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Monday, May 16, 2022 

Superboy #26 from 1996 has a letter written by one of comicdom's worst scriptwriters

I have in my collection a copy of the 26th issue of the Superboy series from 1994-2002, and in the letter pages at the back, there's a letter written by who appears to be Geoff Johns, at least 2 years prior to becoming one of the most insufferable writers at DC/Marvel:
And it seems Johns was heaping praise all over a former DC editor, Eddie Berganza, who later embarrassed himself by committing sexual misconduct, and was finally fired 5 years ago from their employment after years of ignorance from the upper echelons, not the least being Johns himself, seeing as even he did nothing to ensure Berganza would face consequence for his offensive actions. Men like Berganza are part of the reason why comicdom's gotten to such a dire state where political correctness reins supreme. And Johns claimed Berganza "knows Superboy's character to a T"? I think not. He certainly didn't know how to be a gentleman to a T, and one can only wonder what Johns thinks of Berganza now, 5 years after he was dismissed.

As I've stated before, I believe Johns was one of the worst omens to befall comicdom over the past quarter century. And his letters to the editor, including the above example, are decidedly little more than the product of somebody who had no sense of rationale in writing, resulting years later in grimy stories that don't hold up well in retrospect. Why, if memory serves, didn't Johns later follow up on what he suggested in his letter, by establishing this Superboy as a clone of Lex Luthor during his Teen Titans run? That, of course, led to nowhere inspiring.

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