Personal DC History
My DC history is even faster.
I got Morrison’s JLA run and stuck with that title until they relaunched it years later. During that era, I got some Batman titles off and on. Through Batman 550, I fell in love with Cameron Chase, as she seemed like such an interesting character. She was suppose to be my DC Kitty Pryde where I would have collected all of her appearances, which I looked into, and I’m missing like 30 of her appearances but she was in several hard to find DC Secret Files and those things get costly. She is not in the New 52 yet, thus I have no interest in that whole mess.
I remember there was a time towards the end, where I would buy DC comics, and just put them in the back of their respected boxes.
That’s how I was surprised when I had own every issue of Identity Crisis and sold them for a pretty penny. Now I wish I read it as I really dug Brad Meltzer’s Decoded series.
I got Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow and stuck with that title all the way to the One Year Later event. That was the only real series I was still following and enjoying though Judd Winnick did try his best to get me to drop the title but I kept on. Took a great character like Mia and just ruin her. And I like Judd, but not every cast of characters has to have one person who is HIV Positive. Though I did enjoy rewatching his Real World season when MTV reaired in fully a few months back. Wished it concluded with a Where Are They Now episode. Pedro and Me is such a great book if you ever get a chance to read it. Barry Ween too.
That whole One Year Later also helped with dropping titles, as it was another perfect jumping off point.
That’s what I don’t get about DC’s whole, every 15 / 25 years, reboot the entire universe, but strangely keep some important aspects of the previous one thus causing some confusing time line issues, whole thing. They must get twice the readership but I’ll be curious to see how many stick with it and how many do they lose. Must be enough of a win to keep doing it. Plus for those who dropped the universe, how nice is it that now you can just know, in your head, that you have seen all of those adventures and can close the book on that character.
My favorite DC Characters are, in order : Chase Cameron / Wally West Flash / Batman.