We all knew that when DC announced they were going to go back to number one on 52 of their comics this fall that the change would be met with skepticism and anger from core fans. A little less anticipated is the march against the relaunch that is apparently happening at San Diego Comic Con this year. Really.
Before we go any further, let's hear straight from the horse's mouth why a protest is something hundreds of people are willing to take part in. Here's the message directly from the Facebook page:
"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!"
If you're wondering what exactly this showing of angry comic book aficionados might accomplish, you're not alone. At this point, DC is so far along in producing their new line of 52 books that there's no way for them to outright cancel it. At best, writers and editors will get the message that they need to be very careful in what they alter from established history. Of course, it's just as likely that DC will simply see this as further proof that some fans need to get out more.
How about you? Are you one of the hundreds of people planning to protest? Or would you rather just sit back and watch the show?
(via The Beat)