Monday, December 14, 2015

12-14-15 - This IS your daddy's super-hero!

There's a new trend in "Super-Heroes"tm, in which the tried and true concept of "good guy rises up against insurmountable odds and puts the bad guys in their place" gets ignored as old fashioned or too simple.  So the writer's and artists or directors or animators or whomsoever, decides to "de-construct" the hero concept and make it "grittier" or "darker" or "edgier" or "modern", just to show that their concept is totally 2015!!

I call bullshit.  de-constructing the base concept has been being done with the 75 year old form for AT LEAST 55 of those years.

The "de-construct" is the norm which is boring to all, except the writers and artists and directors and animators reveling in their own doodles.  


I say get back to basics and do an in-your-face "THIS is what it's ALWAYS been about" character and story.

My newest hero.

Keep it simple, stupid.

Talk to you later.


  1. I call bullshit, too. A dark and brooding, antihero Superman - I could weep.

  2. Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby did it in 1961 with Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four (not dark and brooding, but certainly taking apart the 1940 construct) and did it well. Every new breed of fan boys that come along think that they're doing it for the first time.

    Pensive and brooding isn't original, it's on TV every 3.7 minutes. Get original fan boys.