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Would be Watcher

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Subj: I think wait and see will be my stance...
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 05:48:32 pm EDT (Viewed 100 times)
Reply Subj: So, what's your plan?
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 08:01:51 pm EDT (Viewed 142 times)

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ACTION COMICS. SUPERMAN. SUPERBOY. SUPERGIRL. Plus, JUSTICE LEAGUE and TEEN TITANS have involvement of the Superman Family characters.

What books, if any, will you be picking up?

I plan on picking up ACTION COMICS. Information we've gotten so far doesn't sound like NUperman is going to be my cup of tea, but I am trying very hard to remain "wait and see" and not fully judge it until I read it. I am willing to give Morrison a shot, because he's rarely let me down when it comes to Superman. Plus, I'm hoping Rags Morales will bring a pulpish feel to ACTION COMICS, even though I fully expect the book to be delays or fill-in artists since Morales, traditionally, has had trouble with deadlines.

I plan on picking up SUPERMAN. See my above comments about "wait and see." George Perez is George Perez, I look forward to seeing what he does with the character. I wish he was drawing, too... but I like Jesus Merino, so that's fine.

I will NOT be picking up SUPERBOY or SUPERGIRL. The information we have heard about those revamps sounds even less appealing than the SUPERMAN changes. So, I will pass them by. If they turn out to be good, I'll pick up back issues on eBay or trades down the road.

JUSTICE LEAGUE I am on the fence on, but leaning towards no. I've never quite warmed to Geoff Johns's Superman, outside of a few occassions and without a Superman I want to read, there's no real reason for me to pick it up. And, while I realize he is for a lot of people, Jim Lee is not a selling point for me. That's not a critique of his art; I recognize what people see in it. It's just not for me. Plus, like with ACTION COMICS, I'm worried about delays. (Johns and Lee both have a lot on their plate with their administrative duties and Johns is writing two (or three?) other books besides JUSTICE LEAGUE.)

See my comments re: SUPERBOY and SUPERGIRL, concerning TEEN TITANS.

So, what's your plan? I'M not buying a single book before I have some positive feedback. That being said, now I'm definitely having a negative filter about the new Superman. Which means that I'm partially conditioned to see and expect all negative possibilities and details in order to validate the negative feelings I have toward DC ATM. You can't play with the readers like that and expect to have no consequences. Let's just say that the tolerant and easily forgiving guy that I usually am has taken a leave of absence and I won't be hard to convince to close the door for good this time.

I must also say that I totally share RAB's feeling about the numerous retcons. Every time I was hopeful for the best, that they would take this opportunity to fix bigger problem from A to Z, and every time I was left wondering why? Why did they do that reboot? It wasn't necessary. Also, why only reboot some selected characters and not address the WHOLE picture when you press the reset button to set everything right for a new beginning? It's the DC UNIVERSE after all. A universe suggest interactions not isolation.

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