I mean, if I'm not willing to open a spay/neuter clinic in my home, I'm not allowed to scold someone for not having their dog spayed and having that result in a bunch of unwanted dogs? Can't I just address the issue at hand without having to change the world?
Plus, lets look at that theory:
1. It assumes that DC controls our behavior. And yet DC can't seem to get more people to buy Firestorm, no matter how long they keep publishing it. What's going on there?
2. It assumes that creators want to always create new characters. But if that were the case, why do we have creators who want to write Batman? Are they wrong too?
3. It assumes that DC could stay in business constantly rolling over characters like that.
4. It assumes that there is a market for those new characters, which I thought we had already covered as being in doubt.
There's some chicken-and-egg logic going on there that I fail to see the way you do. I think DC continues to publish Batman because people like Batman, and DC not publishing Batman would just result in DC going out of business and people reading more Spider-Man.
It doesn't matter what the writer, artist, or editor had in mind when they created it, or what they said in an interview;
all that matters is what is on the page.
But making Uncle Sam look nothing at all like the old propaganda posters? Isnt that the whole point of the character?
I know that with DC's new five year timeline, having the physical embodiment of the spirit of America running around for two hundred years sort of goes against the grain. But at least let the guy look like Uncle Sam, and not some random Fed.
I followed the Freedom Fighters when Gray and Politmi....however the hell you spell his name, took over and did their mini after Infinite Crisis. And I enjoyed what they did, right up to the reboot. Havent checked out the new guys yet but planned to do so down the road, but I have to say, if this suit with a badge is really Uncle Sam, my interest is sort of dimmed.
Yes, that was when they created brand new characters of various ethnic backgrounds, and it became a big hit....They didn't morph Jean Grey into an African chick, and they didn't change Bobby Drake into a Native American.
Kind of similar to a request I was given earlier in this thread, please name 5 titles in the past 5 years (Perhaps I'll give you leeway and say 10 years) which were huge hits where the previously white main characters were morphed into minorities.
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Are you seriously comparing those cases to the Gary Friedrich situation? Waid, Rucka and Simone would laugh at you for even suggesting that. Really, just plain ridiculous!
None of those creators were screwed. They simply weren't pleased with some editorial decisions. Simone didn't even left yet and Rucka has the exact same problems with Marvel.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963