Over the years Comic Book Resources has had a series of question and answer columns with many different people. They’ve done them with Marvel most notably, but other publishers and creators too, and DC recently had their turn with with Bob Harras and Bobbie Chase’s “B&B”.
The latest rumor to hit the comic book scene is DC Comics playing writer shuffle once more. Now creative team changes are commonplace in comic books mind you, but if the newest rumor is true, you may not see some announced teams appear at all. As Marvel NOW! has made DC stand up and pay attention, Dan Didio is wanting to enhance the profile of lower to mid level titles and take them in new directions. Though with that, it may mean removing or shuffling around creators to make this possible.
DC’s New 52 was, dare I say, one of the more explosive moves a mainstream comic company has done, turning into big dividends for DC’s comic line. Resetting the entire DCU in one fell swoop managed to grab attention in a big way. I was one of the earliest supporters of the New 52, any initiative that creates new readers (in theory), isn’t a bad idea in my eyes. This radical idea managed more initially than I ever expected; making lapsed comic readers curious, creating new ones, and alienating old fans, all at the same time. But as I see what has been happening at DC recently, I keep wondering if the New 52 has any real direction.
The end is nigh. Actually, that’s a pretty unlikely scenario to say the least, but there’s nothing like a widespread end-of-the-world frenzy to make you look back and take stock of your life. Since we here at Comics Crux have lives revolving entirely around comics, this led us to wax romantically about those comics and series that made us glad to be a part of this world in the first place. Of course, because every fangirl or fanboy coin has a bitter side, we’ll also be looking at those comics that make us a little sad the world hadn’t ended just a bit sooner. Fell free to weigh in with your own love/hates in the comments.
There seems to be an on-going debate about whether we can (or should) separate a creator from his (or her) work. Meaning, if a creator such as James Gunn - the writer/director for the soon to be released Guardians of the Galaxy film - says some really homophobic and misogynistic stuff - should fans still support him?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve disliked superhero comics. Even now, when I sometimes review them or buy trades (like Batwoman) that come highly recommended, I don’t like them.
If you’ve ever heard of Deadpool then more than likely you’ve stumbled into the fact that Rob Liefeld was part of his creation. That seems to be a big, shiny sticking point for anyone involved in talking about Deadpool online. The main reason that I’m a fan of the character doesn’t have anything to do with Liefeld. The reason that I got into the character was purely to do with a chance encounter with a sheep gun.
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