Yeah, it was Nu52.>>92596306
We were definitely doing it before then, but yeah, there would have seemed to be a lot more. DC was an easy target. Failed - very badly failed, very heavily hyped - movies, everybody clinging to the Nolan train and then getting *speaks into a cup in a child's voice* The Dark Knight Rises the following year and then Man of Murder the year after.
And the low point for the comics was there too. DC had an OK couple of years prior to the relaunch, then suddenly they've got this huge push except they forgot to advertise it properly or relaunch the whole line so that it didn't have needless callbacks to a dead continuity. And then they sent DiDio out to conventions to plug it and instead of engaging with the audience when he was asked a fairly foreseeable question, he started yelling at Batgirl.
And then the fanboys got in to try and defend him, because they needed something to do before they were all about ethics in gaming journalism. You know your relaunch is fucked when the neckbeards choose it as the hill they will die on in defense of men not having to listen to women.
I felt terrible for DC. Diane Nelson must have thought it was the end of her career. DiDio was way out of his depth and he knew it - he's a backroom drone, not a hype guy. Should never have been out there. Johns was just fucking around taking no notice of anybody with his comics. And in retrospect they were probably already fighting against the move to Burbank that eventually happened. Lot of friends losing jobs there.
Poor dumb bastards. Shitty job, relaunch down the crapper and latched on to by the worst kind of comics fans over an avoidable, accidental incident at a con.
but yeah, around then. We had so many threads about that cosplay chick. Shitty, shitty threads.