Sometimes I wonder if I even like comics anymore.
Because really I just keep waiting for the moment when they’ll fuck up a character I love and cause me pain. I’m not saying that I don’t feeling enough for a character that they make me feel things, but when they’re killed off screen so that another character can benefit (Helena Bertinelli) or when they’re changed so drastically that they don’t even feel like the same character (Jason Todd, Starfire, anyone Lobdell touches) I just don’t want anything to do with comics.
And this makes me sad and angry because these were once something I really enjoyed and now I just expect them to cause me pain. I don’t want the characters I love to be hijacked and held hostage by people who don’t give a shit about them. I don’t want to wonder about the long term ramifications these actions will have on them with other writers. I don’t want to care.