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DC’s New 52 Wants to Be Your Valentine. Will You Say Yes?

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Readers who picked up DC’s (deep breath) Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1 this week were treated to an assortment of punch out-able mini-Valentine’s Day cards. I’d like to punch some of these cards out. By which I mean… look, I love puns, but some of these are bad. And not bad in a good way. Bad in a lazy way. But I guess bad in a lazy way is good in a Valentine’s Day way because Valentine’s card puns tend not to be good, even in a bad way…

Sorry ’bout that. I think I curdled my brain trying to figure out what the play on words is with “You’ve got Grayson beauty.” Someone throw me a bone here?

(via: Bleeding Cool)

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  • Eric Stettmeier

    “You’ve got Grace and Beauty.”

  • Eric Stettmeier

    “You’ve got Grayson beauty.” = “You’ve got grace and beauty.”

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Well now I just feel dumb.

  • Libby Block Treat

    “grace and beauty?”

  • Anonymous

    Aw, I didn’t get it the first time I read it… it’s one you have to say aloud :)

  • Anonymous

    Fuck ‘em. While I personally stopped reading comics eons ago, everything I’ve heard about the New 52 is a symbol of what’s wrong with the modern comic-book culture. (Gritty atmospheres and themes! Hardcoooooooorre like Chris Nolan’s movies!)

  • ACF

    I just assumed it was referring to how beautiful Grayson is.

  • Anonymous

    Most of these are on the “I choo-choo chose you!” level.

  • Anonymous

    Did they have to use the brokeback Catwoman that got so many complaints?

  • Her Majesty’s Wombat

    RIght? What is wrong with them?

  • Hans Schumacher

    I’d sooner punch the New 52 in the face and steal its lunch money. :P

  • Dryad

    Batwoman: “This year, I’m telling anyone who asks that you’re my valentine!”

    Joker: “I’m yours on a silver platter, Valentine!”
    Zatanna: “Lleps ruoy rednu mi!”
    Larfleeze: “Be Mine.”

  • Mr The Batman

    I like them! But I think Larfleeze would simply just shout “MINE!”.

  • Mark Brown

    Now we just need a picture of Stephanie Brown, saying “you exist.”

  • Vintango

    Believe it or not, but that’s actually the “fixed” illustration that was redrawn after the outraged reaction to the original. It’s…not that different, but still less anatomically terrifying when compared side by side.

  • Kenny Baese

    I got the Nightwing one. I just can’t figure out the Cyborg one. IYQ is supposed to be “I like you” I think but SWAK is giving me nothing.

    I think these are mostly funny in how terrible they are. “Tonight is for just us” had me chucking.

  • Harrison Grey

    I think a more accurate card would be “You’ve been rebooted as my Valentine whether you like it or not”.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Prepare to be assimilated.

  • tbok1992

    I wonder what Stephanie Brown would say if she was actually allowed to appear in one of these. Probably something along the lines of “Please release me from this gnawing void that I have been trapped in by hateful editor-gods Valentine!”

  • Dryad

    SWAK = “Sealed with a kiss”

  • Anon

    I’d say people complaining about things they haven’t read and only heard about, thus meaning they have no actual knowledge about it and just biased, inaccurate opinions is a bigger problem.