Originally Posted by magnoanddavey
Well, let me ask you: Do you think that DE's approach of returning the Golden Age super-heroes to the present was successful.??
If you do, then maybe you miss my point. (And we have little to discuss.)
I'm of the opinion that PSP wasn't a successful approach to their return.
One of the points that failed their return (to me) was the fact that the readers didn't REALLY know these heroes and did not invest enough interest in the title to keep reading the books.
Compare the character development of the PSP heroes to the character development of the early (first 100 issues of) FANTASTIC FOUR, Peter Parker-SPIDERMAN, IRONMAN, X-MEN, etc.)
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT would be KEY to those many readers that quit PSP.
Had I not LOVED the Golden Age heroes of PSP ---I would have stopped buying that title.
By breaking up these heroes into their (let's call it) "brand groups" --- you could accomplish a number of things.
And you could give a number of creators a chance at a group of heroes they would like to play with.
The most successful creative team could get their group going as a monthly.... for one.
For another, --- to me, it matters GREATLY that they are not thrown into one pot, and stirred in together with other heroes that they have NO historical relevance to. Especially when we, and the current readers of today, don't know who the heck is who.
The point of playing these characters off against their world is at the basis of who they are.
I was excited to see Daredevil, The Claw, The Ghost, and Silver Streak in the story together, It was one of the things that I thought they were doing "right".
I loved the Ross picture of the ACE heroes sitting around a table --JLA style. I loved it. And the story where they all came back together. They were created to be together. Geeesh. Some of them had teamed up on the covers of 4 FAVORITES.
And that cover with SKYMAN, THE FACE, and MARVELO.... was magic to my Golden Age -loving eye balls.
And that GHOST cover with his plane. Holy-crap!!!
(Where is Positronics??)
What direction would you chart for our heroes at this point??
I would be interested in what you two would "stir up".!!