Anyone else tired of "SOFT" reboots? who gives a fuck about the garbage history. Movies and Cartoons get rebooted all the time, so why not comics? Marvel and DC both come off like pussies because they always have to find some stupid excuse like "it's not really a reboot, it's just the next chapter" or "it happened in an alternate universe that eventually gets reconnected with our 75 year history."
I say bring all the stories to a happy ending once every 10 years, and reboot every decade for a new generation of readers.
Because the rich history is one of the best things about capeshit. It's why people are still so angry about the New 52. (Personally, I was fine with it, but it shouldn't be the kind of thing that happens too often.)
If comics are rebooted every ten years, the same characters and concepts will have to be rebooted every ten years - and you wouldn't be able to just shove them all in at once, so you would have to spread them out. It would create an over-saturation of recycling the same stuff over and over and over again.
Because you'd just have stories being rewritten every 10 years so certain ones can fit into continuity. We just need Earth One to actually be good and for the books to come out faster.
Reboot's shouldn't even be a thing. Dick should've become Batman in the 90s instead of Nightwing and his Robin should've become Batman by now. Wally should've remained Flash with Bart now taking up the mantle. Even though everyone loves Ollie they shouldn't have brought him back and kept Conner and his side kick now taking the mantle. A new Lantern should've rose up eventually taking Kyle's place instead of bringing back Hal; hell we still had Guy as the Warrior so Kyle wasn't exactly the one solitary lantern.
If I was running DC this is how it would be. New mantle holders for every new generation. What's the point of legacy characters if you're not going to use them?
New mantle holders would keep things fresh. How many unique stories can you tell of one person? Stories are always being retold, restructured, recycled and paying homage to one another.
I heard the crime syndicate is coming back soon and we just had Forever Evil what? Two years ago?
Isn't 25 years worth of material pretty much already anon? why would you want it to be so "rich" to the point where it's also filled with tons of bad stories and so many that you can never experience them all.
Well the concepts would be different because you don't always have to remake the same thing. There could even be brand new characters that exist only within certain reboots.
That's because stable status quo's and familiar characters sell comics.The occasional shakeups do to, but then you'll notice things always revert back to how they were 'by default'. It's the way the game is played, and it's the way comic companies make money.
Would it not be cool if you kid is reading Batman and he's just the biggest fanboy ever and you can sit him down "Son, let me tell you about MY Batman."
That's how I feel about Wally. I grew up reading him in the 90s with the white lenses. He's my Flash. I think it'd be cool for everyone to have that experience.
are people ever gonna get tired of leo, raph, mikey, and donatello?
then they should find more talented creators. Ms. Marvel is new and magnificient.
>of recycling the same stuff over and over and over again.
That already happens, the fact that you don't notice it or refuse to acknowledge it is hilarious and speaks a lot about the american comic industry.
>She is also heavily reliant on a previous characters' name/design
But that's the thing, she isn't! Other than the name she has NO relation to the previous character, whether it's origin, design, rogues' gallery, setting, theme, etc. They've actually fleshed her out into a decent character and that's why she sells but, say, Dr. Fate, doesn't sell.
Jesus, and to think I was against her when she was announced.
>and a media parade based around her background.
That is true.
Based on current trends I think it will be unbelievably stupid. I've been meaning to buy a bunch of the reprints that have come out recently but I'm holding off until this new stupidity gets announced because if it's worse than the past two reboots then I'm done giving DC money for any reason.
>why would you want it to be so "rich" to the point where it's also filled with tons of bad stories and so many that you can never experience them all.
And that's what the point of the "soft" reboot is.
You can change or get rid of everything you don't like while keeping the good.
Nobody says "I won't buy this Flash book if it has Barry, only Wally". They just buy it because it says "the Flash" on the top.
You people really overestimate how much people care about the identity of the character. Outside of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man casuals don't care and fans are gonna buy it regardless.
My guess is it's gonna be like Zero Hour or Infinite Crisis. It'll do things like fixing the backstories that got ruined by the New 52, restore fucked up characters like Wally and generally serve as a starting point.
Expect a lot of status quo, though. I'm like 95% sure there'll be a Titans book with the team from the upcoming animated movie, Suicide Squad characters will get shuffled around to be like the movie, probably new costumes, and so on.
>It happens to an extent, but not to the extent of having the same concepts/characters introduced every decade.
Yes it does man.
>Azrael, Dickbats, black Azrael that was around for 5 minutes, rebooted Azrael, Bunny Batman.
It's just repackagings of the same concept, even the same character. They do it ALL the time.
The claim was that she is a brand new character, but she's very much so derivative of another character - and of course, the whole 'fan' gimmick means she can have a ton of sales-boosting team ups.
>Yes it does man.
It really doesn't. When was the last time you saw a comic introduce, say, Venom? Or explained to you how a cosmic cube is formed? When was the last time you heard about Uncle Ben's death in detail? Comics today go under the assumption that you just generally 'know' some things. A reboot every ten years just leaves you constantly dragging out introductions to characters, ideas, concepts, etc.
Look OP, you're wrong. Your ideas are idiotic. Now, this does make you a bad person with absolutely no value.
Other anons here have been trying to explain the reasons to you, but you're clearly not getting it. It might be time to consider suicide.
>When was the last time you saw a comic introduce, say, Venom?
Anti-venom, a fuck ton of other Venom children, Flash Thompson Venom, loli-venom (who the fuck remembers her name?), etc
Dude, we can both cherry pick all day, of course there's bound to be originality somewhere, but american comics already rehash the same concepts 90% of the time.