Expanding the DCnU

Justice Leagues paving the Way

Marvel or DC? That has been a great debate between comic books fans for ages. I believe that before the New 52, I would have said that Marvel was slightly leading the way in who was winning the battle. Why do I say this? Well I say this because Marvel put a lot of focus into their major team comics and the interactions between these team’s members. These teams affected the entire Marvel Universe. Look at teams such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Avengers. They have played a integral part in large past events such as the Civil War and large current events such as AVX (Avengers vs. X-Men). What was DC’s response to this? To expand their amount of teams, to work with. Look at all these current and upcoming DC teams:

Justice League

Justice League Dark

Justice League of America

Justice League International

The Others (Aquaman)

Birds of Prey

The Outlaws (Red Hood)

The Seven Lantern Corps (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)

New Guardians

Teen Titans

Legion Lost

Ravagers

Suicide Squad

Stormwatch

S.H.A.D.E. (Frankenstein)

Batman Incorporated

Team 7

Blackhawks

Diff. Times/Places: Justice Society of America, Demon Knights, Legion of Superheroes

Some of you may say that many of these teams existed Pre-New 52. But while they may have, the main focus of teams was directed toward the Green Lantern Corps, the JLA, and the JSA. Other team stories felt awkward, and rather than put more time on the teams they focused their skills individual heroes like Batman, Green Lantern, Flash and many others. And the JLA and the JSA hardly interacted unless they were saving the world together. While this was great to see them work together, it also left unfulfilled questions about who was stronger in the DC universe. Who would come on top if they fought? In Marvel’s Civil War and AVX, Marvel fans got to see fulfillment of this question. Hopefully in the upcoming event “The Trinity War”, DC fans can have the same experience. Whether you believe that the war will be between Justice League, Justice League Dark, and Justice League of America, or you believe that the heroes will take sides among the Trinity of Sin, it is sure to be an amazing ride. The effects of the Trinity War will be felt for a long time, and it looks like the Justice Leagues' are paving the way.

The New 52 has only been around for a year, and we must be patient for them to create a new world with a new history. Before I asked “Marvel or DC?”, well I can’t answer that question, but what I can say is its a good time to be a DC fan. We must our faith in Geoff Johns & the DC writers and trust them. I think that they have a plan, and I believe that they will create a better DC universe. I hope you will enjoy the ride with me. Leave any questions, debates, or your thoughts on the comments below. I look forward to talking with y’all!!

Justice League #6
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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I hope so. I'm sure gonna miss some of the teams and characters that got the shaft for this "better DC Universe"

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Posted by TitanTempest

The way I look at it is, yes we lost the old world we loved, but it was in trouble. DC was begin to fail, and if that happened then those characters would have been lost anyway. I would rather them restart the universe and bring in new readers to keep DC going than to lose them forever. If they fixed up the long complicated continuity, then thats fine too. Now I don't have to think about of all the people in the world, why did Jason Todd come back from a super punch or other crazy attention getters. Johns is trying to create a more believable and realist world. So yes, I believe one day it may be a better DC Universe, one that will work, if people learn to embrace this great opportunity

Posted by htb106

I really love how many teams we have in the New 52, it gives us great books and allows more characters to be introduced without taking up one of the 52 available books.

P.S. Am I going to have to change my user image now?

Posted by TitanTempest

haha, Nah you can keep yours.... Ive been looking for a new one anyways.... But you have some good tastes

Posted by Funrush

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

I hope so. I'm sure gonna miss some of the teams and characters that got the shaft for this "better DC Universe"

Rest in Peace, New Teen Titans. :'(

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@ and Outsiders......

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Posted by TitanTempest

@Funrush said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

I hope so. I'm sure gonna miss some of the teams and characters that got the shaft for this "better DC Universe"

Rest in Peace, New Teen Titans. :'(

Yeah, I did like the Pre-New 52 versions of the Teen Titans. I liked how Solstice was depicted before the reboot. Not saying I don't like here new version of the character. I hope to see easter eggs of the old world in the new 52. Like Solstice looks human for one issue, or Superboy wearing his black shirt and shield for one issue of a comic. Maybe even Beastboy turning green for a issue, just something that references the past. My post doesn't mean I don't miss the old DCU, its just a better way to look at it. I still have my trades of the old DCU, so I know they happened, but I enjoy a new look at my fav. characters.

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@TitanTempest said:

The way I look at it is, yes we lost the old world we loved, but it was in trouble. DC was begin to fail, and if that happened then those characters would have been lost anyway. I would rather them restart the universe and bring in new readers to keep DC going than to lose them forever. If they fixed up the long complicated continuity, then thats fine too. Now I don't have to think about of all the people in the world, why did Jason Todd come back from a super punch or other crazy attention getters. Johns is trying to create a more believable and realist world. So yes, I believe one day it may be a better DC Universe, one that will work, if people learn to embrace this great opportunity

Agreed!!!! :)