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#1 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

 

Seriously I’m not sure how she could ever return to the good side.    Issues you may or may not have with how it was done: she triggered a near genocide of an entire race.    You cannot un-do that, killing individual heroes, okay,  but nearly wiping out an entire people.  Let me say that one more time for emphasis – she nearly caused the extinction of an entire race.   Could Hitler have come out of the bunker said I’m really sorry and all would be forgiven? No (and yes I went there I went Hitler) of course not.    Now if Marvel editorial wanted to go ahead and allow the M-day to be reversed, okay possibly. However that’s like letting a  dangerous but medicated schizophrenic  baby-sit your kids.  How could anyone ever trust someone like her again, the remainder of her existence should realistically be a drug induced catatonia.   We’re not talking about a mutant with pointy claws and anger issues, nor are we talking about one who can shoots lasers from his eyes – heck we’re not even talking about one who could crush a skyscraper with the force of magnetism.  We’re talking about a threat that can alter the fabric of reality, next time you want to see her in a position of trust consider that.    And people say Superman is too powerful to be written about.   You could make an argument for “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”, but okay you have a shield and acrobatic skills while the sun is about to go supernova – best of luck.   This women is a significant force of nature that no one was able to stop before.    She is a flood that cannot be contained, she is the fault line under the nitro glycerin factory – she’s like the weather everyone complains about it but nobody ever does anything.   Because just like weather there isn’t anything to be done, but bring an umbrella, unless she removes umbrella’s from existence.

#2 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

 

Easily exploitable because the flaw is inherent.   Like when villains use human shields.   The fool proof way to work around Superman at any age is to threaten innocents.   The number one way to get a teenage boy (or girl) to lose their mind is throw romantic head games into the mix.   Teenagers no matter who or what they are tend to live in a universe where they are the sun.     It would work in real life, I bet 90% of the time – if you sent a hot chick in to tempt and flirt with the QB of a football team with the express purpose of disrupting his play on the field – success.

#3 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

As it stands Marvel does not have an Iconic female character.  You can reach for one but really there is nothing that comes close the average woman doing something great and being referred to as a Wonder Woman.  It's a simple measure but its the measure I use. 

#4 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that Batman Inc. is going on Wayne Tech can just pay people to bring them in like soda cans. 

#5 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

 

My only real   issue with death in comics is that it seems to be the only way to bring new people into comic stores it’s unfortunate that a medium that contributes so much to the pop-culture landscape has to resort to cheap gimmicks in order to get people to take notice.   But it seems that as in our lives death is the only thing to snap us out of apathy at times.   How many of us only see family members when another family member dies?   Same seems to be the case for comics, imagine if everyone who went to see “The Dark Knight” picked up comics every week.   I further think that as a gimmick it really lacks because it doesn’t hold readers anymore then the promises to keep in touch at the funeral.   People may try at first but eventually the urge falls away for most.   Death in comics remind me of taking away Pluto’s planet status, sure they may have their reasons from a astrophysical perspective but in the end they wanted people to pay attention.    People don’t think of space like they did.   Space is boring in a world that is made ever smaller by hand-held gadgets and computers .   Sadly the world is the new space, people who get out and take a walk are the new astronauts.  Death in comics also has another effect it creates more continuity, it makes things that much more complicated when they bring the hero back.    A lot of people read about the death of Superman, but have you ever run   into someone who says “Didn’t he die? How is he alive?”   and then watched their eyes glaze over as you try to simplify his return and how it happened.  I know I long ago resigned myself to saying “He got better.”  So in the end death in mainstream comics stinks, it is pointless,   the argument that death is a part of life and so should be dealt with in comics doesn’t hold water when age means nothing.   It’s artificial,   death and aging are part of life they illustrate our frailty.  They go hand in hand we are motivated to do great things until we run out of time.    At this point death doesn’t make us see our characters as more vulnerable and relate able because we know it doesn’t stick.   We know they’re not weak like us, that’s why we read about them.

#6 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny Valley meets Cartoon characters it reminds me of this...
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04/untooned-cartoon-characte_n_410448.html

#7 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Well god bless those early Silver Age writers I had no idea how much background I wanted my Super-horse to have.  I was like wow a Super-horse.  I had no idea he was so layered and complex. And creepy.

#8 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vitality:
Agreed, no doubt.  It doubly reinforces that idea because we as readers care enough about the characters to get freaked at the idea they could be mangled this way. 
#9 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not too sure what the point of this whole article is.  Excessive violence in comics is nothing new.  Invincible has always dealt this level of violence from time to time.  Now if this was a kid friendly imprint its news.  I can even see it being worth a mention if say the same panels shown depicted beloved kid favorites like Spidey and Batman.  I recently went and spoke to my daughters 1st grade class about FCBD. I made them a flyer for their parents displaying kid friendly logos and a cautionary note about comics not displaying the logos.  If your not sure assume that a comic starring even Superman has PG-13 to even R level content.  I also understand the larger debate about whether this type of content takes the medium in a direction we as readers want it to go. But was the article point boy this gives me the willies?  I'm the first to admit I can be kind of dense.

#10 Posted by Moonleming (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Having Bucky drop himself down to Z-stringer is a total waste of some truly epic character rehab.  Have him slide into the Secret Avengers position, put Bucky in charge of a true Marvel U "Outsiders". And let writers run wild with it. 

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