Does anybody show that part of the process anymore? Generally speaking, do DC and Marvel track their supervillains’ movements that closely, or do they just treat them as free-range bad guys who are not so much captured as temporarily thwarted? If anyone has examples, please feel free to share. I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but I’m not thinking too hard….
January 31, 2007
In the old days, when editor’s notes rolled across the prairie like an ocean of asterisks, the superhero books would show crooks being caught and, presumably, tried and incarcerated. Later, when it was time for them to cause trouble again, they’d be shown escaping from prison because, naturally, the escape would help demonstrate how dangerous they were. An editor’s note might even pop up to remind us how long they’d been in the pen.