BarryJordan wrote:let me clarify...it's not so much that I don't follow it..it's that Morrison's M.O. of using obscure characters turns me off the book. I know I'm in the minority but I'm also not real big on the New Gods to begin with. This to me is not the payoff I've hoped for...I think DC has ruined the Monitors,One Year later has had mixed results and Countdown was a clusterfuck...my budget just can't continue to support stuff I'm not enjoying out of brand loyalty...for that reason DC has lost most of my business at least for right now
OK, that I understand. I disagree. But I understand.
ETA: Let me expand on that. I really enjoy when a book/film/comic/whatever makes me rip open an encyclopedia or go on-line, etc., and look things up.
In chat each night, a few real DC gurus show up, and I always have questions for them. Especially when PT was turning me onto the Legion, for example.
I LIVE for this kind of thing. Obscure characters, wild ideas, all of it. I need to look into every panel, look-up characters, divine the occult meanings of things, the whole nine yards.
So, it's just a difference in approach, really. I really understand your feelings, I just disagree.