Date: 2012-03-07 10:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
No bellyshirt for Supes? Disappointing.

Joking! Though I was digging his tee-shirt and jeans look.

Date: 2012-03-07 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Loved the "guns are for sissies" line--really just sums up that young, brash yet heroic persona Superman's taken in the New 52 and especially this story.

That and just about everything in this issue was perfect, if not at least really, really solid. :D

Date: 2012-03-07 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i really wish he didn't actually use the word... sissy... but he took off his shirt sexily... i can let it slide....

Date: 2012-03-07 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Eh...it's certainly not his most PC hour, but my reading of it is that, again, this is a young early-20s Superman, who still has room to grow and mature. Like, if this was the modern Superman five years later, it would definitely feel off.

Date: 2012-03-07 11:12 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Miguel)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yeah i agree, another reason why i am letting it slide... as i visuallize sliding all UP in him!... wait that sounded worse than i intended...

Date: 2012-03-08 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] golden_orange
Judging by the general's rather grumpy reaction, I took that as a bit of a dig at the general's own attitudes towards 'sissies' more than anything else.

Date: 2012-03-07 11:00 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Happy Willow)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Oh Hai Clark :3....

okay, that beefcake was on purpose right? :DDD cuz i approve...

Date: 2012-03-07 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Some terrific moments here, but somehow, the pulling off of the t-shirt lingers... can't think why! :)

Date: 2012-03-07 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] magus_69
So "the Collector" is Brainiac's new "official" name? I wonder how long it will take before somebody calls him Brainiac, and has it stick in-universe.

Date: 2012-03-08 12:41 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Actually, it refers to itself by different names, based on what other planets and cultures have named it:

-"On Yod-Colu, we began as C.O.M.P.U.T.O." (a reference to Brainiac 5 and The Legion of of Superheroes)
-"On Noma, they called us Pnumoenoid."
-"On Bryak: Mind 2"
-On Krypton - where you were born - we were Brainiac 1.0"

Date: 2012-03-08 02:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
'On Earth, Internet.'

So, everybody say hi to Brainiac!

Date: 2012-03-08 11:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
So in other places, his name sounds like some singular intelligence, but on Earth it sounds like a distributed one.

Interesting.

Date: 2012-03-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
To be fair, we don't know anything about what COMPUTO, Pneumenoid, or Mind2 were like, and what little we've seen of Brainiac suggested it was a worldwide network that everything was connected to. Ours is the only one with 'net' in its name (although, again, to be fair, we have no idea what COMPUTO stands for, nor what Pneumenoid means in Noman), but it's not unlikely that the others were extensive networds, as well, it's just the Coluans, Nomans, Bryak, and Kryptonians were less prosaic in naming their networks than we were (or not, potentially - again, no idea what COMPUTO stands for).

*tries to come up with one*

Coluan Omnipresent Multi-Purpose Universal Terminal Operation

Date: 2012-03-09 07:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Also, a quick Google search shows that Bryak was apparently the *original* name given to Brainiac's homeworld way back when.

Date: 2012-03-07 11:39 pm (UTC)
lascoden: Anarky (Default)
From: [personal profile] lascoden
Wait, did he just undress in front of the whole city?

Date: 2012-03-08 12:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] atom_punk
I just realized that the people in those shrunken cities probably are seeing a massively-scaled up view of Superman undressing.

And the clicking of a million cell phone cameras echoed through Metropolis!

Also getting a kinda GLADOS-vibe from Brainiac. Must be the testing FOR SCIENCE!

Date: 2012-03-08 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weber_dubois22
Abs outta NOWHERE. I approve (rawr).

Date: 2012-03-08 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zechs80
I'm totally hearing Corey Burton's voice for this Brainiac. That is a GOOD thing.

Date: 2012-03-08 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
This issue was SO good.

Clark razzing Gen. Lane and being a badass to Brainiac... Luthor's slow realization he's been had. ('Have I completely missed something here?' is my favourite line of the issue.) Rags FINALLY getting his feet under himself, artwise (still don't like how he draws Jimmy, but everyone else looks good).

Date: 2012-03-08 03:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] terabient


I want Rags Morales to draw Action Comics forever.

Date: 2012-03-08 05:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
It's really awesome how everything he needs to be there dramatically is there when he needs it.

Date: 2012-03-08 11:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
It's at least given a marginally more valid explanation than in some stories thanks to Brainiac.

Date: 2012-03-08 05:07 pm (UTC)
benuben: (Default)
From: [personal profile] benuben
Chekov's gun?

Date: 2012-03-08 06:00 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
"I can see the alien spaceship with my zoom vision" is my favorite thing from all of this.

Date: 2012-03-08 04:28 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
ITA! It needs to always be referred to as zoom vision.

Date: 2012-03-08 04:45 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Just noticed the Blue- and Redshift on he running panel. Excellent detail for incredible speeds.

Date: 2012-03-08 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
The old Steel from the 52 series was so much more awsome that the new one that makes me sad. He was based in the legendary Jhon Irons, something that people have forgot EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE SAME NAME, also without the Death of Superman the existence of Steel has no real meaning, How can you top the REAL origin of Steel?

Everything else looks fine, is just that I really liked Steel and now I dont.

Date: 2012-03-09 07:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
The John Henry Irons thing was always an odd fit. The whole John Henry legend is *all* about technological progress and machinery being inferior to good ol' human gumption. Why associate a tech-based hero with that?

When Christopher Priest wrote the STEEL solo series, he tried his best to never mention the character's middle name for this very reason. He was always "John Irons" or "Dr. Irons."

Date: 2012-03-09 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
I always seen Jhon Henry as the Afroamerican hero by exelence, and he was the only supermen that was simply human. Also he was a cool black hero in the tradition of Black Lightining (People still think that name is "racist" but of course they dont remember the Black Panther Party, It wasnt the Panther Party but the BLACK panther party).

But yeah I see what Priest did there, even if the Hamer and the named screamed the resemblance Irons always was more like Tony Stark. And the age of "black heroes" had passed away in the 70 and probably didnt want his character be so involved in the tradition of a tipical afroamerican symbol like Jhon Henry.

Date: 2012-03-09 08:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
This is the only Steel story I've read that actually referenced the John Henry story outside of his name, what with calling himself a Steel Driving Man, while throwing down with a machine, so....

Date: 2012-03-09 12:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
I like the shift between determined/angry Clark and last page reveal Clark.

"Oh, I'm gonna make you pay... Show you what these people have taught me about a good ol' fashioned beat down, as my Pa used to- AAHH, GOD! WHAT IS THAT!? SCARY!"

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