It won't take long; its already happening.
Makes me wanna go pull that issue out and read it again. Hologram cover and all, lol.
Only in the small comic book world. Not in the real world. Those that really matter the ones who buy the merchandise and sell the product. Mattel is having serious problems trying to get the New DCnU line into stores because retailers are Leary that the new look will sell because it is not the classic look of the characters and merchandise will always feature the classic look of the characters. As for thinking the Movie look will stick, I wouldn't bet on it. Much like the movie Batman you will see some merchandise for the first 6 months then it will all be about the classic look again. The general public is way to set in the ways of the classic look of these characters. It will take many generations to try to reprogram them and I seriously don't see Dan Didio and Jim Lee being around to try to stop it for any real impact.
Last edited by Lexrules; 05-11-2012 at 06:27 AM.
Pull-list: Action Comics, Batman, The Flash, Superman, Superman Unchained, Justice League
Same with Superman. In fact, I would wager most of the general public is unaware of the most recent costume change, as there was not nearly the hubbub and controversy associated with this change in the mainstream media as there was with the 1997 change. Us comic nerds got bent out of shape, but that's it. Doesn't mean you won't see the MOS suit or the DCnU Suit on merchandise, but it will always be seen as a variation of the standard bearer, which is the classic suit as created by Joe Shuster and perfected by Curt Swan and later artists.
Now that you mention it, where was the storm of controversy over Superman's change of costume? There have been several storms of controversy over different things that DC has done in recent years. About pants, about citizenship. This kind of stuff keeps hitting the fan in the media, driving people to pick up the offending comics in question.
This supports my belief that such outrage is stage managed by DC/WB itself--and not a natural eruption from social media. Me thinks they stir up these controversies about rather trivial stuff to drive up sales. However on the latest Superman change, they didn't bother--maybe because they were trying to control the message on the new 52, and the changes to specific costumes was off message. It was more about the whole universe rather than particular heroes.
I think the animated Batman counters the updates to his costume. "Batman: The Animated Series," "The Batman," and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" all had the classic "New Look" costume. So as new generations discover these cartoons, the costume never goes out of style.
In my humble opinion, this should have been DCnU Superman costume.
I second this opinion even though Earth One line doesn't offer me anything worthwhile.
Pull List: Batman, Demon Knights, Smallville Season 11, Wonder Woman.