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Monday, January 14, 2008 

Geoff Johns comes back to write the Rogues

But what's the use if they have Bart Allen's blood on their hands, even as unwitting dupes of Inertia? Johns and artist Scott Kolins are coming back to write a miniseries or something starring the Flash's most famous adversaries, but as long as they're rendered guilty of Bart's death, I can't see what's so great about this. How odd though, that Johns seems to be apologizing for Dan DiDio regarding the brutalizing of Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown. He says:
Since we’re going back years, a sidebar for a lot of you Spoilers fans – early on when I started talking with Dan about Flash, I remember him bemoaning the fact that they were planning on “killing” Spoiler, one of his, yes, favorite characters. Dan had just started and wasn’t the E-I-C yet and had no control over the Bat universe. He still misses Spoiler.
Sure he does. He became a prominent editor at least two years before Identity Crisis and Batman: War Games, and if he had wanted to, he could've prevented Spoiler's death from happening, and even after her death, he could have given her more attention than she actually got: there was a Batman Secret Files special published a few months after that disposable crossover in Gotham City, and Spoiler, curiously enough, did not get any mention in it, even though DiDio had already well established his position as an EIC by that time. Johns is only acting as an apologist when it's DiDio who should be doing the explaining himself. And if DiDio really does miss Spoiler, he'd listen to her fans and bring her back.

As of now, there's still no clear way to tell if Spoiler is going to be brought back, and if not, then nobody should have to pay their money for the Batbooks.

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