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Subj: Re: To those who dislike James Robinson's writing: What don't you like?
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 11:45:00 pm EST (Viewed 24 times)
Reply Subj: Re: To those who dislike James Robinson's writing: What don't you like?
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 08:26:41 pm EST (Viewed 601 times)

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Well, I believe that people question his choice of heroes to make up the line-up, and the fact that (with the exception of Dick) they are currently made up of B-list characters.

Also, some would question the limited use he had for heroes like Hal Jordan, Black Canary, Starfire, and Cyborg. They worked together with the other heroes for one story then left.

What bothers me personally, is that Robinson had other well-known heroes that were up for grabs to use in the book, but he didn't bother using them (Who would pick Jesse Quick over Wally West???)

That's just me, though. Others may think differently.

He gave us all these great characters for one arc that I was interested in reading about as JLA members and them pulled the bulk of them out in exchange for a monkey and some blue guy I've never heard of. He's relied to heavily on guest stars. He's done very little character development. Its mostly been Batman and four female characters who all react very similarly to him. It seems to me that much of his writing just seems so forced. In the last issue, Congorilla is all, "I give you, the Justice League of America" and all I can think is, "No they're not." Its like all he has tried to do is convince you this is the JLA.

I think the problem is, that he pulled to many characters that could have been interesting out too early, replaced them with characters most people don't care about (Congorilla, Jesse Quick, Starman), and didn't have any familiar characters to still give it a sense of familiarity. The JLI, when it started, added tons of new characters, but still had Batman, Martian Manhunter, and Black Canary in it, to still make it feel like Justice League and it worked out.

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