And yet, all of the praise in the world couldn’t save most of these books from dying after a handful of issues. As a fan looking in on the outside, it seemed as if DC cancelled a lot of books in the ‘90s. Every issue of Wizard would dedicate numerous pages to promoting all of DC’s promising new ideas, while the back-of-the-book solicitations informed us of the final issues of last year’s hot launches. I suppose I shoulder some of the blame. After all, I never bought these books. I bought dozens of X-Factor issues I hated and knew were garbage, but I didn’t give the critical darlings the time of day. So, now, I will dedicate a few weeks of my review schedule to DC’s low-selling yet highly-praised ‘90s output. It’s a meager penance.
(And, if someone out there were to take up my challenge and do index-style reviews of the ‘90s Superman and Batman franchises, I could guarantee you at least one follower...)