Archive for June, 2017

And Now What?

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

So, I’m reading all of this hoopla online about the Titans crossover event and how terribly I handled Damian and OG Wally and why didn’t I know this thing happened on page 6 of Obscure Comics #12 back in 2004. Okay, I heard you.

And now what? So, Damian is (apparently) no longer a little shit. He is thoughtful and more mature and less impulsive, less self-centered. Great. I got it wrong. And now what? What do we do with a character after we’ve smoothed out all of the rough edges and rounded off all the corners?

Wally *doesn’t* have a heart problem. Gotcha. And now what? How do we make OG Wally relevant or even interesting? I’m not trying to pick a fight or insult anybody, I’m really asking: and now what? What do the fans actually want? They seem to want their heroes to be perfect and problem-free. (more…)

Titans Go!!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
The Classic Titans meet the Rebirth team

The Classic Titans meet the Rebirth team

Well, Hosun (the real Hosun) hated it.

Overall, I was really happy with The Teen Titans Lazarus Contract Special #1. I thought Paul Pelletier did a fantastic job–most especially with Damian, who all but steals the episode– and I flat out loved inker Andrew Hennessey’s brush work. I thought it a kind of old school romp not unlike the classic Wolfman/Perez days. It was a real challenge with all of those capes and tights running around, but I think it plays well and finishes nicely, with great teasers for all three connected series.

And maybe that’s why self-assessing your own work can be a bad thing. I’m obviously way too close to the material to be objective about it. I found many problems with some of my work published over the past year that fans reacted well to. So here is the reverse. Hope that assessment is the exception and not the rule…

I’m Back, Baby!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

“Priest is a hack and Deathstroke is overrated.” by Anonymous

“A nigger.” by Anonymous

“He’s also a self hating nigger”

And this guy–

Such hostility. Sheesh.

FTR: No, I did not get permission from DC beforehand. And this nut–

“What’s his ‘Death of Jean DeWolff?'”

Actually, my “Death of Jean DeWolff” is “Death of Jean DeWolff.” I edited that book and helped Peter plot it in his living room.

It’s great to be back!!!