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    Poll: I think the reason people give the (obviously)...

    I think the reason people give the (obviously) wrong answer - Friends - is due to their generation; people born from 1985-1995 (now ages 25-35) have less knowledge of Seinfeld because they would...
  2. No. We're all comic fans - we want the...

    No.

    We're all comic fans - we want the live-action stuff to reflect the comics we love. But despite being a lifelong Green Lantern fan, I acknowledge that it might be near-impossible to do Green...
  3. The two obvious ones for me are: Sinestro...

    The two obvious ones for me are:

    Sinestro
    Thawne


    I can't think of a third that's really in their class. Maybe Vandal Savage?
  4. Poll: Absolutely. And they could have gone that route...

    Absolutely. And they could have gone that route - or a different route. There's many ways they could have brought back or rebooted Barry Allen. But the goal was clearly not simply "bring back the...
  5. Poll: Okay - but that's still the "prime" (if you will)...

    Okay - but that's still the "prime" (if you will) timeline. Barry grows up with both parents, becomes the a CSI, then the Flash, and inspires/antagonizes Thawne. That's still what is "supposed to"...
  6. Songs: Love Theme from Octopussy (the string...

    Songs:

    Love Theme from Octopussy (the string version, repurposed as a pop song as "All Time High")
    Live And Let Die
    For Your Eyes Only
    Dr. No
    We Have All The Time In The World

    Films:
  7. Poll: Well, obviously you're not in the minority -...

    Well, obviously you're not in the minority - several of us old readers like it, and anyone that's been introduced to Flash comics, or the TV show over the past decade get it too.

    It reinforces so...
  8. DC Comic fans love sidekicks, I get that. But...

    DC Comic fans love sidekicks, I get that.

    But in general, they're thought of as a silly, outdated notion from a simpler era. For that reason, I think DC was smart way back in making the New Teen...
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    I am excited to see this series. Anson Mount as...

    I am excited to see this series. Anson Mount as Pike was great. He was rarely that "intense" lead character; he has a laid back, almost laconic element - like a western gunslinger that knows he can...
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    Agreed. I only checked out the show this month...

    Agreed.

    I only checked out the show this month because I heard they're going to spin it off into a Captain Pike/Spock show. My initial reaction was "Eww." It was like all the "edgy" elements of...
  11. Sam & Diane are the gold standard. More...

    Sam & Diane are the gold standard.

    More recent? I quite like Doc Martin and Luisa Glasson. (obviously) Doc Martin is just about the best romantic comedy/dramedy since Shelly Long left Cheers.
    ...
  12. Bruce would wake up after one of his first big...

    Bruce would wake up after one of his first big fights, bruised and sore, sitting at the breakfast table talking with Alfred. The camera moves to his breakfast, and there's a newspaper headline about...
  13. Poll: As for the mini-series in total, it's more...

    As for the mini-series in total, it's more uninspired than anything.

    I do grasp why they made it. But clearly, the story Geoff Johns wanted to tell was Flashpoint, and concocted this mini-series...
  14. Poll: Except that it's a foundation of the Flash TV...

    Except that it's a foundation of the Flash TV series, and made for a great setup for that show. And too, a pretty good comic mini-series as well (Flashpoint).

    Only point being - it works really...
  15. Brightest Day struck me as uninteresting, and...

    Brightest Day struck me as uninteresting, and mid-stream I looked at my stacks of unread comics and thought - no more. I stopped buying the few DC monthlies / collections I was still buying. And...
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    You can't measure today's performance purely...

    You can't measure today's performance purely against where things were at the peak. A more realistic sales measurement is current performance against the median (or mode) average.

    Because the...
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    A back issue of this was one of the first Flash...

    A back issue of this was one of the first Flash comics I read, right before Crisis on Infinite Earths. It was great, but depressing.

    But the subsequent arc with Prof. Zoom was amazing. Sad to...
  18. Exactly. We're all fans, not necessarily...

    Exactly. We're all fans, not necessarily business analysts.

    However - DC has analysts, and they've been crunching numbers for decades now, forecasting revenue for what books will sell, what kind...
  19. If your standard for association is avoiding...

    If your standard for association is avoiding anyone that has ever been ignorant on any level, or wrong, or mistaken...then you're going to end up on an island alone - with no toys, no internet, no...
  20. Yes. Complaining that Batman hogs the spotlight...

    Yes. Complaining that Batman hogs the spotlight and prevents a more balanced paradigm is like saying Apple has too much iPhone stuff at their store.

    Batman and Superman made DC, and were their...
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    Are you sure about the Meltzer thing? I was just...

    Are you sure about the Meltzer thing? I was just reading an NPR article on Identity Crisis from 2005, and he said his original pitch was built on a suggestion from DC to do something related to the...
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    See, to me this looks like art from a long-list...

    See, to me this looks like art from a long-list pitch for a Green Lantern movie circa 1995, made by people that wanted to create an apologetically "serious" GL pitch for movie execs that wouldn't...
  23. Yes, it garnered a huge amount of buzz, and...

    Yes, it garnered a huge amount of buzz, and generated both controversy and acclaim. There's a CBR recap article from 2005 that covers the origin of it, and the reaction to it:



    It was one of...
  24. Pretty much zero. If you look at the sales...

    Pretty much zero. If you look at the sales charts from 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 40 years ago, the main brands today were the main brands then. The superhero market is a mature one - meaning, the...
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    Absolutely - very good point. And readers seek...

    Absolutely - very good point.

    And readers seek different angles depending on age. Wish fulfillment is vitally important in adolescent fiction. And identifying fully with the protagonist. As you...
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