Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ratings and Rantings featuring Teen Titans #1

Hey Todd Squad, J.T. here with that weekly column you love to read, Ratings and Rantings! We're concluding our week of reboots while tackling the Teen Titans, Two Spider-Men, a Man of Steel, and so much more. As well as checking in with one of the closest polls we've had in a while here at JTCS. So let's get things started with a team of super powered teenagers known as the Teen Titans!


Teen Titans #1

I really liked Scott Lobdell's work on Superboy and Red Hood and the Outlaws this month so I'm hoping he can make it three for three with the Teen Titans. We start things off with a building on fire, but much less interesting than you'd think since all there's no one trapped inside. Kid Flash shows up, and seems more like Impulse which is fun, as he's trying to help and make an impact on television for his "adoring fans". When Kid Flash runs inside and throws a door open, he causes a back-draft that blows both the building and Kid Flash away. The firemen are all safe, as Kid Flash lays in the grass, barley conscious with a burned up costume. Meanwhile, the news reports that a metahuman took a small controlled fire and turned it into a roaring inferno in seconds. We then cut over to Tim Drake, former Robin and current Red Robin, keeping up with the news of a ton of incidents that have been caused by super powered teens, as we see Kid Flash, Static, Raven and Miss Martian. Interesting note is they say a spokesman for the Justice League says Kid Flash has no ties with The Flash, hm... Surprisingly, Tim is not alone, as we see a few masked people with guns sneak up behind him and hold Tim at gunpoint, while their supposed leader mentions that Tim has been blogging information about the group. Tim says that he's aware they've been kidnapping super powered teenagers, and after being offered a job which Tim denies, he tells the members of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. that they'd best head for the hills, because his room was rigged with explosives that would detonate in eleven seconds. The cowardly gang run while Tim jumps out of the window before deploying his wings and jets and flying off as Red Robin. He mentions that he's tried to work in the shadows since his time as Robin but now he realizes he'll need help, before heading out to gather a team. We then see Cassie Sandsmark driving a car she clearly stole when she is pulled over by a police officer. It turns out the officer is actually an agent for N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and tries to strangle a surprised Cassie before the agent is knocked out from behind by Red Robin, good timing right? He introduces himself to Cass and explains the deal with NOWHERE (I'm done adding the periods for that acronym.) but Cassie denies that she has powers. That is until a giant helicopter comes down and opens fire on the two, Red Robin is protected by his wings which are apparently bullet proof, which causes Cassie to power up, and she apparently HATES being called Wonder Girl. The super powered femme fatale makes quick work of the gunner before telling Red Robin now that these people know her identity her life will never be the same again. On the other side of the world, we see something we saw a bit earlier in Superboy #1, as NOWHERE releases Superboy to go after the Teen Titans as this issue ends. Well this was interesting, I hated how they went from one second of Tim in his room to just thrusting us into this NOWHERE thing, but I did like how well Tim was written. Tim and Bart (?) came off sounding like Tim and Bart, and I like Cassie as she's written powerful but apparently still wishes to have her normal life as well as her hero life separate. I'd give this first issue of Titans a 7/10, nothing amazing but I'll definitely stick around for the ride.

Cassie: I'm serious Red... DON'T call me Wonder Girl.


Ultimate Spider-Man #2

HA! We start things off with Miles running down the street top speed, and overhear a guy saying "so I said to the guy: You never read the book yet you go online and talk about it as if.." Nice inside joke by Bendis for all the Miles haters. Anyway Miles jumps over the guy and his co-worker that are moving a giant TV, which of course draws a crowd. Miles runs away, obviously feeling weird as people proclaim him a mutant. Miles waits for a bit, still stunned, before walking home. On the way home, Miles is about to be robbed by some delinquents, but when one of them grabs him, he touches them and they get zapped. Well alright then, apparently one of his powers is electricity based, as he zaps the guy again and knocks him out, before running away as the robber's friends once again call Miles a mutant. Miles then runs to tell his best friend, because there's always the obligatory best friend that must know when a teenager gets powers. Static Shock anyone? Miles tells his buddy Ganke to watch as he tries to turn invisible, but he can't do it for some reason. Maybe he's like Kel Mitchell in "Mystery Men" and can only turn invisible when no one's looking. Next he tries to show Ganke his electric powers, which he successfully does, and once Ganke turns his back, Miles turns invisible as well. Ganke is amazed by this new powerful, invisible Miles and tells him how great it is that a spider turned him into a mutant, but Miles isn't happy about it. His father then shows up at Ganke's house and takes Miles with him, he tells Miles that he has to stay away from his Uncle Aaron because he's a thief and Miles shouldn't be around that. He then mentions that both Miles' father and his Uncle Aaron had been to jail prior to Miles' birth, but he's turned his life around and that he's tried to make good choices every day since then. This was basically the Great Power speech but worded different and from a different man, but it had the same effect and came off very well. He then tells Miles that he can tell him anything, and before Miles can tell him about his powers, The Human Torch and Iceman fly by, which prompts Miles' dad to say how the mutants should all just leave New York alone. Smooth move, jackass. Later that night, Miles is awoken by a text from Ganke that says that Spider-Man was bitten by a spider, and links to an interview that Ben Urich did saying how Spidey got his powers, he also mentions that Miles has chameleon like powers like some spiders do and he has a venom strike like some spiders, before asking if Miles is Spider-Man. The issue ends as Miles climbs the wall and realizes that he does indeed have spider powers. I enjoyed this issue, I love finding out about characters and Miles discovering his powers, the was no action but there was a lot of well written dialogue and storytelling. I'd give this issue a 8.5/10.

Miles: Prepare to be freaked out like you've never been freaked out, before.
Ganke: Please don't take off your pants. (Best...friend...duo...ever.)


 Superman #1


We kick things off with the announcement of a new Daily Planet, a building that is more futuristic than it's past self, but more importantly it's bigger than hell and it's owned by the new boss of the Daily Planet, Morgan Edge. Meanwhile, Superman is seen floating above the debris of the old Daily Planet building, seemingly paying his respects before flying away after being seen by Jimmy Olsen. It was around this time that I tried to continue on and saw such things as guys wearing the clown masks from The Dark Knight movie, Superman/Clark Kent saying "Bull!", and some big weird alien blowing a horn like Satchmo and so many text bubbles it would make Brian Michael Bendis go crazy! Well, that's it, I'm done. No more Superman for me in this reboot, N/A!

Bendis: Damn, that's a crap load of speech bubbles!





Venom #7

Another awesome cover in the Venom series! Venom may be my favorite new series since Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl started two years ago. We start things off with the former Venom and current Anti-Venom Eddie Brock, in a church healing a bunch of people that are turning into giant spiders due to the events of Spider-Island. Once The Queen finds out about Brock curing people, she sends the Spider-King to go kill him, unaware that he's actually Agent Venom, Flash Thompson, in disguise. Flash sends this info to his superiors, who then alert Reed Richards that the cure lies in the blood of Eddie Brock, so they all send someone to get Brock so they can synthesize a cure. Flash heads over to the church, while talking to Betty on the phone. She reminds Flash that his dad doesn't have long to go on this Earth and if he doesn't make amends before he dies, Flash will regret it forever, so Flash assures her he's on the way. Once Flash arrives at the church, he says the Symbiote reacts to seeing Eddie, and feels jilted but assures Flash that they are a better team. Flash intends to shoot Anti-Venom with a tranquilizer and move him to Horizon labs for tests when suddenly Brock attacks him. Anti-Venom tries to cure Venom, saying the symbiote is a cancerous demon sent from hell. After a fight and conversation, Flash realizes Brock is right, and the symbiote has slowly changed him. Suddenly the symbiote jumps off of Flash and onto Brock, as he's been weakened from healing people. Brock tries desperately to remove the symbiote from himself before it reunites them as Venom, but he fails. Flash claims he doesn't want the symbiote now, but he needs it to save the city because if it stays on Brock it would wipe out his anti-bodies. He tells the symbiote he needs it and that Eddie will always reject him, and the symbiote agrees and binds back with Flash. Later, a webbed up Anti-Venom is left at Horizon Labs, where Richards says he's going to help the city whether he likes it or not, but Eddie says he's happy to help. He mentions how Venom never asked him to help and that Venom is no good guy. Over at the hospital, Flash finally see's his dad, and his dad apologizes for always letting Flash and his family down and asks for his forgiveness. Flash tells his dad he wouldn't trade him for any other dad and that he loves him, and Flash's father passes away as this issue comes to a close. I enjoyed this a lot, especially the symbiote wanting Brock, and clearly alluding to another Venom vs. Anti-Venom fight that's far from over. The stuff with Flash's dad was pretty quickly touched upon but I enjoyed it all, and had no complaints. I'd give this issue a 9/10 rating as I frantically wait to see those two face off again.

Anti-Venom: Everything you've done since putting on that suit has been the symbiote's decision. Everything.


The Amazing Spider-Man #670

We start off seeing a bunch of people around the city like Randy Robertson and Hawkeye turning into giant spiders. Meanwhile, Mary Jane is being chased by giant spiders and Spidey is too busy trying to remember which giant spider was Carlie. On the other side of town, we see the spiders are all heading to see The Queen, Adriana Soria, a woman that apparently has spider powers and super soldier powers. We get a quick recap on her past, and that she apparently used to date Steve "Captain America" Rogers. We see that he stumbled upon her hiding spot not too long ago and she knocked him out, considering they are both super soldiers, which led to Steve being one of the first test subjects, and now being a giant brute of a man-spider known as The Spider-King. Unbeknownst to her, the Spider-King has been replaced by Flash "Venom" Thompson, using his camouflage powers. We then see a glimpse over at the church to see Anti-Venom healing people, as I touched upon in the last comic review. As Jameson and his motorcade leave Horizon Labs, they're attacked by giant spiders, so Spidey goes to help, and he gets some unexpected assistance from the Sensational Spider-Mayor. Meanwhile, The Queen realizes she has the Mayor infected and could use this to her advantage, but before Flash can do anything about it, she sends him to go kill Anti-Venom, which we also already heard about via the last review. Back with Spidey and Jameson, they head over to conduct Jonah's plan, where he questions The Spider-Slayer, Alistair Smythe, the man that murdered Jameson's wife. He asks him how to stop the spiders but Smythe is in no mood to help Jameson, and even calls him the Black Widower. It's during this time that The Queen gets into Jameson's had and makes him angry using memories of his former wife Marla, to turn Jameson into a giant spider. We then jump around and see Anti-Venom fighting Venom, the Heroes for Hire protecting a tower from spiders, and Mary Jane saving herself as she finally develops spider powers. Over at Horizon Labs, Anti-Venom tells Reed he's happy to help, but Reed says they'll need every antibody in his suit, and he'll have to give up being Anti-Venom! Back with Spidey, he's frantically trying to hold Jameson back, and a freaked out Smythe says he'll spill the info and is about to tell them how to stop the spider infection when suddenly Jameson bites his neck and seemingly kills him as this issue comes to a close. Man, this was a crazy issue, it was pretty action packed but it jumped around so much it seemed clunky and slows down at parts that I was really getting drawn into the story at. I'd give this issue of Spider-Man a 8/10 rating.

J. Jonah Jameson: You can't do anything, can you?! We should just call you Mr. Can't-Tastic!
(Okay... that was genius.)


Kick Ass 2 #4

Mother Russia is one big chick. We kick things off with Hit-Girl talking about how boring her life has been up until seeing the news story that a New York City hero was killed by the returning Red Mist, now known as The Motherfucker. Mindy wants to go take care of him, but Marcus tells her she's an eleven-year-old child and this doesn't concern her, before sending her to her room. Meanwhile, Kick-Ass and the other heroes meet at a diner and try to decide what to do next, especially since the villains say that this is only the beginning. It only gets worse as The Motherfucker and a few of his cronies decide to pay Kick-Ass' girlfriend or ex-girlfriend or whatever she is to him, Katie Deuxma, a visit. While looking for her, MF opens fire and kills a bunch of kids and civilians. They bust into Katie's house and MF shoots her dad point-blank in the head, punches Katie in the mouth then rapes Katie. Well damn, I know he's evil but killing kids and raping women?! Outside the cops arrive but their all dealt with by Mother Russia and a very powerful gun. After taking off, we see at the police station that reports show that twenty-seven people were killed and over eighty injured. Man, that's insane. We then see that they've traced the IP addresses of the twitter and facebook accounts and plan on hitting the houses with five hundred men, but Kick-Ass' name is also on the list, showing they're going after the heroes and villains. They then arrest a bunch of people, including heroes, and when they come to Dave's house, they arrest his father since he claims he's Kick-Ass. Well that's a good dad. As Dave and his  friends all stand over an unconscious Katie in the hospital, Dave feels remorse that she was attacked because of him, when he gets a text from MF that says he should be worried about his dad, and Dave rushes home. Dave arrives home to see his dad arrested on his behalf as the issue comes to a close. Man, this issue was insane. It moved so quick, MF and his team are insane and you gotta wonder what Hit-Girl can do to join the fight and how Kick-Ass and his crew will strike back. I'd give this issue a 9/10 rating and I hope the next issue comes out soon.

Hit-Girl: We need to hunt this fucker down and make him wish his dad had finished on his mother's tits.

And just like that, this week's R&R comes to a close. I enjoyed most of my issues this week and I'm always interested in what you guys think. Before I get out of here I want to remind you to vote on this week's newest poll as well as check out the results of last week's extremely close poll. Well that's it for me everyone, until next time, I'm your friendly neighborhood Blogger-Man, Jason Todd, signing off!

Last week's poll asked "Following the events of Schism so far, who would you side with?"

Last place with 27.3% - Team Cyclops and "I didn't read Schism."
Winner with 45.5% - Team Wolverine (It was tied yesterday!)

Next Week on Ratings and Rantings

Animal Man #2, Detective Comics #2, Justice League International #2, Deadpool #44, Invincible #83, and X-Men: Schism #5!

23 comments:

  1. Just so you know, JT, Action Comics was amazing. At least in my opinion. I really enjoyed it.

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it Caz, I just could not get into it... are you going to review it?

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  3. Last place with 27.3% - Team Cyclops and "I didn't read Schism."
    And that is a close tie my friend.

    About this week poll, men ,was really difficult to me choosing between Cass and Steph, But since I enjoyed like 74¿? issues with Cass against only 24 with Steph I voted for Cass

    Lets see your reviews. I am in the same page with Teen Titans, dont blow mi mind but a least it introduced 4 charecters in one issue an that is more of what Justice League did.
    I am really intrrigued about the identity of this Kid Flash.

    Uhm I loved this Superman issue was a 10 out of 10 for me. I agree the reading was really dense and slow, but , maybe the problem is that Superman is not the Star here it´s all centred in How media works in these days and the contrast between NewSchool/Old School.
    And with George Perez Being from the old School of comic it could be a reference about the way comics work now.

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  4. It's crazy because Wolverine and Cyclops were tied yesterday. And I voted for Steph but I can see why you'd vote for Cass.

    Excellent point on Teen Titans/Justice League. And I'm also wonder about Kid Flash, but I remember reading in an interview that it was Bart.

    That sounds pretty good to be honest, I just couldn't make it through it. Maybe I'll throw it in my bag and read it at work when I'm extremely board but I could not get into it.

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  5. Another shot of R & R!! Loving it, especially since I was able to read everything and be caught up to reply to your blog. lol.

    Teen Titans: Well, you know how I was founder, CEO and president of I Hate Cassie Club, but this time around, I like her. I really enjoyed this issue of Teen Titans. Glad to see Tim still around and ready to see the full team form. I'd have to agree with your score. It was a nice solid beginning to the series and definitely can't wait to get my hands on the second issue. Is it just me, or did Lobdell make this a lil X-men'ish with the meta-human and people disliking them? Kid Flash pretty much made the people dislike him when trying to help out.

    Ultimate Spider-Man; I don't care what ANYONE says this is one of my favorite reads at the moment. Even if it is just two issues in. I mean you can't help but adore Miles, lol. And being able to see him in his transformation is pretty cool. I hope we get to see this with Super Girl as well. It kind of sucks seeing a character being introduced and you just see them as this great hero or villain without seeing what made them get to this point. I think Miles has some work cut out for him, and it'll definitely be an interesting experience for him.

    Superman: Lol, I just wanted to comment on the face you made when you were reading this, well trying to read it. Lol. There was so much talking lol. There was more speech bubbles than art on some of those pages, lol.

    Nice reviewing this week, feels good to comment and not just say "I'll be back with a comment after i read". Definitely can't wait to get a dose of R & R next week. I'm soooooo excited for Animal Man.

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  6. Thanks for commenting Lisha :D I didn't even realize that but it's a good point, he was kind of making the metahumans come off like the Mutants in X-Men. Speaking of which, the house on fire was actually X-Mansion in this issue. I didn't realize it until I saw an article at Bleeding Cool that pointed it out.

    I couldn't agree more for Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles is really likable and he has some damn cool powers so far. I almost didn't even pick up this comic so I'm glad Alien and X talked me into it.

    As for Supes, I remember showing you how much text there was, I mean MAN, it was like looking at a Superman themed dictionary.

    Right? I;m pretty hyped to read Animal Man myself.

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  7. Yeah I loved the two series almost the same, but the fact of Cass had 74 isues took my vote over her.
    But i had to admit that all her apareances after the end of her own series were horrible.. DC just screw her. and I´m not sure if she could be at the same level as she was, anymore.
    Diferent for Steph I think she has more chances to be well writen (even as Spoiler) than Cass Cain.

    "Alien and X talked me into it" Really? weird since i dont read any Marvel Book yet (only Schism)

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  8. I'd say Steph was even more impactful since she made it that close to Cass for your pick and she had considerably less issues.

    I could've born you were asking if I was picking it up and that swayed me... maybe it was X and someone else?

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  9. Got cha.. Can I change my vote now?

    I was doubtful about recomending you to read Swamp Thing, but a have to, since you liked Animal Man that much and you like Scott Snyder(and he already confirmed that there will be some crossover between)
    I think you could give it a try.

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  10. Lol, feel free buddy. :P

    There's gonna be crossover between Swamp Thing and Animal Man? Odd. Maybe I'll pick up the first issue but don't hold me to that, you know how Johns turned me off of Swamp Thing after Brightest Day.

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  11. "you know how Johns turned me off of Swamp Thing after Brightest Day" for that reason i wasnt sure

    But is not a crossover better let lemire explian it

    Lemire:the Red and the Green are so closely linked. So in many ways, both of our stories, even though they're kind of separate for the first ten issues or so, are actually kind of part of a bigger story. That will come together at the end of the first year and then spin off into something new with both books linked again. We're super excited about that.

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  12. That's pretty interesting, and I DO like intertwining stories... now you've got me a bit intrigued.

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  13. Hey hey, Big Daddy X has finally arrived!!! I've finished up my books for the week, and just have to type up a few reviews, but that won't stop me from swinging by my favorite Jason Todd titled blog on the interwebs!! :P

    We actually seemed to be on the same page for the most part this week, with the lone major disagreement being Ult. Spidey #2... We were on TOTALLY different pages there, my friend... It's funny that you ripped on Supes for being too "Bendis", but lauded Bendis for his... um, Bendisocity. Weird. But yeah, for me, BOTH of those comics had WAAAAY too much dialogue, and not enough meat. For me, at least we got a battle in Supes, in Ult. Spidey, all we got was a lot of talking that didn't lead us anywhere or cover any new ground. I did like that you started your Ult. Spidey review with a HA though. THAT is a smart way to start a review, JT... I'd know! :P As for Bart(?), if they were going to make him a screw-up, then why not knock a few years off of him and make him Impulse? I mean hell, at least then I could get a chuckle out of him messing things up...

    I'm not even going to say who I picked for the poll, it should be that obvious. :D I am glad that Cassandra has as many votes as Babs... Good for her. Oh, and before I go, you didn't tag this post with the N/A tag! How else are we going to keep track of your N/A ratings!?

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  14. Lmao I hate that name so much. And the fact I'm your favorite Jason Todd titled blog means so much to me :P

    Meh, you read Superman yet? You'll see, I wasn't alone in thinking he had like 90 words per box. They even mentioned it Newsarama. As for Bendis, he's introducing a new character so he gets leeway, plus it was worse in Alias...Lol. But I did like Alias.. And yeah, I got the Impulse vibe from Kid Flash so I didn't mind it, but you're the Impulse authority around these parts.

    Hell, as of my looking Cass is beating Babs which is shocking to me. And crap, you are correct X. Good looking out, I shall fix that now!

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  15. HA! But that name fits me SO well! :D "And the fact I'm your favorite Jason Todd titled blog means so much to me" Hey, I aim to please! :P

    Yes sir, I did. Supes was frigging boring, but at least we had a fight in it! I hit on it in my review(which will be up tomorrow night! Yeah, I went there!) of Supes, but how weird is it for a guy who is renowned for his art to go word crazy like that? You'd think Perez would be able to let the artwork tell the story, but I guess not.

    HA! See, I still haven't read Alias, but I have read a TON of Bendis work, what with Ult. Spidey, the Avengers books and his various other titles, and this issue was up there amongst his more boring works to me... I mean did we need that many pages of Miles and his friend, with the payoff being Miles revealing that he had powers? Or like 5 pages of Miles dad basically telling Miles that his uncle was a crook, which is something we knew after the first issue? It was a good example of Bendis saying stuff without actually SAYING anything!

    Eh, I just wish they'd go full-blown Impulse from the Impulse series or YJ instead of making Kid Flash a screw-up. You know, the cartoon thought bubbles, the impulsive actions, the works. Throw Max in there too! Now Maybe Bart looks like a total loser to any new fans picking up the series, and that sucks.

    I've got it 22.2%/22.2%, which should be looked at as a win for Cass since her run as Batgirl was the longest ago. It still surprises me to see how many fans Cass has.

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  16. It so doesn't. It sounds like a pimp name...

    EXCELLENT point, it was like Perez was adding more like he didn't think his art was portraying what it should've, which seems weird considering he's such a well-known and respected artist. And I enjoyed Ult. Spidey, but now that I think about it, that is true what you said about Bendis stretching the convos out.

    I wouldn't want Max there, he'd seem like a guardian which is the last thing they need, but I wouldn't mind Bart being Impulse.

    Yep, mine updated after I posted that. I'm also kinda shocked Cass has as many votes as Babs, but I'm happy Steph ran away with the vote.

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  17. EXACTLY! :D

    That was the first thing that sprung to mind when I put down that Supes comic... I always thought you'd use a lot of words if you thought the art/artist sucked, you know, so you could distract from the sucky art. It was so odd for Perez, a comic art LEGEND, to go the crazy amount of words route. So there ya go, now you already know one of the things I listed in "The Bad" section of that Supes review! :P

    That's Bendis... You could EASILY shave like 4-6 pages out of that comic and still have gotten the same point across, as well as giving us some more excitement like Miles fighting the random punks who were hungry... Which is another Bendisism, characters saying the most random things... You're hungry? Then go eat a damn sandwich! What do I care!?

    Oh, I agree with that. I meant for Bart though. Like living with Max, with Max serving as his guardian, but NOT serving as the Titans guardian, since they seem old enough not to need guardians. Bart as Impulse would at least give him something to grow into(Kid Flash), especially since we ALL know that Barry Allen will be the Flash for as long as Johns is drawing a pay check from DC. I guess Bart could graduate like Nightwing did and get a name of his own, but yeah, I could more likely see Evil Robot Superboy take Supes place than see Bart take over for Bland Barry.

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  18. Lmao... I'm leaving that alone. You and the Ho Train...

    Exactly, so that was very odd. You'd think he'd be so sure his artwork could get his points across, instead it was like he wanted bthe words to cover up ALL the artwork.

    Lmao @ that hungry line. I'd forgotten about that... yeah that's a weird thing for a random thug to tell a victim. "Who robbed me?! The hungry guy!!!"

    Ah, that could work, as proved by history. I like the idea of Kid Flash becoming a new character like Nightwing... hell who's o say he cant go from Kid Flash to using the Impulse name?

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  19. I think that Perez Hates the new Superman Outfit too so He decided to cover it with words =P

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  20. HA! I have nothing to add to that, JT!

    Dude, I'm telling you, the more Bendis you read the more you'll start seeing more and more of his random dialogue. My favorite is when there'll be something really important going on in the Avengers and two characters(Spider-Man is almost ALWAYS one of those characters) will just be randomly talking about something completely unrelated.

    "who's o say he cant go from Kid Flash to using the Impulse name?" Hmm, I like that, JT... I like that a lot... Who's to say Impulse would only work as a kids name? Granted, we all know why Bart was given the Impulse name from Bats, but since none of that ever happened, who's to say Bart can't grow up to be Impulse...

    HA!!! Nicely said, Alien!

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  21. Lol that was pretty genius Alien.

    I'm not sure I wanna be aware of that X, I'd rather remain blissfully unaware and enjoy the comics then notice he's having a five page convo about the best burrito in Texas.

    There ya go, he can grow up, or just mature and decide he doesn't wanna be in Flash's shadow, and boom, Impulse. Same color scheme and such with a few changes and it'd work. Shit, I just want Inertia back.

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  22. Look at how evil I am... Taking away your Bendis innocence... From this point forward you'll never look at a Bendis comic the same way again! :P

    Hell, I'd be all for that. And I HAVE to think there will be an Inertia. Unfortunately, it'll probably be some lame-ass one, especially since Bart may not even be from the future anymore... Goddamn DC...

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  23. Damn you X! First you take away Bendis, then you put SALMON in the fish tacos. You evil bastard...gonna beat the crap outta you!

    I really hope they don't ruin Bart and Inertia, because Inertia was one of the best damn villains not named Joker or Luthor in DC.

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