Punchy wrote:You can be a superhero without superpowers.
Not really, Beetle and Batman get grouped that way because that is what super hero fans want to do with them and because they work in conjuction with Superheroes. Pulp Heroes were the forerunners to the modern superheroes. Much of SUperman is taken verbatum from Doc Savage. The science fiction angle and the powers are what differientiated him.
Batman was an attempt to make a more pulpy hero in response to the Golden age power fest. It is one that endured.
The Spirit acts like a pulp hero in Cooke's run and like a comedic superhero in Sergio's run.
It's not even the fact that you disliked it that gets to me. I could care less whether you think Cooke's run is great. It matters not to me, but you could at least fucking try to understand that the argument you have given over and over is ridiculous. It shows a complete lack of understanding of the character and the history that went into his creation.
You have also continually accused Cooke's run of things that are much more prevelant in the Aragones run that you claim is so much better.
You are showing ignorance and being a fucking twit. And quite frankly pissing me the fuck off. How about you read and respond to the rest of the post as opposed to "YOU CAN BE A SUPERHERO WITH OUT POWERS" bullshit or your Cooke did this three times shit, when more than one person who has read the book multiple fucking times tells you he hasn't. At the very least, you look like an ass because that is where you are talking from.
No, I don't think The Spirit is as good as New Frontier or Hunter. But is a great fucking book and a perfect homage to what Eisner did and your arguments show that you are the person who doesn't understand the character and even more blatantly (and to be honest, more worrisome to me) a lack of understanding of the medium you claim to love and a complete and utter disrespect for its history and roots.
You sound like a hipster twit in the shop. The kind of guy who talks about a movie no one else has seen in his peer group, but the guy next to him in the coffee shop is snickering at, because it is obvious from his description and analysis that HE himself has never bothered to see the movie.