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'One of my personal disappointments with G3, oft mentioned, was that DC's insistence that I "take it forward" broke the pattern and lost, I thought, much of the charm. By moving "ahead" of the DCU I lost many of the points of recognition that had been such a a big part of the FUN of the first two.' - John Byrne

Luthor's brain detonates a nuke.

Date: 2017-08-08 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
Been waiting for this issue to be posted as the already squicky Lara Wayne situation will get EVEN worse :/

Date: 2017-08-08 09:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
... Well, that was depressing.

Date: 2017-08-08 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Not sure I understand why Lara looking like a teenager would be a TURN-OFF to someone who, by the standards of his race, IS a teenager. Maybe he's just into older women?

And it's a nitpick, but I like Gold K better when there's no cure at all: it would've given Lara's decision a little more punch.

Also: "You think I'm some CHILD? I'll show YOU! I'm gonna run right out and change my body permanently to show my love, only instead of getting your name tattooed on my thigh I'm going to give up my powers, my functional immortality, the crimefighting career I enjoy, and virtually everything my entire identity is based on! WOULD SOME MERE CHILD DO THAT, I DON'T THINK SO, THIS DECISION IS CLEARLY INFORMED BY FOUR CENTURIES OF WISDOM."

Even so, this is a nice Gift-of-the-Magi twist. The Super and Bat families get to enjoy such long lives that it's refreshing to see that even for them, time can get cut tragically short.

Surprised not to see Booster Gold, though.
Edited Date: 2017-08-08 01:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-08 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
Lara's meant to be stuck at physical age 11.

Date: 2017-08-09 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Oh, great God in Heaven.

Okay, that explains a few things, I guess. I was reading her as a petite teenager because she's got no one near her to give her scale except her alien boyfriend and the usually large Batman. And because, you know, it's much less weird that way.

Byrne's art still has a lot going for it here, but his tendency to draw smaller, squinty eyes when his characters aren't actively wide-eyed in shock works against his efforts to make them look younger. His all-new Superman, back in his heyday, acted and mostly looked like a young newbie, but that face said late 30s-early 40s.

Date: 2017-08-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theflames
hahahah 'lois wayne'


Date: 2017-08-09 12:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trooper924
The thing I don't get is why Lara is stuck as a child. I mean, Superman didn't spend four hundred years stuck as Superboy, so why did she? Am I overlooking something here?

Date: 2017-08-09 05:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I do always have a problem with the 'and you made a decision at just the right time to have the worst possible personal consequences,' things. It's a bit much on the 'the author says your life should suck here' nose.

Date: 2017-08-09 08:06 am (UTC)
pyrrhocorax: It's an edition of the Daily Bugle newspaper, with the headline EVERYTHING AWFUL Oh God Somebody Do Something (everything awful)
From: [personal profile] pyrrhocorax
Ah yes, I remember reading this one age about 12 and being very uncomfortable. I think I hid it down the back of a shelf...


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