|"Is he talking about us?"|
First, let's talk about the elephant that has been in the room since 2011. Once upon a time DC Comics had an immense universe that actually existed in many different realities, spanning Earths from those various realities. If you ever watched that show Sliders, then you'd know that's it's honestly not the most difficult concept to grasp. It's basically like understanding that the reason Batman would never run into the cast of Friends is because one exists in a sitcom with a reality of its own and the other is exists in a reality where superheroes are fairly normal. DC decided they wanted to pare things down a bit to one Earth, but they still wanted to use many of the characters from the various Earths they had. Thus, Crisis on Infinite Earths happened, which was a tale about a being that was literally destroying all of existence and many heroes from all over the multiverse were gathered to stop said being. In the end, the remaining realities all became one reality and it was fine. I'm sure there were people bitching and moaning about it too, but we didn't have the internet yet then. It resulting in a refreshing of continuity (i.e. character history) that didn't really change anything so much as it streamlined it in a way that was still respectful to what came before.
|It also gave Alex Ross an excuse to paint one of the best pieces of superhero art ever.|
|Partially so Jim Lee could draw everyone with tons of busy lines covering them.|
|"DA NEW 52 IS DA BESS, YO!"|
In the new DC universe we got such lovely changes as Wonder Woman being arm-candy for Superman, Batman having several Robins within a span of 5 years (yikes), Superman behaving like a douchebag most of the time, homosexual characters being erased from existence so that their parent could be turned homosexual instead (yep, that happened), the Joker cutting off his own face, and Harley Quinn being portrayed as nothing more than spank material. Oh, and those Wildstorm characters? Yeah, all their books got cancelled and they're not really used. Yay, reboot! While they've still got a few good books (that are mostly not even set in the New 52 universe) it's still a very lackluster initiative overall. It looks like they're about to reboot again too, which has a bunch of new fans pissed of, so we'll see what comes of that. Moving on, let's talk about a different comic company that has been getting talked about like crazy due to reboot news of their own.
|Is it really secret if everyone is talking about it?|
|But then the internet happened to remind me that nothing is ever really "fine".|
|At least there would be a valid reason to have Wolverine on more than one superhero team.|
|Let's see if you can guess what reboot I'm talking about.|
|I'm sure some people might argue with me on that point though.|
Now Terminator is going down that road too, but some people are grumbling about it and immediately trashing it. Why? Well, maybe because they dislike that concept? And that is their right. But I find that many people are reacting badly for two reasons: the last two films and Arnold Schwarzenegger in old man make-up. Those reason are understandable too, as it's easy to see the reasons those would make you less excited. But...now this is a crazy idea...how about we give it a chance? I know, crazy, right? Because the thing is if we live in a world where Michael Bay gets to turn the Transformers into an a four movie dick joke with racist overtones and sexism smeared for all to see, can't we all least give Terminator another shot? They're trying something new and maybe it will be good. If it isn't, hey, I'll be the first to come here and shit on it. But I think it deserves a chance.
|Trust me, there are much worse looking reboots around the corner. Such as the one the walking scab here is from.|
|You guys are asshats.|