What are some of your unpopular opinions about characters, runs, or writers.
I am a fan of Doom Patrol and have been reading multiple runs of it. I have heard multiple people describe it as amazing or even phenomenal and I completely disagree. It is decent but not as amazing as everyone makes it seem. Now this is the perspective of someone who was introduced to Doom Patrol through this run. Way writes the series as if the reader already know who the Doom Patrol is. He spends more time explaining his original characters than the OG characters. It feels like he is picking up the series from another writer at issue 10 instead of him starting at issue 1. In hindsight, I think he tried to use too many characters out the gate unlike many of his predecessors who used three. Way does a good job of building conflict but it doesn’t pay off . He builds up a villain over the course of many issues and then the issue is resolved in a page or two. I also think that he attempted to imitate Morrison weirdness but not that great. I had to flip back in forth between pages to see if I skipped one or not. In the end, it felt like it lacked cohesiveness. When I read Morrison’s run, weird things happened but I always felt like he prepared me for it in previous issues. It also felt like there was little action. He gives Casey her own powers but she never uses them, we really don’t get to see Jane’s alters much, and Negative Man rarely uses his powers to. I mean Cliff gets to punch a couple of people but that’s about it. With the return of Doom Patrol in July, I hope that Way changes some things.
Joker by Brian Azzarello is one of the worst things I have ever read. I didn’t enjoy the story or the way that many the characters are drawn like Killer Croc or The Riddler.
I have some more but I can’t think of any of them now. Feel free to share your own.