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Subj: Re: Did I miss something, or...
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 at 03:45:38 am EDT (Viewed 115 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Did I miss something, or...
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 at 12:56:55 pm EDT (Viewed 101 times)
Well, I am not sure how you got the idea that this was something I was promoting, or was even invested in. I started out dismissing it, and then said why DC might want to from a business standpoint.
What is more IF they did do it it would be a Death of Superman type stunt, you know, something to get people who don;t usually pick up comics to get interested. To a degree I think it worked with Miles Morales at Marvel. They announced a new Black/Hispanic Spider-man (didn't matter it was not the main universe), Glenn Beck lost his mind, and they got some nice easy sales from people who wanted to see what was going on, and a few of them stuck with the book.
For God's sake, apparently js the rumor Van Sciver started has apparently picked up by Gay interest websites, if my Google search for some type of confirmation is any indicator.
It never ceases to amaze me how much people don't get that the only agenda here is moving books.
Van Sciver has been predicting this for half a decade now, and that makes me skeptical of how seriously it should be taken, but you seem to take it as gospel, despite no evidence being offered.
However, given the coverage I previously mentioned, DC might decide to do it because the rumor showed people have interest, and people's negative reaction almost without question causing a backlash against the backlash, may make it happen after all.
It is worth pointing out that of all the characters they COULD do this to, Jon would be the easiest.
Unlike his father, he does not have a decades long iconic love story. Unlike Green Arrow there is not a notable love of ladies in his history. No long line of women in his past.
He was originally a child, but now is 17 after falling through time. I have not read any of the Superman issues since Bendis took over (I could see that train-wreck coming), but as far as I know he has never had a love interest of any sort.
SO, I am not sure there is anything going against established characterization.
So, if this really bothers you to the point of walking away, how much did you really like the character of Jon Kent anyway? If it is the same character, and the only think it changes are your assumptions, it seems like a bizarre reason to walk away.
And remember this, I am not advocating one way or the other, because I think a shallow headline grab without at least decent writing is useless, and this series is still way too young to know if it has that going for it.
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