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Racer Cool

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emerickman

Subj: Re: JLA formation? [Superman/Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 09:10:56 pm EDT
Reply Subj: JLA formation? [Superman/Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 06:06:14 pm EDT

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SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #2

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=8983
http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/120537825894378.htm
http://www.comicboards.com/outsiders/view.php?trd=080423235513



The art and story were pretty good, the SM/BM interaction scenes really good; however, did not like the villain or his abstract powers handled at all. Liked the Robin motivating Superman moment too.



So, is this issue tell the NEW '1st' meeting between Superman and Robin post-Countdown? There's no doubt others been (right?) but it'll be a shame that the Man of Steel mini version is now obsolete. Scratching his name in the plate for the Boy Wonder was a neat wide-eyed moment to remember.

Does post-Countdown = post-52 now that Countdown is over? Is there still an Ambush Bug membership plaque?

Do we know what story Superman and Batman found out each others identities post-Countdown? In relation to the JLA history?

In this issue, it seemed to me that Superman was trying to recruit Batman before the formation of the team? Wonder Woman was put back into the formation - were these 2 guys? At the end of this story Batman seemed interested in the novelty of the idea of Reserve Status only. But the logo of the JLA card at the dinner table makes the time placement confusing. Are readers to expect a new JLA formation storyline retelling?

Hopefully misread the issue - it means more if circumstances forged the team and not Supes&Bats.

Curious to read any opinions of the JLA implications from SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #2...

> SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #2
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> http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=8983
> http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/120537825894378.htm
> http://www.comicboards.com/outsiders/view.php?trd=080423235513
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> The art and story were pretty good, the SM/BM interaction scenes really good; however, did not like the villain or his abstract powers handled at all. Liked the Robin motivating Superman moment too.
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> So, is this issue tell the NEW '1st' meeting between Superman and Robin post-Countdown? There's no doubt others been (right?) but it'll be a shame that the Man of Steel mini version is now obsolete. Scratching his name in the plate for the Boy Wonder was a neat wide-eyed moment to remember.

I am making the assumption yes.

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> Does post-Countdown = post-52 now that Countdown is over? Is there still an Ambush Bug membership plaque?
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> Do we know what story Superman and Batman found out each others identities post-Countdown? In relation to the JLA history?

In the post-Infinite Crisis reality, Superman and Batman discovered each others IDs in SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1 in a modernized version of SUPERMAN #76 but this time they were fighting Deathstroke, Ultraman and Owlman. No Lois in this retread. It was just before the formation of the JLA.


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> In this issue, it seemed to me that Superman was trying to recruit Batman before the formation of the team? Wonder Woman was put back into the formation - were these 2 guys? At the end of this story Batman seemed interested in the novelty of the idea of Reserve Status only. But the logo of the JLA card at the dinner table makes the time placement confusing. Are readers to expect a new JLA formation storyline retelling?

Check out JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 for details. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman were three of the founding members of the JLA in the Post-Infinite Crisis realtiy. This Trinity opted to go to reserve status in the early part of the team.

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> Hopefully misread the issue - it means more if circumstances forged the team and not Supes&Bats.
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> Curious to read any opinions of the JLA implications from SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #2...