In the past I've blogged about how I really love super hero characters but haven't been a big fan of comics mostly due to how crazy and outlandish the stories get. And I don't mean to knock on them because of how complex they get, no I'm more concerned about when stories get so out of hand that just out right stupid events happen that simply make a character or every character involved do something stupid because the writers couldn't think of any better. No I don't mean to knock on comic writers as they're job is pretty difficult as it is with all the pressure they get from fans. But bone headed stories happen and a story and characters that people follow and love end up going against their character or the story just makes so little sense or just does something SO stupid it's hard to look past it.
Granted I've not read an awful lot of comics, but I've listened to one fellow who has just about every week who doesn't make videos here but I'm sure some of you know who I'm talking about. Let's just say "HE IS A MAN!" *punch*. But aside from him I also check out the reviews here when I get a chance. Thankfully there's been some great stuff coming from my favorite characters lately and with the miracle that is Digital Comics I feel like I can finally invest myself in these stories now! I can read all the great new adventures of Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, and Deadpool!
But being a man of 30 though I've had a lot of experience in the past of how I've let myself get so invested with big awesome stories and characters only to be let down and disappointed. With many comic fans here I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about whether it's Hal Jordan becoming Parallax, Speedy's young daughter being killed in Cry for Justice, heroes reacting to death like it was the flu, and do I even need to mention Spider-Man's One More Day?! Again I may not have kept up with comics for a long time but I know enough about the characters to know how silly these stories were.
But I'm not here to talk about those stories, I simply want to ask with all the disappointment that's gone on with various series of such beloved characters, is it really worth letting myself get invested in these characters or am I simply setting myself up to be let down? Because honestly since I looked into Comixology I've been really tempted to download the current run of Action Comics ,Superman, and Deadpool simply from how much I'd love to see these characters and the stories I've heard good things about here on the site. Yet I can't help but feel slightly pessimistic that I'm only going to be ultimately disappointed somewhere down the road. From a quick personal experiance I remember watching the show Heroes all the time when it was on the air. It had some great episodes and of course a good amount of crap that was the third season, but season four was so great and I couldn't wait to see what season five would show... only to find that the show was cancelled and we'll never know what the final outcome for these characters are... yeah screw you NBC, thanks for getting my hopes up ><