/dcrg/ Thread #37 - Holiday Special edition

Justin James
Justin James

Rebirth-Anon is having computer trouble this week, so I'm going to step up and storytime this week's DC comics.

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Jose Scott
Jose Scott

But first, a brief table of contents:

Bane Conquest #8 (of 12)
Batman #36
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6)
Batman White Knight #3 (of 8)
Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands #2 (of 6)
Cyborg #19
DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1
Deadman #2 (of 6)
Deathstroke #26
Green Arrow #35
Green Lanterns #36
Harley And Ivy Meet Betty And Veronica #3
Justice League #34
Nightwing #34
Superman #36

Robert King
Robert King

Bane: Conquest #8 (of 12)

Adrian Evans
Adrian Evans

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6)

Connor Brooks
Connor Brooks

And Holla Forums is apparently being uncooperative at the moment.

Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts

Never mind, that fixed it. On with the show.

Batman: White Knight #3 (of 8)

Gavin Turner
Gavin Turner

Batman #36

Nathaniel Russell
Nathaniel Russell

(of 8)
Who the fuck thought that was a good idea? It's bad enough that they have to ham-fistedly make Batman a menace by coming up with absurd ways for him to cause collateral damage, like having him DRIVE over rooftops when he owns a goddamned jet.

Colton Hall
Colton Hall

Black Lightning - Cold Dead Hands #2 (of 6)

Elijah Ross
Elijah Ross

Cyborg #19

Zachary Peterson
Zachary Peterson

Oh shit can't wait for the Christmas Special and Priests Justice League. Also thanks for stepping up

Jason King
Jason King

DC Holiday Special 2017

Bentley Brooks
Bentley Brooks

Deadman #2 (of 6)

Aaron White
Aaron White

I just started reading this and it seems damn good.

Another crossover nice.

This is better than I expected. Though what's the backstory on the fake Harley Quinn?

Owen Thompson
Owen Thompson

Deathstroke #26

Oliver Barnes
Oliver Barnes

Green Arrow #35

Jason Watson
Jason Watson

It’s for you.
Well, it’s refreshing to at least see that Deathstroke is still good.

Levi Carter
Levi Carter

Green Lanterns #36

Evan Robinson
Evan Robinson

Harley and Ivy meet Betty and Veronica #3

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez

once again having minor issues posting
Great. I wonder if it’s my computer or if something else is fucking up on Holla Forums this week?

Gavin Edwards
Gavin Edwards

And now the moment a few of you have been waiting for…

Justice League #34

Nicholas Hall
Nicholas Hall

Nightwing #34

Logan Lewis
Logan Lewis

Superman #36

Jacob Reed
Jacob Reed

The one who storytimed that on cuckchan probably has a very shitty internet connection or multitasked.

Ethan Clark
Ethan Clark

I don't go to cuckchan. Is whoever storytimed it on there going even slower than I am or something?

Blake Lopez
Blake Lopez

And that's it for this week, folks. I haven't read everything myself yet, so I'm going to start doing that now.

Jackson Turner
Jackson Turner

That was nice.

This was nice as well.

Thanks OP.

Isaac Garcia
Isaac Garcia

Superman actually became ruler of Apokolips
God damn, that's the last thing I would've expected.

Gabriel Rivera
Gabriel Rivera

So…Raptor was a dick…and his name is Richard. Hah..also, is it just me or the way Raptor goes down is hilarious?

Evan Torres
Evan Torres

Batman admitting that Clark's the better man

That's the kinda thing Batman never tells anyone even under the threat of death.

Luke Morales
Luke Morales

Thanks OP!
Bane Conquest is still comfy
Batman White Knight still makes my head shake from some bullshits
Superman was awesome! Holy shit, i hope they wouldn't make Lex evil again

Christian Campbell
Christian Campbell

Thanks OP.

Who's Jason Todd?
He was Robin before me.
Is this a typo? Or was Jason the first Robin in this continuity for some reason?

Ryan Ross
Ryan Ross

Batman: White Knight seems to play pretty loose with any real consistency with the mainline comics in the name of Batman looking like a shit-head. Hence Dick saying Bruce was closer to Jason and Barbra not knowing who he was despite it not exactly being a secret to anyone who's spent five minutes in the Batcave.

On a more positive note though, I fairly enjoyed this week, thanks OP for storytiming it all.

Elijah James
Elijah James

I just started reading Deathstroke (from the beginning) and man it really took a downtrun around issue 15-ish when he starts hanging out with NotMyPowerGirl. Does it get better again?

Ian Bell
Ian Bell

There's a crossover with Titans and Teen Titans, and then it turns into a team book, with Slade leading the team. Get ready to see a lot more of BlackPower Girl.

Thomas Cox
Thomas Cox

It being a team book doesn't necessarily sound terrible, but the spoilered text does.

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller

Well, being forced to share screen time with seven other people does at least mean you’ll only have to deal with her for short stretches at a time. And the main focus of the story is definitely still on Slade.

Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams

Whoops, hit reply too early.

Booster's back next week. I sure hope Jurgens explains if this is New 52 Booster, original Booster/Waverider, or a fusion of the two like Superman. Where's my fucking Blue and Gold book, DC?

Evan Edwards
Evan Edwards

Overall, not a bad week. Hopefully Raptor is finally gone, wasn't a big fan of him. Also Pigeon went down like you'd expect, the way any C-rate villain would.

Dominic Barnes
Dominic Barnes

The White Knight is not getting any less dumb than it originally started out as.

Duke is probably the biggest idiot so far. He says to Napier "To me you are still the Joker," but apparently showing Joker your entire setup and feeding him information is not a big deal. Besides, how does letting gangs mug people and point guns at them make Backport safer for its residents?

Whole reason for Batman herding villains to the library's construction site doesn't make much sense either. Street looks empty enough, and much more wide-open than the Library. Police could just block one end of the street, Bats the other, and then just close in around the villains. Side-streets are the only concern, but construction sites have plenty of places to hide in and getting out is as simple as hopping over a wire fence
Month in and construction is half-way done
For an utterly corrupt bureaucracy with money issues, Gotham sure is efficient. Even Chinese do not get through red tape and workload that quickly.

Aaron Cruz
Aaron Cruz

though what's the backstory on the fake Harley Quinn?

Previous issue revealed that real Harley left Joker during the old days and was replaced by a fake Harley (wearing Suicide Squad outfit) who was encouraging Joker's violent tendancies. Probably became Neo-Joker to get old Mistah J back.

Luke Campbell
Luke Campbell

That sounds like one of the few good things from that comic.

Eli White
Eli White

I'm still convinced on that the white knight Joker is jason todd and old harleyjust testing nu-harley loyality while carry out the real Joker's plan!

Otherwise the whole story is a fucking mess!

Ian Collins
Ian Collins

Yes..we want the Blue and Gold back together, DC!

Landon Carter
Landon Carter

Also, costume says old Booster…maybe it's Waverider Booster but he changes his form to something more familiar? Or maybe Superman Reborn retconned Convergence outright and he's back to classic Booster.

Josiah James
Josiah James

What is it with Batgirl constantly using real names when in costumes? Calling Batman "Bruce" with super villains around is not a good idea. Considering how often she did that in previous two issues, Batman's identity would not stay secret for long in this universe.

But how will Murphy explain Barman not being able to figure out that Napier/Joker is really Jason Todd? Is Napier's face a mask or something? Is Murphy's Batman going to turn out to be even more of an idiot?

Brody Sanders
Brody Sanders

It's not. Old Harley shows up and punches new Harley and literally says something like "This is for feminism!"

The hilarious thing is that the people working on Harley Quinn right now use cosplayers as their inspiration when designing outfits for her, so this feminism punch is a punch right in the face of every young woman who likes her, telling them that they are the wrong sort of women.

Caleb Taylor
Caleb Taylor

I think he meant the "Nu-Harley trying to get old Joker back" part.

Luis Sanders
Luis Sanders

I give it a week.

Sebastian Sanchez
Sebastian Sanchez

I meant more like Old school Harley shitting on New Harley but I can get point.

Napier being Jason Todd
Oh God I hope he doesn't do that.

Jack Martinez
Jack Martinez

Superhero actually works alongside the police and uses them to solve situations instead of acting like a one-man-army

Nicholas Reyes
Nicholas Reyes

Again pc is being fixed cant post this week again.

Sebastian Stewart
Sebastian Stewart

Neat.

Dominic Johnson
Dominic Johnson

nm we good its all good.

Don't sass me boy

Elijah Harris
Elijah Harris

Action Comics #993

Samuel Peterson
Samuel Peterson

Detective Comics #970

Henry Martin
Henry Martin

The Flash #36

Eli Murphy
Eli Murphy

Wonder Woman #36

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps #34

Gavin Carter
Gavin Carter

Suicide Squad #31

Asher Brooks
Asher Brooks

Justice League of America #20

Levi Morris
Levi Morris

Titans #18

Kevin Harris
Kevin Harris

New Super-Man #17

Ian Lee
Ian Lee

Red Hood and the Outlaws #17

Ian Garcia
Ian Garcia

Superwoman #17

Aiden Rodriguez
Aiden Rodriguez

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

Alexander Ward
Alexander Ward

Supergirl #16

Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

Mister Miracle #5

Eli Wilson
Eli Wilson

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #6

Chase Adams
Chase Adams

Ragman #3

Logan Rivera
Logan Rivera

The Wildstorm: Michael Cray #3

Carson Adams
Carson Adams

and thats that for the week.

Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez

Thanks OP.
Wasn't Dark Nights: Metal #4 supposed to come out this week?

Liam Perry
Liam Perry

Kind of odd that Kal forgot the effect a red sun would have on him. You'd think he'd be aware that he lost his powers given his super senses and whatnot are gone.

I think I would've liked this better if they had gone with the chronal storm Supes was in speeding up his clock and making him burn through his yellow sunlight reserves quicker. That'd explain his surprise a bit better.

Jordan Roberts
Jordan Roberts

It's next week. The release schedule for Metal has been weird. First they just have the one shots once a month for a while, then they have tie-ins out the ass for two months, and now it's back to once a month.

Justin Carter
Justin Carter

We're missing a page here.

Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker

No its all there the numbering is just weird.

Cooper Garcia
Cooper Garcia

Sorry, meant here

Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

Last pic..that helmet. Is that Aztek?

Anthony Robinson
Anthony Robinson

Maybe he didn't notice in all his excitement…or that chronal storm messed his senses a bit and just coming down from a speed boost dulls the senses temporarily?

Zachary Davis
Zachary Davis

Onii-chan!
I wasn’t expecting this, but I sure as hell don’t disapprove.

Parker Morris
Parker Morris

I can casually scroll past this and realize I don't want to fucking read it.Mother fucker it's a comic, why are you so stuck to a 9 panel format?

Anthony Stewart
Anthony Stewart

"Artistic integrity" I suppose…and Dave Gibbons did that one time on that comic about the big blue dong or something.

Leo Sanders
Leo Sanders

Also next week is looking really good because we get Super Sons of tomorrow Part 1 and 2 at once.

You'd think editorial would clamp down on shitty art gimmicks when it makes the book tedious, well that's if only they have common sense, they are high on their own farts and thinks its either "style" or "unconventional"

Austin Sanders
Austin Sanders

Yeah, it could be. Just seems to have been handled oddly, but the next issue might leave a better impression.

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

It's because apparently King became obsessed with nine panels, but doesn't know much about visual storytelling. Vision, Omega Men, and Sheriff of Babylon used used nine panels often, but weren't slaves to it.Unlike Mister Miracle, which just looks like incompetent creators blindly copying Watchmen.

Moore, Gibbons, and Higgins used it cleverly. They played with colors, composition, rhythm, and broke the 9 panel composition to achieve certain effects. Each panel was different, and comic reads very smoothly. King's Miracleman is just jarring, claustrophobic, and filled with recycled art. At least this issue is not as bad as the previous ones.

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