I was going to write a long and involved post dissecting everything I felt was wrong with DC Comics’ new Justice League title, to date, and most specifically, with its most recent issue. But ultimately, who cares?
Geoff Johns is a good writer. Jim Lee is a good artist. Both men are creators whose work has ultimately (and especially lately) been not to my taste. That doesn’t mean it’s bad (at least not always), just not for me.
And that’s okay.
It seems the role of the comic fanboy is to be vitriolic in the extreme to what they don’t like, perhaps, in hoping their reaction will guarantee them more of what they do like. I don’t think this has done the industry any good, and I don’t need to waste any of my writing energy on it here. Instead, I’ve decided to write about comics that I love, rather than ones that I hate. Because ultimately, I do love comics, and I don’t want that love to be defined by the books I’ve liked the least.
So here’s to my monthly pull list: Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Batwoman, Birds of Prey, All Star Western, Demon Knights, I, Vampire, Justice League Dark, Conan the Barbarian, Fatale and Wolverine and the X-men.
Who’s writing Swamp Thing these days? I’ve been reading some of the collections of the Alan Moore run and finding them as great as they are made out to be.
Scott Snyder is writing Swamp Thing, and it’s excellent. I also highly recommend his work on Batman and American Vampire.