The Nacireman wrote:That doesn't necessarily make him a household name the way a Joker or Lex Luthor does.
I agree. Aside from a few I read as a kid, I have only been reading comics for the past four or five years. Speaking for myself, I can say that prior to a few years ago, I had never heard of Darkseid. I could easily see that many "new to comics" readers would be able to say this as well. Joker or Lex... those are much more recognizable. I wouldn't be surprised if many new readers don't even know for sure that Darkseid is a character—it could be an organization/faith/or whatever else. I think it's pretty easy for those of us immersed in comics to take for granted what is common knowledge.
fieldy snuts wrote:
Yeah I saw that. So much for all new stories that aren't bogged down with what happened before, only took them 0 days to break that promise
I don't think they are breaking that promise by including these cameos. They basically promised that readers won't need to know anything about past events to understand what is happening moving forward. Anything they need to know, the writers are supposed to recap. This "hooded figure" is not prominent. Most readers won't even notice her. She's not central to the stories being told right now, and if she does become important, it's a pretty safe bet that the writers will provide us with what we need to know about her.
Mammon, Fool Breaker wrote:I believe DC did a good job wirtting a solid introduction in the DC universe. Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, their most popular heroes currently all appear. Green Lantern plays 'fish out of water' to allow for Batman's explination of events. DC dosn't drop the whole universe on new readers. You don't even get the heroes real names yet.
^This. DC is trying to gain new readers. This book was written/presented in a way that supports that goal. It might be a little bland for some of the established readers, but we all knew this would be about the formation of the Justice League—it's bound to have to provide some information that many of us know.
I really liked how this book has introduced the characters so far. Letting the heroes trickle in allows new readers to be introduced to not only the characters, but also how the characters interact, without being overwhelmed with too much "new" at once.