By A-Strondinaire 10 Comments
So I pick up the recent Teen Titans trade, and after being on the edge of my seat from the reveal of my new favorite titans being lost at sea I run here to learn of the fate of the two girls (I found no answers so I went to wikipedia...). I found out the two girls have been thrown off the team due to "inexperience" I was and still am appauled by this, how can someone just up and write off someone's hard work. I liked what Henderson had done to the series aside from the cheesy dialogue and the Conner and Cassie thing. Then I asked myself are new writers (specifically to new series) selfish? I know they're trying to envision the book they wanted but when you come in and start changing things to your liking and when those changes have to deal with messing up important set-ups or just outright changing things before leaving for the
hell of it, just seems like the writers are being class A jerks.
One writer that comes to mind is Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-men now don't jump down my throat but what he did to Kitty before leaving seemed like a brat who takes a ball and pops when they up and lose their turn. It's just like here with J.T Krul after all these things Henderson had hoped someone would pick up and run with (This being her first stint into Comic writing), Krul just up and says "oh yeah that was cute now step aside let the men handle this" as he knocks off her hard work off the table with issue 88's statement "I kicked them off because they were inexperienced". So your telling me Krul after 30+ issues combined they're not good enough I call nuttyfudgekins you might as well put an editors note saying "I basically couldn't stand them so nyah nyah---the writer". Although for all these problems I'm not saying some good things haven't appeared from it. One example being from the controversial issues of Grant Morrisons X-Men, In which because of the death of Colossus he couldn't use him so he opted for secondary evolving Emma Frost with the her diamond. Granted it did bring about that dreadful Kitty Cat Beast evolution but hey at least he worked with what he got and didn't just up and screw over character back...ok nevermind but you know where I'm going.
It seems these days writers are feeling more inclined or privileged to just up and change whatever don't see fit just because of who they are and that's awful. Even with Uncanny during the terror of Fraction and his faithful sidekick chimpsy aka Pixie or Greg Lands they went and changed the status quo and story elements. (Status quo wise by completely disbanding the team and only setting up a bunch of stock wallpaper characters Storm, Colossus, Angel, etc. to fight whenever needed, and story element wise by making everyone one note sarcastic spewing wannabe hipsters all while to the tune of upcoming events that boast about changing everything when actuality just changing how the crap comes out!) So what do you think is it just me or do you feel the same way?