That Was Refreshing!
Oh Wednesday, how I do love thee still. Not a lot of books this week, but enough. But I still haven't even read them yet. What I DID do, was visit my beloved Comic Book Store, and have a simply lovely time, chatting. It wasn't very crowded, at least not yet, and we all had time to browse and comment on the sate of the books.
Matt, my equally beloved Comic Book Store owner, asked why I didn't want the #1 issue of the new weekly series from DC, that is going to be that Future thingie, with Brother Eye and all of that. I commented that it had been very very kind of DC to put out the prologue for that series as one of their free books for Free Comic Book Day...because I didn't have to spend any money to realize that I wasn't going to touch this new series with a 20.5 foot pole!
Now Matt lives and breathes comics. They are his livlihood after all, and his store has been there for a very long time...certainly compared to the average longevity of Comic Book Stores. And even he agreed with me, that this looks like dreck. In fact, we all had a simply wonderful time talking about the descent into darkness and despair for both DC and Marvel alike, and what the hell was going on, and when oh when were they going to wake up and go back to the REAL books?
So...it isn't just me. And these were all guys. In their twenty's and thirties, and forties. So maybe nobody was eighteen, but this was still a part of their target audience. And they are getting fed up with all the blood, and dismemberments, and eyeball gouging and so on and so forth.
They killed off the Watcher, and gouged out his eyes. As a promotion for this charming scene, Marvel is HANDING OUT EYEBALLS!
Meanwhile, they are going to be putting Lex Luthor, who casually murders his employees, on the Justice League. The JUSTICE League! On Earth Two, Superman is a bad guy! The Justice Society is young! Superman needs armor and is a dick. Dick Grayson has a gun!
About the only thing that remains constant, is that Green Lanterns do indeed still have marvelously firm and taut buttocks. But I'm expecting that to come to an end any day now, just to piss me off further.
Well! I was actually in a good mood from all the cameraderie at the Comic Book Store, until I got mounted on my hobby horse and started re-flogging it. So I'll just calm down and go and read my books and try to recapture that good feeling. Enjoy all of your books too!