I was going to save most of my comments for when the first issues came out, but since the previews are out and I've found something that inspires me to write, I have decided to let inspiration run wild.
Dear GOD, the Black Canary book looks awful. I don't usually notice the art on some books but this... oh, the opening splash page made me snap to attention.
She looks like a ship's figurehead and he looks like he should be wearing a diaper and standing before a pink heart.
I'm also distressed that, after the image in 52's Origin Of The Justice League, that this story suggests that Dinah WASN'T a founding JLA member.
And naturally, I'm worried that Ollie is being written as a jerk. I mean, even accepting the fact that he's old-school Ollie... he's too much of a jerk. I wonder why that could be? Well, an interview at Wizard On-Line sheds some light.
“Why on Earth would Dinah marry Ollie? Considering that he’s cheated on her at least twice, three times—I’ve lost count—does that make her a weak character if she would go back with him after all that? - Tony Bedard, Writer of the Black Canary mini-series.
For the record, Ollie has only cheated on Dinah ONCE. And that's under really iffy circumstances. But hey, I've already written the book on that one - no need to repeat myself.
The rest of that interview is worth reading though. You get to read how every major writer who has worked with Ollie and Dinah in the last 40 years feels about them and the upcoming wedding. I find it interesting that out of all of them, Mike Grell is the most hopeful and even he thinks they'll have a rough time of it and Judd Winick is unable to talk intelligently about marriage, and instead says something regarding exactly how Dinah and Ollie are... well,
They’re randy. They’re tough. They are a couple, like, “Let’s get boozy and do it in the kitchen!”
Which explains a lot of this weeks' Green Arrow #74... ah, but I'll save that for the column.