All I'm saying is that this whole thing is far too overblown for something as small as a digital comic tie-in. I simply cannot bring myself to feel all this hate you guys are feeling for such a small side project, when the proper mainline comics themselves have been so horrendously bad for the past few years. In the grand scheme of things, the JL Beyond comic is pretty innocuous to be frank. Not to mention that as I've said it's fairly easy to write off as not canon. So I'm honestly surprised by the passionate hate towards it considering how small the comic was.
ThatOneGuy wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:24 pm
I can honestly see both sides of this argument. I don't particularly like the Beyond comic and I don't consider it canon but I don't hate it either. In a way it is settling, it feels like a "best we're going to get" scenario. I hope DC redos the whole thing this time with the fact Batman Beyond came out Before Justice League in mind so I personally think the Beyond Universe in a way is a "Bad" ending. There is no way JLU's Batman would turn out like the Beyond version of Bruce.
We should see a split Universe where Bruce ends up with Diana and Terry is their son, hell in JLU the episode The Once and Future Thing implies nothing is set in stone.
If DC wants to dust off the DCAU continuity again and do something interesting with it they should explore where and how certain characters choices created the Beyond Universe and how it could have been avoided and give us the alternative.
I'm afraid that requires commitment and actual willingness to do right by BMWW and its fans. Do you see anyone in DC or WB actually doing that ? Cause I don't. Going through all the trouble of retconning the DCAU and the Batman Beyond universe, which would be absurd given its popularity, all just to give Bruce a happy ending seems like far too much to expect from DC. Not to mention that there doesn't seem to be any real interest from either DC or WB to explore and promote the DCAU once again.
I totally agree that given what we know from JL/JLU, it's difficult to imagine Bruce turning into a bitter old man, Diana running off to the Justice Lords universe, and Superman ending up as a somewhat jaded loner, but it's not impossible. Things don't always work out and heroes don't always have the happiest endings. However, given the unique qualities of the DCAU and how amazing of a representation it remains today for the DCU, it's disheartening to see it go the way of many lesser comics from DC. It's tough to see such a greatly realized Universe end on such a sour note, especially for us BMWW fans who don't have any other alternatives to look to.
Sadly I don't see DC/WB seeing any of that or even feeling the need to go back and give something back to all the DCAU fans. I hope to be proven wrong but I can't say I'm too optimistic at this point, seeing how even DCAU related project are finding it difficult to do anything interesting, let alone any BMWW stuff. Still hoping for the best.
BatsGeek wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:03 pm
Is there any way to undo the hearts you hit on a post? Because I just did this by accident.
Click on the heart icon again....I think ?
Wed May 01, 2019 3:57 am
Bruce needs growth. He needs to get out of this stupid hole that people keep making him circle around and back to Catwoman. Over and over. Put him into the hole with Wonder Woman and stay there. FOR. GOOD.