January 13th, 2007

dd2guy

never read about superheroes on wikipedia

To understand a single character's backstory you have to cross-reference a bajillion other characters, for which you have to cross-reference a bajillion other characters, and so on. And as you piece things together, even the most remotely curious among you will want to place them in context by reading about those characters' recent story arcs, which are further contextualized by other story arcs, and so on. Wikipedia has enough information on comic books to fill tomes. Tomes. It is a black pit of madness from which there is no escape.

Quoth the clerk at Matrix Games: "Wikipedia has more information on major superheroes than it does about U.S. presidents. And don't even get me started on the minor superheroes."