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Old 05-14-2018, 09:28 AM   #17
Avenger
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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB View Post
He's the poster child for everything that's wrong with "hot," fratboy writers today. Lots of splash pages, double-splash pages in issues you can read in 2 minutes, giant "everything you've known is WRONG!" events that cliffhang into even gianter giant events, all the while hiding behind A-list artists so their stuff always sells. You will never see Geoff "slum" it with a B or C-list artist. He's a hack of the worst kind.

He was always a decent ideas guy, at least, but then somewhere around GL Mega Event #2 or #3 he ran out of ideas, so he didn't even have that.

And 95% of his big events aren't even about telling a good story or getting into any of the characters' heads, but either A) Going down a list of things he wants to retcon from the character(s)'s history, or B) Retconning something of his own. He also has a big tendency to introduce supporting characters and subplots and then completely forgetting about them, ignoring them.

To be fair, "Rebirth" itself wasn't bad. And maybe the first... 15 or so issues of his initial Vol. 4 of Green Lantern, before the whole franchise became Sinestro Corps War #1-500.
Yeah, I agree with you.


Blackest Night was supposed to be a big deal because all the differents colored lanterns were working together to stop Black Hand & Nekron.

The thing is, immediately after that, they did it again to stop Krona.

Another annoying stuff in the News 52: the multiple titles events like "The third army" or "Wrath of the first lantern", where you need 2 or 3 issues of each title to complete the story.

Ok, the event is also sold in a volume of it's own, but when you only read the main GL title, it's frustrating to get the beginning, the end, and missing a big part in the middle.
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