Date: 2017-04-14 06:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Nice of those cables in the first page to make sure they don't obscure our view of Angie's butt there.

Date: 2017-04-14 06:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ovaltinepatrol
I really don't like Midnighter's costume compared to the one he wore in the old Authority comics.

Date: 2017-04-14 10:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
Agreed, it looks all kinds of ugly. If anybody was made to wear the black trench coat look it was him. I know they tried to justify that spike on his chin but man does it look stupid.

Date: 2017-04-14 06:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miramira
I guess having the team scrapper punch cats and repeatedly issue death threats to little girls is one way to establish him as a badass, but I don't think it's a very effective one.

Date: 2017-04-14 06:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
Uh, no. Austria attempting to reconquer Silesia from Prussia, leading to France siding with them and a larger European coalition to form a power bloc against Britain and Prussia. Leading to the latter two nations joining forces. That's what caused the Seven Years War.

Your fakey oversimplified pseudohistory does not impress me, superhero comics.
Edited Date: 2017-04-14 07:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-14 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
"Are they having sex?"

Geesh, Angie, you'd think the team of superheroes who've been around for centuries would have some knowledge of this stuff!

--

There's also some shakey timeline stuff. Public supers are only a few years old- The Fox talking a decade of supercrime then retirement acts like it's a more established thing. Especially considering the newness of widespread supers is a plot point just a few pages early, it sticks out.

I know I'm ragging on it a bunch and I don't think Cornell's a bad writer, but I have a lot to nitpick on the nu52's handling of the Wildstorm characters and how they chose to fold them in, only some of which is on Cornell.

On the plus side, Stormwatch's massive old screwup does explain their secrecy and why they're wrestling with keeping it, though the presence of non-them Supers should of course upset the old equations.

Date: 2017-04-15 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
I think this might be one reason Stormwatch never quite fit into the bigger DCU. They work when they're the biggest & baddest supers around, facing mostly alien threats or corrupt governments, and maybe a few dozen other metahumans. But put them in a world with thousands of other metas, but have them still act the same way, and they come off as, well, arrogant jerks who will soon be in way over their heads.

Date: 2017-04-15 10:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
And I think they could work, they had the angle of being a professional organization with a lot more infrastructure and such than other teams, but the way it's done just makes them look bad.

I wouldn't say it's the same way they were in Wildstorm for that matter- the old Stormwatch could treat others as professionals too, they viewed WildCATS as a Good Team, just less strong (unless Majestic was around, in which case not even that!). This is kinda The Authority at their worst (and the Authority was often not like this too). Like, maybe they could play it up more like a rivalry rather than a 'oh pish tosh, of course we're better and they suck.'? More of an, "Sure, they'll get the job done too, but...".

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