Date: 2013-02-16 08:02 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I prefer the 1970's ones myself.

Damian on a Valentine? The kid is like 10... that's just not right.

And to quote the most reposted thing I've seen on Tumblr lately, it should be "You've got Grayson booty" rather than "beauty", no? ;)

And they've made the New 52 the punchline of a Valentine? Really DC, really?

Date: 2013-02-16 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
At least where I grew up, Valentines like these would be frequently distributed by ~ten year olds to their classmates, so that doesn't seem a big issue to me.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:12 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Is mainstream DC marketing anything to 10 year olds these days?

Date: 2013-02-16 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Well, horrible pun valentines, I assume. I've never known adults to give out cards like this, and I know some pretty geeky and soppily romantic adults.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:56 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Depends where these were on sale I suppose.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
As an extra in the Valentine's Day issue of Young Romance, apparently. Haven't read that book myself, can't speak as to its probable target demographic

Date: 2013-02-16 09:05 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Still unlikely to be 10 year old's. :)

Date: 2013-02-16 09:24 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I think the entire production is justified by Jonah Hex on a bright pink Valentine's card.

That is a reason unto itself.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:52 pm (UTC)
randyripoff: (Barry Ween)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
Would a ten year old even recognize half of these characters? Outside of the Super Friends (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin), they might recognize Green Lantern and Cyborg...might.

Date: 2013-02-17 02:58 am (UTC)
lissa_quon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Ten year old me MIGHT recognize Swamp Thing and Jonah Hex. But then again wee lissa was introduced to comics via 90's era DC Vertigo and was not a normal ten year old.

Who the hell is the dude on the te amo te adora card? Also what the hell is Cyborgs card even saying?

Date: 2013-02-17 03:48 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
I think that "te amo" guy is Vibe, who's apparently alive and well in the DCnU.

Though if they wanted a more current and more popular Latino hero, why not go with Jaime Reyes? Or for even more diversity, Bunker?

Date: 2013-02-17 03:56 am (UTC)
randyripoff: (Black Lightning)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
All things being equal, Jaime probably has more of a recognition factor. However, his title has been canceled, and Vibe's will be starting shortly, so I guess that's why we're getting Vibe instead.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Some cute ones "You're wonder-ful," "Tonight is for Just-us" some confusing ones (What's Angel doing in there?), and some that are a little frightening. Shazam looks awfully sinister in his, and the Swamp Thing one comes off as sort of passive-aggressive. Is it a Valentine or a break up letter?

Date: 2013-02-16 08:11 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
That's Animal Man rather than Angel, but you're right about the Shazam one.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
That... would make more sense.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
Ha, I was thinking that Shazam looked a little insane too.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:10 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
These are great! I especially like the "just us" :)

Date: 2013-02-16 08:15 pm (UTC)
aeka: (Huntress [crossbow]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
I'm really loving the fact that there's a card in there that literally says 'The New 52: You've been rebooted as my valentine.'

I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean, but my first thought was 'you've been replaced as my valentine.'

That can't be a good thing.

Date: 2013-02-16 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Or... "The universe has been rewritten in such a fashion that we're now together."

Also not a... *good*... thing.

Date: 2013-02-17 07:33 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Hulk Trollface)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
On the other hand you are either Lois or Diana.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:18 pm (UTC)
bjornwilde: (DevoThulhu)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
I was hoping for a Constantine card. Oh well.

Date: 2013-02-17 08:02 am (UTC)
lissa_quon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Thats totally what I should have done for Valetines day. Though what would the slogan for that even be?

Date: 2013-02-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
bjornwilde: (Athena)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
"I'm burning for you but the doc gave me some pills?"

Date: 2013-02-17 07:29 pm (UTC)
pallas_athena: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pallas_athena
"I'd sell my soul for you... except it already technically belongs to Hell, so I sold yours instead... umad, Valentine?"

Date: 2013-02-18 08:25 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
You'll soon be deceased,
Because I love you.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:21 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
" You've been rebooted as my valentine! "

.. wished the guy from The Nearness Of You.

Date: 2013-02-16 09:53 pm (UTC)
raspberryrain: GIF (blink)
From: [personal profile] raspberryrain
I remember giving out tacky Valentines at 10 years old. Some of these seem inappropriate for that.

Date: 2013-02-16 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I'm struggling to think of a healthy relationship where the Swamp Thing one would be appropriate.

Date: 2013-02-17 12:59 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Maybe it's aimed for Earth First! couples?

Date: 2013-02-16 11:06 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Some of these seem a little creepy. Here's some other ones DC could do:

Green Lantern: "There's always room in my fridge for you!"

Jean Lorring/The Atom: "I'm crazy for you!"

The Atom: "Size doesn't matter."

Jericho: "You leave me speechless!"

Aquaman: "It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean."

Date: 2013-02-17 01:03 am (UTC)
aulayan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aulayan
I haven't read the new Flash Series so I have to ask....

That looks like Wally's outfit, not what I associate with Barry's... Is it, or did they give Barry that outfit now?

Date: 2013-02-19 04:41 am (UTC)
benuben: (Default)
From: [personal profile] benuben
Who's Wally?

Date: 2013-02-17 01:22 am (UTC)
althechi: (i am thor)
From: [personal profile] althechi
"My love is more powerful than a locomotive."

Wow, going for the subtlety there, huh?

Date: 2013-02-17 03:49 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Just be thankful there wasn't a picture of a train entering a tunnel to go along with it.

Date: 2013-02-17 04:00 am (UTC)
althechi: (aparo bond)
From: [personal profile] althechi

...if you know what I mean.

Date: 2013-02-17 08:18 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
They considered "Faster than a speeding bullet", but the implications were even worse.

Date: 2013-02-17 03:15 am (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Ok, what does "IYQ SWAK" mean?

Date: 2013-02-17 03:57 am (UTC)
randyripoff: (howard the duck)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
SWAK is definitely "Sealed with a kiss". No clue about IYQ.

Date: 2013-02-17 04:59 am (UTC)
kraesil: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kraesil
IYQ would be "I like you".

Date: 2013-02-17 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Google suggests that it IYQ means "I like you," although I'm unable to trace why that should be. I suppose if you read the letters out loud quickly it sounds something like Eye Why Cue or I wike you.

Date: 2013-02-17 05:08 am (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Ok, so Cyborg's like the internet, I guess I can see that.

Date: 2013-02-17 08:20 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It's phonetic babyspeak

I Y Q = eye wy kyoo = I wike you
Edited Date: 2013-02-17 08:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-17 03:18 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Excuse me while I vomit forever.

Date: 2013-02-17 03:48 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Katie Cook Doug)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No, no, go right ahead, I might have left some room in the bucket I was using myself (I translated it, I wasn't endorsing it!)

Date: 2013-02-17 04:58 am (UTC)
kraesil: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kraesil

And omg, those puns...

"Say the magic word and I'm yours." With you looking as terrifying as you do, nty.

Date: 2013-02-17 08:21 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
That's the modified cover doughnut Catwoman, it's bad, but the original would have been worse.

Date: 2013-02-17 05:55 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
... it's been almost over a year and they're still milking the "We're Rebooted" thing?

Date: 2013-02-17 04:18 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Hmm, I do like the cards for Green Arrow, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Nightwing (Grayson beauty, indeed!). Superman and Batman does make me laugh. Poor Catwoman...her pose looks painful!

I do think the 1970s cards were more fun.


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