I'm out too.
No more comics, no more figures. For the foreseeable future. I don't know if it's my recent birthday (the big one), or other events in my personal life, but I'm over it. It bores me. I'm done with companies with their own agendas. First DCD, then Mattel. Fuck 'em. I can't help but think if Mattel had stayed the course, DCUC would still be up and running. GLC Classics, Batman Legacy, and waves 17 and 18 back to back kinda fucked the formula. The obsession with Super Friends/Powers is absolutely absurd. Now we're forced to buy a subscription for classic figures and the dreadful DCnU takes over at retail.
I am sick to death of arguing with other grown-ass men over costume details and shitty headsculpts. Fuck the toon tards and Super Powers fetishists. I wash my hands of the whole fucking mess. It's an argument that no one will ever win and really makes us all look like a bunch of window licking paste eaters that crashed the short bus into the Special Olympics training facility.
Reading the DCnU is like trying to shit a brick. It's agonizing. While I'm one of the few people around here who thought there might be some actual merit in a relaunch, the execution has been just that, an execution. Rebooting everything else while giving Batman and Green Lantern a mulligan will come back to bite these morons in the ass as sure as I'm typing this. I'm a DC guy. Marvel lost me years ago and cemented it when Marvel Knights became the mainstream Marvel U. And I'm a little too old (fashioned), to put too much effort, time, and money into the indies. And I include Vertigo/Icon in that as well. DC is it for me. And Earth 2 sealed the deal. Why make Alan Scott into Swamp Thing? It's fucking idiocy.
What's the plan? I wait and watch. I'll pick up Multiversity for sure. I can't miss this one. But it's months away. I might pick up a well done Kamandi title if the premise is based on Jack's 40 issue run and it has an A-list creative team. Other that that, I'll just wait it out.
Action figures are more or less over for me. It will take something extraordinary to get me back in. Major Matt Mason in six inch scale could be a start. Outer Space Men too. Or perhaps someone taking the concept of Legendary Comic Book Heroes/Indie Spotlight and actually running with it. Kirby Genesis or Project Super Powers figures might be fun as well.
I've decided I need to get out into the real world more. A lot more. I haven't done much for myself, my community, or my country of late. Too much time spent on the internet or in front of the TV. Last fall, I had over 30 shows set in my DVR. Down to less than half of that now. My total time on the 'Mess is approaching a year. That can't be good. I'll probably start volunteering at the local animal shelter. I just adopted a kitten from there too. I'd like a dog, but my condo doesn't allow them. I may also volunteer for Romney after the convention. Red Cross is always good too. I give blood whenever I can. I've been hitting the gym also. Never hurts.
I kinda met someone recently. And although I don't think it's gonna go the way I want it to, she made me realize how alone I am at times and how much it sucks. And how I'd given up and gotten used to it. How I've neglected friendships. Time to mend them. Time to prepare for the next phase of life and actually start living again.
My above rant was not directed toward any of you guys, but the internet in general. It can be a cesspool. I really hope no one is offended. And I will be around. Talking movies, TV, wrestling, politics, etc. The other nerd stuff is done for me. At least for now.