DC Comics’ PR has taken multiple hits this week, and this weekend is a major convention, so you know what that means: DC higher ups giving unsatisfying responses to fan outcry at Baltimore Comic Con. Specifically, we’re talking about Dan DiDio saying that superheroes should never have happy personal lives, Aquaman and Mera aren’t married, and that a new writer will be taking over Batwoman with issue #25.
"Heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests."- Dan Didio
There is so much wrong with that idea I don’t even know where to start. What about giving your heroes a reason to keep fighting? A reason to get up in the morning? I am not saying I think all of the characters should have happy squishy Harlequin style romances. But to say heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives is just dumb. I do hope he also only means the one that appear in the pages of comics. I’d like to think he wouldn’t apply to the heroes that exist in our reality such as firemen and policemen.
My mother collects Mr. Potato Heads. She has all kinds from Iron Man, Spiderman, Batman, Elvis, Transformers, Star Wars and Star Trek. So since her birthday is Wed I decided to get her the Thor one. I’ll take pictures of course when they come. Especially since I know my father got her the Wolverine and 11th Doctor Potato Heads.