Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Someone will die!

I've been slacking a little with the updates, but when I see a beloved hero on the verge of being wiped out because of some arbitrary editorial edict — well, there's no time to waste. Consider this a call to action! A call to arms! We cannot, we will not, stand for this!

Oh. Well. At least we know this won't end up with some lame resurrection story or something.

5 comments:

Khairul H. said...

I still say there was no phone in vote. Sure, fans called the number but no one at DC was keeping score. They already decided Todd was to die. All that "you decide" was just hype.

Yes, I love conspiracy theories. Why do you ask?

Sea_of_Green said...

So many heroes have died now that the characters themselves seem to have become downright cynical about the whole death thing. I'll never forget Oliver Queen asking the dead-and-Spectred Hal Jordan, "So, when are you REALLY coming back," back during Identity Crisis.

Then, of course, there was Superman talking about Martian Manhunter's resurrection in the current Crisis ...

Y'know, in real life, death tends to be much more serious and meaningful than that.

rob! said...

back around the time those issues were out, they were H-O-T collectors items, and a boyfriend of a friend offered me something like $150 (in 1988 money!) for all 4 issues.

i said no, thinking i'd keep them forever. forgetting, of course, that that storyline was sh*t and i would never read them again. AARRRGGGHHH!

In 1988, $150 would've bought me, like, A CAR.

Maxo said...

Khairul: Hmmm ... I think DC needs to pony up some phone records ...

Sea: I thought Superman's non-eulogy was a little weird, too. It was kind of like he was saying, "Well, I guess we'll see if you come back to life" and then gave a supportive thumbs up. Generally speaking, dead should be dead. Otherwise, any drama you're shooting for is completely deflated.

Rob: Oh, 1988 ... back when a buck meant something. I know what you mean, though — when I picked up the trade I think I paid something like $3 for it. Still, at least the storyline gave us the Joker as the ambassador to Iran.

rob! said...

that Joker as Ambassador moment was when i was like "ok, DC has just gone completely insane!"