Post by joepatrick on Aug 21, 2016 15:02:34 GMT -6
The old QOTW suggestion thread had pretty much run its course, and it was getting increasingly difficult to separate actual suggestions from comments about said suggestions, so BEHOLD...the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT QUESTION OF THE WEEK SUGGESTION THREAD!
My one request: if you feel inspired to discuss one of the questions that someone posts, please start a separate thread in the appropriate sub-forum and have at it! That way, I have an easier time keeping track of things here.
You know what to do...Take it away!
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2016 15:02:53 GMT -6 by joepatrick
Okay, I'll play. I'm gonna recycle a question I asked in the "Ask a Nerd" section: What title can't you quit?
As comic book fans we see comics go through creative changes all the time. Sometimes it's a creative team or a change of direction. Some are great, some are horrible. But there are those titles that, even though we may hate what's going on, we just can't quit them. We'll even try, but eventually we'll go creeping back. Because we have to.
Post by casualcomicsguy on Aug 25, 2016 15:41:25 GMT -6
Worst example of a gender-swapped character from a major publisher?
Comic publishers used to have a hard time (maybe they still do) creating unique female heroes and villains. So, it was easy to take a popular character and introduce a woman/girl version. Like Spider-man? How about Spider-woman? Batman? Here's Batgirl. When it's done well, the new characters stand on their own. When done poorly (or as a cash grab), it's puzzlingly bad.
Which attempts to introduce a new character by swapping the gender of an existing character are the most egregious lapses in creativity?
I submit as a head-scratching example - Lady Stilt Man:
Post by xkettnerdx on Sept 2, 2016 17:27:52 GMT -6
We already rebirthed the DC comics universe, but their movies could use a LOT of work. So how would everybody rebirth their troubled cinematic franchise? What films would you include on an initial "reboot" slate and who would you cast?
Post by xkettnerdx on Sept 2, 2016 17:47:31 GMT -6
I've been thinking a bunch about the age demographics of our favorite characters lately, namely the teens and the old folks. There are tons of teen characters, though very few of these feel authentic. There are exceptions, like the Runaways or Ms. Marvel feel pretty right on.
There are also lots of older characters in the mentor role, your Dark Knight Batman, Old Man Logans, etc.
So I've got a couple of questions...Who is the most authentically portrayed teenager in comics. What character , even if they have fantastical powers still reads as true to their age/resonates with your experience of being a teen. If you're choosing a franchise character like say, Tim Drake, be specific about which writer was able to capture that feeling of youth.
On the other side of the equation that grumpy old man character is becoming more of a trope, we have Old Man Logan in mainline Marvel Universe, and I just saw Sky Fox come out of retirement in Jupiter's Legacy...so, who is your favorite grumpy old man (or any variant gendered character) in comics?
Post by HouseWayne on Sept 2, 2016 23:02:09 GMT -6
How do you guys feel about bad art?
What I mean is, do you get hung up on certain paneling? Do hate an artist style just because they're a bit...abstract. (I.e. David Finch, Greg Land, Rob Liefeld, Brett Booth, JrJr, J. Scott Campbell and Michael Turner)
They are some of the most conflicted artist in the industry. Do you feel the same? Do you nitpick or hate their art whenever you see their work? Do you avoid comics because you see their name? I'm curious.
Post by xkettnerdx on Sept 4, 2016 15:46:55 GMT -6
Last call I was reflecting on the ups and downs of my THOR collecting...got me thinking about otherworldly "realms" like, alternate dimensions...note, I don't mean alternate timelines/parallel dimensions, but what are the best "other worlds" in comics? Stuff like Asgard, Gemworld, Negative Zone, Dark Dimension, etc.