PsychicJester wrote:That's the thing I liked the most about this comic... it was its own self contained and original universe. Previously, if there was any references to pop culture, they were really, really subtle.
"And for his next daring feat, SuperGreg will jump over a shark!"
The artwork has improved so much, but I miss the old days when Dominic just relied on himself and Luna. When Greg wasn't an overpowered healer/tanker. When we didn't know his parents were such influencial and powerful people. When he didn't have the fate of the whole world in his hands, like the Storm of Souls arc.
I miss the days when he was simply a grumpy, sarcastic ORACLE FOR HIRE. That subtitle doesn't even seem to fit anymore does it?
Seeing as we're all upset over his reveal that SUPERMAN exists as some sort of character in the DD-verse, I wouldn't be surprised if Mookie changes it to SUPERMAGUS or something just to dodge the bullet.
Seriously, unless one wants to give some sort of commentary on today's super hero comics, why would you make a fantasy world have our world's super heroes? I mean, even some comics set in a modern setting still make up their own heroes, even if they are blatant mirrors of existing superheroes.
This opens the floodgates for all sorts of references in DD to any sort of fiction that we have in our world. I mean, to have subtle puns like "Seer's Catalogue" is one thing, as the name just punishly coincides with a real-life counterpart and thus is funny, but on the other hand outright saying "YOU'RE DRESSED LIKE SUPERMAN!" really crushed things in my mind.
It's not world-shattering terrible, just something that seems overly unfortunate to me.
And no, I didn't think today's comic was funny, either. Maybe because of the above reasons.
The Rabbity Thing wrote:That name's pretty fitting, Paladin; you're an exemplary example of the negative connotations brought to mind by "paladin". You might find the livejournal forum more agreeable.
I dunno, I thought he proved himself worthy there at the end. Few will actually admit that they're argument wasn't holding together. Most people will just stop talking when they've got no counter-argument. I think Paladin's a-okay from what I've seen on this thread.