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I wish comics were darker and more brutal

Created by ThorMathews, 14 d ago.

After watching Invincible I've realized that realistically when you have super powerful characters like Superman and Thor it would be a lot more brutal and gruesome than comics make it seem. Who else agrees? And who liked Invincible?

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MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
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ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
What comic is this? That's awesome
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
@ThorMathews that's his father :D
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MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member

Also kills his own mother brutally
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MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
i think it was Thanos Rising
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member

Thanos is wild boi
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
Hell yeah
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
rip war machine
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
also black bolt
Tyrannus
Tyrannus 10 d
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
25 months member
It depends on the character because there still are currently comics with dark brutal themes. The current Immortal Hulk series has been very dark and gruesome and so has the Dark Knights Death Metal event.
Thor and Superman have the power but the the personality to go round decapitating every opponent they come across. It'd be odd to see that kind of thing.
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R165
R165 10 d
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
4 months member
almost Batman comics have Dark and Brutal themes
Tyrannus
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
25 months member
They do. DC's darker in general
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member

More of this
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member

More heads on pikes
MoNsTeR
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
12 months member
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Tyrannus
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
25 months member
@ThorMathews So I guess its not that comics aren't dark anymore its that you want to see Thor do more of that. And he kind of has been. He ripped Galactus's fingers off and broke Knull's jaw clean off. He's been very violent
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ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
@Tyrannus yes I am liking that cates is keeping him in that direction, I hope he stays that way. I like that Immortal Hulk is darker as well.
ArdaX000991
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
0 months member
Batman Who laugh was pretty dark
Ra
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
4 months member
Dark Avengers were pretty dark
vonKonigsberg
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
45 months member
Read Irredeemable if you like that kind of story.

And, you have to realize that darker and grittier themes aren't appreciated by everyone and is more likely to drive off a larger audience. And I think DC has found a good way to balance having those darker stories with their Black Label imprint. Wonder Woman uses Superman's spine and skull as a weapon in Dead Earth, for example.

I also doubt Marvel will ever try to make their main universe darker. Look how that turned out with the Ultimates line.
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ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
The ultimates also has a lot of bad writing. It's not cuz it's dark. I think they should just make a few characters darker. Like you don't have to make spidey crazy dark
vonKonigsberg
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
45 months member
It started out well enough, but after a while it got stuck in the corner of killing off all the villains and getting stuck into a corner of creativity. I think darker stories are generally left to limited series or one offs due to their general nature to run out of established characters quickly. They burn bright and quick, although a few characters can manage it like Batman and Punisher.
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
@vonKonigsberg that's literally the reason Batman has a no kill rule is so they can keep the Joker around lol. They just have to write stories in a way where the villain gets off somehow. For example if you kill me someone you love does. There's ways to get around a brutal character that kills. Batman to me isn't that dark because he won't kill.
vonKonigsberg
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
45 months member
There are plenty of stories like that, especially for characters like the Punisher. There is that niche, but from my experience reading The Boys, brutal killings over and over again just gets really boring. And also that ultra violence niche is much smaller than you think.

Have you read Judge Dredd or Mike Mignola's work? Plenty of brutalities there. Its out there, you just have to look.
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
@vonKonigsberg I'd like to see more brutality from characters that are above street level. For example Sentry ripping Ares in half. And Thor doing this
SSpiderGwen
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
3 months member
Invincible was made for more mature audiences and plus Omni-man was a villain.

Superman and Thor are heroes who fight for the good. They wouldn't do anything gruesome. Plus Superman always holds back against everyone. Though Superman has done some gruesome things like ripping Doomsday in half.
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ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
Thor's a viking god. He should be more brutal. He's more brutal than a lot of heroes but I want more. With Superman I'm more saying for the fights. Like people die in brutal ways when super powered beings fight, and Superman can't save em all and it doesn't make sense for all bystanders to be okay.
vonKonigsberg
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
45 months member
Thor is a Norse god. Viking was a profession, not a people. Anyways, he's only loosely based on that mythology at this point, what with him fighting space monsters and all the other crap Jason Aaron comes up with. And if he just started murdering every villain he came into contact with, he'd run out of villains real quick.

When I read a Superman story, I'm not super interested in seeing people impaled on rebar or something like that. He's a symbol of hope and it doesn't make thematic sense to have civilians actively shown dead in his books.
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
@vonKonigsberg I'm aware. I'm kind of a pagan. The gods of norse mythology encouraged war tho. That's why the vikings would go to valhalla if they died in battle. I know what a viking is of course they were raiders. I just said it that way to emphasize brutality of the norse gods. Who cares if he is "loosely" based. He can always be written closer to mythology. I appreciate cates implementing Thurisaz into Thors costume and I hope he can do more to honor Thor.

I mean sure you might not wanna see it. But it's much more realistic. But I guess Superman fans typically aren't looking for something hardcore.
ET9
ET9 14 d
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
1 months member
Batman is cool when he's in Gotham City at night.
BlotskyA
BlotskyA 14 d
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
21 months member
Yeah I Agree, in my Marvel vs DC Fan Show, it would Dark and Brutal and more on Tramutize, The Show will not have a Funny Character at all, The Show would also be incredibly Disturbing, etc
ThorMathews
I wish comics were darker and more brutal
24 months member
I honestly wish all comics were darker. Hopefully The Boys and Invincible have made Marvel and DC realize that. Like Thor getting dark and metal like a viking god should be would be badass. He's moving in that direction with cates.
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