I'm really enjoying this series. The nice thing about focusing on less familiar characters is that they don't have the same permanence as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman - who are almost entirely absent from this story arc.
And, surprisingly, some of these characters that I've never heard of before are some of the most interesting in this arc. Chang Tzu is actually a cool character, despite the fact that he started as a racist (by today's standards) 1960's Wonder Woman villain named "Egg Fu".
Dunning hits it out of the park once again.
Apparently, there's a mod you can install to improve the graphics in Grand Theft Auto 4 to an incredible degree. Take a look at these images, and see if you can tell which ones aren't real. I was amazed.
I've always thought it was a shame that such ancient statues were destroyed for such stupid reasons, and it's good to see that they can be rebuilt somewhat.
I'm afraid these events (and others like them in the past and future) will cause a crackdown on certain types of speech. That's not the way to handle this. The way to handle bad free speech is with good free speech. People need to be more vocal in their opposition to these loonies, and the moderates need to speak up more against the fundamentalists.
Even hate speech needs to be free, because everything can offend or incite. Otherwise, we get into the realm of blasphemy laws, and who wants that? Muslim criticism of Christianity is considered blasphemous by many Christians. Christian criticism of Islam is considered blasphemous by many Muslims. Atheist criticism of all religion is considered blasphemous by many theists.
Hate speech must be countered with more free speech, not less.
Further proof that this is nothing but a political game being played. And Obama has already raised it three times.
Focusing on a lot of cool lesser-known characters, like The Question, Booster Gold, Steel, Animal Man, Starfire, Adam Strange, and Elongated Man (who is becoming one of my favorites). But it's an ongoing story (52 parts, of course) and I'm anxious to see where it all leads.
I also like the "History of the DCU" segments at the end - after reading Crisis on Infinite Earths
and Infinite Crisis
just recently, it's nice to have a condensed version explaining what the hell happened in those books.
Wow, only 10 issues left, and #60 will be the last. Can't wait to see how the story turns out.
Holy crap, how do I get a wall covered in touchscreens?
Here's example #34,917 showing that we humans are easy to manipulate. (Yes, I made that number up.)
This is a wonderful video with Walt himself showing you how they used to make their animated features so lifelike. So much work goes into something that most people probably don't even notice, because it's expected.
Not bad. It was fun, and made a bit more sense than Crisis on Infinite Earths
, but it still felt like there was way too much stuff going on. The Countdown stuff (especially Superman: Sacrifice
) was much better.
Onward to Final Crisis
and whatever else there is. I want to read up on all the major events before the reboot comes.
I've love to see proof that there's actually massive voter fraud going on for me to back this. And they would have to greatly outweigh the number of people who will be blocked from voting by this.
It makes a lot of sense superficially, which is why it's likely to catch on. But really it's just another way for one political party to take away votes from the other party.
Mostly setup for Infinite Crisis
, and most of the really cool stuff happened in Superman: Sacrifice
, but this was still worth reading, if for no other reason than because it lets you know what's going on at the beginning of IC. I got it from the library, but had to read some of the Prelude to Infinite Crisis stuff, and Countdown to Infinite Crisis stuff, which includes IC and S:S. Jeez, comicking is hard.
The fact that, when mind-controlled, the first member of the Justice League that Superman takes out is Batman should tell anyone just how big of a threat Batman is to everyone, despite having no superpowers (and Superman almost kills him).
Maxwell Lord is quite an interesting villain, as his reasons for wanting to kill all the superheroes actually makes a lot of sense: if he can control them, someone else could too, so they’re basically bombs waiting to go off.
The fight between Wonder Woman and Superman was very well done. They seemed fairly evenly matched, even though Superman is certainly more powerful. His only disadvantage is his uncontrollable rage, caused by Lord making him think Lois is dead.
The final scene (which I unfortunately knew about already) was amazing, as Wonder Woman is forced to do the unthinkable.