Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I hinted that I knew the possible direction of the identity of Batman post "Batman RIP" in this post. If Rich is right in his latest column, I was correct.
Have you read Rich's column yet? What do you think of these potential spoilers regarding Batman? Surprised? Believe it? Will it last? Is it a gimmick?
And has anyone really warmed up to Jason Todd yet? What can be done to make him somewhat likable? Should he be likable? Is he even a good unlikable -- you know, like Shia LaBeouf?
And one more time I must ask the question: do you prefer reboots, eternal youth, or generational succession?
My answer: I prefer generational succession -- or the feeling as if time is passing and people are changing and growing.
HOWEVER -- generational succession is absent in some of our most famous properties.
We get a little of it in Peanuts, but it is extremely slow and the characters never mature past childhood. Moreover -- I don't WANT to see Charlie Brown grow up. Unless Jason Yungbluth is drawing it.