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Blade X

Subj: "Bucky"? nt
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 09:48:48 pm CDT
Reply Subj: I also had a problem with the language in this issue. Specifically the use of the B word
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 01:13:22 am CDT

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I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.


> It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
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> > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
>
> Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
>
> As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
>
> -Bobby H

> I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.
>
>
> > It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
> >
> > > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
> >
> > Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
> >
> > As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
> >
> > -Bobby H


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