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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2007, 02:44:24 AM »

Yeah, even the Spectre got his can handed to him, as I recall.

Harry Potter and DC magic seem to operate on the same principles: whatever fits.  It mostly consists of shooting rays (the default superhero power after strength and flying and the one with no real real-world equivalent) and various other cliche supernatural abilities cobbled together from myth and pop culture (invisibility, teleportation).

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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2007, 04:40:36 AM »

Well, to me, its pretty lame.  Crisis made all these points about creation, Chronos, the Guardians, whoever those dudes who made the Manhunters were , etc. (sorry, my memory is failing and I hate all that Bronze Age mumbo jumbo  Grin ) and at the same time DC forgot their own 80s mythology in that the Spectre stopped Supes flying too fast and said "hey man, my master (GOD!!!!) doesn't dig it when you fly too fast because you are in danger of breaking the celestial barrier".

And the Spectre alone couldn't have lectured the Anti-Monitor?
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2007, 02:51:58 PM »

Wasn't Michael Moorcock supposed to be involved in revamping DC magic to give it some sort of infernal consistency? 

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2007, 12:47:45 AM »

Maybe it was Chris Angel.
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2007, 05:04:01 PM »

I thought that was the purpose of Gaiman's Books of Magic or whatnot, but then DC stupidly decided to separate the Vertigo characters from the main universe.

Day of Vengeance would have been a better read had Constantine been involved.
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