Most Overrated of 2006: Writer

Comics is in a full-fledged era of superstar creators, with swelling ranks of talent that it greatly overflows that esteemed cadre of competence, Wizard’s Top 10 List. While fans and the shills at Wizard go far and wide to pump up a writer’s work, some of their choices aren’t justified. Here are those whose output didn’t match the hype.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingJoss Whedon

“Right now, I’d say the writer who I’ve been most disappointed with is Joss Whedon. I have not been enjoying Astonishing X-Men. I thought that Hellfire Club arc was just annoying.”
— Jim Doom

Cop Out, star writer of Cop Out: The Series

“I don’t pay attention to what other people are saying about this sort of thing.”
— Doom DeLuise

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingGrant Morrison

“I’m not really certain where all of Grant Morrison’s hype comes from. Looking back, the only thing he’s ever done that I’ve truly enjoyed was New X-Men. All-Star Superman certainly wasn’t any good when I tried it (although it sounds as if it’s much better now). And Batman is just plain bad. I don’t care what Doominator says, that guy’s just not very good.”
— Fin Fang Doom

“Call me sacrilegious if you will, but Morrison’s work has been really, really lacking this year (and the trend dates back at least to the crap that was Sea Guy). But he took his overratedness to a new level in 2006. His ballyhooed Batman effort has been superficial and delayed, Seven Soldiers was typically inscrutable and all of his thumbprints on 52 have been annoying. For a sample of this, read any of the outer space crap or the breaking-the-fourth-wall moments, most notable in #24, which was spoiled by Ambush Bug’s narrative intrusions.”
— Jean-Claude Van Doom