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Subj: I have seen the light
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 at 05:25:24 pm EDT (Viewed 20 times)
Reply Subj: we need some LIGHT soon!
Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 at 07:18:23 am EDT (Viewed 76 times)

    with civil war, secret invasion and dark reign the books became too dark the heroes took too much punishment we need LIGHT we need HOPE we need our comics to be FUN again!
    will marvel do it? even only for a short time?
    have CAP come back and SAVE THE WORLD FROM THE BAD GUYS.

I agree on needing more light, I did the long overdue task of organizing and boxing my comics the other day and stumbled on old issues of thunderbolts and avengers and realized how much i missed busiek and the other light writers. I loved that era.

Heck, even the covers look dark. Look at how bright comics covers were in general (with a few exceptions) In thunderbolts before civil war and in avengers before disassembled. Bright greens and blues and reds and yellows. After civil war the colors became blah as everything took on a dull, muddy, painted look.

I know some people see this painted move as a work of art, but to me it is ugly and just one more trace of the darkness growing in marvel.

Mind you I do not want my comics a mindless black and white. (I prefer grey and white, where most villains have motives beyond "I am nasty and evil" and just heros have to deal with them while showing responsibility) but i cannot stand this black and grey outlook where the corrupt and inept futilly fight the evil who are in charge.

The biggest problem I have with the current attitude in comics is it ruins my excapism. Excapism is one of the big reasons I read comics. To lose myself in a world where people can change things and individuals can make a difference. An excape from the dark dreary world where corruption floats to the top.

The current marvel mostly prevents this excape, it shows a world where heros are just as helpless to make a difference and change the world as everyone else. It is a dark dreary trap of a world with no way out.

This attitude was fine in the ultimate universe and in select lines like knights or max, but forcing it on every earthbound 616 title is too much.

And no, i don't find Marvel Adventures a good alternative, I tried reading the MA line and found it too simplistic (as comics written for kids should be expected to be).


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