Punchy wrote:There's a difference between not being dark and brooding and being anachronistic. Fawcett City felt like it didn't belong.
They can reinvent Fawcett City if they want but Billy Batson/Captain Marvel should never be dark, brooding, or even anachronistic. The difference between Captain Marvel and every other character is that he is the eternal optimist. He looks at the world through kid's eyes because he literally still is a little boy who has discovered this amazing world of magic and wonder. Yeah, the world around him is shit, we get that, but he doesn't because he is still capable of seeing the good in everyone and everything.
DC doesn't need to reinvent him to make him fit in with the rest of the DCnu, they need to give him to a writer who actually gives a shit about the character and wants to make readers care about him again. They have taken away the Big Blue Boy Scout and in a world now filled with Dark Knights it's a shame that they feel the need to get rid of the Big Red Cheese as well.