Comics Eye: DC's New 52-Some Final Thoughts

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Well by now everyone has had a chance to read many of the revamped DC Comics new 52 titles and while I have to say that I have enjoyed reading a few of those titles, overall I have to say that I think that the "New 52" is a terrible idea and that this revamp has left many of us long time DC comics readers in the lurch.

I just finished reading issue 1 of DC's revamped Superman, and frankly folks they can keep it. I have absolutely no affection for the costume re-design or Supernman's new look. I also do not like the fact that Lois and Clark are back to square one so to speak as far as their relationship is concerned.

Hello DC Comics!

Duidn't you folks finally marry these two lovebirds off several years ago? I just can't accept your decision to do this to the two of them, and it's as if you've just totally asked all of your long time readers (such as myself) to forget their marriage. I liked them being married. I hate them having to try to kindle their romance all over again!

Batman. What can I say here. I like "The Dark Knight" and Batman in "Detective Comics" but I didn't really like the first issue of "Batman." Not sure if it was just the artwork within the pages or the story or both, but it didn't click with me.

Batwoman. Loved the comic before the revamp, and honestly there is no difference and I still love the whole concept of the comic.

Action Comics. I'm not that thrilled with this title either at the moment (didn't help that today I had to pay an extra buck for unwanted pages that added absolutely nothing to the storyline) but at least on this one I can live with what they are doing for the moment.

Savage Hawkman. The Nth metal gets absorbed into Carter Hall's skin? Honestly, I expected more of this title and all I got was garbage, and so I will not be following this title.

Swamp Thing. Okay, this is one of my favs. I just picked up issue #2 today and I can't wait to read it. Without giving away any spoilers, the last page is just "Killer."

And my other fav of the new 52 so far is "Justice League." I cannot wait for the Jim Lee pages that feature Supes and the Bat going one on one.

I think that there are two slkeeper titles in this revamp and they are "Red Hood and the Outlaws" and "Justice League Dark." Both of these titles surprised me and were great reads with better than average art and story lines so keep an eye on both of these.

I do realize that I did not buy all 52 of the new DC title releases, and so you may be saying how I can come to a fair conclusion as to the success of this new 52 series of DC Comics.

Well, simply put I know what I like and the titles that I have been able to pick up were the titles that I felt would and should really highlight the "Banner" titles of this new DCU and in many cases for me anyway, they fell short.

And it is my dollars that I am spending on these comics so again I know what I expect and well, it just was not here.

Next up, I take a look back at "The Eternals"

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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

Well to be fair, some of these changes were necessary. I can't speak for the other characters, but i know with Superman, there's been a huge lawsuit between the original creators and DC comics for quite a while now. In fact, the last I heard, DC no longer owns the right to certain aspects of Superman's history like his trademark costume, depictions of his origin, or references to his planet blowing up at all. Hell, even the love triangle that Lois, Superman and Clark had in the comics is no longer owned by DC anymore, and since negotiations between the creators and DC hasn't been resolved, they had to modify superman's history in keeping with the Supreme court's ruling on which aspects of the character belong to whom.

granted, it sucks, but legally these changes they had to make to superman were a necessary evil.

Other than that, i think you written a good hub on this stuff. although, none of this affects me since I don't read comics anymore, but it's always interesting to learn about what's happening with some of the old comics that i used to read.


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animekid 5 years ago from Upstate NY Author

Stevennix2001 thanks for the comment and also the revealing info about DC and their legal battle with the original creators of Superman. I haven't kept up with that aspect of the business, but it's nice to have this info to have a better understanding of just why DC nmay have gone this route with the big "S."

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