Race + Comics: On Green Lanternís Near-Death Experience
Thereís a stink surrounding DC Entertainmentís alleged intention to kill off John Stewart last week, and it sticks out when you consider this ostensibly non-related promotional item: the company is now pushing a digital-only book based on the adventures of Batman. Specifically, the Batman of 1966.
Again, thereís no direct link between the companyís digital division planning to resurrect this version of Batman and the DC Comics editors wanting to off the incarnation of Green Lantern that managed to gain mainstream acceptance without being involved in a Hindenburg of a motion picture. But what it does tell us is this: the company would rather court fans of a nearly 50-year-old television show ó one synonymous with the cheesiest stereotypes about comic books as a medium and the fandom surrounding it ó than the fanbase of a critically-acclaimed television show that was on the air less than a decade ago.What do you think?
Gee, I wonder why that could be?
Is Mr. Garcia right, or wrong?