I’m used to the “nope, no plans to bring back Steph” brush off; the part that really pisses me off is where Didio, laughing, admits that when they were planning the War Games arc he was the one who suggested, “Nobody’s going to care about Stephanie Brown dying. Why don’t we make her Robin for a short period of time, build up interest in her like she’s going to have a support role, then kill her?” Adding with a chuckle, “Little did we know that it actually worked!”
Yeah, little did you know that not only had this character already built up a small fan base, but that a lot of people would react positively to seeing the first-ever female Robin in mainstream continuity, and that they’d see her brutal fridging for what it was and be angry about it.
Just… fuck this guy so much. In the same sentence, he laughs about his role in a storyline that saw a teenage girl drawn in creepily sexualised poses while being tortured and killed in a transparent ploy to generate shock and drama for the male leads— and then he takes credit for Steph’s subsequent level of popularity.
FUCK. THIS. GUY.
“yeah we thought nobody would care so we made this 15 year old girl robin and then brutally killed her! Isn’t that hilarious?”
Cripple the bitch all over again.
This guy, my god. I mean I didn’t exactly like the guy in the first place, then I actually disliked him a lot for trying to off Dick in Inifinate Crisis. And then I actually harbor a great, deep contempt for the man now.
He seriously doesn’t respect the characters that the company’s put so much money and talent into making. It really feels like it’s just about money to him, and getting good readers ratings up there for them.
What he really doesn’t seem to understand sometimes is those characters he’s fucking with, the characters he’ll just go ‘Oh yeh we’ll kill so and so for some ratings’ or ‘We’ll mess with the readers here, create some suspense by doing this to so and so’. Well, those characters? They actually have fans. Y’know, fans, people that actually follow a comic book or it’s company for said character?
And when you mess with that character to the point it’s obvious it’s purely for the company’s interest not it’s fans or it’s characters, well you’re gonna loose a bit of said fanbase.
Seriously This. Honestly, I wish DC would realize that he’s holding them down the reboot didn’t have to be so dreary. My books are still slowly whitling down. I just dropped BoP because some idiot decided to get that book involved with the whatever big military subplot there is going on between Team 7, Deathstroke, Grifter, Teen Titans, and Suicide Squad. I’m temporarily dropping Supergirl because of the crossover thing. I can only imagine what other shit will be thrown my way.
Oh and “I think we do a good job keeping continuity in line…”
This is just…
i dont even know.
I totally hear ya. I mean, I work in a Comic Book Shop, and some of the regulars are people who have enjoyed comics and enjoy the characters they love and know. And I’ve spoken to tons of people, and we’ve all said the same; There was no need for a reboot.
All they had to do was make the characters more accessible. A zero issue maybe, or just a few pages in a series of books just to explain the low-down of the DC Universe. Maybe a whole month of “catch-up” and “round-up” with titles rather than 12 months of “new”.
I tried out at least 29 of the 52 books and I now buy into about 10 of theirs. And I can’t really say that most of them are “new”. I was pretty much buying most of the titles I am now before the reboot anyway so it’s not really changed.
And you’re totally right about the crossover thing. I mean I dropped Justice League, Supergirl too, and BoP as well also, along with a heap of books.
Plus there’s a ton of characters I loved that they “wiped” out; Wally, Donna, Stephanie, Cass e.t.c I mean I know they’re trying to put them out there with “earth 2” but I was pretty much happy with how it was.