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Subj: Re: Question of the Week- Overrated comics...
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 04:21:58 pm EDT (Viewed 131 times)
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    Last week we talked about underrated comics of the 80's and 90's so it's only fair that we talk about overrated comics this week.



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    What comics did you buy in the 80's or 90's that were overrated?



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    What comics from this time period have you read since then and found they haven't aged well or were over-hyped?


I think the one that really sticks out for me is The Dark Knight Returns. I consider many Frank Miller stories of the 1980s to be some of my favorite comics of all time but this book at least as a story doesn't quite hold up for me. The art still blows me away to this day and there are some fantastic moments but I don't find it that enjoyable of a read. I can definitely see how groundbreaking it would have been in 1986 and I think part of the critical acclaim comes from that.

I was going to say the same thing. I think my problem was I didn't read it in its own time. At the time I suppose it was doing something that had never been done before. I read it later in the '90s after it had inspired a boatload of Batman-based Elseworlds tales. When I finally read TDKR it just seemed like yet another Elseworlds. Since it wasn't a shock to see Batman in another time or setting, I only had the story to go by. All I remember is Batman rolling around in a tank blowing people away and Superman being a super yes-man and fairly useless. I don't really like Miller's take on either character.

Even later I read his Batman: Year One and liked it much better.



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