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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:57 am

A Game Of You was... interesting. I liked how Gaiman brought back a character from a previous story that I assumed was fairly inconsequential in Barbie, and made her important. But I didn't like how little involvement Morpheus had in the story, he just kind of showed up at the end. And man, am I glad this story came out in 1993 or whenever as opposed to now, because Tumblr would have had a shit-fit about some of the gender stuff in there, especially the transsexual character Wanda. Heck, I bet some parts of the internet are having a shit-fit about it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:40 pm

A Game of You felt off to me when I first read it, but now it's one of my favourite arcs.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:56 pm

Thessaly is so G in that story.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:34 pm

The characters from Game of You will pretty much all come back in one form or another, some of them in the Death minis.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:36 pm

nietoperz wrote:A Game of You felt off to me when I first read it, but now it's one of my favourite arcs.


But do you think it's 'transphobic'?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Punchy wrote:
But do you think it's 'transphobic'?


Not at all, no.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:29 pm

nietoperz wrote:
Not at all, no.


I don't either, but a lot of people think it is.

Even if it is considered so today, for 1991 it's not.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:43 pm

How is it transphobic?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Just read the two Grimjack Omnibuses, fun but dated.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:21 pm

Zero wrote:The characters from Game of You will pretty much all come back in one form or another, some of them in the Death minis.


Yeah, Hazel and her girlfriend are in the second Death mini.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:22 pm

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Yeah, Hazel and her girlfriend are in the second Death mini.


In the first one, too.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:27 pm

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In the first one, too.


Yeah, but I meant as protagonists.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:29 pm

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But do you think it's 'transphobic'?


On the contrary. It was probably the only book on the shelves at the time willing to deal with transgendered individuals.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:37 pm

Keb wrote:How is it transphobic?


A lot of people have issues with the Wanda character, how she's not allowed to go into The Dreaming by the Moon because she's biologically a man, how she dies, how when she dies she appears as an actual woman.

It's a load of nitpicky bullshit really. As Arion says, Wanda is one of the earliest transgender characters, it's ridiculous to complain about her. It's a great step forward to even have her appear at all.

Here's an article from someone who thinks the story was transphobic, some good points, but some nutty ones too: http://www.keepyourbridgesburning.com/2012/06/the-sandman-a-game-of-you/

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Some people have little or no reading comprehension skills, I guess.
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