Friday, October 10, 2008

Loeb Hate DC

Can't talk now, but I'll give you an insight that came up at Big Monkey today:

JEPH LOEB IS BIZARRO-GEOFF JOHNS.

Discuss.

18 comments:

philip said...

REAL TALK! He's like a magician that turns lemonade into lemons.

Diamondrock said...

Sweet Jesus you're right! How didn't I see this before?! It's like Phil says... Somehow he took Batman and Superman, put them into the SAME BOOK TOGETHER and made it unreadable!

I bet it was even his fault that they didn't title it "World's Finest"...

Scipio said...

Geoff takes random sets of DC characters and lets ingenious plots develop from them.

Jeph takes random plots and stuffs DC characters into them without regard to characterization.

SallyP said...

Why...why it all makes SENSE now!

Allan said...

I don't know where all of the hate is coming from! That song "Stay" was great and those little librarian glasses are so adorable!

Or is that a different Loeb?

Which one dated Ethan Hawke?

Bryan-Mitchell said...

So Loeb creates new characters and doesn't specialize in erasing the last 15 years of continuity?

Scipio said...

Oh, my, yes, like... like HUSH! And HOLIDAY!

Diamondrock said...

Wait, wait... Who's erasing the last 15 years of continuity? Surely you can't mean Geoff Johns, a writer who bends in spectacular contortions to makes sure that *everything* he does somehow fits into continuity no matter how little it actually relates to some story that was published 15 years ago?

Jeff said...

This is absolutely true. Plus the fact that you can't read an entire Geoff Johns comic from start to finish while taking a piss.

Scipio said...

BWAHAHAHA!

Brack said...

In which comics does Loeb recapitate characters?

Scipio said...

ROFL!

jdshoe2001 said...

Geoff loves taking characters with promise that have been made boring by other writers (GL, JSA, Superman) and revving them back up, reinserting a sense of wonder.

Loeb loves taking characters that are well known (Superman, Batman, the Ultimates), slowing down the pacing and turning them into uninteresting stereotypes of themselves.

jdshoe2001 said...

By the way, are ya'll watching Heroes? Loeb is doing the same thing there. Slower stories, rehashed material, characters becoming caricatures.

Scipio said...

Actually, it's exactly that which sparked this realization, JD.

As hot as Randy Mohinder was, it was all so embarrassingly copied from "The Fly" remake that I cringed. I half-expected Hiro to walk in and say, "Be afraid; be very afraid."

totaltoyz said...

This is slightly off-topic, but it got me thinking. I don't go to comic conventions, so I could be wrong, but: has anyone ever seen Joe Quesada and Dan Didio together?
Since they each seem hell-bent on destroying a major comic book publisher, I have no reason to believe they're not the same person. Until told otherwise, I will refer to them by the portmanteaunym of Quesidio.

jdshoe2001 said...

I LOVED Sean Connery in "Quesidio!" Mark Harmon was pretty good, too.

K26dp said...

Is Bruce Jones the Bizarro Ed Brubaker or Greg Rucka?