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    Nearly every superhero has been killed at one...

    Nearly every superhero has been killed at one point or another, including Batman and Superman…

    When I said "rock the boat" I was calling back to Christopher Priest's essay on his time writing...
  2. Sticky: Hard to judge from that screenshot, but I really...

    Hard to judge from that screenshot, but I really hope they get less of an uncanny valley than they did with Cats. On the other hand, I really think they have the time to get it right with the June...
  3. I can't see the image; comicbookdb blocks all...

    I can't see the image; comicbookdb blocks all visits and viewings from within the EU.
  4. And we are caught in the fire At the point of no...

    And we are caught in the fire
    At the point of no return
    So we will walk through the fire
    And let it
    Burn
  5. worstblogever I'm flying to Dublin for...

    worstblogever

    I'm flying to Dublin for Worldcon tomorrow morning, so be careful with the counting, all!
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    The best explanation I've seen is that extroverts...

    The best explanation I've seen is that extroverts get energy by socialising with other people; introverts lose energy by the same. At the same time, all humans need both alone time and together time...
  7. I'm not buying that. For one, the Amazons as...

    I'm not buying that. For one, the Amazons as imagined by Marston and Peters—and later Pérez—certainly don't look like modern-day Greeks, much less ancient ones. For another, the original Amazons were...
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    Not a fan how they made Cheetah look. Her upper...

    Not a fan how they made Cheetah look. Her upper body is far too big, and makes her seem far too focused on strength. Cheetah should all about speed in her looks.
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    I think the trouble with Steve is less the lack...

    I think the trouble with Steve is less the lack of details as it is with the lack of personality. Original Steve was crafted as the audience self-insert character, and those tend to be rather bland....
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    The thing is that I believe Diana's connection to...

    The thing is that I believe Diana's connection to Argus (or the US military) is a thing of habit and history, but there is really nothing in their character that supports that thing after the Second...
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    Diana tells the armies to stop shooting and go...

    Diana tells the armies to stop shooting and go home.

    To the common soldiers, her arrival should not be a signal of victory, but that the war is over.
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    I'm not questioning Natasha questioning Sue's...

    I'm not questioning Natasha questioning Sue's experience and instincts as a spy; I'm questioning the way that Waid has her express those questions, and even more Sue's reaction to the same.
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    Perhaps my previous post wasn't that well worded,...

    Perhaps my previous post wasn't that well worded, but the trouble with the assassination here was that it rather changes Lois's relation to the plot. Instead of a journalist out to find out and tell...
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    I think Simone is a good writer, but her...

    I think Simone is a good writer, but her strengths aren't really suited to this. Her strengths as an author lies in character interactions, the reference game, and wacky plots. Or put another way,...
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    This might be a nitpick, but it's an important...

    This might be a nitpick, but it's an important one. What there is isn't nearly 80 years of history to overcome, but the perception of 80 years of history to overcome.

    Saladin Ahmed pointed out in...
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    Trouble is that the term "reconstruction" is even...

    Trouble is that the term "reconstruction" is even more vague and nebolous than "deconstruction". I know TVTropes created some sort of popular interpretations of the terms, but those interpretations...
  17. I think there might be. Two economists who are...

    I think there might be. Two economists who are trying to increase DC's markets long- and short-term, one fanboy with strong ideas on how they want DC's universe to look.
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    To some degree it's a subjective "I know it when...

    To some degree it's a subjective "I know it when I see it", and you probably have to take the entire creation of Oracle into account, but it carries an implied criticism of the way women are treated...
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    That really depends on what is meant with the...

    That really depends on what is meant with the term "deconstruction". It's vague enough as used by Derrida, and the usage as used here or in other examples of pop culture criticism is a lot removed...
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    Yeah, I can get why Waid wanted to show Natasha...

    Yeah, I can get why Waid wanted to show Natasha uncertain about Sue. This is more about the execution. Too much belligerence, really.



    Rescuing your old friend is old as dirt as plots go, so...
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    I like having threads about the previews, often...

    I like having threads about the previews, often they generate some interesting discussion. And when I started posting about previews in the appreciation thread over in the Wonder Woman forum,...
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    Taking another look, I'm somewhat unsure about...

    Taking another look, I'm somewhat unsure about the direction that Rucka is choosing to direct the plot in.

    If this is supposed to be a fantasy of journalism, it went in a decidedly thrilleresque...
  23. A few mentions of Diana in Lois Lane #2: ...

    A few mentions of Diana in Lois Lane #2:

    Mentioned in the news as intervening in a conflict in the South China Sea, where she at least managed to calm things temporarily.

    Perry White and Lois...
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    Sales matter, of course, but it's not the only...

    Sales matter, of course, but it's not the only one. From what I understand, the Poison Ivy mini-series Cycle of Life and Death sold rather well, but didn't get a continuation. You also have to...
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    Agreed. However, I don't really like the...

    Agreed. However, I don't really like the direction Pérez and later writers have taken the character in. The key to just about every decent reworking of classical myth for use in Wonder Woman has been...
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