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As a comic expert my friends regularly ask me about the WHYs and WHOs in superhero movies and about stuff they didn‘t understand. That’s fun! I can explain something, my friends learn and maybe eventually get interested in the comics. The other day one of the kids (12 years old) that are regularly attending the playroom in our local comic shop asked me, if I could help him finding the right Batman comics for him. He saw The Dark Knight Rises and now wants to find out more about the comic characters. It was hard for me recommending him the right Batman series. I am not into Batman that much, because I find him a bit boring. HUH, look at me, I wear a black suit and dress up as a bat! CROISSANT! Additionally he is only 12. Telling him to read Detective Comics where the Joker cuts off his face in the end of issue #1 didn‘t seem suitable to me at all. (read on…)

I Can Count to Superman

By the way, DC has relaunched/rebooted/rererererererered their comic universe. And since I finally finished Flashpoint (I‘ve read the German issues and the third issue arrived me like 3 months too late, because of reasons, so I couldn‘t read issues 3 – 5 till like two weeks ago) and I finally know what happened to create the New 52 universe. Well, I KNOW what happened, but I don‘t UNDERSTAND it. Hah, something about three divided timelines, which would explain the different story arc universes. And the hooded woman from the end of Flashpoint actually appears in all 52 #1 issues which blew my mind when I finally found her sitting in a corner in the first issue of Justice League. But I want to talk about Superman. Superman… the most boring superhero ever! (read on…)

Lobo-Bo Bo-Bobobo

Well (I did it again, I started a post with well), Lobo is one of my most favorite comic book characters. Ever since I saw him in the Superman Animated TV series like back in the 1990ies I really love this guy. He is a hero, and he is not! He is funny, and he is an intergalactic asshole! He is just doing his job even if what he is doing might not be really nice! He is immortal, can‘t be killed by anything, even Superman can‘t. He has a healing factor faster than Wolverine from MARVEL’s X-Men. He is a bounty hunter. Normally he doesn‘t know what to do with his time and money so he is just drinking booze, killing people or (frankly) having sex! Lobo comics are really violent and normally a Lobo is adult material. And Lobo always is a lot of fun! When I talked about the New 52 the other day here on the blog, I mentioned I was still missing Lobo. Some days later in the Comic Planet I grabbed the PREVIEW catalogue and checked what was coming up in the USA in the next months. And I saw something really surprising: Deathstroke #10. And I was sooooo excited about that because it has Lobo on the cover. But then I read the book… (read on…)

Gay Lantern

DC introduced a gay character. Speculations were around the internet for about a time and I didn‘t know enough to actually take part in this. As far as I understood the few things I heard about this, DC said that an „iconic character“ will be revealed as gay (as in homosexual) during June, and that this character has still not appeared in the New 52. One theory said that Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern) could be the one. Well he appeared briefly in Earth 2 #1 (almost as shown in the post-related pic, I only slightly modified it) so I thought maybe it would not be him in the end. It is, though!

I don‘t care if any of the characters in my comics is homosexual. I don‘t even care if they are straight. I admit I like the art of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in the comics from the 1990ies. That’s a men-thing, men like lesbians making up. But that’s far away from a personal sexual orientation thing. Let me put it down like this: it should be unimportant if somebody prefers men or women. And announcing to introduce a gay character is like putting the sexual orientation into the center point of interest. It is like: look, this guy is gay! It would be easier if DC would just put a GIANT arrow pointing on the character (whoever it will be in the end) saying „GAY“ all the time. Cause I don‘t think that they will come around with a decent story around his relationship.

Can you at least name one gay MARVEL character? No? But there are some! For example Hulkling and Wiccan are a couple! There are some more, I don‘t remember atm. Why can‘t you not name any gay MARVELs? Because they don‘t have that giant arrow! The sexual orientation does not matter for a superhero. Even though MARVEL takes a much bigger look into the private life of all their heroes, sexuality does not really appear. OK, I admit we saw Spider-Man after sex with Black Cat several times. But that counts for DC, too! Seeing Black Canary dressing up for fighty-fighty in Final Crisis and Green Arrow still laying in bed only wearing his trunks in the same picture somewhat disturbed me. I bet you, they won‘t show any scenes like that with gay characters. So why even have them?

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Girlpower… uhm… Powergirl

Yes, I love her. I am a man, I am heterosexual (mostly) and I like boobs! So Powergirl definitly is one of my favorite DC heroines. Well… let us say WAS! (read on…)

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batgirl!

Well, I wanna add something to my last blog post about the New 52. Um… maybe it is not as bad as I thought. First of all I found out why Barbara Gordon can walk again:

One of the Joker’s goons called the police and told them where Barbara was. So Gordon didn‘t find her laying on the floor after he was „raped“ by the Joker but she was found much earlier and could be saved from beeing paralyzed.

What do I think about this in the end? Hmm… I dunno. I mean DC has completly changed their universe many times in the last decades beginning with „Crisis on Inifinite Earths“ in 1985. So this event is nothing special. They even already released new #0 or #1 earlier. For example after the „Crisis in Time“ event in 1994. And they always came back to the original numbering later. Here’s an add released in „Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #0″

When I started reading this story I started at #0 and noticed I was doing it wrong when I thought back to „Countdown to Final Crisis“ which also had to be read from #52 to #0.

In the past events they always changed MAJOR things: different origin stories, new costumes, new powers, new earths, deleted earths, kill characters, bring back characters! THEY! OFTEN! CHANGED! FUCKING! EVERYTHING! Flashpoint seems to have changed only details. And those details, like the phone call the Joker’s goon made, changed the characters and/or major things. And I really like that approach! Often nobody knew about even the biggest changes after the last events. Now we have at least the Flash who remembers what happened before the reboot. He’s the only one remembering everything. This is quite interesting when he meets people he knew before the reboot and who are now different. So he really has to deal with that, while everybody else does not seem to know what was going on. I can‘t wait to finally experience one or two series myself when the reboot hits Germany.

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DC’s New Over 9000

Yay, comics again. At the moment I am reading the German run of Flashpoint. THE DC event that will truly change everything. I‘ve already heard about this relaunch/reboot last year, when it happened in the US. And I followed the news via DC’s Facebook page ever since, not too careful cause I didn‘t want to spoil myself. Everything I got: DC ended all their ongoing comic books and completly started over with 52 new #1s. Even Earth’s most tradtional comic books „Action Comics“ and „Detective Comics“ started with new #1s. Actually this is really risky but I didn‘t think about it that much in the beginning. (read on…)

Superman 2.0

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Limbo says No!

Gosh… Final Crisis. What should I say??? Confusing is the right word for that. Of course it was hard to understand most of the stuff that was going on, cause it is in English. I admit, I had to read it twice. I‘m used to read very fast because normally I already catch the point of what’s written. But together with the every-day-speech of some of the characters and the already confusing matter I was dealing with, reading fast was the worst thing I could do. The second time I read it more carefully, looked at the pictures more carefully, tried to understand how everything was connected and I guess now I have understood what Morrison wanted from me. (read on…)




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