I don't think they hate their fans, they simply don't care about anything other than money.
And as Buried Alien said some "old fans" seem to be pretty happy about the changes. Is the younger fans - the ones that grew up with the "newer" generation like Wally, Donna, Cass, etc that lost the characters they cared about.
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I don't think that the Zero issues are there to fix an error in not providing origins. That failure would be on the writer or editor for not doing enough to explain their characters. Some books did get origins like Blue Beetle, Superboy, and Action Comics, and some books explained origins through flashbacks.
I do agree that the storytelling approach has changed dramatically since COIE. It seems that the art dictates more than the dialogue, and the panels per page has decreased dramatically. Some of these books are read within minutes.
Perez did a good job with breakdowns and dialogue but he drug out his story way too long.
The new52 was there to put old and new fans in the same boat discovring or re-discovering their favorite heroes. DC heads failed miserably by making old fans assume that their favorite characters wouldn't be rebooted. That lead people to believe all their stories would fit in a 5 year period. They kept getting shocked by reveal after reveal that it wouldn't be the case.
For the really old fans, I think this is more similar to what they remember from their childhood. Legacy heroes are more of a nineties thing.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
Morrison's current Superman run is self-contained and seemingly not riddled with tie-ins to other events like the Superman titles were pre-Flashpoint)
Not to take away anything from Morrison (who is a great writer), but he was provided with stable ground and a lack of editorial chaos that Roberson, Cornell and Robinson hadn't been given.
Everything I state is JUST MY OPINION. Take what you like and leave the rest.
The only people who think that "old" fans got back what they wanted are people who weren't around at that time, "back in the day" as the saying goes. Since DiDio tries to pass himself off as an old comics fan, it would seem strange if he actually thought any of this was a "gift" to old fans. I can't believe he really thinks that, because to be a publisher you have to have some intelligence.
Exactly what they are trying to do I can't quite make out. Part of it seems to be keeping brands alive. The content of those brands doesn't really matter to DC--content probably doesn't have any market value. I guess they are trying to protect the "Barry Allen" brand, the "Earth 2" brand.
What was the mess done to Static? Mr. Terrific? Starfire? Power Girl? Firestorm? DC screwed themselves when they let bad editors and writers and big events hold books hostage.
How many books could a person read in the old DC that weren't having to change story lines because everyone had to get screwed over by Blackest Night, 52 and Flashpoint?
Also yes your readers are getting older, however you are STILL not trying to get new readers. Sooner or later you have to move out of the comic book store to where fans are.
I was in a Barnes & Nobles buy Miles Morales's trade and guess what I saw KIDS all over the manga section. They weren't even looking at the graphic novels. Sooner or later you are going have to figure out how to get them to pay attention to comics.
Especially those Young Justice fans who get might get interested in reading the comics-only to butchered down versions or worst certain characters not around for whatever reason.
I'm a long-time fan (but still relatively young--I'm only 27), but I haven't really been bothered by the New 52 at all. In fact, I'm glad it happened. I think it should've been done a long time ago actually.