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oof....month and a bit of "It's too damn cold to get to the comic store"

Super Sons Annual was awesome

and yeah I am liking Metal but dang the Hawks just can't get a break.
also Starro LMAO


Starro was pretty weird...but hopefully the new Terrifics book will answer some questions.


I just cant wrap my head around Batman And The Signal.

The Signal has to be the worst superhero name ever. And I LOVE his gimmick...Hell, Gimmick sould have been a better name...


Freehold,

No one can and honestly Signal is a TERRRIBLE code name. Probably worse than Jaybird or even Bluejay...


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Freehold DM wrote:
The Signal has to be the worst superhero name ever.

Matter-Eater Lad

Arm Fall Off Boy
Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Strong Guy
Paste Pot Pete (okay, villain, but still...)

Scarab Sages

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Matter Eater Lad and Arm Fall Off Boy were just supposed to be jokes who tried to join the Legion.
The Legion writers were very big on tryouts and rejections in its day.
Somehow the public liked the idea of Matter Eater Lad and he was later admitted.


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Yep. Matter Eater Lad is still less of a joke than the Signal...


Matter Eater Lad is still one of my favorite Legionnaires.

His powers are quite scary. Hes eaten the guns and weapons out of people's hands before, and started gnawing through someones life support systems when they were in space to get them to talk/surrender.

Arm Fall Off Boy had at least one interesting take on his powers in a short story I think where he did some addams family esque stuff.

Cut off the teenage warhead part and the name is cool.

Strong Guy was an in joke. Even he laughed at his own name.

Paste Pot Pete changed his name the instant he realized he was a joke.

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Set wrote:
On the upside, one thing I've always loved about the Green Lanterns in general is that DC has unapologetically got dozens of characters running around with pretty much the same costume, the same codename and the same power set, and there's no big deal attached to it, unlike say, multiple people going by the name of Captain America or Spider-Man or Wolverine, over at Marvel, which causes people to lose their minds. It's not the name, the costume or the powers that make the character, and Kyle Rayner is very different than John Stewart, for instance, and that's very cool.

I think that one of the big differences is that the Green Lanterns were INTRODUCED as an order of people that all had the same powers, etc. Hal Jordan was never THE Green Lantern, he was A Green Lantern.

Contrast that with Captain America, or Spider-Man, or Wolverine, or Iron Man. They were unique individuals. It also doesn't help that Marvel gave a lot of the "replacement heroes" a really big push at the same time. It comes off a way more artificial.


Shadow Kosh wrote:
Set wrote:
On the upside, one thing I've always loved about the Green Lanterns in general is that DC has unapologetically got dozens of characters running around with pretty much the same costume, the same codename and the same power set, and there's no big deal attached to it, unlike say, multiple people going by the name of Captain America or Spider-Man or Wolverine, over at Marvel, which causes people to lose their minds. It's not the name, the costume or the powers that make the character, and Kyle Rayner is very different than John Stewart, for instance, and that's very cool.

I think that one of the big differences is that the Green Lanterns were INTRODUCED as an order of people that all had the same powers, etc. Hal Jordan was never THE Green Lantern, he was A Green Lantern.

Contrast that with Captain America, or Spider-Man, or Wolverine, or Iron Man. They were unique individuals. It also doesn't help that Marvel gave a lot of the "replacement heroes" a really big push at the same time. It comes off a way more artificial.

Though from time to time various people have gotten upset about their particular favorite GL being sidelined in favor of another.


Charles Scholz wrote:

Matter Eater Lad and Arm Fall Off Boy were just supposed to be jokes who tried to join the Legion.

The Legion writers were very big on tryouts and rejections in its day.
Somehow the public liked the idea of Matter Eater Lad and he was later admitted.

I remember Matter Eater Lad biting off someone's finger!

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Shadow Kosh wrote:
They were unique individuals.

To me that's the thing. They still are. Steve Rogers is very different from Bucky Barnes or Sam Wilson, Logan, Old Man Logan and Laura have huge different personalities, as have Peter Parker, Miles Morales and all of those clones of him. I might not be happy about how some of those stories were told, but that goes for some of the Green Lantern origin stories as well. And the Green Lanterns also used to have one GL per sector, which mad Hal Jordan pretty unique as well. Now we have 6 (?) earth Lanterns and I have to admit that I'm not seeing how that is so much different from having several Wolverines, Spider-People etc.

So to me, it's pretty much the same, in the end, it's about the story and about the character behind that mask. My main gripe with Peter Parker's death was not that they replaced him with Octospider (that story was pretty awesome), it was that they stopped telling Peter Parker stories (even when I knew it was only for the time being).

And I've to admit that that was the only time I was kinda angry at all. Most of the time, I like their new take on an old Trope and suprisingly often, I do prefer the new version to the old one (exception: Peter Parker again ^^).


Anyway....

Hopefully more Dark Knights Metal will explain things. I hope.


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On the topic of Earth GLs

I have to say I did get a kick out of Gathnet laughing at the Controllers thinking they can bring the Earthling to heel.

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Question about the Controllers.
Why did they only capture Oans.
What about the Zamarons?
They are all evolved from the Maltusians and have the same energy, even though it is used in different ways.


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Charles Scholz wrote:

Question about the Controllers.

Why did they only capture Oans.
What about the Zamarons?
They are all evolved from the Maltusians and have the same energy, even though it is used in different ways.

They told Gathnet they will be going after the Zamorans next. I think the Oans were just easier to get at the moment since they are basically scattered and solo around the place.

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Matter-Eater Lad is more powerful than that. When Brainiac 5 needed someone to destroy the Miracle Machine, he didn't have Mon-el or Superboy punch it. He didn't have Element Lad try to turn it into hydrogen. He didn't even have Karate Kid kick it. He had ME Lad eat it.

Scarab Sages

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Which then drove him insane. Thanks B5!

Grey, I must have missed that. Thank you.


Tenzil Kem: Galaxy's greatest short order cook.

Also the Legion's best interrogator.

ME-L is scary as heck when you let him be.


Yeah I saw the same thing as Grey. The Zamorans were on the list but not #1 since the Controllers wanted revenge as much as they wanted to rebuild their race.


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Whether or not Matter-Eater Lad is powerful, or popular, or cool as a character is beside the point. FreeholdDM claimed The Signal was the worst superhero name ever; I dispute that.

Even ME Lad's planet of origin is a joke: [Pepto] Bismoll.


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Damon Griffin wrote:

Whether or not Matter-Eater Lad is powerful, or popular, or cool as a character is beside the point. FreeholdDM claimed The Signal was the worst superhero name ever; I dispute that.

Even ME Lad's planet of origin is a joke: [Pepto] Bismoll.

again, we disagree.

Matter Eater Lad is a cooler name than The Signal.

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Matter Eater Lad's name tells you what he is about.
The signal, "Look, I am going to light up the sky."
Worst name ever.
I guess DC ran out of bat themed names.

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Damon Griffin wrote:

Whether or not Matter-Eater Lad is powerful, or popular, or cool as a character is beside the point. FreeholdDM claimed The Signal was the worst superhero name ever; I dispute that.

Even ME Lad's planet of origin is a joke: [Pepto] Bismoll.

Read my post above.

He was not intended to be a member.


I'm siding with the majority here because honestly The Signal is a TERRIBLE way to describe Duke's abilities and/or have a code name...


I like Strong Guy!


There's nothing wrong with Guido's codename! :P


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I'm siding with the majority here because honestly The Signal is a TERRIBLE way to describe Duke's abilities and/or have a code name...

Haven't read any of this, so I have no information on Duke's abilities or gimmick.


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As I recall, Batman explains that the first knight on the battlefield is the signal knight, which is where the name seems to come from.

As far as any abilities, he can see other spectrums or some such and has the usual assortment of gadgets as the rest of the team along with hand to hand training. i'm not sure that he should be out on his own, however, and might need a partner or two.


Knight,

He might EXPLAIN it that way but it's still not a great codename.

Also you're correct about his power set.


True. But it least it isn't Prestige. I'm not even sure what it is supposed to mean.


Yeah I'm not fond of that one either Knight. But I guess no one thought Marvel Girl was a good choice...

Scarab Sages

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I can't believe they canceled Superwoman. What's more, they took away her powers. :(
I have seen some previews of what they are replacing it with and so far I am not impressed.


Superwoman was always on life support once Rebirth happened. So I'm not THAT surprised.

Still wonder if we'll see the Titans of Tomorrow talk with the World's Finest about stuff.

Also I feel bad for both Wally and Donna right now. They're being REALLY screwed over by this whole time mix up.

Scarab Sages

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I think you mean Superman Reborn.
But yes, it did seem they did not know where to go with her.
But they should have left her with her powers!


Well kind of but considering what happened BECAUSE of Superman Reborn we got...rebirth.

Scarab Sages

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Rebirth came out a year before Reborn.
Did they do Rebirth so they could explain why they were doing Reborn?


Uhm...maybe? *is confused at this point*


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Uhm...maybe? *is confused at this point*

[DC]

BWAH-HA-HA-HA! No one will ever be able to complain about continuity if they can't figure out what the default continuity is supposed to be.
[/DC]


I gave up after Zero Hour honestly...


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I gave up after Zero Hour honestly...

That was the only sane response. And yet they keep telling us they're fixing it with this reboot or that totally-not-a-reboot.

A recent issue of...Action, probably?...reviewed a semi-random mashup of Superman's past histories and [self-]praised it as a perfect, seamless backstory where everything made sense. B~$&~, please.


Damon,

That was Superman Reborn Rebirth issue and I'm pretty sure it was Action Comics.


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Glanced at the new Suicide Comic and it was a rather interesting POV of the random schmuks that get drafted into the Squad. 'Unless you are a big name, you are meat on the table.'


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Well I guess when you think about it there would be a bit of a skill gap between guys who regularly give Batman, Flash, etc... a hard time and other more mundane crooks


Said mook could only open locks with his nanite hand. Not like the Key that can open...well lots of stuff. :)


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Yea, basically he and a bunch of other people where a 'bulk order' by the Squad to soak up gunfire.


You just sold me on it. Domo, chum.

Scarab Sages

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I have often wondered, why only the same group of people going on these missions.
Waller supposedly has hundreds of villains incarcerated in Belle Reve, yet she is not utilizing them.
I would think she would send different people with more mission appropriate powers on some of these missions.
Come on, Harley Quinn?
The only thing she has going for her is a big hammer and a bigger crazy.
Captain Boomerang?
How many times has he been killed and brought back to life now?


At the very least to clear out the over abundance of used up bad guys over the years


Right well... Super Sons didn't show the current DC continuity much in the way of Titans of Tomorrow...

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