Sunday, August 20, 2006

Let's Play 52 Questions

  1. Do you like Steel's new look and powers?
  2. Is Supernova the real Booster Gold?
  3. Will Isis survive 52?
  4. What exactly IS Egg Fu?
  5. Are they going to kill the Question?
  6. Are you as tired of Montoya's Sam Spade act as I am?
  7. Now that Luthor's uncorked the metagene bottle, how will DC ever get the metagenie back in?
  8. What is Egg Fu hoping to do with the kidnapped mad scientists?
  9. Will we see Bruce and Diana at all in 52, as we have Clark?
  10. Will Ralph stay bonkers?
  11. Do you love the idea of a permanently bonkers Ralph as much as I do?
  12. Who is the trenchcoated man in the background behind Ralph?
  13. What is the Dominators connection to the 52?
  14. So does Adam Strange have one eye or two, and will be getting any of them back?
  15. When will Rex the Wonder Dog meet Krypto?
  16. Hey -- where is Krypto while Clark is powerless?
  17. Am I the only person who wants to see them bring back Destructo?
  18. What relationship -- if any -- is there between John Henry Irons and the new Commander Steel in the Justice Society?
  19. Will Lois become pregnant?
  20. When is Rip Hunter and how soon before we see him in person?
  21. Will Lex be one of the kidnapped mad scientists?
  22. Having been fused into one body, do Firestorm and Cyborg keep in touch?
  23. Will Haven (the "Eureka" for bad people) become a fixture in the DCU?
  24. So, did the Batfamily just take a cruise while the Red Hood is running around killing people or what?
  25. Will we see Harvey Dent at all in 52, given how active he is supposed to be in Gotham?
  26. Will we get to see Bullock expose the corruption in Commissioner Akins' department?
  27. Will Bullock and Film Freak get a New Earth rematch?
  28. Will the feminist bloggers stop cataloging every rape and attempted rape if I start cataloging every time a female character kicks a male one in the nuts?
  29. Will we ever find out what the heck is happening in Sub Diego?
  30. Will we ever find out why somebody sunk Sub Diego to begin with?
  31. Shouldn't Black Manta be one of the missing mad scientists?
  32. Any guess about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?
  33. Does anyone care about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?
  34. Is Wonder Girl brainwashed or just tragically stupid?
  35. What is Devem's connection to Krypton?
  36. Am I the only person who'd really prefer that Starfire never return to Earth?
  37. Is the character of Natasha Irons now irredeemable?
  38. Will there be a Batwoman costume available this Halloween and, if so, who (other than me) will wear it?
  39. What will Skeets do with his spare time now that Booster's dead?
  40. Does anyone know or care what Holly's last name is in Catwoman?
  41. What does the return of the Metal Men portend?
  42. Is Captain Marvel really going to stay stuck in the Rock of Eternity?
  43. Given that Todd & Damon were dating before 52 and still are after it, doesn't that make them comics' longest standing gay couple (aside from Apollo & Midnighter)?
  44. Will we ever get to see Damon meet Alan Scott?
  45. Is anyone still reading Outsiders and, if so, why?
  46. Will Batwoman come into conflict with Harvey Dent?
  47. Am I the only person brushing up his Chinese for the first meeting of Egg Fu and the all-new Atom?
  48. Speaking of the Atom, is that Luthor who's handing out "shrinking belts"?
  49. With Whisper Adaire and the Monster Society running around and mad scientists being kidnapped, why doesn't anybody remember Professor Milo?
  50. Am I the only person really excited about the idea of the evil Titans East, including the return of the Joker's Daughter?
  51. Will we meet Miss Martian in the J'onn J'onnz miniseries?
  52. Who do you want to see turn up in 52 who hasn't yet?

54 comments:

CalvinPitt said...

1. Nope.
2. Probably he's the Booster Gold from the New Earth 25th century (man I hate time travel).
5. I'll say no. *crosses fingers*
7. Reality is changed as Superboy-Prime punches his way out of his prison - somehow.
10. Nah. He'll get himself together eventually.
14. I think he's supposed to have none. I believe he'll get Alan Scott's missing eye.
34. I'm going with "tragically misguided."
36. I'm sure there are others who feel that way. I'm admittedly not one of them.
50. If I thought they were going to be portrayed less as villains, more as anti-heroes, I'd be excited. As it is, it's like I've tensed up and closed my eyes, because I know I'm about to get punched really hard.
52. The Haunted Tank. Not with a live crew, just a possessed tank, rumbling along the streets, mistaking H3s for Tiger tanks and making them go BOOM!

Nathan said...

Steel's appeal was that he's DCU's resident engineer -- he solves problems through lateral thinking, and his armor was a by-product of that. Now he's ditched his armor and pulled a Hulk, in that his new costume seems to consist entirely of pants.

Also, I suppose it could be argued that the metagene therapy, considering the radically high dose, corrupted Natasha's mind. It would be a real shame to lose that character -- the five minutes when she and Steel were supporting characters in "S:TMOS" were a real breath of fresh air for the book.

Jon Hex said...

Being the mouthy sod I am, I will answer every question:
1.No
2.Seems like, but even though it will be cool, wait, because it will be cool, it's not.
3.Yes, it's why they haven't mentioned Black Adam in anything.
4.The coolest revamp in comics' history.
5.No, unless they plan to make Montoya the new Question.
6.Could anyone?
7.It's unstable, that's why everyone doesn't have it already.
8.Chinese super-villians
9.I'm leaning towards no, because Bruce's family trek probably has mini-series appeal and Diana's crap will be handled in Wonder Woman.
10-11.Ya.
12.The pervert in the park with a present in his pants.
13.Outlook hazy, Try again later.
14.He has sight beyond sight. I got a question. Why did Alan Scott take his eyes? Lazy bastard should have made his own.
15.Only in the pages of Morrison's Batman.
16.The Fortress of Jungletude.
17.No. No you aren't.
18.He is Commander Steel. I feel it in my artificial bones which hurt all the time.
19.Hmmm
20.Week 25.
21.Ha ha. No one kidnaps Lex.
22.They never spoke of it again.
23.It is the height of bad ideas, so maybe.
24.They thought he was dead. A crate load of C-4 exploded with him and Joker in front of it. Yet they lived. Thanks, Winick.
25.Week 22. Get it? 22? Two two? Get, awww, forget all y'all!
26.I thought know if any of Robinson's ideas will make it, unless he talked with the Fab Four before he did his run.
27.Probably not. Only cops who hate or sleep with Catwoman are in the East End. Bullock doesn't qualify.
28.No, you sexist MAN(pronounced like an expletive)!
29-30.Not if people keep buying Sword of Atlantis.
31.The Man will never keep Black Manta down.
32.They're fine. What chu talkin' bout?
33.Only Tempest and only if he kicks this new Aquaman's ass.
34.A little from column A, a little from column B.
35.He founded Krypton's version of Punk'D.
36.She seems to have no use anymore.
37.No one is irredeemable. See Egg Fu.
38.k.d. lang.
39.Destroy the timeline.
40.Golighty?
41.Elemental buffoonery to make Metamorpho proud.
42.I hope not.
43.You forget Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.
44.Yes, there will be blood.
45.Because I want it to be good. I still like Nightwing, dammit!, and I won't drop the last book he's in I tolerate. Anyway, if it's true that first story line was written for Jason Todd, the following stories should be corrected accordingly. And why the hell would people be following Jason Todd?! They didn't even give him a Titans memorial statue.
46.If she's bi-curious. Get it? My talent's wasted here.
47.Da.
48.I don't know. The new Atom's suit gives me seizures so I can't read it.
49.They seem to be going after the high tech geniuses. If they take Milo, they'd have to take Crane and hell Joker create a new kind of nerve gas, but no one's going to kidnap him.
50.Nyet.
51.Who? Wha-?
52.Anarchy.

Chris Sims said...

"Go-Nightly" was Holly's street name. Her actual last name is Robinson, as revealed by Ed Brubaker in, I believe, Catwoman Secret Files.

Steven said...

1. Not really
2. "real"?
3. Yes.
4. Potentially horrifically offensive/histerical
5. Temporarily.
6. No
7. They haven't had it in the bottle since Bloodlines
8. Make Gnu Earth
9. Bruce yes, Diana no
10. No.
11. How bonkers?
12. Rorschach. He wants his world back.
13. Something to do with the Lost in Space crew.
14. If Alan give him back his eye, then one.
15. You know, they never are in the same place at the same time... hmmm...
16. Recovering from being kicked in the face?
17. Clearly not.
18. Very little.
19. Unless she has a miscarriage or an abortion, no.
20. His present.
21. Only if he wants to be.
22. No, and it's awkward at Thanksgiving and company-wide crossovers.
23. God willing.
24. Seems like, though some had time to attend funerals and train Harvey Dent.
25. No.
26. In 52? No.
27. God willing.
28. Hopefully you do both.
29. Maybe?
30. No.
31. How do you know he's not?
32. In 52? No clue.
33. In 52? Clearly no.
34. Damn you jon hex for stealing my joke.
35. Reply hazy, ask again later.
36. No.
37. No, no no. One mistake does not damn a character.
38. Uh, next question.
39. Audition for sidekick parts for other heroes.
40. Nope.
41. AWESOMENESS
42. For the year, looks like.
43. What about Piper and his boyfriend? Or Booster and Beetle?
44. Didn't Damon meet Alan ('s projection) in Manhunter when Jade died?
45. Not me.
46. Huh, no, I guess.
47. Yes.
48. No. Chronos.
49. I do now.
50. Nope.
51. HA, ya right.
52. Seriously? The Phantom Stranger.

k26dp said...

1. Look yes, powers no.
2. I don't think so.
3. No.
4. The most sensational character comeback of 2006.
5. Nah. They're telegraphing it way too much.
6. Nope, I still dig it.
7. Enegatem nettogrof!
8. Create the first artificial intelligent omlette.
9. Yes.
10. No.
11. Depends on the writer. In the wrong hands it could get old very, very quick.
12. Plastic Man, laughing his ass off.
13. They bankroll Egg Fu.
14. No eyes now, he'll get them back just in time for a Thanagarian to poke them out again.
15. Never. Rex would just be embarrased.
16. Where is Krypto ever when a writer doesn't use him?
17. Almost certainly.
18. Just good friends.
19. Nope.
20. The 30th century and never.
21. Nope.
22. What's done in 52 stays in 52.
23. Gawd, I hope so.
24. The Red Hood has gone to ground.
25. Yep.
26. I see a background newspaper article.
27. Maybe in 'Tec.
28. Nothing can stop them.
29. Sorry, nobody cares.
30. See #29.
31. Probably, but he's not.
32. All still alive, according to the ghost of Vulko in the last issue of Aquaman.
33. Yes.
34. Tricky. I'll say stupid, with a little brainwashing to help bring it out more. Plus, she's a teenager.
35. He's the Last Second-Cousin Twiced Removed Of Krypton.
36. No, you are not.
37. Nope. She's only a teenager.
38. Greg Rucka.
39. Go work for Egg Fu to help precipitate the Machine War.
40. Know? Yes, it's Robinson. Care? No.
41. The potential for a great series by Grant Morrison.
42. If Winick is writing it, I'm sure I don't care.
43. Quite possibly. I don't know how long Scandal and Knockout have been together.
44. Oh, hell yeah.
45. According to the sales numbers, yes. Some people also continue to watch "ER". I blame inertia.
46. Almost certainly.
47. Ah-so.
48. Don't think so.
49. Didn't he die?
50. Nope, although the "Cassie Cain is still a hero" folks are likely to be very upset.
51. Nope. Like most Martian Manhunter series, I expect it to be in a bubble world unto itself and ignored by every other writer.
52. Peter the Puffer-fish.

Hoosier X said...

Wow. I didn't realize that so many extremist female comic book writers were writing scenes where a female character kicks a male in the nuts.

Please start your list. I am on the edge of my seat.

Scipio said...

"Being the mouthy sod I am"

Mouthy sod --

my father and I used to fish for mouthy sod.

Tom Foss said...

1. Not so much. But Steel's had the metagene before, and they got rid of it then too.
2. Maybe, but I don't think the other Booster Gold is actually dead.
3. I hope so.
4. What isn't Egg Fu?
4a. Awesome, that's what.
5. No.
6. Not really. The Montoya/Question stuff is about the least entertaining part of 52 for me, though.
7. Either it's temporary or it causes severely debilitating side-effects, or some third, more sinister option (or all three). Notice that Lex Luthor hasn't used it on himself.
8. Make an omelet.
9. Bruce gets a whole issue devoted to his travels, and the new solicitation preview suggests that it's #30. Logic dictates that Diana should be addressed too.
10. Ralph's not bonkers, he's just undercover. Maybe.
11. I could go either way.
12. Sue Dibny.
13. Interesting fact: all the Dominators are lesbians. One dated Batwoman during 52. No one likes to talk about it.
14. Neither, he's missing both eyes, and I bet that one of them is in Alan Scott's head. He'll have both back before the series is out.
15. Not soon enough.
16. Chasing polar bears around the Fortress.
17. Not anymore.
18. Commander Steel will be wearing a suit designed by John Henry Irons. I hope.
19. I don't know, but I hope they don't drag out the pregnancy as long as the engagement.
20. Rip Hunter's in 52 B.C., and he'll end up meeting with either Booster Gold or Adam Strange and the Lost gang.
21. Maybe. If so, the JLexA will have to rescue him.
22. No, things are kind of awkward between them. They're not comfortable with the Marvel "every black character is related" status quo.
23. Probably.
24. Nah, they left Harvey "cuckoobananas" Dent in charge.
25. I think they've said that we might see him a little, but he's not a focus.
26. Good question. Probably not.
27. I sure hope so.
28. No, but they're really not comparable.
29. Yes.
30. Probably not.
31. Probably.
32. Bored, Sword, Ignored, Maternity Ward.
33. The Weaponers of Qward.
34. She's a teenager. Go with the latter.
35. None.
36. Nope. But I would prefer her two happily married companions to act like happily married men.
37. Nah, she just made a bad mistake. She could be redeemed, but either she or JH will die by the end of the series, giving the other character a new driving source of angst.
38. ...
39. Look for Booster.
40. Know? No. Care? Yes. If it's "Golightly" I might have to hit someone.
41. Fun galore.
42. That'd really suck. Judd Winick is writing. So, yes.
43. Only if Maggie Sawyer and Toby Raines broke up.
44. I hope so. That'd be interesting.
45. Whosiders?
46. I hope so.
47. Yes.
48. Either Luthor or the girl from Seven Soldiers who sold the fake Dyno-Mite rings.
49. Wasn't he in the cartoon?
50. I think it's a cool idea. I hope the execution lives up to it. And I hope it redeems Cassandra Cain.
51. It's a miniseries now?
52. J'onn's a good start. Wally would be nice.

Scipio said...

"8. Create the first artificial intelligent omlette."

Of course.

Egg Fu + Metal Men = a revamp of the time the Metal Men were attacked by a monstrous omelette.

That's pure brilliance.

Scipio said...

"52. Peter the Puffer-fish."

I second that wholeheartedly!

Steven said...

Ooh, sorry, I forgot:

Will we ever find out what the heck is happening in Sub Diego?

Yes, Sub Diego hosted a major comic book convention back in July.

Loren said...

1. I'm reserving my opinion until I see him in action.
2. At Comic-Con, they said if you really thought about it, you'd be able to figure it out. I didn't really have to think about it that hard. I DO think it's the real Booster Gold.
3. PLEASE!!!!!
4. Don't get me started, girl...
5. Picture me on the edge of a cliff with my fists clenched and raised to ths sky screaming, "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!"
6. I actually like it.
7. Superman will rotate the earth backwards and reverse time.
8. Use them to remove his horrible stereotypical look so he can fit into DC's new diverse world.
9. I heard "yes" around issue 30.
10. I hope not, but I'd love to see an Elongated Man series with Ralph a bit on the edge.
11. Hells no.
12. Damn! Somebody already said Plastic Man!
13. Um...to dominate?
14. He's lost one because that bitch Alan Scott took it.
15. When Gleek introduces them.
16. The same place that Tiger from The Brady Bunch went after the first season.
17. Yes, you are.
18. The answer I have is just plain wrong.
19. Please, let's wait for the next Crisis to ask that question.
20. I think he's still back in Booster Gold #15 trying to figure it all out.
21. If he isn't, maybe he'll be like the Joker was when he wasn't invited to be a member of the Society.
22. They're soul sistahs...
23. God no...
24. Damn! Good question.
25. No, and that's part of the reason he went back to the dark side.
26. Jesus, they only have 52 weeks to do so much!!!!
27. Now that, I'd like to see...
28. Now, now...play nice!
29. I know they just had a convention there.
30. Didn't we?
31. Oh, please...
32. Lorena was briefly a member of the Teen Titans, Mera is rebuilding Atlantis, Tempest and Dolphin...no sé.
33. YES! I had the biggest crush on Tempest when he was Aqualad so Atlanteans RULE!
34. Neither. She's grieving. Feel for her, damn it!
35. Isn't he from the bottled city of Kandor?
36. Yes, she's an 80s concept that's done her time on Maple Drive.
37. I hope not. I always liked her.
38. Raising hand...
39. Volunteer himself as spare parts for Will Magnus.
40. Robinson. And, yes, I care. I care...DEEPLY.
41. The beginning of my childhood dreams coming true! Muahahahahaahahahah!
42. Shaking the Magic 8 Ball.......The answer is cloudy.
43. Does anybody wish that Todd would break up with Damon and date....ME?
44. Would it be in an issue of JSA CLASSIFIED?
45. Yes I am because I have faith that Winick will bring it back.
46. Hmmmm...interesting.
47. And the Great Ten...
48. Too easy. It's gotta be somebody else.
49. Because nobody wants to. Picture me making an "L" shape with my fingers and placing my hand against my forehead as I whisper, "loser..."
50. No, you are not! I can't WAIT!!!!!
51. Shaking the Magic 8 Ball.......The answer is cloudy.
52. The three most important members of the DCU -- Zan, Jayna and Gleek. Natch.

Mallet said...

1. I enjoy anything that can be refered to as "Stainless"
2.I think both were and Booster has somehow time jumped ala cap Atom.
3.Probably, but my guess is that she'll go crazy at some point.
4. Super intelligent giant chinese egg?
5. I fear that may be the case. I predict it's part of isis's "I've gone craaaaaazy scenes"
6. I think she's doing ok. I'd prefer she step out of the way and let the question in more.
7. Easy! Luthor's tech just works on certain people. Just how lightning activated the Flash's powers, except that Luthors machine works on a broader range of people.
8. Create some Egg Fu Young?
9. I think we'll see Bruce at some point, and probably Diana. She is working her way up in the agency after all.
10. No. He'll be redeemed.
11. I think he'd be a neat enemy for the Flash if he does: "Sacrificing the lives of everyone in central city is the only way to bring SUUUUUE back!"
12. I have no Idea but I think it's the master mind behind Devems scheme.
13. I, again, have no idea
14. I believe he has none. And he doesn't need eyes, he repaird a space ship and helped beat up devilance with out'em
15. When hell freezes over... Ooops here comes Neron now...
16. The Fortress with that damn Robot.
17. Probably
18. Made he'll be one of the builders involved.
19. I hope not, as the kid hasn't shown up yet 1 year later and I'd rather not go through another comic miscarraige.
20. He's inside the time stream itself. He's the one who helped pull booster out when he exploded.
21. No. He's fucking Lex Luthor, not even Egg Fu is that crazy.
22. You're a horrible human being.
23. I would like to see it happen.
24. Yep. It's awesome isn't it?
25. I think they'll be playing him low key and in the background. He's doing his job but not sticking around to take credit for it.
26. Hopefully.
27. Hopefully.
28. No, because they aren't in on the secret that the two are equivilant.
29. No. Because DC hates Aquaman.
30. No. Because DC hates Aquaman.
31. No. Because DC hates Aquaman's Villains.
32. No. Because DC hates Aquaman's supporting Characters.
33. No. Because they're Aquaman's supporting characters. :-P
34. Both.
35. I'd imagine he's going to be trying to pass himself off as a kryptonian but his powers stem from a different source.
36. I think she should.
37. Nope. She can realise the error of he ways and help her dad beat Luthor.
38. I'd wear it but I don't think they'd have one in my size...
39. Computer Solitare.
40. Robinson?
41. Insanity. Wonderful glorius insanity.
42. Nope. He's fighting Monsters presumably on earth in the preview for "Trials"
43. In comics time? Probably
44. We'll have to wait for JSA when they all should be in the same room. Or maybe the annual Thanksgiving Cross over.
45. Mahlla and the Brain
46. No... Like I said I think Dent's just doing his shit right now and doesn't want to meet anyone.
47. I thought they were going to speak in english? Oh god! What else don't I know!?
48. No idea.
49. Because his name is Milo.
50. I'm thinking they'll be neat.
51. Well he is searching for other Martians...
52. Kite-Man. I need to know he's alive.

Scipio said...

"43. Only if Maggie Sawyer and Toby Raines broke up. "

They did.

"49. Wasn't he in the cartoon?"

Yes. BTAS, "Cat Scratch Fever".

Anonymous said...

5. I doubt it.
6. Yes. Hate it. I find it to be a bad parody and almost totally unendurable.
11. Sure, he could be the new Mento. In the early to mid-80's Mento was just a wreck that used to wander through different series looking for someone to help him out of his mental and superpowered breakdown. It was an interesting multi-title sub-plot.
17. No, I think Destructo could be crazy fun.
19. I'm not in love with the idea, but based on what's already out there, sure.
24. Yep.
27. I can see that. Maybe with Gordon's help.
28. I doubt it, but I don't really care either.
38. I'm not really that taken with the costume. I would have preferred something different than a retooled Batman Beyond design. It seems lazy to me.
47. Ha.
50. I think it's an ok idea.
52. Prez. Rondors. John Constantine (yeah, yeah, permanently abducted by Vertigo, whatever). The Legion of Superheroes. Super-Chief. Henri Ducard. The Black Hood crossing over from DC's short-lived !mpact line. Mr. E. Star Hawkins and Ilda.

Steven said...

"43. Only if Maggie Sawyer and Toby Raines broke up. "

They did


What? Not according to 52 #5 that haven't! Though living in two different cities has put a strain on their relationship.

Dave said...

1. Sorta
2. Could be...
3. Yes
4. Someone's ego...
5. I hope not
6. Nope
7. Mad Scientists and Dominators. There's a connection...
8. The goal is to help him become a very pretty Easter egg
9. Yes, to all three.
10. Who says he is?
11. No, but then I think Ralph is faking it in order to catch Devem.
12. The Flasher!
13. Luthor's metagene drug. Remember the Metagene Bomb from Invasion?
14. He has neither. I think he'll get them back... or get someone else's
15. When they both chase after Streaky
16. The Kent Farm, mourning the loss of Connor
17. No, you aren't! Destructo needs to return, especially since he was (loosely) based on Grant Morrison himself
18. They share a name. That's all I got
19. Doubtful
20. Those missing 52-minutes (or seconds, I can't recall which)? That's where Rip is.
21. I hope so
22. Probably not
23. I think Haven got punched out of the DCU
24. Who says Jason isn't with them, even if they aren't aware of it yet?
25. I think it's pretty likely
26. Maybe. They'll probably gloss over it
27. Does anyone care?
28. So not going to touch this one...
29. Do we really want to know?
30. Whoemver was responsible was pissed that the Spaghetti Factory closed.
31. Is he even a scientist?
32. They moved to Fiji
33. Haha- no
34. Probably a little of both
35. Zod!
36. Leave her in space. Let her join L.E.G.I.O.N.
37. Not yet
38. Can you pull off the red-head look?
39. Hook-up with L-Ron and have lots of robosex
40. Robinson, right? Is she still Catwoman?
41. A new series by Grant Morrison next year? Maybe? Hopefully?
42. He's pouting, so yes
43. Not sure
44. I hope so!
45. Um... Mallah/Brain slash-inspiration, perhaps?
46. I really hope so.
47. Yes, you are.
48. Not Luthor...
49. Professor Milo wrote nasty things in everyone's Evil Scientist Yearbook some time back. He's never invited to the swell parties now
50. Only if they continue to piss off Batgirl fans
51. That just screams for a jailbait joke
52. The all-new General Glory

Ununnilium said...

1. Yes! He needs to team up with the Metal Men.
2. I was just thinking that. However, even better would be if he was Ted Kord.
3. I hope so, but the prognosis looks grim.
4. Remember, at the end of JLA/Avengers, how wossname, the evil Oan, became an egg that would hatch into a new universe? Well...
5. No. That'd be an incredible waste. (Which means they might, but...)
6. Nope! <3
7. He creates a metahuman whose ability is to erase the powers of those who got their powers by his formula.
9. Maybe for a scene or two.
11. Not really. Too much heroes-going-crazy lately for me.
14. They're floating around somewhere!
16. Supergirl's taking care of him. She's everywhere else, after all.
17. No. That'd be awesome.
18. None, I'd think. But you never know.
19. In 52? Naaaaah.
22. They were hangin' out in Firestorm post-OYL, so I'd say yes.
23. I hope so!
24. See 25.
25. See 23.
28. No, but do it anyway.
30. Probably.
34. Well heck, it seems to *work*...
37. Nah. Take work, though.
39. See 41.
41. Awesomeness.
42. Oy, I hope not.
43. ...yes. Neat. Maybe they'll get married in Star City.
44. Yes! That'll be awkward in an awesome way.
48. Nah. Probably a crossdressing Jean Loring.
50. Nope, Duela Dent's time has come.
51. Yes. In pog form.
52. Ace the Bat-Hound.

Lis Ledre said...

1. Yes, but I hope it's not permanent.
2. Not a clue.
3. I sure hope so, I adore her.
4. The result of JLA/Avengers.
5. Maybe.
6. No, because Montoya's narration is a nod to that genre.
7. I don't think they will.
8. Scrambled brains.
9. Bruce is already confirmed for week 21 (I think?). Diana can't be far behind.
10. No, but I can't see him coming away from this without some form of emotional damage.
11. No.
12. J'onn?
13. Not a clue.
14. None, and maybe.
15. When DC finally publishes Titans Games.
16. On the farm.
17. Holy crap, no!
18. No clue.
19. Eh, I hope not.
20. I'll make a wild guess just to be trendy and say we've seen him already.
21. Yes, but only so he can find Egg Fu to make the biggest omelette ever, because he can.
22. Unless they intend to make Cyborg part of the Firestorm collective, no.
23. It damn well better be.
24. Surfing continuity waves is good stress relief.
25. That would be nice.
26. So would this.
27. I'd buy tickets.
28. No, but feel free to catalog that, too, and this question had better be a comedy option, mister.
29. In Aquaman, maybe?
30. Yes.
31. Does anyone care (save yourself)?
32. Missing; resurrected; dead; dead.
33. More like forgotten, I think.
34. In this case I think it's the same thing. I'm holding Cassie absolutely responsible for her own actions until proven otherwise.
35. Internets.
36. Perhaps not, but I'm all for her remaining in space if it means character development.
37. No, but I fear for her continued existence past 52.
38. Booth babes.
39. Metal Men Mascot.
40. No; but now I'll wonder.
41. Brand new, shiny Metal Men adventures. And someone bring back Tomorrow Woman while they're at it.
42. I hope not, poor Billy.
43. I think so?
44. I hope so, and in the JSA relaunch if not Manhunter.
45. Not I.
46. This would interest me.
47. I thought the new Atom was Japanese....
48. Wouldn't surprise me.
49. Oooh...
50. No, and in fact it's about time the Titans got a new enemy group.
51. I hope so!
52. J'onn (but who knows, maybe he has...)

Devon said...

I'm changing my name to Dev-Em.

Any eff-ups I make at work, I'll just kind of shrug, look at Scip and say "I am Dev-Em, after all."

Scip knowing a good story when he sees one will simply have to see where the next arc takes me.

Timothy Burke said...

# Do you like Steel's new look and powers?

No. Bad idea. I liked Steel the way he was--basically a riff on Iron Man/Hardware. Maybe that's the issue?

# Is Supernova the real Booster Gold?

Very possibly. Maybe Booster wanted to escape his situation entirely--and maybe he also understood that Skeets was manipulating him?

# Will Isis survive 52?

No.

# What exactly IS Egg Fu?

A delicious martial arts move: you are attacked and very quickly make an omelet to appease those who have assaulted you.

# Are they going to kill the Question?

I hope not.

# Are you as tired of Montoya's Sam Spade act as I am?

No, I'm more tired of it than you are.

# Now that Luthor's uncorked the metagene bottle, how will DC ever get the metagenie back in?

Because all his metagene people will blow up and become evil zombies, or some such thing.

# What is Egg Fu hoping to do with the kidnapped mad scientists?

To this no answer is forthcoming.

# Will we see Bruce and Diana at all in 52, as we have Clark?

No. Because the people working on them are late, and their lateness will retrograde back into 52.

# Will Ralph stay bonkers?

My nose smells a mystery.

# Do you love the idea of a permanently bonkers Ralph as much as I do?

No, I don't. You apologist for Identity Crisis and Rolling Heads of Pantha. I want "Stretch-My-Ass-Into-Thugs" Ralph back.

# Who is the trenchcoated man in the background behind Ralph?

Pee-Wee Herman.

# What is the Dominators connection to the 52?

Explain, please.

# So does Adam Strange have one eye or two, and will be getting any of them back?

No eyes. I hope he will get them back, and that they won't be some dimbulb writer's idea of rad-cool tech eyes or something. Adam Strange is JUST FINE, don't fuck with him. Thanks.

# When will Rex the Wonder Dog meet Krypto?

No.

# Hey -- where is Krypto while Clark is powerless?

Eating corpses in a war zone somewhere.

# Am I the only person who wants to see them bring back Destructo?

Yes.

# What relationship -- if any -- is there between John Henry Irons and the new Commander Steel in the Justice Society?

None. I hope.

# Will Lois become pregnant?

No. I hope.

# When is Rip Hunter and how soon before we see him in person?

Not till near the end.

# Will Lex be one of the kidnapped mad scientists?

No. I hope.

# Having been fused into one body, do Firestorm and Cyborg keep in touch?

Via Blogger forum threads.

# Will Haven (the "Eureka" for bad people) become a fixture in the DCU?

Sure. And then it'll be forgotten.

# So, did the Batfamily just take a cruise while the Red Hood is running around killing people or what?

Sure, why not? They left HARVEY DENT in charge of Gotham.

# Will we see Harvey Dent at all in 52, given how active he is supposed to be in Gotham?

No.

# Will we get to see Bullock expose the corruption in Commissioner Akins' department?

No.

# Will Bullock and Film Freak get a New Earth rematch?

Reply hazy, ask again later.

# Will the feminist bloggers stop cataloging every rape and attempted rape if I start cataloging every time a female character kicks a male one in the nuts?

No. Nor should they. Different category. Seriously.

# Will we ever find out what the heck is happening in Sub Diego?

No. Until the new Aquaman is designated a failure and we get the next inevitable reboot.

# Will we ever find out why somebody sunk Sub Diego to begin with?

No. Does DC keep track of its cities that have been the target of genocidal attacks? Not really.

# Shouldn't Black Manta be one of the missing mad scientists?

No, he's kind of like Captain Cold, some dude who got lucky with a lab.

# Any guess about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?

None.

# Does anyone care about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?

Not me, to be honest.

# Is Wonder Girl brainwashed or just tragically stupid?

I'm hoping brainwashed.

# What is Devem's connection to Krypton?

I'm hoping none whatsoever.

# Am I the only person who'd really prefer that Starfire never return to Earth?

I'm cool with that.

# Is the character of Natasha Irons now irredeemable?

No, probably not, but what a DUMB piece of character work. Not quite on par with messing up Leslie Thompkins but it screams "arbitrary character makeover for no reason whatsoever" nevertheless.

# Will there be a Batwoman costume available this Halloween and, if so, who (other than me) will wear it?

Available to little kids? No. But have fun making one.

# What will Skeets do with his spare time now that Booster's dead?

He's the one kidnapping the scientists.

# Does anyone know or care what Holly's last name is in Catwoman?

Not me.

# What does the return of the Metal Men portend?

That they will get destroyed again.

# Is Captain Marvel really going to stay stuck in the Rock of Eternity?

I dunno. Better that than he be redone as some "grim" character. Or would you applaud that, along with the rolling head of Pantha?

# Given that Todd & Damon were dating before 52 and still are after it, doesn't that make them comics' longest standing gay couple (aside from Apollo & Midnighter)?

Issue-wise or in terms of months passed?

# Will we ever get to see Damon meet Alan Scott?

No.

# Is anyone still reading Outsiders and, if so, why?

Not me.

# Will Batwoman come into conflict with Harvey Dent?

I feel like the Harvey Dent thing has been basically forgotten in 52.

# Am I the only person brushing up his Chinese for the first meeting of Egg Fu and the all-new Atom?

Well, I'm not.

# Speaking of the Atom, is that Luthor who's handing out "shrinking belts"?

No.

# With Whisper Adaire and the Monster Society running around and mad scientists being kidnapped, why doesn't anybody remember Professor Milo?

Because he has a bad haircut.

# Am I the only person really excited about the idea of the evil Titans East, including the return of the Joker's Daughter?

I like the last part, at least.

# Will we meet Miss Martian in the J'onn J'onnz miniseries?

No.

# Who do you want to see turn up in 52 who hasn't yet?

Wotan.

Derek said...

1. Do you like Steel's new look and powers?
No, not really. It seems to detract from the character.

3. Will Isis survive 52?
I hope so. I like her so far.

5. Are they going to kill the Question?
I sincerely hope not. He's become one of my favourite characters, and I would be devastated if he died. I like Renee alright, but she's no Vic Sage. Plus, isn't that him on the cover of the new JLA (top row)?

6. Are you as tired of Montoya's Sam Spade act as I am?
Naw, I'm a sucker for the jaded detective type. On the other hand, because we're sticking with Montoya throughout 52, you don't really get to see the real Question. Whatever that means.

12. Who is the trenchcoated man in the background behind Ralph?
Oh that's just a Mysterious Trenchcoat Man™. They show up at all your standard dramatic moments to add a layer of intrigue. Get paid quite well, I hear. Nice work if you can get it.

19. Will Lois become pregnant?
Now would be the time. With Clark depowered, they don't have to worry about the whole Woman of Kleenex thing or the baby punching its way out of Lois's abdomen after 8 months.

23. Will Haven (the "Eureka" for bad people) become a fixture in the DCU?
I think it's a neat idea, but too easily undone. Get that many super villain geniuses in one place, and you won't be able to hold them for long.

36. Am I the only person who'd really prefer that Starfire never return to Earth?
I've never seen the appeal of the character. Other than "scantily clad, naive warrior-woman", of course.

37. Is the character of Natasha Irons now irredeemable?
No no no. This is just a hiccup on her way to becoming a proper super hero. All the teenage heroes go evil at least once, it's part of growing up. I mean, how many times did Superboy try to kill Superman?

38. Will there be a Batwoman costume available this Halloween and, if so, who (other than me) will wear it?
I just realized, now people won't get dirty looks when they ask their girlfriends to dress up like Batman. Not... not that I've ever done that...

39. What will Skeets do with his spare time now that Booster's dead?
Psychic hotline. "Call me now for your free reading!"

50. Am I the only person really excited about the idea of the evil Titans East, including the return of the Joker's Daughter?
No, sir, you are not. But I don't think they'll be "evil" per se. See, Deathstroke is currently in prison. I think it'll be part of his parole to organize a team of metas that are currently straddling the line between good and evil and whip them into shape. A sort of community service, like organizing an inner-city basketball team or volunteering at a community center.

52. Who do you want to see turn up in 52 who hasn't yet?
Wally West. Yeah yeah, I know...

Steven said...

Plus, isn't that him on the cover of the new JLA (top row)?

Oh wow is that a bad argument. That cover is clearly metaphorical. I mean, who's that guy in the second row standing next to Vixen? The one in blue and gold? Will he be in JLA too?

Rob Pugh said...

# Do you like Steel's new look and powers?

Not bad, just hope he doesn't lose his uber-engineer aspect.

# Is Supernova the real Booster Gold?

Probably.

# Will Isis survive 52?

Probably.

# Are they going to kill the Question?

I sincerely hope not.

# Are you as tired of Montoya's Sam Spade act as I am?

Nah, I dig it.

# Will we see Bruce and Diana at all in 52, as we have Clark?

We've been told yes, I think.

# What relationship -- if any -- is there between John Henry Irons and the new Commander Steel in the Justice Society?

Great question.

# So, did the Batfamily just take a cruise while the Red Hood is running around killing people or what?

Well, you know... part of growth should be learning you can't be the guys who take care of EVERYTHING. I think.

# Will we get to see Bullock expose the corruption in Commissioner Akins' department?

I hope so.

# Is Wonder Girl brainwashed or just tragically stupid?

A teenager.

# What does the return of the Metal Men portend?

Wackiness.

# Speaking of the Atom, is that Luthor who's handing out "shrinking belts"?

Ooooh. Good one.

# Am I the only person really excited about the idea of the evil Titans East, including the return of the Joker's Daughter?

Nope. Should be cool.

# Who do you want to see turn up in 52 who hasn't yet?

Rodor. The phone doesn't count. You know what, just make 52 into The Question written by Rucka and I'm still in.

Scotus said...

1. No.
2. No.
3. Unfortunately.
4. I don't know, but I get hungry whenever I see the name.
5. Pre-JLU, maybe. Now, he's too popular.
6. Yes.
7. I suspect this might be the first step in dumping the whole metagene concept.
8. Yes.
9. No.
10. No.
11. No.
12. Feedback.
13. The 52 are the submissives?
14. I thought he currently had none. But he'll get them both back.
15. Krypto's still in continuity?
16. Why is Krypto still in continuity?
17. Probably.
18. Hopefully, none. I'm sick of legacy heroes.
19. Unfortunately.
20. "When"? Surely, this is a typo and you meant where is Rip Hun...oh. I get it. I get jokes. Probably hanging out in the Silver Age. That's where I'd be, anyway.
21. No.
22. No.
23. Come on, surely Haven's been retconned out.
24. Yes. Bruce is exploring his inner apathy.
25. Yes
26. Yes.
27. No.
28. Heh. No.
29. No idea.
30. No idea.
31. No idea.
32. No idea.
33. No.
34. Yes.
35. Who?
36. Thank you. NO.
37. Yes. But they'll still try.
38. There won't be one released, but it's actually really easy to make one. Er...I mean...never mind.
39. Back to the future, baby.
40. No.
41. Boredom.
42. The answer is obviously no, but we can hope.
43. Other than Green Arrow and Hawkman? Yes.
44. Depends. If Manhunter sticks around, yes. If the book gets canceled, I suspect that its entire supporting case will be, too.
45. No.
46. Yes.
47. Yes.
48. No.
49. Geez, dude. I doubt even Mark Waid remembers Professor Milo.
50. No to the first part, yes to the second.
51. No.
52. Character-wise, I don't know. But I am still waiting for Grant Morrison to show up.

Anonymous said...

1)no, not at all
2)No. That would be too easy.
3)Yes, in fact Dan Didio claimed she would affect the DCU long after 52.
4)According to who? Im hoping he's still a giant egg that can talk for no reason at all...yet, thanks to whats his name there (John Byrnes) hes now a computer or something?
5)Probably, and Montoya will takeover...or they'll kill Montoya.
6)no
7)It's gonna turn out that the powers fail in times of crisis.
8)Get revenge for them eating his siblings.
9)Bruce, yes definitly (that was already confirmed). Diana, no, thats for her book.
10)He'll get better, but he'll never be the same again
11)yes
12)Phantom Stranger or John Constantine
13)who cares?
14)He has no eyes.
15)any book Morrison writes
16)the doghouse of solitude
17)maybe
18)hmmm...probably none
19)no
20)probably never. We'll see Waverider though.
21)No.
22)they call each other each day.
23)egh...maybe?
24)Yes. Jason Todd is New Yorks problem now.
25)maybe...probably not for very long.
26)I hope so. THere was a newspaper mention of it I think a few weeks ago.
27)yes
28)no
29)no
30)no
31)no...he's an Aquaman character
32)they're all dead
33)no
34)stupid
35)He's their neighbor
36)let her stay in space
37)no...
38)no
39)complain. Hang around Clark till he throws him or something.
40)Robinson
41)They found Mercury's legs?
42)He'll be the new Shazam
43)ahem, Clark and Jimmy Olsen
44)no
45)I am. I want to find out more about what happened to Shift.
46)yes
47)no?
48)no
49)when was the last time he was even used? Believe me, Morrison knows Milo...he's used him before...he might use him again.
50)egh
51)no
52)Ambush Bug, Harvey Bullock, Anarky, Pete Ross, Count Vertigo, Creeper, Scott Free, Big Barda, Waverider, Mogo, Black Lightning, Black Canary, Zatana, The Doom Patrol.

Shadow said...

52. Killer Moth.

Chance said...

Am I the only person brushing up his Chinese for the first meeting of Egg Fu and the all-new Atom?

Bu shi! Wo ye xue hanyu!

googum said...

Re: #4, and Egg Fu, I was rereading Secret Origins #50, which had "The Secret Origin of the Space Museum!" It's a fun little throwback to the old school DC sci-fi titles, with Carmine Infantino art. There's a line in there about the whole situation going 'EGGFU': 'Entire Galaxy Getting Fouled Up.' Heh. It's so cute the way they thought we wouldn't swear in the future...

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy said...

Good questions all, but since I spent a plague-addled weekend hallucinating about question #2, and arguing the point with my own 52 Zoo Crew, I'll simply note the following:

Look at the Supernova pose in the first panel on page 16 of Week 15, and compare it to the Booster pose in the bottom left panel on the facing page 17...

Matthew E said...

It’s really hard reading everybody’s answers when you can’t see the questions at the same time. So I’ll do it like this, even though it takes up more space:
1. Do you like Steel's new look and powers?
I think Steel’s better without innate powers. Although, who knows, there could be a good story to be told here. I just hope it ends with him back in manmade armor.
2. Is Supernova the real Booster Gold?
It makes sense. But I distrust any ‘secret twist’ that thousands of fans see coming miles away.
3. Will Isis survive 52?
Yeah, I think so. I think DC’s pushing diversity these days (and mostly without being obnoxious about it), and a middle-Eastern female superhero would certainly help out in that effort.
4. What exactly IS Egg Fu?
A stupid character that they may be able to pull a good story out of anyway.
5. Are they going to kill the Question?
Hope not. He’s cool the way he is. Plus… I said before that DC was pushing diversity. I think that applies, even more than it does to race and sex, to the motivations and philosophies of their characters. And the Question is certainly a different sort of cat when it comes to his motivations and philosophies.
6. Are you as tired of Montoya's Sam Spade act as I am?
No, I like that stuff.
7. Now that Luthor's uncorked the metagene bottle, how will DC ever get the metagenie back in?
Oh, cripes; just make it temporary. Nothing simpler. It’s in character with Luthor, too. First one’s free!
8. What is Egg Fu hoping to do with the kidnapped mad scientists?
Well, he knows that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men wouldn’t do him any good…
9. Will we see Bruce and Diana at all in 52, as we have Clark?
Yes.
10. Will Ralph stay bonkers?
No.
11. Do you love the idea of a permanently bonkers Ralph as much as I do?
I do if you hate it.
12. Who is the trenchcoated man in the background behind Ralph?
Haven’t read it yet; couldn’t say. How about Stretch from Hero Hotline?
13. What is the Dominators connection to the 52?
Stap my vitals if I have any idea.
14. So does Adam Strange have one eye or two, and will be getting any of them back?
I think so. What’s the point of a blind Adam Strange?
15. When will Rex the Wonder Dog meet Krypto?
Probably won’t.
16. Hey -- where is Krypto while Clark is powerless?
We’re assuming Superboy-Prime didn’t kill him, right?
17. Am I the only person who wants to see them bring back Destructo?
Probably not.
18. What relationship -- if any -- is there between John Henry Irons and the new Commander Steel in the Justice Society?
I’ll say ‘none’.
19. Will Lois become pregnant?
I kind of hope so, but realistically I doubt it.
20. When is Rip Hunter and how soon before we see him in person?
He’s having French toast in the Age of Enlightenment. We’ll see him… maybe in Week 45 or thereabouts.
21. Will Lex be one of the kidnapped mad scientists?
No.
22. Having been fused into one body, do Firestorm and Cyborg keep in touch?
I’m ignoring everything to do with Firestorm and hoping it makes sense again someday.
23. Will Haven (the "Eureka" for bad people) become a fixture in the DCU?
I don’t know what that is.
24. So, did the Batfamily just take a cruise while the Red Hood is running around killing people or what?
I guess so. Look, there’s no good time to leave Gotham City on its own; things will start to fall apart no matter when you do it. If you have to leave for a while, just leave and don’t worry about it.
25. Will we see Harvey Dent at all in 52, given how active he is supposed to be in Gotham?
Why not?
26. Will we get to see Bullock expose the corruption in Commissioner Akins' department?
If so, only briefly.
27. Will Bullock and Film Freak get a New Earth rematch?
Why not?
28. Will the feminist bloggers stop cataloging every rape and attempted rape if I start cataloging every time a female character kicks a male one in the nuts?
How droll. You know they’re keeping track of male rape victims too, right?
29. Will we ever find out what the heck is happening in Sub Diego?
Yes.
30. Will we ever find out why somebody sunk Sub Diego to begin with?
A Padres fan who just couldn’t take it any more?
31. Shouldn't Black Manta be one of the missing mad scientists?
Black Manta has his own thing going on that goes beyond mad scientisthood. Like Luthor.
32. Any guess about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?
Not from me.
33. Does anyone care about the status of Lorena, Mera, Tempest, Dolphin, et al.?
Lots of people, I’m sure. But not me.
34. Is Wonder Girl brainwashed or just tragically stupid?
Those are my choices?
35. What is Devem's connection to Krypton?
Here’s a weird idea that’s probably not true: Devem is Rip Hunter.
36. Am I the only person who'd really prefer that Starfire never return to Earth?
What’s wrong with Starfire? I like Starfire.
37. Is the character of Natasha Irons now irredeemable?
If Hal Jordan wasn’t irredeemable, nobody is.
38. Will there be a Batwoman costume available this Halloween and, if so, who (other than me) will wear it?
No, there won’t. Well, not for kids, anyway.
39. What will Skeets do with his spare time now that Booster's dead?
Replace Alan Scott in Checkmate.
40. Does anyone know or care what Holly's last name is in Catwoman?
Yes.
41. What does the return of the Metal Men portend?
I don’t know. What can you do with the Metal Men in larger continuity? They’re like the Spirit or the Marvel Family; probably better off in their own world.
42. Is Captain Marvel really going to stay stuck in the Rock of Eternity?
I doubt it. What’s the point of all that power if you’re just going to stay home all the time?
43. Given that Todd & Damon were dating before 52 and still are after it, doesn't that make them comics' longest standing gay couple (aside from Apollo & Midnighter)?
Longest-standing current gay couple? Uh, probably, I guess.
44. Will we ever get to see Damon meet Alan Scott?
I’m sure at some point they’ll be in the same room as each other, but whether the writer will make a big thing out of the meeting is another story.
45. Is anyone still reading Outsiders and, if so, why?
I haven’t read it since four issues into the Baxter run in the ‘80s.
46. Will Batwoman come into conflict with Harvey Dent?
Probably someday.
47. Am I the only person brushing up his Chinese for the first meeting of Egg Fu and the all-new Atom?
Won’t happen.
48. Speaking of the Atom, is that Luthor who's handing out "shrinking belts"?
I doubt it. Doesn’t DC have any shrinking villains? I don’t think it’s Ray Palmer, either.
49. With Whisper Adaire and the Monster Society running around and mad scientists being kidnapped, why doesn't anybody remember Professor Milo?
Wait for it.
50. Am I the only person really excited about the idea of the evil Titans East, including the return of the Joker's Daughter?
Probably not.
51. Will we meet Miss Martian in the J'onn J'onnz miniseries?
Probably not.
52. Who do you want to see turn up in 52 who hasn't yet?
I was going to say the Hero Hotline (and I would like to see them) but my real answer has to be XS.

Anonymous said...

Re #43: Don't forget Jetlad (Capt. Traynor) and his lover over in Top 10 / Forty-Niners. They've been together since the late 1940s.

Rich said...

I was going to answer these here...but the formattings a bitch so I've done it over at my blog!

suddensenseoffear said...

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R.Nav said...

1) If he's able to turn it off? Yes. If not? No.

2) Booster is dead. I think Supernova is probably Lightray

3) Oh Heck no. Isis is SO DEAD. Her death is what is going to spiral Black Adam off the Deep end.

4) Insane supercomputer

5) Good Question.

6) I like Montoya. And really. She's a Hispanic comic book character who is NOT Mexican Wrestler themed! I haven't been this happy since La Bandera... even if she was a little lame.

7) It'll have some bad side effects/be unstable/temporary. I.E. It'll be more like the MGH drug in Marvel.

8) Any plan by a being named Egg-Fu is a good one. So I don't care about the specifics.

9) Bruce is in issue 30. Diana? Uh.. dunno.

10) Ralph will stay kookier than kooey kooey kooey.

11) I love the idea of crazy Ralph and All-Straw Sue Dibney even MORE than you do.

12) Phantom Stranger... or Inpector Gadget. You pick.

13) What is the Dominators connection to the 52? No clue

14) Adam has no eyes. He needs to build some out of coconut or something.

15) I wish

16) Hey -- where is Krypto while Clark is powerless?

17) Yes, Yes you are.

18) I hope none. But your sentance probably spawned at least one horrible slach fic.

19) Lois should remain on the pill, lest she have a genie that would have to be put back in the bottle.. and I understand they hurt more going back in than coming out.

20) Rip Hunter is Supernova/Skeets/insert internet theory here!

21) I hope so!

22) Wha? Huh?

23) Nah

24) Not only that, but they left Two-Face in charge!

25) I hope not. I just want to forget about anything pre-Dini on the batman books.

26) That would be cool

27) Not for a while

28) Yes. You should start now!

29) I think anything pre-sword of atlantis has been written off as a loss for a while.

30) See answer for #29

31) Isn't he?

32) Again, see answer for #29

33) I sure don't.

34) Wonder Girl's stupidity is supposedly a plot point in the next issue of Wonder Woman.

35) Uh.. Post-Crisis? no clue.

36) Starfire isn't bad. She's just boring.

37) Natasha will be forced to do something bad/cruel/etc and she'll see the light and go back home. Frankly? That's been done and it's BORING. Let's see her ENJOY the power and go bad.

38) Yes, and mostly guys at comic conventions.

39) He's going to get a cloned body using Booster's DNA in issue 19

40) Couldn't care less

41) If it gives me one, just one seriously crazy story than I'll be happy.

42) I think Black Adam's going to be the one stuck in the rock.

43) I... yes, I think so.

44) Don't know.

45) You can't PAY me to read Outsiders. Or Nightwing.

46) Probably?

47) Yes. But I'm brushing up on my Chinese Proverbs.

48) That is totally Luthor handing out the belts.

49) I don't remember professor Milo either.

50) Nope!

51) Probably

52) Darkseid

Anonymous said...

1.) No.
2.) He'd better.
3.) No. Cause she's a Female Fury.
4.) Chinese computer gone evil.
5.) They'd better not. Besides, he'd come back.
6.) Who's Sam Spade?
7.) The powers don't last. Or they kill people.
8.) Deliver them to his boss.
9.) Yes.
10.) No. He'll die.
11.) No.
12.) EVIL TRENCHCOAT MAN OF DOOM!
13.) Uhh...metagene bomb?
14.) *Shrugs* I hope he gets his eyes back.
15.) As long as it happens, I don't care.
16.) Well, he did hang out in space in the Silver Age.
17.) Heck, no! But Lex has an evil iguana in the TV show. Make Destructo the Krypto of Earth-3!
18.) Hmm...probably none.
19.) Dosen't look like it.
20.) Beyond time. Maybe we already have.
21.) Unless he's doing the kidnapping.
22.) Well, there was a scene in eithier OMAC #1 or #2.
23.) I hope so.
24.) God knows.
25.) Hopefully.
26.) We should, darn it.
27.) Funny! But which Film Freak?
28.) Nope.
29.) Aquaman, I think.
30.) I think that was ALSO in an earlier Aquaman. Typical mad scientist plot.
31.) He's a scientist?
32.) Again, Aquaman. But Lorena may be a Teen Titan.
33.) I do!
34.) I BLAME THE ANTI-MONITOR!
35.) He's Glorious Godfrey in disguise. So he has none.
36.) YES!
37.) After Hal Jordan, no. Cass Cain on the other hand...
38.) *Shrug*. I won't.
39.) Hang with L-Ron.
40.) Robinson.
41.) I don't know, and it dosen't matter. Because Dan Didio likes them. So I need to exact vengence.
42.) Seems that way. I BLAME ALAN MOORE!
43.) Hey, cool!
44.) I hope so.
45.) Yes. Because...Nightwing, Boomerang, and Grace may not be human.
46.) Probably.
47.) Heh. Good idea.
48.) Most likely. Or it could be Sivana.
49.) Didn't Doomsday kill him? Oh wait, animated.
50.) They WOULD be escited if Cass wasn't evil.
51.) WE SHOULD! But AJ Liberman is writing it, so no.
52.) THE ANTI-MONITOR!

Harvey Jerkwater said...

To keep from clogging up the comments box, I put my answers here. Heed my wisdom, yo.

Jamie Ott said...

1. Haven't decided yet.
2. No, beginning to think he is a criminal in the employ of Intergang. We haven't seen the end of Michael Jon Carter, tho.
3. Of course not. Adam is supposed to be a tragic character, no way will she make it.
4. Agent of Darkseid giving China a run in the superpowered arms race....
5. Sure are hinting at it.
6. No.
7. Good question....but I'm not sure he HAS cracked the bottle...most likely taking the powers from lesser heroes and making it seem that way.
8. Build superpowered Chinese agents to start WWIII...as a misdirection attempt to divert attention from the real threat. Possibly Apokolips?
9. DC's confirmed the Bat family make an appearance.
10. I'm not sure he'll stay alive...
11. Not really, no. Then again, I liked the happily married thing.
12. Devem messing with his mind. That looks like his robe and not a trenchcoat. Just like he did with the Straw Sue....did ANYONE else in the room see it move?
13. Outside of the original Invasion and the introduction of the metagene? Not much...yet.
14. Depends on the artist/week. Who knows?
18, None. This is a completely new Steel. or so they say.
19. Well, in the movie it happened when Clark was depowered....
20. Dunno. Probably trapped in the missing 52 seconds...
21. No, because on some level he's in on it.
28. Depends, are you using it as cheap plot device to invoke sympathy in the victims?
34. Brainwashed, kinda. More like what she believes happens, isn't.
37. Right up until they kill her off.
39. Become the new Gold.
26. Judd Winnick's mom...even she's not sure why.
45. Depends on how 'evil' they make them.
51. I would just like to meet the real J'onn J'onnz in it.
52. The Booster that left in OMAC.

Jeff R. said...

1. No
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. The Answer. (The Question, of course, is actually "Which came first...)
5. Yes.
6. Yes
7. That's what the third wish is for.
8. Solve the Anti-Life Equation
9. Yes
10. No
11. Nope.
12. Plastic Man
13. None/Deluded Dupe
14. None, and no.
15. Issue 41, when the SCPA is reintroduced.
16. Kandor
17. Probably not.
18. None.
19. Yes, but not in 52.
20. 52BC, around week 28 or so
21. No.
22. Probably not.
23. Yes.
24. That's Harvey and Kane's problem.
25. Eventually.
26. Yes.
27. Probably Not.
28. Nope.
29. Yes, but not in 52.
30. Yes, but not in 52. Busiek loves answering things like that.
31. Have you seen him lately?
32. All on a bus.
33. Someone, surely.
34. Tragically stupid.
35. He's the Eradicator.
36. Probably not, but I'm not with you. Anything to keep Dick Grayson away from Babs...
37. Not yet.
38. Yes, and more adult males than females of any age.
39. The same thing he did while Booster was alive...try to take over the world!
40. Not me, for either.
41. The return of Dr. Mist.
42. No.
43. Like someone else mentioned, you forget Mallah and the Brain.
44. Unlikely.
45. Whoever is has a lot to answer for.
46. Only in the much cooler alternate-universe version of '52'.
47. Quite possibly.
48. Don't know.
49. Hal Jordan owed him a favor, and he called it in during his Spectre days.
50. Assuredly not.
51. That would imply that the left hand knew what the right hand was doing, wouldn't it?
52. A version of the legion of superheroes other than the current Waid-era one.

Other said...

"Who's Sam Spade?"

A fictional private investigator created by Dashiell Hammett. Thought of as one of the prototypes for the hard-boiled detective genre. Unfortunately, Montoya's dialogue doesn't reflect Hammet's writing style which is very spare and to the point, but the literary style of Raymond Chandler, one of Hammet's peers. Chandler coloured up his descriptions of the drab and sordid routines of detective work with colorful description including lots of wild and outrageous similies and metaphors. It's a style that looks deceptively easy to copy, but most people fail in the attempt and present only a diluted bad parody of the original. Parodying Chandler has become basically a lazy trick and a staple of the hard-boiled genre.

Dorian said...

43--Depends. Are Canon & Saber still alive?

Ununnilium said...

"Make Destructo the Krypto of Earth-3!" This is an awesome idea.

Anonymous said...

1 Yes
2 No
3 Probably
4 No idea
5 Hope not.
6 Not really
7 Inherent flaw in the process kills almost everybody.
8 Giant super lazer cannon?
9 I think this has already been confirmed.
10 He'll snap out of it.
11 Not as much as I love the idea of Sue continually being resurrected only to die again. DC, add that in, it'll be aces!
12 Don't know.
13 Same as 12
14 None, and I think he's out of luck. Maybe robot eyes or something.
15 Soon?
16 A JLA Super-Kennel, maybe?
17 Think so.
18 None.
19 Not in 52.
20 He's everywhen. We'll see him probably around the halfway point.
21 Nah
22 Vic hasn't been returning Firestorm's calls anymore.
23 I think it'll get shut down. Probably evil.
24 Seems like it.
25 For some reason, I don't think so.
26 Maybe?
27 Maybe
28 Only one way to find out!
29 Sub-diego comic con!
30 Doubt it.
31 I guess
32 Who?
33 See above.
34 Stupid
35 He wants to be Kryptonian. Sorta like white kids acting black, or asian. We need to come up with a word for this.
36 Nope, I don't care for her either.
37 Don't know, I hope she gets beat down though. She's acting like a jerk.
38 I guess the comic geeks who actually manage to have girlfriends will try and make the poor ladies wear it.
39 Continue his evil scheme! Nah, Boost is totally fine, Skeets will just chill and hit on Platinum.
40 No.
41 What does portend mean?
42 No
43 I'm not very well versed in any comics history, let alone gay relationships in the DCU.
44 Yes
45 Doubt it.
46 Perhaps.
47 Likely
48 Could be.
49 Uhhh, I don't know.
50 What? Don't be ridiculous. I'm psyched.
51 Wouldn't be surprised.
52 Booster Gold not acting like an ass.

acespot said...

1. No. He's nothing now but a poor man's Cyclops.
2. Yes
3. No
4. For real? An agent of Darkseid in China.
For me? Something I vomited in the back alley behind a Chinese place and saved in a jar.
5. Actually, they're going to kill Renee and then resurrect her. The same thing was already done to the Question. Now it's her turn.
6. Sam Spade? More like Inspector Clouseau. Maybe if she got off the sauce...
7. By changing the color of the sun! Waitaminit...sorry, flashback to Action #802. It's not the first time it's happened, and they've always found a way out before, some better than others. I think it'll turn out to be a hoax. Some external factor introduced by Luthor having nothing to do with the metagene.
8. Combine them into an amorphous blob. Wait, that's Animal Man #1. Maybe he'll get them to create him some legs?
9. Maybe Diana. Not Bruce - that'll be a miniseries next year.
10. He was always bonkers. Let's just hope swamp thing stops pestering him on his blog.
11. Yes.
12. Dev-Em
13. They always get involved whenever the metagenie is let out of the bottle - I'll bet they were responsible for Luthor's new metahumanizing treatment, as part of some plot to eliminate the threat posed by Earth once and for all.
14. None. He's the new DCU's Daredevil!
15. When they both get Heroclix figurines.
16. With Kara? Maybe he's living with the Kents.
17. No.
18. The new Commander Steel will have a fling with Natasha. One night, she'll cry out "Uncle John!" and it'll all be over.
19. It depends on Busiek. We know that she and Clark have always had an active sex life, so now that he's powerless, nothing should have changed, except that he's around more often, hence - more sex. I'm rooting for YES.
20. He'll be appearing in next month's Jonah Hex...maybe he IS Jonah Hex!
21. No...he's in on the whole plan. If he were, we'd have a war between the Dominators and Darkseid, and I can't see THAT happening in 52.
22. Vic has no genitalia, and Firestorm (not Jason) doesn't either, so, no. But if they did, I'm sure they'd be at it every night.
23. Yes. I expect to see it in Checkmate (if I ever actually start reading Checkmate - and if it survives that long).
24. Yes. Harvey can handle it.
25. I think they'll leave that for another potential miniseries. "Dent: The Lost Year".
26. No. It'll happen off-panel just like everything else important and non-flashy.
27. Wasn't Film Freak killed by Bane in Batman #492?
28. No...because Gail Simone was able to parlay it into a comics career, and they're hoping for the same.
29. Not until Will Pfeifer gets Aquaman back. Maybe he'll work it into Catwoman, but I SERIOUSLY doubt it.
30. See #29.
31. Nope, he's dead.
32. We saw Mera in 52 #1. Maybe Tempest went back to the Alternate reality where he was born and took Dolphin with him. Lorena is still playing with the seahorses.
33. No. Unless Will Pfeifer is writing them.
34. She's always been tragically stupid. But combine that with Devem's insanely powerful telepathic abilities...I think he's trying to get in her pants.
35. None. He just wishes he was from Krypton.
36. NO. Let's find something for her to do in space.
37. No. If Hal could be redeemed, so can she.
38. No. Not I.
39. Blog.
40. Robinson. See Catwoman Secret Files and Origins.
41. A Metal Men limited series written by Grant Morrison to be parlayed into a Vertigo ongoing. That's the only person and place for them...otherwise they're boring.
42. As we saw in Brave New World, he gets out somehow. Maybe somebody takes his place. I just hope Mary Marvel isn't really dead. She's HOT!
43. Yes. And the only gay couple to never have to face bigotry.
44. He probably already has. Will we get to see it? Only if DC allows Andreyko to keep writing Manhunter ad infinitum. READ MANHUNTER!
45. No. It's awful. But not as bad as Nightwing. I like Captain Boomerang in Robin, though.
46. Definitely. But we probably won't get to see it.
47. Egg-Fu is waaaay too big. Isn't he like five stories tall? Anyways, if DC puts actual Chinese into a book, they'll definitely fuck it up, so what's the point? Watch Firefly instead.
48. It looks like it.
49. Isn't he retired?
50. I would have said yes. Joker's daughter is nuts AND lame. But apparently everyone here is insane.
51. I'm hoping for the series to fall prey to delay and then to never be finished, because it sucks so bad. Apparently J'onn J'onzz is a SKRULL!
52. Mxyzptlk!

Ununnilium said...

I'm pretty sure the Brave New World Marvel Family story takes place back during Infinite Crisis, as Shazam died.

Anonymous said...

6. Yes.
10. No. All such changes get undone eventually.
11. No.
17. Ther's a group of fans who always say 'yes' to questions that begin with: "Who wants to see them bring back..."
28. No. Beware women with issues.
29 & 30. Only after DC gets its head unscrewed and brings back the REAL Aquaman.
41. The complete return of the Silver Age...?
42. Of course not.
45. Yes. Habit.

acespot said...

Apparently Bruce Wayne is going to show up in issue #30 of 52. (According to Grant Morrison's interview with Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/dcnew/Batman/Morrison/Morrison_Batman.html)
I guess we're all wrong.

acespot said...

So, tell me again how Mary Marvel didn't die when she fell out of the sky? If, as Ununnilium claims, that occurred during Infinite Crisis. And apparently Billy is already out of the rock. So, I guess he's not confined there.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I thought I was the only one who suspected there were two Booster Golds at the end of INFINITE CRISIS. (I'm not much for messages boards and the like, but I discovered your blog and think it is pretty cool and I like that you post comments to others' comments, too.) I've been thinking Supernova is one of the BGs, but I have no clue why he is being secretive.

Character I'd like to see in 52? The Red Bee.

MarknPatterson said...

Seriously, question #28? Even as a poorly-judged attempt at humour, that comparison is more than a little fucked up. Get some perspective, fella.

Nick said...

this is comment 52. I expect some sort of super special prize when you get back from vacation. Free comics for life, maybe?

Ununnilium said...

Wow, exactly fifty-two comments! We've got to save this. Okay, nobody else say anything!










aw nuts.

Moose N Squirrel said...

Feminists, stop oppressing Scipio with your horrible, horrible rape lists! He can't help but read them, and all they do is hurt his feelings.