It wasn't hard getting into the old DCU, due to, I dunno, online resources.
That said, I wish DC would do what Marvel does, and include a page with a brief rundown of characters and a synopsis of what went before. Otherwise, they'll feel the urge to reboot AGAIN to give their readers a jumping on point. (Don't get any ideas, guys!)
You don't understand what the term lazy means, then. I worked my way through school and am far from lazy.
It is pretty ironic to claim someone is lazy for not putting more "effort" into their hobby.
If you are more devoted to the hobby than I - fine, I am a more casual reader than you. But clearly, that is not reason to call someone lazy.
You resent a change made by a comic book company, and channel that resentment to new readers. You seem to be missing the point: the re-tool did exactly what it was inteded to do - something that the old DCU couldn't come close to - it gave a massive jumping on point, in both stories and collections. The fact that I can collect 1- of my favorite comic is very appealing to me.
So, be mad at DC for reaching out to new readers. I think that is ignorant and obtuse, but that is relative too.
I got into DC Comics around 2003-2004ish. Back at that time, DC was very reader friendly without pandering. It was also before Identity Crisis, which I point to as one of the driving forces in the constant events that have been occurring at both DC and Marvel. Those don't exactly help new readers coming on. But anyways, at that time, DC (as would Marvel) would periodically announce jumping on points for new readers, which is how I got on. But those seemed to dry up and also it's hard to advertise those to the general public.
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If you raised a family, then you wasted valuable time that could have been spent on what you love. Unless you know every nook and crany of every DCU - you're lazy. I love it, so I know it all. I only stop reading to sleep, so I can dream about it.
If you're not on my level, you're lazy!
Continuity is intimidating at first but it's best to just jump right in. You'll find your way to old books if you're interested. The only thing that confused me when I got into DC was the multiverse, and it just wasn't a factor in the books I was reading.
I think the people that say it was too complicated to get into weren't really trying at all. They're in the same position now for craps sake! There's still a history of the character they need to know, except now NOBODY knows what the hell it is. Now it's just some random thing they make up month to month instead of something a reader can look up easily.
Last edited by Lexrules; 06-05-2012 at 12:38 PM.