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28 / M / Denver, Colorado
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Posted 4/17/14
I have not enjoyed a DC comic sence theme new 52 reboot. And I am a Batman fan.
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Posted 4/24/14 , edited 4/24/14
New 52 and Marvel's subsequent re-do ruined comics for me and destroyed the years of great Batman writing and multi-series continuity that was my bread and butter in western comics. I also loved X-Men on the Marvel side and that just got trashed also.

They lost a big customer when they decided to ruin it all and charge everyone to re-tell the old stories with a fresh coat of paint and a ton of changes.
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Posted 4/25/14
They've rebooted the mainstream series several times in the past. What makes this time so different?

And did you know that Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus, along with several others, weren't part of the original X-men comics? When they were added it wasn't a complete reboot but it was a new starting point for the series. Now they're considered classics.

I don't know DC as well as I know Marvel but I'm sure it's along the same lines. I only commented because you brought Marvel into it... Oh and by the way, if it weren't for the reboot, I wouldn't have gotten into the comics much at all.
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Posted 5/3/14
The only new 52s I have are Catwoman and Harley Quinn (and I think Zatanna if the ones I bought were the new 52s for it). I have finished or started some of them yet.
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Posted 5/21/14

Continuity is a great thing for comics but it becomes a straight jackets after a while. Sometimes wiping the slate clean has some good results
I just kind of wish they had the Guts to really wipe the slate clean. That is my biggest complaint about the reboot. They want to start over but at the same time they don't want to change the top selling books. A half-assed reboot and then stucco the cracks and hope no one looks too hard is what bugs me most about these things.

the Earth 2 series is a full ground zero reboot and that has been one of the most interesting books to me. A world where Wonder Woman was the first public hero, where Superman has been corrupted by Darkside and where a new generation of "Wonders" is taking the front line against the forces of evil.

I guess the main factor in the 52 Reboot is it lets them play with all the toys in a fresh way. New Anti-Monitor to play with, with new backstory and new purpose. A young Ted Kord alive and well and wondering what to do with himself. Lex Luthor on the Justice League. These are actually things I'm enjoying. It's stuff the new continuity gives them room to do. I'm fine with that

but I don't like how they just kind of dropped us in the middle of the world and don't tell us what led up to this point.. It's like trying to put a puzzle together only you have pieces from a half dozen different boxes.



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Posted 6/18/14
I've enjoyed many titles from DCs new line; Wondys run is proving to be very good; as is Captain Marvels.
Nightwing and Batman/Robin are also good for the Bats fans, and Swamp Thing is another that can kind of be a hidden gem.
They launched the N52 with the intention of streamlining their current works; as well as bringing their older runs up to the current timeline with the Crisis. While the job has been a bit shoddy in some respects, it's been pretty healthy for the DC universe thus far.
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Posted 6/23/14
I got into DC Comic again after New 52, having found the continuity and lore a difficult jungle to navigate. However, I left about as fast I have arrived after a year since they kept canceling all my favorite comics in favor of more Batman, the one thing I did not want (seriously, since New 52 there's been... fourteen publications included in the Bat Family? Insane). The Edge, The Dark and Young Justice barely exist and new publications are rarely given time to find their audience (despite what they say, a year is hardly enough time for a comic to root itself).

But more than that, I found the New 52, ironically, empty of interesting lore and history. The very thing stopping me from becoming more devoted, well, I started missing it. Though I griped then, I actually enjoyed looking things up on Wikipedia and or DC Comics Wikia and figuring things out. My favorite read of all the New 52 was Batman and Green Lantern, a comic that was only semi-rebooted and a comic that wasn't rebooted at all.

And their upcoming event, Future's End, looks like all kinds of awful so I don't really regret it.
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Posted 6/24/14
I heard about it and i am pretty excited to see it ,lately i am reading some books about christian books that i bought from http://www.sacrum.fi/ and i am almost done about it and comics now is my new plan to read when i have a free time.
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Posted 7/22/14

ThatSwedishGuy wrote:

I got into DC Comic again after New 52, having found the continuity and lore a difficult jungle to navigate. However, I left about as fast I have arrived after a year since they kept canceling all my favorite comics in favor of more Batman, the one thing I did not want (seriously, since New 52 there's been... fourteen publications included in the Bat Family? Insane). The Edge, The Dark and Young Justice barely exist and new publications are rarely given time to find their audience (despite what they say, a year is hardly enough time for a comic to root itself).

But more than that, I found the New 52, ironically, empty of interesting lore and history. The very thing stopping me from becoming more devoted, well, I started missing it. Though I griped then, I actually enjoyed looking things up on Wikipedia and or DC Comics Wikia and figuring things out. My favorite read of all the New 52 was Batman and Green Lantern, a comic that was only semi-rebooted and a comic that wasn't rebooted at all.

And their upcoming event, Future's End, looks like all kinds of awful so I don't really regret it.


I've gotten Future's end so far and honestly you made the right move there. It's not a good story, they are trying to play the "Don't you want to know what happened in the next five years, oh the horror" but it's really falling flat and it's pretty obvious none of this will actually mean anything. Whole thing just feels like a bad "What if?" sort of story



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Posted 8/4/14 , edited 8/4/14
I'll have to check out that New 52 Aquaman.
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Posted 8/5/14

Greylurker wrote:


ThatSwedishGuy wrote:

I got into DC Comic again after New 52, having found the continuity and lore a difficult jungle to navigate. However, I left about as fast I have arrived after a year since they kept canceling all my favorite comics in favor of more Batman, the one thing I did not want (seriously, since New 52 there's been... fourteen publications included in the Bat Family? Insane). The Edge, The Dark and Young Justice barely exist and new publications are rarely given time to find their audience (despite what they say, a year is hardly enough time for a comic to root itself).

But more than that, I found the New 52, ironically, empty of interesting lore and history. The very thing stopping me from becoming more devoted, well, I started missing it. Though I griped then, I actually enjoyed looking things up on Wikipedia and or DC Comics Wikia and figuring things out. My favorite read of all the New 52 was Batman and Green Lantern, a comic that was only semi-rebooted and a comic that wasn't rebooted at all.

And their upcoming event, Future's End, looks like all kinds of awful so I don't really regret it.


I've gotten Future's end so far and honestly you made the right move there. It's not a good story, they are trying to play the "Don't you want to know what happened in the next five years, oh the horror" but it's really falling flat and it's pretty obvious none of this will actually mean anything. Whole thing just feels like a bad "What if?" sort of story


I dropped Future's End after 7-8 issues simply because of it's horrible writing which surprised me as Brian Azzarello was doing such a phenomenal job on Wonder Woman.

The problem, I found, with the book is that the story was too scattered for too long. You had numerous different characters doing numerous different and unconnected things and none of it was coming together. I don't know how DC expect Future's End to go on for 60+ issues with that type of quality. Also, like Batman Eternal (which I keep pulling), it was a weekly comic priced like a monthly comic.
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Posted 8/11/14
Justice League Dark, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Constantine and The Phantom Stranger are some of my favorite reads in the New 52 lineup. Oh, I also really enjoy the Aquaman solo book!
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I LIKE COURT OF OWLS AND JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM WHICH I HAVENT READ MUCH YET BUT THEY ALL LOOK GOOD
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Personally, I don't like DC's New 52 but I do understand why it was made. I still think they should do it like Marvel's "Marvel Now" with a line of comics that doesn't effect the main overall storyline of the characters. And with the whole "grittydarkrealism" everyone is getting can be appealing to some people, but not for me.

In general terms, I don't like the Superman and Wonder Woman "reboots" and would prefer the originals any day of the year. Still, I think it's thanks to New52 that got me interested in Harley Quinn. That said, I have been hearing lots of good things as of late, including Batwoman and Earth 2. So I will give each a shot once this month's over. Hopefully.
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THe only ones i've got on my pull are

Batman - Snyder may go down as one of the top 5 best batman writers once his run is all wrapped up, and Greg's art adds to snyder's style of writing, it's definitely the quality title of the new 52. Zero Year was a little dragged out, and Death of the family's ending fell flat. court of owls is the highlight of his run so far and is a must read for any batman fan.

Green lantern - Been reading GL titles since i was 9, my favorite DC franchise! that being said the stories have been kinda meh. the artwork is good from billy tan


Green Lantern corps - the writing and plots are better int hsi title tha in the main series and spotlights more chracters, way mroe chracters, and more John Stewart. it ususally crosses with the main series so the storylines intersect seveeral times with the mains series but the writting is better.

Green lantern New Guaridans - it features my favorite DC character, Kyle Rayner, and this is my favorite title so far of the new 52 green lantern run, not because it just features Kyle, but it's the book that embraces the scfi/mystery element. It's a very different title compared to it's other GL titles. it keeps itself distinct and the writing and plots are very interesting. You don't have to be a Green lantern fan to read this book.

Red Lanterns - this book got TONS better when Soule got onboard, some consider it the best lantern title out there, it'sdefintiley the more fun title, the art is decent, has good humor and the action is pretty cool.

Sinestro - Cullen Bunn was BORN to write villain comics, he totally got John's take on Sinestro down to the core, writes him dare I say even better than Johns. it's starting off pretty slow the action is starting up next issue though, if your a fan of the chracter try this out, im sure you wont be disappointed.

Green Arrow- Dropping as soon as Lemire and sorrentino are off, i enjoyed the artwork more than the story, the action is good the plot is meh. if you do pick this title up wait for the TPB,

Grayson - MEGA MEH! wil be dropping! biggest mistake trying to turn Dick Grayson into basically DC's version of Winter Soldier. there was absolutely nothing wrong with Kyle Higgins Nightwing run, in fact it was the best bat book out there, DC really screwed the pooch with this one. Don't bother picking this one up.
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