DC Comics’ Cyborg Dilemma Part 2

on March 18, 2017

I have made another video about the Cyborg character and address some of the defenses I have seen some people make for his promotion to the Justice League, and general elevation as a character. You can check it out by clicking the video below.

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4 responses to “DC Comics’ Cyborg Dilemma Part 2”

  1. Hudson Faber says:

    Both Green Lantern books are in a sales slump right now despite Rebirth taking the franchise in a very Johns-ian direction. You could say the current numbers are reminiscent of the pre-2004 figures, when Kyle led the franchise. I would love to see you address this. It’s always been my belief that books like Green Lantern and Aquaman saw a rise in sales because of Johns, not the franchises themselves, as evidenced by how much sales drop once Johns leaves a title. Van Sciver dismissed this on CBR a long time ago, but I think the numbers speak for themselves at this point. Heck, this is just more evidence that people aren’t buying the book based on Hal’s appearances, right? I mean there’s a reason he’s not treated like Batman, Spider-man, or Wolverine. Like I said, I’d love to get your take on this. It certainly seems like the franchise needs new ideas and a new direction.

    • Hudson Faber says:

      Also, do you think John Stewart would have headlined the central title by now if Johns and Tomasi hadn’t come up with the idea of orchestrating Hal’s return? I mean, he was the central GL on the cartoon at the time… Then again, that didn’t stop them from marginalizing him all this time…

      • Desh Derringer says:

        I’m not convinced that he would have. While he was on the cartoon, the most DC sought to do with him in publication was put him in throw away JLA adventures, where he was basically just around. The people making the cartoons are totally different people from those publishing the comics. Even if Johns and crew weren’t involved, I’m not really sure if John Stewart would be the main GL in the comics at some point. Maybe it would have happened, but maybe not. I think there are too many unknowns and ifs to really say one way or the other with conviction.

        HOWEVER… I think John Stewart would still be thriving in media, or at least doing much better than he is now. I believe it was a top priority of Geoff Johns and co. to intentionally put a halt to John Stewart’s multimedia opportunities (where he can be his own strong character and not a lackey of Hal Jordan or teamed with Hal Jordan), whereas other people, like Paul Levitz, may not have cared as much what cartoons and such do.

    • Desh Derringer says:

      The sales are very mediocre and continue to fall. When you compare the Green Lantern title to other comparable DC Comics books like The Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman, it is clear that the Green Lantern numbers are lacking and GL is pretty much in the same spot it was pre-Rebirth while those other books are still enjoying boosted numbers.

      In my eyes, this is indicative of a problem with the books and the franchise as a whole. I will make a video on what I think of the current state of the Green Lantern franchise, and how I think it could improve, and what I would do with it if the responsibility was handed to me.

      Thanks for reading and listening.

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