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Old 2012-06-12, 12:49 PM   #851
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Zippo, I've found a few of the New 52 story lines are actually really well done. I've been following "Batman" and "Swamp Thing" and they both kick ass.
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Old 2012-06-12, 5:50 PM   #852
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Hurrm....




HURRRRRRRMMMMMMM....


(is it me, or is the position of the cape really playing havok with Shazam's arm proportions?)
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Old 2012-06-12, 5:57 PM   #853
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Wow, that is one busy looking outfit. And the off center lightning looks stupid.

Also, not exactly happy Billy Batson look on the face.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:16 PM   #854
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Can I ask a question regarding Action Comics? I've never really been a hardcore Superman fan, but I gave the first issue of AC in the new 52 a shot and absolutely loved it. I loved the first 4 or so issues because he isn't all powerful, he doesn't even fly! He can be hurt! It was fun to read. Then at the end of issue 5 or so, something happens that I don't fully understand and Full power, present day Superman appears.

I have no interest in reading about normal, full power Superman. Does the series go back to following younger Superman or not? (I don't want to sink money into issues I won't really enjoy reading.
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Have you ever read All-Star Superman? If not, do so. If you don't like it, I'll leave you alone about Superman forever.

EDIT: This also goes for anyone else who has this same complaint.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:36 PM   #855
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Hurrm....

HURRRRRRRMMMMMMM....

(is it me, or is the position of the cape really playing havok with Shazam's arm proportions?)
I'm sorry, I was entirely distracted by Captain Marvel's rapeface.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:40 PM   #856
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Have you ever read All-Star Superman? If not, do so. If you don't like it, I'll leave you alone about Superman forever.

EDIT: This also goes for anyone else who has this same complaint.
See, I love Superman, but I am not a fan of All-Star Superman.

My favorite Silver-Age interpretation Superman is from New Frontier.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:48 PM   #857
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(is it me, or is the position of the cape really playing havok with Shazam's arm proportions?)

It's just you. Mostly because Shazam is nowhere to be seen in the picture.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:49 PM   #858
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It's just you. Mostly because Shazam is nowhere to be seen in the picture.
Ummm... I'm pretty sure that's Shazam.

Its not Captain Marvel though.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:52 PM   #859
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Ugh. They're calling him Shazam now? That's dumb.
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Old 2012-06-12, 6:55 PM   #860
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Ugh. They're calling him Shazam now? That's dumb.
Well, yes. But not so dumb when it comes to trademarks and marketing said trademark. Or at least that's DC's current justification for dropping the 'Captain Marvel' part of the character in the New 52 U.
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Old 2012-06-12, 10:53 PM   #861
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DC can't legally put "Captain Marvel" on a cover. Re-branding him is probably good business in the long run.
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Old 2012-06-13, 3:34 PM   #862
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Oh my god. Vandal Savage is so Amazing.

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Old 2012-06-13, 3:39 PM   #863
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So can not-captain-marvel say his name or is he joining Captain Marvel Junior in the land of Stupid hero names?
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Old 2012-06-13, 3:52 PM   #864
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Haven't read the newest JL yet, but last I'd seen we were still just getting introduced to Billy and Sivana - he hadn't met the wizard yet, so that hadn't come up so far.
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Old 2012-06-13, 3:55 PM   #865
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So can not-captain-marvel say his name or is he joining Captain Marvel Junior in the land of Stupid hero names?
Its perfectly okay for DC to call their character inside their comics 'Captain Marvel' (and have done so for years) they can't MARKET the name Captain Marvel for their comics though. They can't call the comic Captain Marvel, or us the name on a cover, or advertisement (because Marvel owns those rights). So for years DC has titled their Captain Marvel books 'SHAZAM' (cause they own that trademark). But it causes confusion for laymen and new readers. Most non-regular comic readers think Captain Marvel is called Shazam already. So DC is using the relaunch to excise the Captain Marvel name entirely.

Expect a film franchise in the near future.


I'm not reading the relaunched Shazam back-up in Justice League, so I don't know the details. But I'm pretty sure Captain Marvel Jr (and Mary Marvel) haven't been introduced yet.
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Old 2012-06-13, 4:13 PM   #866
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You misunderstand. I'm talking about the inability to say his new name (which was Freddy's problem). Unless they're throwing away the magic word thing too.
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Old 2012-06-13, 4:13 PM   #867
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Oh my god. Vandal Savage is so Amazing.
Demon Knights is one the best books DC has managed to put out.
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Old 2012-06-13, 4:17 PM   #868
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You misunderstand. I'm talking about the inability to say his new name (which was Freddy's problem). Unless they're throwing away the magic word thing too.
Oh right. I don't know.

If they're smart they'll just not over think it. When he says SHAZAM when he wants to transform, he'll transform. If he says it when he doesn't want to transform, he won't.

Frankly I thought the CM2 thing was a little... stupid.
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Old 2012-06-13, 5:22 PM   #869
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They changed it after Infinite Crisis so that he has to say it with intent. It was the first thing Billy did when he took over from the wizard so that Freddy wouldn't be screwed anymore.
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Old 2012-06-13, 5:28 PM   #870
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Oh, Captain Marvel is so convoluted I don't even know WTF is up with him anymore. I don't think DC did either, prior to Flashpoint. I can only assume they started more or less fresh.
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Old 2012-06-13, 5:55 PM   #871
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Batman and Robin #10's new villain group is seriously cracking me up.
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Old 2012-06-13, 6:09 PM   #872
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They're a step away from Dick Tracy villains
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Old 2012-06-13, 6:20 PM   #873
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Old 2012-06-13, 6:23 PM   #874
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Wait, the last one suffered emotionally and physically? People would pay to have that done to/for them. The other three I can see, but the fourth gets... a badass piercing.
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Old 2012-06-13, 6:27 PM   #875
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So the second guy has a batarang permanently embedded in his frontal lobe? And he lived?!
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