Got a little more writing in and spent today mostly filming for C+. Got to share a fun video with them, though, and the sentiment behind it has been on my mind all day. Superheroes are allowed to be fun and colorful every once in a while.
Let's look at the top example right now and that's Teen Titans Go to the Movies. Man, people have been hating on Teen Titans Go! since it premiered, and I think a lot of that is from the idea that Cartoon Network making that show prevents them from making other shows fans want. You know, I actually liked Teen Titans Go! I said it. Fight me. And you know what? I was excited for the movie long before it started getting better reviews online than most of the summer's CGI special effect blockbusters.
I think maybe people forgot that comics were once fun and colorful. That things were lighthearted. Sure, we've always had dark themes and always will, but comics rose to prominence when they were all about fun. The worlds in them were always bright, hopeful depictions of what our world could be. There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing something dark and gritty, but there's also nothing wrong with fun and colorful.
After all, this is Batman...
... and so is this!
And if you've got a problem with Adam West... well... I just don't know if we can be friends.
Be Excellent to Each Other
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.