Lets face it, being a superhero nowadays is a hard business.
Everyone seems to have a fucking problem with each other. Everyone seems to have possession of a nuclear weapons. Everyone has their own army of deadly ninjas.
They all want to fuck each other up.
You’re running around saving people’s lives, but they’ll take a mick outta ya costume.
People will write slash fanfictions of you and your drinking buddies.
People will compare you with your Marvel counterpart. Now now, no one likes sibling comparisons.
If you get a bad writer, your reputation’s gonna go doooown hill. *shifty eyes at Beechen*
and we all know that comic book sales hasn’t been it’s best in the past few decades. Namely blaming the increase in cost, and younger generations not being interested in them.
… oh, and if the Didio-man hates ya, YOU’RE OUT!
In desperation to save the comic book sales, we’ve got Power Girl’s boobs growing bigger in every issue of JSA.
Also sexual innuendos…
to kick-ass gay superheroes,
And also reviving silver-age characters… (who should just stay dead),
As well as “dramatic and tragic” deaths of the most loved superheroes, in attempt to strike up controversy and to get a “buzz” going…
… sadly, no one really cares about Connor’s death anymore, except for that whiny WW-wannabe.
But I think the biggest attempt to boost superhero comic books sales is a Multiverse/DCU/Marvel-Universe/Big event… like the Final Crisis and Civil War.
I’m not sure how Civil War’s doing, but so far Final Crisis hasn’t been as good as people were anticipating it to be.
I actually think FC: Rogues’ Revenge is better…
And lets not forget to kill/de-power/rape the super heroines and superhero-wives. :)
I don’t know… but most things in comics are now from a cookie-cutter.
See, it’s hard to be a superhero. If you’re a genuine, nice, smart do-gooder, you’re most likely to fail. But if you’re rude, dark and brooding, you’ll get Hollywood directors willing to kiss your hiney to make a movie about ya.
I feel like dying right now.
Good night ~.~