I would like to start off by saying thanks for all of the positive feedback on my podcast. I’m glad you all enjoyed it, and I look forward to making more!
I have been wanting to do this post for quite some time. Every time I go onto the comment board or facebook comments on Newsarama, CA, or any other comic book themed site I am instantly struck by the amount of hate for DC. All the people on there are scathing DC, their characters, their universe, everything about it.
I first became really interested in this topic a few weeks ago. I of course knew that the internet hated DC, but this was a clear-cut example. Newsarama had posted a preview for some title, I believe it was Nightwing. When looking at the comments on their facebook link to it, the comments were nothing but hate. Some of it relating to Nightwing, most of it just hate for DC and the New 52. Here are some samples “There’s no point, DC will just reboot again next year when sales tank” or “I followed many New 52 titles until their sales started tanking again. I hate to get invested in the losing team” or my personal favorite “Are they really still doing this abortion of an idea? When will DC get a fucking clue?”
Later that day Newsarama posted an interview with Kieron Gillen about Iron Man NOW!. These are example’s of comments left on that post “This title looks so good! Marvel NOW! is killing it!” or “They’ve really stepped up the game with Marvel NOW! Great teams on great characters. The other companies should get a clue.” Or the most negative one on the panel “I don’t like Greg Land’s art. I have a hard time reading comics with him on it. Iron Man’s my favorite though, so I’ll give it a shot”. Yep that was the most negative comment (not referencing DC) I found in the 60 odd comments it had at the time.
Why is that? Why do people generate so much hatred for DC, but then praise Marvel. I understand that Marvel’s fans are zombies and the DC’s fans are generally classier, but can have their faith broken easily. I get this. What I don’t get is how none of us DC fans manage to pop up on the radar. Maybe it’s the Marvel zombies who run the internet, and if that’s the case I feel a bit better. My question is though, where are the DC fans? Where is my strong net of Twitter followers that, like me, wants an internet of equal coverage? Can we truly enact change without doing the dirty work in message boards or comment sections?
What are your thoughts? Are you as bothered about it as I am? Let me know!
Until the next time, DC FOR LIFE!