Pete Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Batman and Robin was great, but I can’t wait to see what Scott Lobdell does with Damian’s death. I hear instead of a silent issue, it’s going to be made up entirely of text boxes.My brother dsquareddude, trying to cheer me up after I read Gleason and Tomasi’s masterpiece.
I never said that was all you liked. Just a majority of the ones you like. Nor did I say that was a bad thing.I had a little misunderstanding in a previous post and wanted to clarify it. We actually have very similar tastes and trade comics a lot. :) You should follow his blog for Katy Perry music video riffing, Doctor Who-based fiction, and sundry geeky stuff. ^.^
My brother claims that I only like comics about strong women and teens rising to adult challenges with courage and wits. I have no problem agreeing with this statement.
So he’s commending your taste?
Ha, yes he is. We have a good laugh about my taste in comics not because of what I like (my brother appreciates both of these things very much as well), but because of how specific my tastes are. It is very easy to pinpoint what I probably will and won’t like. The tastes of some other superhero comic readers are a bit more broad, and also encompass stories mostly about people punching other people, which I don’t particularly get into as much as the emotional beats.
… Except when it comes to the new Aquaman. The new Aquaman is quite dashing.
Not many of us are sports fans. That’s probably because we’re awesome nerds instead. You get me?One of the library teens, explaining why we haven’t played Madden NFL very much. I pointed out that you can be a sports fan and a nerd, and that you can be nerdy about sports, but I still like the quote.
There’s been a lot of finger-pointing at Cartoon Network for its weird start-and-stop scheduling of DC Nation as the fatal blow for Young Justice, but Grace Randolph of Bleeding Cool makes some good points here. And I have to say, the teens I work with were already bored and frustrated with Young Justice: Invasion before the weird hiatus issues.
The bizarre choice to leap five years into the future AND cast aside the main cast of the beloved first season. The failure to identify a new set of leads in the gigantic new cast of characters. The decision to rid itself of its most popular and iconic characters at the outset. The myriad of confusing plot threads that seemed in no hurry to resolve themselves or move forward at all. As Randolph mentions in the video above, these are some of the very problems that killed Lost and many other shows like it. And when you think about the stellar first season of Young Justice, what you admire is its consistency, its emotional resonance, and its clarity. Can you honestly apply any of those adjectives to Season 2? I will miss the Young Justice of Season 1. Hopefully we’ll get another series like it soon.
One thing I would disagree with: I think a lot of DC’s newer animated features have been quite good. I’d also point out that not placing Young Justice in the same universe as the New 52 probably didn’t hurt it. I mean, DCAU was, well, an AU, and it did fine. But that’s just nitpicking.