This becomes particularly relevent right now as DC gives a number of their titles a major overhaul for a post-Crisis world, even though Crisis hasn't finished yet. Are the guys at DC as sick of the whole thing as we are that they are so keen to move onto the next phase? Starting the post-Crisis comics while the story is still in progress feels a bit like when you find easter eggs in the stores before christmas.
So while you are checking out the new directions for Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman or Hawk
And one more thing. While they are constructing elaborate ways of gutting established titles and slapping on a fresh coat of paint to pull in new readers, how is it that when they actually have a new original series they don't use the all time most successful jumping on point of beginning the story with issue #1? Take for example Supergirl, or any of the new Crisis spinnoffs: if you knew nothing about them but picked up the first issue would you find a good jumping on point? No, you'd find yourself in the middle of some story that started in some whole other comic. Would you then go hunting for those other comics which featured characters you knew nothing about having stories that you weren't interested in simply in order to find out what the hell was going on with this new comic that you picked up because it was a first issue?
I'm pretty sure I'm gonna leave the new "Justice League of America" in the dust. The title has steadily eroded since Morrison left (though Joe Kelly's run had some merit) and now its being revamped by Brad Meltzer? Ew.
DC definitely hasn't been winning me over. I read Batgirl, they cancel it. Robin's been a mess since they moved him to Bludhaven, though I am going to read the first arc just to see what Batgirl's up to now. After that, I'm not sure I can tolerate the costume. And Johns has pretty much killed my interest in Teen Titans with 18 issues that are essentially plot devices. That's the only three I bought, and I can't see myself picking up anything new so mission not accomplished.
Ya, they've got to realize the direct market won't grow no matter what they do. It's all about preventing customer loss, not gaining new ones.
I'm looking forward to the revamps, as they give me a better chance of understanding what DC is going on about. I've been shedding incomprehensible DC titles like dandruff the last few months.
I guess that I'm in a pretty good situation. I don't particularly follow ANY series. I've been on a few - Godland, Fear Agent, Jonah Hex, but otherwise I mostly just buy what catches my fancy. This way I'm attracted to stories and not caught up in the new/old, so new it's old again shenanigry infecting a lot of cape-based books.
I am a Bat-fan, and I liked the first issue. But there's some stuff I just won't be drawn to - Supergirl for instance, no matter when or where she is. C'est la vie.
I was collecting 12 DC titles when ICrisis started. Now... zero.
Thank you Dido, Johns, et all for giving me a reason to stop wasting my money on Dick Grayson male model and the rest of this explicative deleted.
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