GiveWarAChance wrote:I would say I read about 50-55 comic books a month. Out of that number 5 are from DC. That is the highest amount of DC comics I have read monthly in 25+ years of reading comics. To me the reboot works great. I like not having to deal with all the continuity. As a Marvel fan though I would be pissed if they rebooted all their comics. I'm thinking about picking up a few more titles from DC when the next wave of releases come out.
Long story (that I'll try and make shorter) but when I started collecting in 1984/5 all of my friends were Marvel Zombies. The corner store where I was getting my comics only carried 8 per month... 4 DC and 4 Marvel. I read through the Marvel books so fast that I started getting DC books just to have something else to read and got hooked.
At my peak reading in about 2003 I was getting 60-65 monthly books and it was a 50-50 split (though mini's or one shots would often push it one way or the other) between the two. Since Identity Crisis in 2004 my DC percentage has shrunk from 50% to 45%, then 40% and is, right now about 25% of my monthly buying with a few more books on the chopping block. Marvel has been the beneficiary as I've added mostly Marvel books to my pull list with a few Dynamite in there as well (can't wait for the new Shadow series!!!).
Didio, Lee, Morrison and Johns and their stories and overall direction of the DCU has been the principle reason for me dropping (though Johns was, at one time, AMAZING with JSA, Stars and STRIPE etc.).