I think most of the miscommunication came thru the pr as they weren't able to describe what exactly this thing was and the state of continuity
I've been fairly open in that I don't like the DCnU. A lot of what i enjoyed was cancelled or changed into something that lost the appeal I had for it.
Let's start with poster girl Barbara Gordon. Before Flashpoint, she was a more mature woman (late 20's, maybe even 30?). Because of her time in a wheelchair, she was forced to develop other qualities to survive as a viable character. She did and grew tremendously as leader of Birds of Prey. Now she's a much younger heroine minus the growth she'd had in the previous couple of decades. It was like getting another season of the Sopranos with Big Pussy, but losing any development characters like Carmela and Christopher got. I've seen those episodes already and I want the next step, not a recap of the last.
My main criticism is that the DCnU is much more retelling than advancing. Wally doesn't take over from Barry; Barry's story starts again. In 1971, Denny O'Neil updates the trinity, in 1985, Superman and Wonder Woman were revamped, but the other heroes pretty much remained the same. In 2011, most of the DCU went through major changes.
I have books I'd LOVE to see. But I'm also aware that if published peobably wouldn't sell. My tastes and likes are in the minority. It's OK. I drink Moxie, I eat anchovy pizza; I'm used to this. I'm sure if DC could sell me more books that a lot of other people would buy as well, they would.
"Cant say it better than CaptCleghorn." - RolandJP
I don't know about everyone but for me it doesn't bother me that some of the history doesn't matter anymore I can still read those old stories and still enjoy them even if they have been erased from the current continuity
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Last edited by Buried Alien; 04-25-2012 at 11:24 PM.
The responses are as predictable as they are sad.
In the case of Flash, I know he was "Barry" on the live-action show years ago. Did they ever say who he really was in the animated Justice League series?
And, yes, I know that by using this theory, we'd have John Stewart instead of Hal as the main DCnU Green Lantern. But Hal's book was still popular before the change to the DCnU, and John Stewart is still a Green Lantern.
Besides, that doesn't really work as an excuse. TV fans are more familiar with Wally and John, not Barry and Hal. You have Donna in BFF and Cassie in YJ and the comics, so this isn't to avoid confusion either. Damian only appeared in one episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, yet he is Robin when Dick is easily the most popular and well known one and Tim is the one that had a successful book for years. Then you have the cartoon version of Teen Titans and the popular comics of the 80s, yet most characters are either gone (Wally, Donna, Raven) or completely changed (Starfire, Roy Harper).
Last edited by shark; 04-26-2012 at 08:20 AM.
I watched Superfriends and I honestly don't remember if Barry's identity was a big deal. And Hal is not my GL either, I barely paid attention to him.
I do remember the Wonder Twins though. Where are they in this reboot?
Last edited by shark; 04-26-2012 at 08:29 AM.
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