Amoebas wrote:They've done that and it equals cancellation every time because the perception of him being the Fish Talking Guy is still always there with us readers.
Instead, Johns is going to directly deal with that perception and try to change it for the better.
It's a unique approach and I for one am looking forward to watching it unfold.
And I'm so tired of the 'they're writing fanfic' bit'. Basically, everything at DC & Marvel is fanfic - the writers just get paid to do it. This lame complaint needs to go away.
Like I said, I get what Johns is doing with it.. but for a #1, it just came off shitty. This did not make me want to keep getting the book. A #1 should be exciting and showcase the character.. not have him in a series of vignettes being mocked by people.
And I don't care if it's done in the past.. it's never been done with Geoff Johns/Ivan Reis behind the wheel.
At DC, that's basically carte blanche to do whatever you want. Geoff Johns fans will buy it regardless. Which makes it even curiouser that he'd start it off like this.
And the complaint is valid when it reads like fanfiction. I feel like Johns must've been chuckling as he was writing each scene.
"I guess you need a glass of water or something" heh.. heh.. *rimshot*
"I'll have the fish and chips".. oh, that's rich!
"You talk to fish".. "I don't talk to fish".. "Aquaman talks to fish!".. "No, I don't"...
It was all very
But the end showed some promise, when he was with Mera and the final page.