Hey all! I've been a big fan of the site for some time now, and am trying to become more involved with this great community. That said, I'd like to start a discussion on Rebirth.
I just re-read DCU Rebirth, and noticed reoccurring themes of love, hope, and heroism. My biggest complaint about the DCU in the last 10 years or so is the continual shift towards grim-and-gritty, hopeless situations, and heroes no longer being heroes. This was capped off by the dreadfully dour Batman Vs. Superman, a movie where even the greatest, most shining hero ever created (Superman) is a brooding anti-hero that resorts to killing and never smiles.
Now, Watchmen is seen as one of the comics that birthed the grim-and-gritty movement of anti-heroes, shades of gray, and the like. With The Watchmen being set up as the antagonists in the new DCU, is this DC's way of (metaphorically) moving away from the gloomy past decade, and into a new, bright DCU that focuses on positivity, morality, and true "heroes"?
Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I sure hope so. Thoughts?