#1 Edited by nobodyisemo (260 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm writing a comic, I am making the main hero cry in the first issue over his brother's death. Is this okay or too sensitive for a first issue?

#2 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not bad at all! Have you ever read the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15? There's your answer :)

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#3 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

Id be fine with it, its ok to be emotional.

#4 Posted by nobodyisemo (260 posts) - - Show Bio

Kewl, thanks for the help, I just needed the verification, and I totally forgot about Spider-Man's origin.

#5 Posted by Wolverine08 (38573 posts) - - Show Bio

REAL MEN DON'T CRY!

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#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6093 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like an O.K. thing to cry about.

#7 Posted by russellmania77 (14561 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell no, you need to walk it off spider-man

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (81602 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Not really.

#9 Edited by batmannflash (6187 posts) - - Show Bio

It's definitely okay in your case. Especially over the death of someone close. I would like my heroes to have some sort of vulnerability and character. It's totally acceptable for tough men, like superheroes, to cry and feel sadness.

As long as they don't cry from something like spilled milk, or the dark, or a ripping a page in a book. lol

That would be called being a wimp, or a cry-baby.

#10 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6125 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course, if his brother just died.

#11 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

What type of superhero is he? If he's a big brute type of guy then no, that would look weird. But if he's a normal person then I don't see why not.

#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

What type of superhero is he? If he's a big brute type of guy then no, that would look weird.

Big dudes can cry.

In fact, a big brutish guy crying - especially if he's not regularly open with his emotions - is a really great way of showing that sh*t just got real.

#13 Edited by nerdork (4035 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course...i can't remember how many heroes cried during the death of Captain Marvel. It helps to add a human factor and connect with the reader.

#14 Posted by WillPayton (9156 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm writing a comic, I am making the main hero cry in the first issue over his brother's death. Is this okay or too sensitive for a first issue?

I think it's perfectly ok. Just be true to the story you want to tell and your own artistic vision.

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#16 Posted by nobodyisemo (260 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the help, everybody, I've only been on this site for two months, but I think it's great how everybody is so cordial on here.

#17 Posted by NighThunder (2837 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm writing a comic, I am making the main hero cry in the first issue over his brother's death. Is this okay or too sensitive for a first issue?

Heck no, tough t out brosiff! lol jk, of course if its his brother.

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#19 Posted by Squares (4867 posts) - - Show Bio

No, not at all, just do it tastefully.

#20 Edited by Wolverine08 (38573 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt:

Well, you see, that was one moment where I got a little teary eyed just for a second. Didn't really cry. Real men can cry about girls :D

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#21 Posted by GeekBait (779 posts) - - Show Bio

@nobodyisemo: It's a great thing to start out with. Makes your character more human/realistic.

#22 Edited by Vitalius (1579 posts) - - Show Bio

@nobodyisemo:

Depends on situation. In this case yes, if they were close brothers. Also depends how you are writting your character. If you are writting about a hero who trying to hide his feellings or hero that shows his human side no matter what is happening.

Obivious you arent putting your character crying for anything happens.

#23 Posted by kgb725 (5867 posts) - - Show Bio

Even Dr. Doom cried

#24 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12514 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt:

Well, you see, that was one moment where I got a little teary eyed just for a second. Didn't really cry.

Looked like crying to me

Real men can cry about girls :D

not hysterically in the arms of their boyfriends.

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#25 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17271 posts) - - Show Bio

@supernategames said:

What type of superhero is he? If he's a big brute type of guy then no, that would look weird.

Big dudes can cry.

In fact, a big brutish guy crying - especially if he's not regularly open with his emotions - is a really great way of showing that sh*t just got real.

what he said.

like if @god_spawn started crying, you better believe that you should start running for your f*cking life :P

#26 Posted by Wolverine08 (38573 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@avenging_x_bolt:

Well, you see, that was one moment where I got a little teary eyed just for a second. Didn't really cry.

Looked like crying to me

Real men can cry about girls :D

not hysterically in the arms of their boyfriends.

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#27 Posted by God_Spawn (37313 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Edited by Eternelle (1070 posts) - - Show Bio

Heroes are people. So, yes.

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#30 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20589 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course its ok.

#31 Edited by waezi2 (6818 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a question of balance?

#32 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (9046 posts) - - Show Bio

REAL MEN DON'T CRY!

Only when stubbing their fingers while working on their spice gardens

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