View Full Version : Yet Another DC reboot...

2011-Aug-19, 03:13 PM

Every few years, someone gets the "original" idea to do the same thing all over again. :whistle:

2011-Aug-20, 03:16 AM
Superman ditched the Jeans and T shirt for armor (http://comicbook.com/blog/2011/07/20/superman-to-ditch-jeans-for-armor-costume/)?

2011-Aug-20, 02:06 PM
They'll have to kill off Superman or Batman soon, to grab some headlines -- I mean, again, permanentrly, until the next time.

When younger, I found the "Earth Two" world (wherein the heroes introduced circa 1939 were aging more-or-less normally) DC's most interesting concept. But in the mid-1980s they put it all in a blender to get homogenized characters, all born yesterday and 29 years old; all very trendy revamps, with flashier artwork but interminable, incomprehensible plots.

I figured that was a good time to quit reading comic books (at least the standard, popular ones), and I did. Go to it, guys, I don't care any more.

2011-Aug-20, 02:09 PM
Superman ditched the Jeans and T shirt for armor (http://comicbook.com/blog/2011/07/20/superman-to-ditch-jeans-for-armor-costume/)?

Hah! When I looked at it, one of the adverts was for a kid's costume in the classic Superman mode!

The superhero rights-holders would sue you big time for anything close to that trademark, but they cannot resist mucking [memo to self: proofread that adjective] around with the valuable image themselves.

Edit: Oops, that's not an adjective, it's a gerund, right? I'd hate to destroy my pertinent point with a bad grammar lesson.

2011-Aug-20, 02:26 PM
Emily Latella: It's about time!

from offstage: It's not that DC.

Emily: Never mind.

2011-Aug-20, 04:08 PM
I'm starting to think that the comic book media should be divided into "BBB" and "ABB" eras: Before Batman Begins, and After Batman Begins.

Nolan was just too good for us.

2011-Aug-21, 12:47 AM
It'll be interesting, but I don't really think it's necessary.

2011-Aug-30, 03:25 PM
They claim, as they always do, that they're doing this to make things "less confusing" and "more accessible to modern readers". That's so much bull, there must be a toreador in the ring with it. What readers want is to have good, consistent writing. The real reason they did it, same as all the other times, is so that everyone will have to run out and get all new issue #1's again. And again and again and again.

The worst part is, theyr'e getting closer together: Crisis On Infinite Earths, Zero Hour, Infinite Crisis, "Final" Crisis (Ha!), and now Pointless Crisis. Not to mention gimmicky publicity stunts like Death of Superman and Blackest Night. Soon it'll be Annual Crisis, then Monthly Crisis, then one crisis per page, then per panel, and then they'll implode again (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Implosion).