Alex Ross has some trash to talk about DC and Marvel's hard and soft rebooting.
Source: Bleeding Cool
For the past decade or so, Alex Ross has refused to do any work on a character or property that has experienced any kind of change or growth since 1960, so it is perhaps unsurprising that he is not a fan of the recent trend of reboots and drastic change at DC and Marvel. In an interview on Bleeding Cool, a staunchy anti-spoiler website, Ross had the following to say:
[The New 52] is a tough thing to see. All those comics that you grew up reading, none of them count. It's not quite an all-service kind of menu of storytelling. Marvel did their Ultimates by saying "Hey, you can either jump on board, or you can read the regular stuff, it's ok." There's no forced "This is it, and this is all it's ever going to be."
The worst part of this is that these are all fictional worlds that can be as widely inclusive or as resurrecting of old concepts and character designs as it wants to be. So, why isn't it malleable to all the readers interests? Why not make all of that available in your library? Doing Kingdom Come, I never expected my designs to become any type of instructions or wave of change within the company.
Ross's complaints echo those of many fanboys, for whom the discontinuation of the old DC Universe has been a drastic blow. Many fans spent their entire lives collecting DC Universe comics, and the reboot makes that valuable and important pursuit seem like a waste of time.
Read the full interview here.
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror