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Subj: Re: Batman #35 Review
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 at 05:16:09 pm EST (Viewed 125 times)
Reply Subj: Batman #35 Review
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 at 04:32:40 pm EST (Viewed 154 times)

    Still think thought balloons are a good tool today's comics writers don't take advantage of.

AGREED!! Man, I couldn't agree more with you! \:\) But whenever thought balloons are used, guess what I read across the internet? Whining and crying from the fans about how "unrealistic" it is. And I'm like, "Dude, it's a COMIC! Almost everything about a comic is unrealistic. You want realism, then stop reading them."

So now you know why DC has stopped using Thought Balloons. It's "unrealistic" because whenever it's used, fans complain about it.

    So a lot to like, despite the fact that I can read this in like two minutes.

And that's why we need thought balloons. They not only give us a story of what the character is going through but it also adds a lot more story to a comic. I also find myself enjoying those kinds of comics more "because" there is more to read. Without thought balloons, a writer can only convey so much and the reader has to assume a lot. With thought balloons, there is no need for that. It gives the comic more substance it otherwise lacks when thought balloons aren't used.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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