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Thoughts on Supreme Power?

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Anyone read the first issue? What'd ya think?

For some reason this issue moved a little slow to me and I didn't really care for JMS's treatment of Bush in the lab...I expect things to pick up in the upcoming issues..

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Anyone read the first issue? What'd ya think?

For some reason this issue moved a little slow to me and I didn't really care for JMS's treatment of Bush in the lab...I expect things to pick up in the upcoming issues..

 

Loved it!! I was prepared for the slow lead-in to the story, though, and wasn't shocked at the slow pace of issue 1. This one will be written in 6 issue bites, and will probably be an even better read in tpb form.

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Man, did anyone else make the mistake of reading the FIRST Squadron Supreme mini? Woo! Stinky!

 

This series? Who knows... I can't tell anything from first issues anymore... confused-smiley-013.gif

 

WHATS THE 1ST THE BIG TRADE THAT WAS REPRINTED?

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Man, did anyone else make the mistake of reading the FIRST Squadron Supreme mini? Woo! Stinky!

 

This series? Who knows... I can't tell anything from first issues anymore... confused-smiley-013.gif

 

WHATS THE 1ST THE BIG TRADE THAT WAS REPRINTED?

 

YES.

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Man, did anyone else make the mistake of reading the FIRST Squadron Supreme mini? Woo! Stinky!

 

This series? Who knows... I can't tell anything from first issues anymore... confused-smiley-013.gif

 

WHATS THE 1ST THE BIG TRADE THAT WAS REPRINTED?

 

YES.

Well if its the one about Squad Supreme taking over I thought it was very good!

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Supreme Power one was great. Story and dialogue very nice. I havent read the old Squadron, but I mean to pick up the TPB.

 

It's bad. It is every reason why people have low opinions of comic books.

 

 

Okay, I don't know that THAT is true, but it's bad. Real bad. I really wish I hadn't wasted my money. frown.gif (Could have bought the rest of the Preacher run!) smile.gif

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an alien super-powered being ever crashed in Kansas, wouldn't Uncle Sam be all over it? Sort of like Roswell

 

I haven't read the book, but doesn't this sound sort of like Maxi-Mortal all over? confused.gif

 

Chris

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Its a pretty nice reinterpretation of Superman, don't you think?

 

I can't believe Marvel didn't get into legal trouble with DC for that story. JMS should stick with Am. Spider-man, Supreme Power was a stinker.

 

Uhhhh......hello?

 

It's well known that the Squadron Supreme concept was/is based on the Justice League characters. The iconographic aspects of the story shouldn't have come as a surprise.

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Its a pretty nice reinterpretation of Superman, don't you think?

 

I can't believe Marvel didn't get into legal trouble with DC for that story. JMS should stick with Am. Spider-man, Supreme Power was a stinker.

 

Uhhhh......hello?

 

It's well known that the Squadron Supreme concept was/is based on the Justice League characters. The iconographic aspects of the story shouldn't have come as a surprise.

 

Guess I didn't get the memo. confused-smiley-013.gif I remember reading somewhere that DC shutdown Fawcett's Captain Marvel because he too closely resembled Superman. Anyhow, it doesn't really bother me because I don't read Superman and think Supreme Power is a stinker. To each their own.

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Guess I didn't get the memo.

 

27_laughing.gif .... sorry for the aggressive reply. blush.gif The 'copyright infringement' area meets a tenuous border with parody and satire. The Authority humiliated a super-team a couple of years ago that was a thinly veiled Avengers.

 

I'd suggest running with the story for the first arc. Marvel's new 'write it like a tpb' policy severely handicaps the entertainment value of first issues.

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Guess I didn't get the memo.

 

27_laughing.gif .... sorry for the aggressive reply. blush.gif The 'copyright infringement' area meets a tenuous border with parody and satire. The Authority humiliated a super-team a couple of years ago that was a thinly veiled Avengers.

 

I'd suggest running with the story for the first arc. Marvel's new 'write it like a tpb' policy severely handicaps the entertainment value of first issues.

 

No problem. grin.gif I might pick up the tpb when it comes out. Usually, I don't get the second issue if there isn't a hook that intrigues me.

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Its a pretty nice reinterpretation of Superman, don't you think?

 

I can't believe Marvel didn't get into legal trouble with DC for that story. JMS should stick with Am. Spider-man, Supreme Power was a stinker.

 

Uhhhh......hello?

 

It's well known that the Squadron Supreme concept was/is based on the Justice League characters. The iconographic aspects of the story shouldn't have come as a surprise.

 

Yeah, the Squadrom was a wink-and-nod toward the Justice League of America, even expanding it's ranks along with them ( i.e. "Nuke" joined when Firestorm joined the league, evidently...)

 

Lilandra's Imperial Guard, in the X-men mythos, are another "homage" to D.C., this time spoofing the Legion of Superheroes, with Gladiator standing in for Super(Man).

If any of you have a long memory, you might recall that in the Official Handbook to The Marvel Universe, the Gladiator entry was actually drawn by Curt Swan... cool.gif

 

I always thought it classy of D.C. to let Swanny do that, despite his "exclusive contract"... 893applaud-thumb.gif

 

-Joe

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i liked it better than his spidey stories actually, i dropped Amazing for being flat out boring!

 

I agree about AMS. I used to read it, but I also began to find it too boring and slow moving. It seems to deal with social issues and trying to make Peter Parker too much of a do-gooder which is also boring.

 

I thought the Supreme Power preview in Wizard was quite intriguing. I missed the first issue though and will probably read the TPB eventually. I still like collecting comics, but I find myself more and more frustrated with the serialized nature of them and waiting months and months for a story to be completed. So I'm more into TPBs now if I'm buying the book more for reading than "collecting". On the other hand, I bought the Jim Lee Batman books as nice pretty books to add to my collection and certainly not for ther "reading" enjoyment.

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