jet: Wiccan from Young Avengers in the air surrounded by glowing blue magic (billy is a beautiful butterfly)
jet ([personal profile] jet) wrote2012-08-20 11:59 pm

Ugh comics why

So because [personal profile] koumou is a terrible person she has been sending me Tim/Kon (Robin or Red Robin/Superboy) fics. I've been generally avoiding DC because I know people were rightly angry over the reboot and DC's general stance on making their comics appeal to a wider market (they are against it). And I still don't want to read any! Because after being shown things like this to document their 616!Steve/Tony level of canonness, and being forced to read over her shoulder as she shows me the pages where, after Kon's death, Tim destroys his cloning machine in a fit of rage over his failed attempts to clone Kon, and after being called out on his cloning attempts(!!) by Kon's girlfriend, starts crying, says "I miss him so much", and starts making out with Kon's girlfriend while they are both crying over their loss, I have to face the fact that in the reboot continuity, they essentially no longer have any sort of relationship. Basically, fuck you DC.

Also because koumou is a huge jerk she has infected me with Jason Todd feels. I don't want to care about any Robins, okay, or former Robins, or people who have never been Robin in the new universe (hahaha). They're just so... shiny.


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At least with DC I feel 100% justified in not spending a penny on them.
admiral: gwendolyn → odin sphere (『dante』→ ❝ devil may cry ❞)

[personal profile] admiral 2012-08-22 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
ugh I've read very few DC comics but I ship Tim/Kon so hard they are perfect. /sob

I've dabbled in the Batverse comics, mostly by borrowing stuff from the library, and from what I've seen I like pretty much all of the Robins and Batgirls haven't read any Batwoman but shhh. Especially Barbara Gordon because she's fantastic aaah.

But everything I've heard about the DC reboot really sucks. :C
admiral: ryoko → tenchi muyo (good lord that can't possibly be legal)

[personal profile] admiral 2012-08-23 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
yeaaaah it does seem like DC just shit all over the old continuity when they rebooted everything.

haha Kate Kane sounds interesting and I know a couple people who really like the Batwoman comics, but I haven't been able to get my hands on any yet. I think the last thing I read with Jason was the storyline where the Joker killed him, but it was an 80s comic so it was absolutely hilarious. (The Joker becomes the Iranian government's representative in the UN I fucking can't - )

DC's reaaaally dropping the ball lately on pretty much all minority issues, especially with women. Marvel's pretty bad at times, but the amount of bullshit coming from DC these days is just ridiculous.