- Jan 10, 2021
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I was talking to one of my friends last night about Green Lantern, and it got me thinking about why most people (including me) know the names of superheroes, but don't know that many (or many specific) things about them outside of the movies, TV shows, or merchandise. After thinking about it for several hours, I've concluded Marvel and DC especially treat their heroes more like brands than actual characters, only because it's more profitable that way. While I get they're a business, and everything comes down to money at the end of the day, the problem is too much business involved. Yes, there needs to be some kind of business involved in order to have the supplies needed to make, distribute, and sell comics, but the people running Marvel and DC now are like Yogurt from Space Balls where merchandising is "where da real money is made!". If they only made comics (like Image does), and made each comic a limited series (to avoid too many deconstructions of the heroes, and to avoid making it too cumbersome and overwhelming for readers), most of the population would actually know who the Alan Scott Green Lantern is as a character. Also, it would've prevented SJWs (who clearly don't know who the characters are) from using comics as their soapbox.