Donna Troy's Wonder Woman costume. It seemed like the perfect mix of classical Greek hoplite armor and the superhero aesthetic. Too bad DC would never actually use anything like it for Wonder Woman's costume.
Manazons - Serious vs Silly Nature Of Superheroes
It occurs to me that if the Olympians had originated from the Golden Age or Silver Age and had been called The Manazons, everyone would accept it as, well, perfect acceptible. Honestly, if someone came up with a new character nowadays named "Spider-Man," or some kind of variant, it probably would be derided. Why is it so hard for superhero fans to accept the absurd nature of their preferred genre at times?
Hire Real PR People
After reading numerous interviews and question/answer articles with Dan Didio and Joe Quesada, especially Quesada, it dawned on me that Marvel and DC would be better off if they hired actually PR people to do that kind of stuff. I think it would probably help them better promote their stuff without the usual problems that Didio's and Quesada's inexperience brings.
Needs More World Building
Something thing that has constantly bothered me about Marvel and DC is their lack of world building when it comes to Earth itself. Yeah, they can create some fantastic worlds on occasion but Earth itself remains static. Superheroes would have a profound impact on the world if they actually existed. Occasionally, Marvel and DC will throw in a tidbit or two but, generally, they just ignore it.
Now, the reason for this is because they want their stories to take place in the "real world," which is bull. Marvel's and DC's "real world" completely ignores how people would really react to this kind of stuff, for the most part as they do occasionally get some stuff right. Where am I going with this? No where, really, it's just a massive pet peeve of mine and I wish Marvel and DC would occasional do a little more world building in their respective Earths with stuff like DC's The Flash Museum and Superhero Memorial Day.
An Odd Timeline
It occurs to me that using the timeline in Mighty Avengers, Secret Invasion couldn't have happened more than a month after the end of Civil War yet that can't be the case given the length of time other stories had between two events. This is something that has always annoyed about Marvel and DC's shared universes. All of their various stories never really connect together that well.
Say "NO!" To Digital Art Covers
They just look bad. I don't necessarily have a problem with digital art, but I never seen any used on a comic book over that I've actually liked.
Disasters In The DC And Marvel Universes
One thing that I find weird is when writer's use real life disasters in comic books as points of reference. Why? How can any of them measure to up, say, Crisis on Infinite Earths or the time Thanos killed half of the universe,? I like said, it strikes me as odd. I guess you could say that it would connect with the reader more that way but then you could have the problem with the writer appealing callous or uncaring in regards to the real life disasters.
It's All Just Comics
Marvel, manga, European comics, art comix, webcomics. They are all "comics," sequential art or whatever you want to you call. It's all the same thing.
Previews Need To Be Big Enough To Read
Seriously. There will be times when I can't make out the words on a page that is on my computer screen. If you are going to put something online for people to read, it really does need to be big enough so that they can, you know...READ IT!
San Diego Comic Con '09
While SDCC was pretty light in terms of new Marvel and DC announcements but there were plenty of of new Indy books announced that I am interested in. So, here is a list of new books that I am interested on some level, plus a couple of Marvel and DC ones as well.
- Doc Bizarre by Joe Casey and Andy Suriano.
- 50Girl50 by Frank Cho and Doug Murry.
- Imperial by Steven T. Seagle and Mark Dos Santos
- I, Zombie by Chris Robertson and Mike Allred.
- An announced project by Steven T. Seagle and Mike Allred.
- The True Life of The Fabulous Killjoys by Gerrard Way, Shaun Simons and Becky Cloonan.
- Choker by Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith
- The Anchor by Phil Hestor and Brian Churilla
- JSA All Stars by Matt Surges and Freddie Williams III.
- Revolver by Matt Kindt from Vertigo.
- The Chill from Jason Starr and Area 10 by Christos Gage Chris Samnee from the Vertigo Crime imprint.
- Stumptown by Greg Rucka.
1) How often do you reread your comics?
2) What is you dream creative team on a Marvel or DC book?