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chap22 wrote:Wednesday Comics 1 -- a lot of times I don't know how much credit or blame to give Didio for the stuff DC does...he's obviously where the buck stops, and he's the fall guy, and taking on that burden is kinda admirable. But at the same time, the stories you hear about some of his practices from certain creators takes away any feelings of sympathy I have for him, b/c he really does sound like a control freak full of awful ideas. Where the DCU is now as a whole is so awful, that even the few books I unabashedly love I fear he'll realize they're good and try to do something to them himself and ruin them. so I don't know if WC is "his baby" or not, but what it is...is probably the single best thing DC has done since he's been there. Even after ony 1 issue. I love the format, the mix of characters, the creative team choices, hell, I even love the page-at-a-time serialness of the storytelling. That 1 page of Batman pissed me off so bad when I turned the page and I realized I had to wait a week to see WTF happened next...until I realized that's exactly what it's supposed to do. It's been a while since a comic gave me that feeling, and it made me love the Bat story that much more.
My favorites: Batman (terrific set-up), Hawkman (I LOVED the narration from the hawks' POV...great writing by Baker), Metamorpho (great kitschy kookiness from Gaiman/Allred), Metal Men (Didio's writing was OK, and MAN that Garcia-Lopez art...awesome), Supergirl (Connor's art is tremendous, and the Super-Pets promise fun), Sgt. Rock (daddy Joe's still got the goods), Superman (yeah, i'd buy a Bermejo-drawn Supes ongoing in a heartbeat) and Wonder Woman (i liked the dreamy quality of the art, and this appears to be setting up a nice non-continuity "classic hero's quest" type story to get Wondy into man's world). I was a bit disappointed by Adam Strange (i just don't like Pope's art, and the character's voices sounded "off"), Deadman (great art, but the set-up was too much rote origin re-telling...i wanted more actual story), GL (I expect Busiek to do much better as we move forward), and I just hate Kamandi as a concept, so that did nothing for me.
Up until about 2 or 3 weeks ago, I wasn't going to buy this book, but after picking this up yesterday, I say this without any reservation, this was pure comics joy. You can't make a project better for ALL readers than this was. 12 issues of this is NOT gonna be enough. I would gladly plunk down 4 bucks a week for this from now until eternity if DC wanted to publish it that long (and could consistently keep this kind of talent on it). I absolutely LOVED it.