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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.

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

    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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