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Jul. 22nd, 2011 | 12:10 am

'Flashpoint' Panel Confirms Event Will Result in DC's Relaunch Continuity.

50,000 DC Comics fans say "Well, duh..."


Sterling Gates adding a "brand new thing" to the Speed Force that he's very proud of.

SPOILER: It's a caramel center.


Wally West to show up in Kid Flash Lost #3 in an unexpected way.

SPOILER: Drunk. And naked.


Gail Simone reassured a fan that Stephanie Brown would not disappear.

SPOILER: Because technically, if you never existed, you can't have ever disappeared.


Regarding Catwoman - Judd Winick stated that in his first interview he said "sexy" about forty-five times, and it wasn't enough -- and that it was a "dirty, dirty book." Winick described her as sexy, dangerous, prone to stealing things and very, very smart.

Starman has stated that Catwoman was doomed to early cancellation about forty-five-hundred times since it was announced Judd Winick would be writing it, and it wasn't enough -- and that Winick's remarks were "very, very repetitive. Repetitive."


Lobdell said he "doesn't do dark," so this is going to be a "fun" book about a bunch of damaged characters, starring Jason Todd, Starfire and Arsenal.

Noted how incredibly easy it is to do a comparatively fun book with these characters, after what was done with them in Countdown, Titans and Cry For Justice.


On Starfire: Lobdell stated that he wants to shift Starfire away from being fully integrated into human society, and show her more alien side.

Reworked costume will help to show off EVERY side of Starfire.


Wonder Woman's costume to now feature 'retractable pants'.

At least until fan outcry suggests they aren't popular, in which case DC Comics will retract the retractable pants.


The Marvel family is on hiatus for the time being, though they will play a role in Grant Morrison's upcoming Multiversity story, in a book with art by Cameron Stewart titled 'Shazam's Thunder'.

Captain Marvel fans rejoice, for this means Judd Winick is not writing Power of Shazam again.


Because they want to return characters to younger incarnations, Arsenal is now too young to have had children, so Lian Harper no longer exists. He will also have two arms and likely won't be known for abusing heroin.

Roy Harper fans confused. Happy that Rise Of Arsenal is no longer in continuity but sad that all the good stories with Roy Harper are gone too.


Mystery woman on Justice League International cover identified as Lady Godiva.

Disappointed Donna Troy and Gypsy fans mourn. Everyone else asks, "Who the @#$% is Lady Godiva?"


Oliver Queen's new company, Q-Corps, will be “Apple-esque”, says writer J.T. Krul

We hope they mean Apple-esque in that they sell lots of cutting-edge technology to the masses and not because they make substantial financial contributions to anti-gay hate groups.


Dan Didio Says No Big Events For DC in 2012.

Joe Quesada expected to announce No Big Events for Marvel in 2012 by weekend's end.

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Don

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from: drderanged
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
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Re the last news item: It's a trap! Don't fall for it, Joe!

There are a number of titles I'm looking to. I just don't know how I feel about the whole thing in particular yet. Maybe it's because I'm not reading Flashpoint. (No money!)

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
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It's a bit late for them to not fall into the trap. They already announced today that they're moving to same-day digital distribution on the Spider-Man and X-Men books... just like DC announced they would be doing for their whole line starting in September.

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And all we found was porno, porno, porno!

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from: perpet_fic
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
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I have spent most of the night flipping shit on tumblr for a number of reasons, re: DC Relaunch and WInick's continued belief he is a writer. So, thanks for going for snarkery and making me laugh. I will still be fuming, but I will be amused at the same time. It helps.

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
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Other bloggers are on the ground getting interviews I can't get. They're delivering the news faster than me, who is in Texas working my day job all weekend, can manage. All I have to offer is my take on the news, with all the sarcasm I can muster.

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LurkerWithout

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from: lurkerwithout
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
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I'm gonna miss Secret Six. But since I don't pick up much in the way of regular-DC, I'm planning to ignore much of the sorta-reboot. I am hopeful about the new Abnett/Lanning on Resurection Man since I missed their first run with it. And I'm hopeful that Robinson on The Shade will be like his old self. Like the "resurected" issue of Starman...

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
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Yeah. As someone who works with teenagers, I'm glad to see Static and Blue Beetle are getting their own books. Mr. Terrific looks promising too.

I wouldn't count Secret Six out just yet though. Word from SDCC is that Gail Simone was getting stopped by a LOT of fans to talk about how much they hated the book being scrapped. Odds are they're talking to the editors, too.

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The real Joon

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from: innerbrat
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
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Wasn't Roy like, 15 when Lian was born? What is he, 12 now?

Is he the same age as Dick, who don't forget, is old enough to have retired from Robining a whole Three Robins ago.

Edited at 2011-07-22 10:19 am (UTC)

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
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Officially, Roy was 18-19 when Lian was born. No idea how old he's supposed to be here but I think the company may be showing their age, re: acceptable age to have children.

I think, pre-revamp, Roy was actually the oldest of the original Titans by a year.

And yes, it is rather insane that we have four Robins running around but only ONE Flash and apparently ONE Batgirl.



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tarotchan

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from: tarotchan
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
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OHHHHHH FFS.

I am so done.

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
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Weren't you already done?

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tarotchan

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from: tarotchan
date: Jul. 23rd, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
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Point. But I guess I've gone past done to well done?

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