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Harley Quinn is like the unexpected Success Story For DC Comics

Started by Musical_Necromancer, June 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm

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SAGG

Quote from: BlueBomber2015 on June 16, 2016, 11:49:48 pm
Quote from: SAGG on June 13, 2016, 11:32:12 am
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 13, 2016, 11:23:10 am
Quote from: Musical_Necromancer on June 13, 2016, 08:29:29 am
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Quote from: Musical_Necromancer on June 12, 2016, 06:39:14 pm
characters costumes tend to evolve over time and Harley Quinn's Original costume doesn't lend itself well to Live Action...plus the jester costume just comes off as a bit too goofy now a days


Yes. And I tend to lose interest when they change things about a character that were part of that character's initial attraction for me. It sucks that there's no longer any room for the "comic" in comic books.  They were more entertaining when they took themselves less seriously.


I'm not saying that but if everything stayed the same we'd get bored eventually....this is a character that wasn't even meant to last and the only reason her comic book took off like it did is because they didn't stick so close to the animated series where she was nothing more than the joker's goofy sidekick

they took chances with her and obviously it paid off



I suppose I seem to imply that I'm singling the character of Harley out as an example of the bad sort of change in comics. That really isn't particularly the case, as in this specific example it's DC Comics in general that's gone off the rails. I just can't seem to enjoy any of that company's mainstream universe titles the way I once did about a decade ago. I guess Batman and Harley were really the only things left that were selling, which is why all the "rebirthing" is happening all over again -- DC's sales across the board having plunged drastically since the rebooted "New 52" of five years ago. That tends to make Harley Quinn look like more of a success than she really is, when really all we're talking about is less of a failure, in relative terms.
All of this rebooting (Marvel included) has gotten on my nerves. Because of their desire to increase sales, they keep reinventing their characters every few years or so. I'd wish they'd settle with one origin, and leave it at that...



American comic books have been rebooting to fit changing times, as well as competition from video games, ebooks, and Japanese Manga.
True, but not every few years on the same characters. DC (and Marvel) has had, what, New 52, and Rebirth, all within a span of five years? I've never recalled this much frequency in tearing up things and rebuilding. Crisis on Infinite Earths really redefined superhero storytelling to me. DC should have left it at that. Stick with the Tried and True. Constantly changing and reimagining to me means desperation and impatience....

Musical_Necromancer

Again Rebirth is not a reboot it's more or less a relaunch with added elements that were in the pre-52 universe


SAGG

Quote from: Musical_Necromancer on June 17, 2016, 07:37:01 pm
Again Rebirth is not a reboot it's more or less a relaunch with added elements that were in the pre-52 universe
What's the difference, other than this so-called added element(s), which were apparently already there before, and shouldn't have been taken out in the first place? It seems to me that it's just switching around stuff, and throwing in what was already there, saying it's different now...

Musical_Necromancer

Quote from: SAGG on June 17, 2016, 08:39:44 pm
Quote from: Musical_Necromancer on June 17, 2016, 07:37:01 pm
Again Rebirth is not a reboot it's more or less a relaunch with added elements that were in the pre-52 universe
What's the difference, other than this so-called added element(s), which were apparently already there before, and shouldn't have been taken out in the first place? It seems to me that it's just switching around stuff, and throwing in what was already there, saying it's different now...


they were there in the pre new 52 universe but not when the reboot happened...this is happening because they realized some of their mistakes with that move and are trying to get back to some of the classic elements of things



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