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The "what are you reading" thread gave me the idea to kick off a comic book discussion thread. I was kind of surprised that we didn't have one going already, seeing as we have a rather diverse crowd of comic lovers. So, to get this one going, I bring this news:

https://screenrant.com/superman-costume-action-comics/

And I couldn't be more excited by it! :)
 
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I'll be following news on it throughout the day. They ended up moving most of it to September 12th as a result of the slash and burn, but most of the big movie and TV panels are still today. And I'm interested in hearing about the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game from Rocksteady.
I've been watching it on and off. It's pretty good to sit back and watch on a Saturday. Now, if we had some football on, I might not be watching so closely, but I've got time and figured it was a good way to pass that time.
 

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I'm going to watch the replay. I am excited to read the Ridley Batman mini-series.
 

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The Black superhero has never been common in the comic book industry. An entire Black superhero universe? Even less so.

Black superheroes have had varying degrees of success in comics over the last half century, with Marvel’s Black Panther easily being the most well-known.

A Black superhero universe? There’s been only one of relevance. And it has been a sleeping giant for more than two decades.

Now, in an era of protests after the prominent deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police that has put a lens over race relations in all walks of life, the Dakotaverse, as it’s called, has been awakened.

The return of the now-classic imprint that created it, Milestone Comics, is finally upon us...........

 

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I'm happy they were able to get all of that legal mess settled.

Static Shock, baby. Welcome back.
 

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Makes me wish Dwayne McDuffie were still alive. Glad Milestone is coming back, though.
Yep. Dwayne was such a visionary to help create Milestone and the characters within the universe.
 

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So Batman Day is slated for September 19th this year and as a part of it, DC said they will be making a big announcement about DC Universe (which makes sense since it originally launched on Batman Day).

My guess is that they announce its move to the digital comics platform similar to Marvel Unlimited. Definitely ok with that if that's the plan, but they need to open up more of the library, including other imprints (Vertigo dammit).
 

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So Batman Day is slated for September 19th this year and as a part of it, DC said they will be making a big announcement about DC Universe (which makes sense since it originally launched on Batman Day).

My guess is that they announce its move to the digital comics platform similar to Marvel Unlimited. Definitely ok with that if that's the plan, but they need to open up more of the library, including other imprints (Vertigo dammit).
If they added Vertigo I'd sign up in a heartbeat. 90's and early 00's Vertigo is my favorite output of any company/publisher/imprint ever.
 

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If they added Vertigo I'd sign up in a heartbeat. 90's and early 00's Vertigo is my favorite output of any company/publisher/imprint ever.
Wasn't the recent Sandman audio series on Audible based on that era?
 

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Wasn't the recent Sandman audio series on Audible based on that era?
I haven't listened to it yet (I really need to correct this), but my understanding is it adapts the Preludes and Nocturnes issues, which are 1-8. So yeah, very much definitive of that era.
 

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Ha, actually, I forgot that Sandman actually predated the Vertigo imprint and was later grandfathered into the line about halfway through its run.. So those issues are actually from 1989. But Sandman was Vertigo before Vertigo was a thing (Karen Berger, who basically founded Vertigo, gave Gaiman the Sandman gig when she was editing for DC proper). It influenced the line as a whole as much as any book could have.
 
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General comics question

When a specific comic is talked about (ie, that time Batman and the Joker teamed up) they always reference the issue number

That happened in in Detective Comics 228

That's great, but when was that? Was that issue in March 1958? October 1977? July 1991?

I never understood why they don't add the date in addition to the issue number

It's always been a pet peeve of mine
 

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General comics question

When a specific comic is talked about (ie, that time Batman and the Joker teamed up) they always reference the issue number

That happened in in Detective Comics 228

That's great, but when was that? Was that issue in March 1958? October 1977? July 1991?

I never understood why they don't add the date in addition to the issue number

It's always been a pet peeve of mine
I forgot when they stopped doing that, but it's been so long it doesn't phase me at all. It confuses the hell out of some people especially when there are re-launches (looking at you Marvel). They rely on you to look inside, or understand how to read the current barcode format, to know what volume of the series your reading. I was happy when DC started moving things back to legacy numbering on their main books (first Action and Detective, now Flash and Wonder Woman as well). I fully expect that once we get past issue #100 of Batman next month, we'll be getting an announcement that Batman will be returning to legacy numbering as well, especially since it's the next book in line to reach issue #1000. It should reach it before Spider-Man (Marvel's closest) does.
 

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So I spent the weekend in Memphis. On the way back home, stopped at The Comic Commander outside of Jackson, MS. After about 45 minutes, I finished up both volumes of Batman and Robin and almost finished Byrne's Sensational She-Hulk - all for less than $50.

Their inventory of dollar books is massive if you are missing some personal gems.
 

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I'll be sending out party details soon as they are finalized...


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Now the question is what happens to him. If the rumors of exclusive contracts being heavily scrutinized as part of the budget cuts/restructure are true, will this be it for him at DC? Has enough time passed for him to do the inevitable big Marvel homecoming that will be just as underwhelming as his DC stint? Pardon my cynicism, but I've seen this same song and dance with creators so many times before that it's pretty easy to predict.
 

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