orzofish-deactivated20131128 asked: Can I say how good it feels to have my lack of faith rewarded? After I read your ending to JiM I felt like a fucking idiot who wasted her time and money, investing in a story that in the end was just like every other comic story. All its talk of change and growth had me thinking for the first time since OMD maybe there were comics that allowed for progression.
This was followed by seven other increasingly bitter messages. I’d normally just delete, but found i had something to say.
If the concept of perpetual-second-act American comics superheroics bugs you, there are endless comics that don’t fit that. Some are even superhero comics. And they sell shitloads. Let’s just list genre comics off the top of my head you would probably be less aggravated reading. WALKING DEAD. SCOTT PILGRIM. WATCHMEN. ENIGMA. POWERS. CASANOVA. PRETTY DEADLY. SANDMAN. ASTRO CITY. KING CITY. PLANETARY. MIRACLEMAN. THE INVISIBLES. And… Christ, y’know? Kerzillions of them. Then go to France and Japan and everywhere else. Or go there first! Go wherever!
You are walking into a shoe shop being offended that you’re being sold shoes. How dare you sell me a shoe? I thought they were boats, despite the fact the shop is selling shoes, and has sold shoes for eighty years.
Go forth! Read those sort of comics! Be disappointed with your shoes no more!
I love Journey into Mystery but yes, it went as far as it could, being a canon comic and not even an alternate universe, with the subject of change.
I’m still reading Sandman, but so far it seems to be slowly moving towards the idea of the Endless changing, or relinquishing their roles, which is exciting.