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Monday, August 28, 2006 

Zadzooks goes down to zero

Oh well, I guess it was inevitable that Joseph Szadkowski, the comics, games and animation columnist for the Wash. Times, would lose it and sell out to PC lunacy. That he does with the following lines near the beginning and towards the end of his item on the Justice League relaunch:
Best-selling thriller author and architect of DC Comics' popular miniseries Identity Crisis, Brad Meltzer, begins the construction of a new era for the Justice League of America.

[...]

Overall, I am not sure how many times readers can deal with the shenanigans of comic-book publishers who feel they need to reinvent a series to boost sales. However, fans should give this new Justice League a chance, if only based on how Mr. Meltzer handled his Identity Crisis.
Translation: he enjoyed it. What a shame.

There may be some discussion here about the past events that took place in DC history, but no mention anywhere here about the more in depth details of IC, which are what really need to be discussed.

When I began reading Szadkowski's columns a few years ago, what made me credit his work then was that he usually did make a better point than some other MSM comics columnists in various other newspapers. But now, with this, I'd say he pretty much took his credibility and threw it away in one fell swoop. Then again, he actually was starting to get very surprisingly boring in the latter part of 2005, and this too is a collosal letdown.

Sorry, "Mr. Zad", but while I may have enjoyed your work previously, with this, you've really zonked out big time.

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