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A pox on all multiversal epics

Marvel: Everything dies (oh, and in a few months time will die as well).

DC: All the universes are dying (and comics being real, all the universes are dying for real).

Me: *gets a headache* Can we go back to solving crimes and stopping plots to take over the world? That was fun.

Me, in an universe in which I'm a super-genius: *starts working on a time machine to prevent Crisis on Infinite Earths from ever being published*.

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oflittlefaith
Jan. 29th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)

My major objection to megacrossovers, back when i was buying superhero comics, was having to choose between additional cash outlay and missing important chunks of the story.


I've got no idea what's happening these days. Is it as bad as it was a few years back, when they just lurched from Crisis to Crisis?


It would be nice to have a book for $superheroname that wasn't obligated to be part of the ongoing clusterfuck, i mean continuity.

__marcelo
Jan. 29th, 2015 04:05 am (UTC)
At this point, basically they are *always* in the middle of a cosmic event or another. Right now Marvel is having Crisis on Infinite Earths, while advertising than in a few months "time will run out" (long story short, too much time travel killed time). And of course DC is having some sort of multiversal crisis, which I have trouble distinguishing from the previous one. Monitors, something from outside, heroes recruited, dire situation, the usual.
oflittlefaith
Jan. 29th, 2015 05:29 am (UTC)

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.


I miss superhero comics like I miss cigarettes. Intermittently, but sometimes fiercely.

__marcelo
Jan. 29th, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
It's probably not a dissimilar form of addiction; sometimes you get less pleasure from reading last Wednesday's batch than a reduction in the itch to see what they are doing now. The Trainwreck Editorial Strategy, let's say.
sara_lakali
Jan. 29th, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
Me, in an universe in which I'm a super-genius: *starts working on a time machine to prevent Crisis on Infinite Earths from ever being published*.

I support this plan with every fiber of my being.
__marcelo
Jan. 29th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
If he weren't writing for DC, I'd suspect the Morrison endgame for this would involve a call for fans multiverse-wide to write and draw comics helping against the Uber Bad Guy. (He did gave everybody on Earth superpowers to fight Maggedon back in the day.)
jarodrussell
Jan. 29th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
"Mimetic Piracy as Fandom" is my new buzz phrase.
__marcelo
Jan. 29th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Morrison's next book: a story of a fictional comic book hyper-editorial in the infinite fractal spaces of Babel Comics, which realizes it's just a subconscious idea in the brain of a meta-god called the Son of Morris, who is about to be killed by a brain tumor (manifesting itself as a creeping anti-editorial which publishes Forgetfulness Issues), so they need to find a way to upload His personality into conceptual meta-space before this happens.
jarodrussell
Jan. 29th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
So you're reading Annihilator, I see.
__marcelo
Jan. 29th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
No, I'm not. Maybe I should?
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