The DC 52 reset was supposed to clean the slate, bring in new readers, fix the confusion caused by a decade of tie-ins, crossovers and cross franchise epic storylines that they said was limiting growth.
For 6 months it was working. Titles stayed fairly to themselves, you could buy just one title and read what you enjoyed most, and from the feedback in numbers DC was selling again.
Then new-DC resumed to old-DC ways.
This past month we started with “Night of the Owls” and it will carry across all Batman related titles to tell a tale of Gotham’s long forgotten secret society. And now newly announced this will roll into the fall as such, than DC has planned for us, the “Prince of Gotham” another cross title Nightwing story that will bring Dick’s character into his own.
If I want to read Batman or Nightwing or Batwoman, let me read them. Don’t force me to read JLA, Red Hood and Dark Knight just to understand an issue that has invaded my timeline.
DC just couldn’t resist ruining a good thing. And they have lost a reader. Doubtful they will care, nor will they notice one less subscriber. But how many readers are thinking the same thing? How many people are realizing it is now business as usual? And when does DC announce the New 52s was all just Clark Kent’s big dream and we just read a giant 24 month crossover?
I give up DC, you have conned me for the last time. I am joining Comics Anonymous tomorrow.