A friend was telling me the same thing the other day but we got sidetracked on more important matters (it was either the deficit or quantum physics or, most likely, Star Wars) so he didn't elaborate. Am I correct in assuming that DC has delivered an edict for a crossover or a costume change or specific guest stars, etc. or is it something else?
No it's something else. Apparently Williams III on Batwoman has been seeding a villain plot for two years, and has now been told "Nope". Paul Jenkins was told that BATMAN NEVER SITS! It seems to be endless micro managing tripling the workload on the creators.
Unless your name is Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns or Jeff Lemier anyways. I'm still buying way too many but plan to cut down to maybe 5-6 titles. Some books like Stormwatch that mostly worked are now terrible. they dumbed it right down and brought in Lobo, never a good sign. New books like The Green Team look horrendous from the get go. It's clearly a corporate mindset looking to exploit stuff into other media then a comic book company looking to make great comic books. Snydor dropped Swamp Thing after the Rotworld event that kind of fizzled and now it's turned into a dumb superhero book. Phantom Stranger looked cool, except it's about Phantom Stranger wanting to be a dad. I don't know who that book is intended to be for. Constantine as a single title isn't half as good as the Justice League Dark was/is, it just comes off dumb too.