Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Negative Review of LONG HALLOWEEN
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 at 11:18:07 am EDT (Viewed 106 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Negative Review of LONG HALLOWEEN
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 at 02:17:15 pm EDT (Viewed 126 times)

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You sir, are my hero.

I agree with everything you wrote. It has been a long time since I read the story, but still remember thinking “someone killed a bunch of mobsters with a .22? The gun had enough bullets to kill all those people? They just stood there? They didn’t get out of the wat, duck, do anything?”

The there was the laziness of the rise of the supervillains. I know what the story is meant todo, but these villains have long complicated origins. We do not see that. They just show up. He forgot the most basic rule “show, don’t tell.”

So where do these villains come from? They just magically appear. I always wondered why the mob just didn’t kill them. With the exception of poison ivy, how hard could it be? (Ivy has magic powers that cause the spontaneous creation of matter.)

I agree this story was all show. That is the advantage of doing a 12 month story. You tend not to notice the plot holes because how well do you really remember a plot point you read six months ago. It is when the stories are all collected and placed in one book that you get into trouble. It can read in one go, and you can remember the plot and character problems.

But that is me. I could be wrong.

Thanks for compliment, but not my review. I linked at bottom to reviewer site.

Long Halloween is a cool idea, but Loeb just doesn't have the writing chops to do any semblance of an actual murder mystery.

I honestly think he's a pretty lazy writer who has benefited from some very good PR back in the day. I don't like any of his marvel work, but I used to like Superman for all seasons. I don't any more.

I only still like his Batman Halloween one-shots. Still a bit loose and lazy, but he can get away with it because it's just one issue each.

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