Are we really satisfied with the new 52?

#1 Posted by Darthlantern0702 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I just want to know your opinion. Are you satisfied with the new 52 series?

#2 Posted by _Zombie_ (10225 posts) - - Show Bio

More or less. Several titles could do with some improvement, but there's still a fair amount of quality books in it.

#3 Posted by Superguy0009e (2258 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

More or less. Several titles could do with some improvement, but there's still a fair amount of quality books in it.

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#4 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

Allot of quality books and some of lesser promise, at the end of the day it's been enjoyable overall

#5 Posted by TheWholeDamnShow (758 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just happy that Red Hood finally got his own moment to shine. I think they should have stuck with the old Todd, but ehh.. its better than nothing. Also, Liefeld needs to stop.

#6 Posted by Saren (24303 posts) - - Show Bio

Sort of, yeah.

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#7 Posted by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, a little. I'm down to 5 books right now when I originally started with 12.

#8 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Ehh, its okay i guess.

#9 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the New 52. I think it's a cool concept. But what I don't like is how its the main stream universe. I like the old 52. So, overall, it's what said. It's okay, i guess.

#10 Posted by The Stegman (20723 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, yes, I'm satisfied with it, could it need improving? sure, but it's good so far

#11 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

For the most part yes. Still waiting for March for new creative teams.

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#12 Posted by SuperShafe (470 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything that gives me a main continuity superman title written by Grant Morrison is ok in my book.

#13 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman and Justice League have been pretty (had to drop about 5 titles but only because of being umemployed.) However there have been some real doozies.

#14 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3314 posts) - - Show Bio

More or less. I'm about as happy as I was before. Probably more so.

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#15 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its still pretty consistent despite the bumps that have come around every so often. I'm still quite happy with it.

#16 Posted by Steps (657 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm satisfied, I used to only read X-men comics but the New 52 gave me a place to start with DC.

#17 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (3887 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been satisfied thoroughly so far. Always room for improvement but DC is killing it in my opinion.

#18 Posted by War Killer (19481 posts) - - Show Bio

With everything? No. But enough that I would like to see it continue and grow? Yes.

#19 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Some titles need more improvement. Waiting for Earth 2 & Worlds Finest to come at in March.

#20 Posted by stormtrance1618 (146 posts) - - Show Bio

the new 52 got me into comics and has turned me into a full fledged comic geek. its not perfect, but it did do part of it's job in bringing in new blood. im thankful i got into it. green lantern has quickly rose to one of my favorite things... EVER!

#21 Posted by soccersss (537 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Allot of quality books and some of lesser promise, at the end of the day it's been enjoyable overall

This

#22 Posted by darkwolverineUSMC (315 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't really read alot of DC, but respect the heck outta of the man of steel, and hafta say don't really like what they done to my guy.

#23 Posted by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

mostly no there are a few exceptions but allot of characters got butchered.

#24 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not bad, overall, but we'll see if it can even maintain 'not bad' status let alone actually becoming compelling.

#25 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

It sucks, now let's move along. 

#26 Posted by Spiders_Man3 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Aside from the loss of some of my favourites. What matters is that I'm still reading DC.

#27 Edited by The_Tree (6400 posts) - - Show Bio

As the New 52 progresses, I more and more realize that I want the old universe back.

I'm not saying that I hate this universe, but I dislike how weak the continuity is currently. And I'm somewhat upset because Pre-Relaunch had some great titles that were cancelled, and the titles that I enjoy the most of the relaunch could've happened in the old universe. Plus, there were some completely unnecessary costume changes for the worse.

#28 Edited by Billy Batson (56869 posts) - - Show Bio

yes and I haven't even read anything of the new 52.
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#29 Posted by krspaceT (1458 posts) - - Show Bio

It works

#30 Posted by Dilutedseid (22 posts) - - Show Bio

They should have done a lot more to revamp and push DC's supporting characters

#31 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (4669 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Hood and The Outlaws is my favorite, the GL titles are great also, like JLA and haven't gotten into the Batman books yet.

#32 Posted by Primmaster64 (21137 posts) - - Show Bio

The Superman title needs better writers.

#33 Posted by Icon (2044 posts) - - Show Bio

There is always room for improvement, but I'm more than satisfied.

#34 Posted by feargalr (1123 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormtrance1618 said:

the new 52 got me into comics and has turned me into a full fledged comic geek. its not perfect, but it did do part of it's job in bringing in new blood. im thankful i got into it. green lantern has quickly rose to one of my favorite things... EVER!

I'm a somewhat similar boat, I was kinda into comics, but then new 52 really gave me the push I needed to get all the way in (Theres a sex joke in there somewhere)

There are some other titles I'd like to see in there, and I think there are some characters that could have done with a reboot that didn't get one, but yup I'm pretty satisfied

#35 Edited by sinestro_GL (3003 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm satisfied overall...I had to drop a couple of titles, but the ones I have chosen to stick with are certainly worth it.

These titles are magnificent

- Batman

- Green Lantern

- Aquaman

- Action Comics

- The Flash

- Nightwing

There are a few more titles that are also satisfactory:

- JLA

- Superman (after the change of creative team)

...and there are more comics that are meant to be really good but I haven't picked up:

- Swamp Thing (I read issue 1 and was very impressed)

- Animal Man

- Wonder Woman

...I think that's enough comics to keep one man satisfied.

#36 Posted by druzod2501 (70 posts) - - Show Bio

improve the Superman book, and I'll be an even happier camper!

#37 Posted by celestial_man (108 posts) - - Show Bio

i am really very unimpressed with the New Justice league titles..:

the main justice league title for me is really too too slow in opinion (but for me that for me has always been a general criticism of DC comics that they spin everything out). i am personally not too sure off the characterization i personally have found the plots too mundane as in it has been done before..

to be fair justice league international i could not get past the first issue i had no interest in the characters and decided to skip it but then again i think allot of other people must have done if the book keeps getting canceled.

for JLA Dark i am very unimpressed that half the characters have changed and shifted half way into the series ... while i like the idea of DC having a premium magical team n the entire team felt forced together..... i also hate it when books are forced into crossover other titles especially 6 months into a new title..... so for that was a big no no for me

some series like the firestorm book is just bad :( in my opinion

now the stuff i am loving..... which are mostly lets try and sell some vertigo titles as not been vertigo titles to increase sales so loveing swampthing, animal man and resurrection man ( shame it is been canceled as i was loving the title even if the crossover with SS put me off ).., also i am finding Demon Knights very fresh title nice to see some hack and slash back into comics.... as for someone that actually has never been a fan of superman i am surprised that i have found the new action comics title so readable.

my other big criticism of the new 52 is that it was only a half measure with some books going back to day zero with no established continuity while others especially the green lantern books seems to have been mostly unaffected.

#38 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

I have never read comics before the new 52 besides some old trades from the library, I never knew when was a good time to jump in. The new 52 made me a DC comics fan. It worked

#39 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7118 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. I'm loving it.

#40 Posted by drphilter (109 posts) - - Show Bio

I was born and raised a Marvel reader with an exception for the Bat. I could never jump into titles like Superman or Flash or even Justice League. I mean I knew the characters overall story but just had no jumping on point. After living with Marvels endless Events over the past 5 years this was EXACTLY what I needed. My pull list from Marvel has been drawn down to anything written by Remender and I pull about 10 DC books a month. Worked for me, I love it I can't think of anything else better.

#41 Edited by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

As the New 52 progresses, I more and more realize that I want the old universe back.

I'm not saying that I hate this universe, but I dislike how weak the continuity is currently. And I'm somewhat upset because Pre-Relaunch had some great titles that were cancelled, and the titles that I enjoy the most of the relaunch could've happened in the old universe. Plus, there were some completely unnecessary costume changes for the worse.

Boom. I agree.

I think all of the titles I read (Batman, Nightwing, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Aquaman and Justice League) could have worked without a reboot, but just a revamp of the line. Or even just a reboot that didn't affect DC's history as much as this one has. I feel that a lot of interesting and worthwhile stories have been lost, in turn taking a lot away from certain characters i.e Nightwing not being on the Teen Titans, Tim Drake's relationship with Batman not being as strong, Superboy not being on Young Justice/Teen Titans, Wonder Woman's new origin, Martian Manhunter not being on The League. What about Wally West and Donna Troy?!

I don't think the quality of other titles makes up for the absolute loss of this continuity and history.

Still, this is coming from a person who read DC comics for a while before the reboot and was relatively versed with DC history.

#42 Posted by longbowhunter (5832 posts) - - Show Bio

I like a lot of the titles. But no, over all I think it could have been handled much better.

#43 Posted by mpierce2690 (316 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, I definitely feel satisfied.

A lot of characters were painted into corners with the pre-Flashpoint continuity, we now have room to go in any direction with stories and with character development. I don't think that Wonder Woman, Aquaman, or the Flash have ever been better than they are right now, and I don't really see how you could tell these stories in the pre-Flashpoint continuity. A lot of secondary, more unknown characters to the general public are now able to integrate into the primary characters and really grow like Swamp Thing, Red Hood, and soon Constantine.

Obviously things aren't perfect. The Batman continuity is kind of insane, mainly because they should have killed off a Robin or two. Four Robins is hard to sell in five years, but if you had killed off even one of them, the fans would have flipped the hell out. Green Lantern is in the same boat. Some characterizations need work too. Is Superman too serious and a wanna-be Batman at times? Yeah. Are the Teen Titans a mess? Definitely. But that is a writer issue, not a continuity issue. Those things can change and get better.

As things start to fall into place and time passes by and we show DC how we feel about certain titles/writers, I'm very confident the New 52 will be a huge success.

#44 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11708 posts) - - Show Bio

i want it dead. i really do.

there is no fu*(ing exscuse for

#45 Posted by Black_Claw (2811 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I'm a bit split on it to be honest. I'm loving what they are doing with books like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman and Robin. But on the other hand, I hate it that they've made Cyborg a founding member of the league and yet they aren't doing anything interesting with him other than making him the league's living transportation vehicle. And don't even get me started on the Young Justice books, especially Static.

#46 Posted by ClarkKent1963 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

With a very few exceptions (Aquaman, Green Lantern, Batman) it sucks badly!

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