Sep 1, 2011

Hey, That's My Cape! – ORACLE Says Goodbye to the DCU

This is the end, my beautiful friends. Whether you want to believe the DC relaunch will fail and things will return to the status quo or not, the change is happening and it’s truly a turning point. It kinda feels like graduation to me. Is the DCU growing up? No, actually many of them are getting younger, but they are moving on to a new chapter of their lives. They are facing the unknown, just like we are and just like a lot of us were when we graduated from high school or college.

I’ve talked a lot about the DC relaunch in this column, in other forums online and with friends. I’m kind of talked out to be honest. Now I want to see what’s going to happen. So in order to give myself a break, I thought I’d hand the reins over to the Valedictorian of the DC relaunch. I’m talking of course, about Barbara Gordon. Of all the changes being made in the DCnU, Barbara is definitely shouldering the biggest so I thought it only appropriate to have her give us some perspective on the changes.

Head on over for this week's Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama to hear what "Oracle" has to say about the DC relaunch.

2 comments:

Someguy said...

I still don't know how to feel about any of this. Many people have said that I'm not happy because things are changing. The weird thing is I'm partly not happy about this because things are really not changing. Characters that were created long before I was born are still younger then me. They are learning about their powers, their origins, their dating life again. That's not change that is holding on to the past.

What about the stories of getting older. The tragedies of life we all need to overcome. Mistakes we made, heck, mistakes or misdeeds that were done to us! This also shows something I always explain to my friends, yes dating is hard but marriage is harder. You think your nerves are on edge when the weather is bad, the water is rising and you might need to seek shelter try doing it while being the caretaker of a 1 and 9 year old. When going into a dangerous situation not only means you might die but leave children behind when it happens. Widowing and divorce, watching something bad happen and having to decide to try to get your child to safety first when time matters.

It seems more cowardly that instead of facing children, marriage, paralysis, sitting in a hospital when a love one's sick, or the passing of family and friends! It's not change, it wishing away the good/bad parts of life that we all still face. This just feels like we are going backwards again because we are not brave enough to go forward.

bryan said...

Jill (or Barbara ;)), that was a GREAT read. Incredibly heartfelt.