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So DC comics earlier this year launched the New 52 series

I personally think that the new comics have been great, I recently picked up Batman the Court of Owls and it was amazing, in my mind it was a good purchase for sure

So what are your thoughts on the new 52? was it a good direction to go? Or has it completely ruined Aqua Man for you?


And if someone could please explain to me why it's called The New 52 that would be great.....
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Posted 11/14/13
Haven't picked it up to read it yet, but I don't like the idea of replacing the calssical Lobo that I grew up to love and know so well.
*sigh*
I think DC is just trying to create an excuse to have their own "Deadpool"
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I pretty much gave up on both DC and Marvel a few years ago when they kept creating massive multi-title tie-in series. And then DC creating their whole "new" reinvention scheme... well, I've got better ways to spend my money.
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the reboot has made me pretty grumpy. there are some great books out there from DC though. Aquaman is really good. so are Animal Man, Swamp Thing and All Star Western.
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Posted 12/13/13

SquallFire wrote:

So DC comics earlier this year launched the New 52 series

I personally think that the new comics have been great, I recently picked up Batman the Court of Owls and it was amazing, in my mind it was a good purchase for sure

So what are your thoughts on the new 52? was it a good direction to go? Or has it completely ruined Aqua Man for you?




I really like the New 52. I've liked comics since I was a kid and I have my favorite heroes and what not, but over the last few years it's been a bit difficult to follow comics due to such extensive continuities, etc.

New 52 essentially streamlines things and makes it easier for someone who isn't so well versed to pick up and follow.

As for ruining Aquaman, he's become a total boss now. I definitely like what Geoff Johns did with the character.

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I think the New 52 was important; DC has a wonderful arsenal of characters, and a lot of them were just out of stories to tell. One who comes to mind is the Green Arrow - writers were refusing to take him on or continue because there was nothing left, and a total reboot of the DC universe was a great idea, but it was executed poorly. The New 52 is entering its third year, and some are saying that it's just now beginning to get good, and I am one of those people. There were a lot of bad things about the New 52, but there are some good.

I think a lot of people are just distressed by how abrupt it may have seemed. An entire reboot is drastic, but I'm hoping to see better days in DC soon enough!

And Aquaman is totally cool now, so rock on!
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Posted 12/14/13
One thing I also like about the New 52 (which a lot of people don't) is how most of the characters got redesigned costumes. I think a more contemporary look suits the vast majority of the DC cast and just makes it more "believable".

Now I know these stories aren't supposed to be "believable" but I've always taken issue with how these characters, for years, fought in spandex with their undies on the outside Now, at least, the attire looks somewhat battle ready.
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I think one of the best things to come out of the New 52 was a lot of DC's fringe titles.

Swamp Thing
Animal Man
All Star Western
Earth 2

These are some of my favorite books right now. Kind of enjoying He-Man as well

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Posted 12/28/13

ohsostarryskyed wrote:

I think the New 52 was important; DC has a wonderful arsenal of characters, and a lot of them were just out of stories to tell. One who comes to mind is the Green Arrow - writers were refusing to take him on or continue because there was nothing left, and a total reboot of the DC universe was a great idea, but it was executed poorly. The New 52 is entering its third year, and some are saying that it's just now beginning to get good, and I am one of those people. There were a lot of bad things about the New 52, but there are some good.


Have you read the New 52 Green Arrow? If so would you consider it worth reading? I actually do quite like Green Arrow but I didn't pick up the graphic novel N52 collection because I read that it was really bad, at least at the beginning, what do you think?
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The New 52 was alright. Up until a few months ago I was reading Suicide Squad, Batman, Detective Comics, Batgirl, and Redhood and the Outlaws.
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Posted 12/29/13

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ohsostarryskyed wrote:

I think the New 52 was important; DC has a wonderful arsenal of characters, and a lot of them were just out of stories to tell. One who comes to mind is the Green Arrow - writers were refusing to take him on or continue because there was nothing left, and a total reboot of the DC universe was a great idea, but it was executed poorly. The New 52 is entering its third year, and some are saying that it's just now beginning to get good, and I am one of those people. There were a lot of bad things about the New 52, but there are some good.


Have you read the New 52 Green Arrow? If so would you consider it worth reading? I actually do quite like Green Arrow but I didn't pick up the graphic novel N52 collection because I read that it was really bad, at least at the beginning, what do you think?


It got better, but it's not one of my favorites, no. I'd try later TPBs if you'd like to see how it goes. Green Arrow is one of my favorites, too! But his beginning in the N52 was...a thing.
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For me, I was young and really wanted to get into comics but when there's 700 Batman comics plus the whole Detective comics series, you just don't know how and where to start. When the New 52 series happened it widely opened the world and let me easily slide in (dragging a few friends with me of course) as well as introducing me to far more than just the Gotham heroes and villains which I had previously tried to get in to.

I understand why the older generations that had been following many of these series for much longer might not like any of the changes but it helped get a whole new generation of readers, including me, to get in to comics so I think it was a good thing.
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well that is true, it was a good thing for the most part, I mean they even managed to make Aquaman, Swamp Thing, and Animal man has cool has Batman when they were either unheard of or the lamest heroes you could think off. There were quite a few titles I never would of pick up if they hadn't done the new 52.

while lots of good idea's did come from the new 52, my only deal is they Ruined Green Arrow and Static Shock, but at lest they fixed Green Arrow started with issue 17, and now Green Arrow is getting really good, and Ollie is start to act more like his TV counter part on Arrow witch is probably a good thing.
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New 52 was what got me into reading DC Comics so I have to thank it for that. That said I've moved onto being a trade reader simply because weekly comics just don't do it for me. That said some of my favorites have been Green Arrow with Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis really showed the world why Aquaman is great and as a Aquaman fan I'm really enjoying how that book has been. It's the Aquaman book his fans honestly deserve. Earth Two with James Robinson and Nicola Scott was really good. I haven't had a chance to read Tom Taylor's issues yet but I've heard they're just as solid. Finally Superman and Wonder Woman, Charles Soule that man gets it right each and every time. It doesn't help he has Tony Daniel on art duties but his writing has been really solid.

Looking forward to talking with you people more.
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Posted 4/13/14 , edited 4/13/14
Booster Gold is the only hero that i would read comics again for.
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