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No it was not. If you like crappy villains, terrible payoffs (actually the whole era between the revelation of the father of the baby -> Zatanna's mindwipe was the lowest the book hit)
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Stephen Day wrote:
Well, just before it to be exact.
I've been thinking about this for awhile and I've come to the conclusion that my enjoyment of DC overall was stronger before OYL than it has been after. Before OYL I was adding more titles to my pull list and reading a larger number of series from DC than I had in years. There seemed to be a coherence to the DCU and things seemed to be moving in an exciting direction. After OYL that feeling for me was gone. Stories I liked were still there to be found, but the list of series I was getting from DC began to steadily drop.
Looking back, I don't think DC has recovered from this misstep. Overall the DCU seems to be moving in a hundred different directions at once and that excitement over wanting to see where things are going is gone. There are exceptions of course; Blackest Night looks good as an example and Secret Six is an amazing series as another. It seems like these exceptions are becoming fewer and fewer though.
Keep in mind, this is just my opinion. I know there are people who still have that sense of excitement and are loving where DC is heading. I'm happy that this is the case.
Sadly, I'm not one of them.
Being a Marvel fan since I started reading comics, DC had for the first time put out enough titles that I wanted to read to the point where my buy ration between the two was even.
Sadly enough, they have lost their momentum with their recent decisions. At this point everytime I see a DC book, I see a Marvel book next to it that I want to read more.
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Final Crisis is to blame for all this.
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I agree 100%. Pre-OYL DC was fantastic. Exciting, well-written, tightly plotted, etc. Then everything fell apart faster than Lindsay Lohan's career.
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Alex Delarge wrote:Final Crisis is to blame for all this.
Final Crisis was a misstep, but sadly the stumbling began well before that.
On a brighter note, I am hoping that Blackest Night might be the point where they start to regain their footing.
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I gave up on DC after the Meltzer reboot of JLA. The series had been so damn good before, especially with Crisis of Conscience. That was great stuff. The reboot was okay for about six issues -- okay, but nothing great -- and then it just sank. I haven't read any JLA since, and I lost all interest in Batman when RIP turned into a surreal, pointless event.
Now, I don't read any DC titles. With crap like One More Day, never-ending Secret Invasion, Final Crisis and the like, I've basically given up on superhero comics. I know there are a few good titles from both companies that are consistent. But I no longer get that "wow" feeling when I read these stories anymore. That's because I no longer care what happens next.
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