I really should’ve done a post like this at the beginning of the year when it makes sense for people to be like: “OH MAN, it’s time to tell people my new year’s resolution and what I’m looking forward too.”
I seriously didn’t have a new year’s resolution. Why change myself if I was pretty satisfied with who I’ve been for the past three or four years?
“So anyways, Dennis, how was 2014 for you?”
“Same as 2013?”
“Well, how was that year?”
“Same as 2012?”
“Well, how was that–”
As you can see, nothing has really changed for me in the past couple years, and I’m pretty satisfied with my life.
But thing is, I don’t look forward to all of 2015, simply because that’s too much to look forward to. I mean, why look forward to the next year when I have nothing planned out for the next week?
Honestly, I don’t care about any of the plans I have. I’m more of the type of person who is still interested in entertainment, such as music, anime, and comics. So you know what? I’m just gonna talk about what’s coming up, from what to come from DC Comics during Convergence and post-Convergence to a bunch of anime. Prepare for a very visual presentation.
Damian Wayne is coming back from the dead super-powered. Wait, what?
That’s right, losers. (Art by Patrick Gleason)
So as most of y’all know, DC Comics rebooted their whole line of main books back in 2011. Many characters had their origins changed, and even though many readers loved the change, there was still a number who totally disagreed with it. To be honest, I liked most of the reboot, but there are some parts of it that put my heart at strong discontent. As you can tell from the title, I really dislike how DC has decided to handle diversity.
Seriously, why did the reboot have to make white characters turn black and straight characters turn gay? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with black or LGBT characters, but the fact that they decided to change characters we loved for years just the way they were is what’s killing me. They claimed that the character was still the same essentially, but they’re not the Wally West or Alan Scott that we used to know.
Art by Karl Kerschl.
A couple days ago, I was at a gathering, and my friends and I got into a conversation about comic books. At first we discussed amazing stories such as The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Somehow, once our conversation got to the legend, Grant Morrison, something in me clicked. He was the creator and murderer of Damian Wayne (and he probably killed a lot of other characters too). It then made me think about the many pointless comic book deaths used to raise sales, because according to the comic book world, unless you’re Uncle Ben, Gwen Stacy, or Bruce Wayne’s parents, you’ll probably come back to life (they used to say Jason Todd and Bucky too).
Seriously, what’s the point of killing a character if you’re just gonna bring them back to life in around a year later. Maybe they can at least aim to make it meaningful and keep the character dead for at least a while, right? But NO. Here’s an example.
DAMIAN WAYNE, ROBIN IV
That cute little punk is him. And he’s dead. (Art by Chris Burnham)