Miles Morales and Peter Parker as drawn by Marcos Martin and Mark Waid’s Daredevil and Wieringo drawing the Fantastic Four, and She-Hulk, so much She-Hulk. Carmine Infantino’s Flash and that whole long stretch when Wally West was the Flash and worrying about whether or not his girlfriend liked his cute butt and Bart Allen! Superboy rocking the most 1990s of costumes and being generally a flawless idiot. Wonder Woman rehabilitating her enemies on Paradise Island. The Future Foundation. Black Bolt’s jerky son Ahura. Power Pack. We live in a world where someone thought up Power Pack. Thor: The MIghty Avenger, a romantic comedy about a Norse god and a museum worker that pretends to be an adventure comic.
But you know what? Most versions of the Doom Patrol. All-Star Superman. The really good sections of Books of Magic. Young Avengers, Ms. Marvel, All-New Ghost Rider, Captain Marvel. Old copies of Mister X and Terminal City and Moebius and Adventure Time comics about Marceline. Saga and Runaways and those fucking crazy Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. comics. Hellboy. Jeff Smith’s Bone. Jeff Smith’s Rasl. Jeff Smith’s redux of Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil. Kate Leth and Emma Rios and the Paul Pope stuff that isn’t too weighed down by his own weird libertarian bullshit (so, like, Battling Boy). Scott Pilgrim. Even Alan Moore’s Tom Strong. Molly O’Reily burning down Fairyland. SIF.
Apparently, the Vulture has posted some bullshit article about how Captain America should be an asshole, because super-heroes only work when they’re jerkbutt man-child wank-stains, but I can’t be bothered to read it because I gather it’s pretty poorly fact-checked and like, gurl, I don’t care who you are, Super-heroes have to be gritty to be relevant!!!!1!!!1! wasn’t even really an original thought when Alan Moore shat it out and called it Watchmen, so I doubt your 800-word article about how Superman cries a lot is going to add very much to the conversation.
That National Post article about how Thor is the new Superman? That was the shit.
L&R went off on this. And it was good.
Except for Miles Morales preferring the Ultimate version of anything is an Objectively Bad Opinion.
Liking Mark Millar and his comics is, as well, an Objectively Bad Opinion.
Mark Millar’s Ultimate Avengers is the worst expression of those characters to date.
Certainly the genre is a bit inherrently fascist. It takes a crafty writer to try and work around this. Millar, instead, embraces it and runs with it and actively recommends it.