You know what's depressing?
Getting the weekly email from my comics shop and going through the list of 'just arrived', only to be greeted by a number of titles that I've cancelled for being not very good. That's what's depressing.
This week the number is especially large; Angel
, which I finally gave up on when After the Fall
completed and the title continued to be complicated in that 'not trying very hard to be coherent' way; Battle for the Cowl
which I bought one title of because of the possibility of Batwoman, and was disappointed; and Green Arrow/Black Canary
, which I also ditched because Andrew Kreisburg hates women.
So what am I left with? Jack of Fables
. And no, I'm not in a hurry to go and get this title. I've been reading Jack
since the beginning, and it's always been irreverent, tongue in cheek and honest about its flaws. Then the Great Fables Crossover
happened and all the badness of Fables
- a title I was just giving another go - all of that is back, and all over the other titles to the point where I don't much feel like reading anything Willingham writes right now.
I don't even know what happened last issue because as I turned the pages I was still reeling from the rape scene that took place in the opening few page, and the fun exciting way it was written, making it obvious that we're supposed to be cheering on the fun, likeable rapist and laughing at how he ignores the victim's requests for him to stop. Oh, and just in case you're not going to read it (I don't recommend reading it) and don't mind spoilers, the victim had previously been subject to slut-shaming
in this very title.
So the only reason for me to go into the shop today is to ask them not to sell me the one title they have saved for me? I can phone for that.
And next week it's just Runaways
, which may or may not be awful. It's time I caught up on Wonder Woman
, The Boys