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Subj: Re: The Death of Superman
Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 04:47:56 pm EDT (Viewed 148 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Death of Superman
Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 01:40:31 pm EDT (Viewed 147 times)
Quote:True, true, but if done well a story like the Death of Superman can be quite compelling. You can explore what Superman's friends and the world would do without him.
That might work for me if I cared even half as much about Superman's supporting cast as I care about Superman. But I don't. I would never buy a comic about Lois, Jimmy, and Perry, if Superman didn't appear in it too.
Quote:That's why I actually thought the death of Reed Richards and Doctor Doom in the De Falco days was a good idea too. They were gone for so long that it really explored what it would be like without them.
Here again, the FF without Reed Richards isn't the FF, for me. One thing I've recently learned about myself, where the FF is concerned, is that I'm a fan of the foursome. I used to think I was mainly a Reed fan, or at other times in my life a Ben fan, but I've come to realize I was wrong about myself. I need the foursome. I learned this by reading the FF Masterworks volumes 4, 5, and 6.
Quote:Whether either of this storylines or others like them were good or successful is definitly up for debate but I think it is silly to dismiss them on principle without actually reading them.
I dismiss comics on principle all the time!
Heck, right now I'm dismissing the entire output of modern Marvel and modern mainstream DC, as well as Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW. I'm not buying any modern comics at all except Thunderbolts (because I moderate the board) and Vertigo titles. I'm doing this on principle. I insist the subject matter of a comic book be as 21st century as the aesthetic. The only line of comics that really is focused on 21st century subjects (no 20th century nostalgia at all) is Vertigo.
I also insist the aesthetic of a comic book be as *20th* century as its subject matter. Since super-heroes are a 20th century subject, I want them produced with a 20th century aesthetic. This doesn't exist except in reprints. So I only buy super-hero comics published in the 20th century. I only buy reprints.
My point in all of the foregoing is that I always have, still do, and always will buy comics (or leave them unbought) on principle.
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