Subj: LOL - You're right and I fell into DC the same way you did - Johns pulled me in (NT)Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 12:08:28 pm CDT (Viewed 382 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why the recent criticism of Johns?
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 11:50:52 am CDT (Viewed 1 times)
| > No complaints towards Johns here. In fact, I think heâ€™s the best writer in comics right now, period! |
> Why do I think heâ€™s good? He actually has me buying DC comics, and I could care less about the DC Universe. I used to pick up Flash when Waid was writing it, because Waid was my favorite writer at one point (When he was writing Cap), but once he left, I was going to drop the. I read the next three issues and found I loved the book even more. Then I read the Avengers Red Storm series and I seriously think it may be my ALL-TIME favorite comic story (Bold Statement There). Then I saw the return of Hal Jordon and loved the art work (Van Scriver) so I picked it up and loved the story. The point is, without following him specifically, I found that the vast majority of stories I thought were great were written by Johns. I just recently picked up JSA and Action Comics, only because just now Iâ€™m starting to purposely follow what books Johns writes and I love them all.
> In terms of the complaints, you do realize this is the Internet? Very few people think, â€œHey, I love this (Thing)! I think Iâ€™ll go on the Internet and post my appreciation via a faceless, mostly non-point driven, untraceable web-board.â€