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    May 6, 2013 11:51 pm This writer on this book has the potential to produce something near the level of Morrison's "Doom Patrol" run. Now, I'm not saying it's going to get there, or even if it is there editorial will give it the space something like that needs. In fact, I'd go as far to say I'd be shocked if this was anywhere near as good as Morrison's Doom Patrol. Bu no matter how small the odds are, the potential is still there. How many other DC books can you say that about. (Actually, I think Dial H has been pretty freaking great, but still)
    April 12, 2013 11:43 pm The style over substance criticism that some people are making seems kinda off target (groan). It seems to me like people are falling back on a cliche when they're confronted with non-traditional storytelling. Just because it's not handed to you in heavy exposition, doesn't mean there's anything there. Not knocking anything else out there, but there's something to be said for lean and economical character study. Aja's work is fantastic, but Fraction's choices are what makes Hawkeye more than a boom that don't look like anything else on the shelves (examples of which are fairly widespread) and a book that doesn't feel like anything else, which is more rareified air.
    April 12, 2013 12:29 am Well, just a little over a day after Josh fixed comics, this guy had to go and break them again. See! This is why we can't have nice things!
    March 19, 2013 10:40 am Sorry, I just cannot fathom what would compel a grownup to take the tome to complain about a series that they supposedly dropped months ago. I don't want to be the guy who accuses people of not being intuitive enough readers to "get" a comic book that doesn't merely rehash tired amd worn out beats, but then again I guess I just did. You get Lobdell.
    February 28, 2013 3:29 pm The one and a half episodes of this season that I've made it through have given a chilling resonancy to the clich "a pale imitation of itself." Reminds me of the first post-Sorkin season of the West Wing. The show was able to recover somewhat for the final two seasons with the Alan Alda/Jimmy Smits stuff, but the Bartlett stuff was never the same.
    February 21, 2013 11:26 pm @Conor Yeah, I'm looking forward to that. His Legends of the Dark Knight story was pretty great too. I would love to see him get a monthly title to work with. Especially since it seems, at least to me, Marvel has been slowly phasing him out. I think he is one of those guys who could instantly make one of the "deep bench" titles really compelling. For instance, I'd be really interested in a Jeff Parker Hawkman, or a Jeff Parker Catwoman.
    February 21, 2013 3:48 pm God, DC could use some Jeff Parker.
    February 20, 2013 1:47 pm Joe Keatinge has a Marvel (Morbius) and a DC (DC Presents) book out today.
    February 20, 2013 1:06 pm Hey, at least give DC credit for going with fresh, younger writers with a background in independent books rather than 90s era throwbacks. Who knows if they will be given the space to develop by editorial, but at least it's a step in the right direction. And I've actually enjoyed Giffen's "Threshold" much more than I would have guessed. Maybe it's just me, but I try not to get all cynical about a new creative direction four months before the first issues come out.