So the fine folks over at Newsarama have posted an article in which ten of their writers and editors each list one thing they dislike about DC’s “New 52” series. There are mostly adequate concerns, particularly the mention that the New 52 is a bit scatterbrained as to what it wants to be. Some comics seem to be continuations of existing plotlines, while others are totally new. I get that. It can be a bit confusing. It’s not a dealbreaker, but it’s something that could have been thought-out better.
The problem that I have with this list is all the whingeing about the sex and violence. The Joker face-rip in “Detective Comics #1” was too violent. The sex in “Catwoman” was over-the-top. The comics should be more subtle, etc. I could not disagree with this more. I love the sex and violence. That kind of thing is entertaining to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good story, but what I *really* love about entertainment is that it *entertains* me. Sometimes I want a filet mignon, and sometimes I want reheated pizza.
Since arguments like this are completely matters of taste, there’s really no sense in calling their opinions “wrong”. They don’t like to see ultraviolence and nudity, and I do. But still. I really dig what DC is doing. “Catwoman” was terrible, though. But not because of all the sex.