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#1 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

First off, I don't think Donny is missing a tooth, I think it's a gap between his teeth. I originally didn't like it, but then it reminded me of Double-D from "Ed, Edd and Eddy" which made me like it more since Double-D was the Donatello of that show.

As for Casey, I never cared for him too much. He was a lovable lunk in the 2003 series, but in all the others he's just a hot-head, testosternone case.

Also, if there really was no hope, I doubt the writers would have been building up this relationship from the very first episode.

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#2 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

As far as I know, no, he isn't. That was the whole reason he looks different now and the young versions of the original X-men came to our time. Beast was dying, went back in time to consult his young self (or obtain samples of his DNA before he started using his old serum) and the process turned him into his current Wookie/Yeti appearance.

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#3 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

I think all of that was Lobdell spouting plans before any of them had been cleared. He mentioned it would happen around issue #25 or something, but the latest TT released was still in the single digits (could be wrong but i remember it was early on when he made this statement)

I imagine a lot of things have happened between hear and now that he didn't plan out that caused his plans to change. Ravagers flopping, The Culling being a critical disaster, him joining Superman, him leaving Superman. He may still have ideas to fit that in, but I think that initial plan he was talking about over a year ago is pretty much dead.

I would LOVE Raven to get some more time or even her own book/team, but honestly it needs to wait until Lobdell is out of the picture and someone comes around to retcon all the broken things involving most all Titans characters.

The fact of the matter is, that if Raven gets her own book from the mind of Lobdell, it is already over. The book may try to tell us she is a great leader, it might try and say she is growing as a character, it might even include a story arc that spells out her being the greatest hero in DC. BUT if Lobdell is in it it will be terrible and do more damage to Raven than any good you could even squint to see.

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#4 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't been following Superior, so I don't know if any details could have happened to make this theory impossible, but maybe this it how they can bring back Pete. It would be a bit of a cop out, but what if it turned out that Ock never switched bodies with Peter, but they did share each other's minds and the trauma of the experience made then think they were each other. Then when the symbiote attaches, it's might bring Pete's true identity to the surface making him realize that he wasn't actually Otto at all.

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#5 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, thank God. I was really worried this movie wouldn't have blatant product placement all over the place. I was truly scared that they would make clever, fake brand names to exist inside the movies universe...

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#6 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

My big problem with all of this is that it is a very lazy retcon to something that was rather recent. For me, the more recent the material you want changed is, the more effort you have to make to validate it.

This was just an etch-a-sketch retcon. Remember all that Lobo you've been seeing? Nope, it was just an imposter. Remember Helena Bertanelli as Huntress? Nope, she actually died and it was Helena Wayne pretending to be her. Remember Fairchild? Well you never actually met her you just met one of her clones that was allowed to believe she was Fairchild...

If any of these plot points were meant to happen from the get go, then I couldn't complain much, but in all of these cases (except MAYBE Fairchild) it was clear that DC was letting their writers go in once direction and then deciding they didn't like it so the contrived plot lines to change it, but it doesn't make sense in the original writings.

Read the Huntress mini series. She doesn't act like a person from another dimension pretending to be a murdered mob daughter. Same with everything we've seen Lobo do. Know one on Earth knew who "Lobo" was so why would he even bother pretending to be Lobo?

The only way this new Lobo can work out for me is if we find out the first Lobo is the real Lobo and this one is Slobo who thinks he's Lobo. Lobo was in a big fight and a piece of him was left behind, that piece regenerated to a complete form thinking he was actually Lobo (which I guess he kinda would be but you know what I mean)

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#8 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, you just have to love this show. I was as trepidatious as any when this show was first announced, unsure how the solely comical take would feel, but this show eased my worried within the first few episodes and hasn't let me down yet.

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#9 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, I am all over Bat-Manticore. DC, you want me reading your stuff again? Then make that a thing.

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#10 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (433 posts) - - Show Bio

When Trigon invaded he turned all life on Earth into stone. When he was defeated everything was restored. I figured that whatever magic was running around restoring life to stone creatures also restored Terra as it was going through the world.

At least that how I always saw it. It very well could have been that she just saw an opportunity to make a decoy of herself to fake her death and start a new life.