Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: And now it ends...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 at 02:39:22 pm EDT (Viewed 148 times)
Reply Subj: And now it ends...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 at 02:12:23 pm EDT (Viewed 170 times)

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    Thor fans should just enjoy the read and non-Thor fans should let it go, it's a comic book this is about as news worthy and life altering as how Kim Kardashian shaves her ninny lol.

I get your point, but more and more comics has been about battle board bragging rights rather than about pushing the characters forward in any meaningful way. I guess I expect too much from this hobby.

I agree with you, characterization and character development is basically a lost art. Nowadays it's all about the flash and getting your quick superhero splash page fix or trying to push a political/social directive.

It could be a sign of the times, we live in a world where people can only handle 5-minute or less sound bites. Any-kind of meaningful progress of a character takes time and is a slow build with sensible explanations as to why this character is heading off in this direction. Will it add to the overall character? Or will it be forgotten when the next writer takes over?

It basically comes down to the depth of the story and that is dependent on how capable a writer is and his well of knowledge and understanding of emotional nuances. It's about developing and creating the personality facets of the character not the usual one-dimensional depiction that most comic book characters display. The power upgrades should then follow AND tie-in to the emotional and character building progress the hero takes.

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