I've Seen Glaciers Move Faster!
Man oh man, but I have been in a cranky mood lately. So...so cranky.
Is it just me, or have so many of the books lately been moving at a pace that makes a glacier look fast? Month after month, it is just more of the same, with the plot advanced by...a panel or two. Or they do a flashback issue, which is nice, because at least something happens, but it is another way of delaying the action in the book. What is DC waiting for? Do we have to put up with yet another year of fan-fiction from the editors and writers?
I started out all excited about Swamp Thing and Animal Man. I stopped reading them several months ago, because not only was it getting really bloody and frankly, a bit disgusting, but it is Just...So...Slow. In Batman, I actually loved the whole Court of Owls storyline, and I think that Scott Snyder is an excellent writer...but the Joker has been capering about for quite a while now. I'm tired of the Joker. Really really really tired of the Joker.
Even my beloved Green Lanterns have been dawdling. The Guardians keep getting nastier and nastier...more and more worlds are being lost to the third army. Hal and Sinestro show up for a couple of panels...maybe...in each issue, and I find their story, as brief as it is...to be FAR more interesting than the trials and tribulations of Simon Baz, who has yet to do anything heroic yet. Kyle has been putting on a new ring in each issue, but that's about it...he's hardly even IN the book, it seems to be more about Carol or Arkillo, or whomever. And when Kyle is in the book, he's either angry, or greedy or hopeful, but he sure isn't acting much like Kyle.
Guy has at least been doing things. John has been wandering around looking for pieces of Mogo, which is actually a good plotline, and I would like to see that do something as well. But jeez! I gave up Red Lanterns months ago. I looked at the latest book,and it honestly could have been an issue from four or five months ago...literally nothing has happened. Just beat up the Guardians, bring back all the dead Lanterns, get Guy his ring back, and LET'S DO SOMETHING!
I love my comics, I really do...but I'm starting to get a wee bit resentful. Am I the only one?