I never say they did. I'm saying you can't be THAT shocked that people are offended by the concept. Which is the whole impetus of this discussion.
The book could be good, who knows, but sight unseen, just going by the concept alone, I have no qualms about people who have spent countless dollars supporting certain books and character having an issue with how those characters are being used.
Should they have a say in things? Not really, it's all in the company's hands, as it should be. But I think their complaints still have a limited amount of validity, even if silly and over-dramatic.
Sure you can say "but it's a comic book, who cares?" But that's just the tear. Some people do care. That's why they buy the books in the first place, despite it being a very expensive and often times unrewarding hobby.
I see what you mean, and I am right there with you on this for the most part. I was pissed when they killed off Blue Beetle years ago.
The difference is, with the advent of tumblr, we've been exposed to this sort of perversion of fan culture. Its a community of preteens who are still developing adult emotions, who latch onto things they like, share it, and spread it to others with similar interests. The problem is that its such a community of "patting each other on the back" that putting these teens together creates an overly-addicted and obsessive culture, where everything relies on the approval of each other, and focuses on like-minded people just circle jerking.
So basically tumblr is a steroid for any fan community, but just propagated by children who have a very poor understanding of what a fan community really is.
its a rant, i know, but thats why you see some of the most radical, outlandish, obnoxious conjecture out of tumblr. Its a bunch of know-it-all kids who are mad at their parents that "dont get them" and foster each other on the internet. There's a reason that there is an entire tumblr, with hundreds of subscribers that devoted to exposing how racist my white friend is for cosplaying the cartoon character Korra.