By Grim 19 Comments
this is the second time im writing this blog, as the first time i did it was at my job where the network crapped out and my girlfriends computer froze just as i finished up. Lets hope for better luck here at home on my crappy device.
ok. So a couple of days ago i wrote PART ONE based off of the info released to us about the DC Universe Revamp as of June 6th. Since then, we have gotten a majority of the rest of the info. so lets dive right in to part 2.
- Blue Beetle
Im very pleased that DC is keeping THE REACH (or something similar) in his origin. Im really praying for more World Ripper Stations, and i am hoping against hope that Tovar gets a much extended existence.
- The Legion Titles
- Action Comics
- Black Hawks and Men of War
And the Men of War title just looks cool. A good chance to bring in some real life hardship and awareness of our troops. Im not one of those big supporters of the military, but as long as we have daughters and sons out there fighting to keep america on top, i guess they deserve recognition wherever it can be given.
- Resurrection Man
- The Teen Titans
+.... so let me get this straight. Wonder Girl, who was once a SUPER goody two shoes who had trouble breaking rules and only even had sex with her multiverse saving martyr boyfriend of several years a couple of times... is "revamped" into a belligerent powerhouse thief? Good girl to fearless leader to criminal?
+ Tim Drake, the most like Batman out of all of the Robins, had to "step out from behind his keyboard"?That makes it sound like he was never a Robin. Like he just bypassed the best parts of her character (being a 12 y ear old boy who figured out who Batman was, and all the years as the most independent Robin to date) and went straight to Red Robin for no reason. Dan said each of the Titans would have a story similar to their current one... but so far i dont see it. And What the hell is up with those wings? No one in the bat family has never has an emphasis on gliding, Tim least of all.
+Superboy... just ... wow. The teen titans pictures look fine i guess, but the Pictures for his individual title show him looking like a cyborg. really? He's braniac lite now? I'm guessing there will be no connection to Lex Luthor either? Tactile TK? Its all less likely if Conner is half machine.
+It looks like they turned Kid Flash back into a speeding idiot. Thats not that big of a deal. I mean, him maturing once he joined the Titans was one of the coolest things they ever did to him, but whatever. That costume looks like vomit though. What is that? A speed Mohawk?
+and whoever those other people are... ew. I hope they are at least supposed to be remakes of old Young Justice or Teen Titans characters... but even if they are, they are more vomit designing.
Conner Kent, Cassandra Sandsmark, Tim Drake and Bart Allen have a rich history in the current DCU. They survived being Young Justice together as the world hated them, and young and old heroes alike came and quit all around them. In the last decade, very few characters have grown as much as they have. They are arguably better Teen Heroes than the original Titans, since Young Justice operated as borderline outlaws for years, with virtually every adult (hero and pedestrian) in the world against them. And unlike every other team in the DCU, they never gave up on one another. Its very upsetting to me that DC is willing to throw that away. Especially for something as ....90's as this? Mohawks and Sleeveless tees? Random Wings and spider legs? I feel like im watching Jim Lee's 1990'sImage work all over again. "its hip now because it has tattoo's and a mohawk in it!"
- Suicide Squad
But Adding Harley to the mix makes this even worse. Shes a great character... but she doesnt fit in with this group. there is a reason wh 99.9% of her appearances are with other women or the Joker. She doesnt respond well to other men. She is either trying to be really good... or trying to do something for Joker.
DC either doesnt know their own characters... or they have made such changes in the core personalities of their characters that they THINK this will work. either way im not looking forward to it.
- Static Shock
... he doesnt need change. How the hell did he create that costume? The old one was seriously clothes from his closet. minimal sewing required. And that hover board? Dwane McDuffie JUST died, and your already bastardizing.. sorry.. MODERNIZING... one his greatest creations? Let me just say there are only so many changes you can make to Vergil before you have a different creature altogether. I'm really hoping this is limited to his look.
- I Vampire
I was never a follower of Andrew Bennett's adventures, so im not going to comment on his new Zac Effron
My rage with this "Revamp" is on a roller coaster. I'm no where near as mad as i was when i saw that first JLA picture, but i think thats mostly because ive accepted that i may be dropping 75% of my pull list come Fall.
The main peeve i still have with this whole thing is that they are still calling it a Revamp and not a Reboot. A revamp would have been a universe thats mostly the same. But The changes here go origin deep. Thats a reboot. Just like how the Ultimate U was its own beast, because otherwise it would not have been the same U.
I may be surprised. I may be reading things wrong. Or this may be a year long event type deal were the universe will be re-writen in 2013 with most of this stuff undone. IDK. But right now, this whole things seems like a pointless attempt to get the Smallville/True Blood populace into DC comics... and attempt that might have had merit if the average person was open minded to comics.
But lets be real. Little kids to teens to adults to seniors all still see comics as a joke. There will always be a subsection of humanity that is drawn to comic books, but it will never be the mainstream thing DC is trying to make it. The best idea will always be to make these Summer Blockbuster movies to get peoples attention, and then push the comics into their faces. You liked Ironman? here's a really good issue of the comic for a dollar. Batman? here's a comic and a videogame that comes with another comic. Get a free issue of this comic when you see this movie in imax.
This reboot is probably going to gain as many readers as it looses... making it truely pointless and a slap in the face to fans like me, who go into their shops every week to read about the characters they love only to find that everything has changed.
This is the first time in my life i didnt think DC was doing the right thing. Thank god, if DC fails me, i'll still have Skybound.