Can we stop doing these questions with Lobdell? Every time i read an interview or an article about him i dislike him more and more. I feel like he's just constantly defending himself and despite all the criticism, refuses to change. He took all the softball questions, and never gave a straight answer on the starfire issue, which despite what he seems to think, IS an issue. Starfire is the most recognizable of the Outlaws, and even he doesn't think so, he had her acting like a dumb whore. which is unacceptable. Starfire was a very emotion-driven, friendly, bright woman. Did she like sex? Yeah. But that didn't define her. He claims she's an alien and an outsider, but Starfire is supposed to be the sweet nice sunny girl. Not another aloof emo-hero. He doesn't get her and not only does he claim to, but he refuses to listen to our feedback.
He clearly has no appreciation or understanding for/of the characters he's writing and it's sickening to see these characters treated this way. Beyond the whole Starfire thing, Teen Titans was a pile of steaming garbage and Booth's art made my eyes vomit. He clearly doesn't care about who the characters were.
"Honestly, Fodigg, I don't want to write a book that everyone who picks it up universally agrees is brilliant, or perfect."
Really? That's bullshit. Nobody doesn't want to write a mass appeal book. And the books he's writing have specific target audiences, teenagers and kids. And this old man is too disconnected to really get a proper Teen voice to appeal to anyone outside hardcore DC fans.
If you took off the title on Teen Titans, would anyone recognize them? No. Which is the complete opposite of the reboot. Sucks to Suck Lobdell.