Fans Plan Protest at Comic-Con against DCU Reboot!

A group of fans are organizing a walking protest on the Saturday of the San-Diego Comic-Con, against DC Comics relaunch in September by means of a Facebook event. Check it out!

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By darkknightlegend - 6/29/2011
Fans angry at DC's planned Relaunch of its entire 52 titles are organising a protest on the Saturday of Comic-Con International.

The Facebook page reads:

Are you utterly baffled, disappointed and just ANGRY to see how DC ruins your favorite character's design and wipes decades of comic history out of the mainstream universe? Well, you're not alone!
And why not make some noise at the biggest pop-culture event this year, where creators, artists and writers appear in person - show them how fans - the fans of the classic characters, the (nevertheless slightly changing) designs, the character's history and personality - really feel about it!


Like many of you, most of the issues seem to be with the redesigns of the characters as well as wiping away years of continuity and past DCU stories.

If you want to check out the details of the event, the Facebook page can be found HERE

What are your thoughts on this protest?
Source: Facebook
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Anthrax - 6/29/2011, 3:00 PM
ha! im in
JULEZ13 - 6/29/2011, 3:07 PM
I think its a good idea. I really hate the redesigned costumes. Classic is always best.
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:14 PM
really a Protest lol

Superman new costume is actually alright and some of the others are good. i dont like Static new costume

jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:16 PM
the only thing people should protesting is that WB/DC failer on making a great Green Lantern movie.
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:21 PM
San Diego is too far for me to protest. Besides...it's a waste of time.
PaulRom - 6/29/2011, 3:21 PM
The only thing people SHOULD be protesting is to stop people from talking shit about Green Lantern in every other conversation.
CraptainAmerica - 6/29/2011, 3:24 PM
Ha ha ha! A geek protest?! No wonder people get sick of fanboys!

@PaulRom. AGREE completely
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:26 PM
@Xenix

i agree, i belive DC set him up to fail cause that new costume is so off putting.

@PaulRom

the truth hurts. plus im going to keep on mention Green Lantern cause im p!ssed off with WB/DC cant handle their own characters on film.
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:26 PM
I'm not too pissed about Superman's wardrobe change. Remember people, his suit has remained relatively unchanged for the 70+ years of his existence. Yeah I get there were slight changes and modifications in the design of his suit and the "S" shield but generally...he remained the same-





Besides, change is inevitable with a character as old as Superman. I wasn't too angry about his rebooted look. Yeah it looks dumber than the regular look but who cares, they'll try it out for him and when it fails, they'll bring him back to his rightful look. Why bother protesting and disturbing the peace?
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:29 PM
@jazzman- Static sucks. lol
KALel3412 - 6/29/2011, 3:30 PM
the only redesign im pissed about is superman
darkknightlegend - 6/29/2011, 3:31 PM
@Arminies, you say it like Marvel succeed in everything they do...
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:32 PM
@Arminies- Wait...aren't YOU also a DC-fanboy? ;D

You're one of us. lol

I mean you have what I'm guessing is- yourself as GL on your avatar.
BIGBMH - 6/29/2011, 3:33 PM
it's probably going to be pretty futile. the first books are already written and drawn. they're not going to go back to the way things were unless critical reception and sales of the reboots are bad.
PaulRom - 6/29/2011, 3:34 PM
@Jazzman How about we have ONE comment thread on CBM without the words 'Green Lantern' in it? Every comment thread I see on here is just bitching and moaning that GL wasn't as good as expected. EVERY COMMENT THREAD.
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:34 PM
@LP4

when milestone was doing the character he was good

@PaulRom

this thread about DC and their characters so its fair to mention him. their is no rules that i cant mention GL.
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:35 PM
@BIGBMH- That's exactly what I was saying in my earlier comment. It's lame to protest. I mean, I figure DC will try the new/rebooted look for these characters then...once they find the new looks aren't selling then they'll probably bring the JLA back to their classic looks.

Like I said...Superman's isn't TOO bad. Yeah it looks dumb but maybe it'll look better the more they try it out in print.

I'm one of the few on this site, open-minded enough to see how it works out. I'm not going to condemn the damn thing before they even TRY it.

Superman is a really old character...70+ years old...i figured DC would eventually wanna try something different.
DukeAcureds - 6/29/2011, 3:37 PM
This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard about modern fanboys. I'm incredibly dissapointed in all of them. Just imagine... what if fans of the 80s had a mass protest against Crisis or Dark knight or Watchmen. These comics haven't even come out yet for one thing and for another DC continuity is not exactly something sacred to be cherished. It's not 616, it's an absolute mess. It desperately needs a reboot and a revamp. What they are doing may be because they are getting pressure from WB, but that just means that it needs to be done to save the comics industry and the DC canon at the same time and bring it into the future.
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:40 PM
@DukeAcureds- I agree with you. I'm a DC-fanboy but I don't see the problem with DC trying something new out for a change.

Like i said- DC will try the new looks...once it flunks, they'll go back to the old looks of the JLA. Simple as that. It happens everytime. Superman became Blue Energy Supes for a while...because DC wanted to try something new out (in terms of his look and powers)...then look fans complained so DC went back to the classic. DC does this every time. It's nothing new.

jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:43 PM
@teabag

u mean The Proposal lol :P

A6K - 6/29/2011, 3:46 PM
Oh F#ck off
Solomon - 6/29/2011, 3:46 PM
this is ridiculous...
I don't know why some fans hate everything new?!
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 3:50 PM
@MrNoFear- Thank you. I was saying the same thing. DC for the most part, has kept pretty classic with the characters for most of their existence. Like I said- Superman has remained relatively unchanged for the past 70+ years.

That's a [frick]ing long time. DC felt it was time to try something new out. I don't see why everyone has to be so up in arms about that.

@Solomon- Yeah i agree. They hate on anything/everything new. I'm a DC-fanboy. But I just want to see new stuff for once. You keep getting served the same baked-potato for the past 10 years of your life...you're going to get sick of it. So why not order something new? Right?



MrOldboy - 6/29/2011, 3:50 PM
It'll eventually go back. over a little time everything will return to how its pretty much always been, like it always does. and i like some of the costumes.

@Intruder
haha, i forgot about techno thor. thats awesome.
Jobling - 6/29/2011, 3:51 PM
that´s so stupid the new suit is soo Cool
ultimatefan1974 - 6/29/2011, 3:52 PM
the elephant in the room that people don´t wanna talk about is all that companies are doing is desperate moves to salvage a dying format. They can´t get new fans cuz characters are bogged down by decades of convoluted continuity and there´s a whole generation out there who only knows the characters from movies and tv shows and don´t relate them to the current comics. And the hardcores -the ones who still buy the books- get pissed whenever they try to change looks and reboot continuity to attract new readers.
D117 - 6/29/2011, 3:55 PM
@PaulRom: totally agree, it's so annoying
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 3:55 PM
@teabag

true that, i dont know what other movie u talking about that had a ring then :P lol

@Intruder

techno thor is a legend
LordHuck - 6/29/2011, 3:56 PM
Congratulations to the protest organizers for coming up with the most useless and futile waste of time in years.

@ultimatefan1974

You summed that up about perfect.
ChaosFreak - 6/29/2011, 3:58 PM
Can't they just realize that they can't do anything about it?
ArtisticErotic - 6/29/2011, 3:59 PM
@ultimatefan1974

So very true. If DC and Marvel want new readers, they need to start creating new characters and stories and stop relying on their age old characters. I love the superhero genre but seriously it's time to move on to the new things now.

Also this protest won't work if anything it will just provoke DC to further their relaunch. Fans you need to realize that comic books change with the times, they always have and always will. Bronze age, Silver age Golden age now it's time for a new age. I'm thinking Platinum age??? Lol sounds kind of dumb though.
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 4:02 PM
@teabag

oh yes, i swear i got swine flu from watching it lol
Rivehn - 6/29/2011, 4:04 PM
That techno thor is probably using a cane now that's how old he and his joke is.
JR - 6/29/2011, 4:04 PM
This people should get a life..........
LP4 - 6/29/2011, 4:05 PM
Wow, i went through the group and i gotta say it's funny how even a lot of the people on that group posted comments saying they think the protest is stupid. LMAO

LordHuck - 6/29/2011, 4:08 PM
Some die hard traditionalists will never accept even a small amount of change when it comes to their comics.

If they had their way they would NEVER not in 100 years change Superman’s costume.

This kind of static dead-end philosophy not good for comics.
jazzman - 6/29/2011, 4:08 PM
@teabag

I KNOW RIGHT

shackle - 6/29/2011, 4:09 PM
And the fanboys prove why a reboot (or whatever they call it) is needed.

The money is not in comics. The fanboys are not enough to keep the comic industry afloat and profitable. It is the mainstream that is making the films profitable, and it is the mainstream--not the fanboys--who are going to keep the comic industry viable. So DC is freshening up their characters, and shedding the ridiculous warehouses of luggage they are carrying around, to make them more accessible to the mainstream, and fanboys have a fit over it. Hey, fanboys--without a reboot (or whatever you want to call it) there IS no more comic industry. So suck it up, get over it, and quit throwing your sad little temper tantrums.
JWStubner - 6/29/2011, 4:11 PM
Get over it. I love DC as much as the next guy but let's face it, as characters, DC's Hero's origins and even, for some, their look are a bit dated. Did they need to redo EVERYTHING? Probably not, but it's not worth protesting over. Grow up or get a job or I dunno. I mean there has to be more important things going on in your lives to get worked up over. If anyone should be pissed of enough to protest it's comic shop owners and employees.. who have REAL jobs.
SageMode - 6/29/2011, 4:11 PM
A protest? Is it really THAT serious? SMDH.....

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