Recently a writer on this very site launched some big criticisms against the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Criticisms that ranged from the business end to the creative process, but adding up to some pretty damning claims against the world that moviegoers world wide have seemed to find pretty fun. Regardless of public appeal, no universe is immune from the scathing pen of analysis, and the writer should be commended for their systematic take down of the MCU. However, fair is fair, and if you really want to talk about a Cinematic Universe that's problematic to a fault you have to talk about the DC Comics Universe. For a comic company that's been around longer, both in print and on the big screen, you'd think they'd be the ones setting the pace for the rest to follow. Sadly, that's not the case, and the reasons why seem to be glossed over the moment a crossover film everyone's been looking forward to is announced as a sequel to a decent (but not excellent) reboot. Here now are 10 points of order that also range from business to creative ends of the spectrum, with an overall flavour of what's going rotten in the state of Warner Brothers and DC Comics.
Mike Reyes may or may not be a Time Lord, but he's definitely the Doctor Who editor here at What Culture. In addition to his work at What Culture, Mr. Reyes writes for Cocktails and Movies, as well as his own personal blogs Mr. Controversy and The Bookish Kind. On top of that, he's also got a couple Short Stories and Novels in various states of completion, like any good writer worth their salt. He resides in New Jersey, and compiles his work from all publications on his Facebook page.