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#1  Edited By Sorasonic

@Redatom1234 DC's current shows aren't very effective at enticing people to read comics IMO. I understand that isn't their focus though, and I'd like more showcases too. I agree with you on Daredevil. It's very good but it is a bit overrated.

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@minisaladfresh The idea is essentially a trailer for the comics, while also being far more interesting and in-depth than a 3 minute trailer. It's meant to get more people reading comics. The episodes would be designed to tell a self-contained story so that each character could get the spotlight at some point during the season. I didn't know that Arrow and The Flash are doing that well though, that's very good. I do agree on the animated movies part, DC's are fantastic. Good point about the movie thing too, however it is good to point out the ratings of DC movies vs Marvel movies; Green Lantern and Man of Steel weren't rated as well as things like Iron Man and The Avengers. Thanks for the reply.

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@scouterv Huh, these seem pretty neat. Thanks for telling me about them

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@scouterv I've never seen the DC Showcase, although from what I just watched, it seems similar to what I was thinking, but shorter and with less detail.

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@scouterv I'm not trying to suggest that the current TV shows that DC is producing are not going to interest people in comics, but I think that that isn't their focus. I completely agree with you that DC's current focus isn't to interest people in comics, and it's very understandable as to why, however I think it might benefit them in the long run to do so. On the subject of a Batman series, I understand the flaw in the idea, but I think if they did it correctly then it might work. Thanks for the replies by the way.

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@scouterv Perhaps overshadow is the wrong word, but what the goal of these shows would be is to get people to read more comics, not to become more popular in the TV industry. The Bat-Family series was just an example, however I do think that because of Batman is so popularity, doing a series on him first would be a good introduction the the idea of several different shows like it. It is good that DC is introducing some more characters into the Flash, and I am looking forward to Teen Titans, but it seems that those shows are supposed to be stand-alone and meant to make money on their own, not necessarily to show off the characters featured within them and sell more comics.

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Over the past few years, many people have been pointing out the quality of Marvel's cinematic efforts. Films like Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man, and of course The Avengers, have all gained critical acclaim and massive popularity among both comic fans and movie-goers alike. The blending of a comic book's complexity and a movie's visual and auditory experience has resulted in a multi-billion dollar franchise that has grossed over 7.5 billion worldwide. Compare this to DC, who've grossed around 3 billion, less than half of Marvel's total. Based on just these numbers, it seems that Marvel is dominating DC in the movie industry.

Recently, Netflix's Daredevil has been highly praised by many critics, being called one of Marvel's best TV series ever. While this is true, it is interesting to point out that it's the first time in a long time that Marvel has overshadowed DC in the TV industry. Shows like the 90's Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons were always highly rated, but paled in comparison to the amount of critically acclaimed shows that DC had. Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, and Superman: The Animated series have all been well received and liked by fans. This is all well and good, but all of these shows have either ended or been canceled. I believe that DC hasn't been focusing on their TV efforts correctly. The Arrow and The Flash have been reasonably popular, but they aren't making people interested in comic books, which is where DC should be trying to focus.

I had a thought, and I think it's the way that DC can start enticing people to read comic books. The DC Universe has always been organized into families and organizations. The Bat-Family, the Justice League, and the Green Lanterns are all examples of this. What I think would work for DC is to make multiple TV series' about their families, showing off a day in the lives of their members. It'd leave intrigue that would lead to more people wanting to read about the characters that are featured in each episode. Let's take the Bat-Family for example. We have two episodes about each member, one showing their first identities and experiences with crime-fighting, and one where it shows who they've become and what they look like as an experienced crime fighter. Dick Grayson would have an episode showing his cheerful career as Robin, then an episode showcasing him in his Nightwing identity. Jason Todd would have an episode dedicated to his death, then an episode that shows his anti-hero adventures as Red Hood. Barbara Gordon would have an episode as Batgirl and Oracle, Tim would have Robin and Red Robin, etc.

The Flashes could each have three episodes to themselves, the Green Lanterns could get the same treatment. Shows like this could be entertaining to both comic fans and non-comic fans. What this would do is present new and interesting characters to its audience that might spark interest in DC's stories. While interest can be sparked through normal TV shows like The Arrow, the series is designed to be self-contained, explaining everything it needs instead of leaving things out and being designed to intrigue readers into reading more. We'd all love a show about our favorite characters, but often times things like aging and special effects can get in the way of long-time series', things that won't be as much of an issue if each character only had an episode or two to themselves. Please discuss, I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on the idea.

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Question: What steps would another player and I have to go through to make a large event happen in Gothic City?

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