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well everyone else has said the news 52 so I won't need to point that out.

Others have mentioned the DC Red Circle titles ending those were fun. I've managed to find the first volume of the Shield but no others.

And of course I don't know if anyone ever checked them out but the Stan Lee Boom Studios heroes Traveler, Soldier Zero, and Starborn

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that Christopher Priest never got the recognition he deserved.

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That Ultraverse got cancelled.......

Death of Richard Rider/Nova
Pretty much every re-launch of the New Warriors.

All Marvel Comics "Events", where nothing happens.
DC/Marvel Amalgam..... ugh

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dornwolf wrote:well everyone else has said the news 52 so I won't need to point that out.

Others have mentioned the DC Red Circle titles ending those were fun. I've managed to find the first volume of the Shield but no others.

And of course I don't know if anyone ever checked them out but the Stan Lee Boom Studios heroes Traveler, Soldier Zero, and Starborn
I really enjoyed all of the DC Red Circle, and Soldier Zero and Traveler (less so Starborn). Similar tastes? :)
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leonmallett wrote:
dornwolf wrote:well everyone else has said the news 52 so I won't need to point that out.

Others have mentioned the DC Red Circle titles ending those were fun. I've managed to find the first volume of the Shield but no others.

And of course I don't know if anyone ever checked them out but the Stan Lee Boom Studios heroes Traveler, Soldier Zero, and Starborn
I really enjoyed all of the DC Red Circle, and Soldier Zero and Traveler (less so Starborn). Similar tastes? :)
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StarBrand wrote:
leonmallett wrote:
dornwolf wrote:well everyone else has said the news 52 so I won't need to point that out.

Others have mentioned the DC Red Circle titles ending those were fun. I've managed to find the first volume of the Shield but no others.

And of course I don't know if anyone ever checked them out but the Stan Lee Boom Studios heroes Traveler, Soldier Zero, and Starborn
I really enjoyed all of the DC Red Circle, and Soldier Zero and Traveler (less so Starborn). Similar tastes? :)
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Bone-A-Fach-ee wrote: DC/Marvel Amalgam..... ugh
I don't care if I'm still technically a "noob" here, but I'll banish you to the Shadow Realm for such blasphemy!! :P


Anyway, add a +1 to the DCnU. The entire line's nothing but a complicated convoluted mess (with the occasional gem here and there) with Geoff Johns's DNA engraved in the ink. Dunno why a lot of people here are bringing Marvel NOW into this: there are misses, but there's also a lot of hits.

Joe Quesadilla's One Moment in Time is also one. Yeah, let's bring back that whole debacle again while making everyone derpdy-derp stupid in the process. Class act.

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Watchtower wrote:
Bone-A-Fach-ee wrote: DC/Marvel Amalgam..... ugh
I don't care if I'm still technically a "noob" here, but I'll banish you to the Shadow Realm for such blasphemy!! :P


Anyway, add a +1 to the DCnU. The entire line's nothing but a complicated convoluted mess (with the occasional gem here and there) with Geoff Johns's DNA engraved in the ink. Dunno why a lot of people here are bringing Marvel NOW into this: there are misses, but there's also a lot of hits.

Joe Quesadilla's One Moment in Time is also one. Yeah, let's bring back that whole debacle again while making everyone derpdy-derp stupid in the process. Class act.
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2. that shade the changing man never got completely collected
seconded!!

Third that and Ostrander's Suicide Squad never being collected.
Warren Ellis's New Universal never ending :cry:
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also not to double post, but what I never understood about One More Day was this: why didn't Peter resurrect Gwen Stacey the love of his life?

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Watchtower wrote:Joe Quesadilla's One Moment in Time is also one. Yeah, let's bring back that whole debacle again while making everyone derpdy-derp stupid in the process. Class act.
I just Googled One Moment In Time... facepalm
I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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Heath wrote:
Watchtower wrote:Joe Quesadilla's One Moment in Time is also one. Yeah, let's bring back that whole debacle again while making everyone derpdy-derp stupid in the process. Class act.
I just Googled One Moment In Time... facepalm
Basically anything from OMD to BND to OMIT is just complete and utter *SQUEE*. There was a fun joke there for a while that everyone felt that anyone connected to the book was cursed. JMS career since ending Thor being an example.
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dornwolf wrote:well everyone else has said the news 52 so I won't need to point that out.

Others have mentioned the DC Red Circle titles ending those were fun. I've managed to find the first volume of the Shield but no others.

And of course I don't know if anyone ever checked them out but the Stan Lee Boom Studios heroes Traveler, Soldier Zero, and Starborn
I really enjoyed all of the DC Red Circle, and Soldier Zero and Traveler (less so Starborn). Similar tastes? :)
Looks like. I'd agree with you Starborn wasn't very strong but the concept was fun. I felt the line was very strong and just couldn't understand why it was canned as the titles clearly were going for a year two but needed to wrap quick and you could tell as all of sudden everything specifically in Starborn wrapped all hunky-dory

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CylonSteve wrote:...
Warren Ellis's New Universal never ending :cry:
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Forgot to add that to my list. Seconded.
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dornwolf wrote:Basically anything from OMD to BND to OMIT is just complete and utter *SQUEE*. There was a fun joke there for a while that everyone felt that anyone connected to the book was cursed. JMS career since ending Thor being an example.
While I think JMS' Midnight Nation is a book in the same league with Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Mircaleman, The Sandman, Preacher, Batman: Arkham Asylem, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Y the Last Man on Earth, or any other major work hell I think it is his BEST work in ANY media (it even better than Babylon 5) I do think his work on: The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Supreme Power, Squadron Supreme, The 12, Wonder Woman, and Superman (which was a shame how that turned out in almost every interview he said how much writing a Superman storyline meant to him and was his dream project) I think on The Amazing Spider-Man he overstayed his welcome and seemed like he was trying to get off the book, but either Joey Q. wouldn't let him go because JMS's name sold more than anyone else (and lets be honest JMS saved The Amazing Spider-Man and helped Marvel to restore a lot of it's lost luster) or that Joey Q. was going to use him as the scapegoat for the fan backlash on One More Day.
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Just going back to Ghost Rider here for a minute: It occurred to me whilst I was washing the dishes the other day that since Ghost rider is now no longer using a motorbike, shouldn't the character technically be called Ghost Driver???
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leonmallett wrote:
CylonSteve wrote:...
Warren Ellis's New Universal never ending :cry:
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Forgot to add that to my list. Seconded.
Thirded! Such a terrible shame that Ellis lost all his scripts for that series in a fatal computer crash. I still want to know what he was going to do with it. :!:

CylonSteve wrote:Marvel taking back Star Wars Comics will be terrible
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grendeljd wrote:
leonmallett wrote:
CylonSteve wrote:...
Warren Ellis's New Universal never ending :cry:
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Forgot to add that to my list. Seconded.
Thirded! Such a terrible shame that Ellis lost all his scripts for that series in a fatal computer crash. I still want to know what he was going to do with it. :!:

I truly don't understand how a writer could let that happen. I've been a digital pack rat for over a decade. Everything on every computer was backed up in triplicate. I had most things backed up on a separate hard drive in addition to backing a lot of stuff up on CD/DVD. I currently have about 4-5 copies of every file I've ever used - some from computers I had almost 20 years ago. I'm constantly afraid I'll lose a file I need, so I literally have an image of every computer set up I've used going back 15 years.

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Shadowman99 wrote:Just going back to Ghost Rider here for a minute: It occurred to me whilst I was washing the dishes the other day that since Ghost rider is now no longer using a motorbike, shouldn't the character technically be called Ghost Driver???
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aw yes the upteenth time were trying Ghost Rider with out the ghost rider people want.

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I read the solitications to the new Ghost Rider and Marvel is trying to make it appeal to the fans of The Fast and The Furious franchice.
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Cyberstrike wrote:I read the solitications to the new Ghost Rider and Marvel is trying to make it appeal to the fans of The Fast and The Furious franchise.
It definitely has similarities at the moment, but I can't imagine the whole car racing thing will last long once he starts avenging, but who knows?
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Shadowman99 wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I read the solitications to the new Ghost Rider and Marvel is trying to make it appeal to the fans of The Fast and The Furious franchise.
It definitely has similarities at the moment, but I can't imagine the whole car racing thing will last long once he starts avenging, but who knows?

The Fast and Furious films stopped being about racing by about the fourth film (which then the races became one or two scenes).

It's supposed to be set in LA the same as the first film.
It's about anti-heroic street racer just Dom in the films.
The lead character drives what looks like a Dodge Charger just like Dom in the films.
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Shadowman99 wrote:Just going back to Ghost Rider here for a minute: It occurred to me whilst I was washing the dishes the other day that since Ghost rider is now no longer using a motorbike, shouldn't the character technically be called Ghost Driver


His sidekick, Asbestos Boy, does the driving. Ghost Rider just gives him directions and plays with the radio.


I'm disappointed that IDW just let its Legend Of Drizzt series die out unfinished.

I would have also liked Pathfinder: Goblins to have been an ongoing series.

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Both Kirby: Genesis and Project: Superpowers at Dynamite...delays, cancellations, no follow through, poor solo titles...Had a lot of potential and high hopes.

From the New 52, all of the WildStorm revivals, but especially Stormwatch by Paul Cornell. I'm a big Cornell fan, and I thought he had a chance to do something special with Stormwatch and make them a mainstay in the DCU.
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hulk181man wrote: Bringing Jean Grey back to life the first time
Absolutely. I remember reading the X-Factor stories whith that coccoon crap... at the age of 10 or something, I was pretty bummed that the Dark Phoenix saga (one of my fav stories as a kid) no longer counted for "real".


The end of Kieron Gillen's run on Uncanny due to the NOW! reboot and the Nu52 Tim Drake character are some of the biggest disappointments from recent times.
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Oooooohhhhhh how about this?

The Batman Spawn crossover with McFarlane and Miller?

I was so excited about that book [those books] coming out. I knew they were going to be the best thing ever.

It was the first book that I bought because of the hype and was left scratching my head.

Also, Dark Knight Returns or whatever.

I thought Miller was tops [somehow forgetting the Spawn thing-I think I blamed Todd] and to see this I was so so sad.


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