Wednesday, March 26, 2008

McKeever Needs A New Playbook

Sean McKeever, you come onto Teen Titans after Geoff Johns' Titans East storyline, follow it up with Titans Tomorrow Today and now present us with the Terror Titans. Did it occur to you that all these evil Titans teams might become tedious after, say, the second group? How much reader interest do you think there is in the Clock King?

Please try a different tack? I'll ready to drop this series from my pull list, and I'm the guy waiting for a new Sentinel mini-series.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Maybe I'm Being Too Harsh

As Easter has come and gone, I had a chance to reflect. In this moment of introspection, I wondered if maybe I was a little too harsh about the work of Bruce Jones. I mean, I only read his Incredible Hulk and Nightwing runs and the OMAC mini series, so maybe there was a series out there that was actually good that I missed.

Was I wrong? Is there good material out there? Apparently, a story he wrote in '74 was made into one of those Masters of Horror films, so maybe it's just his superhero work that is dreck.

You tell me.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I Had A Weird Thought

In last week's Thunderbolts, there was a moment that caused me to think something I never thought I would. The moment was this:

Upon seeing this, I thought,"Man, it would be awesome if Speedball came back." Then, I thought, "I think it would be awesome if Speedball came back." It threw me because I was not a Speedball fan at anytime from his debut up to his near-death experience in Civil War and his full-emo experience in Civil War: Frontline. He was just a goofball character Steve Ditko made before bowing out.

It took lead-handed Paul Jenkins to make me care about Speedball. If I didn't so greatly hate every aspect of Penance, I wouldn't get excited for the return of Speedball. Well, Warren Ellis deserves the credit, since Jenkins would more than likely keep Robbie Baldwin as Penance forever, which would suck.

Oh, and read Thunderbolts. It's excellent.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

To DC Comics,

You suck.

For, but not limited to, the reasons listed here, DC Comics has been found guilty of publishing utter shite and taking the company-wide crossover into over-bloated insanity.

  • For saddling Will Pfieffer and Dwayne McDuffie with lame tie-ins while they are a perfect fit for the books they're writing. No one cares about Salvation Run, we want Catwoman running the East End and a good Justice League story.
  • For giving Bruce Jones work.
  • For Countdown. Garbage.
  • For Infinity Man being the New God Killer. I'm sorry if that spoils it for you, but since they made it so damn easy to figure it out, you shouldn't be surprised. I mean, really, frickin' Infinity Man? Who didn't guess that and think, "It can't be Infinity Man. That's too easy." Fuck you, Stalin.
  • For replacing Greg Rucka with Bruce Jones on Checkmate.
  • For Trials of Shazam! and the fact that a twelve issue mini-series hasn't ended fifteen months later. And the hack job Winick did on Captain Marvel, Billy Batson & Freddie Freeman. Save your magic scripts for Juniper Lee and give us the superhero Captain Marvel is supposed to be.
  • For bringing back The War That Time Forgot and having it written by Bruce Jones.
  • For Gotham Underground being a prelude to Salvation Run but coming out at the same time.
  • For The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul. What's the point if Ra's gets drugged and locked in Arkham the very next month?
  • For A.J. Curry-Aquaman talking down to Superman & Batman. That was just crap.
  • For the Forerunner back-up in Countdown to Adventure. Ugh.
  • For the Eclipso back-up in Countdown to Mystery. What the hell is that, some filed away crap you just decided to throw on the back of Dr. Fate?