Who should take over Action Comics?

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#1 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think?

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#2 Edited by CrimsonCake (2866 posts) - - Show Bio

Sean Mckeever.

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#3 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

My top choices that seem plausible:

  • Brian Azzarello
  • Paul Cornell
  • James Robinson

Choices I wish would take over, but are highly unlikely:

  • Geoff Johns (Probably wouldn't due to Justice League, Aquaman, and Green Lantern)
  • Scott Snyder (Probably wouldn't due to Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire, and plotting Talon)
  • Jeff Lemire (Probably wouldn't due to Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man)
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#4 Posted by SuperJimmy (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Pull some guy from independent companies like image. I think "saga" 's writer might do a fancy job on superman...(no nudity intended though....it's superman!)

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#5 Posted by Nighthunter (29571 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Waid

Come on, its about damn time

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#6 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nighthunter said:

Mark Waid

Come on, its about damn time

I dont people's obsession with this guy. Hated his stuff. Still do.

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#7 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the guy taking over detective sounds like a good choice, perhaps he can take over action as well.

I don't mind James Robinson or Jeff Lemire.

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#8 Posted by supermanfan1234 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

geoff johns,brian azzerelo and scott lobdell if he does good on the superman series

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#9 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree said:

My top choices that seem plausible:

  • Brian Azzarello
  • Paul Cornell
  • James Robinson

Choices I wish would take over, but are highly unlikely:

  • Geoff Johns (Probably wouldn't due to Justice League, Aquaman, and Green Lantern)
  • Scott Snyder (Probably wouldn't due to Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire, and plotting Talon)
  • Jeff Lemire (Probably wouldn't due to Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man)
Didn't James Robinson get fire by DC?
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#10 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_: ???? Is that a joke? LOL, he is writing Earth 2, Shade, 3 issues of DC presents and 1 issue He-man

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#11 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio
@sethysquare: That's what I read :/
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#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45469 posts) - - Show Bio

The only person I can think of filling Morrisons boots is Hickman bit they would never pry him away from Marvel

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#13 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_: I think that is Chris Roberson

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#14 Posted by NewKid (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Lemire has been talking about another upcoming DCU series he's working on.... possibly?

and Snyder has shown interest in writing superman in previous interviews...

they would be my top 2 to take over.

i love johns on aquaman, but don't think he'd be great for superman, same goes for azzarello, he's doing great on WW right now but i wouldn't want him for supes.

how about... Tomasi?

also, possible Winick, seeing as he's leaving Catwoman shortly, i actually think he could do something good with superman...

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#15 Posted by NewKid (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid: ah, Lemire just confirmed on twitter that he isn't taking over action... one down.

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#16 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid said:

Lemire has been talking about another upcoming DCU series he's working on.... possibly?

and Snyder has shown interest in writing superman in previous interviews...

they would be my top 2 to take over.

i love johns on aquaman, but don't think he'd be great for superman, same goes for azzarello, he's doing great on WW right now but i wouldn't want him for supes.

how about... Tomasi?

also, possible Winick, seeing as he's leaving Catwoman shortly, i actually think he could do something good with superman...

You know Johns wrote a few really popular story arcs for Superman. But I wouldn't want him to leave Aquaman or Green Lantern or Justice League for Superman.

Tomasi, not for me. Im a huge GL fan and I love Guy. But I just can't stand Tomasi's writing. Its very stale and boring.

Winick could be interesting. But I'm not sure how it will work out.

I agree with you on Snyder and Lemire. Lemire also wrote Superboy before and I think he might possibly be interested in Action Comics.

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#17 Posted by NewKid (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: yeah, i've read a few of the older johns superman stories, i'd rather he continued what's he's doing...

Lemire has confirmed it's not him.

I like Tomasi on B&R, but yeah, prob not right for action.

i think either Snyder or Winick would be best, i'd like either in different ways. Might be someone completely unexpected though...

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#18 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid: where has lemire confirmed its not him?

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#19 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Snyder

Scott Lobdell

James Robinson

Geoff Johns

Mark Waid

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#20 Posted by Twentyfive (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid said:

@sethysquare: yeah, i've read a few of the older johns superman stories, i'd rather he continued what's he's doing...

Lemire has confirmed it's not him.

I like Tomasi on B&R, but yeah, prob not right for action.

i think either Snyder or Winick would be best, i'd like either in different ways. Might be someone completely unexpected though...

I would not mind Winick. Batwing is an awesome series. I also would not mind if Johns took over. Or Snyder or Cornell.

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#21 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

If it has to be someone already affilliated with the company... Geoff Johns, James Robison, Scott Lobdell, Jeff Lemire

I think I would prefer that they bring in somebody fresh though. Someone working in independent comics who might have some new, fresh ideas for Action Comics.

Or, alternatively, I would love to see what Snyder would do with the title... but there's no way he could do it, considering all the books he has on his workload right now

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#22 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1020 posts) - - Show Bio

Synder or Mark Waid.

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#23 Posted by Billy Batson (59723 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are people mentioning Lobdell? He's already going to write Superman's name title.
Snyder doesn't really fit Superman. Guy pretty much does horror type comics.

@The_Tree said:

My top choices that seem plausible:

  • Brian Azzarello
  • Paul Cornell
  • James Robinson

Choices I wish would take over, but are highly unlikely:

  • Geoff Johns (Probably wouldn't due to Justice League, Aquaman, and Green Lantern)
  • Scott Snyder (Probably wouldn't due to Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire, and plotting Talon)
  • Jeff Lemire (Probably wouldn't due to Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man)

Sweet Tooth is soon ending but he's writing Kid Eternity too :p
Azzarello has a chance of writing it after he's finished with his minis.
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#24 Posted by NewKid (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: on twitter this morning

someone tweeted:

Grant Morrison leaving Action Comics. Jeff Lemire has a secret DC project. Coincidence?”

and he responded -

'It is coincidence. Not writing Action'

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#25 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd quite like Joe Kelly back to write Superman. His "Whatever happened to Truth, Justice and the American Way" story is one of my all time favourite Superman stories. Perhaps Garth Ennis because as well as his Hitman stuff, he wrote an awesome Superman as well. Also I'd be willing to see Brian Azarello back on Superman. All these are the closest things to possible realistic choices. They might be working on other titles and other writers I'd like to see write Action Comics like Geoff Johns and Mark Waid are attached to other commitments.

Now I'll add writers I don't want to write Superman. Suffice to say there are a few but I'll focus on names that have come up in this thread before. James Robinson ruined my enjoyment of Superman in his Atlas storyline and New Krypton tie ins. One that hasn't come up in this list is JMS. Any of you who've read Grounded know it came close to the same amount of ruin Sin's Past and OMD did to Spider-Man. And I don't want Snyder anywhere near Superman. His Batman work is unbelievable, a lot of issues of Batman I've preferred over Morrison's Action Comics. However, Snyder is a dark gothic writer which is why his ideas work better on Batman, Swamp Thing and American Vampire. I didn't care much for his Flashpoint: Superman series. His writing style doesn't fit with Superman at all.

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#26 Posted by z3ro180 (8709 posts) - - Show Bio

@supermanfan1234: lobdells run on superman will be awesome

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#27 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Why are people mentioning Lobdell? He's already going to write Superman's name title.
Snyder doesn't really fit Superman. Guy pretty much does horror type comics.

@The_Tree said:

My top choices that seem plausible:

  • Brian Azzarello
  • Paul Cornell
  • James Robinson

Choices I wish would take over, but are highly unlikely:

  • Geoff Johns (Probably wouldn't due to Justice League, Aquaman, and Green Lantern)
  • Scott Snyder (Probably wouldn't due to Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire, and plotting Talon)
  • Jeff Lemire (Probably wouldn't due to Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man)

Sweet Tooth is soon ending but he's writing Kid Eternity too :p
Azzarello has a chance of writing it after he's finished with his minis.
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I'd like to see Snyder branch out, and see whether or not he could handle other types of comics, that's the only reason I mention him. But fingers crossed for Azzarello, both Lex Luthor: Man of Steel and Superman: For Tomorrow were fantastic.

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#28 Posted by Billy Batson (59723 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree:

Should read For Tomorrow even though I've heard mixed reception of it. His Luthor was fantastic on the other hand. One of the reasons why Azz should write AC. Nobody has hardly touched Lex and Azz is one of his best writers. Plus he likes to write villains and Supes' rogues definitely need the boost.
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#29 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@The_Tree:

Should read For Tomorrow even though I've heard mixed reception of it. His Luthor was fantastic on the other hand. One of the reasons why Azz should write AC. Nobody has hardly touched Lex and Azz is one of his best writers. Plus he likes to write villains and Supes' rogues definitely need the boost.
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The book is very hit or miss with most. I think the main reason people don't like it is because it can get confusing, and the book relies heavily on dialogue rather than being action driven. But you're definitely right about his rogues gallery needing a boost, especially after the relaunch. I'd love to see what he could do for Metallo, Parasite, and lastly, General Zod.

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#30 Posted by supermanfan1234 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: i hope so

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#31 Posted by Billy Batson (59723 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

The book is very hit or miss with most. I think the main reason people don't like it is because it can get confusing, and the book relies heavily on dialogue rather than being action driven.

Ha, that almost sounds like Azzarello's 100 Bullets but that was perfect and almost everybody loved that :p

But you're definitely right about his rogues gallery needing a boost, especially after the relaunch. I'd love to see what he could do for Metallo, Parasite, and lastly, General Zod.

Personally would love to see him tackle Black Adam the most even though he's not a Superman villain. Should at least do a mini of him like MOS or an OGN like Joker with Bermejo.
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#32 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@The_Tree said:

The book is very hit or miss with most. I think the main reason people don't like it is because it can get confusing, and the book relies heavily on dialogue rather than being action driven.

Ha, that almost sounds like Azzarello's 100 Bullets but that was perfect and almost everybody loved that :p

But you're definitely right about his rogues gallery needing a boost, especially after the relaunch. I'd love to see what he could do for Metallo, Parasite, and lastly, General Zod.

Personally would love to see him tackle Black Adam the most even though he's not a Superman villain. Should at least do a mini of him like MOS or an OGN like Joker with Bermejo.
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I would get pumped for that. Although I don't see it happening, if ever, until a long way down the line since DC's trying to reestablish the Marvel family.

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#33 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree: Is Azzarello just working on Wonder Woman at the moment? He'd probably have time to fit in Action Comics as well so long as he didn't take on anything else. And did he write the For Tomorrow storyline? I only own the first half of it but it was really good.

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#34 Edited by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: No, he's doing Wonder Woman and a Vertigo mini called Spaceman. He's also writing the Before Watchmen mini series for Comedian and Rorschach. I bet he's pretty far into his work on his minis, but if anything's keeping him from Action Comics, it would be the minis. And he wrote the entirety of For Tomorrow.

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#35 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5351 posts) - - Show Bio
@SuperJimmy said:
Pull some guy from independent companies like image. I think "saga" 's writer might do a fancy job on superman...(no nudity intended though....it's superman!)
That doesn't seem like a bad idea, actually.
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#36 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree: Ah I forgot about the Before Watchmen mini series. I don't really care about those titles much. And I'll check out this Spaceman thing as well. From the sound of things, it seems like he's got plenty of work already so fitting in Action Comics as well would give Azzarello quite a big workload.

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#37 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

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@The_Tree: Ah I forgot about the Before Watchmen mini series. I don't really care about those titles much. And I'll check out this Spaceman thing as well. From the sound of things, it seems like he's got plenty of work already so fitting in Action Comics as well would give Azzarello quite a big workload.

Yeah. One can only hope.

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#38 Posted by Billy Batson (59723 posts) - - Show Bio

Spaceman is ending next month.
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#39 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate everyone who has mentioned Geoff Johns.

Azzarello or a complete random are my choices.

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#40 Posted by longbowhunter (9423 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell they may just have Scholly Fisch step up to the plate.

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#41 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure if Sholly Fisch is a big enough name for Superman. My plan is for Geoff Johns to write Action Comics and let Jeff Lemire take over Aquaman with Ivan Reis still on Aquaman. Sholly Fisch can then continue writing the back ups.

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#42 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

I hate everyone who has mentioned Geoff Johns.

Azzarello or a complete random are my choices.

But Johns can write Superman well. Up, Up and Away, Last Son, Brainiac, the Legion of Superheroes story amongst others were all really great stories. Obviously he can't due to him writing Justice League, Green Lantern and Aquaman but though I am not one of them, many want Johns off Justice League.

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#43 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Deranged Midget said:

I hate everyone who has mentioned Geoff Johns.

Azzarello or a complete random are my choices.

But Johns can write Superman well. Up, Up and Away, Last Son, Brainiac, the Legion of Superheroes story amongst others were all really great stories. Obviously he can't due to him writing Justice League, Green Lantern and Aquaman but though I am not one of them, many want Johns off Justice League.

Johns off Justice League would be a disaster.

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#44 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: There are those that would disagree with you but I am not one of them. The Villain's Journey is a much better main story than the first 6 origin issues and the Shazam backup is just wonderful. I can't wait to see Billy on the Justice League!

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#45 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

*Sigh*

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#46 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@sethysquare: There are those that would disagree with you but I am not one of them. The Villain's Journey is a much better main story than the first 6 origin issues and the Shazam backup is just wonderful. I can't wait to see Billy on the Justice League!

Totally agree. I gotta say I think its shaping up to be one of the best runs of Justice League. I especially loved all the subtle cameos of each hero's obscure villain.

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#47 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Who's Scavenger a rogue of?

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#48 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: Aquaman.

Geoff Johns said he would be introducing new villains and all but there are 3 villains from Aquaman's rogue gallery that he wants to use. Black Manta, Ocean Master and an unnamed one.

People have been speculating that it is scavenger.

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#49 Posted by lvenger (30423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Cool. He was the only one that I didn't recognise in Justice League 10. Only because the only rogues of Aquaman I know are Black Manta, Ocean Master and Charboydis. And I only know that Charboydis was the reason Aquaman lost a hand and had it replaced with the badass hook.

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#50 Posted by Katie24 (502 posts) - - Show Bio

Due to the fact that both Superman titles are under preforming, DC has a Superman movie coming out soon, and its been so long since Superman has had a well written book DC is under a lot of pressure to get a really good Superman monthly comic going. Superman is the face of DC and deserves the best writers. Who do I think will get the title? Brain Azzarello, James Robinson or Paul Cornell. I have nothing against these writers (except I still haven't forgiven Robinson for Cry for Justice). In fact I would love to see Azzarello write Action. Who would I love to see get the title? Mark Waid, Matt Wagner, Scott Snyder, or Greg Rucka.

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