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When you're around comic book fans long enough, you start to wonder whether they actually do enjoy comics. Conversations at comic shops are a strange mixture of love and hate. When panels at conventions take questions, it's like witnessing an inquisition. Somewhere, at this very moment, a group of comic readers are complaining about Grant Morrison. I'd bet money on it!



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kimonos_house
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
The saying was originally, "No one stays dead in comics except Bucky, Jason Todd and Uncle Ben." They keep whittling down the list!

Oh, yeah... I don't think Rorschach is coming back anytime soon, either.

LOL! No, I suppose not. I think this mindset mostly belongs to fans of the Big Heroes--Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and the like. I think they're drawn to the predictable, status quo storytelling. It's comforting, in a way, how Supes never changes.

All's fair with indie comics and non-Big Hero books, though. You never know who's gonna die!
temalyen
Jan. 19th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Ah, but Superman DOES change. I wrote a really long paragraph explaining how, but then decided it was too geeky. The short answer is: His power level has fluctuated a lot since his first introduction.

However, you probably mean in attitude, which has been mostly consistent since the early 40's. (Though it was kinda weird at first. In Action Comics #1, he actually beat up a wife beater to show him how it feels... not something the modern day Superman would do.)

For the record, Marvel promised Frank Miller that Electra would stay dead after he killed her. They, of course, didn't do it and that's part of the reason why Frank Miller doesn't like Marvel very much. (Read the next few issues of Daredevil after Electra dies and you'll see he obviously intended for her to never come back.)

And darn it, it got geeky anyway. I think I'll stop here. I can't even remember why I thought I should mention Frank Miller now. >.<


Edited at 2009-01-19 01:33 pm (UTC)
kimonos_house
Jan. 19th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I meant it more as a generalization, not that he never, ever changes. But the premise has largely been the same. He works as a reporter, he loves Lois, and he has a clean cut, Boy Scout attitude. The costume has changed very little, save the occasional resurrection suit and mullet. But yes, the nature of his powers have changed. For awhile, he was an overpowered god.

I sympathize with Frank Miller, although he should know better. No one stays dead in comics! And yet, Barbara Gordon is still paralyzed. I'm pretty sure Zatanna could fix that in a jiffy.

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