Quote from: SAGG on June 13, 2016, 11:32:12 amQuote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 13, 2016, 11:23:10 amAll 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...Quote from: Musical_Necromancer on June 13, 2016, 08:29:29 amQuote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 13, 2016, 12:07:42 amQuote 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.
American comic books have been rebooting to fit changing times, as well as competition from video games, ebooks, and Japanese Manga.