Black Lantern Jubilee wrote:Yeah fair enough, but I think throughout a long comic run, sometimes just hero v villain and amping it up like Johns does isn't enough for me. In reading Captain America I feel it mixes genres well, especially with some of the stand alone issues. Same with New Avengers, I feel sometimes the pace can vary, and in stead of getting straight up heroics we get espionage, mostly talking issues etc etc.
I can see where you're coming from though.
Yeah, I get your point. And I do like when Marvel brings in other elements to a comic. For example, I love how Thunderbolts became like a spy/espionage thing when Andy Diggle (one of my current favorites) was writing it.
I agree DC could do more of that too. But I'm not even talking about getting up to Marvel's level at the moment. DC needs to right the ship first. And I think having some kind of long-term plan for the DCU would go a long way toward fixing that.
A lot of the problem, I think, stems from piss poor editorial trying to make too much happen all at once. I think if DC had a little more faith in their creators, they could accomplish some cool shit.
I'm hoping with Jim Lee taking some of the responsibility in the DCU, it'll lead to better things. Lee showed that kind of management with Wildstorm and that line ended up doing some really impressive stuff for such a small publisher.
So, if nothing else, I'm optimistic about things improving