i’m so bored and wanna talk but absolutely NO ONE is awake at 12:37 am on a monday apparently.
i fucking hate tumblr so much seriously
you guys are always like “i want equality!” except gay people are better than straight people and women are better than men and poc are better than white people and trans people are better than cis people
if you claim you want equality, but put someone down because they’re privileged, that doesn’t make you an advocate for equality, it makes you an asshole
out of all the pointless changes DC’s New 52 has made us endure, the one thing that still elludes me is why black manta still has that stupid ass helmet. superman’s red undies are a no but manta’s ridiculously oblong, over-sized helmet is a yes?
ugh .. and to think of all the great titles they dropped for the New 52 (Justice League: Generation Lost, Booster Gold, etc.) but we still get a Talon monthly. hooray?
nothing about DC really grabs me anymore. their new direction reeks of the 90’s. that’s to be expected, of course, with Jim Lee at the helm but jeez, I didn’t think it’s be this bad. we’ve swapped out superfluous pouches for superfluous lines, everyone’s angsty and riddled with personal issues, and they just seem incapable of adequately developing characters outside of the big names.
DC needs to stop trying to be Marvel by making it’s world more realistic. The reason that works in the Marvel Universe is because most of their characters aren’t godly powerful like in DC Comics, and it feels like the ones that are either A) only run with other strong people or B) are taken off world entirely. The tone DC is seemingly trying to reaching is simply out of their grasp but that isn’t to say there aren’t other things they can do.
If Marvel is pushing realism as far as it can (including redesigning basic/classic costumes to reflect reality [looking at you Cap and Quicksilver concept cart!]) then maybe DC can fulfill the other end of the spectrum and just give us big, fun, superhero stories. The scope that the DC universe has at it’s disposal just seems to beg for big, grand stories that aren’t hindered by trying to make them “fit” in reality.
if you want DC to have a realistic tone by removing superman’s red undies, that’s fine, but you CANNOT possibly leave manta’s dumb ass helmet and STILL expect me to take this world seriously. either we keep the undies and keep the fantasy or you lose them (and EVERY other ridiculous aspect of every character while you’re at it) and we make it realistic.
all this just to say: where the flying FUCK is my booster gold solo series you bastards?