What exactly do you mean when you say the emotional spectrum concept "falls apart under the slightest questioning." I mean, more so, you think, than the countless other absolutely incredible concepts comics throw at the reader and even base their foundations on?
Where’s sadness and happiness, among plenty of others? How does “compassion” qualify as an emotion, when it’s simply the capacity to empathize with other emotions? Since when is the ability to concentrate an emotion? Not that I care, like I said it’s charming and a good base to build on in a comic-bookey way that I’m more than willing to forgive, but it really doesn’t hold up even by its own standards.