Justice League: The Totality by Scott Snyder

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23 thoughts on “Justice League: The Totality by Scott Snyder

  1. At some point either DC is going to fragment into a ton of multi-verse options for each best seller of their character or there will be yet another Infinite Crisis type storyline. It’s almost like DC didn’t learn a thing from doing Infinite Crisis 😦

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    1. Hahaahha I definitely don’t think you’d appreciate much of the craziness that Scott Snyder brings forth to DC. 😛 Dark Night: Metal was basically a Crisis event by the way. And right now this Justice League run looks at these heroes trying to overcome the repercussions felt from that event.

      Speaking of Infinite Crisis, the DC TV series just finished their 3-part crossover event (Arrow, Flash and Supergirl) for what they titled the “Elseworlds” crossover event hahahah They even announced that next year, the next crossover will be the famous “Crisis on Infinite Earths” or at least an adaptation of it. 😀 I don’t think you’ll try and catch up on all those shows for the sake of seeing this “Elseworlds” crossover event, but I thought I’d share it with you for giggles, considering how much you love that particular word and the logo that comes with it. 😀

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      1. Huh, I had no idea that Metal was that kind of storyline.

        Thanks for the heads up about the tv shows and Elseworld. However, me and network tv don’t get along any more. I watched the first season of Arrow, as I was missing Smallville and barely made it through. Flash I lasted 2 episodes and Supergirl never even made it on my radar.

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        1. Yep, it was. Snyder and Capullo draws upon a lot of what they built it in their famous New 52 Batman run (and Justice League) to create this whole Metal event too.

          Oh, I wouldn’t recommend them either, unless you’ve got plenty of time in your hands and are willing to lower your expectations A LOT. 😁

          P.S. I recently saw a Brandon Sanderson news that made me think of you. Think it’s something you’d enjoy? 😁 It is free after all hahah https://brandonsanderson.com/a-christmas-present/

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          1. Thanks for the link. I just checked it out. At first I was sad that I had missed his AMA but then I realized that I have reddit blocked, so I couldn’t have seen it anyway 😀

            And funny you should tie in something to do with Magic the Gathering. I’ve got another post about the cards going up tomorrow 🙂

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            1. Hahahaah why am I not surprised 😀

              Sweet coincidence. When I heard the news Sanderson announced, I knew I had to share it with you. Hopefully it’s worth your time if you ever do read it. And, at least there’s a “FAQ” section in there if you actually did have questions about it all. 😀

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  2. Sounds like it’s worth trying out 🙂 Snyder has style, I’ll grant him that, and he has done some great things with Batman. I started reading the Metal event, and though I really enjoy the execution, I’m not sold yet on the fundamental idea behind it – it seems very contrived. I have an increasing feeling that DC’s completely lost in their own universe, and that their ideas on what to do with it are irreconcilable. Wonder if another Rebirth isn’t already looming on the horizon…

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    1. If you’ve liked what he’s accomplished so far, then it’s definitely worth exploring for sure. I just love how insane it can, while grounded in cosmic ideas to bring these heroes to face far larger threats while looking within themselves for answers. Snyder and Capullo did have that whole Metal event planned out for a couple of years before starting it though. I don’t personally feel like a reboot is pending and do hope they’ll continue to work on their stories for each heroes. This Justice League run resulting from the whole Metal event is definitely something I look forward to see where it’ll lead. The ending of this volume is actually pretty epic and things are bound to get even more hectic in the following volume! 😁

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  3. Awesome thoughts my friend, glad to hear you loved this. Well, you know my feelings on Metal (I like the look of the new ‘Batman Who Laughs’ mini series though) and how it didn’t really work for me but I still remain open to Scott Snyder (I did after all love his Detective Comics stuff) and I have actually been pleasantly surprised by this Justice League run! It certainly does get a bit wordy but I find myself engaged by the story and it’s helped by some great visuals.

    I do like the way the series alternates between the main Justice League story and the Legion of Doom arc as it allows Snyder and Tynion to tell separate but connected storylines. It still doesn’t beat the Geoff John’s JL run but I am enjoying this.

    Also, I enjoyed your comments about the printing of the volume and the paper quality – I pretty much read everything digitally now but it’s always good for physical collectors to know little, but important, details like this.

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    1. Thanks, Chris. Yep. Your feelings for Snyder and his stories are well known. I do miss Black Mirror now though. I’ll have to re-read it for 2019 or maybe even get my hands on that Absolute edition. 😀

      I like how ambitious it is in tone too, but Geoff John’s run was much more easier to indulge and just as epic too. Something about this run is just mesmerizing, and I do hope Snyder and Tynion have a game plan for the follow story arcs. Since I’m not reading these in issues, I look forward to the surprise and hopefully it won’t just get more hectic and actually takes the time to be grounded sometimes.

      Ohhh yes! It’s completely different from everything we get nowadays in terms of paper quality and I really liked the feel of it. It instantly gave it a classic “old-times” vibe. I don’t know if it’s something they’ll be doing for the future volumes or even if it’ll become something they’ll do in general for all their stories, but it was a nice surprise for this one.

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      1. Did you ever finish the Geoff Johns JL by the way? Dying to hear your thoughts on “Darkseid War”! I do tend to give Snyder a bit of a rough time but he has produce some stuff that I’ve really liked… Superman: Unchained (review coming in the new year!)) for the New 52 era is one of my favourite modern Superman stories and more than made up for the otherwise lacklustre N52 Superman stuff.

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        1. I stopped right at the Darkseid War saga hahahah I have the beautiful omnibus still wrapped up too… Having a hard time wanting to unwrap it and discover the end of the saga. 😛 I might just do it and share a review for it without reviewing every one of the volumes from the saga too. Too many to do them all anyways hahaha Ohh and I also have Unchained to check out after you had recommended it to me way back then. I’ll look forward to your thoughts. It might push me to get my hands on a copy too. 😀

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