No One Man Should Have All of That Power...

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?  

14 Comments
14 Comments
Edited by Misterwizz

Geoff Johns is starting to run thin for me!

Posted by JonesDeini
@Misterwizz:  
Yeah, too much of anything is bad. I can't front, I'm highly enjoying his 09/10 work, but I'm afraid he's getting a bit overexposed.
Posted by velle37

 
Ay....... 
 
People gotta pay the bills........ 
 
   

  
Posted by JonesDeini
@velle37 said:
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Ay....... 
 
People gotta pay the bills........ 
 
   
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First off, hilarious vid. Secondly, I dig that but it's hard to do that when 2 guys got 80% of the jobs lol
Posted by Billy Batson
@velle37: Alphacat!
Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Bendis needs to be fired. Right now.

Posted by JonesDeini
@FadeToBlackBolt:  
LMAO Marvel is really, really in slump right now. I used to be a die hard Marvel guy, but I'm now buying at least 3 times as many DC books. And Kill the head and the idiocy will die. Quesada's gotta go. 
Posted by Foolkiller

bendis isn't a bad writer when focusing on single characters, and geoff johns is an amazing writer. if bendis did 4 "single-character focused books i'd be fine if they were good and geoff johns can write as many as he wants as long as he gets them done in time because there gonna be good. i say, if you're good do whatever you want.

Posted by velle37
@JonesDeini said:
" @velle37 said:
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Ay....... 
 
People gotta pay the bills........ 
 
   
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First off, hilarious vid. Secondly, I dig that but it's hard to do that when 2 guys got 80% of the jobs lol "

Lol, i know, i was just joking...... 
 
But if anyone was to take over, Geoff Johns isn't the worst option.......
 
I like the vast majority of his work.... 
 
The marvel guy i don't know as much about...... 
 
If others can do as good a job as Geoff, then they can have a say......  
 
I doubt DC would've even let him go this far, if his writing wasn't good........ 
 
I say whatever's best is what should be done...... 
 
I'm not necessarily for Geoff taking over in general........ 
 
But since he has the talent for the job, i'm fine with it for now..........
 
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

I've enjoyed Geoff Johns' work, it's never been bad in my eyes, Brightest Day has probably been the worst thing he's been involved in, but I think it's due to how it's structured.  
 
Bendis, I know he can write the hell out of a book, Daredevil and USM for example and his creator owned stuff is pretty consistent, his only flaw for me is the Avengers, I just don't think he's the man for that book. I hope his run on Moon Knight is amazing.

Posted by JonesDeini
@fenixREVOLUTION said:
" I've enjoyed Geoff Johns' work, it's never been bad in my eyes, Brightest Day has probably been the worst thing he's been involved in, but I think it's due to how it's structured.   Bendis, I know he can write the hell out of a book, Daredevil and USM for example and his creator owned stuff is pretty consistent, his only flaw for me is the Avengers, I just don't think he's the man for that book. I hope his run on Moon Knight is amazing. "
He has me worried with Moon Knight, I think he's great when focused on a single character, folk. However, I haven't liked the majority of his output this year.  
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION
@JonesDeini: It's a definite possibility, but for now I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Posted by JonesDeini
@fenixREVOLUTION:  
Yeah, I'll reserve any judgement til I read the first issue. 
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION
@JonesDeini: Shame it's so far off.