Monthly Archives: April 2011

OMG, DC: Justice League Quarterly #3

I’m changing the title of this one to “OMG, DC” because I don’t actually have anything bad to say about this post’s topic. It’s one of the best DC stories ever written and, tragically, one of the least-read. Justice League … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Harbinger

Exposition. It’s a hard thing to work into a story without seeming obvious, forced, or unnatural. In films, specifically genre films, exposition is usually taken care of via a character who acts as an audience surrogate, someone thrown into a … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? R.E.B.E.L.S. and Doom Patrol cancelled

The cancellation of R.E.B.E.L.S. and Doom Patrol was announced months ago, but it’s becoming more of a reality these days, as both series are hurtling toward the release of their final issues in May. Amongst the Blackest Nights and Brightest … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Stephanie Brown

That cover is a bit misleading. Stephanie Brown, introduced in Detective Comics in 1992 and slaughtered in Batman in 2004, died as Spoiler, one of three superhero identities she’s adopted during her time in the DCU: Spoiler came first; the … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Golden Eagle (Charley Parker)

Named after a jazz legend (one can only assume), Charley Parker was introduced in the pages of Justice League of America in 1975. Originally a starry-eyed orphan, then a California drifter, Golden Eagle was the closest thing the DCU has … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Jason Todd

Jason Todd, the second Robin, was introduced in 1983 as a replacement for Dick Grayson, the original Robin, who’d recently adopted a new costume and taken on the mantle of Nightwing. Jason and Dick shared a similar history: they were … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Anima

There’ll probably be a lot of Teen Titans featured in WTF, DC? For one thing, they all seem to die either for shock value or because “hero dies” is an easy plot point to write toward. One such Titan, Anima, … Continue reading

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