Posts Tagged ‘Superdickery’

(OR: “SUPERDICKERY: The Reboot”)

Thanks to the fact that someone at the Chester County Library System is definitely more of a DC guy than a Marvel guy, I’ve been able to read a lot of the collected editions of DC’s New 52 reboot.

So far, it looks like our initial impressions of Justice League were spot-on, unfortunately. It is big, loud and dumb: six issues of superhumans sniping at each other until monsters show up for them to punch, and then there are more explosions, and then the invasion stops and everyone on Earth loves these brightly colored people they’d been perfectly content to see hunted down by the military mere hours earlier.

With that in mind, I want to focus on the most notable thing about the story, which is that (with two notable exceptions), everyone is an asshole to each other:

Green Lantern’s an asshole to Batman because GL thinks he is hot shit (because to Geoff Johns, Hal Jordan’s manifestation of “no fear” is simply “not really understanding the gravity of a situation”) – I swear to god, his catch phrase is, “Green Lantern’s Got This!”  (more…)