Of Popped Collars and Pinstripeson August 31, 2011
THE HIJINKS ENSUE STORE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BUY STUFF!!!
I’m not that into DC comics proper these days. Their movies, cartoons, etc certainly have my attention, but floppy, paper comic-wise I’m pretty out of the loop. From an outsider perspective the whole reboot/relaunch seems like a drastic grab for attention and money, which I in-no-way fault DC for. They need both desperately, and they certainly should do what they need to in order to hold on to their audience in a dying industry for a few more years while they figure out the next steps (though I doubt they are anywhere near close to figuring such steps out).
On the other hand, it seems like a much-needed course correction for an insanely complicated and convoluted continuity that has been running out of control for over 40 years. Perhaps a 9 year old kid that starts reading DC comics today will find this new unified universe MUCH easier to grok than I did coming into it in the early 90′s. I wish DC all the best, and I hope this stunt brings more mainstream media attention to comics in general, but I suspect they are only delaying the inevitable. What are comic books, if not little monthly newspapers about aliens and robots (and sometimes alien robots… I’m looking at YOU BRAINIAC, you big jerk.)
Sidenote: From an artist’s perspective, the new costumes take WAY LONGER to draw.
- 5 things we liked (and 5 we didn’t) about DC’s rebooted Justice League #1
- Fake DC Comics reboot ad better than any legit DC Comics reboot ad
- We have a very spoilery discussion about Justice League with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
- This Wednesday, DC Comics goes all in
COMMENTERS: Did you pick up any of the new 52 #1 titles? What do you think? Those that didn’t, what do you think of the DC relaunch in general (Zod)?