Remember how I complained that nothing DC does has any permanence to it?
Then, there's Norman Osborn and Bucky over at Marvel.....
Except that Norman Osborn's resurrection was actually necessary, (he was the only
character who could have worked as the mastermind behind the Clone Saga. They didn't have a choice in that situation.), and Bucky has actually *shock* *gasp* been affected by his experience.
I'll repeat what I said before. DC hits the reset button, changing things back ALL THE TIME
, and it usually results in things being just like
they were before, and they do it because they cater to idiot fanboys who wine when things are not exactly like they were when they first started reading. That's the reason I cannot read a DC book, and have not done so in nearly a decade. I refuse to waste my money on or get invested in a company that doesn't have the balls to have actual long term, tangible growth. Why waste my time reading DC when I know that, twenty years from now, everything will just be undone and the reset button will be hit once again?
Whenever Marvel undoes something, they usually do it in such a way that the characters involved have actually been CHANGED by the experience, and in a way that leaves the door open for further character development in the future (see: Jean Grey, who's resurrection opened the door to her becoming a more powerful, more prominent character, or the resurrection of Colossus, who came back noticeably different, yet still Colossus.) Actual, tangible character development, experiences actually impacting the characters involved? What a novel idea. DC might want to give it a try sometime.
So, yeah. My complaint stands. Nothing at DC ever really changes or has much permanence. Pretty much the only characters who are allowed to develop beyond cardboard cutouts, and have real, lasting, changes are the Batman characters. And I'm not optimistic that it will remain so for much longer either.
Edited by Obsidian, 06 April 2009 - 10:24 AM.