Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Countdown to Infinate Crisis (or what does DC have against Keith Giffen?)

This book was a good read. Okay, I said it. I couldn't resist the price and page count. Good writers. Solid artists. 80 pages for a buck. And it turned out to be a good read. The Blue Beetle got his props. Of course he's dead now so I don't know how much it all counts for. I'm not going to read anyore of this crossover, unless someone at DC wants to send all the books to me for free. No, I take that back. I wouldn't want to read it even then.

No, the real point of all of this is to ask why DC suddenly has a mad on for Keith Giffen and all the great work he's done with second string characters. Sue Dibny, raped then murdered. Booster Gold, broke and unemployed then blowed up and almost dead. Maxell Lord, gone round the bend and a bad guy again. The Blue Beetle, dead. Seems like someone's got it in for Keith and the gang. Or maybe this is a twisted form of homage. Either way I'm not interested in going along for the whole ride.

For someone who doesn't remember the crew's great run on Justice League International and how it revitalized a dead, and I mean dean and in the grave, franchise, this is probably going to be a great crossover series. For those of us who do remember, it's just kind of sick and makes my stomach fell quesy.

Bring on The Defenders. I'm ready.


At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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At 4:59 PM, Blogger Swanktrendz said...

Hey there Ken - email me at as I would like to post some of your entries on our website We need a comic/ movie etc.critic contributor


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