Ares wrote:That was no less stupid. I might be in a minority, but I didn't care for Final Crisis, at all. The only decent thing to come out of it was the Seven Soldiers books, whereas the rest was a massive, bloated mess that collapsed under it's own weight.
Oh no, you aren't alone in believing this to be so. As much as i blame the reboot for codifying DC's torytelling into the shallowest format for comic book story telling of super heroes, the trend has been moving towards that for a few years. An the front runner of this decline was Grant Morrison.
Everything out of his pen in the last few years has been "hi comic fans, i'm going to destroy the characters you love now, by continuing to pretend that super heroes are reinterpretations of greek & roman gods."
Sure, it was kind of clever when he wrote JLA, if only because it was a novel approach, but in recent years, its developed into a very dark trend of grimdark sillyness. An unfortunately his approach is essentially what the entirety of the NU DC is.
Ares wrote:And I don't want to sound like a wet blanket, I like fun superhero stories.
You mean you like having universes with child endangerment laws so lax that a team of teenage sidekicks can exist... Me too. I'm actually rereading the original Young Justice & awaiting my ordered trades of Teen Titans.
Ares wrote:I felt the same way about the reveal of Wonder Woman's bracers being power limiters.
With the what now? Sweet Rao, i am happy i dropped the NU DCU before i read that.
Ares wrote:I want comics to be fun too, but this is just kind of . . . well, let me put it to you this way. Marvel editorial mentioned that they though that was kind of a ludicrous feat, and they've had the Hulk punch his way to other dimensions, destroy an asteroid twice the size of the Earth, etc.
Marvel telling DC what its doing wrong is kind of like two people blind from birth arguing over what the colour blue looks like. Neither one of them has any idea what they are talking about, but both will try to make themselves feel better about having no clue by claiming esoteric knowledge neither one of them has.
Ares wrote:Sure, writers are going to write whatever they want.
Superman is one of those characters that is always better in theory then in practice. I love the idea of Superman, but writers just can't seem to write him well, even though its actually exceptionally easy to do.
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