jane kent

Mr. Darcy drew his chair a little towards her, and said, “You cannot have a right to such very strong local attachment. You cannot have been always at Longbourn.”

Elizabeth looked surprised. The gentleman experienced some change of feeling; he drew back his chair, took a newspaper from the table, and, glancing over it, said, in a colder voice,

“Are you pleased with Kent?”

—  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Marvel and DC: *kills off almost every character's parental figures*
  • Marvel and DC: *ends every long-term relationship between characters*
  • Marvel and DC: *changes the canon so much that continuity is ???*
  • Marvel and DC: *kills characters or makes characters act OOC for no reason but to create buzz*
  • Marvel and DC: *kills my motivation to read comics in general*

I was thinking about how when you get right down to it the holy trinity of superheroes really are Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. Even if you don’t like any of them, you can’t deny their pop culture and genre shaping impact. 

Spidey invented the teen superhero archetype, Batman the vigilante superhero archetype (precursors were not superheroes) and Superman is the quintessential original superhero. 

But in thinking about it they actually present pretty great counterpoints to one another to as characters and the types of personal and storytelling approaches they take.

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