By RavenVice01 3 Comments
As you well know DC is bringing down the ax on more titles. I actually think if we cut more titles then we can see more team ups which everyone seems to enjoy rather solo acts. Here is a list of titles that should be cancelled and why. Before I begin this list I think some of you will agree that majority of these new upstart villains like Doctor Cognate (Green Arrow) or Suzie Su (Red Hood) are petty creations and aren't worth the ink their printed on. Bring back the old villains in a new way.
Birds of Prey: Old villains like Calculator or Cheshire need to be brought back into the mix or end the series. For five issues, the Birds were going toe to toe with a group called Chokers. I mean come on. As soon as Batman or Wonder Woman got started with their first issues, interest was already peaked.
Deathstroke: The Deathstroke series is like the Lobo series. One of our favorite villains but the stories aren't that good. Instead of going facing off with some of our greatest heroes, Slade is going up against petty marks or wannabee mercenaries.
Captain Atom: The series is getting way too 2001 Space Odyssey weird and I actually understood Space Odyssey after seeing the sequel 2010. With Captain Atom, I have no idea where its going.
Fury of Firestorm: Is just like Captain Atom, not weird but not going anywhere either. Now we have several Firestorm posers walking around claiming to be the Firestorm of the East, West and South or some kind of distinction like that.
Green Arrow: I'm reaching that point where they should cancel it as well because the villains and stories he is mixed up with aren't all that thrilling. There was this one new villain from Blue Beetle called Stopwatch. Why couldn't they take his features and perhaps his origin and mixed in with the Clock King or Chronos (even though Chronos is an Atom villain).
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Aside from Starfire's personality and smoking body, the series should end. All we have gotten so far is a Starfire villain who has a personal grudge against Tamaranians which may have been interesting if Blackfire or a whole armada was involved. Red Hood should go back to being an anti-hero who clashes with his fellow teammates and Starfire and Red Arrow need to rejoin the Teen Titans.
The Green Lantern series with just John Stewart and Guy Gardner: This series needs to end because from I where stand it has no correlation with what is happening with Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner. Take those characters merge them with the current storyline and put this terrible series behind us.
The Red Lanterns: This series is like Deathstroke, villains we love but not their stories. The only interesting developments in this series is the sudden return of Atrocitus' son and Krona's corpse has disappeared. They could have taken these peculiar events and merged them with one of the ongoing Green Lantern series.
As for Flash and the Superman family series: I don't know in some areas I find the storylines slow or redundant. Why did Flash go up against a lame villain like Mob Rule for five issues. Only now do we have recurring villains that we remember and have sparked our interest in the comic. As for Superman was is it really necessary to alter his origin again or Supergirl's and why aren't they duking it out with the original baddies more often. All I have seen our groups of vile elementals and something called World Killers who have a grudge with Superman or Supergirl because they are Kryptonian or because they are on Earth.
Demon Knights, Justice League Dark, Aquaman and Batwing: These are other series that I am unsure of and feel they are not going anywhere.
I look forward to your input fellow users.