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I like the design of it though it could use a little brightness, mostly because this iconic property should differentiate itself from the other DC shows that are out there.
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So I know I am late to the making fun of Affleck as Batman party.

I was just thinking about it earlier today. At some point someone had to bring up the idea of Affleck as Batman for the first time. Before he was offered the part or read for it (if he does shit like that), someone had to bring up for the first time the idea to another person who was not ready for that idea.

I just think that the first person who heard someone to suggest Affleck did a spit take, like an honest to goodness spit take.

Then the first person had to say,"No, seriously..." and then make some argument.
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New Flash episodes! :w00t:

For some strange reason I thought season 1 was over, but it isn't :nope:

So I got to see back to back episodes today, that was cool.
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I wasn't really paying attention, but there's evidently some plans on creating a CW Justice Group. I wasn't watching because, you know, it's just in the plan stage. But I just got excited because another character has been announced for the lineup.

Hawkgirl. Also you should know, in case you don't, COMICS. ARE. WEIRD. And of course there are more than one version of even this character. I don't know anything about this version. In fact, I only know some things about the JL/U version of the character.

Final also. Because wei yau doesn't have enough plotzness in his life. Numbers 5 and 4 on this list should provide his recommended daily allowance.
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The Flash. Season 1, Episode 17.

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FUCKING. WOW.
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Indeed!

Not being a big DC fan I'm glad I accidented onto this, it's easily one of the best super hero romps on TV. Also damn Mark Hamill can be creepy.
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I knew Luke was going to be on the show but I didn't expect that performance. I loved every bit of it. Even if at the same time I disliked that other villain Trickster. I think Hamill mind-tricked that poor kid or sucked all the performance out of the air or something.

And as good as that was, man, the reveals in this episode were EPIC.
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Everything about that episode was awesome, but especially the Eobard Thawne reveals and Hamill doing the Joker voice. He is indeed, the creepiest of creepies when he chooses to be.

I have been ranting that The Flash is better than any TV show deserves to be. I love it SO MUCH!
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Finally caught up and it was awesome.

I have major reservations on how Iris is treated, but there's enough awesomeness elsewhere to make me forget it....for now.

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Yeah the one thing that I haven't liked about The Flash is they seem to not know what to do with Iris, she seems more there as a plot device than an actual character.

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Thank you for telling me who the old guy in that promo was. I watched it twice and didn't catch it either time and it was bothering me. I am always happy to see, and especially hear, more Clancy Brown, even controlled by Grodd.
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You guys are s-m-r-t and I agree with everthing you said.
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Bruce Timm returns to making DCAU movies with Justice League: Gods and Monsters. On the one hand, yay, Bruce Timm, right? On the other hand, it's a super dark, grimedge, Elseworlds title.

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After last week's The Flash episode, I read the review and recap at the Mary Sue. That's where I first saw some of the things youse gais had mentioned. Namely that (especially) now Iris West is the odd woman out. Now TMS has a whole article about that.
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ALA has just come out with a set of DC Read posters. Just in time for the hero-themed Summer Reading Club this year. I already bought one for myself. Couldn't resist.

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I was in the library the other day, looking for some lightweight reading, and I picked up "Crisis on Infinite Earth."

I can't figure out what's going on. Part of it is because I'm not very familiar with the DC lineup, but part of it is that it's 80s comic book science on acid.

Any help here?
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The real world history behind the first Crisis: All of the DC character's history had become too burdensome to allow keep expanding while maintaining any semblance of continuity. A lot of the various incarnations had been shuffled into other parallel universes. Crisis is was the attempt to wash out all the various things and create a single continuity to move forward with.

Ugh. I wish I had my copy on hand, that'd be so much easier. I loaned it and it stayed loaned. To get more specific answers I need more specific answers. I would consider wei yau to be one of our more knowledgeable experts on Crisis. (Adem would count but he's only around to answer Dazzler questions.)
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I only really know it from what cropped up in Swamp Thing. I know there was a sort of psychic crisis to parallel the main one that involved the chaos that existed before creation coming back. Which reminds me, I really need to read that again. I keep rereading my first Swamp Thing graphic novel because it's easier than pulling out the long box, but American Gothic is more than due for a revisit.
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Sorry, I missed the "DC Comic Nerd" alert in the red skies.

While I can go on and on about Crisis, if need be, I think it'd be better to point you here.

The Annotated Crisis on Infinite Earths
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While I can go on and on about Crisis, if need be, I think it'd be better to point you here.

The Annotated Crisis on Infinite Earths
I finished the series, and it ends strong, but I still didn't get it.... There's only one Oa and one Quard in the whole multiverse? The antimatter that destroyed whole universes didn't destroy everything in all the universes?

I'd feel more for the characters who all died if I knew much about them - this probably wasn't a very good entry point into DC comics.
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Starting with Infinite Crisis is kind of like starting calculus in the middle of the year. There's all these forumlas on the board and before you can copy any of them down the professor erases the board. You didn't do anything wrong per se, but the Crisis is one of the biggest, more complicated, literally universe changing trades to pick up. Even post crisis the multiverse creeped back in and caused problems. You poor, sweet, summer child.

I don't know comics like other people, like I said, somehow I know stuff just by hanging around comic geeks. So I'm struggling to think of better places to start. I'd suggest finding a character you like and finding one of their best stories and buy that trade. That is if the Super Crisis of All Time hasn't put you off.
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Starting with Infinite Crisis is kind of like starting calculus in the middle of the year. There's all these forumlas on the board and before you can copy any of them down the professor erases the board. You didn't do anything wrong per se, but the Crisis is one of the biggest, more complicated, literally universe changing trades to pick up. Even post crisis the multiverse creeped back in and caused problems. You poor, sweet, summer child.

I don't know comics like other people, like I said, somehow I know stuff just by hanging around comic geeks. So I'm struggling to think of better places to start. I'd suggest finding a character you like and finding one of their best stories and buy that trade. That is if the Super Crisis of All Time hasn't put you off.
It's what I get for picking a book randomly.

It did point out some characters that might be worth following, and some that might not be. I've always been interested in Green Lantern, but he's not a big presence in this series. This also reminded me that I'm not up to date on the Arrow or Flash TV shows - time to remedy that.
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The real world history behind the first Crisis: All of the DC character's history had become too burdensome to allow keep expanding while maintaining any semblance of continuity. A lot of the various incarnations had been shuffled into other parallel universes. Crisis is was the attempt to wash out all the various things and create a single continuity to move forward with.
The problem was that they didn't create a single continuity, they tried to merge bits and pieces of two major ones and a number of smaller series. Almost immediately the cracks started showing as the writers of the various books didn't always know which characters (or versions of characters) were canon to the newly created reality. Hawkman in particular got so screwed up (both of the old ones showed up as well as a new one) that the character wasn't allowed to be used for years. Add to that the fact that the Big Three characters all were removed from the JLA, but the actual JLA back issues were still supposed to be canon... It was just a big mess. The mini-series should have ended with a complete reboot if they wanted to clean up the mess that the multiverse had caused. Instead they ended up with a bigger snarl than they had before.

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I only really know it from what cropped up in Swamp Thing. I know there was a sort of psychic crisis to parallel the main one that involved the chaos that existed before creation coming back. Which reminds me, I really need to read that again. I keep rereading my first Swamp Thing graphic novel because it's easier than pulling out the long box, but American Gothic is more than due for a revisit.
I read Swamp Thing back then and years later wanted to pick up the collections but haven't ever been able to find Volume 2 and don't want to get them out of order. Haven't looked in a while though.
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Weirdly enough, Crisis was my first entry into the DC universe. I didn't know most of the characters, but wanted to learn so much more about them. Which I did, over the course of many many years.

And I have no regrets. Ymir's Blood is absolutely right on how the whole thing fell apart almost immediately after the end of Crisis. Perhaps it could never have worked without a complete reboot, which is what the New 52 is, right?

I've not read the New 52, but is it a complete reboot? Or do they still refer to a backstory canon that doesn't technically exist?
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