The Quantification of Mythology

How comics devolved into hero versus hero battles…

The Number of the Beast

I can’t tell you exactly when comics changed from their lighter fare to a darker more adult tone. Wait, yes, I can.

War of the Heroes

A need for quantification. A desire of fans to pit heroes against other heroes and the companies who pander to this lust.

In Summary

The Quantification of Mythology isn’t likely to stop any time soon but I believe it has undermined the comic industry like a cancer when fans lose the ability to enjoy the stories for the entertainment value they provide rather than for their feat based comparisons which proliferate sites like ComicVine and Reddit where posters create long diatribes about why a particular feat is viable or not.



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