Monday, December 31, 2007
The Worst Lines of 2007
The beauty of the comics medium is that it is one that marries the written word and the drawn image, and the ratio between the two can always be adjusted, so that one can always do a little more work than the other when it comes to telling a story.
In other words, lines like those below could easily be avoided—and should have been. Here are the most laugh-out-loud terrible sentences, some originally delivered in dialogue others in narration, by some of the industry's most popular and successful writers this year...
“Now close your eyes, gentlemen. This might hurt.”
—Mark Millar, Civil War #6
“He’s going to die because that’s what people do. It’s humanity’s shared super-power. We die.”
—Greg Rucka and friends, 52 #36
“You’re the first person ever…to get a second chance… to make a first impression.”
—Paul Jenkins, Civil War: The Return #1
"Just because you can fly-- --doesn't mean you're not in a cage"
—Brad Meltzer, Justice League of America #7
“Nobody would want to see what I saw. Don’t you get it? It was-- The Death of Captain America.”
—Jeph Loeb, Fallen Son—The Death of Captain America #1
“I don’t know who you are, lady-- --but you’ve just awoken the hawk!”
—Gail Simone, Birds of Prey #105
“Tune your ear to the frequency of despair, and cross reference by the longitude and latitude of a heart in agony.
—J. Michael Straczynski, Amazing Spider-Man #544
“Those days gave way to more days for these heroes…hard traveled.”
—Judd Winick, Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special #1