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Off My Mind: Characters Vs. Creative Team - Power Girl Edition
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
What happens when the creative team leaves a book?
The new creative team has been announced. It sounds good. Judd Winick writing along with Sami Basri doing the art. I really dug Basri's art on the Witchblade issues a couple years back. We've seen what Winick can do but I'm still not sure how I feel about this change. I know I should give them a chance but this brings up my question, what matters more, the character or the creative team?
I know most people might say the character is what really matters. In most cases, I would agree. Amazing Spider-Man, for example, has a rotating creative team to work with the three-times a month schedule and I read them regardless of who's writing. But what happens when it's a character that may not be one of your favorite characters? Power Girl has been fun and funny. As much as I like Winick as a writer and Basri as an artist, Power Girl just won't feel the same. I know I have to give it a chance. It's just in this case, it was clearly the creative team that made me want to read the book.
Often when reading comics, I have wondered how different an issue would feel if it was handled by someone else. It's great when the creative team gets a vibe going and it shows in the story. With a character like Power Girl, I'm just not really sure if I'll continue reading her book.
What are your thoughts on this matter? What has a higher priority when it comes to deciding whether or not you're going to read a series, the character or the creative team? Again, if it's a favorite character, there may not be a question. But if it's a character you like but don't love, that could be another matter.