I had to vote hate.. I wasnt given a lesser extreme choice for some odd reason.. the poll is horribly flawed and will give no accurate results. That being said, I dont hate the New52. I am disappointing by a lot of it. I find a lot of it seems like an empty soulless version of what came before. I am enjoying certain titles.. those titles are done very well. But liking a handfull of titles out of 52 cant be the basis for saying I "like" the New52. The level of quality between their good books is so far ahead of the bad ones.. its hard to believe the same company is publishing them.
I am not a continuity freak either but telling us that Batman has been around for 5 years and then telling us that there are already 4 "Robins" out there... thats a tough one to swallow. It just does not make any sense and although I dont really care at the end of the day in terms of the actual comic stories.. stuff like that just makes those in charge of this reboot seem like they are mailing it in, or inept. The different versions of what has happened or not happened with the Titans gives me a feeling like the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing also. At the end of the day i am liking Teen Titans.. but the management behind the scenes seems lost or just indifferent, I dont know enough about their actual intent to judge which.
They told us this was a reboot to make it more accessible for new readers and clean up the mess of continuity they had going on. IMO they dont seem to be taking the reboot as seriously as I think a lot of their fans are, which makes it more and more obvious that it wasnt a gimmick to clean up their continuity as much as it was a gimmick to sell as many #1s as they could. They sold a crap-ton of books in doing so. The quick demise of some of the titles as well as the quick turn around and hype of a new batch of #1s feels like they got the message loud and clear too. I feel like they played a lot of people..I find it hard to believe they ever thought some of these titles that have been cancelled or are circling the drain were ever viable. They just knew they could get X amount of them sold under the New52 banner ,with a #1 plastered on the cover, until they came up with some other stuff. Dont try to make the failing titles better in any way either... just throw them out and chuck some more #1s up against the wall and see what sticks. Their plan with Rob Liefield reeks of the same thing. Toss this polarizing has-been on some of these books that will never survive.. but heck.. we can get some train wreck gawkers and some 90s nostalgia seekers to pony up a few more $$s for books that he will never save. ( I understand that scenario might not be 100% accurate.. but that hiring just seems way out of whack with the push for quality that they have been hammering on...Im sure having Jim Lee as a good friend helps! haha )
Oh well.. I have some great DC books that I am enjoying very much (8 -10).. but dropping them all under the New52 banner seems a disservice to some very good books. (but I suppose I cant blame the Shamrock Shake for being sold by McDonalds either )