Here we are again. Another somewhat exciting delve into my mind and what I consider fun. I had planned to review this nifty little supers/heaven/hell game I found, but I will be damned if I can find it on either of my computers. It is kind of odd how that happens to me. Of course it may have to do with the fact that I have several gigs of supers-related stuff on my computer... Ah well, maybe next time.
Capes or Realism. Which is better? I know that with the BIG 2 (Marvel and DC) that there is a huge difference. DC is more colorful and 'Heroic', full of good deeds, evil-doers and daring do (well before the New 52 at least) while Marvel has been becoming increasingly darker. I have a soft spot for both types but since my formative reading years took place during the Iron Age that is decidedly my favorite type.
So dark comics are my fave. Sure, but I still enjoy a good DC story now and then. Blackest Night was really good, so was the Superman event Our Worlds at War. I don't know, maybe I am just to much of a pessimist to really enjoy a lot of DC stuff, but I hope to change that. It also doesn't help that the only local store I shop at barely carries any DC TPB but has a ton of Marvel things.
It may seem odd coming from me, but I think comics, especially my own ideas, are TOO dark. Sure, there is room for heroics and daring-do, but the world will barely notice. I mean in one of my idea I wiped out over 1/3 of the world with a plague and then had the big bad of the campaign wipe out most of the East Coast. Grim to say the least.
And where do fun and exciting characters stand in such darkness. I like Spider Mans attitude (well Peter Parker not the Doc-Ock crap). It is good to have a happy-go-lucky quipster in the mix to help keep things light. I enjoyed him as an Avenger more than solo though for some reason...
In my opinion there needs to be more 'fun' characters running around. There needs to be more light to offset at least some of the darkness to make it feel as if there is at least a chance the good-guys can really win. Ah well, I am rambling... This is the kind of thing I could go on about for hours.
And what about women in comics? I mean why are there so many leather-wearing, whip/rope carrying, bondage-type ladies running around? Sure, I understand that comics are by, and aimed, mostly at men, but sheesh can it get much worse? Then again I think my dislike of this has to do with my general attitude towards costumes of late. I think it has to do with the settings I am working on, where the supers don't wear them. Sometimes it's better to fly-low and stay under the radar. A bright red cape with a glowing symbol on it doesn't say stealth to me.
Oi... what was I talking about??
Keep on gaming my friends!!