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    Or we had the DC explosion and immediate...

    Or we had the DC explosion and immediate implosion followed by plans floated to sell the company to Marvel before opting for one last throw of the dice which worked.

    You can spin it many ways
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    Yes unfortunately that's swamp things curse - to...

    Yes unfortunately that's swamp things curse - to be doomed to live in shadow of one of DCs greatest runs.

    But if they can tell new stories while snyders run does the necessary grind of an origin...
  3. I dont think the current output is anywhere near...

    I dont think the current output is anywhere near as strong as DC has had at other times but of recent writers John Rivera, Hayden Blackman, and China Mieville should all be writing a book now in my...
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    I found it slow too and fell off around issue 10...

    I found it slow too and fell off around issue 10 and ended up missing Charles soules seemingly very well received run.

    Would I buy the back issues to catch up - no
    Would I buy the trades - no...
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    I found this...

    I found this
    https://leagueofcomicgeeks.com/comics/series/141579/swamp-thing-100-page-giant

    How accurate it is I dont know, but a new Tim seeley story, Snyders swamp thing run, Jeff lemires...
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    No interest in the giants? For some reason I'm...

    No interest in the giants? For some reason I'm excited for some of these
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    Its optimistic in a really odd way tho - we see a...

    Its optimistic in a really odd way tho - we see a society that's gone from what was basically a commune under Rick to a capitalist society with money, private property, and presumably taxes to pay...
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    Finally caught up. Ended like a corny kids...

    Finally caught up.

    Ended like a corny kids film for me - could have said something thought provoking on human but just meandered towards some bland conclusions.
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    Enemy Ace wasnt a Joe Kubert creation though and...

    Enemy Ace wasnt a Joe Kubert creation though and in prologue to War Idyll Kubert says he only met George Pratt and saw his work once the book was underway.

    Somewhere online there is an interview...
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    Looking forward to Last God and Swamp thing giant...

    Looking forward to Last God and Swamp thing giant - may also get involved in the war comics giant too if i know whats in it. Looks another good month from DC
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    Yes Nick Derrington and colours were fantastic....

    Yes Nick Derrington and colours were fantastic. The book really looked great. I really liked the new characters too - Casey, Terri, ambulance driver and his family, the cat - but that book lost focus...
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    Is the book itself any good? I read last series...

    Is the book itself any good? I read last series and had a very love hate experience but the endless delays kept me away from the new series
  13. No way would that get published today so enjoy a...

    No way would that get published today so enjoy a time when DC would stick two fingers up at everyone including itself.
  14. For me the climate is far more conservative on...

    For me the climate is far more conservative on floppies across the board from DC to Image to Independents than 30 years ago.

    DC used to employ people that hated DC, acid heads, warlocks,...
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    There are big themes about corporate art and...

    There are big themes about corporate art and politics, the comics industry, merchandising, and why we expect our corporate heroes to behave in ways that humans dont behave amongst other things.
    ...
  16. They had both transvestite and transgender...

    They had both transvestite and transgender writers and characters nearly 30 years ago. No need to wait. It already happened.
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    The Boys would be obvious one.

    The Boys would be obvious one.
  18. I like that book too. Its style over substance -...

    I like that book too. Its style over substance - but it's so stylish i dont care.
  19. Or you could just acknowledge the existence of...

    Or you could just acknowledge the existence of comics DC put out by a trans writer featuring a whole range of sexualities or the work of Peter Milligan et al 30 years ago.
  20. So a new story which would normally cost me $4 +...

    So a new story which would normally cost me $4 + 4 reprints + higher production values for an extra $1. Sounds very good deal to me.
  21. Yes! - I knew someone would recognise the story...

    Yes! - I knew someone would recognise the story from my vague memories.

    An incident described here in what looks a very fine book on Joe schuster
  22. I'm pretty sure pre USA entry into WW2 anti...

    I'm pretty sure pre USA entry into WW2 anti Hitler comics ended up with a big protest outside of Timely (or another company) from Americans who wanted to stay out of the war. I think it might have...
  23. Image is probably the best it's ever been over...

    Image is probably the best it's ever been over last 10 years imo.

    Darkhorse is consistently rock solid with nice range of books in my experience. I can always find something to read in their line...
  24. I read old and new but lack of content is major...

    I read old and new but lack of content is major issue for me in todays books; just too little story per issue. Books I get all look great but "big ideas" are thin on the ground and half the time I...
  25. There are other possible narratives. Maybe Dingle...

    There are other possible narratives. Maybe Dingle has a later shareholder document that says in the case of death of the other shareholder, their shares go to the last living shareholder or something...
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