Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Two BIG DC Announcements!
Yesterday, DC announced the Earth One Graphic Novel line, to much debate. Read the link below to get the scoop from Newsarma.
I applaud DC on this move. Anything to try to get new readers into comics is a good move in my book. Until we know the price point and format (hardcover, paperback, deluxe, digest) I can't say exactly HOW exciting this is just yet, but the potential could be great. I know many fans are pissing and moaning since they are starting the line off, with you guessed it, the origins of Batman and Superman. Yes, yes, yes, they've been done to death, true enough, but you have to start at the beginning for these kind of things. Personally, I would have liked to see the line launch with Wonder Woman thrown into the mix, she is DC's number three after all, remember Trinity? Why do they always seem to forget about her until the second round? They did the same thing with the first wave of Blackest Night mini-series: we had BATMAN of course, and SUPERMAN of course, and the third one was Titans? WTF? I know from Geoff John's pov it makes sense but dammit, sometimes I just want to see my girl up front and center, you know? And let's hope DC doesn't drop the ball in getting the Green Lantern Earth One graphic novel out in time for the Green Lantern movie. Not that they've announced one or anything, but we can only assume that this will follow.
DC's big announcement today was about the next BIG Superman crossover that will kick off with a FCBD edition, very much in the vein of successful Blackest Night issue #0 from this past year. Check out the link for the skinny.
Kudos again DC. Will a big Superman cross-over be as exciting as Green Lantern and Blackest Night has been? Well it definitely would be something if DC can manage to get tongues wagging as much about this crossover as the Green Lantern/Blackest Night crossover. Personally, I would very much like to see fans get excited about Superman, it's long overdue. He's a tough character to write, well because he's SUPERman for god's sake, meaning the dude can do just about anything. James Robinson has been doing a respectable job on the Superman books up till this point, can he carry it a step farther? We will have to wait and see.