" @The Dark Huntress said:One of Morrison's requests when writing FC was that no one touch the New Gods in the interim between Seven Soldiers and FC. Then we got Death of the New Gods and Countdown, so Morrison had to try and explain those as well as work his original design. I love Final Crisis, but some parts are a little out there. I look at it like Evangelion, it's not something you have to understand right away, you might need to read it five times and read a dozen essays on it, but once you do get it; MINDBLOWN." @Silver2467 said:Final Crisis was not altogether Morrison's fault though. He had an original concept that he planned to integrate into it, but his notes had to be revised once some other writers changed what would have been the precursor to his initial design." @The Dark Huntress said:It's his style and I love it, it just makes for confusing stories at times. I still don't entirely understand Final Crisis and I've read the deluxe trade, which compiles just about every tie-in." @Silver2467 said:That is just Morrison's writing style though. He has a huge build-up, multiple hints spread systematically throughout, and then his ending. I would not in any way identify him with Johns, who has been the major writer for most of DC's recent and primary events. "" @The Dark Huntress said:I'd add Morrison into that equation. He's a fantastic writer, but if you haven't read the every single tie in and every issue he's written in the last however long, you'll have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on. "" @Silver2467 said:Under Johns? Pretty much. "" @The Dark Huntress said:Doesn't that seem to be a running theme with DC events lately? "" @Silver2467 said:Story telling. I do understand the characterization and why the different characters are relevant and used the way they are. Just the plot that makes no sense. "his individual story line in Brightest Day makes no sense. "Character-wise or just from a general point of story-telling? "I'm actually kind of a fan of Johns, which is attributed to the fact that I haven't been reading DC a very long time and I don't know a whole lot of the back story or continuity."Johns can be appreciated if you are unable to recognize the alterations he makes to characters and continuity."
Johns' older stuff (His Wally run and Teen Titans) are great. GL: Rebirth was the beginning of his end. He just needs a good kick in the shin, and he'll stop retconning stuff and get back to the Johns of old.