AngusH wrote:I'm not reading, and to be honest, I think DC are making a mistake with Batman Eternal and Futures End.
Why reboot the universe if you are going to already have "near future" events? They should be building new stories and developing characters in new and interesting ways, rather than creating 'Age of Ultron'-esque crap that will not end up coming to pass, otherwise are we going to be reading references to events in these events across all DC books over the next 3-5 years? Or will all books just have a "5 years later" intro at some point?
Got me on that one; I wouldn't be doing it for the exact reasons you just stated.
I'm reading it, TBH, in the hopes that it helps pull together some of the lesser characters who are going to be in it like Grifter, who is a longtime favorite, as well as Mr. Terrific, who is also a favorite.
DC...maybe I'm interpreting it incorrectly, but I just have this basic feeling when I read DC books that they're jittery. Like they don't really know what they want to do, now that the relaunch is a fading memory and they are 30 issues or more into this thing.
Shared universe? Separate stories? How much interaction, or how little? Continuity? No continuity, as in do we ignore everything that a previous creator did?
I just get the feel that DC, with Futures End...I think they desperately don't want to end up where they were with the previous version of the DC Universe...but they don't really know where they want to go, either. So you keep "Crisising" the line until you figure it out.
That's just my feel.