Saturday, March 17, 2012

30 Day Comic Book Challenge: Day 10

Day 10 - A Creative team that disappointed you

Giffin and DeMatteis on Booster Gold. I didn't put all my reviews for their run on this site but they seriously pissed me off for most of it. Yes I will admit I liked a couple of issues and there were some good moments. But for me the bad outweighed the good. Their characterizations for most of the women were downright insulting to the point I'm shocked no one else called them on it. One issue going as far as making an ongoing prison rape joke at Boosters' expense (would anyone laugh if it happened?) The cast had a LOT of out of character moments. It pandered too much to their past and once again retended the same tired "Booster is in denial over his death/mourns Ted" scene that were so overblown it was embarrassing. Usually I'm not that hard on creative teams. Even art I can't stand I can't find it in myself to put down. But that's how this run makes me feel. The only thing I disliked more was ICBINTJL and FKATJL. Before that I liked this team.


  1. This is a tough one. I, too, normally don't feel that critical on a lot of the creative teams. I think recently it would be the entire reboot team of the green arrow. I have only liked (not truly enjoyed) two issues. It just doesnt seem like te same GA.

  2. Yeah I heard GA doesn't actually know any other heroes besides Roy and meeting Aquaman once. He wasn't my favorite character but he had a charm and now all of that is gone.

  3. I agree, that Giffen and DeMatteis just didn't have their old mojo going on the recent stint on Booster Gold. It wasn't terrible...but it could have been so much better.

    And as much as I love James Robinson and Nicola Scott, I'm getting awfully afraid of the new Earth 2 least from the previews.

  4. Sally: For me it was. This and their JLI minis really hit a nerve with me.

    Who knows, I didn't think I'd like JLD and I did. Might not be as bad as we feared. At least not CFJ bad.

  5. I think I was excited when Bendis first started New Avengers, back in what, 2005? Took 20 issues for him and his artists (Finch, McNiven, Deodato) to drive me away. Just not what I wanted in an Avengers comic.

    You could add Brubaker on Secret Avengers, or the creative teams on the current Suicide Squad book to that as well.