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@g2_: thanks! Ever check this issue out?

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Scott Snyder on a Monday: "This is the definitive day of all days. This is the best day you will ever live."

SS on a Tues: "Monday was big, but its rly just laid the groundwork for Tuesday. It's all been building to this."

SS on Wed: "Forget everything you thought you knew. Wednesday is everything. E V E R Y T H I N G!"

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@timelordscience said:

Do you think someone can read Starlin's stuff now and find it to not be dated at all? As someone who's never read it before?

I almost want to shy away from recommending it to you based on your question. I say that because ppl who are concerned about something being "dated" tend to be most comfortable reading modern comics (not sure if that's you in this case, just saying). They're used to modern storytelling, exclusively, which is a very narrow purview to me. Maybe it's just because I love reading the older stuff so much, but I almost never read it and think "dated". I think in terms of is this good storytelling or isn't it. Starlin's Warlock is good storytelling. If that grabs you, read it.

Maybe that's not the answer you're looking for... It really depends on if you're used to reading bronze age stuff. If you're not, you'll find this fits your definition of "dated" and it will take getting used to.

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@timelordscience: The 70's stuff may come off as a little dated but I think most of it from the IG moving on isn't really. The 70's stuff is interesting though because it was Warlock at his most philosophical and existential. You get the feeling reading it that Starlin was reading a lot of different books on the meaning of or nature of existence and trying to make a hero who would think in those terms.

Love Starlin getting existential with it.

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Honestly, I want them to stop. Not forever of course, but for a while. A year at least. Civil War 2 seems fine, I am genuinely excited - as excited as I was a while before Secret Wars. However, comic events for both Marvel and DC consistently lack in true impact, for it is rare a "stunt" has been anything more than that. (Or anything more than film synergy - which I understand). I miss when events meant something truly important was going to happen. I want better storytelling - I want the level of creativity and long thought out ideas that went into Secret Wars prior to its release. I hope the fallout for this is natural, a progression that isn't forgotten, one that means something.

I agree with this. Leave more time between events so they actually mean something and explore the changes. Otherwise it's just a big build up to this change and that change which, frankly, is all storytelling is anyway - doesn't mean it has to be an EVENT.

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"Something big happens in issue __"

Of course it does. Are they going to say something small happens? I'll see how the reviews come out about the first issue or two before committing to this.

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Very nice list. Would you recommend The Sub Diego arc? Never read it before but I think it's getting a TPB reprint soon.

Yeah check it out. It's already been reprinted :)

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@extremis: He said this would be like the "Empire Strikes Back" of the series.

haha what a funny joke

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Batfleck does a solid job, Gal Gadot proved me wrong as a great WW, and Cavill... Well, he does what he can with a poorly written Supes. I don't blame the actors here. Even Eisenberg is just doing what he's told. They should've stuck with Heisenberg rather than Eisenberg and, from everything being written about it now, there's only Zack Snyder to blame. And not just in that instance. There's a lot wrong with this thing.

If the movie was going to fail it was going to be because of Snyder's creative failure. Called it.

So nice being able to say I told you so ;)

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