Paul Dini talks to CBR and defends the first few issues of Countdown:
People are not falling in with the rhythm. You’ll always have people who’ll hate it just because they do or they hate everything, but I’ve heard from a lot of people who’ve really loved it. I did a signing in New York a couple of weeks back and people who had read it were just floored and a lot of them realized that in that first issue, yeah, we started out kind of slow, but that’s just the prologue and the actual story starts with issue #50 and from here on in things are just going to build and get faster and faster. I prefer starting out that way rather than having a huge explosion that will leave everyone kind of scratching their head and wondering what’s going on. There’s a great jumping on point and it shows the story really is itself. That said, I think readers are going to have to look back those first two issues, particularly issue #51, pull those out from time to time because virtually everything that happens in there is important and will be played out in later issues.