I'll maybe check out Damage and The Silencer. Seems interesting enough.
I guess I don't really understand the point of this initiative. I suppose the point is that to keep your top talent happy and working on your core books you have to throw them a bone every once in awhile. This is like the 20th time DC or Marvel has tried this and it generally follows the same pattern: the #1s sell pretty well because of the talent and then people lose interest because it just doesn't matter - these characters will be forgotten and never used in the future, so what's the point? What frustrates me about this is there are so many existing DC properties that are under or unused that could be revitalized and actually folded into the big universe. Taking your very best talent and having them tied up for 6 months on pet projects just seems like a monumental waste to me. Why not give us JSA, LOSH, Shazam, Swamp Thing, Vixen, Booster Gold, Rip Hunter, Dr. Fate, a proper Earth 2, Captain Atom, and on and on? All of those properties can be a blank slate because of Rebirth and it may actually "matter" to the DCU going forward
Current Pull: Lazarus, Invincible, Seven to Eternity, Aquaman, Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lanterns, Nightwing, Titans, Trinity, Daredevil, Elektra, Royals, Black Panther, Archie, Ninjak.
Like many others on here, I'm not sure what to make of this announcement.
Part of me thinks that, based on what I've seen so far, it all looks quite exciting and worth checking out (assuming I can afford it of course ). I can see this being quite successful if the titles are all minis. The biggest draw for me personally would be New Challengers.
There's the other side of me though thinking 'Well, I'd probably prefer a new Shazam or Legion title though, if truth be told'.
Like many others have mentioned, I'll watch this with interest and see how things unfold. Maybe it's not the ideal way to utilise DC's talent pool though. Oh, and welcome back Kenneth Rocafort.
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2) Yes, there is room for Young Justice. They're their own generation, and as worthy of a book as their predecessors and successors.
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I think the big name creators on these books will keep them afloat but once Jim Lee or John Romita jump ship, I can see sales taking into cancellation levels. I applaud DC for trying new things but I wish these creative teams would have been put on books starring the JSA, Hawkman, Black Lightning, Zatanna, Shazam, and Vixen instead.
Currently Reading: Aquaman, Batgirl & The Birds of Prey, Green Arrow. Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps, Justice League of America, Titans, Wonder Woman, & Wonder Woman '77.
By starting fresh with a bunch of characters, they're hoping they won't alienate a section of the fanbase from the outset. They're hoping that fans will come for the creators, and stay for the characters, which tended to be the 90s model.
This is clearly a 90s-style initiative. They're trying to replicate the energy and success of the comics of that era. It's something that Dan goes back to a lot, at conventions, in meetings. He wants action-oriented, high energy comics. He thinks a lot of that is missing from the modern stuff.
Young Animal is avant-garde reinvention, 80s pre-Vertigo. Wildstorm is modern updates of paranoiac scifi. Rebirth is for classic takes on classic characters. Hanna Barbera is
And this is for new characters, with artist-driven stories, high energy and high action. I have no doubt that this is Didio's baby, just as Rebirth was Johns', Wildstorm is Jim Lee's, and Young Animal is an outgrowth of the Shelly Bond + Vertigo sensibility (creatively, Ellis and Gerard Way respectively, but I'm speaking of the editorial structure).
Don't worry. You'll get Shazam and Legion and JSA soon enough, after they cancel some lower performing Rebirth titles. But they're looking to diversify their customer base, and the 'remit' of Rebirth is such that they'll probably be selling new LEGION and SHAZAM and JSA titles to the already existing REBIRTH buyers. This is just something else.
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Currently on my digital bookshelf: Forever People (70s), Mister Miracle (70s), New Gods (70s), Swamp Thing (70s & 80s), Watchmen.
And even more so than that opinion, this is all me, but "Action-oriented" comics, maybe focused is a better word, are ones I have absolutely no interest in.
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