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Glad you like the original Captain Marvel, and I agree with most of what you've said. Sometimes I think it's appropriate to do more than passively not buy the comic. Protests and criticism have their place.Well, there's a first time for everything... :)Torchsong gets it.No.Okay, here's a question for you should fans be rewarded for their loyalty to a character even if the copyright owner wants to make drastic change?
The copyright owner owes you a comic. Nothing more. Nothing less. And it's not even a two-way street. You don't owe the copyright owner anything. You have the choice not to buy their book, see their movie, download their songs.
Example: Captain Marvel. I love the character. I've read pretty much everything they've ever put out about him. I winced when they gave Mary Marvel purple pigtails and started showing her ass every five minutes in Countdown...because that wasn't what (to me) the character was about. As a result, I didn't buy Countdown. I don't see myself purchasing this current incarnation of Cap, either. I might check it out in a store, but I vote with my dollars, and the $3-4 I'd use to buy a story about Cap I'm not likely to enjoy would be much more appreciated by the indie company or self-publisher who has a story I *would* like to read, don't you think?
Here's the fun thing, though...if you don't like something, and you don't buy it, that'll come back to the copyright holder. "Wow, people aren't digging what we're doing with Green Arrow. Maybe we should re-tool him or just cancel the title and bring him back later." Those three George Washingtons are your ONLY real way of really showing a company what you think about what they're doing. It's why I buy Demon Knights day and date of release. I want DC to know that I really enjoy this book.
Well, no. It's not starting fresh to retell a story arch that was done well to begin with. To me they're doing this to skirt around the problem of the fact that even though killed and brought back to life this Green Arrow has been slinging arrows for more than 50 years. So, they're going to pretend he really started being green arrow in about 2011 and that's how they'll keep him young. And he probably lost his money in the mortgage backed securities meltdown instead of being swindled out of it, of him personally being swindled out of it, which if they do that I think detracts a lot of motivation for why he's a hero in the first place.@JSA4me, before Ollie was the liberal, skirt-chasing (OK, fishnet-chasing), conscience of the JLA, he was a millionaire with an arrow cave and an arrowcar, and a kid sidekick, and largely indistinguishable from the Batman of the era. Then he lost everything and his character evolved. In one issue
The new series is starting him fresh and is intended to show the transition from millionaire playboy to crusading liberal over time. Sounds like it could be a good story to me, if they get the right writer.