^ Agreed. If Irving would've been on this mini from the get-go, I would have followed it more consistently. The previous artist was horrible. So horrible that I couldn't even get into the comic.
I also read the Silk Spectre issue of 'Before Watchmen'--only so I could read the Crimson Corsair back-up (which I'm digging.) For those who are interested: ie. The Crimson Corsair back-up story will be released on the DC website (by itself) each week as it's published. Therefore, I don't have to acquire an entire 'Before Watchmen' comic just to read the final 2 pages. Well played, DC. Well played.
Where the Watchmen are concerned: if it doesn't pertain to Dr. Manhattan or Ozy, I don't give a phuck.
All of the Wildstorm stuff needs to be castrated in tone and scope to exist in a "status quo" universe like DC. It won't be impossible to pull it off well, but it also won't be easy. As with the other titles I've been interested in, I'll give it an honest shot.
Personally I think is stupid to build family for a character because familiarity and genetics shouldn't be an important thing for a self-made character such as Batman. I think that if you retcon Grayson into being a son of a long-lost Wayne cousing you're falling into some idiotic mythology of ancient pantheons in which everyone was family with any other characters, which is retarded because those ancient pantheons were also entirely separated entities from the get to go.
I disagree with the sentiment of this kind of retcon, I don't see why a character would be important because some genetic relationship, meh.
Anyone a little offputt that the DCU was rebooted so that they could get a fresh start only to reintroduce some of the same concepts that forced them to reboot in the first place. How many years before we have ,"Crisis on the 52"
Is anyone still reading Animal Man? Seems Maxine could be DC's Franklin Richards. The Red described her as "All powerful and life itself". I liked how she threatened Zatanna into turning her into a frog.
What I mean is stuff like the huntress (batmans daughters) from earth whatever being in the normal dcu and bruce having a young brother. This stuff is what caused the crisis to be necessary in the first place.
DC is a bit too in-the-moment for my tastes, they don't seem to realize the value that history gives them (It means you can stop using characters, and as long as you don't kill them, bring them back with a splash years later and have instant audience without having to spent time building them up!).
I do wish they took a move marvel-esque approach to events. Rather than start from scratch, do a status-quo changer, do the aftermath for awhile, see how people like it, and then do a new event that either changes things back or otherwise adjusts it. You don't have to throw the baby out with the bathwater to update things.