Date: 2012-06-07 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I love how this revealed that the French and Indian War was caused by Stormwatch going public and then having to take it back through sci-fi weaponry and political assassination.

Also, that "Next issue" tag? Amazing.

Date: 2012-06-07 05:59 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
For heaven's sake Midnighter, go give the man a hug!

Date: 2012-06-07 06:17 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
With all the spikes on that costume?

Date: 2012-06-07 06:23 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Like Apollo would even notice, he IS invulnerable after all.

Date: 2012-06-07 06:47 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Deadpool (tentacles))
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
For heaven's sake Midnighter, go give the man a hug! bj!

FIXED IT FOR... well, ok, myself. I fixed it for myself.

Date: 2012-06-08 04:32 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
"Is that a crotch spike?"

Date: 2012-06-07 06:37 pm (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
You beat me to the post! Really Apollo and Midnighter are the only reason I still buy this book.

Date: 2012-06-07 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kirke_novak

Date: 2012-06-07 08:00 pm (UTC)
ensiform: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ensiform
Ugh, I hate that Midnighter costume, and putting them in the same universe as the DC mains just riles me.

You consarn kids get off my lawn, &c.

Date: 2012-06-07 09:19 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Inexcusable meta aside, that's a really good character scene.

Date: 2012-06-07 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maseiken
Ha! Martian Manhunter? Awesome. I thought he was a hidden threat that fought the JLA in the past. Did he join Stormwatch after that?

Date: 2012-06-08 03:35 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Well the fight with the JLA was in flash back, so I'm not sure whether the joining Stormwatch or fight was first.

Date: 2012-06-08 06:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maseiken
So Stormwatch either took him Despite having fought the JLA, or they took him Because he fought the JLA, or they commissioned him TO fight the JLA.

All of these things make sense actually. Stormwatch is great like that.

Date: 2012-06-08 03:25 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yep, The third is my instinct.

Date: 2012-06-08 12:29 am (UTC)
skemono: I read dead racists (Default)
From: [personal profile] skemono
Apollo (and Midnighter, I assume) have names now?

Date: 2012-06-08 01:41 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
So it would appear that Stormwatch runs the world from behind the curtain, am I right?

Date: 2012-06-08 09:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kiev4am
*sigh* So on top of the redesigns, the wonky voices and overall sense of editorial picking and prodding on this book, they took one of the few happy, angst-free, really-not-giving-a-fuck gay characters in comics and gave him coming-out angst via a backstory that sounds as perfunctory as if it was worked out on the back of a cigarette packet while watching teen soaps?

Sorry, not sold. Apollo was/is one of my favourite characters in comics simply because you had this genuinely easygoing, happy guy on a ridiculously hardcore morally-grey superteam; he was like the anti!90s-grimdark, which poked fun at the Authority's own excess and made his relationship with Midnighter all the more unlikely and sweet. And yes, it was nice and novel that here was a 90s character that nobody felt needed to have suffered emotionally in his past. What was wrong with that character that DC felt he needed to be fixed by making him bitter and snarky? (Because it's so edgy and mature and nobody else in the DCnU is like that... OH WAIT)

This has been an Authority fanrant :/

Date: 2012-06-08 11:58 am (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Hadn't the old Apollo and Midnighter been mindwiped when they got their powers? As in they had absolutley no idea who they were before they were Apollo and Midnighter?

Technichly then, the only backstory difference may be that Apollo now actually remembers his past, instead of being a historyless blank slate.

Date: 2012-06-08 01:45 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
So Midnighter finds a way to wipe Apollo's memories ala Willow and Apollo becomes the happy-go-lucky superhero once more....BUT Midnighter knows the truth! The ANGST!

Date: 2012-06-08 04:53 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Willow and Tara's season six relationship is really not a good pattern to follow in terms of ethics (admittedly a rare problem for Midnighter) or survivability.

Heck, I don't even get why Tara was even willing to consider getting back with Willow. It had just been proven that it takes exeptionally little for Willow to screw around with her head. How could you ever trust someone after that?

Date: 2012-06-09 12:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Hadn't the old Apollo and Midnighter been mindwiped when they got their powers? As in they had absolutley no idea who they were before they were Apollo and Midnighter?

Indeed, which was a source of angst and confusion for both of them, when a story had either one think about it. They didn't even know if they knew each other before they got their powers. I think there was even a sadistic suggestion from Henry Bendix that he "programmed" them to love each other.

Date: 2012-06-09 09:16 am (UTC)
kraesil: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kraesil
Word of the day: ANGST!

Actually, no. Make that word of the century.

Date: 2012-06-10 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's DC's word of the day. Every day.


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