby that nobody has thought to use Mordru again in an issue of POWER OF SHAZAM or BIRDS OF PREY. Hey, for an encore, why doesn't Johns have the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Catwoman? Or how about Spider-Man fighting Mephisto? Just because something CAN be done doesn't mean it ought to be. Catwoman isn't a Legion villain, Mordru doesn't guest spot in JSA, and Mephisto has no business fighting Spider-Man. The fact that the regal and aged Mordru was "sexied up" with a "Gen X" van dyke beard and washboard abs, AND was addressed by some goofy LORD OF THE RINGS title like "the Dark Lord" made his appearance all the more embarassing.
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« Reply #330 on: December 13, 2005, 07:10:45 AM »

maybe its just me but the yellow flaw sinestro deal storyline drives me crazy. Talk about double talk. Yellow is fear?  huh?  a creature trapped in the power battery, c'mon. I like Hal Jordan GL but man that comeback story really was very confusing and nonsensical.   and now were supposed to revise our opinion that Hal was responsible for his own action, but at the same time he wasn't responsible. gobblegeegook.

 
a guy kills a bunch of his fellow corpsman and than pleads the yellow made me do it and gets off and all is forgiven.  I just couldn't get into that story but I did read the issues.
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« Reply #331 on: December 13, 2005, 07:18:40 AM »

I realy loved "Secret Identity".   It reads even better if you get it all in one sitting. The installments and the intervels detracted  from it.
Still I would love to see a sequel to S.I.  Any chance . Or maybe a similar vein on Batman or Captain Marvel?
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« Reply #332 on: December 13, 2005, 04:55:42 PM »

Kurt,

Does Dan Didio think that Action Comics is a war book?
Will there be strong ties / followup to the JLA arc you did?
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« Reply #333 on: December 13, 2005, 05:11:50 PM »

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I realy loved "Secret Identity".   It reads even better if you get it all in one sitting. The installments and the intervels detracted  from it.
Still I would love to see a sequel to S.I.  Any chance . Or maybe a similar vein on Batman or Captain Marvel?


Something along those lines is in the works.

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« Reply #334 on: December 13, 2005, 05:12:57 PM »

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Does Dan Didio think that Action Comics is a war book?


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Only time, she gonna tell.

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« Reply #335 on: December 13, 2005, 05:30:21 PM »

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Does Dan Didio think that Action Comics is a war book?


Porn.



Somehow that doesn't surprise me at all.
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