Saturday, July 25, 2009

Are You Prime or Brek?

(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers. Don't read it before you've read the comic.)

Geoff Johns was not dissing all comic book fans...just the obnoxious ones.

Before you go getting all insulted about his satirical portrait of Superboy-Prime as an obnoxious comic fan, take a look at his loving portrayal of Polar Boy as the greatest comic book fan in the universe. A hero who saves the day by inspiring a friend with his joy and enthusiasm.

Geoff Johns is obviously an uber-fan of the Legion, the Green Lanterns, the Flash mythos, and the entire Superman Family. You need only glance at his work to know this. The man is not making fun of all comic fans...just the ones who like Superboy-Prime.

So before you get your knickers in a knot, ask yourself: does the shoe fit? Am I Superboy-Prime, or am I Polar Boy?

And if you're Superboy-Prime...well, then, take Sodam Yat's advice and exercise your right to be silent. People might start liking you a little better.

1 comment:

brainypirate said...

did you catch Johns' own explanation over at Comicbloc?

It's about Superboy-Prime's own private hell. He's created it for himself and we, the readers, are his jailers, we are not him. Prime is not a blanket "metaphor" for fanboys. It's called ironic black humor.