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ComicBookResources has the preview. Two behind the cut, me hearties. yo ho.

Blackbeard, preen all you want, but the man just remembered gunning down an elder dark god. I don't think you're going to phase him.

Of all of those preview pages.... all of that could've been condensed to these two pages and you would've been fine with just a few tweaks.

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character: Batman/Bruce Wayne

creator: Grant Morrison
creator: Yanick Paquette

Date: 2010-06-15 06:23 pm (UTC)
rordulum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rordulum
Is this all working out so that Bruce is his own ancestor? Because the only other person I've seen manage that was Philip J. Fry. Hardly an auspicious list to be added to.

Date: 2010-06-15 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
We haven't seen any examples of that so far. There were no Wayne ancestors in the caveman chapter, and not only was Nathanial Wayne someone else in the witch-hunter chapter, but he was directly confrontational with "Mordicai." There's also the possibility that Dr. Hurt is a "Thomas Wayne," just not the Thomas that birthed Bruce, but one from around this time period, who tried to summon a demon and became a cult ruler.

So no, there's no evidence of that so far--besides, I'm pretty sure that a few Heinlein characters have succeeded in being his/her own ancestor at some point.

Date: 2010-06-15 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tammy_moore
Lazarus Long in....Time Enough for Love and whatever Maureen's book was? As part of his 'bribe you not to commit suicide' thing he went back in time experience something new: boinking his mam.

Date: 2010-06-16 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I remember hearing a short of his where a character becomes both his own father and mother, "All You Zombies." Other then that, I couldn't tell you--only novels I've read so far have been Starship Troopers and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Plan to get through The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and I Will Fear No Evil soon.

Date: 2010-06-16 05:48 pm (UTC)
the_engineer: Turtle (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_engineer
Plan to get through The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and I Will Fear No Evil soon.

Don't. They're terrible books, especially compared to Starship Troopers and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Date: 2010-06-16 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Eh, Fear No Evil at least has an interesting premise, so I'll at least give it a shot. I forgot that I also have Stranger in a Strange Land too, and feel I should finish that if not just because it's called one of his seminal works.

Date: 2010-06-16 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
In David Gerrold's The Man Who Folded Himself, he becomes his own father and mother by hooking up with a female alternate-history version of himself.

Date: 2010-06-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
There's "—All You Zombies—", which is awesome.

Date: 2010-06-15 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ninjapeps
that was one strange story.

Date: 2010-06-16 01:05 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
A much better one than some of his last few, unfortunately. The man really suffered after he decided he didn't need an editor any more.

Date: 2010-06-15 08:27 pm (UTC)
comicoz: Really, 99 of them (Default)
From: [personal profile] comicoz
Perhaps they heard that "I'm My Own Grandpa" song and thought it was a brilliant story idea?

Date: 2010-06-16 06:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
I can't remember what it was called, but I once read a science fiction book where a woman basically was her own mother. I am not kidding. It involved cloning and time travel. As in, she was an astronaut with no known family, she wound up cloning herself and her lover under some odd circumstances, she eventually ended up back in time, a bunch of other stuff happens, and when the book ends it turns out that this odd lady who she'd randomly met just before leaving on the space mission where everything goes kablooey was actually her future self - making the opening and closing scenes technically the same scene from the same character's point of view at the two different instances she was in that place at that time. Which brings up this whole paradox in a chicken-egg scenario fashion, making me ask where her DNA came from in the first place... It was all kind of trippy... but a fun read. ...And now I want to go re-read it, assuming the public library didn't get rid of its copy since I was in junior high, and I can still find it. Damn.

Date: 2010-06-15 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2010-06-15 07:41 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Yarr, Bristol Rocks is funny, see, 'cause that's where Blackbeard is from.

Hm, the Black Pirate is the guyh from Starman, yes?

Date: 2010-06-15 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
the Black Pirate is the guyh from Starman, yes?

It can't possibly, because that would mean Morrison is using someone else's continuity, and we all know he never does that . . .

Date: 2010-06-15 08:18 pm (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
One word: Bludhaven.

Three words: Zur-En-Arrh.

Date: 2011-01-13 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That could be one word depending on how the hyphens are pronounced.

Date: 2010-06-15 08:20 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Well his name is Jack Valor, so yeah it's the same guy.

But technically it doesn't mean that Morrison is using Robinson's continuity, as the Black Pirate is an old comicbook character I believe, like Scalphunter, the Shade etc. who Robinson also used in Starman.

Date: 2010-06-16 07:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] buttler
The Black Pirate was in Starman, yes, but he's also an old DC character who ran in the back pages of Action, Sensation and All-American Comics from 1940-1948, then popped up occasionally in the Bronze Age for the occasional time-travel or "Whatever Happened To" story.

I'm just disappointed that Blackbeard doesn't look anything like Ben Grimm.

Date: 2010-06-15 08:22 pm (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
"I'm getting something...yes...the spirits are giving me a phrase...I'll try to translate...they're saying...erm...

"I...I am...I am the Dread Pirate...yes, more...I am the Dread Pirate Roberts...and?...there will be no survivors.

"What a curious message."

(I'm not actually accusing Grant of plagiarism - within the genre of fictional pirates it's a pretty standard trope.)

Date: 2010-06-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax








Date: 2010-06-15 10:53 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot

Drinks with Van Gogh!


Punches Nazis with Churchill!

I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-15 11:50 pm (UTC)
lissa_quon: beaker from the muppets conducting electricity (beaker)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Wait...erm...The Revenge wasn't Blackbeard's ship.

Well not techincally, he sailed WITH it, but his ship was the Queen Anne's Revenge. Some shmuck named Bonnet was captain of the Revenge>.

Re: I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-15 11:59 pm (UTC)
lissa_quon: dib from invader zim in a crazy bucket (crazy bucket)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Wait....this is set in 1735?

Blackbeard was killed in 1718.

Re: I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-16 01:05 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
That's what they want you to believe! :D

Re: I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-16 01:22 am (UTC)
lissa_quon: beaker from the muppets conducting electricity (beaker)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
But...but...there was a body, and accounts of his head (without the rest of his body) hanging from the figurehead of the ship that stopped him.


Re: I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-16 02:01 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
I'm guessing the DCU timeline is going to be a bit different from our own..Maybe in the DCU after that fateful battle, it was Robert Maynard's head that was hanging from the figurehead.


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Maynard looks sort of like Bruce Wayne in that pic...Hmmmm.

Re: I am a nerd

Date: 2010-06-16 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blake_reitz
Well, yeah, but saying "The Queen Anne's Revenge" is such a mouthful. I mean, everyone knows what Blackbeard's talking about, and no one wants to correct him.

Date: 2010-06-16 01:06 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Bristol Rocks? I always thought it was Cleveland!

Date: 2010-06-16 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
"Raise those hands to me again, and I'll--"

If this goes much further, Teach's headstone will end up reading "Smother'd under an ass."


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