I think worrying about the life and death of super heroes is pretty meaningless. The search for “importance” by the super hero comic audience is a problem, a disease. The only thing that’s important is story. If it’s a good story, it’s important and meaningful. Saying ‘I’ll bet he’ll be back within a week’ is to proudly affirm that you know Kermit is just a puppet.

Paul Cornell on death in comics in general, and Wolverine’s upcoming demise in particular.

And I cannot tell you how much I love this quote and have been saying much the same thing for years.

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That’s a pretty big IF though. IF it’s a good story. And I can count on the fingers of one hand the super hero stories that contained the death character I’d describe as ‘good’.

In fact, The Death of Captain America’s probably only the only story from the last decade that had some kind of emotional impact or affected the world around the character in some way. When I say I’m sick of death in comics I’m talking about the terrible, shoddy deaths of Kurt Wagner or Stephanie Brown or Tasmanian Devil or Skin or Johnny Storm or whoever. Kurt and Johnny certainly were killed off to grab attention, not for any desire to write a good story and THAT is what people react against. You can’t attempt to color superhero deaths as meaningless on one hand and expect an emotional response with the other.

Sure, writers can say the only thing that matters is a good story, but most of the time, death is just used as a cheap gimmick to make a story seem important and actually writing a story that has depth or impact in universe when someone dies is of secondary concern.

Most super hero comics only wish they were as smart, moving and heartfelt as Kermit the Frog.

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Excellently said. I roll my eyes at Cornell’s last line because the cynicism of the readership with regard to character death at The Big Two is largely born from the writers, editors, and higher ups being the ones who tout the importance of these events when it’s almost always a quick sales boost with little to no emotional impact in and of itself, and those same writers, editors, etc. sweeping said deaths under the rug as soon as the line needs another shot in the arm. It’s hardly fair to blame the readers for being jaded once they stop falling for the hype.

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I know I’m supposed to continue with the hoodievengers BUT! I was talking to a friend about these comics and we both convened that Bucky and Clint are unable to plan. This drawing is the result of that conversation and I just had to share.

jadenite:

I know I’m supposed to continue with the hoodievengers BUT! I was talking to a friend about these comics and we both convened that Bucky and Clint are unable to plan. This drawing is the result of that conversation and I just had to share.




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[Captain Marvel #8]

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[Captain Marvel #8]

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LOVE DC GIRLS !, by WTNB_tfma

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LOVE DC GIRLS !, by WTNB_tfma




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Batwoman #19

I’m speechless. This is gorgeous.

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Batwoman #19

I’m speechless. This is gorgeous.




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Superhero Media Crossovers by Butcher Billy




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— by Cory Walker and Rico




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wow clap good job Hawkeye




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Wow, I didn’t expect that amount of kind words and sympathy regarding last night’s incident. I am truly touched. Thank you so much. And thank you for conveying so much hugs to my mom and dad XD  My mom came in to my room this morning and said something funny - she said she had an insult she wanted to say to that guy but she held it in so hard her stomach hurts the whole night.

Anyways I spent last night (and this morning) finishing this up (nothing better than to spend pent-up anger on artwork!) - my rendition of the new Captain Marvel costume re-imagined as a dress. The new Captain Marvel’s hairstyle is really a bit hard for me to pin down exactly. Is it short? pinned back? Terry Dodson styled it differently from Dexter Soy’s interpretation and I can’t decide between the two so I just sorta make it up as I go along. Thanks for looking!



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“I don’t care about the stupid kissing. She was much more important than that.” 




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They are kinda cute together

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They are kinda cute together




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Psylocke by Patrick Paradis

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Psylocke bPatrick Paradis




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Bucky Barnes - a study in “nope”




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