Would you buy ‘Z: The First Man’?
Chris Arrant lists six other series DC could revive, Before Watchmen style:
#2 – Z: The First Man: The final issue of Y: The Last Man was one of the best endings to any comic in some time, but just because there’s a great ending doesn’t mean there can’t be more stories. With Brian K. Vaughn back in the comics game with Saga, imagine if he and Pia Guerra came back together to tell about a miraculous pregnancy post-Yorick and the all-female population of Earth dealing with that.
More choices, like The Dark Knight, Preacher: Old Testament and more, at the link.
What other creator-centric collections should DC consider?
Jim Lee’s cover to Justice League #11
Alan Scott and readers through the ages
by Tom Bondurant
My parents were born in 1942, four years too early to be baby boomers. It also means they were just the wrong age to be exposed heavily to either the Golden or the Silver age of superhero comics. By the time they would have started to read, the Golden Age was half over; and when the Silver Age started in 1956, they were too old to be interested. I confirmed this with my dad, who has vague recollections of the original superheroes, but whose comic collection included more Archies and Little Lulus. (Had I known how much 21st-century hipster cred this would have given me, I’d have pressed him harder about those ….)
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What this publisher is doing, is stepping back from this notion that comics can be art and fine literature. How many other DC Comics are being taught in upper level university courses […] There is no passion in Before Watchmen, just money. Great for the short term for those involved, but could have a long term effect on how to understand the value of comics as a literary movement.
Robin McConnell, on the cultural damage Before Watchmen could do to comics.
Who won the 1980s at DC Comics?
Don’t turn your back on Maxwell Lord