The fictional universe I was interacting with was as "real" as our own, and as I began to think of this DC universe as a place, it occurred to me that there were two ways to approach it: as a missionary or as an anthropologist. I chose to see some writers as missionaries who attempted to impose their own values and preconceptions on cultures they considered inferior—in this case, that of the superheroes. Missionaries liked to humiliate the natives by pointing out their gauche customs and colorfully frank traditional dress. They bullied defenseless fantasy characters into leather trench coats and nervous breakdowns and left formerly carefree fictional communities in a state of crushing self-doubt and dereliction. Anthropologists, on the other hand, surrendered themselves to foreign cultures. They weren’t afraid to go native or look foolish. They came and they departed with respect and in the interests of mutual understanding. Naturally, I wanted to be an anthropologist.
Supergods by Grant Morrison 

Batman does it again. 

Death? Okay.

I’m confused as fuck. I don’t get it— why do I not care? 

I haven’t said anything about this to any friends of mine, but lately, I just don’t care when a character dies. Peter Parker died a tragic death (which wasn’t really a death but let me go on) and my reaction was “Cool. Can’t wait for Superior.” 

Then I look all over the internet and people are angry and sad, and I just think to myself… “You’re sad over that?”

Like why? Is it because I think Peter’s gotten stale (I’m not saying he has, I’m wondering if I really think that)? Is it because I was excited for new blood? 

Then when Damian dies, the entire internet cracks in half. And with this death, I should show some emotion. This isn’t a “not-death” like most hero deaths, this has been planned since the character’s creation. And yet I’m just like… “Great issue. Wonderfully written. I’m sure Batman and co. will be real sad.” 

LIKE WHY? 

Did the suspension of disbelief that we all know when it comes to death finally kill my ability to care about death at all? 

Someone tell me what’s going on here. 

I love Superior Spider-man. I love Batman Inc. I have the utmost faith in what Slott and Morrison are doing because time and again I’ve loved their work. 

Is that why? 

I’d like an answer. 

Deadpool fighting monkey astronauts in space.
Just another comic book day. 

Deadpool fighting monkey astronauts in space.

Just another comic book day. 

trashbag-full-of-chimichangas:

I CANT bREATH 
tessatechaitea:

Green Arrow is really entering some wild territory to get readers to the book!

tessatechaitea:

Green Arrow is really entering some wild territory to get readers to the book!

So… they killed off both Eddie Brock AND Toxin

the-hooded-geek:

why do they gotta kill off the cool symbiote characters?
 



They didn’t kill him off.

Writers confirmed he’ll be back.

comicbookpanels:

Venom vs. Toxin in 2012. Different people behind the symbiotes this time around.

comicbookpanels:

Venom vs. Toxin in 2012. Different people behind the symbiotes this time around.

tessatechaitea:


How many times is Gordon going to be a victim?

Gordon has been kidnapped by The Scarecrow because The Scarecrow has some kind of deadly plan for him and The Batman. See, The Scarecrow is sick and tired of Batman and Gordon ruining his crimes. You can’t be a criminal mastermind in Gotham City…

nazrin629:

The Maximum Carnage story — Easily one of the best Marvel comics stories of the early 90’s.

…
I’m sorry but no. It’s really got some heavy flaws.
Heavy, heavy flaws.
It’s “cool”, but not … “Good.”

nazrin629:

The Maximum Carnage story — Easily one of the best Marvel comics stories of the early 90’s.

I’m sorry but no. It’s really got some heavy flaws.

Heavy, heavy flaws.

It’s “cool”, but not … “Good.”