I just read that Giffen and DeMatteis, two of my favorite writers, at least when they are together...are going to be collaborating on a new Larfleeze book. This will spin out of his back-up status in the new Threshold book, written by Keith Giffen. The main attraction of Threshold for me, has been that it has Space Cabby in it.
But still! A book from DC that isn't all doom and gloom, and child murder! Hopefully there won't be a lot of rape in it either, or decapitations...unless they are FUNNY decapitations. Because I have to admit that I am fed up to the brim with all the grim and gritty. Isn't that a trope that has run its course yet? Remember when reading a comic book didn't leave you angry and depressed? I do...and that's why I will be buying this.
It is also going to just have Larfleeze going about his greedy little business. It won't have to coordinate with five other Green Lantern books, and have a giant crossover that ends with The Destruction Of The Corps As We Know It! Which is a good thing. Remember when books had a lead character, and a supporting cast, and the writer and the artist told stories about those characters doing their own thing? It wasn't all a part of a giant 32 issue Massive Cross-Over! You didn't have to buy 65 other books in order to know what was going on!
Please. Please let this be the first crack in the big dark wall of angst and edginess...letting in some light and joy.