The first was this interview with Marv Wolfman, comparing the remit for Crisis on Infinite Earths with the current DC reboot(which turned out to be the same old dosh with a new coat of paint on it, up to and including being written for the god damned trade--yet supposed to move single issues how, exactly?-- but if you believed that was going to be any different, you neglected to remember how to spot a Dan DiDio lie: If his lips are moving . . .it's probably bullshit) It's an interesting read, most especially for this pearl of wisdom from Marv:
The line I've been using since before Crisis is, "Continuity holds the best writer hostage of the worst." I believe continuity held to the extreme stifles creativity. Comics should expand your thoughts not restrict them and the more continuity that exists the smaller field you have to explore. I think you need to clear the field every so often and let the writers breathe. Let them come up with the wackiest, craziest ideas and not worry that ten years before someone did a story that prevents that new great idea from being done. Finally, to me, continuity of character is much more important that continuity of story ideas. You need to know and understand the characters and they need to be consistent so we can believe they are real. But there is a vast difference between consistency and continuity.
Thanks Marv. As a result, I take back half of the mean things I said about your run on New Titans following Titans Hunt.
In other news, by way of Colin Smith at Too Busy Thinking About My Comics talking about how utterly feeble Fear Itself's murder of Bucky was (if I spoiled this for you--too bad, and I don't care. In that order) he relates a story from a con panel wherein Matt Fraction said the following:
“You do that and it is the all-time greatest Captain America story. Put it up in the rafters. No one is going to ever touch it. You are Frank Miller on Daredevil if you have the Red Skull kill Bucky when you’ve done with Bucky.”
I'm gonna let the Miz handle this one in the only way he can: