Why do I let them hurt me?
Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Y'know, I think I might have finally had the big ephiphany regarding the current state of comics today. Over at DC, Wonder Woman is snapping people's necks and the whole Justice League is mind-raping super villains. Superman (or at least Earth-2 Superman, it's complicated) wants to destroy the world.

Over at Marvel, we have yet more pointless character deaths and idiotic stunts. Is it really believable that the entire superhero community of the Planet Earth would decide to up and start killing each other over government legislation? Does it make any sense for people who live and fight together, daily, to come to blows overnight for no real reason? Oh wait, I forgot, a bunch of the characters who HAVE NEVER SHOWN ANY KIND OF MACHIAVELLIAN TRAITS have been secretly meeting up and making dark and sinister plans, darkly and sinisterly. Plus, look at Spidey's new costume. Blech.

Bottom line, I think they've finally broken me. I'm gonna start phasing comics out of my life now. At least, the new ones. I loves me the DC cartoons, and I'm going to start picking up Marvel's great Eseentials line (reprinting of 20 or so back issues of great characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men at a pop) and enjoy the characters for what they were.

That, and I've always got Tobey Maguire's Spidey to keep me company. Thank God for Sam Raimi.

On a totally unrelated note now that I've cathartically bared my sould to any reader interested in seeing this, I will shamelessly plug my fanfic! The first eight stories are already up in the BSR (check my profile, it's easier than linking) and the last story, Book's Tale, is in editing right now. With luck, it'll be up by week's end!


Wednesday, March 15, 2006 2:14 AM


Comics have definetly been going downhill. I stopped reading them a while ago. A lot of people blame the whole Superman death/ressurection for the decline in comics.

Ever since that scam, reader numbers have gone down and they try and do stupid outrageous things like turn them all into anti heros, make 'sexier' costumes, cloning and ridiculously complicated and stupid storylines.

I mean, did anyone truly understand the Superman death/ressurection? Its the dumbest storyline since the Spiderman cloning saga.

Anyways, I know where you're coming from

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:46 PM


I've heard that the Sandman is good stuff. My fiance is trying most desperately to get me hooked on it.

Personally, I'm just living high on the FF hog right now. As long as I've got the 'verse, I'm sure I'll manage somehow or other. ;)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:28 PM


My most recent comic experience is a bit of an oddball. "The Sandman" writen by Niel Gaiman. God, that man can write. It's not about any classic characters although a few do show up in the first volume or two. I believe it is DC/Vertigo. It's about the king of Dreams and his realm. And, sometimes, his family the Endless (Destiny, Death (older sibs), Desire, Despair (twins), Destruction, and Delirium (who used to be Delight)).
Not about superheroes but I like it. Ths "staple" comics are just too crazy and convoluted these days.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 2:15 PM


I didn't know the current state of comics don't read them except for the Serenity ones (all three of them).
Sorry that your entertainment got jacked up though that's sad I can understand that one (Gorram fracking fox stupid heads). And I'm headed over to your profile to see this fan fiction you speak of.


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