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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 at 11:54:17 am EDT (Viewed 283 times)
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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 at 03:31:15 pm EDT (Viewed 321 times)

    My first thoughts were on how remarkable it is that DC comics have so fully embraced and absorbed the continuity that stretches back to the great restarts of 1986. But while James Robinson at first appears to be picking up on since resolved plots from Phil Jiminez' run a closer look at the wording of the solicit suggests that the return of Vanessa Kapatelis might not be any sort of indication of continuity at all. What "accident" shattered her life...?

Too bad DC dropped the ball with Wonder Woman being a daughter of Zeus. Being created from clay is one aspect of her character I wish they would re-embrace.

    Hmm, James Robinson's love of continuity does tend to bog down and distort his storytelling capabilities as time passes. After the use of already existing stock characters in his opening storyline some new ideas and situations would be much appreciated, because as with the Superman books there's only so much one can take when writers are refusing to aim for some originality and imagination, and instead turning to old stock and other peoples stories and characters for story fodder. This now constant recycling has got to stop... Surely DC aren't paying good money to be satisfied with such constant reserving of existing stock and already well-worn ideas?

With Grail and Diana's twin brother, along with Diana's messed up origin, I'd day there is plenty of "new ground" DC is treading right now. However, you do bring up a good point because Vanessa looks to make a comeback as the Swan, along with a storyline that has been done to death.

Maybe, just maybe, DC will finally think of an original idea and let Vanessa actually be rehabilitated and restored to her normal life. They kind of played with that in the Pre-52 but never really flushed it out because Vanessa was back to being the Silver Swan again. If DC did this, it'd be something that DC has toyed with but never really did.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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