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Aug 13th, 2008 11:01 PM
mburbank Is ten the end? I don't think I've read that one yet.
Aug 13th, 2008 10:15 PM
wetstereorebel Max...

Lethem's "Omega" made[i]no[i]sense to me whatsoever. Can someone explain to me what happened in those 10 issues? I really dug the art and kept buying it month after month, but the story left me completely perplexed.
Aug 13th, 2008 03:23 AM
Nick Man, I am so not interested in Final Crisis at all. What is the point of it?
Aug 12th, 2008 06:20 PM
captain516 I'm really worried that at the end, they'll go "Fuck you, reader", and give us a stupid ending. That said, I'm enjoying the ride so far.
Aug 12th, 2008 10:05 AM
mburbank I found aspects of "Seven Soldiers" totally impenetrable and I know as much DC history as anybody.

I'm reasonably sure I'm picking up on the things ones meant to understand in "Crisls" so far, and that other things that are totally confusing are intended to be right now.

I think Proto is right that it's very ballsy of DC to allow this kind of writing in such a mass market book.

That said, there is a HUGE difference between confusing plotlines that require arcane knowledge which are lazy and arrogant (Skrull Invasion) and confusing plotlines that require arcane knowledge because a talented writer is following his muse and consequences be damned.

There's nothing unusual about that in literature, and there are books out there well worth reading that require (at least for me) multiple attempts before you get anywhere with them. Burroughs and Pynchon come to mind. I still haven't been able to crack "Gravity's Rainbow" but intend to before I die.

It is pretty unusual in comics, and it's unheard of in mainstream books. That's changing. Jonathan Lethem, a writer of immense talent with wide critical acclaim is working through "Omega", based on one of the original comic writers who didn't mind being impenetrable now and then, Steve Gerber.

This isn't what most readers are looking for in a Superhero book. The very best comics to date (Say Watchmen) are extremely well written, but they aren't difficult to read. For a writer in control of his voice, that's an artistic choice. On many levels it's more rewarding to read. But I think "Crisis" and "Seven Soldiers" before it are deliberately, carefully written and offer a very different set of rewards.
Aug 12th, 2008 09:42 AM
stonewar The end result is theres a person who wants to give these comic companies money, but can't because I dont feel like being totally confused. Maybe this time, they can reset to a point where i can actually join in!

That's why I only read free comics!
Aug 12th, 2008 05:22 AM
Kamrom Ive really wanted to get into comics, after reading this and other sites for so long, but the more I do the more I realise i'd have to pick up 50+ years of comics in order to do so. I guess thats the reason they do these resets, but then they reset the resets and add those previous resets into cannon whether they were supposed to or not. The end result is theres a person who wants to give these comic companies money, but can't because I dont feel like being totally confused. Maybe this time, they can reset to a point where i can actually join in!
Aug 12th, 2008 05:10 AM
Poxpower Yeah but Supergirl is hot.
So.

Which reminds me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSiZe7VwOrM
Aug 12th, 2008 04:24 AM
Purple Man Supergirl is on the cover because she is a hot blonde teenager in revealing clothes. This is a comic book, after all.
Aug 11th, 2008 06:10 PM
Julio The catch is that it has been a long, long time since I read any kind of comic book.
Aug 11th, 2008 03:01 AM
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