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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #90 on: January 24, 2008, 09:23:44 am »
I dig the latest issue, #17, black lightning takes out some bad guys on his own..

and a Vixen-centered backup feature.. I really dig the art.. and the ending is curious.. (and awesome!)

I'm still woefully unhip on the broader villain-dom of the DC Universe (outside of the obvious batman/superman rogues).. who the heck are all these people?
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2008, 07:02:00 pm »
Just read the latest and enjoyed it.  The Vixen mystery deepens. 

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2008, 08:08:41 am »
Vixen is a Skrull!!!  :o

This was a very cool issue.  Good to see Lightning get some solo time in the book and the Vixen backup was great, too.  The Art was very Joe Maduiera/J.Scott Campbell - ish....not really a plus for me, but the mystery surrounding her is intriguing.  I expect no less from DmcD.

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #93 on: March 30, 2008, 03:05:26 am »
Hey. Justice League of America #19 was written by Alan Burnett and not by Mr. McDuffie. I hope this doesn't mean he will no longer be writing the book.
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #94 on: March 30, 2008, 02:31:16 pm »
Hey. Justice League of America #19 was written by Alan Burnett and not by Mr. McDuffie. I hope this doesn't mean he will no longer be writing the book.

Burnett wrote the last three issues to help McDuffie get caught up on his writing, according to the man himself. Dwayne comes back next issue I think.
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2008, 07:38:44 am »
Burnett wrote the last three issues to help McDuffie get caught up on his writing, according to the man himself. Dwayne comes back next issue I think.
Yeah, it's the return of Dwayne, and The Flash (apparently Wonder Woman wants to find out just why the hell he's not been showing up at JLA meetings).

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #96 on: March 31, 2008, 12:52:50 pm »
Love the pacing on this book now....when it started the previous writer took forever to tell the story and now McDuffie brings it...even when he just writes the backup or takes a break for an issue or two.  Nice change.

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #97 on: April 01, 2008, 08:47:00 am »
Love the pacing on this book now....when it started the previous writer took forever to tell the story and now McDuffie brings it...even when he just writes the backup or takes a break for an issue or two.  Nice change.
Yeah, and I found that Red Tornado story pretty moving.
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2008, 02:18:16 pm »
McDuffie brings the Flash back into the book and provides stellar pacing, action and characterization (even Black Lightning got a chance to kick some butt). Wasn't the same without McD.....

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #99 on: May 22, 2008, 08:06:07 am »
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Great issue overall.  I hope that Carlos Pacheco sticks around as artist, or alternates with Benes…

…I have never heard of the Human Flame—and I happen to agree with Firestorm’s comment..  ;)  I am also woefully unfamiliar with the greater DCU’s legion of villains, beyond the most obvious Superman/Batman foes..  Just who are all those people?

…So, have Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman become the Illuminati?  The League above the League?  Uh-oh…

…But I am pleased to read that Steel and (presumably) John Stewart were involved in the design/construction of this ‘secret room’.  Excellent!

…So now this Libra is what, the ‘Hood’ of the DCU now?  Promising to gather all the villains and give them what they want, under his leadership?  Hmm…

…And what happened to J’onn J’onzz at the end?  Summoned from elsewhere? Or…
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2008, 08:34:05 am »
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Great issue overall.  I hope that Carlos Pacheco sticks around as artist, or alternates with Benes…

…I have never heard of the Human Flame—and I happen to agree with Firestorm’s comment..  ;)  I am also woefully unfamiliar with the greater DCU’s legion of villains, beyond the most obvious Superman/Batman foes..  Just who are all those people?

…So, have Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman become the Illuminati?  The League above the League?  Uh-oh…

…But I am pleased to read that Steel and (presumably) John Stewart were involved in the design/construction of this ‘secret room’.  Excellent!

…So now this Libra is what, the ‘Hood’ of the DCU now?  Promising to gather all the villains and give them what they want, under his leadership?  Hmm…

…And what happened to J’onn J’onzz at the end?  Summoned from elsewhere? Or…


Answering your questions in order...

Most of the other villains at the meeting were Flash Rogues. The talking Ape was Gorilla Grodd, the guy in the parka with the goggles is Captain Cold.

The Big 3 have a oddly paternalistic attitude towards the JLA, way more so than most of the other founders (except for J'onn "Heart and Soul of the League" J'onzz). So they want to make sure the League is performing up to their standards. Note that the League reorganised while the Big 3 were still deciding who they were going to let in.  It'll be interesting to see how long it take Black Canary(who is SUPPOSED to be in charge) to get fed up with all this. :D

Libra is an obscure D.C. villain who only appeared once in comics (so of course, I remember him PERFECTLY :)) Think of him as an evil John The Baptist paving the way for a even greater evil.

I think J'onn is teleporting home from his adventures in the Salvation Run miniseries.

Hope my longwindedness was of SOME use to you....:D     

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #101 on: May 22, 2008, 08:47:29 am »
…And what happened to J’onn J’onzz at the end?  Summoned from elsewhere? Or…

It has long been rumored that J'onn dies in the first issue of Final Crisis...which would upset me to no end  :'(

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #102 on: May 22, 2008, 02:29:21 pm »
...which would upset me to no end  :'(

Yeah he's supposed to die. But he'll be back like all other dead characters.
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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #103 on: May 25, 2008, 09:00:27 am »
Can I just say that Dwayne is a fantastic writer.  What a great issue.

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Re: McDuffie's JLA Thread.
« Reply #104 on: May 25, 2008, 11:51:07 am »
Can I just say that Dwayne is a fantastic writer.  What a great issue.
Seconded. I loved the way he lets Batman be open and even fallible with the other Big Two, but he's still got that quintessential Batman quality. Like his acknowledgement that Superman can't do things the way Batman does because being Superman puts different responsibilities on him. And lines like 'Everyone has to be able to trust me. I'm Superman.'

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