By JonesDeini 14 Comments
If anything has hurt the big two in recent years it has to be allowing the creative direction of so many titles to be dictated by two men, Geoff Johns and Brian Bendis. Now that's not to say that I don't enjoy these two writers works, In fact I loved Bendis on New Avengers and nearly everything that Johns has been doing over at dc. Nevertheless, any writer having so much input and influence is not good for a company or it's readers. I'm a firm believer that no writer should have his hands on more than 3 titles at once. I think if you must multi task then a solo flagship character, a major team they're on, and a lesser known/creator owned character mini series. I mean Bendis has been setting the tone for marvel for the past 3 or so years. While some of that produced some great stuff, I can't help but feel that control he was given and still wields has hurt the company. I'm a die hard marvel fan. There was a time where the ONLY character over at DC I respected and took seriously was Batman. Since Bendis took the creative reigns at marvel I can safely say that I'm buying at least two DC books for every Marvel one I buy these days. As I said before I LOVE Geoff Johns but I have to question his decisions to resurrect Barry Allen and Hal Jordan, thus Retconning the great, great Parallax saga. Now with him I have less complaints than with Bendis, in fact I must admit that because of him I'm reading comics again and on the whole loving the current direction of the books he's over. However I can't help noticing that he's spreading himself a bit thin and that eventually all good things will come to an end. My main issue with these two's time as the golden boys of their respective companies is that there have been waaaaaay too many crossovers. Like seriously just look at Marvel. When's the last time you could read a flagship title for more than a 3 issue arc before it was tied into an "event"?. Speaking of invents I feel a rant blog coming on...anyways, I digress. How do you guys feel about this issue?