I'm surprised no one's mentioned that scene from Batman #8, where a Talon pushes a woman in a wheelchair off a building. Those Talons don't discriminate!
I think the violence difference is like between
Hitchcock and Saw. New DCU is big BIG on blood splatters and the like.
I'd agree. Some is the same sour grapes as the 8 months. Some is probably correct but in some cases with one of the groups being labeled dark it shouldn't be a surprise.Originally Posted by RobStaeger
I like Golden Age style violence, when the heroes would just kill and maim people in really creative ways and be super psyched the whole time. Rip a dude's arms off and be like "now you know the error of your ways!" I think if superhero violence were more like that I could get behind it, if there was a more ironclad moral resolve that was fueling it.
Which completley would NOT work in the modern world. Can you say "lawsuit"? Every hero with any sort of even vaguely official connection would get hit with cease and desist orders if they operated like the ones in the Golden Age. Can you imagine the JLA having the Watchtower seized to cover court costs and judgements?
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It's sort of like the deaths in Crisis on Infinite Earths--Supergirl & Flash--which were sad and tragic and more than a little scary versus the deaths in the various Infinite Crisis tie-ins. Like Pantha's bouncing head or Prime ripping off arms or in Flashpoint with Plas exploding out of someone.
When one starts counting how many kids are killed in the percentage of new DC comics and how many of those deaths featured on-screen bloody, gory ones (Firestorm, Demon Knights) it may make sense for a particular story but the totality of it is....that it loses any impact and it becomes...oo...what's the headcount now? And it's not so much Resurrection Man dying as, oh look, a whole planeload of people including (of course!) a baby! yay!
It's really one-note. At least, it became so to me. And that's not the way it was before.
So context doesn't count at all? Perhaps instead of the invading army in Demon Knights killing people they should just push people down instead.
I understand where you're coming from when it's a book like Firestorm. But really, a book with subject matter like Demon Knights and RM should probably get a pass given where it's structured.