As much of a DC enthusiast as I am, nothing is without flaw, and I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the things that I would love to see DC improve upon. However, I try not to think of these as flaws, so much as a fan request wish list. And so it goes….
In all honesty, this is a point that could serve to win favor for DC in the public eye, while helping to win the popularity contest. Unfortunately, we live in times were DC is the underdog, and connecting with the fans in a more direct way could only increase DC’s public image. One way in which this could be accomplished, is via a vocal, passionate representative. Simply put: DC needs a face. Someone the fans—current and potential—can immediately identify with. Now granted, DC has begun to make some in-roads in this regard, with their DC All-Access YouTube page. It’s fun, it’s engaging, and it’s easily accessible. Then there’s the official DC website, as well as fan sites such as the esteemed DCComicsMovie.Com. So does DC need more? Do they need their own version of Stan Lee? Or are enthusiasts like us enough?
When word broke that Milestone Media 2.0 was coming, this humble fan was quite happy. My first thoughts were ‘took ’em long enough’. My second thought was, ‘so what does this mean for DC?’ As I’d previously written, Milestone fits quite well with DC. DC has a history with a variety of franchises, from Fawcett, Charlton, Quality, and Wildstorm, all of which have added to their tapestry. Milestone is definitely of that caliber. In this DC enthusiast’s opinion, there is no better partner for Milestone, other than DC. As we understand it, Milestone does have some projects in the works with DC, such as the Static Live Action Digital Series. Here’s hoping DC will increase their relationship across other multimedia platforms.
BRING BACK YOUNG JUSTICE/MORE CARTOONS ON TV
Okay, so don’t get me wrong; it’s great that we have Teen Titans Go, and that it’s insanely successful. However, that alone simply isn’t enough to satiate those of us DC animation fans. Many of us are still smarting over the cancellation of awesome shows like Young Justice, and Green Lantern. While we understand the reasons for those cancellations (well, not really), that doesn’t stop us from missing them just the same. For that matter, there simply needs to be DC animation on, well…. somebody’s network, on a weekly basis. So what say you, DC? Is there a new cartoon series in the works? And if there isn’t, will there ever be?
In my previous article, I wrote in detail about DC’s great history with multimedia. However, there was one aspect that was conspicuously absent. That is because this is the one elephant in the multimedia room, that DC hasn’t quite shown up to as of yet. Now granted, I could have spoken about the fact that DC was the first to create the cinematic experience, and that they’ve had varying levels of success with movies over the years. But we all know that’s not what the fans care about; as the saying goes, ‘you’re only as good as your latest effort’. And while Man Of Steel was amongst the greatest comic book films to date, the fans are thirsting for more of the DC Cinematic Universe. Yes, yes, we know it’s on its way, but in in the era of popular comic book movies, we all are wanting and expecting more from the company that basically started it all. And for those keeping score: movies are the last piece of the pie that completes DC’s total domination of multimedia. Just sayin’.
CONNECT THE DCCU
Much to the chagrin of many DC fans, DC has made their position rather clear, that DC films and TV will remain separate—at least for the time being. However, in a time when Cinematic Universes have been become the thing that most fans desire. Again, we as fans understand the reasons given for keeping things largely separate, DC has already proven that creating a larger Cinematic Universe not only quite possible, but also very successful, if and when done right. Arrow, Flash, and the upcoming Legends are clear and present examples of this. Now, we all know that coordinating a TV universe, and then merging it with a movie universe can prove daunting. But we all have faith that DC can accomplish this like no other studio can. Here’s hoping this is in the cards.
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