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

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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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