abandonednyc
abandonednyc:

Superman string art found in an abandoned squatter colony in Gowanus.
More at abandonednyc.com.

Some time ago—I don’t know how long. Was it a month or a year? Ten years? It seems like forever since He came. He took our dreams and our hopes, our fears and our desires. He left us only with Anti-Life. With clarity of purpose that wipes out everything else. But there are still a few of us who remember the way things are before. We get together in abandoned builidngs in the places His servants won’t look and tell stories of the heroes who used to be. The man who lost his parents as a child and dedicated his life to making sure no one would know that loss again. The woman who was the greatest warrior of all, who came to teach us the way of peace. And the good man who was sent from another world to give us the hope his world had lost. He’s never been defeated before. The stories contradict each other and they may not make a whole lot of sense but we know there’s some truth in them. We still hold the hope in our hearts that he will come again.

abandonednyc:

Superman string art found in an abandoned squatter colony in Gowanus.

More at abandonednyc.com.

Some time ago—I don’t know how long. Was it a month or a year? Ten years? It seems like forever since He came. He took our dreams and our hopes, our fears and our desires. He left us only with Anti-Life. With clarity of purpose that wipes out everything else. But there are still a few of us who remember the way things are before. We get together in abandoned builidngs in the places His servants won’t look and tell stories of the heroes who used to be. The man who lost his parents as a child and dedicated his life to making sure no one would know that loss again. The woman who was the greatest warrior of all, who came to teach us the way of peace. And the good man who was sent from another world to give us the hope his world had lost. He’s never been defeated before. The stories contradict each other and they may not make a whole lot of sense but we know there’s some truth in them. We still hold the hope in our hearts that he will come again.

So I read the first volume of Johns and Lee’s Justice League

As someone who had a lot invested in the old DCU, I was pretty dead set against this at first. Flashpoint was a disappointingly perfunctory revamp that didn’t really wrap the previous DCU up in a satisfying way the way Crisis on Infinite Earths did, and so I mostly just kind of disengaged, except for a few titles that weren’t really related to what I was reading before like Frankenstein and Demon Knights.

That said, I found the collection of the first six issues of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League in my local library. I generally believe in not dismissing things unfairly because of NERD RAGE, however justified, and not blame particular stories for the bad decisions that set them up. After all, I thought Identity Crisis was an ill-concieved mess from start to finish, but it led to a lot of worthwhile stories like Villains United and 52. So I checked it out. These were my gut reactions more or less as they occurred to me.

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I was kvetching about the New 52 again today and I had some theories

Theory 1: The post-Flashpoint earth is actually a pocket universe/dream bubble Barry Allen ended up in, like the one the JSA was trapped in for a while as per Sandman: Season of Mists.

Theory 2: After his defeat in Final Crisis, Darkseid hooked himself into the Anti-Monitor’s corpse and Omega Effected the entire DC Earth, sending everyone to a different Earth. Barry Allen ended up in the Flashpoint earth, Batman wound up on the pre-Scratch Earth-Homestuck where he became Fedorafreak and then ascended to God Tier. This applies to ordinary people too—Grant Morrison was once a perfectly ordinary denizen of the DCU.

expendableextra

expendableextra:

Another inspiration to me although I didn’t know it at the time.

Jack “The King” Kirby really was the king of the Silver Age of comics. He created the look and style of Marvel and 90% of the characters there. He moved on to DC and ended up creating Darkseid for them. He’s not that well known outside comic book fans which is a shame.

Everything he drew felt larger than life and he was one of the only artists who can portray epic in comics. He wasn’t about anatomy but energy and movement.

twentypercentcooler
twentypercentcooler:

dennisculver:

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, MORTALS. 
TIE! TIE! TIE FOR DARKSEID!
A lot of people seem to think that Darkseid is the worst dad in comics but who is worse? The god of all evil or the dad that sends his son to live with the god of all evil?
(answer: Highfather)

Could Scott Free tie a double-Windsor so complex that even he couldn’t escape from its formal grasp?!

twentypercentcooler:

dennisculver:

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, MORTALS. 

TIE! TIE! TIE FOR DARKSEID!

A lot of people seem to think that Darkseid is the worst dad in comics but who is worse? The god of all evil or the dad that sends his son to live with the god of all evil?

(answer: Highfather)

Could Scott Free tie a double-Windsor so complex that even he couldn’t escape from its formal grasp?!

love-and-radiation
love-and-radiation:

Dan McDaid does a sweet Jack Kirby pastiche with colours by Kyle Latino—starting from the left-hand bottom corner, Metron, up to Kamandi, a Celestrial, Machine Man, Moonboy, Devil Dinosaur, Darkseid, then down to Orion, right to Ikaris and ending in the middle-ish with Atlas.

love-and-radiation:

Dan McDaid does a sweet Jack Kirby pastiche with colours by Kyle Latino—starting from the left-hand bottom corner, Metron, up to Kamandi, a Celestrial, Machine Man, Moonboy, Devil Dinosaur, Darkseid, then down to Orion, right to Ikaris and ending in the middle-ish with Atlas.