I went from buying a green lantern book once in a blue moon to buying a ton from DC each month.
I really can't see how some readers stopped reading DC. Out of the 52 plus titles DC is putting out, they liked none?
Last edited by Paul Newell; 12-08-2011 at 01:13 PM.
I dislike this reboot. The characters feel flat like they have no heart.
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It's absurd in the extreme.
I dislike the reboot, but the silver lining is that it gave me a perfect jumping off point. I'm on a hiatus from comics reading / collecting for the first time in twenty-eight years.
Before the reboot I was buying and enjoying Booster Gold, Doom Patrol, Justice League: Generation Lost, and limited series like Suicide Squad. Wally West was my favorite Flash and my collection of Mark Waid's run on the title is a jewel in library.
Many of those characters do not exist, had their histories wiped away, and/or suffered costume downgrades.
I tried the "new 52" titles Justice League International and Blue Beetle for a couple of issues. The art was nice and the stories were okay. I was actually very excited to see the Brotherhood of Evil in Blue Beetle. But the stories dragged out (so much for not writing for the trades) and even at $2.99 an issue it is getting tiresome and expensive in this economic climate to keep something going for old times sake when my heart just isn't in it.
Why isn't my heart in it? Well rendering character's histories obsolete and changing their costumes for the worse could have something to do with it.
BOOSTER GOLD (Michael Jon Carter), HAWKEYE (Clint Barton), IRON FIST (Daniel Rand), MOON KNIGHT (Marc Spector aka Steven Grant aka Jake Lockley), NIGHTCRAWLER (Kurt Wagner),
NOVA (Richard Rider)
I'm saving up my anger for Robinson's nu JSA and Earth-2. There are so many ways for that to go wrong.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
There's nothing to be mad about. The 'new' DCU is really no different from the previous.
This. I think this sums up, from what I've been reading of others opinions, why most people say they hate the new 52.I think people get way too wrapped up in continuity and forget to actually enjoy the stories being told, and to me that's just the wrong way to look at a comic.
Well so-and-so would never do this in the old DCU. Well, great, that's the old DCU, this is a new universe now so of course some personalities would change as a result.
I don't know, I just know that for me, the new 52 brought me back to comics after about a 12 year absence...and even before then I wasn't reading any DC (and now I'm reading about 28 titles from DC).
This is new and exciting and bringing in a lot of attention for comics in general. As a comic fan, I can't help but be excited.
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Top Marvel: X-Men, Hawkeye
RIP I, Vampire
I'm more concerned now about this latest wave of creative team departures, as they seem to be linked to a massive amount of editorial interference and overall internal disorganization, neither of which are good things for this new direction. I don't care so much about 'old DCU versus DCnU' and "what's canon now" as long as the product itself is good, but random creative teams rotating on and off of titles without much of an overall plan does not result in a quality product, imo.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. - Robert Heinlen
I definitely preferred comics before the reboot.
they're nor bad per se. but I miss Stephanie batgirl. Dick as batman, Red Robin in his own book.
also the characters are drawn looking a lot younger to me, which I don't really care for. Superman in Action looks about the same age as Superboy. Its not 'Hate', Im just not enjoying comics as much as I was last year.