Thursday, July 10, 2014
Reboots and Relaunches: July 2014
Hey there, folks. Tash Moore here back with the post you all seem to love, but can never seem to keep around. Much like a family member who takes the coins in your piggy banks then slides out of a window in the dead of night. (That really happened to me in the summer of 1996. No lie.) It’s Reboots and Relaunches. Named for every time someone’s sales are slipping in any book. One of those two things happen. Shit, look at how bad things got for DC, and they did BOTH to all their titles. I’m slowly waiting for this to happen over at Marvel. If only so they can find a way to finally get that Captain America/ Goofy crossover By Mark Waid and Geroge Perez. I’d buy it. Shit, you know you would too! Legit! But really as always I’m just here to report “News” and then add my own wit to it. And by wit I really mean that I’ll give my opinion of the comic book news. For the record, almost anytime when anyone writes “opinion” on the Internet they really mean total hatred. I’ll try to be a little more kind here, but no promises.
Well I read some bad news. Jeff Lemire is leaving Green Arrow. This made me sad because, let’s face it, GA has been pretty damn good lately. It’s done a total 180 from being in the crapper of the DCnU. He’s only been on the title a few months but he’s done soooo much more than most writers have done in the last 20 years.
Wait, I gotta give the devil his due, this is the best Green Arrow since Kevin Smith. Oh, don’t look at me like that. You all know it was damn good. And damn good and Kevin Smith just don’t live together……at all. So new writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski are taking a “back to basics” approach to the book. For those who have been in the Industry, we all know that back to basics means that “We didn’t really read the shit that came before so screw that, We’ll just write what we remember from the 1970’s and collect a paycheck. Sound good? Great.” So I guess what I’m really trying to say is this $2.99 book is getting the axe soon. Hat’s off to Mr. Jeff Lamire and the whole crew for kicking ass on Green Arrow.
Speaking of Creative changes, Cameron Stewart, will be taking over Batgirl some time later in the year.