Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special otherwise know as YUCK
I worried that I wasn’t really participating in the wider dialog about comics… So maybe that’s why I picked up the Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special. Basically, I went back on my resolve to not buy new comics from the big 2 unless it’s really something I want like say Captain Carrot. Was I feeling left out? Maybe, but It’s hard to talk about comics when most of Marvel and DC offerings are off the table. Now though, after reading this so-called Wedding Special, I’m permanently cured of wanting to be on the comics’ bandwagon ever again. I’m thoroughly convinced that my desire to wait for the trade if the buzz is good is the correct method after this piece of garbage.
The DC thought process must have been something like this: “how can we make this wedding different from all other comics weddings that have come before? Oh, I know, kill off one of the main characters. That will really surprise ‘em! OK, let’s kill off Black Canary to get Ollie all upset… …oh wait, everybody thinks DC hates woman so we better kill of the Green Arrow instead. Oh, and it’s totally cool if woman have stripper parties and but men shouldn’t” Barf
DC (the whole company and all of it’s titles) has jumped the shark IMO. It probably happened during Infinite Crisis but definitely by Amazons Attack and Countdown… I’m just glad I wasn’t paying attention, because this doggy doo is supposedly what passes for a comic book story nowadays. What-a-joke…
“Hey Time/Warner you have dipshits running DC Comics into the ground.”