Gavin Higginbotham wrote:
Simon Mallette wrote:
The Wise Guys (and Daredevil) can all be killed off for all I care. All intruders in a creator-owned book.
Heh. I love your hatred for those guys. It's so pure.
I like DD though.
Oh it's very pure and I was pleased to see one of them go. When that happened, I thought to myself "ohh, there's the modern spin on an old theme, I get it now". But alas, now we find out they'll never age...
I'm going along with it, but y'know, we had finally gotten rid of "cartoon Angel" not so long ago and now we have these weird kids in every background. Things just don't seem so dire in a fight when you have Charlie Brown as a spectator. The attempt at adding DD in the book is alright, Erik's spin on a public domain character, I understand, but the dude does nothing and adds nothing. He just showed up and he has really weird issues with ... younger children. Replace DD with, i dunno, STAR and even menial appearances would've had more meaning. I've addressed this in the letter pages, might not be good enough for print, but the silver/golden age stuff has been going on for 100 issues now (with exceptions every now and then), it's a bit suffocating.
DD and The Little Wise Guys are the "LOST's Paolo and Nikki" of Savage Dragon, for those who get the reference.