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  1. Poll: Maybe not end, but the approach needs to change....

    Maybe not end, but the approach needs to change.

    Essentially, everything being published now should be consistent with other current books, and the prior 5-10 years of stories. But while...
  2. I hear you. But the "original origins" from...

    I hear you. But the "original origins" from decades ago tend to suffer revision suppression. If that's an expression.

    In a way, Barry Allen as we knew him survived the crisis - they didn't bother...
  3. Poll: Voted no, because long form continuity is going...

    Voted no, because long form continuity is going disappear at some point. Probably in conjunction with the obsolescence of the direct market.

    Might as well start acting like it doesn't matter now,...
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    I'm not saying it's impossible to make a good...

    I'm not saying it's impossible to make a good Superman film. Richard Donner did it. It's just harder to get right than Batman. Batman is simply easier to do, and easier to sell. That's why it's DC's...
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    Not at all. First, we are in the middle of a...

    Not at all.

    First, we are in the middle of a multimedia content boom, which will likely continue on its current pace another 5-10 years before contracting a bit. And we are likely nearing the tail...
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    Green Arrow, yes to a good extent. He worked in...

    Green Arrow, yes to a good extent. He worked in JLA, as Green Lantern's partner, and later on as a solo hero a la Batman. It even became a successful TV show, using the same operating model as...
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    Batman is an IP which does not require huge...

    Batman is an IP which does not require huge amounts of heavy lifting to get right. It's street level, visceral, no powers, vengeance and colorful psychotic villains.

    Audiences get it right away,...
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    Yes. If I had to peg DC's strategy, it'd be in...

    Yes. If I had to peg DC's strategy, it'd be in this order:

    1. Wally serves as a multiversal character leading up to another reset.
    2. Depending on reception to above, it continues post-reset on...
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    Sort of? I mean, Tom King put Kyle in Omega Men,...

    Sort of? I mean, Tom King put Kyle in Omega Men, but I'd bet that was editorial's idea.

    They have limited resources, and somewhat limited shelf space for spinoffs . If the market says, "Fewer...
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    Absolutely. 15 years ago DC knew that Hal and...

    Absolutely. 15 years ago DC knew that Hal and Kyle were both marketable as the titular Green Lantern. And they knew bringing Hal back onstage would work, that it would about double their sales. So...
  11. I like both versions enough, but the...

    I like both versions enough, but the living-in-an-alternate timeline origin is not destructive to the original; it's a branch.

    It reinforces time travel as a Flash theme, and the importance of the...
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    Kyle Rayner absolutely lost headlining status...

    Kyle Rayner absolutely lost headlining status upon the return of Hal Jordan. But he had simply inherited that from Hal, so it's not really surprising that it reverted back.

    It's a bit like a...
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    Exactly. It seems in the US direct market, the...

    Exactly. It seems in the US direct market, the bestselling titles are in the 60-80k range, and the mid-level is something like 30-40k. Factor in international and digital at $4 per pop, that's still...
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    Unfortunately you're right. But that's because we...

    Unfortunately you're right. But that's because we - fans and writers - hold on to this antiquated notion that the old stuff has to "count".

    DC and Marvel's continuity used to be sacrosanct up...
  15. DC's primary characters typically have a great...

    DC's primary characters typically have a great opposite number adversary:

    Superman - Luthor
    Batman - Joker
    Flash - Thawne
    Green Lantern - Sinestro
    Wonder Woman - Cheetah (guessing??)

    Bats,...
  16. I think spinoffs of Superman and Batman are kinda...

    I think spinoffs of Superman and Batman are kinda exceptions. Supergirl, Harley, the Joker, etc.

    A market analogy is soda. Coca Cola is king - so you have Cherry Coke, Diet, etc. The larger brand...
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    Thanks for posting this, the responses it...

    Thanks for posting this, the responses it garnered is an interesting study in internet fandom. I first read Mosaic about 20 years ago, and do recall thinking "Wow, a three-way with two Asian-looking...
  18. Yeah, that's not a realistic expectation. The...

    Yeah, that's not a realistic expectation.

    The superhero market is a mature market - meaning the main players were established decades ago, and it's almost impossible to create another character...
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    "Arse?" Now I'm picturing these words coming...

    "Arse?"

    Now I'm picturing these words coming from the mouth of Richard Attenborough...
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    It's wild when two sides of the same coin can't...

    It's wild when two sides of the same coin can't seem to fathom the perspective from the flip side.
  21. Porous....

    Porous....
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    All-time? Thematically the DCU sprung from the...

    All-time? Thematically the DCU sprung from the World's Finest, the powerhouses - Superman and Batman. They birthed the notion of superhero fraternity - the JSA first, then eventually the JLA, and the...
  23. Sort of. The newest film thing is that JJ Abrams...

    Sort of. The newest film thing is that JJ Abrams wants to make Superman and Green Lantern. The Cosmic Book News article mentions this as well:



    All just rumor at this point ...
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    Take this with a heavy grain of salt, but: ...

    Take this with a heavy grain of salt, but:



    From Cosmic Book News. I don't know how credible this site is. It's probably just a rumor, but who knows. Would be cool, if true!
  25. During Crisis, the GL book did great sales as it...

    During Crisis, the GL book did great sales as it became more of a team-up at that point. So the creative team of Englehart and Staton was rewarded with the next big event, which would be based on GL...
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