Jim Lee I used to respect you. Your art inspired mine for many years especially the way you drew Batman, Poison Ivy, and Superman. However your actions and redesigns in the reboot and your treatment of DC characters has left me cold. The issue with the Harley Quinn contest is NOT the bloody tub scene! It's the fact that all four scenes do NOTHING to reflect Harley Quinn's character or explain who she is! It's a bland attempt at comedy and gives the idea that Harley is just a depressed woman with no laughter in most of her life. This is not just a reaction to Harley! You have allowed this to be done in both costume redesigns and the new origins and stories to international iconic characters like Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Poison Ivy, Starfire, Wondergirl, Superboy, and Raven (just to name a few) you have missed the very heart, soul, and purpose of why these characters were created, who their fans are, why they are who they are, who they are and what they stand for, and why theyâ€™ve been a success for decades! Your reboot has missed all those points and you have changed them for the worst! When you redesign and reboot characters, especially ones as iconic as DCâ€™s, you must know who they are and why theyâ€™re successful! You keep the elements that made them unique! The reboot refused to do that on every character but Batman, Superman (mostly), Animalman and Aquaman. Itâ€™s clear you have picked and chosen favorites. You chose who got to stay themselves and keep what made them iconic and who didnâ€™t. You have a responsibility to show the world who these characters are and why theyâ€™re successful despite how you feel about them! Changing them based on your tastes is not what you are to do! You are to embrace these characters and show the world who they are DESPITE your own personal tastes and how ridiculous they may seem. These characters were NOT created by you and it is your job to make sure their costumes, stories, and origins follow who they are and what they are meant to do. You have failed at this, both Dan and you. Iâ€™m sorry to say. You let your own personal judgment and views cloud your views and cast shadows of change on the DC Universe that have both lost the heart and soul of these characters and pushed away fans. Each character is unique and has a certain draw to them in comics. You and Dan had a job to secure that! When working with characters in any works of fiction, you must treat these characters as if they are real! Novels, TV, movies, comics, paintings, drawings, plays, it doesnâ€™t matter! In the world of fiction these characters are real and you must treat them as such with the utmost respect! Yet you and Dan failed to do so. That is what the New 52 rage is all about! That is why people are angry over the panels! Suicide and the bathtub have nothing to do with it! Itâ€™s the lack of understanding and supporting both your fans and characters, resulting in changing these characters origins, personalities, looks and everything based on your tastes that have launched all of this hate and outrage towards DC! You are heads of a company! You cater to your consumers! You do no cater to yourselves! You all promise after Flashpoint that the New Earth timeline would be relaunched with little changes so new and old readers would be able to start over with everything intact. Everything before was to be launched to issue one and the past twenty plus years would be explained! You failed to do that and you betrayed your fans, creators, and characters. Once you realize that truth, then maybe you can take steps to make amends. Stop blaming fans for â€œoverreactingâ€ or being â€œwrongâ€! You are a business and your core fans: their needs and views should come first! What they feel should be understood and respected! Remember they are the consumers of your product! You failed to do that in the New 52. Constantly blaming you core fan base and telling them theyâ€™re wrong for speaking out based on views and feelings on characters many have supported and loved all their lives is a poor and unethical business move on your part. Once you accept that what youâ€™ve done to the DC Universe has hurt both your business and your relationship with the fans, then maybe you can take the steps to fix this! Until then you will continue to see all this hate and outrage over your choices. Every action has a consequence. I say this as a fan of your work; you are dealing with the consequences of your actions. Defend your actions all you like, but you reap the seeds you have sewn.