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GeneralReadingMan
06-29-2011, 06:14 PM
You're probably clicking on this expecting something to do with Washington DC

But no, a bunch of well-meaning, concerned fa...

Ah who am I kidding, a bunch of idiots with too much time and less sense are gonna protest DC comics's relaunch at San Diego Comicon.

They even have a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191539177563602

I've been critical of DC's relaunch, truthfully, the lack of big name talent, confusing "this counts, this doesn't" continuity, odd title selection, and expensive promotion, looks to me like this will end up a huge clusterfuck and blow up in their collective faces.

That said, a protest! Jesus wept!

Just do like me and others who don't like it and don't buy the damn things, simple, no?

the4thpip
06-30-2011, 12:48 AM
Why do you hate our freedom? Are you some kind of pinko, Islamofascist commie?

I say throw the tea bags into Metropolis harbor! :evilangry:

Paradox
06-30-2011, 01:13 AM
Seems like H.E.A.T all over again.

StoneGold
06-30-2011, 01:29 AM
See, I could see this as potentially being fun, if it were being done with a sense of humor. But fanboys don't have those.

Pól Rua
06-30-2011, 01:34 AM
I think we should get the furries to protest the DC Protestors and then get the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the furries and then get the Hell's Angels to protest the WBC...


...an' then get some popcorn.

Paradox
06-30-2011, 01:39 AM
Ah lahk how yew thank!

It's California, so throw some protesting porn stars on the pile, too...um, as it were.

The Cool Thatguy
06-30-2011, 10:36 AM
It'd be funny to watch happen, as like 5 guys get together, start protesting and then walk away ten minutes later after realizing how stupid they look.

Sean Walsh
06-30-2011, 10:42 AM
I think we should get the furries to protest the DC Protestors and then get the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the furries and then get the Hell's Angels to protest the WBC...

...an' then get some popcorn.

That, or enjoy nice comfortable walks on a mainly empty SDCC floor.

Because I'd imagine more people would want to watch these protests than see dumb comic crap in a convention hall. :tongue:

Romero
06-30-2011, 12:00 PM
What will their chant be?

"Hell no, we won't go... back to Number One on our comic numbering!"

Charles RB
06-30-2011, 12:14 PM
see, i could see this as potentially being fun, if it were being done with a sense of humor.

Parallax Is A Political Prisoner!

Dreadstar
06-30-2011, 12:21 PM
I think it's a valid form of expression, good for them.

I mean, yeah, I can see why folks might want to mock them and make fun of them, but hell, I could probably say that about the majority of the people at SDCC.

Protest on, fellows. You're unlikely to help anything, but I seriously doubt you'll hurt anything either.

Unless you're blocking a fire exit or something. Don't do that.

The Cool Thatguy
06-30-2011, 12:25 PM
No blood for ink! No blood for ink!

Vic Vega
06-30-2011, 12:39 PM
I think we should get the furries to protest the DC Protestors and then get the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the furries and then get the Hell's Angels to protest the WBC...


...an' then get some popcorn.

Screw the popcorn, you could sell tickets to that.

Iangould
06-30-2011, 01:48 PM
You can't buy this sort of publicity.

DC should send them a nice "Thank You" note.

Greenbats
06-30-2011, 01:49 PM
I think we should get the furries to protest the DC Protestors and then get the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the furries and then get the Hell's Angels to protest the WBC...


...an' then get some popcorn.


Why do you got to be pulling furries into this :biggrin: lol

The Cool Thatguy
06-30-2011, 01:54 PM
You can't buy this sort of publicity.

DC should send them a nice "Thank You" note.

And hire scabs to stand in the protest lines

GeneralReadingMan
06-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Rich Johnston is trying to organize a protest to protest the protest :tongue:

Paradox
06-30-2011, 08:32 PM
How dare he! We should organize a protest to protest his protesting of the protest! HARUMPH! :tongue:

Nick Soapdish
06-30-2011, 08:37 PM
You can't buy this sort of publicity.

DC should send them a nice "Thank You" note.

Exactly. The worst reaction to the ... what are they calling it? Revamp? From DC's perspective, the worst reaction to the revamp is apathy. This tells other fans that people really care about DC characters and that maybe there is something interesting there.

GeneralReadingMan
06-30-2011, 08:40 PM
Has any protest of any form of entertainment ever done anything but brought said entertainment more publicity and interest?

Paradox
06-30-2011, 08:45 PM
Not that I'm aware of, no. In fact, I have my suspicions sometimes that certain acts anonymously ramp up heavy-duty protesting Christian factions just to get them to protest.

I could swear it was done by Marilyn Manson's people, but I have no proof.

GeneralReadingMan
06-30-2011, 08:54 PM
Yeah Manson had been performing for years, when the religious and family professional prudes went after him, he was all the sudden a huge hit.

The Black Guardian
06-30-2011, 08:58 PM
How sad is it that I actually thought this was a thread about the DCU reboot and not politics?

Ben D
06-30-2011, 09:33 PM
You know I'd be laughing, but then again I made a facebook page saying "We Demand Dick As Batman!" So I probably shouldn't be talking.

kalorama
06-30-2011, 11:04 PM
You know I'd be laughing, but then again I made a facebook page saying "We Demand Dick As Batman!" So I probably shouldn't be talking.

And to think, it wasn't that long ago that people were complaining about Batman being a dick. Now they're complaining that he's not.

kalorama
06-30-2011, 11:06 PM
You can't buy this sort of publicity.

Actually, you probably can. I'm sure there are P.R. flacks who would think nothing of organizing a protest of their client to draw attention to them.

adamac1
07-01-2011, 01:55 AM
I'm surprised actors haven't protested how reboots and recasting are now normal :D

GeneralReadingMan
07-01-2011, 04:17 PM
Apparently the girl who is organizing the protest, is doing so because of Harley Quinn's outfit in Suicide Squad.

I assume she also has protested and will protest the releases of the Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City video games, from where DC got the inspiration for Harley's new look, she wants to be consistent I'm sure.

She surely isn't simply doing his at a big media covered event in a bid for more attention.

Naw, I'm sure she isn't :cool:

Reptisaurus!
07-01-2011, 06:34 PM
Apparently the girl who is organizing the protest, is doing so because of Harley Quinn's outfit in Suicide Squad.


Oh, well that makes more sense.

No, really. I'm being completely serious. Renumbering and retcons are business as usual at this point, but Harley Quinn's costume is really, really bad.

Nick Soapdish
07-01-2011, 06:57 PM
Oh, well that makes more sense.

No, really. I'm being completely serious. Renumbering and retcons are business as usual at this point, but Harley Quinn's costume is really, really bad.

Even compared to the ones in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

Paradox
07-01-2011, 09:29 PM
Mangaman can cut a little slack:

She surely isn't simply doing his at a big media covered event in a bid for more attention.

Naw, I'm sure she isn't :cool:

Well, to be fair, any organized protest is a bid for attention. It's kind of the whole point.