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"This ain't company hype. I read this comic last week and I had to read the second part twice to make sure it really was as good as I thought it was." - Brian Michael Bendis

Date: 2019-02-07 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
So much Martian booty.

Date: 2019-02-07 06:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
"We took their form in our social shapes, growing beards, walking on two legs and giving ourselves enormous badonk-a-donks."

"What's a badonk-a-donk, da?"

"It's a money-maker, Khymm. Apparently they shake them and generate currency...somehow. Our scientists still aren't sure."

Date: 2019-02-07 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
So she's Khymm Ka'dassh'iann?

Date: 2019-02-08 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Shaking what my female progenitor gave me.

Date: 2019-02-07 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
I do like the worldbuilding.

I heard that Steve Orlando said this wasn't canon on Twitter, but if Bendis is into it I'm guessing he'll make it canon.

Date: 2019-02-07 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] capnduckman
So Is J'onn supposed to be green still? He looks awfully yellow, but calls himself a green skin...

Date: 2019-02-08 12:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Depends on the lighting.

Date: 2019-02-08 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cricharddavies
Bel Juz? That's a rather deep cut.

Date: 2019-02-09 01:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
I find it interesting that both this and Justice League are endeavoring to tell different "untold" aspects of J'onn's origins. I'm not yet sure how compatible they are.

This also the, what, fourth or fifth retcon to J'onn's origins just since 2011 alone (His changed history in Stormwatch, in Justice League of America (twice, I think. The back-up was inconsistent with the memory hole ones), his solo book before this, now this and JL)? Why is giving him a consistent backstory so difficult?

Date: 2019-02-09 07:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Because sometimes, a lot of the time, "X needs a backstory fix!" is a trap that gets writers thinking about 'how would I do the backstory...?' and they stay stuck there because none of them hit it big enough to become *the* backstory... which is because they aren't allowed to spend a lot of time digging in and gaining traction..

See how people tried to retcon Hawkman's backstory even after Geoff Johns fixed it. Or Donna Troy's... everything. Wonder Woman herself to an extent.

Date: 2019-02-10 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Yeah, the nature of comics these days means you're not going to be guiding a character for years (on average. You still get the occasional thing like Slott on Spider-Man or Aaaron on Thor), so trying to make major changes inevitably leads to the next guy going "nope!"

Date: 2019-02-13 01:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, you *can* get big changes, but you need to give the next person a reason to follow them, and being the third redo in a shuffle is not that.

I do wish the editors would reign it in- this is their job.

Date: 2019-02-14 01:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Especially since J'onn's 80's origin works pretty much perfectly (with only minimal refinements by Ostrander and Mandrake). Lone survivor of a plague, teleported across time and space, found a new family in a world of emerging heroes.

Date: 2019-02-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yes. It's simple, it works, it has a lot of story possibilities, why not that?

Date: 2019-02-15 12:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Yeah. Ostrander and Mandrake adding Malefic to that framework works, because it enhances what's there and gives J'onn a new adversary to face.

The last few retcons... they don't do that. I'm still not sure I could successfully tell you what happened in his last solo book.

Date: 2019-02-17 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I remember there was one that seemed to have an interesting thing with multiple aspects of him, but then I looked away and when I look back it's gone I guess?

Date: 2019-02-17 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Yeah, that was the last solo volume. That's definitely been disregarded as far as I can tell.

Date: 2019-02-17 07:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
DC needs some gosh-darn consistency. What the origin is only matters if there's consistency after.


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