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holtom2000 wrote:Don't you find a big reason for this title doing so well, outside johns writing it, is that it has so few changes from what just happened?
Generally speaking of course.
Absolutely -- I wouldn't be reading it otherwise. Johns had done a significant amount of world-building in Aquaman's story in Brightest Day, and while I get the feeling that he doesn't feel entirely bound by that work, clearly much of the characterization remains intact.
To the greater part about change: I don't want to belittle anyone's enjoyment of the New 52, nor do I want to pretend that the old DC Universe didn't have its problems. It did. There were lots of problems, some of them horrific.
But for me, I think some of the changes with the New 52 have been overdone and overblown. You can reset a universe without changing everything that has gone before, without making the massive changes that have resulted in things like the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans run never happening -- and no matter how anyone wants to slice that, that run CLEARLY didn't happen, yet characters who were expressly created during that run are active.
Aquaman makes as much sense as it does because it didn't change everything that come before. I'm glad for that.