Monday, January 18, 2010

Justice Society thoughts

I've been enjoying the recent Justice Society stories, but you know what?  Not much is happening.  I understand the need to build a story slowly, but there's a difference between build up and padding, and we've been getting a lot of padding recently (most noticeably in the heroes get attacked, drive villains away only to have the exact same villains attack the exact same location not long afterward).

The most recent issue had one important event occur (a villain's appearance), and we don't even get to see the resolution to that.  The whole issue is pretty much one big internal monologue.  A well written monologue, sure, but it doesn't change the fact that nothing really happens.

In summary: Good writing, but lousy pacing.

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