Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Justice League @ Midnight!

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The Aquaman Shrine will be at one of its LCSs, All Things Fun of Berlin, NJ, tonight at midnight to pick up a copy of Justice League #1!

In addition, we'll be doing a special middle-of-the-night preview of the book which will go up sometime around 3am (or so). Don't worry--its not going to spoil anything, but will serve as a "teaser" for the full recap on Saturday 9/3!

7 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

I am hoping to get my hands on both this and Flashpoint #5 on Wednesday!

Earth 2 Chris said...

I just can't get into this. Sorry guys.

I'm glad Aquaman is getting such a push, but it's the silver lining in a very, very dark cloud as far as I'm concerned.

Chris

Brent said...

Can't wait! I get my comics sent 2x a month, so will be getting the digital copy of JL (and maybe Flashpoint #5 as well) tonight.

And Chris, why a dark cloud? Not digging the whole re-boot idea, or something specific?

I for one have been reading JLA and everything Aquaman for 30+ years now, and there's always gonna be good runs and bad runs. Being a graphic designer, I don't care how great a story is, if the art sucks I can't get into it. But I know everyone has their thing. This book and the new Aquaman look to deliver on both writing and art, so yeah I'm pumped!

At the end of the day — at least at this point in my life — comics are a nice way to unwind after my kid has gone to bed. Then they go live in the basement until he's old enough to read them. :)

Earth 2 Chris said...

I don't want to get into it too much and bring down the feeling here, which is mostly positive for this reboot.

But in my opinion, this reboot is ill-conceived, specifically the drastic changes made to characters like Superman, while Batman and GL keep their long convoluted continuity.

To me it's neither fish nor fowl. I personally think DC should have either completely rebooted from square one, or just wrapped up all the current storylines, and stared over with a new commitment to tighter stories and less reliance on strangling continuity and just got great talent to tell classic-type tales. And I think some of the creative teams and titles seem a bit random, without a lot of thought.

But again, I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade. If you are into, that's great. It's just not for me.

Chris

Caffeinated Joe said...

Chris -

I too think it would have been a lot better to have just started everything from scratch. Introduce the heroes we know, but all their futures are now yet to be told. Would have been an interesting new path to take.

But, since we aren't getting that, I am just going to put myself behind what we are getting and - hopefully - enjoy this ride.

rob! said...

Chris-

I totally grok what you're saying, and even agree: from what I've seen this reboot is about 3/4ths what was needed and, like what happened with Crisis, leaves room for even more tangled, ungainly continuity messes down the line.

I've said before, here on the Shrine and elsewhere, that from what I've seen (admittedly very little) DC didn't "think out of the box" (to use a cliche) when thinking up new titles and new creative teams: most of these books simply look like the same couple of dozen or so writers and artists got shuffled around.

That said, I'm choosing to remain optimistic partly because I feel that's my place as Keeper of the Shrine. If I'm not going to get excited about the new Aquaman/JLA, who will?

Thanks for your thoughts! That goes for all of ya!

wich2 said...

>I personally think DC should have either completely rebooted from square one, or just wrapped up all the current storylines, and stared over with a new commitment to tighter stories and less reliance on strangling continuity and just got great talent to tell classic-type tales.<

Chris, I don't think I've ever heard it all said better.

When you're worried that your Titanic is sinking, rearranging the deck chairs just doesn't mean much...

-Craig