Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Impulse #53(Oct. 1999)

Right from the start, Inertia was awesome!

117 comments:

  1. The fact that they're still running while fighting is so awesome I don't have words for it. I mean honestly, a fight thats in China one second and Japan the next is so sweet.

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  2. Yeah, and that's only the half of it, they basically fought all around the world for a few pages!

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  3. That's sweet, even though Inertia has a haircut like Macauly Culkin in Home Alone he was STILL the man.

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  4. Ha, Inertia's look back in his early appearances were pretty bad. The costume ruled, but everything else... Not so much!

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  5. Im conflicted on if I like his green costume more or his Kid Zoom costume. Lemme just say when he snapped Weather Wizard's kid outta existence I laughed SO hard cause it was such an asshole move. The tension was building then he just rushes in and *SNAP!* Man that ruled.

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  6. I doubt Weather Wizard thought it was very funny! Yeah, that's exactly what I like about Inertia, he's evil, plain and simple. There's no ulterior motives to his behavior, he's not misunderstood or anything, he's just a mean little bastard!

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  7. At first I was so shocked because I'm like...This dude did NOT just blow up a freaking baby. I had to re-read it like three times, but later I found myself laughing at the sheer Jerk-ness of it all. Inertia has no soul, plain and simple, he's pure evil.

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  8. Yeah, when he first did it I remember being completely shocked/confused too, then I re-read it and was like, "Damn, he actually killed that kid!!!"

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  9. That dude's so evil. I wouldn't be surprised if he sent him into the Speedforce or something. I know he's ruthless but killing a kid is just Harsh, Joker doesn't even kill babies. He waits until their like five or so.

    I'd love to see Inertia meet The Joker, That'd be pretty sweet.

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  10. When I was typing the response above earlier today, I was thinking that it would be a great idea to send Wizard's kid to the Speed Force and have him emerge at about 16 to become a foe for Bart in the Kid Flash series. That was the only complaint I had about the Impulse series, with the exception of Inertia, Bart had pretty much no rogues gallary! When you think about Flash, you also think about all of his rogues, but Bart had none!

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  11. That'd be awesome, because you're right Impulse doesn't really have much of a Rogue gallery. I'd love for the new Captain Boomerang to be one of his rogue's considering their related and all.

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  12. I'm on the fence about that one... Boomer would def make a good to great enemy for Bart, but I actually like Boomer more as a wannabe hero. I'm not sure how I'd feel if he went full fledged evil.

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  13. I also do but I'd love him as a rogue for Bart just due to their family connection, even if it was more of an Anti-Hero situation where he was working for motives unknown to everyone else, life if he was fight Bart because someone had Boomer's girlfriend and he had no other choice.

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  14. The family connection between Boomer and Bart really wasn't looked in to at all... I really hope whoever the writer of the Kid Flash series winds up being takes the time to explore that. Eh, I'd just be happy to see Boomer in any capacity I think.

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  15. I haven't seen Boomer in a while, Isn't he apart of the Secret Six now? Or wasn't he at some point?

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  16. Nope, I don't think Boomer was ever a part of the Secret Six series. I know he was in Batman and the Outsiders, and Salvation Run, but I can't think of anything more recent then that.

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  17. Ah, I don't know what I was thinking of then. Was Salvation run any good?

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  18. I really liked Salvation Run. If you're a fan of Lex Luthor, Joker or villains in general, you'd probably like Salvation Run.

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  19. I may have to check it out then, I know the Rogues mentioned it in Rogues Revenge and that pic you posted of Catwoman so it should be interesting. Are they working as a team or is it more Villain vs. Villain based?

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  20. Salvation Run was the lead up to Final Crisis(don't hold that against it though!), where the government began capturing criminals and sending them away to a distant planet.

    Of course, the more charismatic villains(Lex, Joker, Grodd, Psimon)wanted to take control of the others and it would lead to several power struggles. Plus there was an AWESOME one-on-one battle between two big-name villains, but I won't spoil it for you in case you do decide to get/read it.

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  21. Hm, You just sold me on it. I'll be checking it out really soon, If I can find all issues together. I'm almost done with the forty something Teen Titans Issues I borrowed recently and I didn't even read anything yesterday.

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  22. Damn, you're as bad as I am Jason! Before I started up the blog(s), I'd be reading through 10-12 comics a day.

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  23. I actually finished up Teen Titans last night, at issue 43, as I'd already read Titans East and the later issues. I Also read those Impulse issues, I loved the one with Riddler so much, especially when Bart thought He was The Question. Also the one with Joker was great. Do either of those two make any more appearances in his series?

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  24. Nope, sadly those were the only Impulse appearances for both villains. I forgot all about the Riddler issue, I remember getting a few laughs out of that one. I should pull that issue out and give it a reread, I remember really enjoying it.

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  25. That sucks, I was really hoping they returned. Impulse is so awesome, especially working with Bruce. I also checked out Inertia's first appearance in issues 50 & 51.

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  26. It was pretty stupid at times, but I have to say, I really enjoyed the old Impulse series. It was good, light-hearted fun, not every issue had a life or death situation. When I wanted to read a comic but not really think too much, Impulse was the perfect choice.

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  27. I only read a few issues but it was very light-hearted as you said, It reminded me alot of Young Justice in terms of a good old fashioned fun comic.

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  28. Yeah, YJ was another easy read, as well as being one of my favorite DC series. New Mutants/New X-Men was similar until that hack Yost took over and destroyed that series... Grrr, just thinking about that gets my blood boiling!

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  29. Yost is writing a few issues of Streets of Gotham I believe, needless to say I'll be steering clear of that.

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  30. Damn. Oh well, I'll def be skipping those issues. Thanks for the heads up.

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  31. No problem, It's not enough that he's ruining Tim, they gotta move him over to other comics as well? Lame.

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  32. Ugh, it was bad enough when he was ruining Marvel books, now he has to mess up DC books as well?

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  33. I gotta wonder do they KNOW how bad he is or what? Sometimes I feel like their just trying to punk us or something, like Ashton Kutcher is gonna pop up on one of the panels.

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  34. The reason Yost keeps getting jobs is because of X-Force, plain and simple. Hell, a frigging blind monkey could write that series and people would still buy that book. Give me Wolverine, buckets of blood and sweet art and I could easily write X-Force too!

    As for DC, when he first was given Red Robin to write, right in the solicits they made sure to mention that Yost was the writer of X-Force, obviously hoping people who buy that rubbish would also pick up Red Robin. Yost is one of Joe Quesada's boys, they worked together in the X-Men Evolution cartoon(I'm pretty sure)and Quesada constantly gives Yost sweet writing gigs that should go to writers who actually have some skill.

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  35. Lol I've never read X-force but if Yost writes it I feel like its wise to stay away from it.

    That sucks, I'd rather see someone else get a shot, I actually would like to see what Dwayne Mcduffie (I believe thats his name) could do with another series, I'd like if he took over Red Robin, as I liked his work on JLA/JLU shows, and the comics that came after.

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  36. Pfft, I'd read Red Robin if ANYBODY else took it over, even the Dread Lord BENDIS, I'm not picky! My motto is ABY(Anybody But Yost!).

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  37. Lmao. That caught me by surprise, just because you'd rather have Bendis take it over...I wonder if Yost realizes he's that bad. If he can make it in the industry maybe we should pick up a pen and start writing some comics.

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  38. HA! If I was a comic writer for Marvel, the first thing I'd do is kill off X-23 because that's obviously Yost's favorite character! Yep, I'm that vindictive!

    Yeah, although BENDIS really sucks nowadays, he's never actually gone out of his way to enrage me. Most of the time after I finish a BENDIS book, I'll shake my head or laugh or maybe get a little pissed. Yost holds the very rare honor of actually making me see red after finishing up one of his comics... I'll never forgive or forget the complete and total decimation of the New X-Men comic book under his direction. THAT will ALWAYS burn me.

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  39. Maybe thats why they gave him "Red" Robin..Ha ha ha haaa *Crickets* So yeah, You're making me really glad that I haven't read/seen much of his stuff. If the X-men stuff even worse than his Red Robin work?

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  40. The guy just has no clue as to what goes into a good super-hero story, he's just all for killing off characters just for the shock value, not to further a storyline. If you start every storyarc by killing/maiming a character to shock the readers, you'll have nobody left in the end!

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  41. Exactly. I hate that, at least have a good reason or something behind it, other than making me go "Wow" on the first page and be bored for the next 23. That's why Identity Crisis was so good, because the story was built around it other than just having a death and brushing it off.

    I also hate what he's done by making EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of Red Robin have Flashback scenes, its so annoying, just tell the story first or spread them out sparingly.

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  42. Identity Crisis is the perfect example of how to kill off a character properly. When Sue was killed, it was a big deal. It affected a whole mess of characters and it seemed important. In New X-Men:AX, he killed off like 20+ characters in the first storyarc with little rhyme or reason. After the slaughter was over, the remaining characters seemed pretty much unaffected by what happened. It was like, "Oh no, 20 of my classmates just died. So what do you want to do tonight?". Even characters who lost family members seemed unaffected. It was a big mess.

    I really like Tim Drake/Wayne, but I can honestly say I'm glad I'm not reading Red Robin, I doubt I could stomach it.

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  43. Identity Crisis was just plain awesome, If I was recommending a story to a first time comic reader it'd be that or Green Arrow Year One, how about you?

    If you're a big fan of the Jinx I really recommend staying away from Red Robin until they lose Yost because he comes off very...un-like himself. He's very whiny and annoying.

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  44. Hmm, that's a tough question... That's a real tough one. I may have to get back to you on that one. There have been so many awesome comics I've read over the years, it's hard to narrow it down.

    Don't worry about that, there's ABSOLUTELY no way I'd deliberately buy a comic that has Yost's name on the cover.

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  45. I'm done reading Red Robin until they get a new writer, after hearing everything you said Yost has done on Marvel I decided I'm done reading it, I already didn't care for Red Robin so I'll save my money. I have issue 5 and don't plan on reading it...ever.

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  46. Yeah, another convert to the "I hate Yost" club! The guy sucks as a writer, I can almost guarantee that Red Robin will only get worse as long as he's at the helm.

    Like I said before, I hate that I can't read Tim's current adventures, but I lucked into a full run of the Robin series, so whenever I need a Tim Drake fix I can always turn to those comics.

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  47. I only read a few issues of Drake's Robin series, mainly the few with Jason and maybe the last ten before the series ended. Are there any like, fantastic arc's worth checking out?

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  48. Hm, I honestly can't say, I've probably read less then you. My sister is the huge Jinx fan in the family, and after I brought the Robin books I gave them right to her, and she proceeded to read the full series. I know she liked 'em, but she didn't mention any must read storylines(although she did mention a few she thought were terrible). Next time I talk to her I'll ask her if she remembers any particularly awesome storylines.

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  49. Sweet, I hope so because I need to wash the bad taste of Jinx/Yost outta my mouth. Tim is so Jinxed he got Yost to write his series. Man that kid is baaaad luck.

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  50. HA!!!!!! Not only does he jinx other characters, he's actually jinxing himself now!

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  51. Poor poor Jinxy. I'd like to see him interact with Black Cat and see who's got worse luck.

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  52. The multiverse would implode if Jinx and Black Cat ever got together. Space and time itself would just tear apart!

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  53. Here we'd have an awesome team up with Spidey and Nightwing then outta nowhere Dick yells "TIM, NOOOO!!!!" Then next thing ya know all the comics from that day forward are just white blank pages.

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  54. And to think, Jinxy was almost Batman. So based on Battle for the Cowl, Jason can beat Tim, and Dick can beat Jason, so in terms of Rock, Paper, Scissors, would that mean that Jinx can beat Dick?

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  55. Ha, I never really thought about it in quite those terms! With Jinx's jinx abilities, there's always a chance he could beat abybody! I remember after the Jason Todd/Jinx fight thinking for sure Jinx was going to die. I was PISSED! The thing that bugged me the most was the fact that if Tim was to die, there was no doubt Damian would take up the Robin mantle.

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  56. And yet Tim lived, was saved by Damian of all people, And STILL became Robin. And Tim may as well be dead to you because Yost is writing him. I remember in the first issue Dick told Tim he was taking on Damian because Tim was an equal, not a partner, and Damian told Tim "You can always grab be Batgirl." Lmao, that was so awesome.

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  57. Damn, Damian's such a nasty little kid. Tim's prob just happy to be away from him!

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  58. That's probably why he left. I'm sure he would've beaten Damian into a coma by now. To be honest I don't see how Dick or Alfred stand him. I hate how he calls Alfred by his last name, like he's no more than a butler to him.

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  59. See, that's what I mean! Everything about Damian is just SO unlikable!!! I truly can't understand how some people like him! That's like one of the great mysteries of the universe I guess...

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  60. I bet you he's gonna do something so remarkable or selfless that we HAVE to like him. He's gonna sacrifice his life or save Alfred or something rarely noble of him.

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  61. Pfft, I'll believe that when I see it! Damian do something likable? HA!!!

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  62. Watch, he's gonna save Dick's life or something, I know because I'M really Rip Hunter!!! Bwahahaha, and apparently I'm Ted Kord.

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  63. Wait a minute, if you're Rip Hunter, then who am I?!?!

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  64. Wouldn't you like to know?! *Cue Evil Laugh* You are... Bizarro-Rip Hunter, aka Tear Predator. Lol

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  65. Oh, Bizarro-Rip Hunter. Wait, does that mean that the reverse of everything I say comes true?

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  66. I'd assume, which means Bats isn't coming back within two years!!! Why have you forsaken us Bizarro Rip, why?!?!?!

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  67. Don't worry, Bizarro Rip not know EXACTLY what he's talking about!

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  68. The fact that you used Bizarro talk is awesome. So I figured you'd know better than anyone, has Conner ever teamed up with Supes to fight Match and Bizarro?

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  69. Yes, Rip Bizarro knows that Supes and SB always fought Match and Bizarro together.

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  70. Really? Any issues of the top of your head? I must read this Rip Bizzaro. Or in Bizzaro language "Me not want to no where to read."

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  71. Ha, Bizzaro Rip not trick you! SB and Supes ALWAYS fight together against Match and Bizarro. Them always appear together in comic books.

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  72. Really? Or maybe that means NEVER in Bizarro talk. Well now I'm just genuinely confused lol.

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  73. Ha!!! Yeah, let me drop the Bizarro Rip act for a moment. What Bizarro Rip was(unsuccessfully!)trying to get across was that Supes and SB have never teamed up to face Bizarro and Match(at least not to my knowledge). Damn that Bizarro Rip and his confusing speech pattern!

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  74. Lol I was like so lost, darn those Bizarro's. Thats odd though, seems like they'd have teamed up to take on Bizarro and Match. Or like all four of them somehow teamed up seeing as how sometimes Bizarro isn't 100% evil.

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  75. Match only began talking/acting like Bizarro during that one Titans East storyline. Before that he was actually pretty smart, smarter then SB actually.

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  76. Oh really? Well SB wasn't the smartest guy back in the older comics was he? Then again he had that fade...so of course he wasn't.

    I wonder why it is all clones seem to break down and get stupid, and I wonder if that'd happen to Inertia...well he's from the future so It probably won't.

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  77. Yeah, I guess saying Match was smarter then SB back in the 90's isn't really saying much, is it... SB was as dumb as a box of rocks back in the day.

    I doubt it, like you said, clones from the future seem to fair better then clones who were created in the present, that's true for both DC and Marvel.

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  78. Yeah, like in that scan you posted where SB was about to get shot by that one dude. I couldn't believe how he's just having a convo about "Yeah, If I don't expect it, It'll hurt." That's not something you TELL people if you're a hero.

    Yeah, thats what I figured, I'd really hate if Inertia was like, as slow as Bizarro or Match. Man I'm like praying he comes back in Blackest Night.

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  79. Ha, PERFECT example of what I mean. SB was just plain dumb back in the day.

    I kind of want to see Inertia during BN as well, but I'd much rather he just came back to life. I don't care how, magic, recloning, anything! Bart NEEDS Inertia as his arch-nemesis. Hell, Inertia would liven up the Teen Titans as well, he's smart enough where he could hold his own against the entire team. Inertia is one character who was/is terribly under-used

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  80. I agree with you, if he doesn't come back during BN, atleast that kinda points to his return in Kid Flash's new series which I'd be happy with. I agree, it can't be that hard for that computer he has in the future to re-clone him. I'd settle for that as long as it gets him back.

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  81. Yeah, I don't care how it's done, but the DCU NEEDS Inertia!

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  82. Agreed 100% Bring back Inertia!!!! And Zoom.

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  83. Since they're giving Wally a new look and a co-feature in Barry Allen's Flash book, I'm hoping Zoom also makes a comeback. I think(and I may be wrong)that Geoff Johns created Zoom, so hopefully he'll want to bring him back.

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  84. I hope you're right, that'd be awesome. I read an article at IGN that said that The Flash series was starting in Spring.

    Also Grant Morrison is doing something called Multiversity or something where he explores all the planets in the Multiverse.

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  85. Grant Morrison is a VERY interesting writer to me. I either really love his work(New X-Men, Marvel Boy)or I hate it(Final Crisis, most of his Batman run), there's no middle ground. I'll def give it a try, but for me, Grant is the ultimate hit or miss writer.

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  86. Oh Man...I HATED his Batman run, Damian being Batman, that dude supposedly being the Devil, the speculation that Alfred was his Dad. Everything about it I hated, yet I completely Loved Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul. So I know completely what you mean.

    I'm hoping its good, like we see another world where Jason is the good guy and Dick is the Bad guy, or some alternate world where Wally West is Superman, Clark Kent is Flash, you know? Just interesting What-If type worlds.

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  87. Yeah, it's funny how the same guy can be SO good or SO bad.

    What If's have always been amongst my favorite types of comics, so if DC went that route, I know I'd be psyched. I'm a huge fan of What If's/alternate reality stuff. Hell, sometimes when I'm really bored I make up my own What If's to pass the time!

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  88. I looked him up, expected him to be like 60 with a long beard, he's 49, bald and looks young. It's outrageous how off I am when it comes to guessing what comic writers look like.

    I do the same thing dude. The one's I named are some I came up with when I was bored. I came up with a bunch one time just to see how crazy, yet realistic they could be. You have any good one's?

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  89. Yeah, I'd seen Grant before, so I did know what he looked like. I had to laugh, 'cause your description of him("60 with a long beard")made me think of this crazy hermit living in the wild or something! I could see a guy matching that description typing out the script for Superman Beyond 3D on an old school typewriter in a cave somewhere with a maniacal look on his face!

    Hmm, I'd have to go digging around to see if I could find my old notebooks, these past few months I really haven't had the free time to sit around thinking up characters(damn school!). I'm a real packrat though, so I'm sure my crazy ideas are still laying around here somewhere.

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  90. Lmao...The description you got from my description may be the greatest description of a comic writer I've ever heard. That'd be awesome, and they just have a stack of un-cashed checks from DC Comics in the corner next to a rocking chair.

    Sweet, well when ya get a chance lemme know because it sounds interesting. I meant to ask you, any idea why in the scan for this issue, Inertia has Blonde hair but in the scan above it in issue 66 he has Brown Hair?

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  91. Yeah, crazy hermit comic writer is pretty damn funny! All the checks are in envelopes addressed to: "Grant Morrison, Parts Unknown".

    Good eye man! There was a time when Max Mercury was dying(I don't really remember why, something with the Speed force though)and when Bart was trying to help out, he was captured by Inertia and Inertia took Bart's place to prove that he could do a better job then Bart did, plus he wanted to insure that Max would die because he knew how devestated Bart would be by Max's death. That storyline was actually one of the better Impulse storylines IMO. So to pretend to be Bart, Inertia ended up dying his hair and acting like Impulse would. The weird thing about that situation is that I thought Bart and Inertia were clones, so why exactly is Inertia a blond in the first place?

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  92. Lmao, he's living next door to Papa Shango and Ultimate Warrior. Parts Unknown is a huge place for budding realty. Grant Morrison just gives me a vibe of very old Willie Nelson looking guy.

    That sounds awesome. I can see I'm gonna have to scour for that now. Man for Inertia to be a kid that dude was EVIL as hell. But yeah if their twins I don't get why they have different colored hair, that is kinda odd...and when Bart was shown as a kid he still had brown hair right?

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  93. Papa Shango... HA!!! One of my favorite dumb wrestling memories growing up was the feud between Shango and Warrior. I had to be like 8 yrs old and I can remember Shango putting a spell on Warrior and Warrior throwing up frigging pea soup or something... They'd run some crazy stupid angles back in the day!

    Yeah, as far as I know, Bart always had brown hair, and the writer of the Impulse storyarc we're talking about made sure to point out that Inertia was dying his hair to look like Bart. Maybe a blond twin is always evil or something. You know, you have twins and one is blond and you can say, "Uh-oh, that's the evil twin."

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  94. Lmao @ Throwing up pea soup. I remember reading about that. And like, blood coming from the walls or something stupid. Man...then years later he was just a Pimp with a literal "Train of Ho's."

    Lol, Blond twins as the evil twin is pretty genius. I was trying to think of who else that'd affect but I can't think of any more "twins", besides Donna and Diana who both have black hair. Hm..if Blond is evil twin hair I wonder what the hell Slade and Rose's white hair would mean.

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  95. Only in pro wrestling can a guy go from high voodoo priest, to ultimate fighting machine, to militant, to pimp... Awesome.

    White hair = Uber Evil!!!

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  96. Lol yeah, that dude had probably the most gimmick changes outside of Edge and Kane. Goth dude, surfer dude, Angry dude, Rated R Superstar, Ultimate Cheater..um dude.

    And Kane went from Dentist to Diesel to Monster to Good Monster to big guy with no purpose.

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  97. Evil Dentist may still be my all-time favorite stupid wrestling gimmick... How the hell did ANYBODY think Kane would get over as Jerry Lawler's evil dentist? I mean come on, was there ever a chance we'd see Issac Yankum, DDS headlining Wrestlemania?

    Yeah, back in the day guys would switch gimmicks like crazy.

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  98. Lol that was a truly bad gimmick. I think someone was just ribbing Kane over his teeth one day it it got all outta wack and grew into one of the worst gimmicks of all time. Much like the Aldo Montoya gimmick...oh and Mantaur.

    Yeah I never understood how you could have one guy pop up with a new gimmick all the time. Remember back when John Morrison was Bischoff's assistant though? In like 2003 I believe and ever week he had a different name. Johnny Ace/Spade/Nitro/ and like three other names until they finally settled on one.

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  99. Jeez, I'd completely forgotten about Mantaur... I used to laugh when King would go on and on about how it looked like Aldo Montoya was wearing his jock on his face as a mask! Yeah, some of those gimmicks back in the day were just plain hilarious. Then again, some were genius. I always loved Doink the Clown when he was evil. What's worse then an evil clown? Repo Man was another one of my favorites. Plus the Mountie had some of the best theme music to go along with his gimmick.

    Yeah, that was weird, it was like why keep switching the guys name? Before they debut him you'd think they would have already settled on a name for the guy!

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  100. Man...I don't care what anyone says, the IRS gimmick is genius. I agree that Evil Doink, and Repo man were awesome. And Mountie...that's so simple yet genius. Everything was so cut and clear then, people had gimmicks instead of everyone basically being the same person. Now all the heels are just cocky arrogant heels, no one stands out.

    Exactly? All that did was make it confusing. What were they trying to do get reactions from the crowd or something?

    BTW 100 comments for the 4th time!!!

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  101. IRS WAS awesome, and I think that gimmick could still work today. Yeah, I totally agree with you about the lack of gimmicks today. So many of the current heels are just so interchanagable. I'm not saying give every new guy a gimmick, just a few to keep them in the minds of the fans. You don't even have to go with evil clowns or whatever the hell a Mantaur is, bring in a team like Demolition. You know, real bad-ass types with some face paint or something. I still think fans would buy into an evil cop or taxman. Especially since the E is PG again, why not test run some gimmicks again, look how well the Undertaker gimmick has worked for like 20 years now!

    Another 100 comment post?!? WOW!

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  102. Exactly man. Cause right now everyone's the same, even all the divas are just bitchy heel divas. Remember you had Lita in the punk rocker gimmick, Molly Holly as the goody two-shoes, Victoria was crazy. Give people little gimmicks and see how they work, they don't have to be super out there. Remember MVP had his superstar gimmick and it was awesome now he's just a guy.

    Yeah man, and we have another one coming up in another post. the epic 5th 100th comment!!!

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  103. The divas are a real good example of how things used to be. You don't have to do something totally crazy/stupid, just a little something to show that these people have some personalities. If EVERY heel is an arrogant heel it gets hard to get attached to one. Back in the day, The Rock was like the only arrogant heel, and he played that role awesomely. Austin was the only badass face. Now almost every face is trying to be Austin, while every heel wants to be Rock.

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  104. The sad thing is they don't even HAVE to keep the gimmicks, just use them for a few years, let the fans get used to people then bring them outta their shells. Remember Carlito, MVP, Orton and Kane all had gimmicks and thrived. Now their all just normal people...they don't do anything with Carlito, MVP & Kane and Orton's just boring as hell now.

    I believe we could go through a roster and find a good/do-able gimmick for damn near everyone. Right now it seems like only CM Punk has a gimmick and they got him feuding with a ref.

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  105. I wonder why they've decided to make everybody so damn vanilla... You'd think somebody in the company would say, "Hey, you know, most of our heels are really similar/boring. Maybe we should do something about that.".

    Yeah, you think "CM Punk", and you think of his straight edge heel gimmick. You think "Randy Orton" and you think... I don't know what you think! Boring guy I guess.

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  106. Yeah the sad thing is even the people who were known because of their gimmicks like Kane or "Legend Killer" Orton are just regular boring guys now. I swear I wish they'd hire good writers or being Heyman back or something.

    Now their calling Randy "The Viper" because he strikes without warning or something stupid like that...Man that's lame.

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  107. Yeah, it'd be great if they brought Heyman back, but I honestly think Vince would prefer a bunch of yes-men as writers instead of an independent guy with new, good ideas.

    How the hell can you strike without warning in a wrestling match? Isn't striking/attacking like the whole idea in a wrestling match? Are Orton's opponents so stupid that they don't expect him to attack them or something?

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  108. Oh course he does, and so does Stephanie which means GOOD writers won't get anywhere near the WWE for a long time to come.

    Lol exactly, and now he walks SO SLOW to the ring...honestly X like no joke, he walks Undertaker slow to the ring.

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  109. The only writers who'd sign up with the E are guys who are totally addicted to wrestling, and people like that would probably do/agree with what ever Vinnie Mac wants.

    HA! I can totally get why Taker does the slow walk to the ring, but what exactly is Orton's excuse? How very viper-esque of him... Announcers: "Sure he may walk slowly, but he can strike without warning!"

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  110. I'm sure you're right. Seems like their hiring people that don't even watch the product which is bad.

    Lol dude...they had Cena run the gauntlet, first against Y2J who held him in the Walls too long and got DQ'd, then Big Show beat Cena "within a inch of his life" then made him tap out in a cobra clutch, then Randy took SO LONG to walk to the ring that by the time he got there Cena recovered...then Orton literally ran from a man who got beat up by two former world champs for 20 minutes. And of course Cena beat him up and it ended the show with Cena celebrating.

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  111. Ha... Jeez, if it were me, I'd be in the ring and on Cena practically before Big Show was even gone! Of course, Orton was probably just afraid of the awesome powers of SuperCena. You know there's nothing you can do to stop that guy.

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  112. Exactly, and now with his shaved head look the Superman Lex Luthor rip off is even more obvious than before lol.

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  113. (lol necropost, lalala)

    Inertia has no soul, plain and simple, he's pure evil.

    Except that was character derailment on the editors' part. Read Mercury Falling; he wasn't a pure sociopath period, just horribly misguided - he grew to genuinely enjoy the praise and friendship** (and, dare I say, love) he was given during the masquerade - that's what he really wanted, that's what he was offered, and he genuinely considered it. But old grudges die hard...

    **(sadly ironic, then, that the name "Thaddeus" roughly translates as "friend" in Aramaic...)

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  114. Ahh, great point. In the Mercury Falling storyline Inertia really did seem to take a liking to being the hero and being Max's "son". But yeah, in the end, he just couldn't let go of that hatred, and as such continued down the path of evil.

    Imagine if he had been able to bury that hatred, we could have ended up with a Impulse/Inertia team!

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  115. If it makes it any easier, I like to think of them as a comedy duo; Bart as the funny man and Thad as the straight one.

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  116. Exactly! That's exactly how I'd see them as a team. Bart running around making a mess of things, with Inertia trying to clean up his messes. That could have led to some seriously funny storylines!

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