Last week, I wrote an article on ComicVine about the most disappointing Marvel storylines. The week prior, I wrote the same article about DC. The Marvel article has quickly become the most popular editorial I’ve ever written for the vine, and with that comes a lot of love as well as a lot of hate.
Comic book fans are passionate. They love what they love, and they hate what they hate, and they have no trouble expressing what they feel. I love that about the community. That being said, I took a lot of guff for my choices. I “googled” myself this week because I am a bit of a whore for wanting to know what people say about me, and I found this quote on this tumblr page:
this is a guy who complained about One More Day, so he can go suck it.
I had a bit of a giggle. I understand why he or she is mad. This person loves One More Day and by me saying it’s an article that was disappointing to me… well, that’s a direct attack on something they enjoy. It becomes personal, even though it’s really not.
This next one is my personal favorite. It comes from the comment section of CV:
marvel hatters and dc fanboys attack. i’m NOT going to be suprised if there isnt going to be a “Most disappointing Story Lines: DC Comics”.
The very first sentence of this editorial is this:
Recently, I went over some of the most disappointing DC story lines I’ve read, and I couldn’t stop there because above everything else, there is one story line that disappointed me above everything else I’ve ever read, and it comes from Marvel comics.
It’s a simple case of not reading the article. This happens a lot in my line of work. People read the title of an article and just get angry.
This next one is in reference to One More Day, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane:
i really cant believe the guy that wrote the article said he’d be better gettin a divorce.
I truly believe that. You should too. There’s a lot of anger in his whole comment. I’m not sorry for having a different opinion than anyone else, but I feel like most of the time, I do a good job of backing up my opinion.
Here’s one of my favorites:
The reason why I love this one is because when I do these lists, sometimes people get mad I only list 3-5 items. Why not more? Well because writing these, while enjoyable, takes a lot of time. I’m not just throwing things into an article all willy-nilly. I usually go into my old comic collection, catch up on the story, do more research on the characters, and I spend a ton of time putting them together. I’d love to do a list of the 100 most disappointing story lines, but I simply don’t have the time between the 4 or 5 jobs I currently have. I want these articles to be enjoyable and accurate, so I put time into them. Quality over quantity.
Ok I hate to say “I told you so.” , but I did told you so things have gone down hill after the mouse took over ,
When will people learn to separate Disney the kiddie shit and Disney the company? There is no solid (or any) evidence that the Disney buyout had any affect on Marvel comics. It seems when Marvel does something they don’t like, they blame the mouse. That’s illogical thinking.
It wasn’t all hate. There was tons of love too. Like I said, I understand why people get so angry, but I think that they don’t understand is that you can’t write an article like this without loving Marvel or DC in the first place. I love comics. I may lean towards DC as the company I enjoy more, but that doesn’t mean I hate Marvel. I do, however, on occasion get tired of talking about how much I love the industry, which I do. They’re not bulletproof. They have flaws. We should all be able to call them out on it. Just because you love something that doesn’t make it infallible.