Tuesday, June 14, 2005


A Fortnight and Counting.

Donna Troy #1
Originally uploaded by Devon Sanders.
Two weeks and counting and I still haven't finished the thing. Add my name to the many who just can't seem to get through DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. This book's writing is just utterly impenetrable. I've always said comics is a kinetic medium but writer Phil Jimenez's writing grinds this book's pacing to a crawl. Reading DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 is like reading the script of "Clash Of The Titans." It's what someone that only knows Greek myth through movies imagines what Greek classics read like. Jimenez's prose just float in the air and after a while, I just found myself not caring anymore.

Damned shame. I LOVE Donna Troy. I like Phil Jimenez. Well, I can look at the bright side: at least she's back and bringing along The Wonder Twins.

Agreed. The very thing that seems to be the center of her appeal to Jimenez -- her earnest, unironic purity of heart -- makes her the one DC character that bores the hell out of me.

I can't beleive I'm saying this, but I was actually hoping for a reboot -- something to wash away all the accreted garbage that has put so damn much melo- in her drama, over the years.

Then I read an interview w/PJ in which he claimed to have no problem with Donna's backstory at all. And he was just using this DC Special to reassert the stuff we already knew, in a slightly more linear form.


And then I picked this up, only to struggle through page after page of clotted, meaningless, purple prose that even Thor would be loath to utter.

Took me 3 weeks but I finished it. It sucked.
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