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June 14, 2017



Yes. Complex characters are interesting, but I also like my heroes to be heroes. I'm enjoying the DC comic TV shows because they features heroes trying to be heroes. They struggle. It wouldn't be good TV/drama if they didn't. But they are still good overall.


I've been meaning to give those shows a try sooner or later. I was a huge DC nerd when I was in my teens, so if any of these series based on them are half-way decent I could see myself getting into them. Arrow feels a little too grim'n'gritty, so maybe The Flash or Supergirl would be the place to start...?

Jeff B.

I quickly read this piece, and on my initial pass instead of "Ditto Superman" I thought you'd written "Ditko Superman." And my first thought was "Steve Ditko didn't draw Superman." Clearly Comic-Con is just around the corner ...


But if Steve Ditko *had* done Superman, would he have been a dick? Given some of Ditko's eccentricities, I think the answer might be "Yes."

Oh, and just in case some nerdling wants to nitpick:


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Bryan Steelman

Good point Steve. I don't watch movies or TV to be slapped by reality or depressed by idiots. I get my reality slaps from the news and that's one reason I need to escape into something not depressing. And by the way, my copy of 'Give the Devil His Due' arrived today. I hope this one doesn't end with a cliffhanger.


"Reality Slaps" -- I feel like I get those a dozen times a day thanks to the news! I'm glad I can give people a little slap-less time in their day. I sure need it.

Nope, no cliffhanger ending this time around. The conclusion is pretty definitive. Which isn't to say there aren't still a few dangling threads I need to tie up in Berdache. I'll get around to it sooner or later....


Couldn't agree more. I'd take The West Wing over House of Cards any day.

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