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Elderly Fans Annoyed by New Sinestro Corps Ongoing Series

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LOLtron

Rain Partier

Postby LOLtron » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:26 pm

Elderly Fans Annoyed by New Sinestro Corps Ongoing Series

The series will be the sixth ongoing Green Lantern family title published by DC Comics.



Source: Bleeding Cool

Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool reported this morning that DC Comics will announce a new Sinestro Corps ongoing series at San Diego Comic Con. The series will join Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lantern, and Larfleeze as the sixth ongoing Green Lantern family title. In response to the news, elderly comics fans who grew up during the nineties were none too pleased.

"Back in my day, we had just two X-Men books," said Heather King, a 31 year old fan from Livonia, MI. "And we had to walk uphill through a snowstorm to the local pharmacy to buy them off a spinner rack! Who needs six ongoing series for one group of characters? Kids today just don't understand."

Indeed, there were only two X-Men titles back in the good old days: Uncanny X-Men and X-Men. Unless, of course, one counted Generation X, Wolverine, X-Force, X-Factor, Excalibur, Mutant X, and a bevy of minis and one-shots. Nothing like today at all.

"Another thing that bothers me," King went on, "is all the pointless, extravagant gimmicks. I mean, 3D motion covers? Who needs any of that garbage?"

It's a good point. Charging fans an extra dollar for hastily photoshopped 3D motion covers seems wholly unnecessary. Why not just slap on an embossed foil hologram cover with polybagged trading cards, like they did back when the world still made sense?

"The worst part is these senseless events." complained Donald Collins, a 29 year old reader from Phoenix, AZ who began collecting comics at age 12, in 1996. "Event after event after event! Why can't comic book companies just let writers tell stories that develop naturally in a single ongoing book?!"

Collins went on to name Zero Hour, 1,000,000, Age of Apocalypse, Reign of the Supermen, The Clone Saga, Infinity Crusade, Operation Galactic Storm, and Maximum Carnage as examples of the kind of simple, back-to-basics storytelling that he wished today's publishers would go back to.

"And what's with the books costing $2.99 or even $3.99?" Collins added. "In my day, you didn't pay more than $1.99 for a book! That's insane! What other market has seen such a huge cost inflation?!"

None that we can think of off the top of our heads, excluding gasoline, real estate, automobiles, public transportation, groceries, and college tuition.

"Kids these days," sighed Collins, shaking his head, as he reflected on the nineties, a simpler time where the comic book industry was completely dissimilar from the bloated, unsustainable corporate behemoth that exists today.



Written or Contributed by Jude Terror


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The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:28 pm

Phewww! I thought my preference for an Star Sapphire Corps comic lead to this thread. :-D

I was going to complain about being called elderly! But I wasn't! :smt026 :-D
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GOSD

Everybody lies!

Postby GOSD » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Phewww! I thought my preference for an Star Sapphire Corps comic lead to this thread. :-D

I was going to complain about being called elderly! But I wasn't! :smt026 :-D


And yet, you are. :P
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:39 pm

:lol:

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:40 pm

GOSD wrote:
And yet, you are. :P


S.F. Jude Terror wrote::lol:


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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:04 pm

Livonia, MI?

Another 20 miles and I'd have thought you were writing about me back then.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:58 pm

Amoebas wrote:Livonia, MI?

Another 20 miles and I'd have thought you were writing about me back then.


You are elderly.

Want to borrow my "lawn" sign?
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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:05 pm

This was inevitable that the SC would get their own series. I expect Saint Walker, Ganther, the Indigo Tribe, the Black Lanterns, G'Nort, Kilowog and various other GL characters to get their own book soon.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:24 am

Generally speaking, though, we don't really need a sixth GL-themed book. We didn't even need a fourth or fifth, to be completely fair.
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GOSD

Everybody lies!

Postby GOSD » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:42 am

nietoperz wrote:Generally speaking, though, we don't really need a sixth GL-themed book. We didn't even need a fourth or fifth, to be completely fair.


No kidding.

Eventually, it'll wind down to one after all the fans leave these books due to Johns and Tomasi leaving.

The recent Red Lantern book was awful.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:26 am

Sinestro was so much more interesting when he was dead.
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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:25 pm

nietoperz wrote:Generally speaking, though, we don't really need a sixth GL-themed book. We didn't even need a fourth or fifth, to be completely fair.


Well DC needs to milk the franchise as much as it can, so no surprise here. I wonder if Mogo will get his own ongoing soon? :-D :-D :-D

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Green Lantern New Guardians
Red Lanterns
Larfleeze
Sinestro Corps

And thing is, they can double that with the various human GLs and other corps.
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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:37 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Green Lantern New Guardians
Red Lanterns
Larfleeze
Sinestro Corps

And thing is, they can double that with the various human GLs and other corps.


Don't worry they will soon. :-D :-D :-D
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:39 pm

GOSD wrote:
No kidding.

Eventually, it'll wind down to one after all the fans leave these books due to Johns and Tomasi leaving.

The recent Red Lantern book was awful.


Last month's ? That was like a padded filler issue.
This week's was much better.

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