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    January 6, 2013 10:55 pm I agree that DC as lost its way. But I don't think DC has had a strong direction for nearly a decade. Lets not forget that the reason DC had to reboot everything was becasue the bottom had fallen out of its publishing. While it is great that many people here enjoy a lot of DC's output I think it is clear DC editorial is all over the place. While Marvel has flops, DC's flops are rudderless as shown by the numerous attempts to reboot within 15 months: Green Arrow, Superman, Hawkman, Grifter, Voodoo, Static Shock, Hawk and Dove, Firestorm, Mister terrific, Legion Lost, JLI, Deathstroke, Stormwatch, Finch on Dark Knight and that's not even including all the titles that were simply canceled. Can anyone explain what the 'hook' in most of those books were. Compare that with most of Marvel Now where there is a clear premise to most of the books Other titles like Superboy, teen Titans, Red Hood, Red Lantern, All Star Western, Ravagers, Legion etc; are middling at best. Neither well reviewed or with strong sales. Rucka's Punisher was a flop but it was a good quality comic. Waid's Dartedevil may not set sales on fire but it is well reviewed. The most DC book among Marvel at the moment is the new Thunderbolts or maybe one of the lesser X-Men titles. DC doesn't seem to have the depth of talent. Everything seems to fall on Snyder and Lemire. For those of you that love DC at the moment, great but I can;t see it and I gave everything a shot.
    November 14, 2012 10:30 pm You can care what they say about comics without caring which books is POTW. As I said they will probably give Saga and Batman five stars, why is it so important that in the view of the guy writing the POTW that this one was better than the other two?
    November 14, 2012 9:35 pm I don;t know people invest so much in what these guys say is the pick of the week. They'll still review Batman and Saga and say they are 5 star books so it baffles me why people care.
    November 14, 2012 7:16 pm Naturally people can do what they like, but I find the whole cosplaying phenomenon for men and women shockingly embarrassing.
    October 16, 2012 1:28 am Retooled = tossing the creative teams out after a handful of issues and/or changing the direction of the series. See Hawkman, Firestorm, Superman, Green Arrow, Stormwatch, Justice League Dark, Catwoman, Dark Knight.
    October 15, 2012 7:22 pm Between the canceled titles and those they have been completely retooled from their premise we've got to be getting up to a 50% fail rate after 17 months
    October 11, 2012 10:54 pm DC really can't rely on Snyder to do everything
    October 9, 2012 7:22 pm Gosh some DC characters really do have silly origins.
    October 3, 2012 10:40 pm While i'm not reading AvX (I don;t read events anymore) I have been reading reviews etc; and I find it interesting that people who think Cyclops is right think that the fact that he is defeated means that he is wrong. Why can't he be right but also have lost? They aren't logically incompatible
    September 26, 2012 1:31 am After the press the first arc got I thought I would give the trade a shot. I thought it was ok but nothing special. I think I would have been more interested if it actually was Peter Pan.