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    Default JMS to Dive Headfirst into DC Universe

    While not yet naming names, J. Michael Straczynsk told CBR News he will be writing not one, but two ongoing titles for DC Comics with one expected this fall and a second, highly visible book, coming early next year.


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    I think the more JMS delves into DC and gets more assignments, the more the probability goes up of him signing an exclusive with them.

    Even though he's writing Thor he might just try to stick it out for as long as he can or have some sort of clause in the DC exclusive contract that just lets him write that one Marvel title. I would be surprised if he stays freelance though where I think both companies would benefit from his output.

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    Well, this'll be interesting.

    His early work on Amazing Spider-Man featured some of the best Spidey stories in years. But he's hardly immune from writing crap.


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    If it's Flash or JLA, I'll be very, ery happy. I may pick up whatever it is though, just to see.

    Seriously though, if it's Supes- Johns and JMS on Superman, Morrison on Batman, Simone on Wonder Woman? That's a force to be reckoned with.

    EDIT: Here's a wildcard suggestion though- what about the New Gods? If it's a high profile launch starting next year, it could well be out of Final Crisis, which could imply NG, since they're the centrepieces? And with Thor, JMS already has experience at relaunching a Kirby mythology!
    "After all, John McCain's led a very Biblical life. Like his namesake Cain, he is not afraid to go negative on a brother. Like John the Baptist, he paved the way for the new Messiah, and like Moses, he takes advice from a Bush who is going up in flames."- Stephen Colbert

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    New Gods would be my #1 pick for him.

    To me, he's one of those "I can write really good, but sometimes I can swing and miss really really big," type of writers--I'm not sure I'd put him on JLA right away. I'd give him a solid mid-level title at first. (I do think Aquaman would have been a good choice if that character did speak to him)

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    It could be Hawkman. I heard that DC was gonna relaunch that series again. What if JMS is doing HAWKMAN ?
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    If any writer could breathe some life into Aquaman, it would be him. Let him go with a high concept fantasy vibe and let him cut loose. Like I said in another thread, he's great at writing stuff like that, he's pretty average when it comes to standard superhero stuff. Putting him on a title like JLA would be a waste, as the book already has a good writer, and he's reduced to doing back-ups so DC can tie the book into everything under the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    It could be Hawkman. I heard that DC was gonna relaunch that series again. What if JMS is doing HAWKMAN ?
    Hey, maybe 10th time will be the charm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Whitmore View Post
    Hey, maybe 10th time will be the charm.


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    It worked for Thor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlehead View Post
    It worked for Thor.
    Thor's never had a problem keeping a series.

    New Hawkman comics spring up like weeds.


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    Wow, this is big.

    A few weeks ago JMS was heading over to DC to dabble some.

    Now he's doing 2 ongoing series??

    Nice. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Whitmore View Post
    Thor's never had a problem keeping a series.

    New Hawkman comics spring up like weeds.


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    Isn't this like the 4th volume though? I know I've seen it relaunched a few times in my life. I am aware of Marvel's hard on for relaunches though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Whitmore View Post
    Hey, maybe 10th time will be the charm.


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    Its worked for Legion of Superheroes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    Its worked for Legion of Superheroes.....
    Again, though, despite being rebooted several times, Legion has been pretty consistently published for the last twenty years or more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlehead View Post
    Isn't this like the 4th volume though? I know I've seen it relaunched a few times in my life. I am aware of Marvel's hard on for relaunches though.
    They do, but that's just cause they like new #1's. There hasn't been a point in recent years where sales on Thor just dropped so low that the book was canceled, until someone came along with a pitch for a new series.


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