Post by henrythemorerecent on Dec 29, 2014 15:18:41 GMT -5
Just wanted to thank TC for continually talking about this book. I read my early post i nthis thread about my reaction to the first issue and I cringe. I don't know why I decided to hate this book so much. Granted not everything is made for everyones tastes, and I have every right to not like this book. But getting to thanking Talking Comics. You guys talk about this book so much and with so much excitement, I kind of felt bummed and like I was missing out somehow. So I literally just got back from my local who luckily had #36 and #37 and I'm looking forward to giving it another try tonight with a much more open mind.
Can someone spoil Secret Origins for me (use the tag!) I didnt pick it up and was wondering if there was a revelation into her history that changed
I won't spoil it, but I will say that just as the seemingly add-on Multiversity Guidebook was a must-read as it advanced the plot, Secret Origins #10 has a Batgirl story by Fletcher and Stewart (with amazing art by Irene Koh!) that seems to be part of the mystery in the regular series, and might also be pointing toward the post-Convergence DC, although that could just be me pipe-dreaming.
Yes, the OMG!!RETCONNING! that Bleeding Cool heralded in Secret Origins 10 did not come to pass. What was shown, however, was a little more of the post-injury recovery process and how she met Frankie. It was an interesting piece of the puzzle but it still left things off pretty mysteriously re: the big last issue reveal. I think SE10 won't be essential reading for those following the series but definitely worth checking out if you are liking the recent arc.
Wow this variant for #41 is probably the most terrifying Joker image I've ever seen!
Rafael Abuquerque is a beast!
This cover is also incredibly ill advised. Given what the Joker puts Babs through in The Killing Joke (which is so horrible that I now refuse to read it again) I really don't think rekindling thoughts of that in people's minds will sit well with people. It certainly doesn't with me.
On top of that, it puts a big dent in DCs attempts to raise their profile and image when being aware of these issues.
I had all the same thoughts when I saw this preview; with DC having done so much positive of late, this seems a throwback. It's possible that the events of the issue can redeem the cover (striking as it is as a piece of art shorn of the baggage), but I'm not sure going in.