Even though I find it hard enough to keep up with conventional comics, I have tried a couple of times to get into Webtoon, the Korean digital comics platform, but without much success. Thanks mostly to my weak eyes and Vienna sausage-like fingers, I found the “very small screen experience” altogether awkward. Not to mention I was somewhat overwhelmed by the vast amount of material available; I just couldn’t find a good place to start. Well, as of now, that excuse has been obliterated.
Back in October of last year ("Confessions Of A Comic Book Guy -- It's Significant!"). I wrote about how original material featuring the Archie characters would "soon debut on the webcomics portal Webtoon." Well, for reasons unknown so far that hasn’t happened, not yet anyway. Thus, I didn’t pay particular attention to the news that DC Comics were coming to Webtoons mainly because I didn’t know what they meant was “now.”
The other notable thing about Batman: Wayne Family Adventures is that in this series Damien Wayne is “sporting a skin tone several shades darker than his usual appearance in mainstream DC books” that a lot of fans are saying better represents his mixed-race heritage. Though I’m sure that someone, somewhere is rejecting and objecting to this, this change makes sense given that, according to co-creator Denny O’Neil, Damien's mother Talia was "of mixed Chinese and Arab ancestry." I have to confess, this had never occurred to me, but now that it’s come up, let’s hope DC Comics starts coloring Damien the very same way ASAP.full-screen, high-resolution vertical comics designed for phone and tablet.” I had never been a fan of Infinity Comics in the past, but as Sean Keane noted in a piece on CNet, the interface is now much smoother and Infinity Comics seems “ like a major leap forward for digital comics.”
While DC is taking it slow, Marvel now has over 30 Infinity Comics up, with “over 100 issues planned by the end of 2021.” The big selling point for getting Marvel Unlimited, at least for hardcore comic book fans, is undoubtedly Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men Unlimited. In spite of my recent complaints about his recent X-Men run (see "Confessions Of A Comic Book Guy -- The X-Men’s Change In Cultural Perspective”), I generally want to read anything he’s written. And while I’m enjoying X-Men Unlimited, I believe Hickman has way overestimated just how long the average reader wants to see Wolverine fall.
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