MrBlack wrote:I haven't read much of the new stuff DC has been putting out, not due to any criticism of their new direction, but because I mostly dropped out of comics well before the new direction. As a bit of an outside observer, however, I can toss out a couple of things that I've liked from the handful of New 52 comics I've read.
-Streamlining history. This was something that was a major complaint about the new direction of DC, but it has made the comics much more new reader friendly. There's just a lot less to know about if you want to dive in, with a couple of exceptions, and it allows for upending the expectations of longtime fans. Speaking of which...
-The Superman/Wonder Woman relationship. Sorry guys, but I like this. It presents some interesting story opportunities whether they stay together or break up.
-Superman and Wonder Woman's costumes. The Super-suit has grown on me, and it makes sense in-universe. I also like the new color scheme on Wonder Woman's costume. Not so fond of the others...
-Earth-2. I miss the original JSA, but Robinson's new version is intriguing.
-Scott Snyder on Batman. Not actually a consequence of the New 52, but he's done some great work.
Yes, I think the streamlined history is a good idea, but to a limit. Compressing to just major character points works as well as keeping top notch stories, but otherwise they seem to have tossed out some of the baby with the bathwater. I think that the over all continuity of the characters can be broken down with the first of seven years covering the 30s, 40s and 50s, with then having one year cover each decade... with the odd tweaking.
I liked the Supes/WW back in the 80s and in Kingdom Come, but wonder if DC will really progress with it at all. If they don't then this is a fail to me.
Earth-2... yes intriguing in some ways but I otherwise hate it. The Flash's new origin is a little interesting.
I've not read any of the Bat-Titles yet.