Fyrehand wrote:My Big issues in the new 52 is as follows:
1. Everyone is new to being a hero in the jla but not in their own books gl and the bat
Well, they do explain that JLA is 5 years earlier, but they don't do it very well in the first issue. I believe it's the sixth issue that they explain that it's "present" day when they are much more established.
I'll admit, I bought a few comics of the new 52 not having bought a DC comic in over 20 years, so in that regards they can look at me and think that they were successful. But I've stopped buying them, so the sales bump didn't last long. I have two main problems with it:
1) It wasn't a reboot, it was only half a reboot, so it really doesn't help new comers all that much. Sure, Batman and Superman are probably a bit easier to follow, but I still found myself on Wikipedia quite a bit trying to figure out what was going on, especially the Green Lantern books.
Apparently Darkest Night still happened, but yet so much of the history of other characters were completely re-written. I'm also supposed to know who John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and every other character is without any introduction, same with Sinestro who starts out as a Green Lantern (which I'm fine with) but after he'd already formed the Sinsetro Corps (huh?).
2) Some of the comics just weren't/aren't very good. For every Aquaman, there's Deathstroke, Catwoman or Suicide Squad which just sucked. JL was okay, although some of the characters felt so shallow and apparently you can
simply walk into Apokolips. I might try and pick up Aquaman or Animalman to see if there's any interest, but nothing else even remotely held my eye.
So the combination of comics that weren't all that good and the fact that you still had to know a lot about the DC Universe to understand what is going on makes it feel like a failure to me.