52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN #3 by Ethan Van Sciver
Intimate moments of the super couple.
Feel the super-love
Song kills me.
Brothers of Destruction
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Can tradition lead to mediocrity?
And if it can, can’t mediocrity lead to stagnation?
And if that can, what follows stagnation?
Let me start by saying that I love a number of things that DC is doing right now.
For me, Action Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman and Batman/Superman are the best books they’re putting out. Pak and Soule write the best Superman since Morrison rebooted Action Comics. I also love Ivan Reis’ art, because honestly, that’s the only thing saving Geoff Johns’ Justice League mediocrity now. Johns is too reliant on shock and awe moments, with the exception of the Shazam backup. Never really cared for Billy Batson, still really don’t, but it felt like he was actually trying to tell a story rather than get from one moment to the next. Last but certainly not least is Kenneth Rocafort’s art. The man is a phenomenal artist in my opinion, and like Reis, he makes his writer look better than he may actually be.
The flip side to that being that I absolutely loathe what Lobdell was allowed to do to Tim Drake and the Teen Titans. Such a freaking mess that I dropped it entirely.
Marvel, on the other hand, only really puts out one book that I love, which is Uncanny Avengers.
But there’s a scale to the story that Rick Remender is telling that puts the entirety of DC’s plans to shame, and it feels a hell of a lot more natural than what Johns and company are doing. Yeah, the book is clearly a divisive one, but you know what? I still love it. It isn’t perfect, nothing is, but it feels a hell of a lot more epic than Forever Evil or the Trinity War did.
Also, and maybe it’s just me, but when looking at both companies, Marvel strikes me as having a more coherent plan in place for its line, while DC’s plan feels much more haphazardly put together.
And one other thing is that with some exceptions, Marvel seems to be looking and moving forward with their characters, with the opinions on what they’re doing obviously varying. But the threat of the status quo returning, even dressed as the New 52 , seems much more apparent over at DC Comics.
These are just my observations, though, and maybe I’m just talking out of my ass here, but I had to put it out there.