Sure, that's been the intention at DC, to get folks like myself interested and excited in DC changing course and all that. Mission accomplished.
As you may know, I like my UT Longhorn Football Program. And, of late, I have had some scattered thoughts regarding the fact that college football chatter increasingly centers increasingly less on the players and teams and win/loss records, and now seems to focus upon the maneuvering around conference contracts, NCAA violations, etc... (especially here in pre and first weeks of the season).
In truth, all I really want to do is watch football and see how these guys are playing. When the men and women in suits cutting deals become more interesting than the young men on the gridiron, something has gone askew.
|I figure there's a 40% chance this will be awful, a 30% chance it will be mediocre, and a 30% chance its going to rock.|
So, too, has the story become so embroiled in the maneuvering of Didio, Lee and Johns these past few months that virtually no conversation seems to be taking place considering the actual content of the comics except in the most perfunctory fashion. I enjoyed comics just fine for a long time before I even knew that comics came out on Wednesdays (somehow this escaped me until late college), or that DC reported up through the movie division rather than publishing.
If I may, I'd like to just worry about what's going on in the actual comics I'll be picking up this month. Frankly, I'm a bit exhausted by watching the convulsions and contortions of not just DC itself, but all of us comics fans trying to make sense of this thing, partially because I'm tried of trying to make guesses of what this actually means for the comics industry. We don't know.
Stories and interviews with writers and artists handling the relaunch inevitably turn to quoting someone else within the organization, questions about sales figures, etc... Its just become about the business, and as I don't work in that business, I don't want to care more about sales charts and marketshare more than I care about how, exactly, Lex Luthor will have gone bald in the relaunch.
|I never read the first Stormwatch, so this is all new to me|
I may pick up another title or two. We'll see. I really want to spend some time looking at the books and hear what my colleagues are saying.
Hey, YOU GUYS are colleagues! What are you getting?