I think the following would have made some folks happier if DC and Editor Eddie Berganza had had the foresight to include it in Final Crisis #6…
* please read Mister Miracle Seven Soldiers mini to know what the hell is going on
Optimus Prime will return soon!
And everyone, hurray, Duke is fine!
I love this series, but sometimes I wish it would have recap pages.
“Doc just called, Duke’s gonna be A-OK!”
I love G.I. Joe: The Movie. So very much.
OR they could have applied the tombstone from the end of SUPERMAN BEYOND. That was about perfect!
And the greatest DC character of them all……
I still have Transformers: The Movie upstairs on VHS!
Maybe the box should have read: “This time we’re serious – but not really. Maybe next issue – but then again, maybe not!”
“But Superman doesn’t know, so don’t tell him!”
*Please buy this issue. PLEASE!
How about “Wait for the trade(s).”?
Recap pages?? Grant Morrison couldn’t even write a recap page that would make issues #1-5 make sense!
This will make sense
Or at least that what Morrison tells me
Please Note Superman’s Not Crying. Even He Doesn’t Believe It.
I think this is redeemed by the sheer cuteness of “You have been reading.”
They probably should have added Obama somewhere in the background.
I’ve been avoiding the whole FINAL CRISIS thing (except for LEGION OF 3 WORLDS, which will apparently wrap up about the time Obama faces re-election, anyway), of course, but … wow. That Superman is not very artfully drawn.
Sorry, I’m confused. Did Batyman actually return already? Or are you all just saying what we know will eventually happen?
Brian, have you already read FC #7 or its preview? Do you know for a fact he’s coming back in those issues?
Not saying he won’t be back–probably pretty soon!–just wondering if this is a spoiler for FC #7 (that you know of). Thanks!
At least Superman’s not crying.
*”Hey guys, I know DiDio said that Final Crisis #6 was actually the for real conclusion of Batman RIP but whoops, guess you gotta buy the next issue to find out if it really was!”
Some RIP conclusion – less than 5 pages dedicated to Batman’s “death”. Epic fail.
* Since his last movie grossed $1 billion dollars, do you really think Batman is dead? If so, have you read any comics before?
“At least Superman’s not crying.”
Doctor Doom is bawling his eyes out over this though.
FINAL CRISIS BLOWS. SERIOUSLY. I love how they tacked on that obligatory “whole lotta earths in the sky” scene. What was shown i nthis series that couldn’t have been done in a few issues of JLA is beyond me. Oh wait, they did do this in JLA. It was called “Rock Of Ages” and it was much better.
If DC seriously expects me to believe that Bruce Wayne is dead for good…seriously, how does anyone in the DCU manage to stay dead what with all the Lazarus Pits and sorcerors and necromancers and Black Lantern rings(hurm Batman as a Black Lantern would be interesting) and whatnot??
“If DC seriously expects me to believe that Bruce Wayne is dead for good”
THEY DON’T. PAY ATTENTION.
I seriously doubt DC expects people to believe that Bruce Wayne is really dead. I mean, hell, Morrison has repeatedly stated that he wasn’t going to kill Bruce Wayne but that he was going to put him through something much worse that would cause him to relinquish his role as Batman, hence the Omega Sanction. Also, Black Phoenix, is Marvel really any different when it comes to bringing characters back from the dead? They’re already working on bringing Jean Grey back… again. (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=17374) It’s just the nature of comics, the big two especially.
seriously, how does anyone in the DCU manage to stay dead what with all the Lazarus Pits and sorcerors and necromancers and Black Lantern rings(hurm Batman as a Black Lantern would be interesting) and whatnot??
Yeah, back in the day before they had those, when a character died, they stayed dead!
Except for those who didn’t.
“Yeah, back in the day before they had those, when a character died, they stayed dead!
Except for those who didn’t.”
In the old days, they simply didn’t “kill” many characters, and brought them back even less often (not counting “his body was never found” scenarios). Too many resurrections cheapen the impact of characters’ deaths (as do too many deaths.) But tell that to the current DC administration.
I couldn’t care less about Batman’s death (I’m sure Morrison will spin some interesting stories out of it regardless) but that addition would’ve increased my enjoyment of the book, like tenfold.
* supercaveman takes a bride!
Since, I’m against reading Final crisis. I was kinda wondering if they explained his “appearent” death in RIP?
Both of the big tow seem to really like killing and bringing people back out life. So, that they can rinse and repeat until nobody even glances at a comic with a Someboy is Gonna Die, tagline.
I suddenly got this image of Superman speaking in Eddie Izzard’s voice and saying, “And now I’m gonna WANG him into a tree!”
* “Coming soon……DC Zombies
(Hey if Marvel can steal our ape-motif we can steal their zombie one)”
@ Sean Whitmore: Ah, “Mourners R Us”…
Now I’m going to see (and hear) that for every dead body Superman holds like that…
RIP ended the way it did so that there would be an ending for people who would only be picking up the TPB. Those people could interpret that as when he “died”. However, like most “never found a body” situations, he wasn’t dead and simply went on to Final Crisis.
So much for the “we don’t write for the trades” that writers and editors have be saying for years.
“Since, I’m against reading Final crisis. I was kinda wondering if they explained his “appearent” death in RIP?”
He’s Batman. What more explanation do you need?
It should say “Gee, its not like anyone reading this is ACTUALLY going to think Batman is dead! We’re just going to milk that fear and then refer people to a number of years old comics seemingly unrelated to this for an explanation! So there!”
I love that so many people have forgotten Rule One of comic books.
No one with their own title dies, especially not in another title. (Subverted by The Merc., the exception to prove the rule)
Well, that makes me feel a bit jerked around for buying into RIP. I guess I should have just stuck to reading Detective Comics, which I thought were better anyways. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to wait until the battle for the cowl is over and Bruce wayne is once again Batman to start reading his books again. I just hope he isn’t killed off in This really is the Final, Final Crisis in two years.
* “This just another convoluted crossover clusterf**k made to milk your wallet and try your patience that is easier on us because we can just keep jerking around with the character’s status or who’s wearing their costumes and mark names off DiDio’s kill list. It will go basically nowhere except into the very next bloated event and so on. Dollar bill ya’ll!” –Easy Money Eddie.
Somewhere, Robin is bawling.
In the old days, they simply didn’t “kill” many characters, and brought them back even less often (not counting “his body was never found” scenarios).
Depends on what you call the ‘old’ days.
From the seventies on, it started happening.
Too many resurrections cheapen the impact of characters’ deaths (as do too many deaths.) But tell that to the current DC administration.
Are they killing too many characters or bringing too many back?
The rule simply states that no one currently with their own title dies, especially not in another title. (Subverted by The Merc., the exception to prove the rule)
Sorry for the double post. I thought it didn’t go through. For some reason, I didn’t see my post, or any of the ones since yesterday when I came back.
I’m glad I don’t buy this crap.
if dc published mahnke’s art with little to no story I’d buy that.
Christ, Brian, the commenters are getting dumber by the day. I didn’t think it possible.
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