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    Today, 09:03 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Catwoman Appreciameow 2019 in Batman
    In a way, I think I prefer a Catwoman who has a vague and undecided past. She is a cat, mysterious and impossible to pin down. Always going her own...
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Wonder Woman #85 aka #750 in Wonder Woman
    Sounds like a good setup of writers, though I wish they'd have given room for a short story from Wilson—her Ferdinand story in the summer oneshot was...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Amazons and the origins in Wonder Woman
    There are pieces of the mythological Amazons that I'd like to see integrated. Top of the list is the first Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, which...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Amazons and the origins in Wonder Woman
    My take on the Greek mythology is that it should be a source of inspiration, but not taken as a given. Generally, I find that Greek mythology stories...
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    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Amazons and the origins in Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman #1 has the following panel: So from the beginning the Amazons were the direct creation of Aphrodite.
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    10-16-2019, 10:19 PM
    Yes, Spiderman has a highly colourful and interesting set of secondary characters. But compare Spiderman and Batman as characters. Spiderman has far...
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    10-16-2019, 03:27 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Catwoman Appreciameow 2019 in Batman
    Issue #1 is part of Catwoman a Celebration of 75 Years, so I read it there. It's a very noir tale with Selina as a prostitute, but it didn't really...
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    10-16-2019, 01:56 AM
    Did Aaron Lopresti get the memo about no fighting in the bath?
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    10-16-2019, 01:44 AM
    Excellent job, foxley!
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    10-16-2019, 01:32 AM
    I like that Diana doesn't have a secret identity. It makes her different from the other heroes, and makes it possible for the comic to discuss the...
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    10-15-2019, 11:07 AM
    I think there was a thread over in the Marvel forum that touched upon these questions. I think Relugus has some good points, but I don't think Marvel...
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    10-15-2019, 05:10 AM
    Or the bracelets are powered through the innate powers of the Amazons. This would even work as a possible explanation for how Cheetah could break...
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    10-15-2019, 03:06 AM
    The quiet loneliness of Javasaurus.
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    10-14-2019, 09:13 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Steve in Wonder Woman
    So when did the Amazons (outside of possibly Azzarello's run) import men held in chains? Or promised them jobs, only to put them in sweat shops and...
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    10-14-2019, 08:29 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Steve in Wonder Woman
    So why the focus on the Amazons? I don't see complaints about Athos—which is a real place—here, or hardly anywhere else. Likewise, I have seen...
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    10-14-2019, 04:12 AM
    Part why the Trinity has so strong a position is that they stand out for several different and independent reasons. Sheer longevity is one. Presence...
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    10-14-2019, 12:14 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Steve in Wonder Woman
    Not everyone is on the same scale on how they think the Amazons should be depicted and how to handle them, that's why I said "tendency". Because I...
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    10-13-2019, 10:02 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Steve in Wonder Woman
    I think there is a troubling tendency, both here on the forum and among many writers at DC, to emphasise that the Amazons must be flawed, that the...
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    10-13-2019, 08:24 AM
    Though I think what Miller would consider the good/meh/bad runs could be rather significantly different from what most of us would consider...
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    10-12-2019, 02:45 PM
    Just as I find the current emphasis on both Steve and Etta as soldiers to be misguided, I find the emphasis on the Amazons as a warrior culture....
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    10-12-2019, 01:08 PM
    A Wonder Woman written by Frank Miller in the 80s or early 90s might have been interesting and possibly ground-breaking. But having Wonder Woman...
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    10-12-2019, 10:33 AM
    Having read the report from DC's YotV panel at NYCC, and then taking the various rumours about the new timeline into account, I think it's rather...
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    10-11-2019, 03:36 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Aquaman's "Death"? in DC Comics
    Yep. Flashbacks are really tricky to get right and are a ready source for reader confusion. It's especially so in prose or film; comics at least have...
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    10-11-2019, 11:44 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Aquaman's "Death"? in DC Comics
    Aquaman #49, page 21 if I get my count right.
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    10-11-2019, 03:41 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Joker/Harley: criminal sanity in Batman
    I browsed through the first issue, and have thoughts. Art-wise, there are some really excellent sequences, but the style used for the flashback...
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    10-11-2019, 12:14 AM
    Depends on how it is played. DeConnick wanted to deemphasise the monarch aspects of Aquaman in favour of the protector of the sea aspects, and...
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    10-10-2019, 11:47 PM
    Making a choice if the character would be good or bad would be true for all three of them, and I don't doubt that there are directors and producers...
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«Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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