I've played this game a lot so new stuff is greatly appreciated. And now I can't wait for the next expansion which will be major and add a lot more new content.
But one department at Marvel is failing badly: their merchandizing team. And not just once or twice, but repeatedly for years and years. Specifically, they repeatedly cut women out of most of the tie-in merchandizing for their movies and TV shows. It's bad, and I truly hope Marvel can turn this part of their business around.
What could have been a daring statement, a complete wiping of DC's slate to boldly reboot everything and wash away decades of continuity to modernize their line, was instead mostly a hot mess. Some things totally rebooted, others totally didn't reboot, and not very much of it worked well together.
One of DC's worst sins in the last few years has been diversity in their comics line. Yes, some great standout characters like Batgirl and Batwoman, as well as the phenomenal reboot of Wonder Woman (which, sadly, recently came to an end). But Marvel was doing a better job of putting people of color, women, and different sexual orientations in their books. DC, on the other hand (other than their standouts) got a lot of deserved criticism -- I'm looking at you, New 52 Starfire! -- and looked like they lacked sufficient diversity in their editorial leadership and creative staff.
So I'm happy to hear today's announcement that DC is taking a step in the right direction. They're finally dropping the New 52 moniker (it's not new if it's a few years old...), signing some great, more diverse talent, and -- perhaps most importantly -- expanding their lineup with a more diverse cast.
Ultimately I'll still "make mine Marvel" but I'm looking forward to checking out some of DC's new titles. Especially that new Cyborg solo book -- I always liked him.
(Now just bring back Static, dammit! That book was the other shining star in the New 52 lineup!)
The Last Goodbye - Peter Hollens (Billy Boyd Cover): http://youtu.be/yD1c7795z-M
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