syxxpakk wrote:So then which books don't make the cut? I'm down with Liefeld's stuff getting cut.
Well, obviously now we know that there were several First Wave books that didn't exactly live up to expectations. There definitely would have been a problem deciding which DCU books to cancel and which DCnU books to launch but that's where test markets come in.
I see what you're saying, but if they go that route I still like the whole idea of the "52" (as a gimmick, I don't know, I just think it's clever).
They could still go the "52" route, I was just saying that they don't really have to be married to the idea. They could have went with 60 books and I think it still would have been viable. They could have split the titles right down the middle or went a little more on one side and I really don't think that it would have been as much of a problem. Just so long as an alternative was being offered.
But I mean, yeah, sure toss in about 10 books or so for the old fans and I wouldn't mind and you would all probably enjoy that.
Absolutely, I mean I would like to think that we would get a little more than 10 books...
...however, just the knowledge that those of us who still wanted to read about the characters that we knew and cared about weren't being ignored would have been enough for most of us. The fact that a line of books was still being published that acknowledged that all the DC characters still existed and new stories of their adventures could still be told would have been a blessing.
My main point is this: a lot of posters complain that the new 52 ruined DC for them and they want their old DC back - but in doing so, what you're asking for is to ruin it for some others. Granted, you Grayson are being a lot more reasonable with your "compromise"-suggestion!
I know, it's been 2 years. Obviously the New 52 isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so you have to adapt your argument. I may not like most of the DCnU but until September, I am still buying 3-4 of their monthly titles. Obviously somebody in that company is still doing something right. Before those who dislike the DCnU jump down my throat, notice that I said "somebody" and not "everybody." I think the DCnU still has a LOT of problems. If I had my choice, I would still choose the previous DCU but it's time to move on and adapt. However, I still encourage people to go to conventions and ask DC when Wally West is coming back.