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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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So...apparently DC has admitted over at Newsarama that they really didn't have much of a plan for the new 52 DC Universe that went past a few months...or so I gather.  I can't say that I am particularly surprised, they do seem to

be running the entire operation by the proverbial seat of their pants.  And while that may work out just fine for Hal Jordan, I can't say that running a comic book company quite compares.

So, they continue to flounder around, alienating their customers, and enraging their writers.  This does not seem to be a viable plan.  Hiring all the leftover people from Marvel in the 90's also doesn't seem to be working out particularly well. 

I'm hot, and cranky, and feeling a little disgruntled.
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Do you see these people?  I want to see these people!  In my comic books! 


11 Comments:

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have a link for their lack of a plan? I've seen no article st newsarama. Also, the whole trinity war seems to prove they had at least a few years planned.

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

I don't recall seeing an article like that, either. It sure seems like they had no long range plan, but given this is DC we're talking about, that could be said for pretty much every major event they've come up with in the past decade or two.

I must admit I'm loving Red Hood and the Outlaws, and Batwoman rocks, but y'know, I liked her origin better pre-new 52.

I want the old DC back, too, except for the whole Lian being killed, Roy losing an arm, Ollie being a complete idiot, and a whole bunch of other stupid things.

Y'know what? Maybe they should just reboot again and try to get it right this time.

 
At 6:06 AM, Anonymous r duncan said...

How about Orion (who was once one of the noblest characters in the DCU) not being a total sexist jerk?

How about Phantom Stranger who is a mystery to everyone else, not just a mystery to himself?

How about writers who don't think that blood and gore and body count are necessary components of every comic book story?

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

The article that I read, was by Graeme McMillian, dated June 20th, at Blog at Newsarama, and it was both funny and infuriating.

You really do have to wonder if anyone is actually in charge.

There are some things about the new 52 that I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. But I also can't see why those stories couldn't have been told perfectly well in the original continuity.

And yes, I could certainly do without Lian's death, or Roy being messed with, or any of the myriad totally stupid things that have happened to some of my favorite characters. But a reboot that would put us back...AND bring back so many many fabulous people would be much appreciated.

Because as usual, it is all about ME!

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

LOL, Sally. Maybe we can reboot to a year before the reboot. ;)

I agree, though, that the New 52 could've been done in the normal continuity. If somehow, Jason hooked up with Kori. If after Roy lost Lian (but not his arm!), he got addicted again, as happened, he ended up in a situation where Jason saved him. Then Red Hood and the Outlaws could very well have existed in that continuity, with the added angst of Lian's death, with Roy finding out who his read friends are. And somehow work in Black Canary... And we'd still have BoP as it was meant to be. And Oracle. And Steph as Batgirl. *sigh* I miss all that.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Erin S. said...

I haven't read the article in question but I did hear that they recently admitted they didn't have much of a plan at some convention or something. This isn't a surprise but at the same time it's like, the writers had ideas they wanted to do but the editors stopped them even though they had no ideas?

On the other hand DC has allowed lesser known characters to have books. They've done things I really liked. I enjoy JLI, RHATO, SOS, Demon Knights (I'm getting the rest in trade), the Winick run of Batwing, I,Vampire, what I've read of JLD and other books.

Some things I want back like Boosters' JLI history, other things I think the reboot did better.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Shelly, I miss those things too. Way too many excellent characters are languishing in editorial limbo.

Yes, Erin, there are some good books. I like Demon Knights too, and the Justice League Dark, and I loved JLI because at least it had some of my favorite characters in it.

I guess we will see what this whole Trinity War thing is supposed to do.

 
At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article said "first act," which obviously was more than a few months. It took them to the two year point. DiDio said they are about to embark on the 2nd act.

If you're going to say things like this, please strive for accuracy.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Scipio said...

One of the most important things one learns on Capitol Hill is that most legislation isn't positive, it's negative. It's not trying to accomplish something, it's try to stop something. That, and it is often principle-base, rather than results-based.

Consequently, legislation often produces unexpected and unwanted results. Its architects were so focused on what they DIDN'T want that they gave no thought to what they DID want.

I suspect that many DC suits would be right at home on the Hill, since this has been the pattern of EVERY REBOOT EVER.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Hah!

Scipio, I think that you have hit the nail on the head.

And Anonymous, I still think that the suits at DC are flailing about. That may not be your opinion...but it is mine.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Hah!

Scipio, I think that you have hit the nail on the head.

And Anonymous, I still think that the suits at DC are flailing about. That may not be your opinion...but it is mine.

 

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