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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Gotta say I’m not enthused about the latest chapter in DC’s continued efforts to screw Alan Moore by having Tom King do a Rorschach comic.

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  • Bluecho
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    Gonna have to agree with TheCountAlucard and nofather: the answer is 'Yes'.

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  • nofather
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    Yes I'd have to say both. Johns especially gets really hammy and edgy. Some of the alternative Green Lantern oaths have been cool over the years.

    "In loudest din or hush profound,
    My ears catch evil's slightest sound.
    Let those who toll out evil's knell
    Beware my power, the F-Sharp Bell!"

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Originally posted by Master Aquatosic View Post
    So...Lantern Corps Oaths (besides Orange): cheesy or legit awesome?
    Who's to say it can't be both?

    (That said, I only remember the Green one off the top of my head. I'll have to look the others up.)

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  • Master Aquatosic
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    So...Lantern Corps Oaths (besides Orange): cheesy or legit awesome?

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  • The young man in the cafe
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    A VtM comic is in the works https://bleedingcool.com/2020/03/17/...i-howard-more/

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  • nofather
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    Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    and in the film Short Circuit, an errant lightning strike ensouled a piece of military hardware.
    That happened in Stealth, too. Following up on that, apparently there's a TvTropes page about the magical abilities of lightning in fiction.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
    Or gaining super speed from being struck by lightning while holding some chemicals.
    Lightning could do anything in fiction - it’s hardly limited to comics.

    By standing in a superhero museum as it got hit by lightning, the man who became Composite Superman got the powers of every member of the Legion of Superheroes at once; and in the film Short Circuit, an errant lightning strike ensouled a piece of military hardware.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    I just learned that one of Ted Cruz’s favorite superheroes is Rorschach, from Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

    This explains so much.

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  • Accelerator
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    Internet gas just sounds lame.

    They could have put 'nanites' or 'nanobots' or 'cyberware'. But no, they had to be stupid about it.

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  • Grimmi05
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    Originally posted by Bluecho View Post
    Likely so. It's happened so many times before, with the "Big Two". Younger, less popular characters - whether ill-formed from the start or merely not given proper development - are sacrificed in the moment for cheap pathos. Unlike the popular characters who get sacrificed, though, the unpopular rarely get the benefit of a resurrection. They tend to stay dead, forgotten and unmourned, save by those few who actually liked them.

    That this is likely to happen to an explicitly non-binary character is sort of the cherry on top of this BS sundae.
    Marvel more so then most. Who else remembers Avengers Arena which tried to make a huge villain out of...Arcade.... Also wouldn't have been the first time killing off the New Warriors lead to a big event.

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  • AnubisXy
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    Originally posted by Dwight View Post
    And don't forget the guy who got exposed to his "grandpa's internet gas" and now can google with a thought. Wow new warriors, just wow
    So his superpower is that he doesn't first have to reach into his pocket and pull out a smart phone before he can start shitposting on the internet?

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  • Bluecho
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    Originally posted by Dwight View Post
    I'm really starting to feel that this current crop of new warriors is going to get done in at some point to touch off the next big cross over series like Civil War.
    Likely so. It's happened so many times before, with the "Big Two". Younger, less popular characters - whether ill-formed from the start or merely not given proper development - are sacrificed in the moment for cheap pathos. Unlike the popular characters who get sacrificed, though, the unpopular rarely get the benefit of a resurrection. They tend to stay dead, forgotten and unmourned, save by those few who actually liked them.

    That this is likely to happen to an explicitly non-binary character is sort of the cherry on top of this BS sundae.

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  • Dwight
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    I'm really starting to feel that this current crop of new warriors is going to get done in at some point to touch off the next big cross over series like Civil War.

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  • Bluecho
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    Originally posted by Grimmi05 View Post
    I mean thats also as stupid but I can see the comic book logic. lighting is fast. chemicals do stuff. combine the two for super speed. Now lets take this "internet gas" so what could internet gas be. a cloud of nanobots that give him access to the internet? sure I could see that. but then why not just call them nanobots instead of something that sounds like a 3 year old came up with it.
    Indeed. I, too, found the concept of "Internet Gas" to be a highly Golden Age or Silver Age conceit. But while we accept the Flash's origin, if for no other reason than because it got grandfathered in, it's harder to justify for a new character. Even the Golden Age Flash, whose origin involved drinking "heavy water", was retconned later as it triggering a latent metagene. The expectations of comic readers have shifted. A nebulous "internet gas" isn't necessarily going to fly anymore.

    A cloud of nanomachines would do it. It, also, is a handwave, but one that's less "unrealistic" (though obviously "Realism" is itself a loaded concept). It would at least fit the character concept. I'm honestly not sure why they didn't just say that outright.

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