Doc Jon wrote:
I kind of have to disagree about JPV. Broken characters are what DC lacks. Too many of their characters are archetypal heroes. Breaking them out of those molds like they are trying to do with SUperman or Captain Marvel doesn't work.
Having characters around like JPV is something DC could use rather trying to force Superman into being dark and edgy...
Go look at the present DC. Littered with broken characters, mostly due to bad editorial and writing. Also, this is DC, not Marvel. Marvel wrote the book on using broken characters and in all connotations. For DC, they can use them, but so far, they've not done all that well. Jason Todd could be argued as being used well, but JPV? Nope.
Never shove a square peg into a round hole. Use a hammer and make sure it's not an asshole.
Supreman can be dark, to some degree. He was not a bright character back in 1938. But he evolved, for a variety of reasons both good and bad, into what we had until recently. A hard departure won't work. But then, it could also be argued that Superman, and many other characters, suffer from what I like to call the Dr Strange syndrome. Basically, the fanbase is split on just what the character should be like. With Dr. Strange, the character has twisted in the wind in being a super-hero character, a horror/fantasy character, a blend of both, being serious sort, being a trickster sort... everyone has an idea of what they think the character is and will accept. Yet few agree with the chosen viewpoints. Result, the character sits, barely holding an ongoing series, clearly defined by the fans as what he is and here he is, one of the longest running characters Marvel has. One that always borders into being a major A-lister.. yet not.
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