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Nathan Greno
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Posted: 30 March 2020 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Steve: Killer piece Nathan, I have never seen that beauty, thanks for sharing.

I am guessing it is quite a bit larger than the regular 11x17 comic art, I was wondering what is it's approximate dimensions?

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It's about 15x21 




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Nathan Greno
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JB: There's one good thing about DC making me go forward, instead of setting G3 between chapters, as I did with G2. It kept me from doing my "dark" version of Captain Marvel, which I now think would have been a mistake, even in an imaginary story.

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Interesting! I thought it would have been an interesting take on the Captain Marvel concept that hadn't been done before. 
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 31 March 2020 at 9:50am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

As one of those rare people who'd rather read great Captain Marvel stories than more Superman stuff, I'm sorry we missed JB's take on the Big Red Cheese.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 March 2020 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

For those who don’t already know this story, I had envisioned an older adult Billy Batson, in his forties and basically “addicted” to the transformation. Married, with children, he more and more neglected his responsibilities as he fled to the “rejuvenation” of Captain Marvel.

Glad, now, that I didn’t do it.

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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 5:09am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"Interesting! I thought it would have been an
interesting take on the Captain Marvel concept that
hadn't been done before."

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Yeah, but the problem is, what if it "sticks", like how
Miller's Dark Knight Returns gave us decades of "psycho
Batman".
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 5:33am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Not much chance of that, Trevor! Review the past few decades and you’ll see my work being subject more of demolition than canonization.
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

And that's a shame. Your Superman just felt so...right
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James Johnson
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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 11:48am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

JB,

Everytime I read Generations, my mind goes back to the Crisis On Infinite Earths.

One Earth
One Superman/Clark Kent
One Batman/Bruce Wayne
One Wonder Woman/Diana

And they all began their heroic careers in the Golden-Age. 

It was that simple. Nothing convoluted.

Here we are 35 years later after COIE, DC STILL cannot get it right.

The concept of Earth-2, which was introduced in Showcase 4 and supposedly began the Silver Age, hit the racks in 1956. That lasted 30 years.

So DC has been "fixing" the multiverse problem they screwed up longer than it has been around. Which was never broken.

Brilliant!

(Sorry for the thread drift)


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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Technically, Earth 2 was introduced, unnamed, in FLASH 123, “The Flash of Two Worlds”.
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James Johnson
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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 12:26pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Thanks JB. 

I stand corrected.





..........but DC still screwed up....  :-)
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 April 2020 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

No debate there!!
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Mark Haslett
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JB: I was very happy with the art on G3, but I felt the story was lacking.

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I don't know the best way to put this, but G3 is so good, so ambitious and
so thoroughly exciting that I almost can't stand to hear it criticized.

The artwork being among the best of ALL TIME is just one of its strengths.
The delightful new characters, awesome twists on old ones, and the mind
boggling amount of time in the series make it a unique achievement.

To me, there is so much to praise in the series that conversation should be
exhausted just by discussing all the strong points. G3 is such a different
concept than G1 and G2 that it really isn't a 3rd piece of a trilogy -- and
that, in itself, seems to the point where it gets attacked.

Me, I'm highly grateful for every page of this amazing series.

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