I feel like I post about comic frustration too much and should focus on positivity but where else can I go? I have become so disenchanted with the DCU lately. Between king’s Batman, Bendis’ Superman, and the go nowhere Justice League I have pretty much checked out of the DCU. There are always ups and downs in entertainment and you ride them out but I’ve never felt so many downs at once and for so long. It seems like the twice monthly books now take three times as long to resolve plots.
First, the last issue of Batman was a perfect example of how I feel about King’s run. I very much dislike some of his choices but hate his style most of all. Pages of lame dialogue and by the time you get to the final page the story hasn’t advanced at all from when you opened the cover. This is the most prolonged, pretentious, and self indulgent thing I have ever read.
JL has been going for 30+ issues and pretty much nothing has happened that wasn’t outlined in the the press release when Snyder started. Maybe new is that Luthor changed and J’Onn is gone but who believes that will last, a new made up cosmic character was awakened like a year ago, classic characters were used with no lasting impression and the world is STILL “marching toward doom”. I’m thankful for Jarro but I would trade him in for a plot resolution without thinking twice.
In my opinion, Bendis is better off ignored and maybe he will go away. It’s a shame that I find him in unreadable because the art seems great.
Obviously there’s Doomsday Clock taking years but now that I treat it like Elseworlds I am fine with it and look forward to binge reading when it’s over.
I think one of the only stories DC has resolved in a timely manner lately was HiC and I wish that one had never happened. And I guess WW found Themiscyra for like the 10th time since I started paying attention.
This isn’t crazy nerd rage it’s just that something that used to be so fulfilling has become so disappointing.
And the fact that “Bat” “Cat” exists in alternate timelines makes me hope the heroes lose the next Crisis.