Bandwagon Bun Toons!

Can I hop on?  I'll follow the trend...

Can I hop on the trend?

Okay.  So the MAN OF STEEL movie is making serious bank.  Obviously, there’s a public out there hungry for a cynical, terrifying Superman.

No one’s stupid enough to ignore that audience.  So…

websizeOf course, we need David S. Goyer and a production company to make the money off these ideas…but there’s gold in there, Jerry!  GOLD!

And I think I want that Family Circus panel as a T-Shirt.

By the way, just so there’s no confusion.  I actually liked the MAN OF STEEL movie…

Ty the Guy OUT!

DC Comics is already ahead of the trend of the parent company.  This is from a recent World’s Finest, apparently.

Next: Aquaman drowns Wonder Woman.

Next: Aquaman drowns Wonder Woman.  COOL.

Optimism and honour in our heroes is SO 20th Century.

Discuss.

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9 responses to “Bandwagon Bun Toons!

  1. In fairness, that panel isn’t from the new Batman/Superman book. It is from the comic tie-in to the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us wherein Joker tricks Superman into doing something terrible and from there the story grows.

    Now, if you want to talk Worlds’ Finest, there’s a comic book that I’m surprised DC continues to publish considering the main characters like each other and haven’t yet turned dark despite the tragedy in their lives. Damn that Paul Levitz for not following the New 52 publishing mandates.

    • “In fairness, that panel isn’t from the new Batman/Superman book. It is from the comic tie-in to the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us wherein Joker tricks Superman into doing something terrible and from there the story grows.”

      And for extra context, the video game is a multiverse story. The heroes of the “good universe” get transported to the “bad universe” where Superman became a totalitarian dictator. It’s sort of like the Justice Lords story in the Justice League animated series, but with godawful costume design.

      • Yes…all true. But it’s still about selling the iconography of brutal, frightening Superman. It’s a way of making his power set interesting…like making a good wrestler into a bad guy for a while. It’s a trend. It will go back.

  2. I have a feeling all of these will end up as T-shirts!

    • If it weren’t so blatantly illegal, I’d make ’em and sell ’em. But I think the trademark infringement is a bit blunt.

  3. Could we actually have the reverse of your teaser at the end? That being, I would much rather see Aquaman drowned at the hands of Wonder Woman…

    Cheers!

    Steven Willis
    XOWComics.com

  4. This happened six years ago when the Superboy from Earth-Prime decapitated Pantha and ripped Damage’s arm out of its socket on-panel. I know it’s not really my Superboy, but he sure looks a lot like him.

  5. The Family Circus bit seems like the overall attitude comic company shareholders (and their lapdogs) have towards long time readers?

  6. I’ll say it again; comics in a way are a mirror of the era. We’re in a period of economical crisis and lack of values, and thus superhero comics reflect that.

    While I don’t mind a brooding Superman (in my opinion, the only way to make Superman interesting is to put it in the point of view of everyone else, who is afraid because this is by all means an human being – with the powers of a god)…. seeing this comic made me suddenly realize why fans of the character would have a problem with his makeover.

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