When I first picked up Gotham City Sirens for the "lulz" along with other Batman: Reborn titles I didn't think it'd be much of a read, however, it's proven to be quite good. (More than I can say for the ongoing Batman Beyond series, ugh.)
So here are the ladies in all their... villainessness?
Man, I was just going through your gallery, trying to get inspired for cosplay ideas, and I came across this again. Epic. How do you feel about them cancelling Gotham City Sirens for the reboot? I know it's been a while but yeah.
I don't think I'd single out GCS in context of the DC reboot. I mean, it obviously had to be done if they were going to reinvent all the characters from scratch, maybe we'll see a team up book in a couple of years down the line? Ah well, Catwoman's been a pretty good read so far, no real complaints here.
Yeah. I thought they would reboot the actual series, but when I heard that they wanted to do Catwoman I realized that they wouldn't continue the series. Don't get me wrong, I love the new comic, but I loved Gotham City Sirens. I feel like the ending was alright. I was kind of upset that Poison Ivy is not in any of the new comics. Harley was pushed off to...a comic, the name of which escaped me, and her reboot look is absolutely atrocious. They only did good with one of the three characters. Are you following any of the other reboots?
I'm following pretty much all the same things and Teen Titans. Batman #1 was so good, but after that it kind of just plateaued which makes sense because it couldn't just keep going up. I really quite like Justice League. It's one of my favorites from the reboot along with Catwoman. Nightwing is alright. Batman and Robin, I haven't read lately because of my lack of funds due to Christmas shopping.
Yes, that's it. I took a look at it and I wanted to follow Harley's story, but I don't know why I just couldn't pick up that series. Not to mention my heavy dislike for Harley Quinn's rebooted look.
Really? That surprises me a bit because I found you mainly through your Batman fanart. Well, I guess I'm the same way. I've only really familiarized myself with Batman, Justice League, and Titans. I'm not exactly a big comic reader until recently. I stumbled upon it when they put together NYAF and NYCC. Now, I've kind of switched over from manga and anime to comics. Which Marvel titles are you following?
I consider myself more of a DC person because I don't really like reading Marvel comics. I love the movies they've come out with, and I'm a huge fan of the movies, but I just can't seem to get into the comics when I tried. I tried reading X-men and Iron Man, which were pretty much my two favorites of the movies, but it wasn't doing it for me.
Also, I was wondering, since you know the Batman universe pretty well. Do you know which series I can pick up to read Cassandra's story line? I've been trying to figure it out, but I can find anything online. That or I'm just really bad at looking.
It's unfortunate to hear you feel that Batman's been rolling downhill from issue #1, I'm actually really enjoying his title so far; Snyder's an amazing writer for the series and the art team is top notch! I'm actually not really crazy about JL, it seems fairly standard for a super-team book (again, the exception being Jim Lee's GORGEOUS art)
As a whole I prefer the Marvel U because their storylines and big events seem more accessible, coherent and relative to modern issues; down-to-earth? realistic? I don't know if that should be the word...
I kind of follow an excessive</i> amount of Marvel titles (like, 15ish?) so I'm not going to even try and name them all, haha. I've recently gotten back into X-men and I'm loving it! (Although I wouldn't recommend any stand-alone title, I feel like the X-books should all be read at once to have a good grasp on the going-ons of the entire franchise)
I know the movies have been giving Marvel a lot of buzz but I'm actually not a big fan of them, for what they are (accessible mass media) they work! But... I'm just too used to the complexity/lore of their comic book counterparts. That being said, if you're still interested in Marvel here's what I recommend. - New Avengers (I think this is Marvel's best super-team book, if you like Justice League) - Avengers Academy (If you like reading about young heroes finding their place in the world) - Runaways (Same as the above, except this title's from late 2003) - X-23 (If you like Cassandra Cain, I recommend reading her origin books first before diving into later stuff) - Ultimate Comics: Spider-man (In the Marvel "Ultimate Universe" Peter Parker just died, this is a new young Spidey. I HIGHLY recommend this if you like young heroes)
As for your question about Cass, from what I understand she doesn't exist in the new DC universe. Are you asking about old Cassandra Cain titles? (Her ongoing ran during early year 2000)
Well, I don't think it's rolling down the hill so much as it is not improving. I think it's one of the really good ones of the reboot. I think I'm just hard on it because it started off on such a strong note. Also, I think I heard Scott Snyder is leaving Batman I read it in a tweet. Although, I'm not completely sure. I might've misread. Also, that was a while ago. I do hope he's not leaving. I think he's doing a great job. Justice League is entertaining, and yes, the art is quite amazing. I have the poster for it hanging up in my bedroom.
I get what you're saying...Hrm. I did like reading Iron Man, but I started on it after I had watched the movie Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. made Tony Stark for me so reading it in the comic form just seemed like it wasn't Tony Stark even though the comic version came before. X-Men however is so extensive that I just don't want to jump right in the middle of it. I picked up an X-men comic and I was absolutely lost. I feel like I wouldn't be able to catch up without tremendous amounts of reading. You're right. I think I need to pick up the books instead of picking up the comics. I think for that reason, DC was more accessible to me. I was able to pick up GCS and since it wasn't too far in, I could fill in the blanks.
I like the movies, but to be fair they were my first encounters with the comic book world, if that counts. It's the whole book to movie scenario. There is always something bound to get cut and for comics I think it's far more extensive, and plotlines are much more likely to get moved around and 'dumbed down' for the less familiar audience. It's like how Cyclop's little brother, Havoc, is put in the timeline before Cyclops.
I'll certainly keep those in mind. I've seen them at least a few times. Avengers is certainly something I'd like to read. I saw the 'SPIDER MAN IS DEAD' covers in my comic book store a couple of months ago and it sparked my interest, but I never did pick it up so that explains that. I was honestly curious on how Spider Man could be dead and there still be a series going on. I don't know how I feel about Peter Parker being replaced though...
Yeah, I don't believe she does either, but I think she should be. My friend who was cosplaying Collin from Streets of Gotham talked to Dustin Nguyen at a signing and he talked about wanting to do a series with Damian, Collin, and Cass. I hope that happens because even though I haven't read anything on Cassandra--except a panel here and there on Tumblr, I feel like she's a really good solid character and she wouldn't get pushed around by Damian either. I'd like to read a series that has her in it. Yep. I was confused as to which Batman I can pick up because Batman has so many titles and I have no idea which one will have Cassandra's story. I heard about her from my friend and I was pretty much hooked. I've never been a big Batgirl fan--maybe that'll change--but Cassandra seems to be such an awesome character.
Snyder will likely leave after the Owl-story-arch, unfortunate, but at least he's delivering one last good kick! As long as the art team stays though, I'll be fairly content with Batman.
Parker isn't dead in the normal, mainstream universe. ("Ultimate Marvel" universe is a complete reboot that happened in early 2000 so it's more accessible than the mainstream Universe, actually, what DC did with their reboot is pretty much the same idea.)
Honestly, I think all the modern titles with Cassandra haven't been half as good as when she was BG back in early-mid 2000's. Her ongoing was really good, all her cameos lately as Black Bat or whatever have been sub-par at best. So yea, she's been written out of continuity with the reboot; there's nothing new to look into for that character.
If you're short on cash I suggest digital alternatives, I actually have all of Cassandra's ongoing title (Issue #1-#73) on my external HDD. If you're interested give me a note and I'll see if I can get them to you somehow via upload/download. Maybe I can get you into some Marvel titles as well!