HCC: High Concept Challenge # 52, Shipping

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 04:23:12 PDT 2015

On 3/8/2015 7:45 PM, Adrian J. McClure wrote:
> On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:10:42 PM UTC-4, Scott Eiler wrote:
>> I looked up "fandom shipping" so I could know what you're talking about.
>>    Powernaut Comics will have a buddy sequence coming up soon that might
>> qualify.  But I might have to submit it as a preview 'cause I'm being
>> kind of loose with my publication schedule soon.
> One of my important issues--Just Another Cascade #12--also fits this prompt perfectly so I'll be aiming to finish it up for this. Yay deadlines!
>I've been thinking lately about comics and romance. Romance used to be one
 > of the central parts of the superhero genre, but superhero comics as a
 > whole moved away from soap opera with what Andrew has been calling the
 > "Diamond Age" (the period between the Dark Age and the current Modern Age).

This is the new lingo, people. u.u And yeah - the move away from soap opera 
was part of a reaction against endless never-resolved serials (see '90s 
X-Men), an overcorrection which I think we're re-correcting.

 > We're seeing a little more exploration of that now, which is part of the
 > increasind consolidation and visibility of more diverse audiences, as well
 > as the influence of the MCU and MCU fandom. It's the same way in the LNH.
 > With one thing or another, a lot of the long-standing LNH romances have
 > burned out or faded away, so It'd be nice to see some more exploration of
 > that, especially with all the new characters we've been developing.

Yes please! I put a little of that in waaaaaaay back at the beginning of the 
Spoon of Destiny Saga, but with one thing and another I've never followed up 
too much on it.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, also, has to get that wedding issue going...

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