Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Light a Candle, Curse the Darkness

So it seems DC Comics is endeavoring to revert its core super-hero line back to a lighter, brighter tone, and to be honest, I welcome the shift in atmosphere. I have no problem with darker, more mature takes on super-heroes; they can be entertaining and even thought-provoking. But the genre was originally crafted as fun escapism, with plot elements full of wish fulfillment and adventure. DC’s uber-successful Blackest Night event is leading into Brightest Day and a new bi-weekly Justice League series that appears to embrace the goofiness of the humor-era Justice League comics of the late 1980s.

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