Thursday, October 13, 2005

Bravo, Brownfield

"The essence of wonder is easily sacrificed for the attempt to look cool, even apathetic, in the eyes of our peers. The younger generation, who I see and speak to every day in my classrooms, often seem to embrace groundless cynicism in the face of all things. Certainly, recent and current events have been a strain on the public trust. We know that governments can be corrupt, we know that people (even children) can kill without reason, and we know that in many ways our world is darker than it ever has been. Obviously then, this should be a time for heroes. This should be a time when someone stands up, unafraid, and says, “This is not how things should be”, and, instead of simply stopping at the declaration (which, in the internet age, we’re all good at), leads us into the future."

Thank you, Troy Brownfield, who understands what comic books are for.

Thank you.

6 comments:

Shon Richards said...

In a weird way, his comments were better than the actual comic.

Elephantine Room said...

This repudiation of darkness and corruption in superhero comics would read better if it weren't written in praise of a year-long effort to make superheroes as dark and corrupt as possible.

Scipio said...

So, ER--

what would YOU like comics to be like?

What WOULD you actually enjoy in a comic book?

Mike Loughlin said...

"what would YOU like comics to be like?

What WOULD you actually enjoy in a comic book?"

Although I can't speak for ER, the answer's easy for most of us:

whatever we liked when we were twelve years old.

And more boobs.

k26dp said...

"This repudiation of darkness and corruption in superhero comics would read better if it weren't written in praise of a year-long effort to make superheroes as dark and corrupt as possible."

In the immortal words of Satan, "Without evil there would be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes."

I personally WANT villains that are evil. What I'm looking for after Infinite Crisis are heroes that aren't almost as bad as the villains... and that seems to be where this is headed.

Emery said...

So, I do not really consider it may have success.
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