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Rumor: DC to Abandon DC You Principles, Go Back to Nu52 Basics

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, August 25 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Rumor: DC to Abandon DC You Principles, Go Back to Nu52 Basics

A new report from Bleeding Cool says DC is instructing creators to "stop Batgirling" and "go back to meat and potatoes."

Source: Bleeding Cool

According to Bleeding Cool lead rumormonger and fellow cancer to fandom Rich Johnston, DC Comics has been spooked by its sales slump and is close to abandoning the principles of its DC You relaunch to return to its previous strategy, DC Some of You. Johnston says that DC editorial, and these are actual quotes here, have been telling creators to "stop Batgirling" and "go back to meat and potatoes." Concentric circles were just too confusing. Instead, we'll just have one circle. Maybe a square.

Johnston says that this new directive will manifest itself in ways such as Superman ditching the 90s jeans and t-shirt look, but we're actually more concerned with how it will affect unique books like Black Canary. Ironically, Batgirl herself will not be affected, as that book is doing well. Johnston suggests that comic book fans want their diversity in small doses, where it can be "special," calling readers "a lot more conservative than some people give them credit for."

But don't expect a return to the pre-Flashpoint universe. According to a report earlier today, The sales of Convergence weren't so hot either. We're talking Nu52 all the way, baby! The Nu 52 is back! Nu Nu 52! Wooo!

Meanwhile, comics luminary Rob Liefeld and his friends have other ideas for how to save DC Comics:


#FireDidio, eh? Et tu, Rob Liefeld?!


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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