13.5 Hours and counting…

… Until my last Masters deadline. Probably be awake for all of them.

In my brief breaks over the last couple of days, I’ve been reading the Final Crisis and Secret Invasion tie ins.

And for the most part, they’re far better than the main story.

Got me thinking about why that is. I think it’s something to do with the fact that tie ins focus on character, and the main thing is all about plot. And that’s never as good, in my book. I’m totally biased by the fact that I’m a psychologist, but if the characters aren’t plausible and interesting, I’m not on board. My main beef with Morisson is that he’s obsessed with plot, and in particular, plot on a grand metafictional level, and that he treats characters too much like they’re characters, rather than people (If that makes any sense). The cast in Final Crisis all seem like Macguffins or soundbites, speaking like comic book characters stereotypically do rather than like people. (Which I’m certain is completely intentional, especially after reading Superman Beyond 3D… but I don’t like it)

More on this later, I think.

(At this point, “More on this later” should be my catchphrase. It’d be great if I ever actually got round to following up on that statement from time to time. Soon, soon, there will be no more deadlines…)


~ by Anthony on September 4, 2008.

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