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By Towering Barbarian
Mon Feb 23rd 2015 at 5:01 am
At least the Good Doctor was wise enough to guard his hamburger properly in panel 4. I’d say that counts as progress. ^-^
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Mon Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:51 pm
Indeed. I wonder if the therapist will have to help Claw with more than just his marriage. Without even trying to fully reform him (kind of kills the point of the comic if Claw stops being a “Super Villain”), but just getting him to the middle ground where you get how (even if it is only in a lighthearted manner) a guy like Claw can still function in the society he’s trying to plunder.
From a villainous mind set you still take what you want and all that, but when there are services that are just easier to pay for with your stolen loot, you pay and pay well. Enough real life celebrities behave badly enough that its not too much of a stretch to think that if you’re like Claw and the mundane law can’t really touch you, you’ll have some that hero worship you and others that just won’t care so long as you are doing right by them.
For an example that is both classic and contemporary, Flash’s Rogue’s Gallery seems to have figured it out (or at least from my minimal exposure to them – very easy for one writer to mess it all up). A lot of the old super hero and villain tropes end up justified by how they operate, and you get why even though they are robbing banks and the like, neither the Flash nor the average citizen is out for their blood… and because they realize this, they take pains to avoid crossing lines that would change the status quo.
Mon Feb 23rd 2015 at 9:55 pm
Of course, Claw has infinite money, now, doesn’t he? Retirement is not such a crazy plan!
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