So, I'm writing a series of literary reviews which will each spotlight a particular/notable comic books writer. Combine the one-two punch of reading Gotham Knights and discovering that Inheritance is a real thing, and I've settled on Devin Grayson, as the first subject.
All the threads on this (and I've read several) seem to be old and expired, so I'm fishing for new thoughts and impressions. I am not looking for thoughts on her, or speculation on why she writes certain things (outside of her own words), or "I hate that she did X to X" with no further elaboration. Just her writing.
First, here's her bibliography, for anyone who needs the refresher.
The works of hers I'm focusing on are her run on the 1999 The Titans (#1-20), on Batman: Gotham Knights (#1-11, 14-18, 20-32), and on Nightwing (#52, 71-100, 107-116), in particular.
-- as with any distinctive writer/artist, opinions usually fall between "dislike/avoid all of their works", "like some and dislike others", and "like/love all of their works" to varying degrees. Where do you fall, and more importantly-- why?
-- what's the "best of"/"worst of" her work, in your opinion? Who (what kind of reader) would you recommend or not recommend a title to, and why?
-- how do your feelings toward her work reflect, if at all, your feelings about "what superhero comics should be" or about the limits (in any) on interpreting/re-imagining an "iconic" character (who "belongs" to popular culture, as it were)?
Any feedback appreciated-- the more thoughtful, the better. I'm working the women-writers-in-comics angle into this article, so if you'd like to comment on that as well, please do. I'd really like to get two sides, to this one, too.