FACEBOOK: Reboots

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When WILL they learn? “Rebooting” a fictional universe for its own sake is a categorically awful idea that inevitably leads to an alienated fan base and (following the initial hype), significant drops in sales. We saw this with New X-Men, JLA, The New 52 (*shudder*) — basically anything Grant Morrisson dips his grubby little fingers into.  (I’m amazed anyone’s still willing to hire the shmuck.)

You want to redefine a title for a new generation?  Leave that to visionaries like Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dan Jurgens, Jeph Loeb, Garth Ennis, Chris Claremont, William Messner-Loebs… y’know, writers who value the integrity of the story over what’s hip, whose works are as “big” (as Jim Gordon would say) as the charactors they transformed into legend.

FACEBOOK: The Dark Knight

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Few would argue that any Batman writer has ever understood the Dark Night (et alia) better than Frank Miller.  Yet looking back over the years, I have to say that Jeph Loeb comes a close second. And while there are panels from Dark Knight Returns that make me want to kneel, I have to say that The Long Halloween remains my favorite Batman story, and indeed one of the greatest ever told — the 20th century’s answer to Oedipus the King.

FACEBOOK: Queen Christina

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I would give my left nut (if I had one) to see Eva Green star in a remake of Queen Christina, with Michael Hurst directing.  (Raimi/Tapert’s pal, not the showrunner of Vikings.)

I’m half-convinced the woman is the reincarnation of Greta Garbo anyway, and Hurst’s every-scene-as-a-tableau approach would be the perfect compliment to Eva’s (dazzling!) on-screen presence.

The only person I’d trust to oversee such a project?  Frank Miller.  Something tells me the man is a Garbo fan anyway.

Oh, the world would collapse under the weight of so much awesomeness!