Well, share your reasons below...
2 years on, I'm thankful to the new 52 because...
Aquaman's book, Nightwing red logo instead of blue, Martian Manhunter is leading his own team, interesting to see Steve Trevor in such big roles, love Poison Ivy's redesign, love Man Bat's new take, and seemingly making Captain Marvel more popular.
I also love the fact that it's a starting point. My friend who always loved the DCU was always kinda scared of reading them before because how intimidating numbering for series like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Detective, and Action Comics were. So now he is reading DC as well. It also got me reading monthly titles instead of reading just back issues. Also without New 52 I would've never read Flash or Wonder Woman, two characters that have quickly become my favorites.
for taking a relatively easy to follow continuity (get off your a**es people, the internet is not only for p0rn), stuffing a stick of dynamite down its throat and painting the room with it + a lot of 'maybe's, 'we dont know's, 'it doesnt matter's and 'possibly's. thanks dc.
I wouldn't be reading comics right now without it.
Also i would still be making fun of aquaman instead of thinking how badass he is, and i would have never realized what great characters Swamp thing and Animal man are!
@tektheninja: I don't get why so many like the blue. The blue was nice, but for me I think the red is the best. Plus, in a way it's referencing how he used to be Robin.
Oh and I guess I just came back from the land of the dead. :P
Not thankful for New 52 for anything.
Looking at top 100 comics in June, and not sure what new 52 has brought to the table. Perhaps, people who need to see "new" and issue numbers less than 30 to buy books-- please don't tell them a larger number will show each month. These don't sound like lifers who will sustain sales figures.
Still not sure what most fans of the current universe love about the characters other than they feature in books that say "new" and they are quick to snap at anyone who dislikes it.
Looks like GL and Bats(the least changed) are carrying the company.
To be fair...I did say "grateful" for the reboot...so if you viners (that commented on the negative aspects of the reboot) are genuinely grateful that you're upset...then I guess there's no problem.
Of course with almost anything in life, there are positives and negatives, but let's leave the latter for different thread :)
Animal Man has his own series which showcases some AMAZING artwork and unique stories. Here's a superhero with superpowers who doesn't play to the same tired cliche superhero strengths and weaknesses. He's a family man and a public persona who other heroes don't necessarily take seriously.
Also, like Rusty said, Damian Wayne's role in Batman Inc. Terrific character on his own, but what he brings to the Batman is more than just a sidekick. He opens up the most human Batman we've seen and leads him to places and decisions no one would have thought him capable of.
It got me into comics again, especially single issues, and I'm much more involved than before. Also, almost every title is easier to understand, (I think) in terms of numbering.
A new take on the characters to be with the times. The previous universe, Pre-DCnU, is still there, it's just that timeline is gone due to Flashpoint and right now we're experiencing the alternate timeline, the DC New Universe.
I read the comics before and read them now, and I honestly think that there was so much continuity that didn't work... it was actually a whole company reboot only by name, if you think about it. They didn't change so much about Batman and GL, except for stuff they could have corrected with a little fumbling (like Barbara walking again). It helped them shrink times and avoid useless cajoling to fix stuff that didn't work.
If you notice, they completely changed Flash and Superman, because those two were so far gone, their continuity was a complete mess.
I think that such operations are necessary from time to time in ongoing comics. Was it done as well as they could? No, a lot of devices they employed weren't that great. But I actually like the universe better now.
Admittedly, yes, the reboot was not necessary in order to do what it has done, and has had troubles with its execution, BUT, having said that, I'm grateful that the n52 pushed me towards reading books that ordinarily I don't think I would have picked up before, such as Animal Man and Swamp Thing.
It was also responsible for putting the spotlight back on certain characters that I have liked in the past but didn't receive as much attention prior to the reboot.
I also like the fact that it attracted new readers to the world of comics.
Charles Soule writing Swamp thing. Pretty much that's the big positive I can think of in the new 52 there's others, but that's my no1 probably Wonder Woman, and JLD next, but the new 52 has a lot of things I don't like, but I try to be optimistic even though I'm pretty annoyed by it.
I am quite happy with the New 52. While it is by no means perfect and has a few gaping holes, it did succeed in getting me back into comics. For every bad title, there was a great one, and I enjoyed finding new favorite heroes that I would have never thought of before.
After the relaunch, I found a huge number of people at my school that had gotten into or back into comics as well thanks to it. Contrary to evidently popular ComicVine know-it-all belief, these new fans do go back and read the classic stories that made these characters great, and not just whine about how old continuity is crap and doesn't matter.
So all in all, I am very thankful. I found new interests, a slew of new friends, and a love for something that I had lost interest in some time ago. I just hope that the DCnU will be further improved upon with new, exciting stories that I can love reading. :)
Grant Morrison's run on AC (yeah i am one of the two that enjoyed it)
Superman Unchained looks promising.
But overall The new 52 gave more negatives than positives.
3 actually I loved his run on Action.
And agree with everything else you stated :)
It made a perfect entry point for me into comics. I started a month after the New 52 when I read an issue of Thor, and then decided to try the New 52. Now I love the DC universe and I found myself loving characters I used to hate.
- Justice League Dark
- Making Aquaman badass
- Definitively cleaning up the mess that is Hawkmans history
- Bringing back the Nightwing solo (he was great as Batman but we all knew that wouldn't last and without the 52 new titles iniative he might not have gotten his own book)
- Making Roy Harper and Cheshire fun again.
That's about it. List of stuff I damn it for is much longer.
@longbowhunter: Yea new readers will definitely like the new 52 more because most of them haven't read the old universe. The thing is though, you don't have to like everything about something to enjoy it. I doubt all the old readers liked everything about the old universe but they still enjoyed it.
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