Don’t Take Things Too Seriously: Giffen and DeMatteis

Despite my blocking it from my memory for awhile I did buy comics in highschool — for a few years at least.  I can't remember all of the titles I bought from the comic shop relatively nearby, but I do remember Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis' run on Justice League.  My memories of that original run are a little fuzzy now (although I suppose I could dig the issues out of a box in the basement), but I got a huge fix of their trademark bwhahaha humor by picking up trade collections of Formerly Known As the Justice League and I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League — two series they did earlier this decade.

Now I'm trying to sort out how to follow the current Giffen (co-written by Judd Wicnick) Justice League series titled "Generation Lost".  Apparently D.C. is running two alternating bi-weekly Justice League series this year — do I have to follow the other one — "Brightest Day" — to figure out what's going on or can I just read Giffen's series?  And I realize this ain't going to be on the web, but seriously… now that I'm wanting to read something new from DC I'm struck again and 10 times clearer, how stupid it is to tie a business model to a single distributor and a limited number of specialty shops while ignoring the greatest distribution system ever invented…


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.