Blah, this sounds boring.
Blah, this sounds boring.
Ongoings I'm picking up: MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM, FATALE, SAGA, THE WALKING DEAD, B.P.R.D. , CREEPY, EERIE, CONAN, DHP, HELLBOY, THE MASSIVE, MIND MGMT, STAR WARS, SAVAGE SWORD
Some of the writers who are "okay" have a chance to up their game by making it more complicated with a different character that they already know.
It doesn't need to be a spontaneous one-shot. I think it is more like weaving a character into the already established story -- making it more complicated.
Then again, I'm sure writers are going to do this wrongfully and not make the villain important to what is going on. It really depends on what villains writers get. If a writer can't get his or her hands on a character he or she doesn't really want to use, I could see just a one-shot.
Facing any villain should have consequences. If it doesn't then the writer is a terrible writer. See Marvel for example. It happens all of the time at Marvel. Person vs Person, but everything is okay in the end. People die, but who cares because were all happy NOW.
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Weird that the article talks about DC's 'next big thing' but uses art from Marvel as a visual.
The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards. ~ Alexander Jablokov
Good news to me, but I'd like some more information about this before I get to excited. It's still early, and things could change, but this if done right could be really cool, although we see villains in just about every issue so I'm interested in how they'd change that up, and make an event or whatever out of it. I love seeing more of the villains though.
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Weird that it basically says nothing. But I guess we almost know what to look out for!
Adventure Time, Batgirl, Batman & Robin, BOP, Earth 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, He-Man, Katana, Nightwing, Shadowman, Swamp Thing, The Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Worlds' Finest
Hmmm, what I found most interesting was the switching of villains introducing them in the Nu52 as nemesis of other heroes. Imagine:
Meinhiem and Intergang as villians for Nightwing.
Goldface as a Flash opponent.
Rainbow Rider vs Green Lantern.
The Masters of Disaster as adversaries for the Teen Titans
The Fearsome Five or the Hybrid against the Justice League
An so on...
Can't wait to hear more about this. If done right, it could be awesome.
The last gimmick month, zero issue month, led to overall poor quality stories with few exceptions. I'm skipping this to boycott the way the comics fanbase buys in to this sort of thing and rewards it with sales. Leave the writers alone, let them craft a special run. Let them get together with other writers on their own to do crossovers if they feel it's necessary for the story they're writing i.e. sinestro corps war.
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make mine DC, thanks
and in some cases, like with Scott Snyder's Batman events, he has explicitly stated that the writers have the option to be a part of his crossovers or not. So it ends up being their choice. This isn't the early 2000's anymore; People have more freedom for this kind of stuff.
and Finally, one man/woman's boycott won't do crap. If you want to do it right, you've got to organize a larger group of people. Things don't change with small scale protest. Take it from someone who's participated in many real protests. Also, I recommend you read the book Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. It's a great primer for this sort of thing. I on the other hand enjoy villains so I will enjoy this.
DC: Smallville, Supergirl, Detective Comics
Marvel: Ultimate X-Men, Scarlet Spider, X-Factor, Thor
Other: Saga, Angel & Faith, Buffy