I love stories about DCs and MARVELs characters. But I`d want the companies to suddenly face bankcrupty. I wouldn`t want the vacuum to be filled.
I`d want readers to notice all the other great stuff that
is published. I`d want `em to read back issues.
I`d want all the
characters and stories to go to their creators, or maybe to the public
Then all the fantastic stories that haven`t been in print
for decades, they could be reprinted. Better yet, scanned and put to the
internet. Hell, do both!
Then you could see all the obscure
(I hope) and popular characters in indies and whatnots! In webcomics,
and their makers could make legal money out of them! Or somthing. No,
better give the rights of the characters to the creators. Of course,
that makes up new cnas of worms, but it has advantages.
Then again...no, that doesn`t sound right...
is what happens to me every time. I think about what I think of the
companies, and then my answers just get messy and I don`t know what to
All that matters to me, is
that the stories are there. I`d want a 400 page comic novel about
Freedom beast. I`d want both companies to be more like Indie publishers
(as small, too), but with that already established character catalogue
I care about individual stories. About comics as an
artform. The publishing stracegy with all its kinks is a helluva big
piece of art, too, but it`s not as appealing to me. It appeals to you,
to millions. Even though everyone of them feels it`s flawed. They keep
complaing about it.
(For examp, if a hero who doesn`t murder,
would kill someone. Which everybody knows is out of character. But it`s
not. If a character did it, it`s not out of character. It feels wrong to
many, but it`s not. They don`t like that story, and feel that it`s a
black mark in the characters history. They wouldn`t want it to exist
because they love the character with all their heart, and they want the
history of it to be "perfect". But honestly...it`s an unavoidable evil. A
shared characters history can never be perfect. Especially if someone
tries to change it. You can`t make an omelette etc.)
But why? If
one wants something new, one shouldn`t look at old
(They`ll just do what they always have, in the end.
The stories are the things that keep adding something new to the
mythos`s. Except when they don`t.)
There`s new ones all the time. But they don`t have a large audience like Daredevil.
But that`s not the problem we fans have. It`s the fact that the characters keep on existing.
I want, is for every character in the MARVEL- and DC-worlds to have
their definitive story. Be it in some other characters story, or their
own. A story that is about 400-1000 pages or something.
character dies. All the loose ends cut. Or the hero quits being one,
and has a happy rest of life. Or all the plotlines are resolved, new
ones aren`t made up and the hero takes it easy for a moment. Or does a
crazy flip in the air. And that`s the last that will be seen of that
protagonists, until they have lapsed in to public domain.
what I want. But I don`t need to have it come trough. I can focus on
those new stories and back issues of the older characters.
still have problems with the companies and unfinished stories and such,
and it feels overtly complicated, but I hope I`ll get over that. Hope
I`ll focus my energy to create what I`d want the two companies shared
universes to be like. But in a smaller scale. More auteuristic. More
diverse than all-supercomics.