Superfamily have revamped origins, some of the previous history may or may not have happened.
Then you have Legion where they call the event Flash Point, and are all it's something else that happened in the 21st century that doesn't really seem to affect the future.
It's hard to believe I was once happy that Jim Lee was ensconced at DC. Unless he gives up redesigning characters, I hope he goes back to Marvel. I know that won't hppen as long as he's in his current position, but I can dream, can't I?
All I could think of when seeing Darkseid, he even drew them in similar poses LOL
Ugh... that Darkseid is awful.
Ugh... that Darkseid is terrible.
I really don't understand why they need to redesign everything.
It wasn't the costumes that had DC's sales in the crapper.
Less writting, more often than not I dont like the artwork any more, and they think they can tell a story with just their pictures (some can, many cant). But MORE COST.
I got out LONG ago. Miss the good ol days.
I think Marvel has only beaten them more recently because they have done a better job of publicity through the movies. That and die hard Marvel fans who are more fans of the product then quality. Not to say there aren't good Marvel comics but the majority of them aren't any better than DC.
Wonder Woman's collected edition announced.
Here are my latest reviews of DC books for Sciencefiction.com. I reviewed a couple of X-Books, too. You can click on my name to see everything I've written for them.
I, Vampire REALLY underrated and under-read. It's actually quite good, although its DC's poorest selling book.
Justice League Dark
In summary, Aquaman just KILLS it, Teen Titans is garbage, JLDark is intriguing, but not blowing my mind or anything and I, Vampire deserves more of a chance than it's being given.
Sorry, I found the first issue of I Vampire to be dreadful and just chiming in on the vampire teen romance crap phase.
I, Vampire was a comic story originally told in 1981 in House of Mystery and ran for 30 issues.
Not to say they didn't bring it back because of current vampire craze. And the only mention of storytelling I will make is comics in general aren't written the same today as they were back in the 80s.
I've been holding back on posting anything because I've had a hard time keeping up. A friend of mine has been letting me read his downloaded copies, though, so I'm getting caught up, and I've now read at least the first issue of everything, and am totally caught up on others.
Overall, it's a mixed bag for me. The two families I most cared about pre-DCnU are actually still pretty decent - Batman & GL. I'm not crazy about doing away with Oracle, but there is something great about having Babs back as Batgirl. (And what the hell happened to Batwoman? Did she get Jokerized at some point?) Otherwise, the Bat-titles seem fine. I'm really digging the Sinestro-with-ring thing, and I think New Guardians is funny - but so far Red Lantern Corps seems like a pointless book.
All-Star Western has been a pleasant surprise, and I like all three of the JL titles. Aquaman's also been fun, and I find myself wanting a lot more.
Not sure how I feel yet about Superman, Wonder Woman, Titans, and the two Legion books. Demon Knights may have potential, but it also may peter out.
I've already nixed about a dozen titles, but those were books/characters I was never really into - it's less about the reboot then it is about lack of general interest. Deathstroke's book is just stupid, IMO - let's see how much carnage we can cram into every issue? I'm still kind of appalled by Outsiders and Suicide Squad - conceptually, they're OK, but what the hell happened to Starfire & Harley Quinn? Not only are they both acting like tarts, neither character feels like they're being written even remotely like they should. (Again, IMO.)
Can't get into Stormwatch, as much as I like J'onn.
There's a few that I'm sort of watching-and-waiting on. Flash seems really dull to me....I hope it picks up once this clone story is over. Firestorm may have potential (though it seems they're totally rethinking Killer Frost). Hawkman also may go somewhere, but the Wolverine aspect of him (complete with endoskeletal claws now, thanks to the Nth metal?) seems derivative. Can I assume Shayera's missing because of Brightest Day? (in other words, that carried over post-Flashpoint?)
I still think DC could have benefited with an "Ultimates" universe, rather than scrapping a ton of great stories. And I wish I knew what still 'counted'.
But basically, like I said, it's DC's worst selling book and it absolutely doesn't deserve to be. Not with 'Red Hood' and 'Hawk & Dove' and so much other garbage out there. Even 'Teen Titans' is dreadful now. 'Vampire' is not my favorite book, but it's well-done and the creators seem to be putting in a lot of effort, which can't be said for so many other books in the DC New 52.
I'm not crazy about the new take on Ollie, for one, and I miss the JL-relationships. Any word on where the Atom is? And has the JSA been completely negated now?
I find it odd that Ryan Choi is now the Atom after having just been killed, but, so far, Ray Palmer is the only one who has been used in the New 52. I actually liked Ryan Choi, but the differences between him & Ray Palmer are minuscule at best(especially since the "reboot" makes them both blank slates).