Originally posted by Toyminator:
- no crossovers. stories are either in their own books or contained in mini or maxi-series.
While I think stuff like OWAW and whatever the Joker crossover was called are pretty terrible, the Officer Down and Murderer/Fugitive crossovers have been really good. Crossovers within a line, like the Batman ones work. The intercompany things are a problem.
- no double-digit storylines.
It's worked for No Man's Land and Murderer/Fugitive.
- lower the price of comics.
Not gonna happen. Get over it.
- each book is independant of other books (supes, bats)
Kinda takes away from the idea of the DC Universe, doesn't it?
- two core books max per character (supes and bats, again ... )
sounds good to me.
- develop some NEW properties.
They've tried. People don't seem very interested in them.
- remove the Metal-Men mini-series from continuity, bring back Gold and give Magnus back his tacky sport-coat.
- bring back Hourman
- an 'Mazing Man trade
Might be nice for you but that's not gonna do anything for DC other than have a few more series cancelled after a dozen issues.
- get Morrison and Waid back.
Isn't that going backwards. Obviously they had good runs but let's not put them back on books. I like what they're doing now.
- write at least one Batman AND Robin story per year. Remember Batman AND Robin?
- get Alan Moore to write Superman.
He did. It was called Supreme.
When it comes down to it DC has never really held my interest. I've followed Superman for a while but after a year or two the concept just gets boring. Batman (the character) has been quite good over the last few years. I don't read all the titles, just the ones that interest me. Everything else has also lost interest for me (ie - GL, JLA) or never peeked my interest at all (ie - Haven, WW)
1) They need to find a way to make JLA good again.
2) Move away from relaunches only die-hard DC fans would care about.
3) Get some decent artists to match the good writers they have.
4) Promote the Vertigo line better (not just in other Vertigo titles).