S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
So ESF, your reaction to people describing why they dislike it, which you asked for, is to mock their opinions as ridiculous in the same way you were complaining people who don't like the book mock the people who do? Interesting.
You know what? I honestly didn't mean to make it seem like I was mocking anyone -- but I acknowledge that's how it reads and looks, and I'll take the hit for that.
Really, what I was trying to say more -- and, again, I absolutely could've written it differently -- is that as much as I dislike the concept, heroism and moral obligations...they've always been a bit shaky with all of the characters that we know and like.
It is frustrating, because I absolutely agree with what you said -- I didn't want Wolverine to kill Hank Pym. I didn't want to see Iron Man beat the living hell out of Captain America in Civil War. I hate hate hate hate hate that Marvel hung Charles Xavier's death on Scott Summers.
But I also can be honest enough to admit that what I believe heroism to be is...well, nobody seems to enjoy that anymore. I could've read Flash stories where he fought Professor Zoom, the Rogues, Gorilla Grodd, all in a row, every month, and put them in jail every time, Silver Age style, and Iris West doesn't have to get killed.
But not enough people seem to want it that way. Civil War sold about a billion copies. People liked seeing Iron Man punching Captain America. I don't know...I wish it was different.