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Perception Vs. Reality: ‘Long Writer Runs’ At Marvel & DC [Opinion]

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Last week, two of the very small handful of writers still working on DC Comics' New 52 titles they launched announced they were finally ending their runs. In the case of Teen Titans writer Scott Lobdell, the catalyst was the complete cancellation of the title with issue #30. Nightwing, meanwhile, will continue, but Kyle Higgins won't be writing it.

A distinctly different animal than the independent cartoonist, creators-owned collaboration or even work-for-hire artist, writing gigs in ongoing cape comics have always been fluid, but the turnover seems to be faster and more common now than it's ever been. Whether a result of cancellations, writers moving on to other things (often finite, creator-owned work), or creative differences with editorial, Marvel and DC writer runs are getting shorter and shorter.

Or are they? Maybe it just feels that way?

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‘Teen Titans’ To End With April’s Issue #30

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Another of the teen hero team books launched when The New 52 started back in late 2011 is ending. In a column on ComicvineTeen Titans writer Scott Lobdell announced that the current incarnation of the series is coming to an end with April's issue #30.

The series follows in the footsteps of two Legion of Super-Heroes books, Demon Knights, Hawk & Dove, and The Ravagers, all of which showcased teen heroes in team settings.

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Bizarro Back Issues: The X-Men, Pizza And Cyberspace, Together At Last (1993)

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When you consider that I'm spending a good portion of every week recapping the '90s X-Men cartoon, you might think that I'd have my fill of '90s mutant nostalgia, but that is definitely not the case. If anything, going back through that show has made me want to go back and revisit that stuff even more. That's why I went out a few days ago and grabbed one of the most treasured artifacts of my childhood: the four-part X-Men Collector's Edition comics released in 1993 and sold at Pizza Hut.

Seriously, you guys. There was a time in this country when you could go out and get a pizza and comic books about the X-Men jacking into cyberspace in the same building. If we want to make America great again, I suggest we start there.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Omega Red And His MUTANT DEATH FACTOR!!! (1992)

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If you're a regular reader of the Bizarro Back Issues column, then you may have realized that I've been reading through some of the "classic" '90s X-Men stories lately. A few weeks ago, I broke down the mind-boggling saga of Gambit's ex-wife and Ghost Rider fig

WTF?: ‘Superboy’ #19 Cover Hints At Superboy’s Parentage

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DC's WTF month continues apace with the newly revealed gatefold cover of Superboy #19 insinuating that the titular character could be the son of a surprising pairing, though his previous appearances seemed to indicate he was a clone similar to the pre-New 52 Superboy.

Also curious: Solicited writer Tom DeFalco's

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Bizarro Back Issues: How Gambit’s Wife Got The Ghost Rider Possessed By Aliens (1992)

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Like a lot of people my age, I have a lot of affection for early '90s X-Men comics. Their combination of bright colors, superpowers built entirely around punching things with knives or making them explode, overblown personal conflicts and the least subtle metaphors ever committed to paper made them almost scientifically designed to appeal to kids of that decade. Of course, they're also some o

Taiwan’s NMA News Explains Clark Kent Quitting His Job

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You'd think that after all this time, Taiwan's NMA and their dodgy, computer-animated recaps of top news stories would have stopped being hilarious. And yet, here we are, with yet another truly surreal take on the news of the day. And

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Superman Leaves ‘Daily Planet’ Newspaper For Third Or Fourth Time

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The until recently mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent has had it up to here with the indignities of modern day journalism and will ragequit his job at the once venerable Metropolis newspaper, The Daily Planet, this week, citing disgust with his employers' reliance on vapid entertainment stories and their abandonment of proper news. We know this because it was reported by USA Today.

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DC’s Superman Panel: Earth One, Superboy, Supergirl’s Fort of Solitude [SDCC]

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Saturday's first major San Diego Comic-Con panel from DC Comics covered Superman. The event was moderated by VP - Marketing John Cunningham, and featured artist Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), writer Scott Lobdell (Superman), co-writer Mike Johnson (Supergirl) and editor Matt Idelson. Topics such as the current interpretation of Lex Luthor, the place of Lois Lane in the New 52 universe, Superboy's status as a

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DC NOW! Panel: Dystopian DC Future in ‘Rotworld’, ‘Trinity War’, and Still No Wally West [SDCC]

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The third and final DC Comics panel of Thursday's San Diego Comic-Con schedule, covering a wide array of creators and topics, was moderated by VP - Marketing John Cunningham and featured Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Brian Buccellato, Scott Lobdell, Rob Liefeld, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and editors Bob Harras and Bobbie Chase. Cunningham clarified that the panel was titled "D

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