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#1 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump for great justice boredom.

#2 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

@akbogert:To not want any sex to be in any comics is a little silly, even if you personally don't want to read it.

Sex happens, so naturally it'll be mentioned sometimes.

Precisely.

#3 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Yeah. I'm not going to try to say "there must be sex, and lots of it, and between every romantic couple." And there are plenty of reasons to leave it entirely off-panel. But not always. I just think it's a bit excessive to say one doesn't want sex in comics, that's all.

#4 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squares: Dr. Manhattan seemed ambivalent to sex at best...

#5 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Oh sure, it could happen. I just think the notion of not wanting any sex in comics sort of limits the capacity of the medium to reflect any kind of realism in its characters. I appreciate not wanting to read it, or especially not wanting it to be done tactlessly or exploitatively. But intimacy in and of itself really does have a place.

#6 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squares: Fair enough. I thought maybe it was a bit too specific, but...your thread, your call :)

@AllStarSuperman: I think a bunch of gloriously athletic, intelligent, good-looking, and well-liked people who are never intimate...that would be weird.

#7 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Well then, I suppose that establishes two things: digital comics are a smarter financial move for international comic readers, and yeah, you in the U.K. are being overcharged for comic books.

#8 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@AllStarSuperman: I think it's erroneous to believe that sex is antithetical to good storytelling. I also didn't feel like it was really a focus anyway. *shrug*

At this point I think the Starfire conversation is derailing the overall direction of the thread though....

#9 Edited by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@AllStarSuperman: Well, I don't think Nightwing should be factored into this for two reasons, the first being that this is New 52 continuity and we have no idea what the full extent of their relationship was due to Kori's amnesia and the second being that they were very close at the time, and it wasn't as if she was sleeping with him and others on the side. Had that been the case it would have been wrong insomuch as it would have hurt Nightwing.

As for Jason and Roy, yes, she slept with both of them, though to be fair she pretty much just used Jason and ever since she started with Roy that's pretty much become an exclusive relationship. She's also pretty much established that Tamaran didn't have the same conception of modesty and whatnot that Earth does, and that trope, of Starfire not understanding customs with nudity and intimacy, is certainly not new to the new Starfire.

@SC said:

@Squares: Nods - have you read Psylocke in Uncanny X-Force? I haven't read it yet, but I believe she has a new outfit and has been written well, so if your looking for an opportunity to endear to her this might be your best opportunity.

Psylocke was pretty sweet in the new Uncanny X-Force, though she did have a bit of a sailor's mouth. She'll also be in the new X-Men, which looks promising in the respecting powerful women department.

#10 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Oh, that's quite understandable (I actually discussed that in my most recent blog). I'm certainly not trying to change your mind about it. But with such price disparity, I'm just curious to know if the digital pricing has at all been affected by the border crossing. Because if it's internationally equal pricing online, then these poor blokes in Ireland could be getting twice as many comics.