I don’t hate it, but what happened to superhero stories that don’t come off as cosplayers in a slice-of-life comedy?

Batman Family Adventures is actually quite good for what it is. The art is good, the stories are fine, and the jokes work. I just wish they actually showed us the superheroes doing superhero stuff. So many “young adult” works out of DC, and that’s what the Webtoon series comes off as for me, seem to treat the superhero aspect as an afterthought and it gives me Todd “my tastes are better so I’m going to turn your stuff into my stuff” Philips vibes from it all. That said, Batman Family Adventures is still better than most of the YA junk DC has put out because they at least acknowledge the superheroes and I don’t want to slap the protagonists. Faint praise, but that’s all I can offer beyond what Leon says. It would be nice the personal interactions more in the stories during character moments. It worked for the DCAU and they still did superhero stuff as the main focus.

Over at The Clutter Reports I actually took some time to write something, namely a review of Origin Bumblebee from the Target-exclusive Buzzworthy Bumblebee line. Yep, a whole toyline celebrating Bumblebee, with a few guest appearances for him to interact with. It’s about time Da Bee got the respect he deserves!

Here at BW this week we have the next Chapter By Chapter installment for Star Trek: Prime Directive. I didn’t get to do that third Finally Watched and I’m not sure I will this week, but at least I’m caught up on the Avengers movies. What I get out depends on what comes up during the week. I have nothing definite planned, and that means I won’t be disappointed when those plans fail to come out like they did all year. Unless I just don’t get to post at all, which is usually what’s happened. Yeah, I’ve got some complaining coming up for this year’s Art Soundoff but hopefully I have some fun ideas too. Have a good week, everyone!

About ShadowWing Tronix

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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