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    February 3, 2012 1:16 pm This is actually one of the more well-reasoned responses of the pro-prequel debate I've seen (and lots of wacky bs is getting spewed from both sides of the fence), but it still makes me a little uncomfortable in parts. For one, there's the "DC is a business and businesses have to make money" agument. This is true, obviously. But I cringe a little bit when human beings adopt this rationale as an absolute truth. Just because "morality and what's right" doesn't come into it for THEM doesn't mean we have to roll with it. Rather than get into what an ethical slipper slope that thinking is, instead I'll just say that there are other ways to make money that could perhaps be of greater benefit in the long term. At the end of the day, this is yet another "back to the well" move that's not going to be sustainable financially or creatively. These prequel #1's are going to sell like hotcakes but I wonder how cool that's going to feel 6 months later. I agree that the talent is on point and it's the only reason I'm even considering giving a couple of these a try. If we vote with our dollars, I'm still undecided as to whether I want to cast my ballot for "This is kinda lame" or "Keep hiring Darwyn Cooke forever" The legal aspects are tricky to say the least. It's not a Jack Kirby situation, and at this point Moore might not even accept the rights back if DC offered them free of condition. But just as I am not a business, I am also not a lawyer, so it serves me no purpose to try to rationalize the situation as either. So coming into it as a fan/creator, I think my main problem with the piece is the "There aren’t many comic book readers left" argument... Even though I know what you *mean* (I think), it's important to not confuse Direct Market, weekly comic shop customers with the entirety of "comic books"... I think when you pull the scope back a little bit, things aren't necessarily as dire as they seem in the grand scheme of things. That's a whole different issue, but from where I'm sitting this looks like another desperate move to chase the quick buck. To be fair though, some of the greatest comics of all time were published under the same mentality, and went on to transcend the realm of disposable entertainment. So these still have a chance to be good comics in their own right... I just can't imagine a scenario where I'm not feeling a little sleazy while reading them.
    February 19, 2010 3:16 pm Okay, but how will all this effect where I should start with Green Lantern?