Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Stop It. Now.

Comic books follow trends.  Ninjas are cool?  Let's put ninjas in our comics!  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are popular?  Let's make our own animal group (Marvel came up with Power Pachyderms, recasting several characters as anthropomorphic elephants).

Those are silly, but expected.  But there comes a point where it gets stupid.  For a while, leather jackets were cool in comics.  All kinds of characters were suddenly wearing leather jackets.  Including the Human Torch, and you could see it even when he flamed on.  All I could think was, Awww, the poor Human Torch must get cold with all those flames around him.

You know what's always cool?  Guns.  Guns are bad ass.  Doesn't matter if it depends on the character.  Sega decided Sonic The Hedgehog needed guns, and the result was Shadow The Hedgehog, a game that makes all the other 3D Sonic games look great.

Here's the cover of the September issue of Green Lantern....

Can someone please explain to me why a guy who can literally create anything his mind envisions needs a gun?  Not even an energy blaster, but what they referred to on Babylon 5 as a slug thrower?
Tags: art, comic books, comics, did not do the research, fandom wank, haven't we suffered enough, stupidity, things that make you go hmm, wtf
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