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#1  Edited By Dr. Detfink

Best Batgirl yes...but character who wore the cowl, I respectfully disagree. 
 
Cassandra Cain was the kid in 7th grade who got straight As, took home every trophy, and had this heir of invincibility. She even had a handicap so you can't even touch her plight. 
 
I can't relate to that.  
 
I relate best to Stephanie Brown. Bryan H. Miller broke fresh ground with brass cajones in his Bat girl. No you don't have to be the "The Darkness in my soul" type that is such a tired trope in the Bat universe. The best part about Stephanie was not her resilience against villains but against the Bat family. They rejected her. She wasn't good enough...which is funny because neither were Dick, Tim, etc when they started in this business. Yet, Steph has faced her own death. Has a dad who is a criminal. But you can't tell the way she fumbles along through being a super hero.  
 
To bottom line it, she's a simple girl trying to get respect...with a healthy sense of humor.  

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#2  Edited By Dr. Detfink

I sat in the Marvel Editor's Q&A at Midtown comics monthly book club at the downtown branch a few months ago. Editor Tom Brevoort said, "I don't see race or sex but more like one fan base..." Which is a good answer. I'd like to believe "Oh it's about the best writer for the fans..." Except you read crap like Loeb's Ultimates where Tony and Natasha's sex tape is uploaded and the team's just sitting there watching it. Clearly not the best writing from Loeb never mind writing in general.  Bendis is back to making male characters into man whores, this time we're back to Hawkeye doing it again (remember Avengers Dissembled with Clint/Wanda) except what was the point of bringing back Mockingbird in Secret Invasion? I can go on.
 
Meanwhile, Gail Simone's Secret Six, Birds of Prey..in particular Secret Six was hands down the BEST team book at DC gets canceled. Amanda Conner was told she can't keep a monthly schedule and pushed out of Power Girl. Nicola Scott can't find a spot but Rob Liefeld and Bret Booth were given gigs. 
 
I love these cosplay fans at SDCC but that's the wrong Con to take any kind of pulse. Why? Cause people are more interested in media panels and not comic books. Tumble weeds blow past Artist's alley vs. NYCC where it's way more in favor of comics and even the Vertigo panel is standing room if you don't like up an hour ahead of time.
 
It's like why would I go where publishing is dying...and neglect where comic book shops are expanding like NYC?

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#3  Edited By Dr. Detfink

The funny part is, Marvel has been horribly negligent and no one criticizes them as harshly. 

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#4  Edited By Dr. Detfink

Once again, the emphasis is on the woman's damn fashion instead of...er, story?!??!? It's an odd fit with Mr. 100 Bullets on the title but I hope it's more about WW's role as an ambassador than this Greek Street knockoff that JMS has going. 

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#5  Edited By Dr. Detfink

It's a great move because sticking with Peter's death meant that they could close the chapter on one tradition (to be brought back later). At the same time, I'm surprised Marvel didn't go Asian/Hispanic/Black just to cover 3 demographics instead of two. It's sad but that seems to be the only way to make minority characters sell by giving them the best selling brand names. While I never needed my minority race to be represented to like comics, I hope this does create more readership. 

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#6  Edited By Dr. Detfink

It's a teaser and it shouldn't be anything more than just a couple drops of perspiration. Looks like Gordon is dying. From the camera angle is Bruce Wayne in a wheel chair? Bane's mask looks insect like, very creepy. Looks like Bane has the Bat softened up for him. 

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#7  Edited By Dr. Detfink

I love this take on Venom. NOW, he's more apropos as an anti-hero. Going to be very curious to see what happens with Remender.

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#8  Edited By Dr. Detfink

What makes the Red Skull so different from other villains is how good he is with psychological warfare. In how he sees the potential of America as the next Reich.

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#9  Edited By Dr. Detfink

They released this at NY Comic con to which, the NY audience appropriately gave a null reaction. Doomsday much like Bane was used as a gimmick. There's very little substance to how these characters were used outside of pornography of gimmicks such as Death of Superman & Knightfall (until Gail Simone rescued Bane). 
 
Doomsday was not only beaten/killed during Infinite Crisis but also New Krpyton...how many more times do we go back to this well for a one note brute? 
 
There's so much more compelling things to be said about the fall out of New Krpyton. Wouldn't such a threat start an arms race of unprecedented level? I also can't buy ALL of the renegade Kryptonians were taken out. 
 
Anyone wonder what Superman thinks about Chris? Oh wait, he's walking the earth like Cain from Kung-Fu without much of a reason except at some point he'll be a like Forrest Gump and go home.

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#10  Edited By Dr. Detfink

Waiting for the origin of Han Solo and his parents. Waiting for the Falcon to appear. Lando and just about every character. Secrets revealed isn't doing anything more for me but putting obligatory winks to the audience.