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  1. Amethyst didn't really have her own book - she...

    Amethyst didn't really have her own book - she started out sharing it with a post-apocalyptic retelling of Beowulf. Not a good combination - the fans who wanted Amethyst didn't want Beowulf, and vice...
  2. Batman dumped the gun within his first year, and...

    Batman dumped the gun within his first year, and started outSMARTing the bad guys instead of just blowing them away. That's been his "edge" ever since.

    One major difference between then and now is...
  3. Then it's WAY past time that comics and cartoon...

    Then it's WAY past time that comics and cartoon execs got with the program. They still have their heads stuck somewhere around 1950.
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    Well, no, not really. The original Jay Garrick...

    Well, no, not really. The original Jay Garrick always had a very good idea who he was, where he was going, and what he was going to do when he got there. (He had a career path all taped out into...
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    I wasn't sure about it at first, and a lot of the...

    I wasn't sure about it at first, and a lot of the reason for that was the STOOOOPID reasoning used to foist him on us: "Oh, we realized we couldn't have Obsidian on Earth-2, so we decided to make...
  6. 1. Fire DiDio and Harris. 2. Hire some people...

    1. Fire DiDio and Harris.

    2. Hire some people who know WTF they're doing, and who don't antagonize and alienate their writers and artists.

    3. Open up a "JL: Light" division for books that are...
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    I've gone past hatred to absolute indifference. I...

    I've gone past hatred to absolute indifference. I couldn't care less what Azarello does with it or to it - I'm not buying, I'm not reading, and I'm not giving a damn.
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    Or Bat-Spectre. I've been thinking that for a...

    Or Bat-Spectre. I've been thinking that for a while.

    Not sure if I like the idea - the previous attempt to combine another established character with The Spectre didn't work too well....
  9. And way back before COIE, when Roy Thomas was...

    And way back before COIE, when Roy Thomas was writing "All-Star Squadron", Alan Scott's face was explicitly modeled after old-time actor Alan Ladd - this was partly an in-joke reference to the...
  10. Not gonna happen with DC's "ABSOLUTELY NO...

    Not gonna happen with DC's "ABSOLUTELY NO MARRIAGES!!!" policy.
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    That's because the beancounters are in charge and...

    That's because the beancounters are in charge and calling the shots. They want Big Sales Now instead of potentially big sales later.
  12. And some girls!

    And some girls!
  13. That's why I give the GRIMDARK reaction. Nowadays...

    That's why I give the GRIMDARK reaction. Nowadays it's all "Oh noes, we MUST defeat the Big Bad of the Story-Arc or all of reality will be destroyed!"

    After a very few times, THAT becomes...
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    Ouch, what an insult to Bette Davis! True, she...

    Ouch, what an insult to Bette Davis! True, she wasn't a conventional beauty, but she had her own style.

    At least you didn't say she looked like Margaret Hamilton... :biggrin:
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    Have it your own way, you will anyway. :smile:

    Have it your own way, you will anyway. :smile:
  16. The problem with that is called "diminishing...

    The problem with that is called "diminishing returns". The stakes keep HAVING to be raised, higher and higher and higher, and the stories get darker and darker and darker. Eventually it gets to the...
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    He was just shown in one panel, sitting in the...

    He was just shown in one panel, sitting in the audience, with two recurrent characters (who do all the talking for several panels). "Emperor" Norton, who had actually appeared in an earlier story,...
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    All of that - ALL of it - is 1970s retcons. ...

    All of that - ALL of it - is 1970s retcons.

    The ORIGINAL original (Golden Age) JSA had none of the Trinity at their founding meeting (Bats and Supes were "busy", and WW had not arrived in "Man's...
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    Ah, but none of them were "really" there - they...

    Ah, but none of them were "really" there - they were all dreaming the same dream. A lot of weird stuff is accepted in dreams that has no place in the waking world.
  20. That's because they have driven away all the...

    That's because they have driven away all the readers who would have bought happy whimsical comics.
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    The Post-Zero Hour version of Cosmic Boy was a...

    The Post-Zero Hour version of Cosmic Boy was a lefty also, but it wasn't strongly emphasized - it just was sorta "there" if you looked for it.
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    I think the answer to that one is "Yes"....

    I think the answer to that one is "Yes". :biggrin:

    Nobody gave the issue much thought originally, particularly not Alan's creator and first artist, Martin Nodell (who was a righty). But once he...
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    That was the way of it back then. Crime was not...

    That was the way of it back then. Crime was not supposed to pay, villains were supposed to get what was coming to them, and there was no particular reason for the heroes to be stupid enough to save...
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    To tell the truth, it was never too closely...

    To tell the truth, it was never too closely connected to WWII in the Golden Age itself - nor was Superman, nor Batman (Wonder Woman, yes, a little, given that she was supposed to be the...
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    Most people wouldn't second that opinion - but I...

    Most people wouldn't second that opinion - but I will. Miller destroyed everything I was reading the title for, and I dropped it and ran like hell.

    He's been allowed to get away with much, MUCH...
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