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Cronin Theory of Comics - "Keith Giffen As Plotting God - Scripting Devil."

As many of you do, I'm sure, I have a few certain theories that I personally view as truths about comic books.

I understand that, for the most part, they are specific to me, but I am egotistical enough to believe that some of them are, in fact, universal theories.

The first one that I will share is "Keith Giffen As Plotting God - Scripting Devil."

I am a very big fan of the comic book creator Keith Giffen.

I think he's the bee's knees.

However, there is one rather large deficit in his comic abilities.

He is not a very good scripter.

If you look back at Giffen's triumphs and failures as a comic book creator, invariably, the triumphs will be when Giffen is working with a separate scripter, and the failures will be when he is only scripting a book.

Justice League - Only plotted - It was good.

Trencher - Plotted and Scripted - It was not good.

Legion of Superheroes - Only plotted - It was good.

Thanos - Plotted and Scripted - It was not good.

Ambush Bug - Only plotted - It was good.

Suicide Squad - Plotted and Scripted - It was not good..

Heckler - Only plotted - It was good.

Reign of the Zodiac - Plotted and Scripted - It was not good..

Lobo - Only plotted - It was good.

Book of Fate - Plotted and Scripted - It was not good..

L.E.G.I.O.N. - Only plotted - It was good.

Magnus: Robot Fighter - Plotted and Scripted - It...well, it wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that good.

Freak Force - Only plotted - It was good.

Legend of Supreme - Only plotted - It was good.

Superpatriot - Only plotted - It was good.

Ragman - Only plotted - It was good.

So there you go...."Keith Giffen as Plotting God/Scripting Devil", a Cronin Theory of Comics.

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