EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though the Big Two comics publishers get plenty of press elsewhere, we feel a sense of duty to cover at least some of the upcoming changes currently underway in their respective universes. We’d like our coverage to go a bit beyond the surface elements and get into depth where it deserves it. However, with such a massive re-boot in store at not one, but two, major publishers who put out a monthly mountain of books we wanted to avoid burn-out.
So, we’re going to concentrate on focusing on just one of these publishers, and cover the other’s changes as time permits. We at BC were already leaning towards DC, simply because they are trying to revive and bring new life (rebirth) into their established characters. That’s different from what Marvel is doing by taking established icons and introducing new (and younger) characters to wear the same costumes. Marvel seems to be reaching out to new readers while DC seems to be trying to get their older audience back. Both publishers need to do something - - so we’ll see which strategy pays off.
Captain Blue Hen employee Jason Colatriano wrote a passionate argument for DC’s Rebirth, which we have re-posted here. Jason is a modest fan, and begged off on supplying us with a biography. He does say “ have had a love of graphic storytelling for years. It’s a hard habit to break. I’m also a Peter Cetera fan.” When asked about the new DC titles, he says his favorites right now are SUPERMAN, BATMAN, and DETECTIVE COMICS. He’s also “heard very good things about NEW SUPERMAN.” Jason’s faith in the DC Rebirth, his optimism and exuberance for the new DC books have persuaded us to walk down the same path. Read on . . .
Guest article by Jason Colatriano of Captain Blue Hen Comics . . . . . . .
It’s hard to adequately explain why I’m so enthusiastic about DC’s next big event, . Imagine you grew up with someone and really considered yourself pals. Heck, you think of them as family. Then high school hits. The two of you grow apart until you almost don’t recognize them anymore. I mean, you know them to see them, but they dress edgier and have this whole new attitude. You pass each other in the hall and don’t even really acknowledge them anymore. When you do finally talk, it doesn’t sound like them either.