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Tom King Announces Sanctuary, About DC Superheroes Dealing With the Mental Trauma of Violence.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/01/13/tom-king-announces-sanctuary-dc/
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Why do people like Tom King's writing?
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>>98088283
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Tom King's writing
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>>98088283
Servicable capeshit, which is the best you can hope for these days.
Too bad he's a fucking faggot, and that is coming from a man who literally has sex with other men
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>>98088106
But what if reading superhero comics gives me trauma?
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from his wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_King_(comics)
>King interned both at DC Comics and Marvel Comics, where he was an assistant to X-Men writer Chris Claremont, before joining the CIA counterterrorism unit after September 11.[1][2] King spent seven years as a counterterrorism operations officer for the CIA before quitting to write his debut novel.

This guy probably knows some shit about mental trauma if he worked at the CIA.
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>>98088368
Make a comic about that.
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>>98088368
Then stop reading comics.
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>>98088368
Don't read them then.
Surefire way to be like 90% of our userbase here.
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Sounds like it could be the aftermath of Ultimatum. I'd read that.
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>>98088283
Because it's good.
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Whatever happened to Doc Samson? Did he die?
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>>98088430
Good idea, Vertigo would even publish it like the guy's biography who suffered trauma for having to write Superman
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>>98088393
yeah, office workers and their traumas...
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>>98088106
why the fuck do heroes these days have to pansies who get sad after everything they do. i mean the genre has been deconstructed to hell, and no one is saying that you shouldnt put in some aspects about the psychology of the characters but these days everything is trauma, ptsd, trigger warnings, muh feels and bullshit like that. it bleeds into every aspect of modern life and it turns people into deranged loons, case and point, tom king
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>>98088537
Real men talk about their feeling and I mean that unironically. Nobody is ever impressed by this fake macho bullshit.
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>>98088480
Did you serve?
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>>98088548
i 100% agree, but they do that with friends and family, maybe some in the public, but they don't victimize themselves. they acknowledge their feelings and move past them, they don't write comics about their mommy issues and intimacy problems, and their fucking "traumas". the problem is that 99% of the population over blows their problems and feelings and turns everything into a "trauma" or into ptsd or bullshit like that, of course you're gonna feel a lot worse if you victimize yourself and turn every little thing about life into a big bad thing, a fucking TRAUMA
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>>98088570
>but they do that with friends and family
What the fuck is your friends and family are gonna do? First of all there is some shit I'm not gonna talk to family or friends about and secondly there is not really a lot your family can do for you for PTSD. Don't tried to spread your Scientology bullshit here.
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>>98088570
Just more fake macho bullshit that highlights how little you've actually been through.
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>>98088283
because is constently good
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>>98088106
>now the superheroes are as fucked-up as the fucking rejects who write about them and draw them and read about them.
>all the heroes are in therapy and there's no one left to care about us. No one at all.
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>>98088283

It's a necessary work.

King's stuff is depressing as fuck, but that's what makes it work.

You have read 'Omega Men', I assume. It's pretty much the ultimate 'Nobody wins, everything is fucked, kill yourself to escape this vale of tears'.

Is King the new Alan Moore?
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>>98088685
Is he on drugs and believe that he actually met one of his characters in real life?
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>>98088654

Tom King writing Superman might be cathartic.
Like he is the one hero who doesn't break. And THAT is why he's Superman.

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Do NOT care for his 'Mister Miracle'. I read it, it is well-written, but these characters are misplaced and mishandled. (although not as badly as by Geoff 'Whatever' Johns.)
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>>98088654
Therapy isn't a bad thing and needing to talk about your emotions doesn't make you a reject.
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>>98088654
Have you tried therapy?
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>>98088106
Please don't tell me Batman is about to have an affair with WW
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/01/13/batman-39-action-comics-571-spoilers/
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>>98088283
I honestly don't know. Almost everything I've read is like psudeo-intellectual bullshit. His dialogue makes me want to claw my eyes out.
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>>98088729
Aren't Bruce's feelings for Diana what drove Selina off the JL in New 52?
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>>98088757
No.
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>>98088283
>Why do people like Tom King's writing?
He's a classic example of "what stupid people think a smart person should sound like" so you get the Emperor's New Clothes effect in full force.
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>>98088707
>Is he on drugs

Maybe... doesn't King suffer from PTSD?

https://www.gq.com/story/sheriff-of-babylon-cia

And technically he 'met' a bunch of his characters before he ever wrote a comic...
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>>98088723
>it's a /co/ doesn't read comics episode
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>>98088729
So Bruce developed feelings for Diana .
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>>98088745
>psudeo-intellectual

Have you ever read actually intellectual stuff, and if not, how can you call anything '"psudeo-intellectual"?
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>>98088314
>>98088745
>>98088793
Methinks the lady doth project too much. You might as well accuse Stephen king of being too hoity toity.
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...Are these image CAPTCHAS used to program killer drones?
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>>98088805
Well guess what? Morrison was wrong. Therapy is not for rejects and honestly O bet grant would backpedal from that statement now so fast your head would spin.
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>>98088654
>>98088805
I don't give a shit if yoy're copying from Morrison. People who act like going to therapy is some rejection of a great heroic ideal are people who need therapy most of all.
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>>98088106
Why did you feel the need to start another thread, Tom? HANDLE YOUR AUTISM!
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>>98088861
That's one close to the limit bump, this a new thread.
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>>98088842
>>98088856

...That's what you took from that??
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>>98088877
What I took from that is what I take every time someone uses Morrison to criticize character introspection.
>god what a pretentious twat.
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>>98088605
>>98088594
i suppose you guys go around complaining and crying to everyone you meet about how one day you got caught in the rain and you got a traumatized by it.

fuck off you sissies
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>>98088548
>/co/mblr has an opinion about real men
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>>98088814
>hurr Durr He said an overused word, must be a retard.
Fuck off, that's exactly how his writing comes across. Read these two panels and tell me King's not so far up his own ass he can see daylight.
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>>98088816
Methinks you think "smart" writing is good writing. Read a damn book.
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so no stealth mister miracle thread
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>>98088283
Casuals. Tbey think it's deep but really it's garbage. It's the Zack Snyder effect. Also he appealed to ausitic shipper so now Batcat fags and Selinafags eat whatever he shits on her plate. Honestly he's actually shit and fundamentally doesn't understand any character he writes for.
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>>98090763
I'm a Selinafag and I hate his take on her. She's supposed to be a happy thrill-seeking kleptomanic, not someone who only engages in dangerous behavior because she's the living dead trying to make the pain go away.
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>>98091219
King thinks everyone has to be mentally damaged otherwise their character has no depth. He is clearly projecting his own shitty damage mind into these fictional characters.
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>>98089133
>that's exactly how his writing comes across
No it's not because honestly this is just a married couple looking at a sunset.
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>>98091219
>She's supposed to be a happy thrill-seeking kleptomanic
Which she still is, nothing about that has changes.
>not someone who only engages in dangerous behavior because she's the living dead trying to make the pain go away.
But that's not how he writes her.
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>>98088106
Has he written any actual novels? I think he might be better served exploring and coping with his PTSD in something that isn't serialized.
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But do superheroes need to deal with mental trauma of violence? For example Batman if he ever needed to deal with these issues shouldn't he have done it in his first days as the caped crusader?
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>>98091624
>But do superheroes need to deal with mental trauma of violence?
Everybody does.
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>>98091624
The whole Batman thing is Bruce dealing with his issues.
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>>98091599
he has written a novel, it was ok. generally speaking i agree, i think a long essay in prose would be best for him to get it out of his system, but it's all he knows how to write.
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>>98088537
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>>98088654
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>>98091424
This really only proves King is right.
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>>98091424
>He is clearly projecting his own shitty damage mind.
King having PTSD doesn't mean his brain is damaged nor does it mean his writing is shitty.
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>>98088393
What a gullible cunt you are.
He says bullshit about PTSD to get pity and boost the sales.
He don’t give a fuck he just wants your money.
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>>98091598
He had her and Batman spell that out exactly in a letter he wrote as narration. Then he threw Holly under the bus for all those murders.
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>>98091909
Post the letter and let me decide.
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>>98091743
>hurr what if superheroes felt bad???
Congratulations on reaching the last 30 years of comic book developments, King.
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>>98088537
Oh my fucking god who cares

It's not like you even read comics now.
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>>98091968
Well then it's a good thing they're getting therapy.
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>>98089133
>>98089147


>a new god mediates on how own exsistence while the plot of the comic is wether or not hes trapped simmilar to the "brain the jar" problem.

Anon... This is basic shit. Are you at a 6th grade reading level?
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>>98089162
You're complaining about not reading books on the comics board.

Why are you here?
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>>98088555
If he was CIA he wasn't out there fighting in Fallujah. He was processing and analyzing shit in a cozy office. He wasn't a field agent where he'd have to be dealing with tribesmen and shit.
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>>98088707
Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore claimed to have met Death and Constantine in real life. I wouldn't be surprised if Grant claimed to have met one of his characters as well.
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>>98092472
Does that discount his service?
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Sounds great. Will read the book, won't read the threads. King's writing really brings the brainlets out of the woodwork to complain about someone writing a comic that doesn't revolve around actions shots, quips, or continuity porn.
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>>98093015
Yeah you have to have a very high IQ to understand King.
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>>98088610
No, it isn't.
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>>98093206
>having to post a page from a fucking Batman/Elmer Fudd crossover which any idiot could tell would be firmly tongue-in-cheek

Holy shit, you really are an actual fucking retard.
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>>98088709
B-but Orion doesn't talk anon.
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>>98093015
>Won't read the threads
Don't lie to yourself.
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>>98092315
Don't you have some sauce to sperg out over?
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>>98088729
Finally, someone needs to sink this ship with no survivors.
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>>98088729
No, if anything Bruce will "begone thot" Diana because he loves his Catwife.

>>98088707
How can King meet himself?
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Getting real tired of how in these fucking threads you have to either love or hate Tom King. You can't say anything good about him or some retard spergs, you can't criticize him or some butthurt Kingfag spergs.
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>>98088106
So King wilk be channeling from his own therapy sessions huh? I'll read just to see how fucked up he is.
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>>98091219
The latter is a more interesting character than the former though.
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>>98093220
yes, it is
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>>98092963

not all service is equal. not all sacrifice is equal
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>>98095226
But you didn't even really know what he did over there.
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>>98092963
Gee when I want someone to build something for me I'll just get the guy who worked in the construction office filing papers and not the guy who was actually building shit. I mean they both worked for a construction company so what's the difference?
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>>98094229
I think he's a middle of the road to above average writer who's fine if he has a shortish series with a defined beginning/middle/end. Batman is showing that he's really not fit for long ongoings of indefinate length.
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>>98094846
Yes, if you are retarded it is.
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>>98088106
>DC Universe: Other M
No thanks. PTSD is one of those topics that should be avoided like the plague in all mediums of fiction.
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>>98095416
>all quiet in the western front
>first blood
>the punisher
>the Iliad
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>>98088548
I don't want to read about real real men. I want to read about fantasy real men.
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>>98095317
Did you serve?
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>>98095477
And what's wrong about men in fantasy going to some kind of therapy?
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>>98095456
>actually having the gall to use First Blood as an example
Yeah, notice how nobody ever talks about the first Rambo movie. Also, the Punisher is shit. Frank needs to get over himself already.

As far as I'm concerned, PTSD is on the same level as rape in terms of topics every writer should avoid because they WILL fuck it up.
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>>98095512
Not a thing, but I ain't reading it.
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>>98095574
>notice how nobody ever talks about the first Rambo movie
Because everyone know it's the best one.
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>>98088283
DC stuff and the few people that still read comics are giant faggots that love seeing characters get emasculated which King specializes in
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>>98088106
Oh no, it's a "muh realism" superhero comic book.
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>>98092472
He probably killed some people himself. Would explain why most of his characters are depressed all the time




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