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Old June 18th, 2009   oddballuk is offline   #17
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James is just as good as Dwayne, so I think the book is safe.
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I do like McDuffie, have enjoyed much of his run and am sorry to see him leave but Kevin says it best:

No.... Robinson is far superior to McDuffie. His work on Starman proves that.
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As much as I love Justice League Unlimited and McDuffie's Milestone books in the 90s, he hasn't written anything that has just wowed me like Robinson's Starman (or The Golden Age).

That isn't intended as a dig at McDuffie as many writers I love haven't written anything as good as Starman. I love Geoff Johns work alot, Green Lantern especially, but even Geoff hasn't written anything equal to Starman (portions of JSA came close though mostly when Goyer was co-writing the book).

Robinson on the book is good move in my opinion. I just hope the editorial constraints are loosened for Robinson or that Robinson handles them better.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   KevinTBrown is offline   #18
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I do like McDuffie, have enjoyed much of his run and am sorry to see him leave but Kevin says it best:

As much as I love Justice League Unlimited and McDuffie's Milestone books in the 90s, he hasn't written anything that has just wowed me like Robinson's Starman (or The Golden Age).

That isn't intended as a dig at McDuffie as many writers I love haven't written anything as good as Starman. I love Geoff Johns work alot, Green Lantern especially, but even Geoff hasn't written anything equal to Starman (portions of JSA came close though mostly when Goyer was co-writing the book).

Robinson on the book is good move in my opinion. I just hope the editorial constraints are loosened for Robinson or that Robinson handles them better.
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I wholeheartedly agree.

Amd I should have been a little more clear in my previous post: McDuffie, good; Robinson, great.



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Old June 18th, 2009   General grievous is offline   #19
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In fairness.

what has robinson wrote since starman that is great?

I enjoy his superman and supermon run but it's run of the mill so far. and the preview to the new JLA mini reads a bit awkward.

I love his starman but i want him to break away from it with a new classic run or comic.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   ConnorFan is offline   #20
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I'll wait to see the line up before I'll really consider buying. I don't think I have read much of Robinson's work so I'm not as excited as others on this thread. To me the direction and line up are going to be a much bigger factor with this, I kinda lost interest in McDuffie's line up so I dropped it. I'm glad others are excited though.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   oddballuk is offline   #21
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In fairness.

what has robinson wrote since starman that is great?

I enjoy his superman and supermon run but it's run of the mill so far. and the preview to the new JLA mini reads a bit awkward.

I love his starman but i want him to break away from it with a new classic run or comic.
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Robinson pretty much retired from comics after Starmanconcluded in 2001 to work on screenplays but did co-write the first few issues of the last Hawkman monthly with Geoff Johns.

Robinson only started to come back to comics proper with the "Face the Face" arc in Batman/Detective Comics post-IC and then Superman last year.

His Superman run started of a little slow and uneven but has gotten really good and i'm excited for his Justice League mini.

But Starman alone is enough to justify his talent over many other writers.

 
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Old June 18th, 2009   turtlefood is offline   #22
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Robinson's current work on Superman seems to be okay but not great. Combine that with DC's horrible handling of the Justice League franchise and i can't say i'm excited for the new run.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   LastSun is offline   #23
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I had a feeling that this was where Bagley was going to end up, but was surprised about Robinson.

DC seems to running a conspiracy to keep me from going to trade waiting on their books, I had just dropped JLA off my order for this month, now I hang on to see if it improves or not.

Have to wonder about Robinson's work load though. He is working on Supes, World of New Krypton, the Captain Atom backup and now the monthly chores on JLA.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   General grievous is offline   #24
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But Starman alone is enough to justify his talent over many other writers.

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Looking forward to his new stuff too.

I would put johns and morrison in another league than James but we will save that debate for another day
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   MattDiCarlo is offline   #25
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No time to talk, but awesome.

Dwayne fought a good fight but the cards were against him.

Robinson on the other hand can actually do even STRONGER work with c-level characters.
 
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And Dwayne's stories in JLU show a deep understanding of the characters and the ability to tell big stories with lots of character driven moments.
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I'd have to agree with you here. Now I never read Starman but JLU was very well done IMO. If he was able to actually develop the title I think McDuffie would have done well.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   kwaku is offline   #27
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What I find most interesting is Robinson says....

"It’s further exciting/gratifying for me that I can dove-tail the events of Cry For Justice into the main book where post-Blackest Night will emerge a new team and a new exciting direction as they get caught up in the next wave of events building throughout the DCU.”
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He's probably just saying the "right" things but I can understand why he could see things differently and why his JLA run may not have many of the same problems that plagued McDuffie's run.

Robinson is one of the master-minds behind the Superman franchise which is a big chunk of the DCU. There are a lot of Superman-universe heroes, villains, organizations and concepts that are available to him.

If nothing else, JLA might not be late again for a long time.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   Jake1823 is offline   #28
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This isn't the only book that editorial interferes in. Robinson's been working with this current regime long enough to know how it works.

I don't think Bagley is exceptional, honestly, but I think he's the smart choice here. Get one of your highest selling books out there every month (heck, he could do it twice a month if he wanted to). That's one of the biggest problems this title has had since its relaunch. And Bags is still a "name", so he'll draw his share of readers, too.

This seems like a smart choice on DC's part, honestly.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   Lundonj is offline   #29
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It was a bummer to see Dwayne shoved off the book, but this is a pretty solid crew to take over.



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Old June 18th, 2009   Jake1823 is offline   #30
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I just saw that cover, lol. Looks like Bags is continuing the tradition of covers showing the JLA after getting their butts kicked.
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   therealssjlink is offline   #31
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Well, I guess I'll continue with this after all.

I was expecting a no-name writer (not joking).
 
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Old June 18th, 2009   CmdrJBond is offline   #32
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Have to wonder about Robinson's work load though. He is working on Supes, World of New Krypton, the Captain Atom backup and now the monthly chores on JLA.
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This.

I'm not sure that I'm getting this exactly right, but I seem to recall that James didn't want to work on a monthly for a while after he did the OYL arc on Batman and Detective, saying that the pace was more than he wanted for a while. NOW, it seems like he's becoming one of the main go-to guys for DC, and I'd hate to see the stories suffer if he's spread too thin.

But I have faith. The man is a HELL of a storyteller, and I've enjoyed the majority of his work, so we'll see how it goes.
 
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