BlueMole wrote:Some of these books haven't been good in a while. Stop pretending like they were.
It really wasn't that
long ago that Teen Titans was a really good book. It's not like somebody came along and did such irreparable damage to the brand that they couldn't just put a good writer on the book to fix things.
I'll take Lobdell terribly writing some characters that fanboys have little attachment to
Lobdell is writing Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and soon Superman. Aside from Bunker, Skitter, and Solstice who are these characters than fanboys don't have an attachment to? Tim Drake and Superboy were popular enough to have a long running solo series. Starfire and Roy Harper have been major parts of the Teen Titans for years.
then people trying to say that Felicia Henderson's Teen Titan run isn't utter crap because ten years ago they liked a book featuring Tim, Cassie and Superboy.
Yeah but without the reboot the Tim, Cassie, and Superboy from 10 years ago would still exist and Scott Lobdell or any writer could continue to write about them. Lets say that after his run on Batman and Swamp Thing, DC decides to hand Scott Synder the reins of Teen Titans. He and any subsequent writer, now have to write the DCnU versions of the characters instead of the previous incarnations. This is one of my biggest problems with the reboot. I have no attachment these new versions of any of these new characters and because of that, I do not feel compelled to buy their comics. Top it off with the fact that the stories are as bad as, if not worse than the previous stories...and I just don't see how the ends justify the means. So yes, maybe the books sucked at the time of the relaunch but they still suck now and we are left with stripped down characters devoid of any growth or development.