The Raging Fanboy: A Mission Statement

“The Raging Fanboy” is, first and foremost, a humor-centric blog where I’ll be posting images from various sources – including, but not limited to, cartoons, comics, anime, manga, and video games – both as entertainment for the masses as well as part of an ongoing effort to diversify the number of fandom communities that its readers are members of.

So sit back and enjoy yourself. Who knows? Maybe today’s the day your interest in something new will be kindled! 🙂

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6 Responses to “The Raging Fanboy: A Mission Statement”

  1. david Says:

    ‘The problem is that DC’s current editorial has this ADD mentality. They don’t want to wait.’
    Why exactly should DC wait for a good writer on Green Arrow?

  2. Lunar Archivist Says:

    Because their half-assed attempts at revitalizing the title are slowly eroding away at and destroying his long-term viability as a character?

    Dan DiDio used editorial mandate to force the marriage of Green Arrow and Black Canary down the throats of the writers at DC and had to settle for whoever volunteered for the job: Judd Winick. That didn’t turn out well. Andrew Kreisberg just made it worse when he took over. DiDio’s incompetence saw the title’s circulation drop to around half of what it was before he forced the new creative direction on everyone. He then hijacked James Robinson’s “Justice League: Cry for Justice” to fix his mistake by maiming Roy Harper and killing Lian Harper, with the death of the latter of depriving a lot of what made the former unique. Now Arsenal’s just another vigilante with a dead kid and a cybernetic arm, like those both aren’t big enough clichés to begin with.

    Compare and contrast the work that’s currently going on in the title with Kevin Smith’s work – a writer who was actually enthusiastic about the assignment – and you’ll see the difference.

    There’s an old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Not only did DiDio break Green Arrow, he’s doing his best to bury him.

  3. David Says:

    ‘Because their half-assed attempts at revitalizing the title are slowly eroding away at and destroying his long-term viability as a character?’
    That isn’t what most people are saying about recent runs of Green Arrow.

    ‘Dan DiDio used editorial mandate to force the marriage of Green Arrow and Black Canary down the throats of the writers at DC and had to settle for whoever volunteered for the job: Judd Winick.’
    *rolleyes*

  4. Lunar Archivist Says:

    “That isn’t what most people are saying about recent runs of Green Arrow.”

    I have heard few praises for Winick’s run. As for Krul, people seem supportive, even if they admit he has an uphill battle. Not that it matters now since they’ve rebooted him anyway.

    “*rolleyes*”

    That’s the way things work. Comic book writing assignments don’t necessarily go to whoever’s best qualified, they go to whoever wants the job. If you can find evidence to the contrary, then I’ll gladly retract my previous comment.

  5. David Says:

    ‘I have heard few praises for Winick’s run.’
    Show me where people have said this about his run on GA?

  6. Lunar Archivist Says:

    Uh…are you his publicist or something? ^_^;

    If you’re asking me to produce a 50 page long “Judd Winick Sucks!” thread from the CBR Forums, I’m going to have to disappoint you. I personally thought that his run on “Power Girl” wasn’t too bad, but his “Green Arrow” – especially later issues – were nearly universally panned.

    Since you asked, though, one thread which is short but summarizes the basic (perceived) flaws in his writing is here:

    http://dcboards.warnerbros.com/web/message.jspa?messageID=2005837849

    If you want me to dig up others, I can. But I’m not here on an anti-Winick witch hunt. My beef’s with Dan DiDio and DC editorial.

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