Post by Hulkamaniac on Jun 2, 2012 19:25:09 GMT -5
I honestly think the worst thing that ever happened to DC was that COIE was so freaking successful. It sold well. It let them take a continuity that was jumbled and simplify it for noob readers to pick up. From a creative perspective it let them get rid of characters that they really couldn't do a lot with any more (Barry Allen) and move to younger heroes and have them step up into the limelight (Wally West). It let them reboot characters completely (Superman and Wonder Woman) and if you read back over some of the comics from right after COIE they are very, very good stories. Wally West is a complete asshat and you get to see him mature into a legit Flash and that's just one example.
All of that led DC think they could get away with the same thing every couple of years and they can't. I think COIE caught lightning in a bottle and they haven't been able to replicate it since, but have jacked up their universe trying to.
So the new gay character in the new shiny universe meant to appeal to a broader section of races, handicaps, sexual orientation and ages is in a side universe.........well that is as silly as taking a highly visible handicapped hero and getting them ou.......nevermind.
Post by Lord Ragnarok on Jun 6, 2012 13:19:10 GMT -5
I can't take all these stupid multiple universes. I realize that it's good to have side stories that do not pertain to the main story and it's a good way to take characters in different directions. But this is just ridiculous, it's way too confusing and is just one big cluster . I was gonna get into most of the New 52 but that sh*t, I'm just going to continue building my Post-Crisis collection.
The sad thing is they consolidated the universes because it was a huge cluster .
But, But it is so simple now and easy to follow. If you are new to the comics it is so easy to get into them so long as it isn't a Batman or Green Lantern title. And if you were open minded and modern you could see the changers are cool and bring the comics into a modern age.
There are to many core ideas about what the New 52 was supposed to be about and now each of them is being contradicted.