Sunday Sketch #28

Scan 53

 

Sorry I was gone last week, guys! I was…away haha. Here’s Superboy vs. Robin for this week!

~Dennis (Double-Reeded Warrior)

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Comic Book Deaths: Pointless? (Part I)

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)

That cute little punk is him. And he’s dead. (Art by Chris Burnham)

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