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    Yes, the fictional characters don't belong to us....

    Yes, the fictional characters don't belong to us. They aren't on a life-long journey with us.

    We live, get old, and die. Fictional characters are only dead until someone wants them to be alive...
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    Agreed. But the key words may be "if given the...

    Agreed. But the key words may be "if given the chance". Did Johns have that?

    I think Geoff Johns' strong suit is that he's a great high-concept thinker, and a good plotter. But it's interesting...
  3. Agreed with the first part, and I hope the intent...

    Agreed with the first part, and I hope the intent is to tell a sprawling epic about the nature of the world, its evolution, and how our fictional superheroes fit in. If it's anything like DC New...
  4. That's a really good idea - a true writer-ly...

    That's a really good idea - a true writer-ly solution. And extending the earlier analogy, very Mad Men-esque. The only storytelling challenge there is time - tolerance for the LGBTQ community did...
  5. Well said. For me there's Alan Moore's Swamp...

    Well said.

    For me there's Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, and then there's everything else.

    But lots of great series, many of which have never been collected in trades - Nathaniel Dusk,...
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    Poll: Both can work. But just looking at DC: Black...

    Both can work. But just looking at DC:

    Black Lightning has a TV show - despite decades of animosity between his co-creator and DC. Cyborg almost had a solo film. And he's appeared in...
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    I think Didio agreed with you, because that's...

    I think Didio agreed with you, because that's pretty much what he did. Twice, in fact - Infinite Crisis, and Flashpoint. And he was about to do something like that again until WB fired him -...
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    It's a nice take, but it's pretty unique - it has...

    It's a nice take, but it's pretty unique - it has little in common with either the 1960s character, or the Cary Bates version of the character either. Waid's goal was an affectionate tribute, a...
  9. Alan Scott fan since the mid-1980s, yo. And...

    Alan Scott fan since the mid-1980s, yo. And since my take hasn't really been represented in this discussion, I figured this is the place for it. Haphazard as it is:

    1. In the interest of...
  10. Well, they weren't far off from making a decent...

    Well, they weren't far off from making a decent film: good director, decent cast, and producers / screenwriters who loved the material. Where they went wrong:

    1. Casting Ryan Reynolds - wrong...
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    Great idea for a thread. In prior roles I did...

    Great idea for a thread. In prior roles I did sales analysis and revenue forecasting, and I find the included commentary and context here illuminating.
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    Neat piece; the figure on the left looks a bit...

    Neat piece; the figure on the left looks a bit like it was drawn by Pat Broderick.

    But that hoodie look is just...why.
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    It's a good question. But an underlying...

    It's a good question.

    But an underlying assumption in this discussion is that DC / ATT wants to drastically change their characters around. From the outside, I don't think that's what they are...
  14. Wow, I've never read this story. I admit - I...

    Wow, I've never read this story. I admit - I always figured it would read like an episode of Challenge of the Super Friends, but desperately trying to seem cooler, more edgy.

    But the Satellite...
  15. The end justifies the means? Hardly. DC had...

    The end justifies the means? Hardly.

    DC had successful series set in multiple realities prior to Crisis. By the early 1980s the JSA was popular enough to have a comic again. And a spinoff comic...
  16. Exactly. Comic fans think the continuity, and...

    Exactly. Comic fans think the continuity, and how it's presented and maintained, is all important.

    But more important is staying in business. Which is what most of these moves are about.
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    Denny O'Neil was my first favorite writer. I...

    Denny O'Neil was my first favorite writer. I came across copies of his Green Lantern / Green Arrow run from the late 1970s, with artist Mike Grell and later Alex Saviuk, before he left DC for Marvel...
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    Wow. Looking forward to reading this one day - I...

    Wow. Looking forward to reading this one day - I decided to wait until Morrison and Sharpe have completed their run and it's all collected in one big book.
  19. For Green Lantern, I'd ask for a pitch along...

    For Green Lantern, I'd ask for a pitch along these lines: the tone and style to the original 1960s series - Hal primarily Coast City-based, with a predominantly human cast, with lots of the weird...
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    Poll: Agreed. I first saw Emerald Knights at a...

    Agreed. I first saw Emerald Knights at a "preview screening" at a San Francisco comic convention, where they also had the cast of the Ryan Reynolds movie, Bruce Timm, Geoff Johns, etc. It...
  21. Poll: Yeah: 97178 But to me the larger question...

    Yeah:

    97178

    But to me the larger question is the mask - it's strikes me as hard to make that mask look good in live-action, just like Robin's.
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    Just because you or I do not have ideas, is not...

    Just because you or I do not have ideas, is not reason to fear - we aren't writing the Flash.

    We do not have foresight of the future. People said that there were no new Batman stories to tell. ...
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    Yeah. Wow. Periodically, Jim Lee reminds us...

    Yeah. Wow. Periodically, Jim Lee reminds us that he's still...Jim Lee.
  24. Yup. This very thread, like many on this site,...

    Yup. This very thread, like many on this site, will - continue to - produce evidence of this.

    But I remember in the late 1970s, Cary Bates wrote a story where Barry asked Iris if he was boring...
  25. One of the first things I bought when I got back...

    One of the first things I bought when I got back into comics in the late 90s. Darryl Banks rules.
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