Sunday, February 24, 2008

In my Perfect Comic Universe...

Alright, for those of you whom have been paying attention, you can see that I have a lot of strong opinions on comics, especially the ones getting put out these days by the so-called "Big Two" of Marvel and DC. Now, some of you may think I'm being overly cynical and just an angry crack. Well, there's a reason for that. See, I've spent a lot of time looking over the comic blogosphere, and I had an epiphany: we'd all be much better off if Marvel and DC's characters were public domain. Now, here me out, yes, we'd also have a lot of crap out there by the likes of Millar, Miller, Loeb and...wait a minute, isn't that exactly what we have NOW? So yeah, maybe it would be better if we handed off some of these properties to rabid fans who could do it right.

Here is just a sampling of the comics that would exist if the universe were in any way, shape or form just:

-Christopher Bird’s Legion of Superheroes

-Chris Sims Iron Fist and the Punisher beat the crap out of everyone

-Dave Campbell’s Totally Awesome X-Men

-Mike Sterling’s Swamp Thing

-Dwayne McDuffie's Justice League book with half decent fucking art and not perpetually tied down into crossovers no one gives a shit about!

-Bully the Little Stuffed Bull's P.G. Wodehouse tales staring The Thing!

-Dorian Wright’s Wildcat All-Leather Spectacular

-George Perez's I'm going to draw Superheroines and lots of detailed backgrounds and you are going to LOVE IT!

-Jeff Parker's Agents of Atlas

-Scott’s Hawk and Dove, featuring Dr. Mid-Nite!
-Ragnell’s Green Lantern Corps Swimsuit spectacular starring Kyle Rayner’s butt

What would you like to see in YOUR perfect comic universe? Go ahead and put it in the comments.


Bully said...

Wow, I would love to read those comics! (And write the Wodehouse one).

"It's clobberin' time, Jeeves!"
"Very good, sir."

MrCynical said...

Thank you! I would love to see you write the Wodehouse one as well! Don't be a stranger!

reagu said...

In my perfect comic book world, I'd make the FF4 producers redo the movie Dr. Doom to the cool comic book Dr. Doom.