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Subj: Re: Justice League #43 - To War.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 at 02:59:12 pm EDT (Viewed 508 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Justice League #43 - To War.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 at 01:33:17 pm EDT (Viewed 539 times)

    If you looked to The Sinestro Wars and Throne of Atlantis you can see this formula is so efficient the two tales are interchangeable when stripped to their basics, and both are good strong strylines.

I cannot remember if I've read Sinestro Wars or not. I probably have and just cannot recall it. I read Throne of Atlantis recently, but cannot recall much of that either. I guess, while I thought they were good stories, they didn't possess the je nais se quoi . . .actually, I'm surprised that I don't remember them.  Both were well-received storylines, but I have a better recollection of Infinite Crisis.  Quite eerie.  

    Your point about the Firepits is a good one, why drop him into a furnace when proximity would do as well... but this is just one of a number of points where Johns is ignoring or ignorant of goings on elsewhere in DC Books. It is quite clear for instance he has not read a thing in Earth-2. That Superman apparently loses power on Apokolips in a matter of a couple or so hours is an element I am less concerned about as this is writers fiat at work, still, as with Steppenwolf's apparent ressurection it is something he really should have explaind with a quick line and moved duly on from... or should we assume Superman would similarly have quickly lost his powers when Ultraman moved the moon to obscure the Sun in Forever Evil?

Steppenwolf is a glaring error.  Writer's fiat notwithstanding. . .I used to hold onto comics, a long-time practice, to be certain that I didn't forget events that transpired from months before, as stories could wind themselves for quite a while.  It was fun, and prepared my memory for university to boot!  That current writers don't seem to have the same desire to understand the grand mythology of the DC Universe, or add to it, is beyond me.

So, are we done reviewing Superman books?  I wouldn't fault you one bit.

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