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    Default Would You Read A LOTDK Style Anthology Set In The DC Universe's Past?

    The original Legends of the Dark Knight lasted from 1989 to 2007, dedicated to tell untold stories set in Batman's past.

    In 1998, Legends of the DC Universe was launched with a similar premise, except broadening the scope from a single character, to the entire toy box of DC characters.

    This would be a great opportunity to bring back older fans jaded by the current direction DC is taking and showcasing the work of classic creators who haven't been given work in quite some time.

    The possibilities are endless of stories that might bring back former comic book fans, similar to Convergence, without the contrived crossover element.


    An Aquaman arc set during his "long hair and hook" days written by Peter David

    A Superboy arc set during his time in Hawaii
    written by Karl Kessel
    art by Tom Grummet

    A Paul Kirk Manhunter story
    written by Louise Simonson
    art by Walter Simonson

    A proper conclusion to the Swamp Thing time travel arc
    written and drawn by Rick Veitch

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    I'd be less inclined to collect than to buy selected arcs. But basically, yes.
    Why yes, I do enjoy hearing myself talk. it is very kind of you to notice>

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    I'd buy it... until it inevitably went downhill in quality, as these types of books are wont to do.
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    I would be down for that.

    Especially if it makes DC's current tangled continuity more coherent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    I would be down for that.

    Especially if it makes DC's current tangled continuity more coherent.
    If they tried to make such a book fill in continuity gaps, or untangle anything, they would absolutely make things worse.

    This is DC we're talking about, after all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    If they tried to make such a book fill in continuity gaps, or untangle anything, they would absolutely make things worse.

    This is DC we're talking about, after all...
    This. Forget trying to untangle continuity or make it more coherent, that'd have me jump out.
    But just early years/careers stories for various DC heroes? I'd buy a few trades depending on the characters and quality of stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    If they tried to make such a book fill in continuity gaps, or untangle anything, they would absolutely make things worse.

    This is DC we're talking about, after all...
    Nonsense. They will get it right this time and it won't be like the other four times they've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    Nonsense. They will get it right this time and it won't be like the other four times they've tried.
    I admire your optimism.
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    Yeah, definitely. And I think the current ''everything happened'' approach lays the groundwork for this kind of series pretty well.

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    Such stories are fine from time to time, but I'd prefer if the focus was on moving forward, not backward.

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    Yes, especially since from what I've gleaned from the current timeline, it's a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    I admire your optimism.
    I was being sarcastic. DC history will never make sense.

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    I did last time they did a book like this...




    so I'd be inclined to do it again, but a lot would come down to creative team and the choices of which eras to tell stories in. It's a crowded market, and I have neither the time, money nor inclination to support books that lack quality or appeal to me no matter what era they are set in, which characters they feature, or who publishes them.


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    I really wish DC would give Morrison a corner/imprint of the DCU to write and oversee other writers in doing just this. More, I wish Morrison would agree to it. Considering their tastes and strengths, there’s nobody that would be better.

    But that’s a fantasy so I’ll return to the original question and say yes, definitely. Nostalgia plays a great role in my fandom and this would be that.

    I’d give characters to writers that have never written them before. I’m not so interested in having older writers continuing their own stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    I did last time they did a book like this...


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    This was a great series! It worked in a way Marvel's X-Men Forever and current X-Men Legends just don't. Both the writing and art were usually good to great, and somehow they managed to make stories set in the past feel relevant - not like a bunch of cash grab filler.
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