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Okay, I've got a favorite book from the DCnU and it's the new Ray. Granted, it's a mini, but still. He's a goofy, well meaning dude who gets smacked in the face by cosmic rays and becomes a superhero. His folks and friends know about his powers, as well as his girlfriend.


The book is aware of the conventions of the superhero genre and pokes light fun while managing to not alienate hardcore comic fans. It embraces the inherent weirdness of superhero stories and just kinda rolls with it.


Personally, I hate a lot of set-up for a hero getting his powers. It feels like too many stories nowadays are origin stories and it's nice that they don't spend a lot of time on the 'why' of his powers. Instead, there's a lot more focus on characters, which I think makes for a better story.


Also, he's naked a lot. Because this book is awesome.


I love his girlfriend. She takes the whole thing very well, but is insistent that he should probably spend less time fooling around with his new found super powers and more time making sure he isn't going to randomly explode or start giving people cancer.

You should pick up this book. Fun hero, great art, strong supporting cast, wicked villain, and over all, an awesome book. Definitely my favorite out of the DCnU. Reeeeeally hoping he doesn't get Ryan Choi'd. (I don't think the old Ray has that many fans, but I thought that about the Atom and look how that turned out.)

Date: 2012-04-03 02:49 am (UTC)
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So... a cease and desist order? Does this mean at least one of the previous incarnations of The Ray still exist?

Date: 2012-04-03 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qalchemist
It seems so.

The whole 'ballooner accident' thing he talks about at the beginning is the old 40s-era Ray's background!


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