Some have called it event fatigue to describe when we're tired of company-wide events like Final Crisis. Now, even the veteran writer of the Comics Reporter has been affected by it
(via The Beat
Where I now see the primary weakness of Final Crisis is that the DC universe itself isn’t vital enough or interesting enough or dependable enough as a starting point or filled with enough creative energy for me to give a crap as it all slips away. It’s hard to take seriously a crisis paired with an adjective, even an alarming one.
Well, more precisely, it's because the current editorial won't allow it to be vital, interesting and dependable enough. Plenty of storytelling possibilities are out there, and they throw them all away for the sake of pointlessness.
Something along the lines of Mary Marvel deteriorating into a crazed, hyperviolent super-villain might have been a wrenching thing for fans to see in 1948 or 1968 or even 1988. It isn't anymore, particularly not when it's just been done to goofier, duller effect over the last year.
Seeing Mary Marvel depicted like that would be truly despicable at any time. It also throws away a big opportunity to provide her with a chance to shine on her own in the spotlight.
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