I have read comic books since I was three. I learned to read from comic books. I love them all. The major ones. The minor ones. The independents. The mini comics. It's the comic format.
What I am sick of is this event thing that the two big boys in the industry try every year. They attempt to re imagine their respective universes.
And what happens, say six months later?
(Say it with me)
Everything goes back to the way it was.
Simple, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
We are talking about characters that have been around for a very long time.
When Marvel and DC make movies of their characters they don't go with whatever they are screwing up at the moment. They go with the original.
Because they know it's what the readers want.
We don't want re imaginings, we want what we have always had.
The original characters in great stories.
The companies need to realize that we read for the stories.
They need to write better stories, not shake things up.
DC is introducing a new storyline that will streamline their titles. A lot of very interesting things will fall by the wayside. It has always been the risky stuff that made DC for me.
Things like 'Mazing Man, Ambush Bug and most of the Vertigo line.
Here's the story from Geeks of Doom;
Go ahead and read it. It's appalling.
The smartest thing that DC and Marvel could do at this point would be to develop electronic comic readers exclusive to their companies where people could subscribe to comics, get exclusive downloads and read more comics.
And still print comics because old fuddy duddys like myself love the printed stuff.
So, in the end; stop with the event crap, write better stories, don;t forget what got you there and try out this new gizmo I suggested.
As for me? I'm going to go read some old Iron Man with George Tuska art. I loves me some George Tuska art.