Sunday, April 23, 2017

Scott Lobdell talks about Rebirth RHATO

Found here.

He talks about how he thinks we reader like consistency with the way a character is written. Which I agree with, I think he's written the definitive Jason Todd. It's the strongest part of his writing which makes me more annoyed when other writers don't get Jason right.

I'm glad Lobdell found a way to spilt the team up and still make the story personal for each one. While Bizarro doesn't have a history with the country he still has his own journey.

Yeah, I got the impression the Outlaws title wasn't so much about it being literal but the idea of being outcasts. Even Kori felt odd on Earth.

Having them go undercover with the Crime Syndicate would be great but aren't they dead?

Outlaws versus Outlaws...I kind of want that sans Jason via a classic misunderstanding.

I'm so glad that Bizarro isn't being written as dumb. Plus the fact he's not doing the reverse meaning type of talking. He's much more likable. I love the way Jason relates to Bizarro. It's such a deeply profound and touching relationship.

No comment real on the Grundy fight since his stats keep changing from the books I've read.

So editorial wants to pair up Jason and Artemis. I heard about this before I listened to the interview when someone complained that Artemis is gay. If they are keeping her portrayal from before she'd be bisexual. Artemis Requiem made a big deal about her wanting a guy. As in having a sex dream kind of lusting. But anyway as for the pairing...I can't really see it at the moment although it'd make more sense than other pairings that don't deserve a mention. I have to agree, there's no drama for them if they were a couple outside their own baggage. Though I was 100% on board for Isabel to be his girlfriend and there wasn't any drama there.

...I think I'm getting away from my point. Basically I can't see them as a couple and I don't think it should be forced. It could work but it's too early to say. Lobdell likes them giving each other crap (though Artemis is doing far more of that.) I'm glad Lobdell acknowledges that they respect each other but they don't like each other yet. Their not quite at the friend stage yet.


  1. I kinda like the idea of Jason and Artemis.

    The thought and reasoning aren't mine but I will comment on what I agreed with plus my own opinion:

    Basically while I think Isabel had the potential to fulfill Jason's (headcanon) desire of being 'normal', I'm not sure how much 'Lois Lane' Isabel would end up as.

    Nothing against Lois in particular or about Isabel herself but perhaps this was 'too much normal' for Jason. At least for now. Jason tried to be someone he wasn't in his date with Isabel and of course he has little to no idea as to what in the world he was even doing. In Isabel's wise words: he was boring.

    Artemis is more aware of where Jason is comming from regardless of the 'patronizing Jason' at the start of Rebirth.

    I can see them as a couple. If I see them lasting then it's a big 'I have NO idea'.

    I do think that Lobdell would be able to pull it off but I also think that Artemis and Jason as a couple would be a thousands times better if the idea came from Lobdell himself (since he is one of the few that actually knows what he is doing with Jason) instead of being pushed by the editors... doing something that you don't want to do and worse: that you don't think even fits a purpose, yeah I see it being done half baked if Lobdell is not particularly enthusiastic about it.

  2. Yeah, Jason basically acted boring because he equalled that to being normal. I think Isabel could have been more Lois Lane like since she was able to calm down and deal with the situation. She even told Superman and the Outlaws to chill.

    At this point I would honestly be fine if Artemis remained friends with Jason or they became a couple.

    Well Soy at least seems invested in hinting at it.