By kfhrfdu_89_76k 3 Comments
I`ve heard alot of talk about superhero comics being too dark. I`ve said that too. Why is this so?
Are super-comics more realistic if they are dark?
Are super-comics more better if they`re dark?
Do they get more readers that way?
I don`t`know. But I know this: they don`t need to be dark. Not all the time. They need to be realisticly unrealistic. Meaning, if Spider-man fights Dr. Octopus, the good doctor doesn`t have to kill 3-300 people to prove that he`s awesome. No, he needs to ALMOST succeed at that.
This happened alot in J.M. Straczynskis Spider-man run, in the stories that JRJR penciled. There was always this feeling of darkness, but it wasn`t so dark that it made the panels pitch dark. Mostly, noone died during his run. There were "that was close"-situations, but that`s it. If I have counted it right, there was only about fife-ten issues in JMS run (okay I haven`t read all of it) in what there died someones. And what about DD by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin and co? I haven`t read it yet (it isn`t published in Finland), but I know that none have died in it. Right? And guess what, it`s freakin popular. Well, because of the creators who are popular in the industry.
What have we learned today kiddies? If you want to make a superhero comic that isn`t dark these days and want it to succeed, be popular.
I`m sorry if this post was terrible, but I`ll make more of these at some point. I hope they`ll be better.