Why Mister Terrific?

#1 Posted by RaFonaRaFona (76 posts) - - Show Bio

So why do you think Mister Terrific didn't make it?

#2 Edited by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

The writing.

I read all 52 of the New 52 in September. Mr Terrific was the only one that I put down after reading and said to my wife, "That was horrible."

#3 Posted by EdBlank (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause it sucked?

#4 Posted by AlfoLantern (13 posts) - - Show Bio

He's black, not very popular and not a good comic.

#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@AlfoLantern said:

He's black, not very popular and not a good comic.

I don't think that really factored into it.

I mean, the new Ultimate Spider-man has a black character as the star, and look at how successful that's been.

The other two reasons, however...

#6 Posted by RaFonaRaFona (76 posts) - - Show Bio

I picked it up at the start because I had never read anything about him before and thought I'd give it a try. I was hoping for some backstory, but never got it. I do like the art and I am disappointed that it's ending. I think it would have picked up. I will continue to read it until it ends and I hope that he shows up somewhere else (Justice League perhaps).

#7 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it just sucked.

#8 Posted by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

It was terrible. Simple as that.

#9 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@RaFonaRaFona said:

I picked it up at the start because I had never read anything about him before and thought I'd give it a try. I was hoping for some backstory, but never got it. I do like the art and I am disappointed that it's ending. I think it would have picked up. I will continue to read it until it ends and I hope that he shows up somewhere else (Justice League perhaps).

DC is hinting that Mr Terrific is supposed to be invloved somehow with the Earth-2 projects. If that is true, then I would expect that he will show up in World's Finest or Earth-2 (featuring the JSA) in May.

#10 Posted by inferiorego (22646 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not a strong enough character to hold his own book and the creative team was not so great. He's one of my favorite JSA members, but I knew he couldn't make it on his own.

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#11 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4231 posts) - - Show Bio

Sub-par writing most likely. I picked up this series on a whim and never really warmed up to it. Once the series ends I'll re-read them and make a final call but the first three issues I read were horrid.

#12 Posted by AlfoLantern (13 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@AlfoLantern said:

He's black, not very popular and not a good comic.

I don't think that really factored into it.

I mean, the new Ultimate Spider-man has a black character as the star, and look at how successful that's been.

The other two reasons, however...

Yeah your right but it's Spider-Man a big name, whereas Mister terrific is a... He's badass with JSA.

#13 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

Might as well put his girlfriend, Karen Starr (Power Girl) in his place. I miss PG in this New 52

#14 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy said:

Might as well put his girlfriend, Karen Starr (Power Girl) in his place. I miss PG in this New 52

Power Girl and Huntress will be co-starring in Worlds' Finest in May.

#15 Edited by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

still a solo comic would be better IMO but thats good enough :D

#16 Posted by Mercy_ (92676 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

Because it just sucked.

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#17 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11323 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

@RaFonaRaFona said:

I picked it up at the start because I had never read anything about him before and thought I'd give it a try. I was hoping for some backstory, but never got it. I do like the art and I am disappointed that it's ending. I think it would have picked up. I will continue to read it until it ends and I hope that he shows up somewhere else (Justice League perhaps).

DC is hinting that Mr Terrific is supposed to be invloved somehow with the Earth-2 projects. If that is true, then I would expect that he will show up in World's Finest or Earth-2 (featuring the JSA) in May.

Newsarama revealed that Mr Terrific is Earth-1 and will be joining the JLA in the future.

#18 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@jsphsmth said:

@RaFonaRaFona said:

I picked it up at the start because I had never read anything about him before and thought I'd give it a try. I was hoping for some backstory, but never got it. I do like the art and I am disappointed that it's ending. I think it would have picked up. I will continue to read it until it ends and I hope that he shows up somewhere else (Justice League perhaps).

DC is hinting that Mr Terrific is supposed to be invloved somehow with the Earth-2 projects. If that is true, then I would expect that he will show up in World's Finest or Earth-2 (featuring the JSA) in May.

Newsarama revealed that Mr Terrific is Earth-1 and will be joining the JLA in the future.

OH GOD NO

#19 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11323 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy: That's exactly what I said to myself.

#20 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@jsphsmth said:

@RaFonaRaFona said:

I picked it up at the start because I had never read anything about him before and thought I'd give it a try. I was hoping for some backstory, but never got it. I do like the art and I am disappointed that it's ending. I think it would have picked up. I will continue to read it until it ends and I hope that he shows up somewhere else (Justice League perhaps).

DC is hinting that Mr Terrific is supposed to be invloved somehow with the Earth-2 projects. If that is true, then I would expect that he will show up in World's Finest or Earth-2 (featuring the JSA) in May.

Newsarama revealed that Mr Terrific is Earth-1 and will be joining the JLA in the future.

OH GOD NO

I doubt that he will be JLA. I don't remember Newsarama siting any facts. It seemed like speculation when I read it. I will go with the DC bulletin that was in the back of all their October comics. It suggested that he would be involved with Earth-2 somehow.

#21 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth:

I hope he goes to Earth 2 through some weird portal and never comes back again but if he does stay in Earth 1, he better stay the hell away from JLA or Im gonna be mad

#22 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11323 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth: hes JLA

#23 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: That may have been the original intent, but the Huntress was originally supposed to be Helena Bertinelli from Earth Prime. Just like her, I feel confident that he has been changed. After all power Girl is in his series and she is Earth-2.

I have never read anything that could be attributed to a DC source suggesting that he in JLA.On the other and, DC did tell everyone that he would be involved in the Earth-2 project.

#24 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant believe it.........

#25 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a strong enough of a character to support his own series, imo. I was expecting a decent sci-fi/thriller where an intelligent hero would actually outwit his opponents. Sucks that we ended up with fairy dry storytelling and art (in my opinion anyway). I thought the slight cosmic edge they were trying to bring in had potential though...it would've given him a big niche over various other characters.

#26 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

Terrific worked best within the dynamic of the JSA.  He bridged the gap between the older, mentoring characters and the younger legacies.

#27 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

Because it just sucked.

#28 Posted by gangly (107 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

He's not a strong enough character to hold his own book and the creative team was not so great. He's one of my favorite JSA members, but I knew he couldn't make it on his own.

Creative team not great? Totally. But I absolutely disagree that he couldn't make it on his own. My Pitch:

Sci-fi McGuyver, in a Fringe-style world. (but way better than Fringe, which sucks) Just as Justice League Dark established that there are magical forces which strength alone is helpless to defeat, Mr. Terrific is one of the lone masters of tech who can battle foes in that arena.

SOLD! ;)

#29 Posted by tiger26 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

because some people are morons

#30 Posted by SoA (4772 posts) - - Show Bio

story sucked , first 52 story i quit after issue 2

#31 Posted by PowerHerc (82778 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it didn't sell.

#32 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Eric Wallace can't write.

#33 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Because Eric Wallace can't write.

#34 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

bad writing and art i wanted to give it a chance, but after hearing how bad it is i won't.

#35 Posted by BlackArmor (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

Terrific character, Terrible writer.

#36 Edited by THEBlaqueBasterd (384 posts) - - Show Bio

He didnt make it because DC as a whole doesnt give a crap about its black characters major or minor.. &while derivative yet boring characters are given hundreds of chances, good writers better marketing &supreme patience in the face of faltering numbers

Ones like Terrific that have tons of potential &promise are not only given crappy writers/artists who have no enthusiasm for the character in the first place theyre then under-marketed.. &quckly cancelled off before most ppl know it was on the shelves to begin with

&when that happens of course you'll get casual retarded go-to statements like "He's not a strong enough character to hold his own book... I knew he couldn't make it on his own." etc -__- great.. just Terrific.

#37 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@THEBlaqueBasterd said:

He didnt make it because DC as a whole doesnt give a crap about its black characters major or minor.. &while derivative yet boring characters are given hundreds of chances, good writers better marketing &supreme patience in the face of faltering numbers

Ones like Terrific that have tons of potential &promise are not only given crappy writers/artists who have no enthusiasm for the character in the first place theyre then under-marketed.. &quckly cancelled off before most ppl know it was on the shelves to begin with

&when that happens of course you'll get casual retarded go-to statements like "He's not a strong enough character to hold his own book... I knew he couldn't make it on his own." etc -__- great.. just Terrific.

#38 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (427 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who thinks he would sell better if, instead of calling them T-spheres, he referred to them as Terrific Balls?

"I am Mr Terrific and I am going to defeat you with my brains and my Terrific Balls!"

#39 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@AlfoLantern said:

He's black, not very popular and not a good comic.

I don't think that really factored into it.

I mean, the new Ultimate Spider-man has a black character as the star, and look at how successful that's been.

The other two reasons, however...

I like the idea of a Black Spider-Man. I just wish Peter diden't half to die to get him. There is no rule that says there has to be only one Spider-Man.

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