Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I'm thinking about it...
Take The Flash, for instance...
He's Bart Allen! Here is a bold new direction for him!
Oh no, we suddenly killed him off!
Now we're going back to the Mark Waid era and Wally West!
We're so excited, Mark has all these great things planned and we are going to do a massive PR push!
Oh, wait, Mark is leaving!
Guess what??? Tom Peyer is suddenly our new writer!
(gee, is everything Mark did going to be undone...)
Hey guess what, we've just been strongarmed to make Supergirl less cheesecake!
And we are going to have a whole new creative team and direction!
(a couple of issues later)
Hey guess what, we're having a whole new creative team! And going in a whole bold new direction!
(wait nobody cares anymore???)
Hey guess what, Tony Bedard is our hot new writer now!
He's going to be writing Batman and The Outsiders!
Oh wait, we suddenly changed our mind! Sorry!
Chuck Dixon will be the new writer on Batman and The Outsiders!
See, at DC, we keep you guessing!
Guess what, kids? Sean McKeever is our new writer on Birds of Prey!
Oh wait, he's not doing the book anymore -- Tony Bedard is!
You remember Tony, don't you?
He's the writer who was going to do Batman and the Outsiders!
I know what you're thinking: "is he going to stay on this book or are you going to pull the carpet out from under me again??"
That's life, kid: it's uncertain!!!! Man up!
Hey guess what: we are going to have a new artist on Teen Titans every other issue!
And two billion inkers!
We call it: Our Artist Showcase!
You know, pretty soon I think you're going to see a game of "editor musical chairs."