There's nothing wrong with looking silly if that's what you started out to do. However if you're trying to be serious and end up looking silly, then you've pretty much failed on every level... and it's really hard not to look silly when your jumping around rooftops in tights. For that matter, you can make the suits leather with seams and piping or make the costumes armor, but people are still going to look at them and see tights.
"if you ever disagree it means that you are wrong."
That's the one. I post mostly at work: have to go by memory.
Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...
Frankly i have seen my love for superhero stories have been broken to pieces by all these darker for darkness stories. What drew me into genre was fun superhero, few dark stories. Im looking for any rare fun story. Im canceling superhero comics just because im sick for cheap drama, darkness.
I watched Max Fliesher's Superman animation DVD recently and i was smiling the whole time. Sure Superman in those shorts are very old school but the stories was fun like any good superhero is today. The modern version that is fun, makes you think this is fun adventure are almost gone.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
I want mature content. But I want fun mature content. Ribaldry, bawdiness, and bondage played for fun are things I am happy to read. Snuff porn and other forms of sexualized violence are not of interest.
Superhero comic books only become art to the extent that their banal, unrealistic fantasy and garish styles go too far and become interesting. Attempts to ground them in reality can only ruin them.