Arion wrote:DC wants their customers to be exhausted, that way they'll keep buying stuff out of habit...
Zechs wrote:Exactly. They want to crush and grind your soul into buying what THEY want you to buy. Not what you want to buy. You like a once B list character? TOO BAD. Have our favorite Barbara Gordon, Barry Allen, or Hal Jordan. How can you ruin a simple concept like Superman? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, we put Scott Lobdell on ALL the books for a month and have him dictate the direction they go too. You think Teen Titans was bad then? Check it out now. It's fully 90s EXTREME MAN.
Well, that's one way to look at it. But couldn't it be argued that it's easier to just stop buying the bad and keep buying the good? I mean, I liked Geoff Johns' Justice League, I thought it was decent enough (though nowhere near as good as his Teen Titans run). But I dropped it to avoid this Trinity War crap. It was the fourth title I've dropped since the New52 started (where I'd started with fewer titles than pre-52). If you're tired of having pizza every night, eventually you're going to buy some ground beef and cook a freakin' burger.
Likely it's because they only care about the "young" market, remembering what stuff was like when they started in the business or stuff that really wowed the audience in the '90's, and are just expect that if they force history to repeat itself in terms of they gimmicks and weird designs, then history will also repeat financially. They never had a plan, they just said "forget these 'old' guys, let's pander to the horny teen boys and we'll be alllll-right!"
My fatigue comes, perhaps not so much from the very pedantic new Doomsday design, but rather that it is further evidence that DC is not waking up and realizing their mistakes. I just don't think they're smart enough to make the connection that if I drop Batgirl (which is a possibility), it'll be because of their ridiculous new Ventriloquist or the ludicrous fawning over Batwoman a few issues before. I'm betting they'll blame the "dreaded GIRL" writing the title or that the costumes weren't revealing enough. If I wrote them a well-worded, polite letter spelling this out to them, and they actually read it, I'd still be unconvinced they'd understand. "This letter makes several good points and has correct grammar and spelling. We should ignore this person because he's clearly not in our target demographic. Now, how can we put more pouches on Deathstroke's face?"
Now I need to go punch something.