I totally agree.Originally Posted by Patrick Gerard
Granted, it's just my opinion. But when you look at stuff like JLDark/I, Vampire from this last week, that's KICK-ASS stuff. How good is All Star Western or Batman or Batwoman or Supergirl or Action or Demon Knights or a number of other books?
I mean, I guess I don't get it. I see why people hate Azzarello's direction on WW, even though I love it. But I can't understand how someone can't just be loving Animal Man or Swamp Thing or I, Vampire.
Again, I guess it's just me.
Well, I speak solely for me, ML. But since you asked:
I really didn't like what I heard about the DCNU, and the changes they made. So, yes, I set the bar high. I said, "You have one issue to impress me, or I drop it." I got all the number ones. None of the ones you mention made teh cut for me.
I like superhero comics. For me, among other things, this means costumes, powers, secret IDs, the whole bit.
Animal Man: no secret ID, Maxine becomes creepy kid (over done bit by this point), and the blood flowing from Buddy's eyes just got me to the not interested point pretty quickly.
Swamp Thing: no costume, no secret ID, and a confusing start. "I was never Swamp Thing," which the rest of the issue seems to contradict. It just didn't grab me.
I, Vampire: the whole thing was cliche central. There's this good vampire, who just wants to be left alone, but there are these bad vampires who want to kill everyone, and one of them is the hero's ex lover. Seen it before, lots of places. I'm picky about my vampires these days because I've read some great stuff. The Dresden Files, In the Blood by PN Elrod, the Sookie Stackhouse books are all, IMHO, great stories with really well done vamps in them.
None of those books, nor most of the DCNU, seemed worth the money to me, and I wasn't wild about rewarding them with my cash for a lot of changes I don't like.
I'm glad folks are enjoying, it's great for them and DC both.
I just am not one of them.
And I've been reading comics pretty steady since the early 80s.
I don't have a top 10 print comics atm. I think I'm only buying 10 DC total, after my issue 6 cullings.
Current Favorite DC Book: Calendar of Small Events
Current Favorite Marvel Book: Hawkeye
And just let me say that I don't read Marvel not because I hate Marvel. I don't read Marvel because I cannot afford to invest myself in another universe. I just can't. I have always seen myself as a fan of the DCU, not necessarily of individual comics. If I bought DC AND Marvel, well, I wouldn't have beer money.
But I love the show.