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    I did indeed! Lockdown has clearly affected my...

    I did indeed! Lockdown has clearly affected my basic numeracy....

    Ten *does* feel too many to me, but we'll see how it turns out!



    Yes, that's a bit odd - although, despite myself, I'm quite...
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    Yeah, if it's less a big mass of All Titans Ever,...

    Yeah, if it's less a big mass of All Titans Ever, and instead an eight-person team of Dick, Donna, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Roundhouse, Crush, Red Arrow and Kid Flash that seems a very different thing....
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    Yeah, I'm torn - on the one hand, it seems to be...

    Yeah, I'm torn - on the one hand, it seems to be objectively a good thing to close out the arc properly after two years - take the time to tie everything off, just as a general principle. On the...
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    Thanks of the heads-up, haven't been regularly...

    Thanks of the heads-up, haven't been regularly picking that up since Russell left.

    It's an interesting showing for Dick - on the one hand, it's basically a "dynamic duo" story with Dick as...
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    Woo! They've been leaning *heavily* on the fact...

    Woo! They've been leaning *heavily* on the fact that the current Justice League arc with him will have an impact on the end of the event, so hopefully this is a sign of that importance.
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    I can't remember who it was who speculated that...

    I can't remember who it was who speculated that "Better Than Batman" was a repurposing of the plans for a later arc of "Grayson", with Tiger in the Raptor role. Charismatic older man who's not from...
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    In the Adam West series, there's a reference to...

    In the Adam West series, there's a reference to Liverpool IIRC.
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    If it were me, the big difference between the...

    If it were me, the big difference between the League and the Titans that make them very different teams and books would be that the League is a day job - monitor duty et al - whereas the Titans are...
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    Whilst I agree, my new hot take is that next time...

    Whilst I agree, my new hot take is that next time they redo the League's origin then Dick should have been with it from the start. Batman And Robin, The Dynamic Duo.
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    I've not been reading 'Tec - is it worth picking...

    I've not been reading 'Tec - is it worth picking up this week for Dick/a story that looks like Dick will be a support player in? Or is basically a cameo?
  11. Oh, I hadn't thought of that - but I hope so....

    Oh, I hadn't thought of that - but I hope so. I've really enjoyed Bendis' run on the Superman books, but it's fair to say it's been divisive without raising sales enough to get away with that. A...
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    Glad that Future State Nightwing is still Dick. ...

    Glad that Future State Nightwing is still Dick.

    Also, wider Future State thoughts? I expected to hate it, and I don't.
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    Interesting - doesn't sound like my own, personal...

    Interesting - doesn't sound like my own, personal "Scott Snyder Steps In To Recontextualise And Save Dick Grayson" story, but more like a continuation in the same vein of, as Avi says, Black Mirror...
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    You know, it occurs to me - a good way to...

    You know, it occurs to me - a good way to quantify the overall lack of emotional engagement with this run?

    Tynion had the Joker re-animate the rotting corpse of Alfred into a Joker-ised zombie.
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    I genuinely think Tynion doesn't know what "a...

    I genuinely think Tynion doesn't know what "a joke" is - what with the way he had the Joker talk about them, and now he treats Punchline's name like its something esoteric and meaningful.
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    Fully agreed - and, to my mind, it ties back to...

    Fully agreed - and, to my mind, it ties back to the heresy I posted a little while ago... Dick loses more than he gains by having an ongoing solo series.

    Court Of Owls, Joker War and - as seemed...
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    DC's relaxation into not needing all its...

    DC's relaxation into not needing all its characters to be in the same universe onscreen is good news for Dick - the way I see it, there are two paths to a Nightwing movie.

    1) Spin-off from sequels...
  18. "Green Lantern: Mosaic" is one I've been curious...

    "Green Lantern: Mosaic" is one I've been curious about for a while, and have been hoping for a nice, properly presented collected edition for a while. Although, as a Gerard Jones title, that now...
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    Oh, cool - that's more definitive than I'd...

    Oh, cool - that's more definitive than I'd expected! Thanks a lot for that.
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    So, do we think we'll still get Snyder's...

    So, do we think we'll still get Snyder's Nightwing story? When was the last time he mentioned it?

    On the one hand, it sounds like exactly the kind of project reports of the Big DC Shuffle would...
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    That's a very good point, especially about...

    That's a very good point, especially about crossovers. Dick and Bruce have a very strong bond and a long history, and they absolutely should hang out - the problem is that a Dick solo isn't a great...
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    They also got very lucky that the "amnesiac...

    They also got very lucky that the "amnesiac Bruce" plot hit when it did - with the early issues of "Grayson", there were still rumblings about how it was a mission that Bruce had sent him on, and...
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    Yes, it's A Good Ending away from being a...

    Yes, it's A Good Ending away from being a seminal, character-defining run. Although I think it's a credit to Lanzing, Kelley and Antonio that their thankless "finish off these other guys' story in...
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    I said it at the time and I'll say it again, that...

    I said it at the time and I'll say it again, that solicit is not written to a professional standard. Symptomatic of the whole thing.
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    I quite like that that's his view as a kid, and...

    I quite like that that's his view as a kid, and then adult Nightwing is emphatic a couple of times later that he's *not* Justice League. Given the characters coming back in later issues, and the fact...
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