Psylocke by Greg Horn
Just how fast?
DC Presents #29
|—||Charles Bukowski (via quotes-shape-us)|
I thought this was neat.
“No grades at stake, gentlemen. Just take a stroll.”
”There it is.”
”Left, left, left-right-left. Left, left, left-right-left. Left, halt!”
”Thank you, gentlemen. If you noticed, everyone started off with their own stride, their own pace.”
”Mr. Pitts, taking his time. He knew he’ll get there one day. Mr. Cameron, you could see him thinking, “Is this right? It might be right. It might be right. I know that. Maybe not. I don’t know.”
”Mr. Overstreet, driven by deeper force. Yes. We know that. All right. Now, I didn’t bring them up here to ridicule them. I brought them up here to illustrate the point of conformity: the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of others. Now, those of you — I see the look in your eyes like, “I would’ve walked differently.” Well, ask yourselves why you were clapping. Now, we all have a great need for acceptance. But you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, “That’s baaaaad.” Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Now, I want you to find your own walk right now. Your own way of striding, pacing. Any direction. Anything you want. Whether it’s proud, whether it’s silly, anything. Gentlemen, the courtyard is yours.”
I think Geoff Johns and Charles Soule should consult Greg Pak on how to write a Superman that has a personality, because the guy I read in their books isn’t the guy I’ve been reading in Batman/Superman and Action Comics, and he most certainly isn’t the guy Morrison wrote.
What, is there some law that says that Clark has to be some borderline morose, socially awkward loner?
Geoff Johns doesn’t surprise me, because honestly, he doesn’t write DC’s Big Three particularly well. He’s too much of a paint-by-the-numbers writer whose reach far exceeds his grasp. To be fair, he has been better on Superman the second time around, but that isn’t saying much.
I’ve spoken about Charles Soule in the past, and to be honest, his most recent interview has done nothing to diminish my impression that he’s more interested in writing Wonder Woman than he is Superman, because he’s done more to give her a distinct personality, and he’s writing Superman too much like Johns wrote Steve Trevor in regards to Diana, as someone who needs validation in the relationship. It’s the same problem I have with Lois and Clark, him being the emotionally weaker of the two when they should really be equals.
So unless either Soule picks up his game on writing Superman or Pak can find the time to co-write SM/WW with him, it’s looking more and more like I’ll be dropping the book.
And before anyone points it out to me, I’m well aware of how Superman-centric the Doomed crossover is, and I’d rather have a well-written Superman than one who takes over a story.
Quality over quantity for me.
Greg Horn - Psylocke