Monday, May 3, 2010

Green Ronin to do DC

In what I am sure is already "old news" Green Ronin sent out a press release today about their new partnership with DC Comics to do a new DC Adventures RPG.

You can read the details here,

Personally, I couldn't be more thrilled.
Mutants & Masterminds is one of my favorite Supers RPGs and I have been more of a fan of DC over Marvel since pretty much the late 80's early 90's.  I loved the DC Animated universe (Batman, Superman, Justice League) and all the Batman movies.  In fact I was just talking to Greg this weekend about how much I prefer DC over Marvel.

Yes as a teen I read Spider-man and the X-men.  I loved Dr. Strange (especially all the 70s occult influences)  and Tomb of Dracula. But the the stories were getting to be retreads of things I had already seen before and I was not an avid comic reader by any means.  I actually read more comics in college than I did in high school and I read more now than I did then.
Sure I still think Wolverine is cool, but Batman is a hell of a lot cooler.  The older I got the more I appreciated what DC had to offer in terms of story.  Marvel went for the quick angst more times than not from my point of view.

Given my roots I also liked DC's take on magic and horror a bit better.  Sure they never had anything quite like Tomb of Dracula or even Blade, but they had Zatanna and John Constantine. Dr. Fate is not as cool as Dr. Strange, but he is still pretty cool.    Plus my kids like the DC universe more now.  I have a theory that most people start out liking DC,

So maybe I'll spend this week doing some posts on the DC universe and on Mutants and Masterminds.


Anonymous said...

will be interesting to see how compatible this new DC system is with the core M&M (hopefully, very). But, good news in any case and I wish Green Ronin well with this project.

Timothy S. Brannan said...


I have enjoyed all the DC comics builds I have seen on the Atomic Thinktank forums, so hopefully this is going to be a winner for GR.

Trey said...

This is good news! M&M is an excellent system.