JLA Avengers

Superheroes used to be about something that they aren’t today, and there’s a war between the virtuous and the violent when it comes to superhero comics. Andrew Wheeler of ComicsAlliance looks over the problem with today’s superheroes and the superhero fandom. One note I would make is that Cap shouldn’t just be given a boyfriend (at least not Steve, maybe if a gay man took over the mantle at some point) if it doesn’t fit with the character. I come from the “make new characters instead of altering old ones to suit someone else” school of character writing, and that’s not just sexual orientation. I wouldn’t make Maggie Sawyer straight to appease anyone else, either. It’s the same thought as “grim and gritty” versus “hopeful and fun”. I won’t take yours away, you don’t take mine, and let’s make more of it to appease our own side, and maybe make something that both sides might enjoy every now and then. Improve storytelling and build onto the universe, and make something for each audience to claim, share, and enjoy.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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