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Friday, March 12, 2021 

SyFy Wire supports appointing Brian Bendis to Justice League writer

More bad news about DC's continued employment of the unbearable Bendis comes from SyFy Wire, who're not only announcing Bendis looks to be taking over writing assignments on the Justice League, they're even backing it:
Brian Michael Bendis has a lot of experience writing superhero teams. In his days at Marvel Comics he tackled extended runs with The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the X-Men, and in his time at DC Comics so far he's delivered work with the Legion of Super-Heroes and Young Justice alongside major work with Superman and his own new superhero co-creation, Naomi.

With all that in mind, handing him the keys to Justice League, DC's biggest team franchise, feels like a natural evolution of his work with the publisher so far, but even after all his experience on team books, Bendis is still capable of being surprised by new combinations.
It makes no difference how forced and contrived his work is, they'll sugarcoat it anyway. Despite the complaints about sexism in the past decade, there's only so many sleazebags like Bendis who'll get a free pass, despite the awful job he did with Scarlet Witch, going for such an easy choice and making her a villainess. In fact, how is anybody supposed to admire Wanda as an anti-heroine if this is kind of stuff they're going to stick her in? Why, after the way he forcibly shed Superman's secret ID, and the bad job he did with the Legion, why should this be a "natural" evolution of Bendis' writing? He's practically an early SJW, one more reason why it's not.

And if that's not bad enough, DC's following up on their desecration of Alan Scott with a LGBT special, debuting a transgender character first seen in the Supergirl TV show:
The issue will open with a foreword from writer Marc Andreyko, editor of the Love is Love tribute anthology, followed by nine different features, and several full-page art pinups from the likes of Kris Anka, Sophie Campbell, Mildred Louis, Travis Moore, Nick Robles, and Kevin Wada — as well as “full-page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them,” according to a news release from DC. In something of a multimedia crossover, Nicole Maines, the trans actress who plays the trans superheroine Dreamer on the CW’s Supergirl TV series, will introduce the character to the DC Universe with Supergirl artist Rachel Stott in one of the issue’s nine stories.

Other creator/character pairings in the anthology include James Tynion IV (Wynd, Batman) and Trung Le Nguyen (The Magic Fish) on Batwoman; Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and Amy Reeder (Amethyst) on a Poison Ivy/Harley Quinn story; Steve Orlando (Midnighter & Apollo, Wonder Woman) returning to Midnighter with Stephen Byrne (Mera: Tidebreaker); Danny Lore (Black Panther) and Lisa Sterle (Submerged) teaming up for a story about the Flash of Earth-11 (the nonbinary character Jess Chambers); Sam Johns (Punchline) and Klaus Janson (The Dark Knight Returns) taking on a story about the recently out-of-the-closet Green Lantern Alan Scott and his very-long-out-of-the-closet son Obsidian; Andrew Wheeler (The Old Guard) and Luciano Vecchio (King In Black: Wiccan And Hulking #1) penning a story about Aqualad; Vita Ayala (Children of the Atom) and Skylar Patridge tackling a Renee Montoya story; and Sina Grace (Iceman), Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt (Crowded) bringing a story about the supervillain Pied Piper to readers.
Also notice how they brought aboard many ideologues, some of who're already known, including Grace, the writer who followed up on Bendis' transformation of Iceman to homosexual. Something which doesn't look like it's going to change any more than the sad situation Alan Scott's now hostage to. Some of this ideological pandering began when Dan DiDio was still around, and it clearly hasn't ceased with Marie Javins taking up the editorial role. If the publisher's on the way out, one of the saddest parts is that it'll be in the role of a social justice panderer.

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