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Covenant

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Gernot 
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Subj: Re: Before ANYONE Tries To Straighten Out ANY Continuity...
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 10:42:12 am EST (Viewed 276 times)
Reply Subj: Before ANYONE Tries To Straighten Out ANY Continuity...
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 07:03:35 am EST (Viewed 290 times)

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DC and Marvel need to get their books out in front of the general, non-comics buying public; the ones who might see the new Superman or Batman movie and say, "Hey, I'd like to read some more adventures of theirs! Where do they SELL comics now?" and heads over to Barnes & Noble, only to be disappointed to only find $20-$30 books.

When the general public voices their displeasure at continuity being a mess, the publishers will straighten it all out. I think the public might be a LITTLE more leery of the violence in comics before they worry about how many "P's" are in Superman. \:\)


I remember when The Dark Knight film came out, people all around the world constantly heard that the big main influence on the film was Batman: The Killing Joke. Batman: The Killing Joke was a big influence on the film but so were the first two classic appearances of the Joker, Batman: Year One, several Two-Face comics, and several of the best Joker comics. Still, Batman: The Killing Joke got most of the attention.

Anyways at the time the general public not into comics was buying Batman: The Killing Joke. Batman: The Killing Joke was selling out at Amazon.com and at bookstores like Barnes and Noble nonstop. Several prominent comic book critics said at the time this was DC's chance to capitalize on the success of The Dark Knight film and do a Batman comic book event that would tie into the classic comic book elements presented in the film for the general public. However DC massively dropped the ball on this. They could have gotten Denny O'Neil, Steve Englehart and Ed Brubaker to come back to do new Batman comics with the same classic comic book feel as The Dark Knight. Instead DC did Batman RIP which just doesn't work at all for the general public and even most hardcore comic book readers have complained about.


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