Post by woollytoots on Mar 21, 2016 21:07:42 GMT -6
Bought my tickets to see Big Blue and Dark Black duke it out next Tuesday.
I have no hang-ups with these characters. What they should stand for or what symbol they are. I have no deep history with them that would give me tunnel vision. DC could do anything with them and it won't upset or phase me. We've seen so many interpretaions of these characters and they are all fundementally different. TV shows. Cartoons. Video Games. I kinda see them as Elseworlds versions.
I didn't mean to be so black and white with my statement. Like that I hate superheroes or something. I'll always look and see what is happening with Marvel's superheroes. On occassion I'll pick up a trade. Like Black Widow for instance. That creative team is too great to not pick up the first trade of that book. But I'm out on picking them up monthly.
The stuff I enjoyed most from DC was never mainstream. Turok is my fave character from that company and I only know one other person who ever even read that book. Lord Ironwolf was another I really got into and he only starred in a handful of books. Jonah Hex, yes please. I read plenty of Vertigo. Spent a solid amount of time with the Bat Family and think Wonder Woman has had some of the best stories ever in her stable. But for the most part I've always seen DC's heroes as silly with silly "Man", "Boy" and "Woman" names.
I only used Image and Dark Horse as an example. I admit Dark Horse is my favorite pubisher and has been for decades. But it's not like I read every little thing they do. If you pay any attention to the new comics this week thread here on the forums you will see I only pick up on avetrage three books a week and the majority are from Dark Horse. Image is also very hit and miss. But they publish thingas I'm interested in. Fantasy and Sci-fi. Not superheroes.
Not read modern Valiant. I read those books in the 90's. The characters just don't interest me.
There is always more to my opionions. Its just that I have a nasty habit of making blanket statements.
I have no hang-ups with these characters. What they should stand for or what symbol they are. I have no deep history with them that would give me tunnel vision. DC could do anything with them and it won't upset or phase me. We've seen so many interpretations of these characters and they are all fundamentally different. TV shows. Cartoons. Video Games. I kinda see them as Elseworlds versions.
Every time I see screaming complaints, I think that this is what needs to be remember. Much like with the New52 and INFINITE CRISIS and ZERO HOUR and CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: whatever happens now does not take away from what happened before. I still have a beautiful six pack of STARMAN hardcovers to read over and over and over again (as I am doing right now) whether the DCU remember it or not.
Oy.... after debating, I think I'm going to wait to see this on blu-ray, or rental on Cinema Now. I've had several friends who strongly recommended against seeing it, stating that it essentially was "Loud and CGI Explosion Porn", "pretty large pile of meh", and "pointlessly overdramatic and obnoxious". Mind you, some of them were actually hyped to see the movie, and is what I consider to be pretty big comic book fans. I WILL see it, but I think I'm currently in no rush to check it out in theaters.
I WILL see it, but I think I'm currently in no rush to check it out in theaters.
It's a valid argument. I think it's worth seeing in the theatre because of the size and scope of it. I'm glad I saw it. I will not rush to see it again but I'm not one to watch things over and over again as it is. I'll watch parts of WINTER SOLIDER every time they are on TV - the freeway battle and the the Triskelion assault - but I haven't see it from start to finish since the theatre. With BvS, I'd watch the 'Batman Assault' scene, the final battle and some other parts if they were on 'TV' (streaming, HBO, etc.)