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    Batman also does much less of this than he used...

    Batman also does much less of this than he used to:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8291/7521402820_6f95fc6680_z.jpg

    The detective/scientist tends to give way to the urban warrior these days.
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  2. I'd say that in storytelling, success or failure...

    I'd say that in storytelling, success or failure is determined not by how outrageous the storyteller's premise is, but by how effectively he/she sells it.

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  3. They probably don't, but that's not their job. ...

    They probably don't, but that's not their job. Their job is to tell us an entertaining story, and given that we've already bought into a man who can throw planets as if they were tennis balls, a man...
  4. Mark Waid once did with Hypertime, but DC didn't...

    Mark Waid once did with Hypertime, but DC didn't like it and almost immediately disowned it.

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  5. It's out there in the Monitor Sphere (which might...

    It's out there in the Monitor Sphere (which might not actually be spherical).

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  6. ...or when the Flash (Barry) and the original...

    ...or when the Flash (Barry) and the original Supergirl died.

    ...or when the original Multiverse was destroyed, then retconned away.

    ...or when Barbara Gordon was crippled by the Joker.
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  7. How much did Scarlet Witch's exposure to the DC Universe's "chaos magic" influence her?

    I remember reading somewhere long ago that the Scarlet Witch's drastic change of character and great expansion of her abilities in HOUSE OF M and beyond were at least partially the consequence of her...
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    JLA/AVENGERS. They saved the best for last. ...

    JLA/AVENGERS. They saved the best for last.

    Too bad we'll likely never see a sequel to it.

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  9. Of course, Barry still had to die to set up that...

    Of course, Barry still had to die to set up that opportunity for Wally. We can't just hand-wave that fact away.

    The guy who set up that Annotated COIE website many years ago said it best...
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    People have long discussed comic book companies...

    People have long discussed comic book companies figuratively, analogously, as sports teams.

    Now they're *actually* like sports teams, with exclusive contracts.

    Maybe they should complete the...
  11. The laws might change how people behave, but...

    The laws might change how people behave, but can't do a thing to change what they believe.

    No amount of legal wrangling will ever change the fact of who used the name first and longest.

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  12. He was named "Captain Marvel" when he first...

    He was named "Captain Marvel" when he first appeared in publication, and for decades thereafter, so "Captain Marvel" he is, trademark laws be damned.

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  13. I think both Hawkeye and Black Widow (and Captain...

    I think both Hawkeye and Black Widow (and Captain America) earned the audiences' respect in the AVENGERS movie; though they weren't powerhouses like Thor or the Hulk, they *more* than held their own...
  14. It's a generation gap thing: the Classic Rock...

    It's a generation gap thing: the Classic Rock Generation vs. the Hip-Hop Generation.

    You won't have much success trying to convince either side that they're wrong, though.

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  15. Didn't the old DCU Ollie also have that problem? ...

    Didn't the old DCU Ollie also have that problem? I remember it took a while before the others took him seriously.

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  16. "The Multiverse is too confusing" was a fiction...

    "The Multiverse is too confusing" was a fiction that DC Comics sold to the public retroactively to creatively justify CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. In fact, it was never that confusing for anybody who...
  17. We'll likely find out in the coming year; DC...

    We'll likely find out in the coming year; DC doesn't have much reason to lay all its cards on the table when the game has just begun.

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    Nah...I was used to it from the 1970s and 1980s....

    Nah...I was used to it from the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Well, Hal did try to reset the universe as...

    Well, Hal did try to reset the universe as well...

    ...but that's just it about John Stewart: Xanshi was SUCH a big deal that he'll never be able to wash the stench of that event off his character...
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    I liked John better *before* the Xanshi incident,...

    I liked John better *before* the Xanshi incident, when he could just be whom he was without the specter of that failure always hanging over his head. Since COSMIC ODYSSEY, though, John's failure at...
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    I remember thinking, "I hate what's happened to...

    I remember thinking, "I hate what's happened to Hal and rather that it *didn't* happen, but if we *must* have a replacement GL, Kyle made a more than acceptable one."

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    I spent the 1990s ambivalent on the Hal/Kyle...

    I spent the 1990s ambivalent on the Hal/Kyle issue. On the one hand, I hated what they had done with Hal. On the other hand, I really liked Kyle as a character. The EMERALD KNIGHTS story from 1998...
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    I think it'd end up being telling/retelling many...

    I think it'd end up being telling/retelling many classic old stories from the Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Ages in a current context, but how many people would want to buy into that? While I...
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    It's kind of ironic that since Hal returned, Kyle...

    It's kind of ironic that since Hal returned, Kyle has sort of become the least controversial GL; Kyle has sort of become the safe alternative for everything.

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    It's the same fear that prevented a truly...

    It's the same fear that prevented a truly complete reboot after COIE in 1986. The NEW TEEN TITANS franchise was just too untouchable those days because it was DC's best seller, but preserving the...
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