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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-10 07:58

National Comics 'Eternity' Cover Up



Basically the National Comics imprint is DC's new line, intended to explore "dormant" characters in the DCnU such as Kid Eternity, Madame X (presumably Xanadu) and Rose and Thorn.

"The first issue, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Cully Hamner will center around Eternity. This is the story of police coroner Christopher Freeman. After being given a second chance on life, he finds himself with the ability to resurrect the dead. Freeman uses his new ability to help those he resurrects to find their murderers and to gain closure, so they can continue to the other side."

This could be interesting. :) Plus the cover is neat.
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/04/national-comics/
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-04-10 09:00 (UTC)(link)
So rather than a kid who is given power to summon ghosts from history to fight crime because it was kinda cool, he's now an adult with necromancy powers with a plot drive nicked from Pushing Daisies (And to a lesser extent the sadly abortive pilot "17th Precinct")?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-04-10 09:27 (UTC)(link)
The glasses are a hark back to Grant Morrison and Duncan Fegredo's Vertigo take on the character (who was then perhaps the first Vertigo character to come back to the DCU when he appeared to joined the Teen Titans, with yet another variant set of powers, before being killed AGAIN.. which shouldn't have been possible, what with him being dead already)
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[personal profile] michael_ellis_day 2012-04-10 14:40 (UTC)(link)
But, as any comics writer will tell you, the police procedural with magic powers added is the ultimate form of art! All comic books must eventually turn into paranormal police procedurals, the highest goal to which they or any other art form can aspire!

Also, the National imprint is actually obligated to do this under their corporate mandate to root out any character you might have enjoyed in the past and suck all the fun out of it, so that even your fond memories of past comics become more dilute. It's not that they enjoy doing this; it's just the rule.
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[personal profile] arbre_rieur 2012-04-10 16:13 (UTC)(link)
"All comic books must eventually turn into paranormal police procedurals, the highest goal to which they or any other art form can aspire!"

Well, after decades of all comics being turned into superhero stories*, it'll at least be a change of pace. ;)

*Yeah, that doesn't apply outside the Big Two, but I assume that's what we're talking about here.
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-04-11 15:10 (UTC)(link)
hmmm also kinda like True Calling.... (which i believe was a totally underrated show!) and i think that came first....
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[personal profile] grazzt 2012-04-12 19:41 (UTC)(link)
And let's not forget the genius Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, so this concept isn't even all that new to comics.