What are your opinions of Meltzer's JLA narrations? Does anyone else hate them? I don't see much online dialogue directed toward this topic, more is focused on the infamous rape, but to me his narrations are his worst offense.
First the "man crush" stuff just comes off creepy: "Hal is the best of us" "People think I like Roy because he reminds me of Ollie, but no. It's bigger than that. It's his fearlessness." Then when he goes into badass narration mode, it just gets worse: "He thinks fast. I think faster."
I will say, the best badass dialogue I've seen in a superhero comic to this day remains Dark Knight Returns: "You've got rights. Lots of rights. Sometimes I count them just to make myself feel crazy." I think Meltzer is trying to get his own classic badass line of that caliber but is just a little too geeky to pull it off.