The DC Universe.
Possibly one of the greatest comic universes in the world, if not the greatest.
Lately I've often been asked what I like so much about series such as Batman The Animated Series, Superman The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and so on.
Their opinion on the shows were all basically,
"It's badly drawn and colored. The storylines of these series are often not complex and at the end of 1 of the series, it usually stops abrupt and without a mindblowing 'everything comes together' episode."
And even though I love the shows, I must agree with some points.
Nowadays, the graphics of those shows can be considered 'bad', but I think that's a matter of how high ones personal bar lies.
The stories are indeed not complex and perhaps not even interresting for someone who's not into the superhero stuff.
And indeed, even though I love all the shows myself, I find it a shame that most of them stop abrupt and leave many plotholes open.
But none of those things are the real reason why I love these shows so much.
First of all, I have always been a retro, oldschool type of guy.
Therefore I really dig the old drawing style in these shows and knowing that it was all drawn and colored with the hand makes it even more amazing.
Second of all, the 1 big real reason I love these shows so much, is because I can connect to them.
It just a simple world where you have justice and crime fighting eachother.
But within that world are so many great characters with so many interesting backgrounds and origins.
And I'm not only talking about their 'superhero origins', but also all their personalities, characteristics and lives as their alter-ego's are so well developed and interesting.
I simply know that a universe with so many great characters can offer everyone in the world a character they could connect to in some way and find themselves in.
I'm especially pointing towards the Batman part of the DC Universe.
Every time again, it's just so amazing to read about him, his alter ego, all these eccentric, insane, lovable villains and how it all connects together.
I'm sure that everyone who has a heart for the DC Universe has their personal reasons why they love the universe and boundries on how deep they want to dive into the Universe.
I'm even willing to bet that everyone can tell me at least 1 character from the Universe that basically won their love for the universe.
Some only like the Superman Universe, some only like the Batman Universe.
But that doesn't divide the community within the entire DC Universe, no no no.
Every character and every story is connected in some interesting, devious, disturbing or even romantic way.
And that's why I love the DC Universe.