Post by eightball19 on Feb 2, 2012 12:02:36 GMT -5
Has it really been 6 months? seems to have gone quickly for me, I have still been collecting the same set, the comic shop I go to has these packs of 4 for £1(not sure what that is in american money) I ended up buying some of them and getting some new 52 issue 1's of other comics, which I will read at some point
Post by jonqcitizen on Mar 13, 2012 16:33:36 GMT -5
Still Collecting: The Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Red Lanterns, & one more issue of O.M.A.C.
I've dropped Deathstroke, New Guardians, & The Savage Hawkman. That puts me at -6 now for the "New 52" (after O.M.A.C. ends).
The titles I dropped weren't necessarily bad, but Image Comics has come out with so much great stuff recently (Manhattan Projects, Saga, & Thief of Thieves that are new on my pull list), and the Incredible Hulk re-launch from Marvel.
Post by jonqcitizen on Jul 13, 2012 18:35:36 GMT -5
Almost a year into the "new 52", and the Inde's have stolen away most of my $$$'s from DC.
Still Collecting: The Flash, Green Lantern, & Red Lanterns
I've dropped everything else except maybe GL: New Guardians (when it comes out in tpb), putting me at -7 after a year.
It's NOT that the "new 52" titles were bad, they aren't. The most positive thing that the "new 52" did for me was get me back into my local comic book shop (Capital City Comics in Reynoldsburg, OH). That; however, turned out to be bad for DC......I'm now collecting several Image Comics titles, and titles from IDW, Boom, & Dark Horse.
I think if you looked at numbers and did more scientific polls, DC's "new 52" and Marvel's .1 & Season 1 events would fall short of one man who has probably brought in more new readers than either of the "big 2"......Robert Kirkman and his "The Walking Dead".
Sales numbers show continual boosts and increases for The Walking Dead, and Image Comics in general....while DC & Marvel continue to show gradual declines and normal fall-offs on most of their titles. This shows that it's basically the same readers and fan base for the "big 2", while continual increases show new readership for The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead tv series has boosted sales greatly for it's comic book, while DC & Marvel lag behind....while spending hundreds of millions of $$$'s for films. The Incredible Hulk's great performance and surging popularity from The Avengers movie hasn't help sales on the 2 Hulk titles, which continue their normal, gradual declines. Same goes with Iron Man, Thor, & Captain America....who all sell less per month (along w/ the two Hulk Titles) than The Walking Dead.
The Batman & Green Lantern titles always sell extremely well, but have shown little boosts from the GL movie, or the huge success of Batman Begins or The Dark Knight. That may change with Dark Knight Rises, we'll have to wait & see.
Post by jonqcitizen on Sept 30, 2012 14:18:52 GMT -5
So, one year later......
Still Collecting:The Flash(monthly), Green Lantern(hardcover graphic novel), & maybe GL: New Guardians(tpb)
While you can't argue against the success of the New52....and I personally hope that it is sustained over the long-term....it has kinda ruined my love for some characters. Green Arrow & Hawkman were among my favorite DC characters.....now frustratingly sullied by bad writing and directionless editing.
Meanwhile, the Inde's flourish in my heart.....as simple titles like Godzilla, Planet of the Apes, and the upcoming Judge Dredd take the place of forgotten DC heroes. These are titles I would have laughed at just a year and a half ago, now they are some of the best titles going in my opinion.
DC's New52 brought me back to my local comic book shop, but Image, IDW, Boom!, and the other smaller publishers stole my heart away.
Dropping Red Lanterns puts me at -8 after one year...
Currently collecting: Aphrodite IX, Elephantmen, The Flash, Godzilla, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy, Saga, & Usagi Yojimbo.
Post by xBarryxAllenx on Oct 9, 2012 19:26:04 GMT -5
Right now, I'm still getting:
The Flash Batgirl (if you aren't reading this, check it out. Gail Simone is amazing!) Earth 2 Justice League Action Superman Supergirl Legion Aquaman - great read!
And I plan to pick up: Phantom Stranger possibly Amethyst The next Justice League comic possibly Ravagers
On the fence about: Wonder Woman Teen Titans - honestly, if Kid Flash weren't in this one I might drop it Dial H - bought it for old time's sake but not sure right now Legion Lost - if it isn't cancelled soon I may drop it
And from non-DC - Still buying FOSTER
And yes, I know I'm still a DC guy, but that's basically been true since I was a kid. I'll write more about that another time...
Post by eightball19 on Oct 10, 2012 3:51:02 GMT -5
I forgot to mention I was still getting Justice League as well
Also bought the first 2 Batwoman graphic novels and will get more when they are out
As for non dc I've been getting the Mark Waid Daredevil in Graphic Novels and Scarlet Spider comics and I finished collecting the irredeemable and incorruptible in graphic novels as those stories finished in comics earlier this year
Still collecting The Flash and have picked up Earth 2. I think I am going to drop Superman. There is no direction for the title and the only reason I was sticking with it for the first year was out of my love for George Perez and Dan Jurgens. If I hear good things about this newest run by Lobdell (who I have nothing against), I might go back and pick them up.
I'd like to get back into Captain America (he was my guy during high school and since I would have a jump on point with Marvel Now), but Marvel's comics are just too expensive. I somewhat refuse to buy a comic for more than $2.99 (which is expensive in itself) unless it is a one-off or something (like an annual).
Post by xBarryxAllenx on Oct 27, 2012 7:14:05 GMT -5
Even though I'm enjoying the current volume of the Flash, I do understand why your dropped it. I figured the way they introduced Turbine was a final straw, but I know it was likely building up over time with all the changes being made. Maybe someday there will be enough additional changes to bring you back, but I do understand your feelings here.
Post by dillonmania on Oct 27, 2012 8:35:37 GMT -5
Thanks for your understanding (a lot of people haven't, and some have even been downright abusive). There were a lot of reasons -- I honestly think the writing on the book isn't very good, I'm seriously displeased about what's been done to the Rogues, and I don't like the undoing of Barry and Iris' marriage. And then Turbine came along, and that really was the last straw. It actually all hit at once: this May I had a cancer scare, and right when I came home from the doctor I saw the Newsarama interview in which for the first time they revealed all the changes to Weather Wizard, Golden Glider and Heat Wave; an hour or so after that M&B confirmed that Turbine was indeed a replacement for the Top. I decided life was too freakin' short to put up with that nonsense. (The good news is that I didn't have cancer.)
And things continued to go downhill from there, with the Top being utterly erased from the DCU and blatantly replaced as Glider's boyfriend etc. To hell with it, I'm not supporting that book. DC's entitled to do what they want with their characters, but I'm not forced to support it financially.
TL;DR There are a lot of reasons (some of which I didn't even go into here), but yeah, I mad. I hope that one day I can pick up the book again, but it won't happen until I'm a lot happier with what's going on in it.
I'm not criticizing people who enjoy the book, because I wish I did too. Just explaining why I don't.