Date: 2011-03-25 08:39 am (UTC)
freezer: (Wait What?)
From: [personal profile] freezer
So... Sacrifice the Sun for limitless power.

Which they could lord over the population until the world froze solid and killed everyone except them.

Not sure which is more insane, that or a second group letting them do it for their own Xanatos Gambit?

Date: 2011-03-25 09:53 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It's magic, the normal rules of science don't need to apply.

I'm more irked, again, at Brother Blood being considered a magic user. The only magical thing about him was his robe, and that had vaguely religious properties since IIRC it was apparently made from the robe Christ wore at the Crucifixion.

Date: 2011-03-25 02:26 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
didn't he perform a spell/ritual to create a body for Raven?

Date: 2011-03-25 03:46 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Only the Geoff Jones created Brother Blood did that, and he's the cause of the problem, since the implication is that the Chruch has roots in magic, when it doesn't. But then, given his treatment of Raven, Mr Jones doesn't see any difference between "mystic" and "magic" (and there is a definite difference in the DCU) and jusdging by her cameo here, that's carried forward.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:14 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
They also retconned it so that the Church of Blood worshiped Trigon instead of the Christian God, so there's that difference from the original, I guess.

Though give it a few years and they'll just merge it with the Religion of Crime and say that the Church of Blood was intended to worship Darkseid.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:40 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
To be fair, the Church of Blood was never Christian, nor any other deity-centred religion. It was a vaguely defined personality cult as much as anything, they worshipped blood itself, through Brother Blood.

Date: 2011-03-25 10:35 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
I think you misread it. I saw it as the first group EXPECTING the second group to replace the sun. That was the plan.

Date: 2011-03-25 01:01 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
The implication is they sacrificed the sun for power, expecting the magic hero's of the world to in turn sacrifice THEMSELVES creating a new sun. This magic sun gave them even MORE power (a possibly unexpected benefit), and removed almost all the hero's that could oppose them.

Date: 2011-03-25 09:03 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
This...
I like this. For an alt universe, of course. It seems really blunt and direct, 'now we use magic', but not in a tasteless way.

Plus, a dragon.

Date: 2011-03-25 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thandrak
Still incredibly happy to see Nina Skorzeny being used again.

Date: 2011-03-25 12:57 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
So, under a magic sun, Superman is Superwizard?

Date: 2011-03-25 01:07 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Also, why is the Creeper a bad guy?

Date: 2011-03-25 03:00 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
More of a Duskblade, I think--ideally, Clark would be a Paladin, but banishing isn't a pallie ability, I think.

Date: 2011-03-26 12:06 am (UTC)
philippos42: Sarigar (Default)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Banishing isn't a paladin ability? I know I played druids, but that seems wrong to me.

Date: 2011-03-26 02:44 am (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
They can turn undead, which can either make the undead flee or destroy them, but it's not quite the same as banishing. (Disclaimer: I've just started playing my first paladin, under Pathfinder rules.)

Date: 2011-03-26 12:00 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Paladins can turn undead as a cleric half their lvl, and anyone with turn undead can turn planars with the improved turning epic feat.

Date: 2011-03-25 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
So they couldn't call in a Blue Lantern to reignite the Sun?

Date: 2011-03-25 03:59 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Blue Lanterns could turn red giants into a younger blue sun but I doubt they could specifically fix it back to its regular yellow. And it's possible after the sun was offered up magics would've stopped the Blue rings from altering it.

Date: 2011-03-25 03:06 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
What, are you retarded or something, kid?

Batman has a goddamn dragon.

Date: 2011-03-25 03:48 pm (UTC)
hopeofdawn: (robin)
From: [personal profile] hopeofdawn
...is it so wrong of me that now I want to see a prequel titled 'How to train a Bat-dragon'? :D

Date: 2011-03-25 05:04 pm (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (24)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Had to look really hard to see whether Zatanna was wearing anything under the jacket and bow tie.

What's so special about our sun? Dime-a-dozen, there's a hundred billion more where that came from in this galaxy alone.

Date: 2011-03-25 05:55 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
How many of those support life? Even in a universe as densely populated by aliens as the DCU that's still only about one in a billion. Maybe magic in those one in a billion suns that makes it able to support life and therefore able to be sacrificed.

Date: 2011-03-25 06:34 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
A world without technology? Life must be a constant orgasm for Oracle.

Date: 2011-03-25 07:13 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
Someone will be like "yo we could just cure those legs of yours with all of this magic" and she'll flip and be like "do I LOOK like I want some kind of MAGIC cure??????"

Date: 2011-03-25 08:25 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
well, over on Earth-33, she was the magic all-seeing Oracle.. so actually yeah.

Of course, Dark Angel evidently killed and replaced her, so yeah.

Date: 2011-03-25 07:14 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
I'm not going to lie to you

they could probably make about a million more comics featuring Superman wielding a giant glowing magic-sun sword

I would buy them all

Date: 2011-03-25 07:47 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
He has the power...

...to make you want to buy those book.

Date: 2011-03-25 08:34 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
oh god its true

...now I just want it more

Date: 2011-03-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk


He-Man - "And people have the nerve to accuse me of stealing your thunder just because I have a mild-mannered secret identity?"

(Courtesy of he-Man.org)

Date: 2011-03-25 10:16 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Tora)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
This only really works because He-Man ripped off Captain Marvel, who can totally kick Superman's can.


(Denial isn't a state, it is an island and there I rule above all!)

Date: 2011-03-25 11:46 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, He-Man was based on a scrapped Conan proposal, so they added in the Shazam aspect for the kids and the rest, as they say, is marketing history.

Date: 2011-03-25 11:41 pm (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
That's nice fan-art, but if I recall it officially went down like this:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

THOOM!

Date: 2011-03-26 12:12 am (UTC)
philippos42: Sarigar (Default)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
The artist actually found some reference & drew Di's togs properly? Incredible!

Date: 2011-03-27 04:17 pm (UTC)
technacothaka: (Default)
From: [personal profile] technacothaka
Is it just me who thinks it looks like She-Ra's using her sword to basically feel up Wonder Woman?

Date: 2011-03-25 08:26 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
It haaaaaas to be a magical sun/
That gives its heat to everyone..

PIS

Date: 2011-03-26 01:17 am (UTC)
blue_bolt: Fat Watcher (Default)
From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
Hey remember Final Night?

You know, that Green Lantern event where Hal Jordan sacrificed himself to rekindle the sun?

I may not be a genius but creating an entirely new (magic) sun seems harder than rekindling a dying star. So unless Final Night was retconned by Final Crisis then Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Raven and co. are pulling a page from Hal Jordan's book. Now while I don't have a problem with this (unless it's his relationship with Carol, then it's all just PIS) it smacks of A COMPLETE LACK OF ORIGINALITY! DC has done this before, did they think we'd forget because it was a decade ago?

P.S: The only lesson I've learned from Hal Jordon is that he will f$%* anything. Anything.

Date: 2011-03-28 12:19 am (UTC)
chocochuy: This is a picture of the cute Kobato Hanato (Kobato Hanato)
From: [personal profile] chocochuy
OMG, SUPERMAN IS WIELDING SOUL EDGE/SOUL CALIBUR!!!

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