Keith Giffen

Justice League 3000 1 (February 2014)

Being insincere and not funny are two things Justice League 3000 can’t handle. It’s a dumb idea–in the future, the Wonder Twins clone the Justice League so they can save the galaxy. Only there are problems. For example, Superman is a lot like the Giffen/DeMatteis Guy Gardner, only with some Ultimate Captain America thrown in. […]

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Drax the Destroyer 4 (February 2006)

Giffen does manage a couple nice plot twists for the last issue, but since he’s ending this series as a prologue to some other series… there’s not much closure. In fact, the lack of closure just points out what a strange book Drax has been. The human inhabitants–turned into slave labor–are dismissible. Giffen made two […]

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Drax the Destroyer 3 (January 2006)

Cute Doctor Who reference. Giffen also has a nice little moment where the “reality” of the Marvel Universe comes into play. There’s no way to call for help in a rural area to report an alien attack. The issue opens with the girl bantering with the Skrull, which is a fun scene, especially since Giffen […]

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Drax the Destroyer 2 (December 2005)

Giffen continues to impress on Drax. Besides having the two thug aliens for humor, there’s also the Skrull. The Skrull–and his dimwit sidekick–are very funny. Giffen goes beyond the humor though. He’s got some fantastic plot twists. The first one involves the girl, Cammi–actually, so does the second one. Giffen writes teenage girls well, apparently. […]

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Drax the Destroyer 1 (November 2005)

There’s so much sci-fi mumbo jumbo in this issue. So, so much. The first five pages or so are just Keith Giffen writing sci-fi babble for his alien characters. Then the comic starts. The sci-fi babble comes back a little later, but the comic’s strong enough it doesn’t annoy. It’s a great setup. An intergalactic […]

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O.M.A.C. 3 (January 2012)

It’s the first all-action issue of O.M.A.C. and everyone–meaning Giffen and Koblish–does fine. There’s one great moment when O.M.A.C. “smashes,” which I assume was a Hulk reference. But the issue introduces the first original villain, a very silly Psi-fi Man, who has a distended brain stem because he’s so smart and psychic. It shouldn’t work, […]

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Green Arrow 3 (January 2012)

If you illegally download, you want to watch psychopaths murder people. Krul makes the world so simple. I was shocked Ollie didn’t break the fourth wall to tell any comic book downloaders they were killing him. Then the comic ends with this lame “growing up” speech. Krul forgot to make Ollie Steve Jobs and turned […]

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