The President wrote:The bitching about Identity Crisis is exactly what I'm talking about.
"Oh no! They fucked up Sue Dibny and the third Robin's dad! Fuck you Didio for destroying these characters that I have grown up with! And rape? That's worse than murder! How dare a supervillain that has killed countless people try and rape! It makes no sense!"
Get a grip.
You don't even understand why people were upset.
If you want to have Sue Dibny raped to show that this is serious business, fine. Great. You've made your fictional world really tough.
But you know what? You absolutely, positively and completely screwed up by making it lopsided. The bad guys get to rape your wives, target your families, kill your loved ones.
You, on the other hand...get to call in Zatanna, Mystic Mindwiper Supreme, to hopefully keep Mean Old Doctor Light from finding Lois Lane in a dark alley.
THAT'S RIDICULOUS. UTTERLY RIDICULOUS.
The stakes have to be the same for both sides in order for the shared universe to work. Is that truly that difficult to comprehend?
You think anybody truly gives a shit about Sue Dibny? Seriously? Do you truly think anybody gives a damn about SUE DIBNY?
Or do you think what they truly give a shit about is the blatant stupidity of that level of violence going unanswered because the good guys know that the line of work they are in is dangerous?
"Sue Dibny" is nothing more than the metaphor for "escalating violence that you can't adequately address in a shared universe."
Jesus. I thought people had figured that out by now.