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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:30 am

I think this is one of the best titles in the new 52, with strong, believable female characters, an intriguing storyline and jaw-droppingly beautiful art. I liked it so much I asked for Batwoman: Elegy for my birthday.

Is anyone else reading this title?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:57 am

It's one of the very few DC books I'm now looking at (the others being The Shade and Swamp Thing, though I'm about to drop Swamp Thing). It is, however, almost consistently out of stock at my local comic shop which seems to have trouble getting copies. I think it may be a bit of a sleeper hit, though I'm not happy with the fact that Bette Kane's past history has already been subject to editorial interference...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:28 pm

Apart from that niggle, what do you think of it?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:52 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Apart from that niggle, what do you think of it?
Apart from that, it's not half bad. Though I still preferred the original kathy Kane and her utility compact...

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Post by freedumbdclxvi on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:16 am

i've really enjoyed this book. i think jhw iii has done a wonderful job picking up from where he and rucka left off.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:30 am

The first arc wasn't bad, but I dropped it after issue #9 with that miserable, confusing To Drown the World arc. I got tired of trying to keep track of the change in the timeline every two pages, and also got tired of Bette just lying unconscious in a hospital bed for several issues.

tony ingram wrote: . . . Though I still preferred the original kathy Kane and her utility compact...
Me too.






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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:07 am

Those old stories were wonderful. Oddly, I think I may actually have "met" Batwoman in the comics before I discovered Batgirl, thanks to her guest appearance in Freedom Fighters.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:39 am

tony ingram wrote:Those old stories were wonderful. Oddly, I think I may actually have "met" Batwoman in the comics before I discovered Batgirl, thanks to her guest appearance in Freedom Fighters.
Uh, Tony . . . I believe both first appeared in that comic book in the same issue.


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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:31 am

Good God, you're right. I'd totally forgotten that! I'll have to reread it, now... Shocked 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:45 am

If you can find it.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:50 am

Lucy McGough wrote:If you can find it.
"Best of DC 1970s/80s inc. DC team-up titles & short run short run team books", top box of three, fifth stack from the window, to the immediate right of the chair I'm sitting in.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:55 am

Show-off.

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Post by Mbast1 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:43 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:If you can find it.
"Best of DC 1970s/80s inc. DC team-up titles & short run  short run team books", top box of three, fifth stack from the window, to the immediate right of the chair I'm sitting in.  

I couldn't do that if I tried. I'm sitting in my "office" room, and I wish I could upload a picture of it. No organization at all...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Do you not have a camera or smartphone?

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:02 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Do you not have a camera or smartphone?
Some people don't.
(There is a camera function on the cellphone I use, but I don't think it has an internet service connection installed on the phone, so I don't know how to download any pictures I take.)

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:08 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Do you not have a camera or smartphone?

Yes, so let's see if I can make this work.





So, was I kidding?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:18 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Do you not have a camera or smartphone?
Some people don't.
I don't, either. My phone basically just makes phone calls, on the rare occasions when I remember to charge it and have any credit.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:29 am

These were taken a few years ago on my old polaroid. A few things have changed since, but not much...










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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:36 am

The resemblance is uncanny.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:20 pm

My room:


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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:10 am

Lucy McGough wrote:My room:

NOW who's showing off?

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:54 am

What kind of Dalek is that?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:04 am

One of the new ones, I'm afraid. My friend gave it to me.

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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:50 am

Lucy McGough wrote:One of the new ones, I'm afraid. My friend gave it to me.
Now you just have to buy an old one of similar size to display next to it so you can compare and contrast them.  Cool 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:02 am

You can buy me one if you like, but I'm wasting spending my money on the new Pratchett/Baxter book.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:52 pm

By the way, I liked Batwoman when she first started appearing in the series 52.





She's currently appearing in the weekly Batman Eternal series. She had a brief cameo appearance in issue #2, and she's appearing in the story with Batgirl and Red Hood in issues #15 and #18.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:06 pm

Is her own book cancelled, now?

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according to Diamond's numbers

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:22 pm

tony ingram wrote:Is her own book cancelled, now?
Not yet. The issue that was out in June still sold over 30,000 copies to stores (according to Diamond's numbers).

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:47 am

'Cos she's awesome.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:'Cos she's awesome.
Depends on who's writing and drawing her.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:19 pm

Well, yes, a bad writer could make even Batman seem pretty dull.

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:35 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Well, yes, a bad writer could make even Batman seem pretty dull.
Lord knows we've had a few of those in the past.

And it doesn't even have to be a "bad writer" . . . it can also be a good writer who's just not the right fit for Batman and his world.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:14 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Well, yes, a bad writer could make even Batman seem pretty dull.
Lord knows we've had a few of those in the past.

And it doesn't even have to be a "bad writer" . . . it can also be a good writer who's just not the right fit for Batman and his world.

I thought Azzarello was one of those. Curiously enough, though, I thought Tony Daniel wasn't. I never got what people were complaining about with him.

(Tony, I both admire and covet that action figure wall of yours.

Oh, and Mike, you should have Lucy come clean your office for you. And when she's done I'll have her come clean mine, because WOW that's a clean room. Makes my little OCD heart sing.)

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:17 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Well, yes, a bad writer could make even Batman seem pretty dull.
Lord knows we've had a few of those in the past.

And it doesn't even have to be a "bad writer" . . . it can also be a good writer who's just not the right fit for Batman and his world.

I thought Azzarello was one of those. Curiously enough, though, I thought Tony Daniel wasn't. I never got what people were complaining about with him.

(Tony, I both admire and covet that action figure wall of yours.

Oh, and Mike, you should have Lucy come clean your office for you. And when she's done I'll have her come clean mine, because WOW that's a clean room. Makes my little OCD heart sing.)
Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:34 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Oh, and Mike, you should have Lucy come clean your office for you. And when she's done I'll have her come clean mine, because WOW that's a clean room. Makes my little OCD heart sing.)
Cool, thanks! Recognition at last Very Happy

tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
Have you ever tried? Razz

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:37 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
Sam_Vimes wrote:Oh, and Mike, you should have Lucy come clean your office for you. And when she's done I'll have her come clean mine, because WOW that's a clean room. Makes my little OCD heart sing.)
Cool, thanks! Recognition at last Very Happy

tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
Have you ever tried? Razz
It would make me sad to do so. I intend to die aged 99 when a huge pile of comic boxes in the hall collapses on me and crushes me instantly, leaving me to be found by the home help the following morning.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:14 pm

tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
But the clutter could be better organized . . . did you ever find those Marvel Universe Handbooks?  Wink 

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:54 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
But the clutter could be better organized . . . did you ever find those Marvel Universe Handbooks?  Wink 
I'm almost certain that I know where they are. Sort of.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:56 pm

tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.

Have you ever tried? Razz
It would make me sad to do so. I intend to die aged 99 when a huge pile of comic boxes in the hall collapses on me and crushes me instantly, leaving me to be found by the home help the following morning.

Definitely the best way to go.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:45 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
Have you ever tried? Razz
It would make me sad to do so. I intend to die aged 99 when a huge pile of comic boxes in the hall collapses on me and crushes me instantly, leaving me to be found by the home help the following morning.
Definitely the best way to go.
All depends on if the books that fell on you were classics or maybe Marvel New Universe stuff you could never get rid of because nobody wanted it. (Some of it was good, but then there's book like Kickers Inc.)

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:03 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Sam_Vimes wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.
Have you ever tried? Razz
It would make me sad to do so. I intend to die aged 99 when a huge pile of comic boxes in the hall collapses on me and crushes me instantly, leaving me to be found by the home help the following morning.
Definitely the best way to go.
All depends on if the books that fell on you were classics or maybe Marvel New Universe stuff you could never get rid of because nobody wanted it. (Some of it was good, but then there's book like Kickers Inc.)
I really liked the New Universe. DP7 was great, and Psi-Force. And Star Brand before it lost its way. I even liked Mark Hazzard.


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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm

Back to Batwoman . . . I may start picking this book up again for the next arc (after we're done with Nocturna and the Futures End issue).


Batwoman #35
The new storyline “Batwoman and the Unknowns” starts now with new artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)! Batwoman is neck-deep in danger with her new allies Ragman, The Demon, Clayface and Red Alice! What is going on and how did Batwoman end up here? Find out beginning in this issue!
http://www.dccomics.com/comics/batwoman-2011/batwoman-35

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:28 pm

I take it this is a new Nocturna?

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:43 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Oh, and Mike, you should have Lucy come clean your office for you. And when she's done I'll have her come clean mine, because WOW that's a clean room. Makes my little OCD heart sing.)

That could work. I'd let her keep some of the books, maybe...

I think it would make me very uncomfortable to have a room that clean, honestly.

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:45 pm

tony ingram wrote:Clean is good, but I need clutter. I can't live without my clutter.

I'm the same way. I don't want it "dirty", but having things everywhere is more to my liking. I just wish I could organize the important stuff...

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:46 pm

tony ingram wrote:I really liked the New Universe. DP7 was great, and Psi-Force. And Star Brand before it lost its way. I even liked Mark Hazzard.

I did, too. They were fun.

I don't think Star Brand so much lost it's way as it was given bad directions. From what I read, when Byrne took over he wanted to make it go the way it did, because he hated Shooter. Petty.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:12 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I really liked the New Universe. DP7 was great, and Psi-Force. And Star Brand before it lost its way. I even liked Mark Hazzard.

I did, too. They were fun.

I don't think Star Brand so much lost it's way as it was given bad directions. From what I read, when Byrne took over he wanted to make it go the way it did, because he hated Shooter. Petty.
Sounds like Byrne.

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:46 pm

tony ingram wrote:I take it this is a new Nocturna?
A New 52 Nocturna.





Though I think she has the same identity as the post-CoIE version of the character from her 2002 re-introduction.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:11 am

What was wrong with the original Nocturna? Mad 

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:47 pm

tony ingram wrote:What was wrong with the original Nocturna? Mad 
Well, that mess with Jason wondering if she was his mother, for one thing . . .


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