I'm just trying to say there HAS to be something we're not seeing, I can't see that many people being like "zomfg, my Starman collection is complete!!" all the damn time on Facebook amongst various older nerds I know, etc. and it the series being boring.Well like I said, I'm going to read a bit more to try to get more of a feel for it.
I'd imagine that James Robinson, much like Grant Morrison and Frank Miller, has fans who read his earlier work back when it was still contemporary and they have held out hoping he'd achieve the same highs as he has in the past. They're a class of writers who may have churned out a good/great story in the past but have been riding that wave for years. Personally I've never read anything I've enjoyed from Morrison or Robinson, so I understand why they've reached the positions they have thus far. I understand that there are people that (groan) like/love some of his work, but let's call a spade a spade here: James Robinson has not written a good book since the early 90's; and he never wrote anything that changed or defined the industry. Further more, its not like he hasn't had opportunities: for almost two years the guy was given JLA, what could/should be DC's flagship and did absolutely nothing with it. In fact, less than nothing.
And while I myself hate Grant Morrison, even I admit the guy has some good ideas left rolling around in that bald head of his.
Lastly, JMS has also made it to the finals. A guy each of you have enjoyed in one way or another at some point. Yes the guy is a royal dickwad when it comes to his ego and the way he just drops books; but if you're going to question "why Robinson"; a writer two of you were unfamiliar with up to this point; has made it this far, shouldn't you also be thinking more into how JMS has made it to the finals as well?
Btw I'm kind of buzzed right now so I'm not entirely sure how much of this makes sense until I look it over tomorrow.
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I hate you Grant Morrison, your package, and everything about you.