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REVIEW: Justice League #1 – DC’s New 52

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DC Comics’ “New 52″ campaign began at midnight with Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. I sacrificed some sleep to get my hands on it (along with Flashpoint #5) and overall it’s a decent issue that is very new reader friendly. However, even as an infrequent DC reader I felt I already knew or had seen many of the relationships presented here and the issue spends a lot of time establishing some of the principals. KevinMLD and I will be assessing this first issue of not only the Justice League series, but DC’s New 52 and whatever form the new DC Universe may take.

Spoilers for the issue and some aspects of the new DC Universe will follow.

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REVIEW: Flashpoint #5

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So this week officially ends the DC Universe as we’ve known it. Series like Action Comics (ending at #904) and Detective Comics (ending at #881) that have been published without interruption since the 1930′s have come to an end (although technically they ran to issue #1,000,000) and it’s all because of Flashpoint. After having this day marked on our calendars for months as where it all ends, a wise publishing move on DC’s part also gave us the first of their “New 52″ in Justice League #1, which we’ll be discussing later today.

Spoilers for Flashpoint and the last day of the DC Universe will follow.

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Let’s Kill Hitler

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I have to learn to trust the creators behind BBC’s Doctor Who. At this point, they’ve more than earned it. Once again, I had my doubts about the show’s return from the Summer break with an episode titled Let’s Kill Hitler. In my mind, it had the potential for terrible things all over it. On the screen, it was brilliant. Again.

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The DC Universe Relaunched…Tonight!

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So tonight’s the night. At midnight, DC Comics releases Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1 and the DC Universe as we’ve known it will be washed away to some currently unknown extent and replaced by 52 new titles; many with brand new continuity.

I don’t know what to think about all of this. I’m excited to see what DC has up its sleeves, but I’m sad to know some piece of this universe I’ve loved for twenty years can never really ever quite be the same again. I have a great deal of distrust for DC publisher Dan Didio and his personal tastes. I know they don’t align with mine. But I love the grand ambition behind all of this. This is a giant gamble and I dig that.

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Monday Night Raw Warm Up for August 29th, 2011

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WWE’s Monday Night Raw goes live in just under an hour and there’s no better way to get ready for it than to join us in rehashing the events of last Monday in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Being in in the Great White North, the Canadian fans showed their typical passion as well as their typical good taste in who they chose to cheer or jeer that so often agrees with our sensibilities here.

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