Monday, March 13, 2006

I'd Not Have Had Jefferson Pierce Belong to Luthor's Cabinet

Not to pick on the Luthor presidency too much, but really, Black Lightning was an extremely weird choice to be a Secretary in the Cabinet.

The guy was a normal schoolteacher!

Not only that, but even if he DID have the qualifications, I do not think that he would ever actually WANT to work for Luthor!

I'd have kept him out of the Cabinet, or at least make it clear that he was spying on Luthor.


Blogger David C said...

"...or at least make it clear that he was spying on Luthor."

Seems to me they actually did make that clear, at some point (and that Luthor knew he was Black Lightning, and a spy.)

The "President Luthor" thing was an interesting idea, but so clumsily handled. It would've helped if *someone* at DC had had a rudimentary grasp of basic civics, or even read the Washington Post once in a while to get some grasp of how the real-life political system works.

3/15/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger T. said...

Jeph Loeb wrote it. He doesn't seem to have rudimentary grasp of anything outside of recycling old storylines and shoehorning guest stars into stories.

3/15/2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger David C said...

Dang, Jeph Loeb *did* write that, didn't he? I had forgotten that. I think that confirms that I dislike his work overall, except for the evidently flukey stuff he does with Tim Sale.

I really, really hated "Our Worlds At War," which was incomprehensible gibberish even by the standards of the lesser "mega-crossover" works.

3/16/2006 2:13 PM  

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