|chairmanWOW: Let me just quietly sit here and watch Roland Emmerich's Godzilla while I savour that statement.|
Doing a cover or remake does not automatically make it good, but there are quite a few that are worth your attention, kiddo. Foregrounding a couple shit movies as the reason that NO ONE MUST EVER TOUCH OR RE-EXAMINE OR REMAKE SOMEONE ELSE'S ART is dull, soulless dance music.
Yes, [Darkseid] has leg braces now and wears chinos with a leather belt. What's wrong with me? Why don't I appreciate these things.
Actually, I was speaking more about how Darkseid is presented in behaviour and speech, not just the visual redesign; you don't find him approaching the end here? You don't see that even with his apparent victories earlier in the series that Darkseid's influence wanes, which is why he's attacking Earth? He seems very, very desperate in Final Crisis, to me, and that tone is different than the one Kirby used; I always found Kirby's Darkseid much more operatic, big, booming -- this Darkseid seems to be making a last grab at that persona and failing.
Jackie (dressed in cobras?): And I like that Grant just decided to drop what will surely be the best line in any comic in 09 in the first speech bubble.
Loved Brainy's appearance here very much. Brainiac 5 would be such a wonderful character to write, I think.
It actually seems sort of appropriate that Batman should die by Darkseid's hand, and I can't help, just a little bit, wondering if the spirit of Orion got in there before the end. That would make their conflict a bit more prophetic, and I notice that Batman seems to be displaying God-sight [Vis Shilo: "I come with god-sight now."] right before he fires.
Kismet: B5's reintroduction of the Miracle Machine makes me worried for The Final Fate of Matter-Eater Lad.
I would very, very much love it if Matter-Eater Lad randomly pops up and SAVES THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AND ALL TIME. Right at the end.
As far as Libra and Darkseid's defeats go, I'm assuming they're window-dressing for the main threat. Mandrakk? Maybe, and that would tie back to some stuff from pre-Infinite Crisis, but yeah, he's probably going to be defeated in SUPERMAN BEYOND. Maybe #7's just saving the Earth from the singularity, although Barry Allen implied *he* has to be the one to take down Darkseid.