I dont argue the DCU reboot. I argue do the comic book companies advertise their products in enough venues to bring back former customers and capture new readers. DC can have a 6 month, 1 year, or more reign at the top of a sales glacier . . in global warming. Depending on what they do and how they are received in it, they could also lose that capture the flag for a short or long time, but really, what is the growth and sustaining of the consumer base? Open that box Pandora.
She's a tough sell, and marginalized to wear her iconic duds. Where Supe and Batman are idolized, commercialized (more toys for boys), and are tweaked slightly enough to either be dragged into the present or create their own new present with an iconic story or ploy. And she, women are not treated as equal in comics, look at the readership demographics. I'm not sure why even small tweaks meet big resistance, whether it be in the comics or a failed to premiere on tv show, we just have had a hard time taking in more media / merchandise with her and refuse to let her out of the box. She needs a breakout hit, something that can bypass the approval of the male readership, yet bring them back in with a strong female following dragging them along . . . just nothing cheesecake-ish, . . . there needs to be respect the next morning.
Unless she's powerless, she's too powerful to not at least address civilly. Forgive, that's on the individual, forget, don't it'll repeat history, but unless you have the time machine cranked up to her next action, you have to keep your friends close and your potential world altering mind fractured on again off again teammates closer. Either way, you'll probably not see what the writer has coming up behind them.
Depends on the level of betrayal (do people die or suffer great trauma) and what caused the betrayal (mind control is usually a get out of jail free card, sometimes to save another life/lives can be forgiven as long as no lives are in the trade). It's a case by case matter. What is more interesting is multiple betrayal. Is a villain who becomes a hero who then later does something bad someone to trust again since the foundation of your relationship was bad ground? But . . . you can't go around not trusting anyone . . . making secret files on how to defeat even your friends . . . we can't all be Batman or such . . . lonely little bat.
I look at comic book villain treatment as not of the real world or maybe like the real deathrow, because if your mass murdering unrepentant and irredeemable villain is left to plot and plan escape, you're most likely gonna have more dead people's blood on his/her hands resulting from the nokill decision. Hey maybe Batman doesn't kill, but someone in the judicial system has to throw that electric switch or lethal injection realistically to deal with the likes of the clown prince of mass murder (except that in sales terms, you can't do logic just extend until your universe pops or reboots).
Have a five to ten year universe, have your more realistic justice system in the comicverse, and develop enough good stories, inclusive or exclusive of a villain where you go boy that was a bad-a$$ villain, I'm glad he/she got what was coming to them and the people are at least safe from him/her . . . until the new bad-a$$ is written.
Oh, and what I mentioned somewhere else, was that unlike a book, television expresses more tone than what we the readers bring to a book so I understand when some say they are through with the show. It may be in the same world, but you've brought different feelings and values to the reading experience that you don't see in the show. I've found up and downs in both seasons, enough that I thought the show would lose viewers and fail . . but surprising, not only do I come back to it, a lot of old and new viewers do as well. Wonder if you'll see viewership slip to a point you'd believe, or whether it can continue to grow on a cable network?
The only RIP I have for Dale was in the comic. I didn't like TV Dale. It's the Shane factor. In the TV version, Dale is who I see pushing Shane just enough that Shane trips, but doesn't completely Shatter. Dale was the manipulator, as I saw him from an audience perspective, telling folks what he thought about Shane and the things he thought he did (except not mentioning the thing with Shane having Rick in his gun sights). This Dale has felt like he was ripped off from having the girl because some young guy who where's his pants too high besides him, caught her eye. That his sage advice fell on deaf ears that listened to an old partner versus an old man. Don't get me wrong, Shane is broken, . . . but I think Dale helped make the pieces unrepairable. So I'm surprised to see him bite it, especially not by Shane's actions. His pain makes me sad, but he truly wasn't fit for survival in the world, . . it's not like any of them have a handle on how to deal with the living and the dead.
As for Carl, you're a child, you've made the mistakes of one, stubborn, wreckless, plus you're getting cold, and detached, but you do realize, Dale's death is directly your fault. It was an unlucky fluke your antagonized swamp zombie found his way to the farm after you, . . if only you either didn't go there at first, or just immediately shoot the zombie when you had the proper chance. Really, isn't there a mandatory babysitting rule during the zombie apocalypse, child strapped to a parent or restraining sling?
Yes, any character with strong enough . . character and a writer with interesting ideas could have an ongoing or multiple limited run series. What does the good, bad or ugly sticker really have to do with quality of content. Now what is hard is a one dimensional character/portrayal, as it gets old and repetitive.