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    Justice League: Animal Man, Mera, Swamp Thing, Abigail Arcane, Shazam, Barry Allen. Individually they all have different obligations, rulers, crime fighters, guardians, mediocre Jr. High student, but together they protect the Earth and the fundamental forces that govern it. Every member is Earth born and works for a higher power, a higher authority, so what does it mean when the government tells you not to do something, but facets of life itself demand that you do it anyway? And what does it mean if those higher powers demand you betray one of your own? Is the Justice League truly out to protect the Earth or does each force have their own status quo changing agenda? Billy Batson has no idea, but he better find out before they're forced to confront The Spectre!

    Justice League of America- Of course, America needs its own Justice League, just in case. Hal Jordan, Captain Atom, Cyborg, Star Girl, Vixen, and Parasite are out to save the day and look good doing it, but things get messy when they have to investigate a threat from Atlantis! And what of the warning of alien invasion from Booster Gold!?

    Superman->Superman Corps: Clark Kent, college drop out, underground folk singer, all around good guy, and secretly the most powerful hero in the world. Despite being surrounded by good friends Lana Lang and Pete Ross and having a modest fan base, Clark never feels truly accepted by the world he chose to protect. In fact, despite all the good he has accomplished Superman is mostly untrusted, but Clark finally gets his opportunity to connect with someone when he begins to discover other aliens that have decided to call Earth their home, including Dru-Zod and his adopted daughter Kara. Year 2, after stopping General Zod's bid to replace the spirits of Earth's inhabitants with the corrupted souls of Kryptonians from his Phantom Zone, Superman is finally accepted by the world at large and has an opportunity to spread his wings. Clark, Mon-el, Supergirl, Superwoman (Lana, enhanced by a Kryptonian phantom), and Martian Manhunter are the Superman Corps, and they have stepped up none too soon. Will they have to step in if the Justice League collapses on itself? What's this about Red Lanterns? Who are the Outsiders and what's their beef with Superman?

    Batman and the Outsiders- Batman doesn't trust the Justice League, and he doesn't trust the Superman Corps. These loud inefficient emotionally unstable heroes could prove to be Earth's biggest threat. Batman knows best. Batman, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Big Barda, and Lex Luthor decide to protect the world their own way, from the shadows. Can Lex Luthor be trusted, or is he pushing the team in a colder more dangerous direction under the ruse of logic and objectivity, and if so, can Nightwing set the team straight?

    Event: 1947- an Alien ship comes to Earth on a mission of diplomacy. The alien is imprisoned, experimented on, killed, and dissected. Today- Tension have come to a head with the greatest heroes on the planet turning against each other. Things only get worse when people begin to fall prey to uncontrollable impulses of rage and anger. The world is tearing itself apart. Atrocitus has come. There may be one person alone that can prevent the world's collapse, but can Steve Trevor reach her before it's too late?

    Then you get your explosion of new books. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League Light, Nightwing and the Outsiders, Red Lantern, and Atlantis

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    Batman and Catwoman are married and semi-retired
    Dick is Batman and Tim is his partner
    Batwoman is married
    Babs is Oracle
    Kathy Kane leads Spyral
    Jon and Damian are the same age and continue Supersons-ing
    Roy Harper has his daughter
    Wally is happily married with kids
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    That's it for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restingvoice View Post
    Batman and Catwoman are married and semi-retired
    Batwoman is married
    Dick is Batman and Tim is his partner
    Jon and Damian are the same age and continue Supersons-ing
    Roy Harper has his daughter
    Wally is happily married with kids
    ...
    That's it for now
    Love the sound of this.
    "It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does? - Gaff Blade Runner

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    Honestly its hard to see the point in doing an Ultimate line and having the same multiple generations with the first being veterans with family. That's exactly what the main line is right now. Its essentially becoming what the pre-Crisis Earth-Two was.
    Last edited by Sacred Knight; 05-18-2019 at 10:20 PM.
    "They can be a great people Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you. My only son." - Jor-El

    "Now why don't we step up here and everybody get stepped up, and let's get some stepped up personal space up in this place." - Phillip Jacobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    Generally I dont think the New52 was actually different enough to warrant being the basis of a Ultimates line, but Superman's an exception; there were enough unique/different elements there to build a brand new vision out of.
    The purpose of Ultimates line wasn't to be different but a clean start in modern era, Why the Ultimates line got so wildly different is because after the initial period they decide if they kept on current path they would just be doing the same thing as regular line. Nu52 did the same thing clean start in modern era thing but it was the main line so it still had the burden of keeping continuity. Ultimate line didn't have continuity to worry about and in fact became the mission statement to go in vastly different directions away from the main line. So with that in mind

    Pitch a reimagining of DC line 10 years(maybe 20) into the future but that future is the present

    Titans- Nightwing, Cyborg, Kaldur, Starfire, Beast Boy, Donna Troy, Raven, Wally West as fully flesh heroes out in their mid 30s as the world's greatest heroes

    JSA- Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman,Flash, Green Lantern coming out of superhero retirement to deal with an old threat who has resurfaced

    World's Finest The story of first year Batman(Damian Wayne) and Superman(Jon Kent) can they handle the pressure of the mantle being passed to them
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    I think the biggest problem with the EO line is the "put out a volume whenever you feel like it" model. We've had three Superman books; the last one being over five years ago. And it doesn't look like we're going to get another one anytime soon. And JMS announced he's going into permanent retirement so there probably won't be another one. The third Batman book is on indefinite hold until Johns and Frank can get around to it. Morrison seems to be the only one able to work on a semi-schedule. This isn't working. Sacred Knight is correct in that only Superman and WW really stood out in the New 52.

    I've always liked the idea of a world that starts in the 1930s and moves forward from there. I've had kind of the idea of a "noir" Earth. A Golden Age Superman that only leaps an 1/8th a mile, at least at first. You could have a Batman that doesn't have a Robin. Drives a roadster, is engaged to Julie Madison who doesn't know he's Bat-Man. This would also open the door to a divergent history. What happens when Superman becomes powerful enough to fly into Europe and singlehandedly overthrow Hitler? Does history take a different turn? Ideas that don't work in a single contained story.
    Now listen to me, Clark! This great strength of yours--you've got to hide it from people or they'll be scared of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerbee911 View Post
    The purpose of Ultimates line wasn't to be different but a clean start in modern era, Why the Ultimates line got so wildly different is because after the initial period they decide if they kept on current path they would just be doing the same thing as regular line. Nu52 did the same thing clean start in modern era thing but it was the main line so it still had the burden of keeping continuity. Ultimate line didn't have continuity to worry about and in fact became the mission statement to go in vastly different directions away from the main line.
    Unfortunately, going in a vastly different direction would probably fail.

    In the past 30 plus years, I learned the too many people hate change with an empurpled passion.

    Don't believe me? We had Wonder Woman with covered legs and blue boots for minutes before a loud minority scared DC. Superman and Batman have returned to the ridiculous outer-underwear.

    Too many comic readers want their grandfather's comic books...and then don't understand why this doesn't appeal to today's young.

    Instead of going in a vastly different direction, try a direction like a cartoon aimed at very young audiences (NOT Teen Titans Go); yeah, some variations but the characters are taken seriously with carefully planned stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superduperman View Post
    I've always liked the idea of a world that starts in the 1930s and moves forward from there. I've had kind of the idea of a "noir" Earth. A Golden Age Superman that only leaps an 1/8th a mile, at least at first. You could have a Batman that doesn't have a Robin. Drives a roadster, is engaged to Julie Madison who doesn't know he's Bat-Man. This would also open the door to a divergent history. What happens when Superman becomes powerful enough to fly into Europe and singlehandedly overthrow Hitler? Does history take a different turn? Ideas that don't work in a single contained story.
    So basically, you want Superman: Life Story? Like the current Spider-Man one?

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