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Monday, January 01, 2007 

Greg Rucka loses credibility

Another little thing that almost escapes one's notice, but now, Greg Rucka, in this bizarre interview he gave to Newsarama along with editor Stephen Wacker last August, has shown why he may not be worth any decent person's time. It's what he says in the responses inserted within the same paragraph as the interviewer's, which I made sure to identify as best as possible:
4) Re: Booster. Why are you messing with the JLI fans so much? (Greg Rucka: Because you make it so easy….) I guess I should've realized that once Ted got his brains blown out it was all over. (Greg Rucka: Oh, come now…there are plenty of ‘em left for us to kill. Really, give us a little more credit.) Anyway, when this is all done, can we finally get a Blue & Gold mini by Giffen & DeMatteis?
Whoops! Looks like Rucka doesn't want real fandom, does he? And I guess he's only in this for the money. Certainly not the glory.

I may own a little of his work, but after this, I certainly won't be in any hurry to get any more. I've often found his respect for anything he's involved in at DC and Marvel questionable at best, as it became more and more apparent that he's some kind of a yes-man. Which, now that I think of it, is exactly the problem with today's writers: they do as TPTB tell them to, and have no objections to if the steps taken are bad ones.

And in Rucka's case, it would seem as though he agrees with whatever DC's done these past 2 and a half years, one more clue as to why he's still there.

No need for me to maintain much fandom for Rucka then.

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