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    Quote Originally Posted by Vordan View Post
    Superman and Batman’s “best” stories tend not to be the ongoing monthlies, but moreso stand-alone trades that operate outside the main continuity. The reason for that is that the main books a lot of times get bogged down in DC’s obsession with trying to clean up their cluster**** of a continuity. Supes has had some great runs in his main books now and then, but a lot of trash as well. And to be perfectly blunt, a lot of the glorification of Pre-Flashpoint is nostalgia. Whatever you read as a kid tends to be stuff you look back fondly on. Not to say the New 52 was flawless because it wasn’t, no era is, but there were a lot of problems with Superman by the time the reboot hit, and frankly I welcomed the reboot when it did hit. Superman needed to just start over at that point.

    You say don’t like origin stories and I can totally relate to that. I’m as sick of retellings of Superman’s origin stories as one can possibly be. It’s a thoroughly exhausted story at this point in my eyes. Unfortunately it’s a story that DC is obsessed with retelling and is one of the main focuses of standalone Superman books. But there are plenty of other books that aren’t origins. Adventures of Superman is a collection of one and done storyline and there’s a lot of good stories there. Smallville Season 11 is a fantastic Superman run that takes place after the TV show. It’s great regardless of whether or not you liked Smallville.
    I'm guessing I'm in the minority in saying while I can still enjoy a miniseries story... this is not the format I enjoy reading my stories in...

    What excites me is picking up an issue and in the hands of a good writing team feel like 5 or 6 or 7 volumes later this big story is unfolding...

    Like superman Transformed eventually lead into the Millennium giants are and then superman forever... damn Ioved that huge arc of 70 issues ...

    Or how flashpoint lead into the action comics runs, all the superman wonder woman books and how all these stories played along with earth 2 stories that lead to Convergence that lead to rebirth and then reborn... we are talking about volumes upon volumes... this is what excited me..


    Reading a 12 issue miniseries is great and all but the stories are much briefer and not as gigantic In world building...

    Each to there own i guess... but I love the events like Infinite Crisis and final crisis and all the books that lead to these events are what excite me... mini series tend not to have the scope... not that they are in a vacuum always ... but you get my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menacer View Post
    I'm guessing I'm in the minority in saying while I can still enjoy a miniseries story... this is not the format I enjoy reading my stories in...

    What excites me is picking up an issue and in the hands of a good writing team feel like 5 or 6 or 7 volumes later this big story is unfolding...

    Like superman Transformed eventually lead into the Millennium giants are and then superman forever... damn Ioved that huge arc of 70 issues ...

    Or how flashpoint lead into the action comics runs, all the superman wonder woman books and how all these stories played along with earth 2 stories that lead to Convergence that lead to rebirth and then reborn... we are talking about volumes upon volumes... this is what excited me..


    Reading a 12 issue miniseries is great and all but the stories are much briefer and not as gigantic In world building...

    Each to there own i guess... but I love the events like Infinite Crisis and final crisis and all the books that lead to these events are what excite me... mini series tend not to have the scope... not that they are in a vacuum always ... but you get my point
    I like that kind of stuff too. But it's just so hard to pull it off in a satisfying way. Too many books with too many mediocre to above average writers plus incompetent editing make it nearly impossible for those long arcs to pay off. Before New 52 we had "New Krypton" witch was doing that type of storytelling. I really liked it because it was this really big Superman story that involved all aspects his world. DC just quit on the whole thing and ruined it as usual.

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    I've been excited about every major Superman development his revealing his dual identity to Lois, his marriage to Lois, his "death", Injust Superman (yeah, I'm a fan of the concept, sue me), Jon's birth, even (Comic Book Gods help me) Jor-El's return (initially anyway), exact, but this reveal falls flat on me. It comes across as a cheap attention whoring gimmick, nothing more nothing less, IMO.
    Last edited by Celgress; 02-21-2020 at 11:48 AM.
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    One of the things about the costumed crimefighter idea that I've always found interesting is something DC usually hand waves. HOW do you keep your identity secret? As many enemies as Batman has, how has he kept ALL of them from finding out?

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