This is a safe space for those of us who once loved DC and remained loyal to it for five, ten, twenty years, even way back when Marvel was so popular that DC fans were often booed at comic book shops, but after sampling the New 52, realized we could never find it anything better than tepid or boring.
(Hopefully, it will be a while before the trolls come in and decide that it's not enough for New52 fans to control every other online forum, they need to control this one as well.)
It's pretty clear that the DC New52 is going to be around until one of us becomes a popular enough writer to go in and have another crisis that changes it all back to the way it was before New 52, and by then, there will be DC fans who have never known any other continuity but New52 and complain, "Why is Superman dumping Wonder Woman for this Lois Lane person? Why's Superman wearing gym trunks? How come Wonder Woman is carrying herself like an ambassador of peace instead of the warrior fan-service we are used to?"
So, the New 52 is probably here to stay; it has even infiltrated the live action movies and the animated features. Which brings me to this query:
As a long time DC fan who dislikes the New 52, how have you responded?
Have you given up on DC and become a Marvel / Image / Dark Horse fan only? Or given up on superhero comic books altogether?
Do you buy only those few DC titles you can manage to enjoy and try to ignore the rest of the New 52 multiverse? For example, Batman seems somehow to survive almost every continuity shift of the past half-century.
Have you decided to bow your head and stick with DC anyway, because a boring, disappointing DC is better than no DC at all?
Do you now give your money to comic book shop owners to complete your DC back issue collection instead, with current DC never seeing another penny of yours as long as you live?
Do you take comfort in the fact that at least you're not yelling at kids to stay off your lawn and prefacing every sentence with "in my day"? ;-)
How do you respond to it?