I thought that was part of that same 'new guns trashing the sensibilities of earlier generations and the original strips' problem: you know, Eric Dolmann died in prison, Grimly Feendish is a killer, Bad Penny is a psychopath; these charming, whimsical characters from the world of childhood all grew up to have rotten, miserable lives and now they're all dead or in a coma or behind bars ... nothing whatsoever to do with the world of the original strips or characters, which were never "dark" in that way.tony ingram wrote:Actually, I look at the Zenith situation completely differently: like Alan moore in Captain Britain before him, and indeed Leah Moore, John Reppion and Shane Oakley in Albion years later.
... so he could brutally maim and kill them? I see it as just another example of the young "punk" nihilistically trashing what's gone before, destroying long-running, much-loved children's characters because he can, and would question what - beyond inflated hubris - makes writers think they should be stomping over this material that way.tony ingram wrote:Morrison basically brought those characters back because they meant something to him ...
It also shows how little the companies care about these British characters. Would Disney allow a rebooted Mickey Mouse to return and murder Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, before visiting Dinky the Finch from The Fox and the Hound in jail, where he's now banged up for dealing crack, etc.?
Of course not; they know the value of their characters.