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When zombie-slash-crimefighting queen Jessie Quick (aka the Flash) encounters a vampire named Red Raven sucking the life out of a bad guy, she's intrigued. Will Jessie join Red Raven in her spooky girl gang?

Date: 2013-01-15 01:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mullon
Yeesh, those mouths.

Date: 2013-01-15 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nightauditguy
I think I once had a dream similar to that last panel.

Date: 2013-01-15 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
so the ame-comi things aren't holding to any sort continuity I take it

Date: 2013-01-15 08:56 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Why would they? None of the villains in the setup story have ever worked with Brainiac, after all. Duela Dent's never been a spotlight villain like she is here. Commissioner Gordon got The Killing Joke treatment and not Barbara. All the male heroes are gone thanks to the magic of Rule 63. This was never meant to be adhering to any kind of continuity.

Date: 2013-01-15 02:21 am (UTC)
rdfox: Alfred Pennyworth facepalming at something horribly stupid (facepalm)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
You know what makes me cry?

The Ame-Comi Starfire costume is actually *better* than the DCnU version is. I think that's pretty much a first--an Ame-Comi character having a more practical, less exploitive costume than the "mainstream" version...

Date: 2013-01-15 02:43 am (UTC)
bjornwilde: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
So is Ame-Comi the DC version of Marvel Manga-verse?
Edited Date: 2013-01-15 02:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-15 09:02 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
To a degree. The Ame-Comi statuettes were designed to have a manga flavour to them, but the big deal for the comic series is meant to be the Rule 63 nature of the whole affair, where they've specifically stated that there are basically no male heroes. The art also tends to have more of a manga flavour to it, but some of the earlier minis, which were three issues focusing on specific characters, had artists like Amanda Conner and Ted Naifeh working on them.

Date: 2013-01-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Yes, but also everyone gets a vagoo.

Date: 2013-01-15 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
It's funny how my priorities run. Sexy female Cyborg? Sure! Sexy female Tempest? Bring it!

But sexy female Beast Boy? That's just crossing the line!

Date: 2013-01-15 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gunny
Starfire's costume reminds me a lot of the alternate universe of the Goblyn Queen. You know, the one where 616 Havoc somehow ended up there and Maddie was called Marvel Girl?

Date: 2013-01-15 03:46 am (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Oh, Ace Chemicals, you're one of the least OSHA-compliant companies ever!

Thoughts? This has only just hit my radar

Date: 2013-01-15 11:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capt_satellite
I didn't connect this to DC or the figures....what's the consensus here? A well intended entry level book for potential female fans, or a clumsy attempt to cash in degenerating into cheesecake for the very young?

I do have a weakness for alternate universes, and cross-gender heroics can be fun. Just not sure what to make of it. It's kind of cute....and I am always looking for something to give the comic bug to other budding geeks in the family. Or is this kind of ishy and I am missing something

Re: Thoughts? This has only just hit my radar

Date: 2013-01-15 12:56 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I think to some degree DC probably intended it as a legitimate entry point for female fans and younger fans who don't particularly want to get involved in the bigger DCU, which was often poorly thought out and ill-constructed even before the reboot, despite what some seem to think. So.. Yeah. It's a nice simple AU with very 'comic book' plots. It's not awfully complicated and it's enjoyable, to me.

But then because they are obligated to follow the designs of the existing Ame-Comi statuettes, the cheesecake can pop up, and rather badly at times. In general, though, the designs are really interesting, as are the range of characters they invoke. Some are simple Rule 63'd versions of male characters, but then they bring out others like Duela Dent and Carrie Kelly - the latter of whom was sacrificed at the altar of Countdown, and the latter being a Frank Miller character.

It's a good introduction to some of these characters, I think, but I also think - if you are going to use it to give someone an entry into comics - you'd need to be wary of some of the art, at times - I can't remember if it was Supergirl or Power Girl's mini that made everyone look like blow-up dolls - and it's important to bear in mind that these characters aren't particularly depicted like this anywhere else. So.. Yeah. I'm about 50/50 on recommending it for your family's budding geeks, heh. Best bet would be to grab a few issues yourself (either in print or in digital), and see what you think.

Date: 2013-01-15 11:47 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Run! The Rule 63 version of Beast Boy from the cartoon's fanart is on the loose!

Date: 2013-01-15 02:10 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Okay, stupid question, why did they make Jesse Quick a zombie for this?

Also, I think I found yet another character for my super hero rpg.

Date: 2013-01-15 02:44 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Because she's meant to be the Ame-Comi version of the main DCU's Black Flash. I'm sure there's been a regular version of the Flash about before in Ame-Comi, though I'm not sure if it was Jesse.

Date: 2013-01-15 07:49 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Oh wow, I completely forgot the Black Flash even existed.

Date: 2013-01-15 03:07 pm (UTC)
zapbiffpow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Wow, this looks pretty decent. So is Jessie Quick the Ame-Comi Black Flash now?

Date: 2013-01-16 06:36 am (UTC)
bj_l: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bj_l
So this is a real thing? It's not just vaguely creepy statues?

Date: 2013-01-16 10:08 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Has been for over a year now. They started with a handful of minis before launching into this main series.

Date: 2013-01-16 12:24 pm (UTC)
bj_l: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bj_l
Are they any good? I did a quick search for TPBs and found nothing.

Date: 2013-01-16 03:28 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Nah, you wouldn't find any TPB's yet. DC have only just gotten around to doing them as paper issues for stores, because they're digital-first comics.

Personally, like I say above, I think they're pretty good. They're refreshingly simple and void of the nature of most superhero comics at the Big Two, especially with DC's current output having forced ties to each other as they try and generate a new, cohesive universe, and Marvel naturally dragging nearly everything into their events. So they're simple, the writing's usually fairly strong, and they're fun. You don't have to worry about buying X amount of books to understand what's going on, for instance, and they're pretty decent superhero stories.

But, as I say above, you do, obviously, have to bear in mind that they are based on the Ame-Comi line of statuettes, so as good as the writing can be, the fanservice and dubious nature of some designs will creep in at times.


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