When they conceived Brightest Day, at least the writers didn't know that they essentially wasted their time bringing back Aquaman and Swampy.
I was interested in seeing wat Hawk's consequences for not catching the boomerang was going to be, and how Dove was really connected to the white light of life. I was also interested in seeing Deadman and Dove's relationship further down.
Everything JimmyOlsenMustDie said plus my personal pet peeve: Resolving the Black Beetle arc. (On the other hand, the way Dan Jurgens has been writing in the past few years we could have gone another 50 issues without going anywhere)
I think it was longer than that, but it was probably only about 2/3 as long as they might have wanted/preferred.
The DC relaunch was successful and was executed in what was most likely the best way it could given restrictions we wouldn't know about. No, your idea wouldn't have worked. Now move on.
Yeah, they rebooted in September. Apparently my memories aren't as good as they used to be.
Anyhow, it was still more or less on "short notice".
I wanted to see the rest of Red Robin, mainly Tim and Cassandra teaming up and being super badasses.
What if we had gotten actual happy endings to all the characters in the old DCU? Kind of like "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"
We could have seen Superman making New Krypton into a paradise; Batman making Inc. into a worldwide police force that kept order throughout the world; Wonder Woman making lasting diplomatic ties between Man's World and Themyscira and promoting a new era of understanding; Booster returning to the future only to find out that they had changed time and that in the new timeline one Michael Jon Carter never screwed up his life and was able to live out a normal life happily, with a family and white-picket fence; the Freedom Fighters' founding of a heroic dynasty; finding out that Ted Kord was able to, upon returning to the past, fake his death and live out his life in happy obscurity; Martian Manhunter finding a heretofore unknown Martian colony and rejoining his people (another version of Mars 2 from pre-Crisis); etc.
Sure seems like there was still a good deal of unfinished business left in the old DCU at the time of the New 52 reboot. Wish DC could have wrapped that stuff up before moving into the New 52.
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I despair of engaging in discussions with those who lack imagination.
Personally I would've just killed him off because it's very difficult for me to believe that Bruce Wayne would ever become convinced that he wasn't necessary. He'd always think another Court of Owls-like threat was lurking in the shadows. Did it work for the Nolanverse? Yes, it did. But this was a different Batman, one who retired for eight years just because crime was more or less at an acceptable level in Gotham. Doesn't sound like something the comic book Batman - the one who's fighting crime in five different books a month and who created a sentient satellite just to spy on metahumans - would do.