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Monday, October 10, 2005

 

Who Am I?

Comic book writer Geoff Johns answers every last question (187 of them) asked by fans at the comic news site Newsarama--including this one from me:

Q: Infinite Crisis is billed as a 20th anniversary sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths. CoIE was designed to help DC sell books by streamlining a 30-year-plus "multiple earths" framework that was perceived at the time, rightly or wrongly, as a stumbling block to new readers who voted with their dollars for the streamlined Marvel universe.

My question: aside from boosting sales (a valid enough goal for a publisher) is there any perceived structural or tonal problem with the current DC universe that Infinite Crisis is designed to correct or modify, as did CoIE? If so, what? I've noticed that the tone of a number of DC's flagship titles has seemed somehow off for quite a while – Batman is way too unpleasant, Superman is often too indecisive and whiny. I know DC has said IC won't junk continuity, but does IC exist to readjust the "feel" of the DCU in the same way CoIE adjusted its "reality"?

GJ: Wow. You are so much closer to something than you know…who are you?

Who am I? I am someone who has no idea what he is apparently so close to. Guess I'll have to read to find out.

Comments:
You're a guy who's headed to the big show, baby! DC headquarters!

Better get your notebooks full of character ideas and sketches ready. I won't even charge you anything for my idea about Grodd and the superheroes forced to wear diapers (officially the most awesome idea ever according to a huge statistically significant international poll).

Seriously, I think he expected you to reply in a keatonesque voice, "I'm Batman."
 
"...who are you?"
Your Blog readers want your top 10 responses!

Great question, cool response.
 
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