You forgotDoomsday Clock #9 (finally) came out today. Here are some highlights.
The Legion flight ring on the cover is not Saturn Girl's. It belongs to Ferro Lad and his ring got thrown back in time by the Sun-Eater explosion to the 21st century where Dr. Manhattan retrieves it. After he manipulates time to kill Alan Scott before he could become Green Lantern, the ring disappears and the 31st century is "erased" as far as Manhattan is concerned.
The Justice League retrieves Batman, Superman, and both halves of Firestorm. Superman is currently in a coma while Batman is recovering at Wayne Manor. The League and Earth's heroes head off to Mars to confront Manhattan, taking Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein with them.
Anyone who's upset over what DiDio did to Dick Grayson can heave a sigh of relief. He appears as Nightwing in at least one panel.
Donald Trump is the President of the United States on Earth-0. Make of that as you will.
Batman deduced that someone (likely Ozymadias) framed Dr. Manhattan for what happened in Moscow and is playing the League.
Lex Luthor mentions Wally West. Could it be possible Wally's coming back from the dead?
Dr. Manhattan reveals that Dr. Stein is behind the Superman Theory and manipulated events so that he and Ronnie became Firestorm.
Wonder Woman appears at the UN to lay out a peace plan to deescalate metahuman arms race, but Black Adam, Giganta, and Creeper crash in to "make a move."
Because they think cyberpunk is cool even though they're exactly the shit it criticizes: technology obsessed consumerist wankers covering the world in a homogenized corporate culture.What is it with Millenial comic book writers trying to faceclaim cyberpunk (Brian Visaggio), Summer of Love counter-culture, and the Beat Generation; and doing it so badly?
Well when the source is currently publishing stuff like this,I know comic quality is pretty shit in general today but I am astounded at how the insane popularity of the Marvel flicks has not translated at all into even a partial life-preserver for the industry. You'd think there would be at least some people who see the latest underwhelming Disney mega-production and then think, maybe I'll go right to the source! But things just seem to get worse and worse for everyone.
She was semi-popular in Marvel Heroes 2016(the diablo-like MMO) just because it was a genderswapped variant of Black Panther. Context really makes or breaks a character, ugh. I love Silver Surfer, but Slott's last run of him in 2015ish(?) made him out to be a gay tour guide of the galaxy, really awful take there too.This is Shuri btw
imo this is because comics are hard for normies to buy. :powerlevel: I have a friend who loves the marvel movies. We went to a shop to try to start reading some marvel books, but nothing is issue #1. If you like Ant-Man from the movie you're going to want to find an Ant-Man series and start reading from the beginning, not reading some random spin-off starting from issue #5. To see a movie, you show up and buy a ticket. You don't have to faff around with special orders and variants and waiting for trade paperbacks.I know comic quality is pretty shit in general today but I am astounded at how the insane popularity of the Marvel flicks has not translated at all into even a partial life-preserver for the industry.
Or how Captain Marvel is currently drawn like she's a man. The quality just isn't there.