It...It's all TRUE!
I have become a convert. For quite some time now, I have been reading the various blogs and interviews and so on, and the one great cry from the masses, concerning the recent Wedding between Green Arrow and Black Canary, was that Judd Winick was a dick.
I didn't really believe it. Surely, I thought to myself, this is just typical fanboy/fangirl bloviating. Maybe we don't agree with all the things that he has done, but is he really THAT bad?
Yes. Yes he is.
I just finished reading his interview over on Newsarama. He originally wanted to "kill" Dinah instead of Ollie. After all, what's one more woman in a fridge? Then he thought the current ending was edgier. I think I may be sick.
It was bad enough that he had the two coming to blows and then jumping each others bones. I've read cheesy romances in my day, so I guess that he has as well. I am able to suspend my disbelief to an alarming degree. I can rationalize all kinds of things. However, the fact that she had to "kill" him in order to stop him, has brought my suspension of disbelief to a crashing halt.
Please. There were fifty different ways for her to incapacitate him. If the plot required the disappearance of Ollie, well, there were a number of ways for that to happen as well. This was sloppy. BAD and sloppy. And I had rather been enjoying things up to the ending...although a major part of that enjoyment was due to the lovely art of Amanda Conner.
But the fact that Mr. Winick's first thought was to kill off Black Canary just repulses me. It is so wrong. And needless. And stupid. It's BAD WRITING! And I hates bad writing. So I guess that I've just joined the ranks of the "I hate Judd Winick" club. From what I gather, it has a LOT of members.