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Well…..that was immature drivel.

I don’t know a huge amount about the “New 52” take on the DC universe (I stopped paying attention to DC’s output when they changed their logo to look like a half-unwrapped Acme magnet) but if the Justice League: War animation is any kind of summary, I’m glad I’ve not wasted my time.

Batman now seems to think it’s impolite if he doesn’t tell everyone who he is, Wonder Woman has taken to talking like a really, really bad Shakespearean actor and Superman is a dick.

Ignoring the animation’s terrible narrative, what struck me like a rancid kipper in the face was how god-awful the character designs were. In this instance; particularly Darkseid’s. Yeah, he wore a bucket on his head in the past, but it worked! It added to his menace as a laser-firing brick of doom. You took one look at him and you knew who he was.
Watch Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. THAT version of Darkseid is an iconic badass.
In JL:War, he’s a forgettable Christmas Tree.

It’s the same with Wonder Woman’s new, bling-free cozzy and Supeman’s blue romper-suit. They’re all just so bland.

Change for the sake of change is always a bad idea, especially if the designs you’re f**king around with have 70 years of development behind them. It doesn’t matter how talented the artist charged with the task is; you can’t just alter an icon overnight. You end up with the overworked crap we see in the “New 52”.

That this “New 52” garbage exists at all supports what I’ve said about both DC and Marvel for years, now: they don’t make comics. They don’t tell stories. They’re advertisers. Everything they do is written off as such by their parent companies. Their job is just to keep their IP on the shelves and in the public eye so that they can peddle the next movie/game/lunchbox that features those characters.
If that wasn’t what they do, they’d leave their tired old pantheon fallow for a few years and come up with some new characters and new mythologies, rather than brutalise what they already have in their stable via a botched "revitalisation".
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MartinElMartian Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I kinda have mixed feelings about the new 52.  They took a dump on some of my favorite characters like Tim Drake and Booster Gold.  However, I did like what they did to Aquaman.
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VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm serious....Justice League War was shit. 
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Posting the same comment over and over is spamming. Quit it.
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VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
While I very strongly disagree with you about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor, I do have that Justice League: War sucked dead horse vaginas. 
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VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*have to admit that.
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VM893 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the only New 52 titles that I think are great comics are Batman and Wonder Woman...and Legends of the Dark Knight and Harley Quinn. that is all
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weird-coma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, not a big fan of the new 52.  I gave it a chance but its been over a year now and, well, it sucks.  The changes to the characters did nothing to improve them, and in a lot of instances made them just horrible.  This is the Jim Lee Wildstorm version of DC, and as much as I love that mans art, He can't write for shit.

I can deal with the costume changes, but for the love of god, the character changes are vomit inducing.  The ruined Tim Drake, Bart Allen, pretty much ALL of the Teen Titans actually.  There are now 5 human Green Lanterns, FIVE...I mean the list of this shit goes on.

All so they could fold Wildstorm into the DCU? Geez.

Anyway, well said sir.
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tigerfangart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I feel Marvel's got plenty of good story-driven material out there - it's just not found in the "event du jour" titles too often.  Brian Michael Bendis's has really turned it around after leaving the Avengers behind and picking up some of the X-Men books and the Guardians of the Galaxy.  Kelly Sue DeConnick on Captain Marvel has made Carol Danvers top tier and there's a good reason for that.  There's strong storytelling to be found, if you keep a discerning eye open.  
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna save everyone some time by leaking Jollyjack's review of the new Robocop:
:iconrageguyplz::iconsaysplz:*bitch* *moan* *whine* *foot stomp *rage*
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Ultrarex123Ver-2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Writer
What are you talking about? He praised it...
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