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Subj: Re: Rucka out
Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 at 12:15:05 pm EDT (Viewed 141 times)
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Can't really say that I'm surprised by the news giving what's going on in the industry, but I am a little disappointed. Just when I was getting used to 'this' version of Diana..there is a new Diana right around the corner. Not that she won't be great, but she will be different. *sigh*

With the double issues and two different time periods, Rucka did stick around for the equivalent of 2 yrs; but it still seems too short of a stint. Was I crazy to think he would at least match his last tenure of 3 yrs? It probably is more lucrative for him to concentrate on his creator owned properties (love his (Lazarus).

HOWEVER, this jumping around is a disservice to the WW fans. Just when we (I) get used to a concept (granted it is not universal as evidenced by the weird WW portrayal in the Titan's Annual) it is to be taken away. This is not a knock against the new writer and artist, whom will probably do a great job given their WW experience. I just tire of the lack of consistency. Azz -Finches-Rucka and all with VERY different takes on the character. Editorial needs to get their act together. I'm sure that Rucka garnered a decent wage,but if they are anything like the rest of corporate america they need to also look at the working conditions (would it be so hard to get a guest writer in once in a while...they d it with artists?!?!).

Am I asking too much of comic books? Maybe it's just time for me to stop buying the books. *sigh*

I'm noticing this a lot lately. Not just with Wonder Woman, but with a lot of other titles. Writers, and artists, are having shorter and shorter runs on various books. A year or two and they are gone. And I'm left wondering, like you, why? It especially hurts when a particular good writer, or artist, only stays for a short time before moving on (and usually replaced by someone a little/lot worse than them).

It's a puzzling situation to be sure. Maybe the writer/artist in question gets hired to do something better than what they are doing. Maybe they don't like working with certain characters so they stick it out for a year or two and accept the first job that comes their way so they can work on something they like doing.

I wish I had a more definitive answer, but I don't. There are just so many variables to consider as to why a writer/artist leaves a book with only a short run under his belt.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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