- Did you have a favorite issue this week?
The JLA issues were pretty decent – a strong improvement from what they did on Blackest Night, though honestly, that’s kind of a low bar to jump. There are parts of it that I’m not that into – it felt rather padded and some characters like Donna Troy just felt so off. But the initial premise sounds promising, so I’m willing to give it a shot.
Now, the Titans: Villains for Hire book, that was just absolutely godawful. This is the picture definition of the trashy, edgy, wannabe 90s extreme books that was going on at this time: the characters were all dull, the art was muddy and poor, and the purpose of the entire issue was to seemingly murder a bright, optimistic and strong hero of color who is literally far more compelling than all of them put together. Not only that, but they trivialize and make fun of The Atom by putting his corpse in a freaking matchbox.
- Was anything surprising to see?
That anyone would think that Titans special was a good idea.
I’m gonna try to be optimistic and see if the book maybe improves as we go along for it in Brightest Day, but I really doubt it’s going to happen.
- Any thoughts on the new JLA hero?
You mean Supergirl? I like it. This take on the JLA is interesting in that it feels like the next generation is starting to take over, between Dick Grayson as Batman and Donna Troy. Having Supergirl there kind of finishes up that trinity.