Date: 2011-11-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Except that's exactly what the present day status quo seems to be. Look at Teen Titans if nothing else.

Date: 2011-11-18 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
but in JLI they(civilians) blow up the Hall of Justice cause they want the gubmint away from their heroes. Most GLs are still cool with people. Aquaman is liked if disrespected

And Batman Inc still exists. That's a billionaire financing a private international mercenaries(the way it's setup suggests they're paid even if we know they aren't.) and people are cool with it.

Date: 2011-11-18 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
of course lack of communication between the offices seems to be one of DCnU's problems

Date: 2011-11-18 05:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
It's just the public of the DCU having different opinions of different DC heroes. It's not really contradictory, no more so than the public loving the Avengers but hating the X-Men over at Marvel.

Date: 2011-11-18 05:27 am (UTC)
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But that's one book, and the public attitude seen there seems limited to teenaged heroes. Look at, as jlbarnett pointed out, the GL books, Aquaman, Animal Man, Superman, etc.

Date: 2011-11-19 06:38 am (UTC)
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Not really.

There are only a handful of titles where superhumans are shown as mistrusted, as a class - JL, Action, and Captain Atom (which, aside from a handful of comments in issue 1, seems to be directed at Atom himself, almost entirely). Teen Titans comments on metahuman teenagers (in relation to Kid Flash) being dangerous, but the Justice League is treated as a reliable resource to go to on the matter, so clearly it's the teenager part that's the problem, made worse by their metapowers, not the metahuman part. (IE, typical 'KIDS THESE DAYS' nonsense with a metahuman twist.)

Flash and Batman both have individual issues with their respective local authority figures, but that's never suggested as anything but targeted at them.

Green Arrow has a bit of anti-superhero sentiment presented, but it's from the people who watch a supervillain's 'watch me kill!' feed, so you have to assume a self-selecting sample - and they like the villain, so it's the 'hero' part, not the 'meta' part that prompts the anti-hero commentary (especially since, in this case, it's aimed at a non-meta). (Plus Ollie's not that much less of a putz than he was before the relaunch, so there's likely to be some venom directed against him personally.)

JLI, the on-Earth segments of GLC and New Guardians, Animal Man, Mister Terrific, Static Shock, and Hawk and Dove all present them as well liked.

Resurrection Man and Superboy (and the majority of Teen Titans) treats them as a resource to be exploited, not something to be inherently feared.

None of the others set in the present - or recent past - present people with any strong opinion toward metahumans in general. (LSH, their relationship with the SP and UP government are the same as it's always been.)

Aliens are presented as being mistrusted, on the whole - thus Superman being particularly vulnerable to the PR attack he's currently suffering, some of the bits with Starfire in Red Hood, and the premise of Voodoo - but that's not quite the same thing.

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