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    Luckily enough, an advance solicit for the first...

    Luckily enough, an advance solicit for the first new trade collecting the series popped up a few days ago.

    If you're totally new to Shazam, I'd track down the Shazam: Greatest Stories Ever Told...
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    I'm starting to wonder if the individual qliphoth...

    I'm starting to wonder if the individual qliphoth will play a role. Listen to the descriptions to some of them:

    "Harab Serapel. “Netzach is the openness of natural love. The Harab Serapel are the...
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    If I had to put my money on something, it'd be...

    If I had to put my money on something, it'd be she's an analogue for Black Hand from Alan Moore's Supreme run. She sort of fits the over designed aesthetic the Super Americans had in the Guidebook....
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    Sure. Magic Lantern of Earth-47 unknown...

    Sure.

    Magic Lantern of Earth-47
    unknown
    Green Lantern (Leonard Lewis) of Earth-6
    Flashlight of Earth-36
    Abin Sur of Earth-20
    Hal Jordan of Earth-0
    Green Lantern of Earth-9
    Bat-Lantern...
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    Just ID'd the Barda-woman; she's a female version...

    Just ID'd the Barda-woman; she's a female version of Solarman from Superman #298, a minor villain who basically had armor that mimicked Superman's powers.
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    You were half right- back in the Silver Age, she...

    You were half right- back in the Silver Age, she appeared as Strong Girl in Green Lantern #32.
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    Something to note about the title- Metatron isn't...

    Something to note about the title- Metatron isn't just the name of the Voice of God who speaks for God in Judeo-Christian esotericism. He was a mortal, Enoch, who lived until age 365 before he...
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    I loved the United Planets Supermen that made...

    I loved the United Planets Supermen that made fantastic use of the ersatz Supers that littered Action, Superman and World's Finest in the Atomic Age to the Bronze Age. I'll do my best to annotate...
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    Aquaman was literally the first major character...

    Aquaman was literally the first major character to have a kid in the Silver Age. I think it's a bit unfair to say bringing in an aspect of the character that at this point is around 50 years old is...
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    Morrison's Doom Patrol, especially the last part...

    Morrison's Doom Patrol, especially the last part where he was literally using LSD by his own admission.
  11. Metal Men ended with 1970's #41 and picked up in...

    Metal Men ended with 1970's #41 and picked up in '73 with #42 and ran for a few years bimonthly until '78's #56.
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    The solicit promises a meeting of the two, so...

    The solicit promises a meeting of the two, so between that and Bendis' usage of Vic, I don't think he's going anywhere.
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    So flipping glad that the Age Omnibus line is...

    So flipping glad that the Age Omnibus line is contuintuing! It was looking pretty hairy there for a bit, but two highly requested lines in the same solicit set? That's great!

    Looking foreward to a...
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    I read Kirby's Green Arrow run a few years back...

    I read Kirby's Green Arrow run a few years back and really enjoyed it for his art and Dave Wood's surprisingly deft for the early Silver Age scrips, so i got a huge kick out of the Xeen Arrow...
  15. Karlo was the original, non-powered one. Hagan...

    Karlo was the original, non-powered one. Hagan was the Silver Age Clayface that introduced the powerset to the character. Hagan was killed in CoIE and in the ensuing Mudpack story, Karlo was...
  16. This looks pretty cool! I'm in.

    This looks pretty cool! I'm in.
  17. I can dig not liking his work, but what makes it...

    I can dig not liking his work, but what makes it 'dark and depressing'?
  18. He left in 2003, just a year before Winick's run,...

    He left in 2003, just a year before Winick's run, yeah. Never considered that aspect.
  19. Plus their sidekicks came back from the dead as...

    Plus their sidekicks came back from the dead as villains the same year as well.
  20. Not only where their debuts close, but the...

    Not only where their debuts close, but the writers were roommates at the time.
  21. Out of curiosity, what do you find depressing in...

    Out of curiosity, what do you find depressing in his work? He could use dark story beats, but overall, I think he's probably the least cynical, most hopeful writer DC has with a high profile.

    On...
  22. I love super pets! It's one of my favorite quirks...

    I love super pets! It's one of my favorite quirks of the superhero genre. I say bring 'em on!

    Let's here it for the Legion of Super-Pets! I wanna see more of them, the classic incarnation and...
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was Johnny. And in...

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was Johnny. And in other, more obscure continuity nods, Verner Brothers- the company who made the Nathanial Dusk movies- is originally from the Blue Devil comics from the...
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    It's not really a full reboot in terms of...

    It's not really a full reboot in terms of continuity per se, since some of the cast carries over. However, it's a complete tonal departure from Kupperberg's run. You can start with Morrison's since...
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    Morrison's run in the gold standard and what the...

    Morrison's run in the gold standard and what the show is largely based on. Giffen's run is also pretty good, in my opinion, but opinions vary. Other than that there is only a few other runs....
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