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    Preview for Justice League Dark #12

    We get a flashback to the formation of the Justice League Dark, including Batman batsplaining magic to Diana.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjn View Post
    Preview for Justice League Dark #12

    We get a flashback to the formation of the Justice League Dark, including Batman batsplaining magic to Diana.
    I don't think he's so much trying to "batsplain" magic (as even he says he really doesn't know anything about it), just making sure Diana is aware of the darkness she's creeping into with this team.

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    and my bud Kent Nelson is pushed to the side again to make way for a new host ... again!

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    Damn, that issue was impressive. Tynion is really doing career best work here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I don't think he's so much trying to "batsplain" magic (as even he says he really doesn't know anything about it), just making sure Diana is aware of the darkness she's creeping into with this team.
    Given how Batman continued for the rest of the issue, he was totally batsplaining.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Kent Nelson View Post
    and my bud Kent Nelson is pushed to the side again to make way for a new host ... again!
    Like, what was even the point of bringing him back...

    Although I hope the JSA will at least need a Fate once they're back in the modern era.
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    Batman explaining magic to Diana was super annoying but otherwise it was a great issue Zatanna’s Magic changing when she became a Lord of Chaos was well done, and I liked the ending with Diana. Can’t wait for the Diana vs. Circe showdown that’s coming up.

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    I really like how Tynion and the rest of the team has managed to craft tension and emotion into this story so far, even if the resolution nearly always seems to be a bit of a letdown in these types of stories compared to the setup (but that's largely due to the inherent trickiness of sticking a landing in horror stories, and the demands on the publishing medium).

    However, I think the story has world-building issues that might come back to bite it later on. Tynion has introduced order-magic, chaos-magic, Hecate-magic, and Otherkind-magic, and while they form into two pairs of mutual opposites (order–chaos and Hecate–Otherkind), it's not clear to me how the two pairs relate to each other.

    It's also interesting that Diana now has given up "raw" access to magic power twice in the series: first Hecate-magic and then chaos-magic. I'm reminded of Pratchett's Equal Rites, where the witch Esk defeats the encroaching magic-eating shadows by explicitly not using magic, but I think that particular twist is something that doesn't really fit into the tone here.

    But kudos to Tynion to finally twigging into that Zeus is nothing to Diana. Though I wish she had called out to Hestia, or even Hecate or Aphrodite, when doing her enchantment at the end. Persephone would also have made a great choice.

    Another thing I really liked is how Tynion manages his large cast. There are so many great moments for various characters both in and out of the core team—Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Jason Blood, Kent Nelson—but I think the true lynchpin, moral rock, and MVP of this issue was Khalid Nassour.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Like, what was even the point of bringing him back...

    Although I hope the JSA will at least need a Fate once they're back in the modern era.
    Maybe Tynion will make the new host be a dude with an Ankh tattoo on his eye and craft the helmet of Nabu into a cool looking dagger... wait, that's been done before right?



    ... new host... lame!

    The Dr Fate character has become the toilet paper for DC writers as the musical helm of Nabu continues.

    1. Kent Nelson
    2. Eric Strauss
    3. Eric & Linda Strauss
    4. Linda Strauss
    5. Kent Nelson
    6. Kent & Inza Nelson
    7. Inza Nelson
    8. Kent & Inza Nelson
    9. Jared Stevens
    10. Hector Hall
    11. Kent V Nelson
    12. Khalid Ben-Hassin
    13. Khalid Nassour
    14. Kent Nelson

    Throw in a few more Elseworlds and alternate Earths as well
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