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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Miller View Post
    i don't think its sad at all

    Those are DC's best concepts
    I don't think they are, or at least, they aren't to me. They are DC's most enduring concepts, but they tend to be middle-of-the-road books, for the most part. Every now and then you might get something like Brubaker's Catwoman, but the bulk of Catwoman issues throughout the years are mostly cookie-cutter comics. I'd rather see something different that takes chances. When you look at books that change the medium or at least bring something new to it, they don't tend to sell well at the time, but they become favorites over time, generally long after they've been cancelled. The average issues of average books tend to be forgotten, even if they sold spectacularly as monthly issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennSimpson View Post
    Yes, but...
    ...anyway.

    It is telling, DC has ZERO characters and concepts created after the 60s that can currently carry a book past #50.
    As to what is in store for the 12 issues and how DC wants to "celebrate" them, maybe a banner across the top saying -
    - "In the past 50 years, we haven't created a single new character or concept that can now go past #50! " - and as acknowledgment use the old 60s vintage checkerboard cover-dress across the top of all 12 listed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Crown View Post
    ...all the books that will reach 50 issues...

    - Superman
    - Action Comics
    - Batman
    - Detective Comics
    - Justice League
    - Catwoman
    - Batgirl
    - Green Lantern
    - Wonder Woman
    - The Flash
    - Aquaman
    - Green Arrow
    Last edited by Güicho; 09-03-2015 at 10:47 AM.

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    We're not there yet! Let's not jinx it. 6 months to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Anyone have a list of the 40 dead?
    Animal Man
    Batwing
    Hawk and Dove
    Justice League International
    Men of War
    OMAC
    Static Shock
    Stormwatch
    Swamp Thing
    Batman and Robin
    Batwoman
    Deathstroke
    Demon Knights
    Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
    Grifter
    Legion Lost
    Mister Terrific
    Red Lanterns
    Resurrection Man
    Suicide Squad
    Superboy
    Birds of Prey
    Blue Beetle
    Captain Atom
    DC Universe Presents
    Green Lantern Corps
    Legion of Super-Heroes
    Nightwing
    Red Hood and the Outlaws
    Supergirl
    All-Star Western
    Batman: The Dark Knight
    Blackhawks
    Fury of Firestorm
    Green Lantern: New Guardians
    I, Vampire
    Justice League Dark
    Savage Hawkman
    Teen Titans
    Voodoo

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    Are we still only talking about the New52? Because it keeps sounding like it's being suggested that DC is unable to sustain any properties past 50 issues since the '60's -- as if every new title during the '70's, '80's, and '90's couldn't last until #50 -- which simply isn't true.

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    DC Universe Presents, Mister Terrific
    Ah, i don't even remember those ones lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    Animal Man
    Batwing
    Hawk and Dove
    Justice League International
    Men of War
    OMAC
    Static Shock
    Stormwatch
    Swamp Thing
    Batman and Robin
    Batwoman
    Deathstroke
    Demon Knights
    Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
    Grifter
    Legion Lost
    Mister Terrific
    Red Lanterns
    Resurrection Man
    Suicide Squad
    Superboy
    Birds of Prey
    Blue Beetle
    Captain Atom
    DC Universe Presents
    Green Lantern Corps
    Legion of Super-Heroes
    Nightwing
    Red Hood and the Outlaws
    Supergirl
    All-Star Western
    Batman: The Dark Knight
    Blackhawks
    Fury of Firestorm
    Green Lantern: New Guardians
    I, Vampire
    Justice League Dark
    Savage Hawkman
    Teen Titans
    Voodoo
    You know...
    They could just bring them all back for one month and number them all #50.
    "There's magic in the sound of analog audio." - CNET.

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    The only thing I can say is that I seriously hope that we get a new creative team for Green Arrow before this happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    You know...
    They could just bring them all back for one month and number them all #50.
    That would actually be pretty cool. Pick up things as if the stories had continued on, just unchronicled -- I'd def check out most of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    ...anyway.

    It is telling, DC has ZERO characters and concepts created after the 60s that can currently carry a book past #50.
    Actually, we don't know that they can or can't. Only that they currently aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    That would actually be pretty cool. Pick up things as if the stories had continued on, just unchronicled -- I'd def check out most of them.
    If we're going to do a shout-out to old series, then yeah, I'd say #52 would be the place to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    Are we still only talking about the New52? Because it keeps sounding like it's being suggested that DC is unable to sustain any properties past 50 issues since the '60's -- as if every new title during the '70's, '80's, and '90's couldn't last until #50 -- which simply isn't true.
    Personally, I don't think that DC is unable to sustain any properties past 50 issues, but the way the market is today, I question if enough buyers are willing to give books that don't have the bigger guns in them enough of a chance.

    Besides, we're living in an age where the Marvel-mentality seems to dominate: renumber a series when it starts reaching double-digit issue numbers at every chance you get. People who weren't following DC prior to September 2011 may not realize a major comic book company can do things differently than Marvel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Personally, I don't think that DC is unable to sustain any properties past 50 issues, but the way the market is today, I question if enough buyers are willing to give books that don't have the bigger guns in them enough of a chance.

    Besides, we're living in an age where the Marvel-mentality seems to dominate: renumber a series when it starts reaching double-digit issue numbers at every chance you get. People who weren't following DC prior to September 2011 may not realize a major comic book company can do things differently than Marvel.
    Well, DC hasn't done much of that. Teen Titans was renumbered under the same title. Suicide Squad was renumbered as "New Suicide Squad". There was a significant amount of time between the two Deathstroke series..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennSimpson View Post
    Well, DC hasn't done much of that. Teen Titans was renumbered under the same title. Suicide Squad was renumbered as "New Suicide Squad". There was a significant amount of time between the two Deathstroke series..
    I wasn't saying DC had been doing that: I was saying Marvel tends to do that early-and-often.

    DC has sometimes done things like that, but not with the frequency Marvel has.
    (And don't forget Red Hood & the Outlaws > Red Hood and Arsenal with Starfire getting her own separate title.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I wasn't saying DC had been doing that: I was saying Marvel tends to do that early-and-often.

    DC has sometimes done things like that, but not with the frequency Marvel has.
    (And don't forget Red Hood & the Outlaws > Red Hood and Arsenal with Starfire getting her own separate title.)
    I was responding to this:

    "People who weren't following DC prior to September 2011 may not realize a major comic book company can do things differently than Marvel."

    I'd say even people who are only following DC since September 2011 would also see a difference.

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