What if it's not Dr. Manhattan, but really Geoff Johns keeping all the good continuity to himself?
Friday, March 28, 2014
Clearing up some Red Hood Confusion
Hey look! Will Pfeifer is the new writer of Red Hood and the Outlaws! ...Wait, why is the old writer solicited in June? What's going on? But this interviewer with CBR just said he believes Pfeifer is continuing... what?
So that's basically what's been going down recently. Pfeifer was announced as the new writer, then June solicits happened. In a recent CBR interview, it seemed like Pfeifer was staying on the book, and the guy who interviewed him posted in the comments further clarifying that it was the feeling he got. Then Newsarama posts this interview with Scott Lobdell, confirming he's going to be returning to the title for good. You know what it also confirms? That I'm done with reading/covering this book.
The short end of it is, I have zero interest reading anything by Lobdell at this point. This is a combination of both on and off "the field" reasons, but ultimately, I think it's a dumb move on DC's part because it feels like a step backwards by DC. This is the New 52, what happened to being new? Lobdell had his run, why not try to get a new voice with a new direction for the title, like I don't know... Will Pfeifer? I guess it pays to have friends in high places.