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No solo acts - Speedy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Blanchard May 7, 2011. 15 Replies

Who is Nightwing’s number one enemy?

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Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"It’s fascinating - Mal’s entire hero history retold by the man himself and Karen, with two perspectives on the way the Titans treated him. It’s told not in terms of sliding timescale, but situated right where it happened, the…"
Feb 3
Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"Nobody? It’s honestly very pertinent to this discussion."
Feb 3
Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"I must say, this thread really prepared me for last week’s The Other History of the DC Universe, reframing Mal and Karen’a time in comics. Writer John Ridley’s alternating narration is really nicely done, and where he deviates from…"
Feb 1
Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"No wonder Garth wasn’t himself, he’s been getting ‘stiffled’ by everyone..."
Nov 28, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"Great recap. That was such a busy issue, so much Marvel-style hero in-fighting, which I suppose supports the idea that DC wanted an X-Men-style book. I thought Don Heck and Bob Smith (Heck’s third inker in as many issues) did a pretty decent…"
Nov 21, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TEEN TITANS (1976-79)
"What a fun thread, thanks Philip. I was probably just the right age for these comics as I enjoyed these issues with an uncritical eye - I didn’t even notice back then that Gar Logan’s movie director was Julius Schwartz. On the one hand,…"
Nov 21, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"Hmm, where is today’s Superman, I got a subscription notice?"
Aug 17, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Captain Comics's discussion Cuts at DC Comics, DC Universe and DC Direct were expected — but the size of them is a surprise
"It’s all so depressing.  I’m hoping some good comes out of it eventually, but all I can think of are the real people who are losing their livelihood, one most of them will love. "
Aug 14, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"You may have said this already Rob, but Andrew Aydin also did a story in Titans Together #3 the other week. it was great and the art by Juan Gedeon was outstanding."
Aug 8, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"Could be, but I hope not - I’d far rather have the likes of Flash and Beyond the Unknown than more Harley... we already have two other regular DC Digital First Batman-related books. "
Aug 3, 2020
Martin Gray replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"Graeme McMillan, who covers comics for the Hollywood Reporter, has been doing some digging and on the new Wait? What! podcast that dropped today he says DC are really ramping up the production of new material and very soon stories that…"
Apr 27, 2020

Martin Gray's News Posts

Strange Tales #1 review

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 8:44pm 9 Comments

DC let independent and small press creators loose on their characters a few years ago and the result was the overwhelmingly charming, often funny, Bizarro Comics. Marvel does the same thing and we get Curate's Egg Comics. Sorry, I mean Strange Tales. Good in parts, but not quite good enough.

I'm all for out of continuity strips that allow creators new to the characters to offer a new perspective, or just have fun, and when it works, Strange… Continue

The Brave and the Bold #25 review

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 6:41pm 1 Comment

For a fella whose comic's been cancelled the Blue Beetle is certainly prominent - he's in Teen Titans every month, has a strip in the back of Booster Gold and here he is co-starring in Brave and Bold. Mind, I'm not surprised DC creators like the character so much: he has an interesting look, great supporting cast and, most importantly, a thoroughly engaging personality. His youthful perspective and sense of humour has Jaime Reyes stealing any story he… Continue

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 4:54am 16 Comments

Green Lantern Hal Jordan lays down the law to the Justice League, annoyed that the team isn't proactive enough in terms of going after villains and ending their threat for good. He reminds them that as the local representative of the Guardians of the Universe, he is the law. And he's going to step up before more heroes such as Batman and the Martian Manhunter get killed. So, with the ever-loyal Green Arrow, he exits the League satellite to do ...… Continue

Let's get Wonder Woman the big numbers!

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 6:37pm 1 Comment

She's beaten everyone from the Cheetah to Darkseid but there's one foe Wonder Woman is finding truly implacable - Dan DiDio.

DC's Executive Editor has so far resisted all calls to give the Amazon a 600th issue, reflecting her position in comics history - even though recent years have seen such books as Superman, Fantastic Four, Thor and, soon, Captain America, dump the new volumes for big numbers.

On Mr DiDio recently… Continue

Captain Britain and MI13 #14 review

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 8:54pm 1 Comment

Well here's a turn-up for the books and no mistake - the apocalyptic events of last issue were a feint, a dream sparked in Dracula by the demon Plokta as a favour to Pete Wisdom. My first reaction was 'jolly cheap, wot?' but writer Paul Cornell quickly won me over. OK, so Faiza and Pete aren't dead but that means Faiza and Pete aren't dead. In a vampire-filled storyline they are, in the nicest possible sense, undead.

And while the 'it was all… Continue

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At 12:50pm on May 26, 2009, Martin Gray said…
I see the Captain is all alonio on the masthead - has the Legion of Superfluous Heroes been disbanded, then? It's a Bold New Direction!
At 8:35am on September 22, 2009, Jay Ackroyd said…
Thanks. I tried a number of times to join the old board but the system just didn't work right. I tried contacting the administrators but since it went through the same system, I never got feedback...
Anyway, I'm here now.

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