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I haven't read #29 yet, but why the hell would McDuffie's Milestone arc be interrupted like this?!? This is the kind of editorial weirdness that plagues this book. Let Dwayne do his thing for Chrissakes!
I haven't seen Starbreaker anywhere since his appearance in Jurgens League in '92 or so. I like a JL villain that blows up planets/stars/solar systems...seems worthy of the League.
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This was just a horrible issue. Anything that has Superman towing the planet automatically falls into the to stupid to be belived catagory. And what the hell happened to Crisscross? My god his art was so bad here I didn't even realize it was him. Compare this stuff to his Captain Marvel run over at Marvel and it isn't even close. If this is his new style then someone needs to tell him that he needs to go bakc to his old style right away.
Faces of Evil isn't necessarily an entirely bad move, as it's been done well in the pages of Detective Comics #852. They could've done it well here, but they simply didn't.
I'd rather we skipped a month than get a poorly-done filler issue.
Let's just say I'm eagerly awaiting issue 30, provided that McDuffie is returning to finish what looks to be an interesting arc.
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I guess Wein didn't go well for Duffie's readers. For my part I gave up on Duffie a long time ago and I was interested to see Wein. He did the Final Crisis Secret Files story and that was good, I read his Superman Batman story and it's excellent (great Wrightson cover to boot). I'm curious about his JLA story which isn't as good as the other works above. Is this retold from the 1972 appearance or a new story?
For those guys that thought they did this issue solely for the Faces of Evil 'event', I just don't see why that would have been the case. Assuming that both McDuffie and Benes were still on schedule, they could have very easily just continued the current storyline and slapped Shadow Thief on the cover as the FoE baddie. The fact they didn't - and Wein had to step in as writer with a filler issue - shows that one or both of them are lagging behind a bit. At least that's my take on it.
I don't necessarily like it either that the story was interrupted, but it was a tolerable issue with reasonable artwork so I can live with it.
Well, in my defense guys.....
I only had 17 days to get 22 pages of work done. That, and i had to ink pages also. They needed it done right away and i had to strip down my work by 2 thirds just to make deadline.
NOT something i want to do again.
Trust me. I and Sgt. Murtaugh agree that i'm too old for this... especially that kind of schedule.
But don't worry. I didn't lose anything.. .i'll be doing work in Gotham Gazette #1 and soon will be doing a mini with Joe Casey called Dance that will come out of the Final Crisis storylines.....
Hope that explains my apparent lack of depth in my art.
Last edited by ChrisCross; 01-28-2009 at 03:49 AM.
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This issue was such obvious filler, definitely not worth the money I paid for it. Even the art was a disappointment, and I normally like Chris Cross.
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